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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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 to be a doctor." Report Response

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

"Describe a time you had to use your interpersonal skills to solve a problem." Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Propose a solution to the organ deficit problem." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"nothing." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN (really helped!), reviewed my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"There are so many opportunities for research. I really liked their student support network. The students I stayed with were very helpful in providing information so I advise you o take advantage of the host program. The Case based Learning session was very fun and provided a preview of what to expect during your first year. Their facilities were very nice especially the architecture. The city is a typical college town that provides a great social enviroment as well as everything you need. Do not be discouraged just because it is Iowa! :)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing. I just don't like cold weather but I would be willing to deal." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"N/A" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day began at 10:30 with a presentation by one oth admissions officers. She provided plenty of great information. Then there was a financial aid presentation. After that we split up into a few groups and ate lunch with first years and then took a tour. The students were very enthusiatic and happy with their selection of Iowa for school. Next was the Case Based Learning session with 2 3rd years. Some people began their interviews at this point and did the CBL afterwards. The CBL session was so fun! The interview itself was very laid back. I was nervous at first because this was my first interview but I eventually relaxed. The interviewers simply take turns asking questions for the structured portion (4 questions. The unstructured portion is a chance for you to tell them any other information you wat them to know about you and they also ask further questions to clarify some of your prior answers. Overall there is no reason to be nervous. Just be yourself. " 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?

2-3 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?

CDC

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/22/2007

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?

8 out of 10

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

7 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?

8 out of 10

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