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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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?

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)?

"Question about solving organ shortages" Report Response

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

"A time when you asked for help" Report Response

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

"How will you deal with the work/life balance?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"N/A - they were all pretty straightforward, basic questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"A confusing, poorly worded question about the good things and bad things of my undergrad program—I answered it about the pros/cons of my double major but the question was too general and the interviewers couldn't provide clarification" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview, quizlet flashcards with interview questions on them, reviewed the Carver website and prepared a few questions to ask the interviewers" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff was extremely friendly and receptive, the students well eloquent and had good advice about the school and coursework. Also, we got to go to the top floor of Stead Family Children's Hospital and see the view over Kinnick where the Wave happens!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The case-based learning was a little challenging and the environment was stifling/uncomfortable, and it was unclear how we were being evaluated. But it did give me a good opportunity to see how CBL works as a student here" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How short a 25 minute interview is!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Carver is a fantastic program and I would be very happy to attend here! Great opportunities for clinical rotations at UIHC and the VA, also the brand new children's hospital. Classes are all recorded and scheduled in the mornings back to back in MERF auditorium (plug ins at every desk), many of which are optional, with learning community spaces right down the hall. The financial aid office is really there for students—they meet with each student every semester to help them budget, apply for aid, etc. Multiple options for distinction tracks which allow you to individualize your education in a structured way. Good opportunities for global health experiences too! Also, Iowa city is a hub for literature and arts, and there are always lots of events going on at the Englert or Hancher Auditorium, with great student discounts!" 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

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?

9 out of 10

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

10 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?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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