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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 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?

Open file

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

"Why MD?" Report Response

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

"Describe a time when you utilized interpersonal skills to successfully complete a project." Report Response

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

"Jehova's witness/blood transfusion ethical situation..." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was your biggest failure?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really... just trying to deal with the deadpan expressions on ALL THREE of my interviewers simultaneously interviewing me." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, health care resources, uwashington bioethics page" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"awesome facilities, happy students, nice CBL session" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interviewers are instructed to not respond, verbally, physically, emotionally, or in any way to your responses. That doesn't make for a very natural conversation/interview. It definitely felt very stiff and really left me with a negative impression." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Meh. I had an idea that interviewers were acting this way on purpose, but I had no idea how far they took it... jeeeeeez." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school that is certainly right for some... just not me." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/06/1987

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

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

4 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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Change the interview format. I understand that you are trying for consistency among interviewer reco" Report Response

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