Menu Icon Search
Close Search

< Response List


Interview Feedback

Individual Response

  • 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?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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 interviews at once

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)?

"How do you believe the rising cost of healthcare is going to affect the delivery of healthcare in the future?" Report Response

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

"What are some characteristics you believe a physician should have?" Report Response

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

"Describe 1 positive and 1 negative experience from undergrad" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The structured question about the rising cost of healthcare" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really, the questions were pretty standard. But one of my interviewers had a very thick accent which made it difficult to understand him at times. They are allowed to repeat structured questions word-for-word if you didn't catch something." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Review primary app and their website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I thought the wave tradition was really nice. The practice CBL session was also quite unique/fun. Facilities were a lot nicer than I expected, especially the new children's hospital. The admissions faculty were transparent about the whole process and seemed genuinely excited to meet potential students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview was a little dry, but I'm personally not a fan of closed interviews. They will ask you 3 structured questions and then move onto the unstructured part, where it's more conversational." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the CBL portion is probably the least stressful part of the day! It was really fun." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I wish they expanded a bit on the Learning Communities since it seems to be a unique part of their curriculum. Overall it's a great school with great people, but Iowa in general isn't a very diverse place." 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?

Quad City International Airport

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

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

6 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?

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 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

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

// All Questions & Responses //

See what the community had to say about this medical school.

Browse all Questions & Responses

// Share //