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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

25 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?

Closed file

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

"Why did you decide to pursue medicine?" Report Response

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

"What qualities do you possess that you feel will help you to be a good doctor?" Report Response

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

"If you had a classmate who you felt was becoming dependent on alcohol or drugs, what would you do to help them?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"During the unstructured portion of the interview, I was asked what I would do if I am not admitted to medical school this year. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do I ask for help when it is needed?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed AMCAS application and Iowa secondary application. Looked through website offerings for the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The newest facilities for medical students, the structure of the CELLS program, and the kindness of the faculty and staff that visited with applicants during the interview program." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I was put off by a comment made in passing by one of the admissions staff, but it was more likely an overanalysis of what was said on my part." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I'm from Iowa City and am quite familiar with the medical school here, so it was hard to discover any surprises." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really enjoyed meeting the two faculty members I had met during my interview. The structured interview format is a bit weird because you're not supposed to get feedback, but I think it all went well. The unstructured portion of the interview was quite lively and we talked about a number of things related to medicine, research, and public health." Report Response

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