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  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Indianapolis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

3 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"I'm a reapplicant, so they grilled me on how I had improved my application since last year." Report Response

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

"Why medicine, why IUSM, what type of medicine I may want to practice" Report Response

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

"What would I do if I blatantly saw another student cheating, and then after I answered, they asked how my decision would influence that person's career." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"They wanted to know "the things I did" in college, which gave me a good opportunity to talk up every point I wanted to make." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Where I see myself in 10 years- they kept wanting me to be more and more specific, and wouldn't let it go when I thought I had given a good answer" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, went over my application, studied the competencies and their definition of professionalism, practiced my answers to common questions outloud" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are awesome, Indy is a perfect city (good things to do without the crazy traffic and crime of other large cities), IU's amazing board score and match stats" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Note-taking service isn't available at regional campuses so going to lecture in Indy is optional but mandatory everywhere else." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Since I've done this once before, I knew to expect a lot of downtime. I asked the greeters if I could go on my tour and financial aid sessions at different times than I was scheduled so I wouldn't have to miss things for my interview and could leave earlier." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"From my experience, all reapplicants should be totally on their A-game. The people I met last year who were reapplicants and had my interviewers thought the interviews were impossible, and I thought mine went very well (but obviously not too well since I'm back here again). This year, other people's were easy and mine was ridiculous. Hopefully I was just able to prove I'm a fighter and that I'm not going anywhere by being able to handle their questions... hopefully." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

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?

University Hotel-close to the MS building

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/10/2008

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?

9 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

2 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

2 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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