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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

10 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)?

"How do you think you're going to be able to manage medical school with two children? " Report Response

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

"Why did you decide to go into medicine now?" Report Response

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

"Describe a time when you had to make a difficult ethical decision. (Do most 20-somethings have to do this on a regular basis?)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"An incredulous--"You went to law school?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The committee is interested in knowing more about how students deal with ethical situations...describe a time when you've had to make an ethical decision." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I tried like crazy for over 2 hours to get thru Indianapolis traffic/construction! Between the construction and the wrecks on the interstate, I was doomed from the beginning. (typical day in Indy)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nothing--I left right after I interviewed." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The parking garage I parked in (eventually) was apparently not on the campus map. I wandered around til I was about to pass out before finally arriving (late) for my interview. UGH!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You have one interview--one chance to state your case and that's it. The "panel" you're assigned to interview with will not necessarily be a panel. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day was truly a disaster from beginning to end. Luckily, I was able to interview in spite of the fact that I arrived about 15-20 minutes late. But, I did wait until everyone else had finished first. I went in already off my game and exhausted. The "panel" of interviewers I was scheduled to interview with was ONE person--the other had decided to interview the MD/PhD students. The secretary at the front desk seemed more interested in me than the interviewer. I don't expect to be accepted and I really don't care. I had a fairly high opinion of IU until I went there. The interview itself was such a negative experience, I didn't even bother to stay for the rest of the day. I really felt a lot of negativity related to my age, but maybe it was just because I was already p***d off by the whole experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel
No Response
General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/08/2003

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