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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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? What can we teach you here?" Report Response

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

"What would you do if you wanted to give a life-saving transfusion to a patient, who refused based on religious belief?" Report Response

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

"How do you plan on dealing with stress?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What made you choose a career in medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How will you use interpersonal skills in medical school? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interviews. Preparing responses to broad questions ahead of time." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school wanted everyone to be comfortable. They described the entire process of the interview and admissions, and gave me all of the information I needed to make a decision." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I got the impression that I would be lost in the hospital during my entire M1 year." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I was fairly ready for this process." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The morning was spent with admissions and financial aid staff, who described the interview and admissions process, as well as the costs of attendance and available funding options. We had lunch and a tour with a current medical student, followed by a 25-minute interview with two faculty members. Half of the interview was based on specific questions, the second half was more free-form." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/08/2006

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?

6 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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