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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?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Tell me about your high school statistics (class size, rank, AP classes, SAT scores, GPA, etc.)" Report Response

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

"Why are you interested in medicine?" Report Response

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

"Where does IU rank on your list?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"none really" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No real difficult questions -- one very easy ethical problem" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read their online brochure, read interview feedback" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the willingness of the students to be sent to one of 9 regional campuses" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The 3rd and 4th year students constant references to how hellish the first two years were" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the out-of-state tuition is OUTRAGEOUS, and that the interview would be with 150 of my closest friends" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Indiana just left a bland taste in my mouth. While I liked the city (smaller, seemingly quiet, but very attractive, well layed out, and easy to get around) the school itself left some things to be desired. First, the interview class the day I was there was about 150 people, including nearly 10 people from my undergraduate institution alone. Indiana takes a different philosophy to the interviews, and I think they try to interview as many as possible. That said, the interview itself was uninspiring. It was a 2-on-1 format with a clinician and a PhD, and the PhD did 90% of the talking. I felt pressured in some instances to find a way to involve the clinician in the interview -- basically I directed a few questions his way, and I actually enjoyed my interactions with him more -- it was too bad most of the talking seemed to be from the other direction. The interview was not stressful and quite easy, but didn't really leave me with much of an impression that these people are sold on their school's medical education. The students were very nice, outgoing, but CONSTANTLY complained about the regional medical education system - they are randomly assigned (allowed to state preferece) to one of 9 campuses in IN for their first two years -- much was raised regarding different difficulty and DIFFERENT GRADING SYSTEMS! in place at different campuses. The students also complained about the difficulty of the first two years, something which I had not encountered before or since at any of the other schools I have visited. Overall, it was a fine experience but didn't leave me with a feeling that it was a place I would realy want to be. The out-of-state tuition (around $53k) was another huge turn-off." Report Response

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