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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?

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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

""Well, you probably are expecting this one: Why do you want to be a doctor"" Report Response

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

""Tell me about a time you exhibited compassion"." Report Response

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

""What would you do if a friend or colleague had a problem with alcohol or drug use?"" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None really, because I anticipated most of the questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a time you used your communication skills in a leadership setting to achieve a goal. (I was like..."WTF, mate!?", but I squeaked through :-p" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read through SDN site, pored over UI's website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How friendly and enthusiastic everyone was, including my student host, the interviewers, the tour guide, and the dean of admissions." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school's in Iowa. I'm from big Los Angeles, born in the mean streets of Taipei, so the rural life may take getting used to. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How cold it was going to be. They told me that only a couple days ago it was 88F, but when I got there it was in the 50's. Also, interview included NO BREAKFEST!!! They only left a basket of candy on the desk! Would it kill someone to have some bagels?" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There were about 20 interviewees gathered in a conference room; our group had great chemistry and almost immediately hit it off, especially after everyone had been called for their interivew and were relaxed. Everyone was cracking jokes and you couldn't shut us up. The actual interview was not as hard as I thought it would be. Although the interviewers don't talk during the structured portion, they nod, smile, and even laughed when I threw in some wry comment. After asking their 4 official questions, they very sneakily threw in a "5th" question by saying "now we'd like to see if you had any questions, and to know in general how you arrived at Iowa; that is, what made you want to apply here". " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

CID

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/07/2005

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?

3 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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