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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"If a patient needed a life-saving blood transfusion but refused, what would you do?" Report Response

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

"Give an example of when your interpersonal skills helped reach a goal." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you plan to integrate your environmental interests into your future medical career?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were very difficult. I guess I was well-prepared." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my AMCAS application, answered practice questions, mock interview, read Jeremy Fleenor's The Medical School Interview, got tips from current Iowa students, read SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness and non-competitiveness of the school. Everyone was concerned about everyone else doing well. Also, they have a really nice new building for the med students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing, really." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my interview was going to be at the end of the day. But the activities before hand helped me relax, which helped my interview go better." 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

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/06/2006

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

7 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?

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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