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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?

2 out of 10

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)?

"Why IU?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

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

"Did you look over our website? Did you read about the compentency based curriculum (see "Nine Competencies"), and what do you think about this?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"All of the questions that I was asked were standard: Why IU, why medicine, and specifics about my application. I was not asked any ethical or hypothetical questions, although students who interviewed the same day but with different committee members said they were asked some ethical questions (pregnant teenager who wants an abortion, an ER doctor is drunk, etc.)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing was difficult to answer because most questions pertained to my own application or desires to attend medical school." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this website, looked over the school's website (take a look at IU's "Nine Competencies" portion of their curriculum)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very nice facilities/buildings/campus grounds. I like the fact that the school offers a monorail between different hospitals--makes it easier if you are doing your residency in Indianapolis. Faculty and students were very nice and helpful. Interviewers tried hard to make me feel comfortable and welcome. The pediatric hospital at IU is supposed to be #1 in the nation. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"IU will admit 280 students this year. Although the faculty and staff seemed very friendly and interested, it may be difficult to distinguish yourself from 280 other students. Additionally, not all students will attend IU at the Indianapolis campus for the first year (this may not appeal to some students). I was told by other students to absolutely avoid the Gary, Indiana campus (lots of violence, gunshots, etc.). I was especially turned off by the exorbitant cost of tuition for non-residents (average cost of attending IU for 4 years, including tuition/books/supplies and cost of living, as a non-resident: $273,000). Ouch." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The campus is not that bad, considering it is in the downtown area. Rather pretty actually. And the housing is affordable." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"You show up relatively early in the morning for interviews. There were over 50 students interviewing the day that I did. We had interviews scheduled all day long (mine were early in the morning, other students' weren't until 3 or so in the afternoon). There were several financial aid and admissions presentations scheduled throughout the day to ensure that students were able to attend at least one, no matter when their actual interviews were. A box lunch and tour was provided by some of the medical students. The students and especially the interviewers are very welcoming and kind. The interviewers appeared genuinely interested in learning more about me as a person, and they listened attentively to what I said. The day lasted from about 9 am to 3 pm for me, longer for some students with later interviews." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/13/2004

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