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  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Indianapolis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why get a MD degree and not a PhD (I am in grad school now)?" Report Response

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

"High school rank and GPA (first thing I was asked)." Report Response

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

"What can we do to convince students to come to IU?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If I would be interested in joining the Gary pistol team (I was commenting on how well my undergrad institution' s pistol team was doing. My other interviewer literally almost fell out of his chair laughing, which is a great indication of how nice and laid back my interviewers were.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I have learning disorders, so my interviewers grilled me on things such as "Why should we think you will succeed in med school?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read over AMCAS, looked at professors that I would be intersting reasearching with." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How much was being built around the campus. Lots of funding coming in now and over the next couple years. The research is already really good (lots of projects involved with Purdue and their new Biomedical engineering department) and is only going to get better. The people are really nice, too." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I grew up in Indiana but lived the past five years in Boston, so Indianapolis impressed me the least. Its getting better, but I'd rather be in a more cosmopolitan area. Plus, the winter is cold in Indy." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a good day. Administration was friendly and profs were more than willing to talk to me. I have a feeling this school is going to really step it up in the next couple years (so much funding and good people flocking to IU/Purdue. Cancer research is already one of the best and I see it being undoubtedly the best in the next decade.) " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/08/2003

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