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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?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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 medicine? How would you solve the problem of high health care costs? If you find out that one of your classmates is addicted to drugs/alcohol, what would you do?" Report Response

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

"How do you cope with stress? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

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

"If a patient is noncompliant, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How did you like "X" college class and do you think the teaching methods were effective?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None. Almost all questions were standard interview ones." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Went over AMCAS & secondary apps. Read SDN interview feedback & thought of answers to common Qs. Familized self with major healthcare issues/ethical dilemmas thru Wikipedia and news." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"New medical school building. Abundance of extracurricular programs & support systems. How nice students/admissions staff were. Plenty of info about school & admissions/interview process." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"College town surrounded by lots of corn fields." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Problem-Based-Learning session is very low-stress." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interview day started at 10:30am with about 1.5 hrs of presentations on school's admissions/interview process, programs (global opportunities, service/research/teaching distinction tracks, etc.), financial aid, etc. You get hand-outs of info covered so you don't have to take extensive notes. There's also coffee, water, and candy available if you get thirsty/hungry. After the presentations, you get split into groups of about 5 applicants per medical student tourguide, eat lunch, then go on on a tour of MERF. After lunch, half of the interviewees for the day (about 10) get their 2-on-1 interviews while the other half go thru a sample PBL session. The 2 groups then switch. After your interview, you go thru a 5-minute exit interview. Day ends at around 3-4pm." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

CID

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?

Heartland Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2009

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?

4 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?

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?

4 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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