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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

How you think you did?

3 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?

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? " Report Response

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

"What skills can you bring to our class?" Report Response

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

"A time when you showed compassion." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you like to do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really-the questions were the standard ones I expected after reading this site." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read student doctor, my AMCAS, the school's web site" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were amazing. Faculty seemed very open and interested in the students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cost. If you are out of state it is rediculous and unlike other schools you cannot gain state residency unless you are in the state for 12 months not as a student. Also it seems like everyone applying there has some connection to the other applicants since most are from the state or go to school in the state, leaving us out state people wondering if we will feel isolated during medical school here as well." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They have a lot of abbreviations for buildings and things making it difficult to find your way to the building you need to be in without understanding their abbreviations." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I think the school seemed great, the structured interview was difficult because the interviewers are not allowed to react to anything you say, basically leaving you with the feeling you are rambling." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/30/2007

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