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  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Indianapolis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why IU? " Report Response

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

"If you got into all the medical schools you applied to, what school would you got to?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you got into all the medical school you applied to? What school would you go to?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you want to come to Indiana?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Go over AMCAS application, the school website. I also prep up on contemporary issues in modern medicine (abortion, stem cell research, etc)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"There is a lot of construction and new building on campus including clinics, research buildings, hospitals, ect. I also like how there are so many hosptials in close proximity to the campus. Lastly, the people at IU are super nice. They have that welcoming midwestern attitutde. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"For being such a large campus the students don't do a lot of research currently. The thought of satelite campuses has it pros and cons. The cons are that you are more or less sent to a random campus around the state for your first two years. Although you fill out a preference, only half the campus gets to stay in Indy. They creates a disconnect between the satelite students and those at the main campus in Indy. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They graduate the second medical school class in the country." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interview day can be intimidating because they interview a lot of students. It seems like they do interview days every two weeks and each interview day has 50-100 students it seems. As an out-of-state it was intimidating. However, most of the interviewees are Indiana residents, because the state guarantees interviews to all Indiana residents who have mediocre MCAT scores and GPAs. So if you are an out-of-state student, don't stress too much because you are obviously qualified if you have made it this far. They day is staggered with everyone on different rotating schedules. Some will have interviews in the morning. Some will have their interviews in the afternoon. There may be some down time between meetings and interviews. However it goes by pretty quickly. Usually you just chat with the other applicants around you. I had my interview with one of the retired faculty members. It was super laid. Most students that I talked to had the same experience. For the most part they just ask about your past experiences and extracurricular activities. They will occasionally slip in one or two ethical questions dealing with cheating or working with a drunken surgeon. Just go over your personal statement and AMCAS application and you will be set. If you can go over the competencies, then do it. (After talking to 3rd year medical student, the competencies are really just a joke on campus. They try to integrate it into the curriculum, but it not as important as the school makes its up to be.) " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

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?

7 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?

5 out of 10

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