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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 Medicine?" Report Response

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

" What would you bring to our school?" Report Response

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

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

What was the most interesting question?

" Would you give a life saving blood transfusion to someone who didn't want it because it was against their beliefs?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

" Would you give a life saving blood transfusion to someone who didn't want it because it was against their beliefs?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

" Thought about answers to common questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

" Everything. This was my first time in Iowa and I wasn't quite sure what to expect but it was a great experience. Everyone I met was very friendly. The school was VERY impressive, I can't emphasize this enough. Interviews were held in an efficient manner and the CBL was interesting. The learning communities is a really cool idea." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

" Iowa was covered in a nice thick layer of ice. Not really a big deal to me though." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

" The interviews are timed. 25 minutes and you are done." Report Response

What are your general comments?

" This was my 2nd interview and it made a huge difference having the first one under my belt, I was much more confident. There are 4 standardized questions that everyone answers and the interviewers can't respond to. Then there is an informal portion where you can ask them questions and you converse more casually. Both of my interviewers were very nice and it was not very stressful. I was a little surprised when there was a knock on the door signalling the end of the interview, it flew by. It was much nicer to have a morning interview because I was much more relaxed during the tour." 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?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

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?

12/14/2007

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?

7 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

" Keep up the good work, it really shows you care bc you are so prompt with communication. I know t" Report Response

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