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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?

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)?

"Name a problem with the US healthcare system and discuss possible solutions." Report Response

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

"Tell us about your research." Report Response

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

"You've done a lot of research; do you plan to continue doing research? How will this fit in with your plans to go into primary care?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Name medically and non-medically related books that you've read recently." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you handle a conflict with a patient or colleague who had different cultural/religious beliefs?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read some ethics books (no ethics questions), re-read my application, thought of good ways to summarize my research" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was very friendly. Plus, their facilities were awesome! A lot of support is built into their curriculum, etc." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It seemed like the only thing to do outside of school was go to bars and watch TV with friends. Don't get me wrong, I love these things, but every once in a while it would be nice to mix it up." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"What an awesome school Univ. of Iowa is! Great facilities, nice college town, fantastic faculty, good reputation, great research, and ample opportunities for medical students." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview process was very low key. Plan to bond with the other interviewees b/c you'll be in a room together most of the day. Also, the structured portion of the interview is fine. I figured that the worst thing I could do is drone on and on b/c nobody could stop me =) I'd recommend sticking to the point. You only have 25 minutes total. You will have a better chance selling yourself in the unstructured portion, so don't waste time." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Iowa House Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/05/2005

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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