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  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Iowa City
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

25 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?

Closed file

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

"How do you handle stress" Report Response

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

"What do you like to do in your free time" Report Response

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

"The usual... I know other people got asked about health care. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you found out your good friend was an alcoholic, what steps would you take to get him help" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you deal with difficult situations?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read EVERYTHING I could find. U of I has a huge website and database of information- use it. There is a publication posted on their website called Becoming a Physician or something like that-- it was helpful in getting their veiwpoint. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff was very friendly. U of I is in the midst of building a new facility. The CELLS program is really interesting- I heard nothing but good things about it. 98% of their students pass the Step One USMLE. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tours were really unorganized and not truly helpful. I had a lot of questions for the interviewers, but they didn't offer up much conversation after asking these questions. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I already knew, but be familiar with the interview format... You get 5 standardized questions and the interviewers can't respond or give feedback. Then you are free to discuss whatever you like for the rest of the time. Be ready with some questions, if you have any. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was my first interview, which may have contributed to the stress. We all met on the campus and then went over financial aid. The staff was very friendly and eased our stress a bit. " Report Response

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