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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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?

Open file

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

"What was your class rank in high school and how many students were in your graduating class?" Report Response

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

"What was your SAT score and what was the breakdown for the math and verbal section?" Report Response

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

"Tell me some of the things you were involved with during high school." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about things that you have done that are non-medically related and what do you like to do for fun. This is an open-ended question which allowed me to direct the topic of the interview. After this point I began rambling about my passions and then I had the chance to tie it to medicine. The interviewers really seemed interested in getting to know me and their attentiveness was very much appreciated." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why did you choose to apply to IU? What interest do you have in IU? This was a difficult question for me because I am an out of state resident." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Not much.....read the SF chronicle that I brought with me on my flight and I watched CNN in the morning as I was getting dressed for the interview. However, I did not get a single question abotu current events. Go figure." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I enjoyed walking around Riley Hospital because I was amused by the environment of the children's hospital. I have never seen a barney or a curious george that huge. I was also amused by the fact that they are constructing a monorail to connect their hospitals. The only monorail I have ridden is at Disneyland." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The lack of diversity definitely concerned me. I also got a few ignorant questions from some of my fellow interviewees. I hope this was in no way a reflection of the mentality of the area. In addition, I was not to thrilled about the manner in which they accomodate such a huge entering class. I do not want to be place on one of their campuses in boonsville. Apparently, they have several campuses and you don't neccesarily get to choose to remain in Indianpolis." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known that it was humid and it was going to rain. I was soaked by the time I got to my interview not because of the slight drizzle, but because it was so damn hot. Defintiely the wrong environment to wear a long sleeve shirt and suit." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If you are from out of town, please do not stay at the University Place Hotel. It is the Doubletree hotel, which really really sucked. The admissions office reccomended it because it is near the interview site, but I could have easily stayed at another downtown hotel and paid five bucks for a cab to get to the interview site. My linens were soiled with menstrual stains and they tried to make up for it with a free complimentry breakfast. Give me a break! I went back after my interview and bitched about it and they refunded my money, which was what they should have done in the first place. Anywho......besides that ruining my stay in Indiana, the overall interview went well and I enjoyed the friendliness of some of the people I met throughout the day. There is massive consrtuction going on everywhere, which is nice to know that you will have brand new facilities if you get placed on the Indianpolis campus. The med student I chatted with was honest and she flat out said that she ended up at IU because she did not have as many choices of schools to pick from as she would have liked.However, she admitted that IU grew on her. Getting the pros and cons from an actual student was helpful and the honesty was very much appreciated." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/18/2002

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