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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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?

Open file

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

"Why medicine, why IU? Play any instrument? Participate in any social work? Any student government association?" Report Response

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

"What I would tell my (grand)children 25 years from now about my 4 years in college." Report Response

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

"It's supposed to be an open file. But one of the interviewers directly said, "So I haven't read your file yet, so tell me about yourself to get me caught up." Hmm where do I start....?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If I could change one thing about medicine, what would it be and why? (Assuming I had all the power, money, etc., to make it happen)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What I would do if I caught a friend cheating on the final exam. What I would do if I smelled alcohol on the breath of the on-call surgeon." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this website. Read a little on the core competencies. I felt that they liked that I knew a little about the curriculum and the different regional campuses. Have a good reason for why you want to attend IU, whether you are IS or OOS." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interview itself went well. The tour was OK, though the group was around 15 people so sometimes it was hard to hear the med student." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Probably about 100 students. It was fun to meet lots of new people, but also kind of intimidating." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known the wide range of questions they would ask. The interview consisted of talking about myself, to talking about current news, to talking about future theoretical situations." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It would be nice if they offered computers for us to use as guests during free time. I know some people had down times around an hour. Also be very very happy if your interview is early, 9:30 AM was the earliest (which was mine)." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2007

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 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?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"At check-in, everyone got a folder with an info packet inside. It was dropped by several students." Report Response

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