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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?

10 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)?

"Why Iowa?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was my proudest moment?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Propose a solution to the deficit of organ donations." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"msar, sdn, website, amcas app., secondary" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The presentation was very professional. It included a folder with tidbits about the medical school, a welcome session, a financial aid session, a group talk with the assistant dean of admissions where you could ask him whatever you liked, a fun CBL session to see what the curriculum was like, friendly tour and lunch-in, etc. The whole day was like they were actively recruiting you. It was probably the best interview experience I've had to date." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Probably the location. While Iowa city is a nice town, the state of Iowa is kind of in the middle of nowhere. That's okay though, because the school itself and the opportunities there that they provide more than make up for it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the CBL session was going to be so fun and stress free. I was kind of worried going into it, thinking I would have gunners to compete with, but it was nothing like that at all and the M4 proctoring it was a cool guy too. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was impressed with Iowa. It was my first time there, and I admit I went there thinking it was going to be kind of hickvillish. While driving there was worrisome (all I saw were plains, corn, and cows), Iowa city actually seemed like a nice town and the school itself, the teaching hospital, and the opportunities provided were very impressive. I am now seriously considering attending there if I don't get accepted to any of the top 10 research schools I'm waiting on. In closing, if you're granted an invite there, I'd recommend checking the school out; I bet you'll be pleasantly surprised. The school and the city is certainly better than I perceived it to be and I'm glad I took the interview." 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

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2007

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

8 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

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