University of Florida Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences Recruiting and Admissions Survey UF Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (GPBMS) Recruiting and Admissions Survey Thank you for interviewing with the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (GPBMS) at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Each year we conduct a survey of our applicants to get feedback on their impressions of the graduate program and the recruiting and admissions process. We appreciate you taking the time to complete this anonymous questionnaire. Which of the following research areas are you planning to pursue during your graduate studies? (You may select more than one) Biochemistry Cancer Biology Genetics Immunology/Microbiology Molecular Cell Biology Neuroscience Pharmacology & Therapeutics Physiology Please list other graduate programs you interviewed with. Please separate each program name with a semicolon.Please let us know where you will be enrolling this fall.The MOST useful source of information on our graduate program was obtained from:UF FacultyUF StudentsNon UF faculty or studentsGraduate program websiteProgram brochures or flyersOther (please specify below)Other souces of information regarding programWhat were the FIVE most important factors influencing your choice of graduate school. Location Research facilities Quality of the faculty Current student satisfaction with the program Quality of the research Structure of program (opportunity to pursue different concentrations of study) Social or recreational aspects of university or local environment Social or recreational aspects of environment Financial support (i.e., stipend, tuition, health insurance) Prestige or reputation of the program or university Other (please list other factors affecting your decision below) Please list other factors affecting your decision (separated by semicolons)Compared to other graduate programs you considered, the financial assistance of our program (base stipend of $28,627 plus a tuition waiver and health insurance) is:Above averageSimilarBelow averageThe interview and recruiting visit format was effective in introducing you to the program and research opportunities.Strongly AgreeAgreeNeutralDisagreeStrongly DisagreeCompared to other graduate programs, the interview experience with our program was:Above averageAverageBelow averageHow would you rate the blend of scientific versus social activities that were scheduled during your interview with our program?Good mix of social and scientificWeighted too much toward socialWeighted too much toward scientificYour interview and recruiting visit was focused around the primary research area/concentration you identified during the application process. Did you like this format?YesNeutralNoAdditional Comments:Please share any comments you might have about the travel arrangements, hotel accommodations, food, acitivities with the students and faculty, or interactions with the program staff.To help us improve the interview experience, please comment on any positive and/or negative aspects about our recruiting and admissions process and/or graduate program. For instance, what did other programs do that enhanced the interview visit?