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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?

8 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)?

"Describe a situation where you went above and beyond. " Report Response

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

"If you were a medical student, and your resident or attending were abusing drugs or alcohol what would you do. " 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 needed to give a life-saving blood transfusion, but the patient had cultural beliefs against it, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe a life-changing experience in college." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, web-site, application, read Intro to Health Care Policy by Bodenheimer, read up on current events and health care legislation." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"THey worked very hard to give me a student host, and they were very enthusiastic. The admissions staff was great. The school was beautiful and the facilities were new and up-to-date. Many opportunities for research and a good amount of out-of-state students. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location. It's beautiful, but its a small town--a really small town. Its also expensive for out-of-staters. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interviews are actually 2-on-1. You have to focus your attention on two people and you have questions coming from both ends. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was really great. I got to the building a little before 8:30am, and we talked to the admissions staff about the school and financial aid. Interviews started at 10:00am. After that, we had an hour long case based learning session. I didnt feel like people were fighting for position. It was a great experience. Then we had lunch and a tour. Overall, very positive. " 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

CID

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/16/2007

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

9 out of 10

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