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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?

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)?

"How will you deal with frustrations of being a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Describe negative undergraduate experience." Report Response

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

"What would you do for a colleague/friend who has a problem with drugs/alcohol?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How will you prepare for the frustations of being a doctor (i.e. patients not following your advice, continuing smoking, not taking meds, etc.)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe a negative experience in your undergraduate education." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Great facilities. I like that it's very much a college town." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Very homogeneous student/faculty/patient population. Even one of the associate dean's admitted it's very white." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How nice the new medical education building is." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall a good day. Lots of time spent with fellow interviewees, who were all nice. The admissions people let you know that the first four questions are standardized and that the interviewers aren't allowed to ask follow-up q's. I felt that all my questions were already formulated, they were reading off a sheet. Nothing too tricky though." 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

CID

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/04/2006

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?

7 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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