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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Why medicine? Qualities of a good doctor. " Report Response

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

"How do you handle stress? Describe a time you helped someone. " Report Response

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

"How do you know when to ask for help. If you had a friend with a drug/alcohol problem how would you deal with it? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"All of the questions are on the website and are pretty generic questions. The intersting part of the interview is after you get asked your standard questions and then you can just have a normal conversation with your interviewers. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none - I was asked exactly what I thought I was going to be asked from the website. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN interview feedback, read the school's website, read my personal statement. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone is really nice and helpful. I liked the learning communities the school has set up for students. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cold weather and how small Iowa City is. They dont' even have a Starbucks. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I actuall discovered this before I went but it's something that I was really impressed with. There is a med fraternity that allows interviewees to stay in their frat house for 15 dollars a night. It is walking distance from the school. I had a great time staying in the house. They are wonderful people there. I highly recomend it to anyone going to interview there. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I didn't realize how much I was going to like this school. It is now one of my top 2 schools. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2003

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