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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Have you done any research? Describe it to us." Report Response

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

"The four basic questions of the day." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"One of my responses to a question was a story about the injury of a friend and my involvement with the paramedics,etc. and the interviewer asked me how the experience affected my choice to become a physician." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I'm not big on talking about "issues" in the medical field and I was asked to give my opinion on an ethical issue facing medical professionals today." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview, SDN, looked over practive questions and wrote out responses." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities at U of I are NEW and extremely impressive. A lot of money goes into the medical school from many sources and it is clearly a higher tier school. Also, the U of I hospital is wonderful!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I'm from the midwest and the overall setting of the school seemed bad to me. I looked at U of I for undergrad but I had forgotten how tiny the town was and how out of place the huge university seemed." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was an ok experience. The pre-interview stuff was pretty uncomfortable and my group didn't have much to say to each other. After we had interviewed things were less stressful, but waiting around for an hour and a half after the interview got long. My student guide was totally unhelpful and didn't really have an insight to offer. However, the hospital was amazing and the classroom facilities were impressive as well." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Fairfield Inn, Iowa City

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/14/2005

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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