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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?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

two

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

No Response

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

"Describe a time when you needed to ask for help." Report Response

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

"Tell us about your research." Report Response

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

"Tell us about yourself." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Ethical question: Someone needs a blood transfusion but it's against their religion. What do you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe a time when you needed to ask for help (just caught me off guard)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked at SDN interview feedback, read "The Medical School Interview" by Jereemiah Fleenor, carefully read up on the school through their website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How friendly the staff and students were. Random students I passed that day wished me luck. The other interviewees were very friendly, we were a small group, I felt like we "bonded" in the short time we were together. Also, we got to meet several of the deans themselves, a lot of personal attention. 1-1 time with the Admissions staff at the end of the day. Crazy!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Once you leave Iowa City there's not much till you reach Chicago or Des Moines" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To relax." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really liked the school. I am comparing this school to USC, UCLA, and U of Mich.---just to help give people some perspective on where I'm coming from." 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?

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?

Chicago O'Hare

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Iowa Memorial Union (on campus hotel)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/14/2009

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?

5 out of 10

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

5 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?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The adminssions office staff was really friendly and welcoming." Report Response

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