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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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 become a physician?" Report Response

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

"How would you deal with a friend who is a fellow medical student if he developed an alcohol/drug problem?" Report Response

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

"Describe an event which has impacted your life." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Which aspect of being a physician are you least looking forward to?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, practicing interviewing with my wife, looking at their homepage" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The University of Iowa has fantastic medical facilities and the staff and administration really want the students to succeed. I love that they stress humanism in medicine so much." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Iowa is pretty empty. The sheer flatness of the land is difficult to get used to if you're not from the midwest. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The school has a program where they will set up housing for you with a current medical school student, but I didn't know this until three days before my interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The University of Iowa is a fantastic place. Iowa was a little disconcerting to me at first because it's very sparsely poplulated in comparison to other places I've lived. Nonetheless, everyone that I met was incredibly nice and the faculty and staff were no exception. The University really stresses that patients are humans first and that a good doctor's job always involves more than simply diagnosing a disease. They have a brand new medical research building which is really nice and the hospitals they're affiliated with are fantastic. My interviewers did their best to make sure that I was relaxed and were very friendly. " 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

CID

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?

The Iowa House

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/26/2005

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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