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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?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

In a group

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 increase the number of organ donors?" Report Response

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

"Give us an example of a time that you showed compassion." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"After the three structured questions they asked me several additional questions: What do you do during your free time outside of school/medicine? What is your greatest accomplishment in the last 4 years? Tell us about yourself? Tell us about your research? How would you go about working with someone who had a very narrow opinions that contradict your beliefs? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about yourself. I really dislike this question and unfortunately it is asked at almost all interviews. I always feel so awkward answering this one!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I made a list of all the questions that were on here and attempted to type out answers to them before hand...this helped me form a mental outline of what I wanted to say during the day of the interview. 2/3 questions that I had prepared for were asked in the structured portion!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The CBL session was really cool and the school has a lot of opportunities for research and community service. I've really wanted to go to Carver College of Medicine ever since I started my undergrad. at UI, and after the interview, I am even more impressed with the school! I seriously hope that I get accepted here!!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If you have one of the later interview times in your group, there is this sort of awkward waiting time in the atrium outside of the conference room. You just have to wait there with some other interviewees, and just know that everyone is probably as nervous as you are! It was kind of nerve-racking to just sit there and wait for the interviewer to come get us!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Just be confident and be yourself. It will all work out in the end. The 25 minutes go by REALLY fast...it felt like 10 minutes when someone knocked on the door to indicate that 25 minutes were up! Just pace yourself and spend about 10 minutes on the structured part and 15 on the unstructured." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

No Response

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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/24/2011

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 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?

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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