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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)?

"Why have you chosen to pursue medicine as a career? What would you do if you knew one of your classmates had a drug/alcohol problem?" Report Response

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

"How will you handle the stress of medical school? How do you deal with difficult situations? " Report Response

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

"What do you think about alternative medicine? Do you want to add anything to your previous answers?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What type of art media do you prefer to work in?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you want to pursue medicine? ( With the no reaction, no conversation style, this was ackward. Too many reasons to sum up in this format)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my applications, relaxed by candle light the night before, reviewed the topics that would be covered." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school is amazing, the support for students is awsome, hummanities inclusion, elective programs, facilities are top notch." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The structured portion of the interview was really ackward. It was hard to know how much information to give and how long to talk when they didn't converse during this part. The conversational part at the end was much better and I hope they will take this into account." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I would have prepared my answers a little better. I also didn't know I would be sitting in a small room with 11 other candidates for three hours. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day itself was not terribly stressful, but the interview was odd. The questions were really open-ended and vague, which makes it hard to "sell yourself" during the structured interview. The rest of the day was great, very nice staff, students there are really happy, Iowa City is a great town." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/05/2003

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