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  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Indianapolis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"What do you feel is the biggest problem facing medicine today?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine? (P.S. - the answer is not just "I want to help people.")" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you like to do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None of the questions I was asked were that difficult, although a couple of friends mentioned getting questions about their views on abortion/euthanasia/gene therapy." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the information sent to me by the school, looked at school's website, reviewed AMCAS application, talked to othre friends who had already interivewed at IU." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are second to none! Plus, Indianapolis has got to be one of the greatest cities around." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that I was interviewing with 100+ other applicants that day. Although the Med School staff is super nice to the applicants, by cramming so many interviews into one day, I really felt that I wasn't given as much personal attention as at other places or a chance to see what the school was REALLY all about." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Applicants accepted to the IUSOM can be placed at any of several regional campuses for the first few years - Indy (Great!) Bloomington (Even better!) South Bend (Good) Fort Wayne (OK) Lafayette (ehhh...) Terre Haute (Hmmmm...) Evansville (Decent) Muncie (Ewwwww) or Gary (God no!)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Staff and interviewer were very nice and accomodating. However, I couldn't help but feeling a little bit like "just another applicant" with so many others there and only one half-hour interview to make myself known to one person." Report Response

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