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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

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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 needing a blood transfusion refused it what would you do?" Report Response

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

"Describe an experience where your interpersonal skills helped you succeed in something?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"none, but one of the interviewers fell asleep during the interview. The other interviewer wrote on a business card telling me he has parkinson's disease...kind of an awkward situation. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interview, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school is highly ranked in it's orthopaedics program. Student body is very diverse. The campus is state of the art and there are a lot of resources available to help students succeed. Their students perform better than national average on their boards." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was snowing like crazy there, but they did say that it was unusual for Iowa to get that much snow. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How long of a day it would be. 10:30-Assistant Director of Admissions-intro and explanation of admissions and interview process 11:00-Director of Finanacial Aid-Financial Aid 11:30-Assistant of Student Affairs-Curriculum and student life 12:00-Lunch and tour of the school with Medical students 1:30-Interview 2:00-Case-Based Learning Session 3:30-Wrap-up *The morning section was long and boring. I was wasted by the time I had to interview. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was really impressed with the school and what they have to offer medical students. The faculty and staff seemed very focused on making sure each student succeeds. " 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?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Cedar Rapids (CID)

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Heartland Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/12/2009

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?

4 out of 10

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

8 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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