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  • University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Tampa
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"How is your research funded? Who owns the data? Are you involved with the IRB approval process? Do you know how to consent a patient? What were the inclusion and exclusion criteria of the precursor study (done 10 years ago) and how do those differ from the current inclusion and exclusion criteria. Very odd questions" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"I mentioned having surgery and the interviewer asked for the name of the hospital, surgeon, and my primary care doctor. So uncomfortable." Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"You're a unimpressive candidate. We have many people apply every year who are far more deserving of a seat in the class than you. Explain to me why you deserve to be accepted to USFCOM." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What did Alzheimer die of?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain the life cycle of the Hepatitis C virus. How does it differ from the HIV virus? Are they DNA or RNA viruses? Single or double stranded? (My research has nothing to do with viruses at all)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Youtube, talk to students, review amcas, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They're established with good clinical sites" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interviewers were very rude and borderline antagonistic. They told me I was "unfit" for USF, which is absurd to say regardless of context. They also questioned me very aggressively about specifics of my research (primary start and end date of a 20 year prospective study), who funded the projects, and who "owned the data." One guy got so personal as to ask me the name of my (dead) fathers physician. He passed when I was 10, how the heck would I know that? He also asked the name of the surgeon who had performed a minor procedure on me, and and the name of my PCP. I felt very personally violated." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That only 2 of the 14 interviewees would be from Florida...its a state school, come on!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Aweful experience. The dean kept ranting at us about how they don't want their students getting too involved in extra circulars because it could jeopardize their grades. Of the 14 interviewees, 10 were from California and all were absolutely strange. One guy wore a wooden bow tie, and another girl kept asking random people if they felt the school was a "safe space" for Arab students. Interviewers asked strange, nit-pick questions and were way too personal. One asked for my personal doctor's name, and another told me I was "unfit" for USF. They need to do a much better job screening interviewers and interviewees." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

3 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?


What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

No Response

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

No Response

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

3 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

No Response

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Screen the interviewers better" Report Response

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