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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"What characteristic do you possess that will make you a good physician?" Report Response

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

"Describe a point in your life when you faced a difficult situation." Report Response

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

"Describe a time when you showed compassion." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"When was a time that you showed compassion?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you see as a major problem with healthcare today, and what should physicians do to change it? I should've been prepared for that one, but for some reason it threw me.." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over my essays and my AMCAS application, perused the website, re-read the invitation letter" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I'm an undergrad at the University of Iowa, so I was really familiar with the whole thing. The "communities" are really cool though. They take 1/4 of each class and put them all together, so the M2s on up can mentor the students that are just starting. Each "community" has its own study space, etc." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Disorganized tours" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interviewers REALLY don't have a clue who you are, so you should decide what you want to convey to the Admissions Committee and make sure you mention it to the interviewers. You wouldn't want to be TOO redundant, right??" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/28/2002

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