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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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 medicine?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about an influential moment in your life." Report Response

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

"What would you do to relieve stress while in medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you do if you had knew a fellow medical student had an alcohol or drug related problem? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""What would you do if a patient did not comply with your recommendations/orders?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN (all the possible structured interview questions were here; they ask you four); mock interviews with friends; writing down answers to the possible interview questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"THE ADMISSIONS STAFF IS SO NICE! It really made the UI Med School seem like an actual community. Also, the opportunities to get involved in CELLS (student communities) with community volunteer activities, and the opportunities to do research or electives internationally." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It wasn't really a negative impression, but when I asked the interviewers how Iowa its medical students for issues such as Medicare and other hurdles to providing patients the care they need, the interviewer kind of grazed over the answer--seems they don't really have an actual place in the curriculum for students to study it. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There is a 45-minute financial aid presentation, which I knew about from this site, but it was LONG. They did have helpful information, though. Also, the WHOLE DAY, every single person you meet, will ask you if you have questions--the admissions counselor, the admissions chair, the financial aid person, the students who take you on tour, and the interviewers themselves. Also, the lunch is a turkey sandwich, an apple, cookie, and bag of chips--if you're a vegetarian, you should let them know when scheduling the interview. Also, bring some floss in your purse or bag so you don't have a piece of lettuce stuck in your teeth during the interview! (didn't happen to me, just thought about it.)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The structured portion of the interview is four questions long, and the two interviewers take turns asking the questions. THEY SMILE! Don't believe the rumors that they are supposed to be stone-faced--they can't say anything, but the interviewers can smile and nod. After that, they asked me if I had any questions for them, and I did (see above for one.) Then they asked their own questions...one was "What hurdles do YOU think you'll face in medical school?" (a follow-up to a question I asked them), "What would you do if a patient did not comply with your recommendations/orders", and then they went back to the other structured questions! Glad I was prepared for all of them, and glad I found this site before my interview!" 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?

Other

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/26/2005

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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