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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Ethical question about Jehovah Witness blood transfusion " Report Response

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

"What do you do when you have to work with someone who you disagree with?" Report Response

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

"don't remember the last structured question! During the unstructured portion they asked a few follow up questions about my previous answers" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What will you do as a physician to address the problems in healthcare?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you do when you have to work with someone who you disagree with/don't get along? (never experienced this...so answer was probably rough)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, washington website, interview feedback, researched UofI website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone at the school was extremely friendly and really welcoming. I definitely got the community feel that everyone talks about. The MERF building and facilities were amazing and really nice. The community rooms were also nice and everyone seemed to be pretty close and to really love the school. The students were very helpful in terms of answering question and were very open about their experience and why they chose Iowa." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I can't think of anything about the school. I didn't mind the structured interviews either. My interviewers did at least smile and nod during the 3 structured questions. They were both really nice as well. This was my first experience with more than one interviewer at the same time. My only complaint obviously is the location in general." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really...I guess that the interview day would end much earlier than the stated time as far as making my travel arrangements." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school, great facilities, really great programs. Seems like a wonderful environment to learn medicine and I don't doubt that I would be surrounded by amazing people. Even the other interviewers on the day were extremely friendly and talkative." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

Cedar Rapids

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/21/2009

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"maybe a better lunch" Report Response

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