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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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 do you want a career in medicine?" Report Response

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

"What will you do to relieve stress during med school?" Report Response

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

"If you were to perform a surgical procedure that required a blood transfusion to a patient whose religious beliefs did not allow blood transfusions, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If we had to sell you to the admissions committee, what else would you want them to know?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell us about a time you used your interpersonal skills to complete a project." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, developed answers to the ''typical'' questions (why medicine, what are your best qualities, example of when you were compassionate, etc.)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The admissions staff treat the interview as if you are also interviewing them. Before the interview you speak with them and they literally say, ''If you get multiple acceptance letters, we want you here. What can we do to convince you to come to Iowa?'' Also, they have a 5-year program so you can stretch out your M1 and M2 years into 3 and take a lighter course load." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Parent's income MUST be included on FAFSA to be eligible for UIowa grants & scholarships, even if you're married and have kids of your own." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Awesome. While the interviewers weren't able to speak during the ''structured'' part of the interview, I could tell during our discussion during the ''unstructured'' part of the interview that they really wanted to get to know more of me in order to make a case for me to the admissions commitee (interviewers aren't part of the committee at Iowa). They genuinely seemed interested in me." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

CID

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/04/2006

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?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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