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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?

7 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)?

"Very poorly worded question about telling people difficult news, I think?? " Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None were interesting. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The poorly worded one that was barely a question. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Had previous interviews, school's website, mock interviews, SDN interview feedback, etc. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nice buildings and hospital. Research & Service Tracks. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Their attitude both at the interview day and before/after was that they were better than me and I was a lowly applicant with no options other than to do exactly what they ask. They messed up things on my application and were unfriendly in every interaction. I was really rooting for them, but came away disappointed. Also, the tour was way too short and was not informative at all. The medical campus is absolutely beautiful and the tour could have been done much better. The grading system is very undesirable. I do not want to compete with my classmates, I've been doing that for four years and want a more collegial atmosphere. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interview is over before you know it. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The CBL was alright, though the leader was laid back to the point that it was annoying and he seemed to think he was extremely cool. Also, the other interviewees were typical pre-meds trying to impress each other with their EC's and I was not interested in this. Also, the general feel from the students (not admins) was that the school was "alright" and "wouldn't hurt your future". The students were unenthusiastic about the school and seemed as if they went their because it was their state school (i.e. "cheap") or was their only option. ** Disclaimer: I only interacted with a few students and others may behave differently. Plus, I still like the school because of the wonderful facilities, research opportunities and pretty good hospital. Give it a chance and I truly hope you have a different experience than I did **" 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?

09/01/2007

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?

3 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Be kinder to your applicants. Every interaction I had with the office was very unimpressive." Report Response

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