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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?

4 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?

1

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)?

"High school rank and SAT/ACT scores. Standard, everyone gets this one." Report Response

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

"Tell me about some tough ethical decisions you have had to make." Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doc? How did you prepare for the MCAT? What are you most proud of? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Many new doctors tell me that narcotics are overprescribed for pain relief. What do you think? He is a rheumatologist who treats a lot of arthritis patients in mucho pain." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The above narcotic question was the hardest,but all of the rest were routine with no surprises. I did hear one applicant complaining because her interviewer showed her a slip of paper with about 10 fractions written on it and asked her which was the smallest fraction. After a few seconds she couldn't come up with an answer and he took the paper away, then continued with the interview. She said it totally threw her off." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this site and school's website. Read up on their campuses and curriculum." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"EXCELLENT resources and facilities. It is a large institution with tons of cutting edge medical and scientific programs. I'm not interested in research at all but it's neat to have all of that information and technology available. Campus is really nice, have their own hospital and easy access to others nearby." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Large and impersonal. It is a typical large university setting where you have to cut your own path without a lot of personal attention from your instructors. I have no problem with this environment but it is certainly not for everyone. You are but one of thousands of squirrels trying to find their nut. Don't go if you can't handle that. Tour sucked!!! Given by a med student and lasted a grand total of 10 minutes." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there were so many people interviewing that day. There had to have been more than 100 people on campus interviewing for the med school. I would probably have tried to make myself stand out more or something, like with a clown nose or a pink tie. I definately felt like I was in a large pack of tourists" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really love the school. I have a couple of beefs that I noted above but it is really a great school. There were a ton of non-residents applying, but in-staters have the edge for sure. I enjoy the hustle and bustle of the large campus and really hope I get in. Beware, it's tough to get in. I heard multiple med students tell me that it took them 2 or 3 tries to get in." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/17/2003

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