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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?

1 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"How would you decrease healthcare costs?" Report Response

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

"If a patient wasn't following your directions what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"1. How would you integrate your artistic background into practice?/What value does it bring? 2. You've talked a lot about your research. How will you use it in your future practice? 3. You mentioned growing up on a farm. How will that impact how you serve the community? 4. This rural doctor you shadowed - how did it affect you? How did he work in and with the community and the patient population? 5. What specific challenges might be faced in a rural setting?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How to decrease healthcare costs." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Interview feedback, read SDN, researched the school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The other candidates, the admissions officers" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Parts of the hospital were a little older. Not what I'd base a decision off, though." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I wouldn't have a chance to grab my folder with questions before the interview. That lunch would be so short (only got half my sandwich eaten!) That we would be expected to go around and ask questions of the curriculum director (he's not there for every interview day, though.)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Carver is such a great school! There is a real focus on rural /underserved healthcare, but at the same time, great research. There are opportunities to do away clerkships all over, particularly in Iowa; they even have a program set up to spend a great part of M3 in hospitals in Des Moines." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Eastern Iowa Airport

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

9/29/2010

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?

5 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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