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  • Florida State University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Tallahassee
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 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)?

"Ethics related question. How would you handle X Y Z" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Relate personal experience to mission statement" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Discuss healthcare in America. Know your terms... HMO, PPO, know how our system works and how you would improve it in accordance with the school's mission." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Read primary and secondary (interviews are open file... specific questions are asked related to your application), Read mission statement (and contemplate how your past experiences support their mission), Take some time and think about ethical issues that might arise in you might encounter in life/school/career and how you would handle them" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Teaching facilities, faculty extremely dedicated to teaching students, positive faculty and students, noncompetitive and nurturing atmosphere" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Tallahassee (not much to do but drink, football, etc...), Clinical Experience (not much of one)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Florida State is one of the newer schools in the country and has a beautiful new building that houses the facilities that students use during their first two years of medical education (classrooms, anatomy labs, common study rooms, medical staff offices). The students I met seemed genuinely happy to be there and enjoy their experience. They cited the noncompetitive atmosphere of the school and a camaraderie among the class as highlights. The staff impressed me positively... not only do they have a dedication to the school's stated mission, they are dedicated to the students. Unlike other schools, there is a lot of one-on-one interaction between faculty and students and learning often takes place in a small group environment. Lectures are mandatory. Third and fourth year clinical rotations take place in one of five satellite locations affiliated with the school. Students did not cite these satellite locations as cause for concern. The school is focused on teaching and producing physicians who are seeking to pursue a career as primary care physicians and practice with underserved populations (geriatrics, minorities, etc). The newness of the school and the smaller environment afford opportunities that are not available at larger schools, but also presents challenges with the lack of a teaching hospital and big name research. To prepare: interviews are open file. Read your primary and secondary and be prepared to answer questions specifically related to your experiences that you listed. Also, read and read the school's mission statement. This is something that is taken seriously here. Be prepared to tie in all of your experiences to the school's mission statement. That is really the only thing that was school specific that I could advise. Other than that, questions were fairly general... stuff that you should know for any interview. Knowledge of healthcare and issues currently facing the nation's healthcare system. Also, sit down with a parent/friend/peer and discuss ethical situations that could arise in your career as a physician. That covers it. Good luck." Report Response

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How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

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General Info

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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