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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Describe a situation in which your interpersonal skills helped accomplish a goal." Report Response

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

"Why are you pursuing a career in medicine?" Report Response

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

"What personal characteristics do you possess that you feel are important as a physician?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"There is a continuing shortage of organ donations, do you have any ideas to help the situation?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The questions asked were pretty straightforward. One of the interviewers pressed the organ donation question further in the unstructured part. He cited a solution that Pakistan has derived to help combat this problem and asked what I thought of this solution." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I browsed through this website familiarizing myself with the questions from the structured part of the interview. I reviewed my application materials not only to Iowa but also to the other schools which I apply to. I also browsed through the U of Iowa website and Carver College of Medicine website to familiarize myself with the school and program." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were very impressive. I have been around the campus over the past few years and have seen all of the construction and the hassles it has given everyone. After seeing the new facilities, it is clear that any hassles or inconveniences the construction may have caused were well worth it." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I knew my interview was at 1:30 but didn't realize that it would be the first interview after lunch. There wasn't much time for eating lunch or the tour of campus." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I appreciated the organized nature of the entire visit. This was my first interview so I do not have much to base my impressions on. I did overhear another student talk about how he was grateful that the interview and visit were not drawn out over the entire day. He had said that other schools were as organized and were quite repetitive with the information they shared during the visit. Overall, I thought it was pretty painless, and nothing to get overly worked up about." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

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?

11/15/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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