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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

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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)?

"What characteristics would you want in a physician who was taking care of you or a family member of yours?" Report Response

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

"What makes you want to pursue a career in medicine?" Report Response

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

"Sometimes we have to work with people we don't particularly get along with well; how do you handle these situations?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you see technology advances changing the field of medicine? (Besides imaging...)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you solve the problem of rising health care costs in this country?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN feedback, looked over my AMCAS, researched the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The assistant dean of admissions (Dr. Cooper) and my two interviewers were awesome people and very friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I felt the interview itself was too short. They ask 4 standardized questions to all interviewees, then just go from there." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Had 3 short presentations (admissions info, school info, financial aid) from 8:30 to 10:00. At 10:00 we were split up and about half of us did the CBL session with an M4 while the others interviewed. It was fine, although I partially felt it was a bunch of pre-meds jockeying for position... At 11:00 the other CBL session started and our group interviewed. The interview portion was way too short. Prepare yourself for the 4 standardized questions (I listed all of them here). I tried to bring up other things about me that I wanted to talk about in my answers. After the structured part of the interview, they went straight to the things I mentioned so it worked nicely!" 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?

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?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Heartland Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/02/2007

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?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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