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  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Iowa City
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 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)?

"If a fellow medical student who was also a friend had a problem with drugs or alcohol, what would you do?" Report Response

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

"What qualities will make you a good doctor?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If a fellow medical student who was also a friend had a problem with drugs or alcohol, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If a fellow medical student who was also a friend had a problem with drugs or alcohol, what would you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"University website, this forum, friends at Iowa" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities, Iowa City, research opportunities, clinical facilities, noncompetitive atmosphere" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"tour guide's lack of enthusiasm, cost for out of state students, lack of financial." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"A very informal group setting in which we talked with deans and financial aid people. The interview is supposed to be non-stressful, but I think I drew a bad interviewer and therefore had an abnormal experience. The structured part is different, as the interviewers are not allowed to respond." 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 is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ 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?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/03/2005

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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