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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"What would you do to increase organ donation since there is a shortage of organ donors in this country?" Report Response

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

"How would you respond if you had to work with someone with different values and beliefs than you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The organ donation one." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Spoke with friends." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The community feel of the school. The number of programs and tracks available. The support and encouragement given to students. Iowa city is much cooler than I'd imagined. Decent financial support available. Low cost of living in IC. Nice facilities. Friendly people." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Interstate 380!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Bring a scarf!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Cedar Rapids (CID)

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

(AKK frat. - $10/night)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/11/2009

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 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?

5 out of 10

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