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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

How you think you did?

2 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

No Response

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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?

Open file

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

"(Had an illegal alcohol consumption ticket in undergrad) So did you even have 1 more beer after the incident and before you turned 21?" Report Response

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

"What competency do you think will be hardest for you to master?" Report Response

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

"Why did you even apply to Indiana University School of Medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None, this was by far the worst interview experience I have ever had. My interviewers did not understand the point of an interview. They spent the entire time 'grilling me' rather than getting to know me to see if I would be a good 'fit' for their school. Combative." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""Well what would you do as a medical student (question asked angrily by the interviewer) if your very best friend's family; his mother, father, brother, and sister were all killed in a fiery car crash by a drunk driver. And he couldn't deal with it so he went drinking that night and the next day didn't come into rounds because he was hungover. And he texts you asking to cover for him. What would you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN questions. Read about IUSM online. Practiced answers to typical questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nothing. Unbelievably atrocious interview experience. This school should be ashamed of its admissions process. I am absolutely disgusted by their treatment of pre-medical students during the interview day. I'm sure my experience would have been completely different had I been interviewed by a decent, reasonable, intelligent person. Unfortunately that was not the case. Good luck everyone." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My entire experience with IUSM was horrible. My interviewers were combative, disrespectful, disinterested in my answers. They had made up their minds from the moment I shook their hands. I have very high stats, and my first question was: "Why did you even apply here?" This was followed by a long list of ridiculous ethical questions including: "Well what would you do as a medical student (question asked angrily by the interviewer) if your very best friend's family; his mother, father, brother, and sister were all killed in a fiery car crash by a drunk driver. And he couldn't deal with it so he went drinking that night and the next day didn't come into rounds because he was hungover. And he texts you asking to cover for him. What would you do?"" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How much of an asshole my interviewers would be. Focused completely on one minor alcohol-related incident that occurred during my undergraduate career. My interviewers were bullies. Took advantage of the power difference in the interviewer-interviewee relationship." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I highly recommend that anyone who is 'on the fence' about applying or interviewing with IUSM to not attend. If my experience is any predictor or indicator of how the faculty interact with students then this is not a medical school you should attend. By the way, I say this as a pre-medical student with siblings and many friends who attend this school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Discouraging

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

November 11th 2013

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

No Response

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

3 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

3 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

2 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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