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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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 refused a blood transfusion due to religious beleifs, how would you handle the situation?" Report Response

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

"Give an example of a time you went above and beyond the call of duty, and how this experience affected you." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing really. I mostly expected them, but somehow forgot to practice Q3. They did ask what type of medicine I was interested in, since I want to do global medicine." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Q3, I sat in silence for at least 45 seconds before coming up with an answer, which involved a Russian patient that I impacted at the local hospital." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, and researched the school. Really only here on the interview feedback, that's why I am filling one out, so I can help others, since this site prepared me so well!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendly. The Case Based learning (CBL) I was scared about. It was so easy. You get a book, and flip through it, more info at each page along the way. It was a great feeling getting to play doctor. There was 7 of us in group, and just chime in. I loved it, and by far the best part of interview." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No feedback during structured portion of first three Qs. Very intimidating, even though I knew this was the way they interview." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, prepared. I am instate also, so this question is not applicable to me." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"please go to youtube and type in username "reedsposer22" to see amazing Iowa hawkeye football videos. " 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/02/2009

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

9 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?

"Nothing overall. Extremely enthusiastic, I felt like they wanted me to go there. I felt like a recru" Report Response

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