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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?

9 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)?

"What problems do you see in the current health care system and what would you do to solve them?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"How would you deal with a difficult person/patient?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The structured questions were interesting in that the interviewers made no comments or real reactions other than polite smiles. I just kept talking until I was done, and then it was on to the next question." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too bad really. The " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN feedback, read up on Iowa, figured out things I wanted to get out there...25 minutes is a short time! Definitely read through SDN though, the structured questions are around." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are pretty much amazing. Everything is ridiculously new and nice, and the students seem to get along pretty well. I student hosted the night after my interview and they all seemed pretty tight." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Iowa City is definitely a smaller town, but is still a college town...not too much else going on though." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The structured format of the first part of the interview is kind of weird at first, as is addressing two people at the same time but that fades pretty fast. The day was pretty short - started at 9:00, done by about 1:30." 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?

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?

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Quality Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2006

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?

7 out of 10

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