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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?

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)?

"Why Iowa? Why Medicine? What do you do to relieve stress? " Report Response

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

"What is your greatest acomplishment? " Report Response

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

"How will you balance medical school with all your other involvements? see above. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you handle a patient with different social/cultural/religious beleifs than you? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you handle a collegue/classmate that had a drinking/drug problem. This was only becuase they kept wanting me to elaborate, but this lead to an interesting discussion. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, AMCAS, secondary, school's website, AMA. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They really take what students have to say to heart and try to implement changes based on such recommendations. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"We didn't get to see much of the hospital or medical school due to access restrictions. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I knew this but many others didn't- they have a student host program. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall I thought it went well. Not as bad as others made it sound on SDN. At first I was skeptical about the closed-file interview, but I think that the interviewers got to know other aspects of me other than my MCAT and GPA. We even ended up going over the 25min time slot. The other interviewees were great, we all got along really well and even exchanged e-mails with a few of them. I was really pleased with the entire experience, especially since it was my first interview. I got an acceptance letter three weeks later!!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/17/2005

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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