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  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Iowa City
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Propose solutions to help reduce healthcare spending." Report Response

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

"I think it was something about how I would settle a dispute with someone I work with." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you deal with a patient who was non-compliant?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you handle the death of a patient?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked at feedback on SDN, practiced my answer to "Why Medicine," familiarized myself with my app and secondary essays, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I like the CBL session." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour was not great. There are some big curriculum changes coming but everything is up in the air now so I don't like not knowing what the curriculum will be next year." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I would have known how nice/friendly the interviewers were going to be - I had been expecting them to be tough & scary." Report Response

What are your general comments?

No Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

No Response

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/19/2012

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?

6 out of 10

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

6 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

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

3 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Give us a folder instead of a bag - a folder would be much nicer and easier to carry around throughout the day." Report Response

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