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  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Iowa City
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"Something about the cost of healthcare. " Report Response

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

"Something about why medicine. " Report Response

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

"Don't remember. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Don't remember. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"An ethical question that was awkwardly worded and didn't even seem like a question. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview. Practiced answers by myself. SDN interview feedback. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities. Service and research opportunities. Learning communities are a cool idea. Tuition is reasonable. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour was very brief and did not highlight any of the great aspects of the school. The first two hours were basically Q&A with people trying to compete with each other to see who was the most interested in the school The result was little new information and the school did not really try to sell its self at all. CBL felt like everyone trying to compete, once again, for attention and good answers. The grading system is basically a curve giving the top 15% honors, etc. This hardly seems non-competitive. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How short the interview would be and how little time there was for the unstructured portion. I felt I had very little time to actually tell them about myself." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The literature given states different rankings in every brochure. Some say "among public schools" bringing the ranking up to the teens which is misleading. The brochures are all from different years, making for inconsistent ranking numbers. They make such a point that the acceptances go out via mail and "not to stalk your mailman", yet they go out via email prior to the mailing. This was misleading and should be mentioned during the interview day. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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?

5 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

1 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

1 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Respond to emails in a timely fashion (i.e. less than two months). Be nicer to students calling in." Report Response

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