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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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?

Two

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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Studies have shown there may be a shortage of practicing physicians in the near future. What solutions would you propose to combat this?" Report Response

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

"Describe a time when you showed compassion toward another person." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe one positive experience and one negative experience from you undergraduate years." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The practicing physicians question. It was unexpected and was only the second question (after tell me about yourself) so I was still pretty nervous. However, the female interviewer smiled and nodded while I was answering which made me relax a bit." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked up common Iowa questions on SDN, looked up common interview questions, in general, and practiced saying my answers out loud to myself first, and then with my research mentor and girlfriend. Listened to their suggestions and tried to implement them." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendliness of staff and medical students. Everyone seemed to have an enjoyable and fun day. The staff encouraged us to relax and be ourselves." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known that the interview itself would be such a relaxed setting. They pour you water and really want you to relax. It's not that bad once you start talking." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview was in the afternoon. The interview on 9/19 seems to have been in the morning, which I thought was odd. Expect either. Different people most likely have different preferences on time, but it's out of your control. The day itself went by quickly and was very enjoyable. I am a pretty anxious person when it comes to interviews, but just truly be yourself. They seemed to respond well we I spoke enthusiastically about my experiences. Aside from the interview, it was a great day and I learned a lot about CCOM I hadn't already known." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

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?

9/22/14

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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