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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?

2 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? How would you help a friend with a drug/alchohol problem? When have you shown compassion?" Report Response

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

"What characteristics do you possess that will help you as a physician? Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Are you concerned about making the transition from a small liberal arts college to a big university?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What does it signify when an electrical outlet has a horizontal line across one of the outlets?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were difficult, if you are given an interview they send you the questions you will asked during the structured part of the interview." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over the information they gave me, thought about why I wanted to go there and become a physician" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Their facilities are very nice and very new. They have small group learning sessions, and lots of new technological things that help you review your performance in patient interviews. Everyone is really nice and friendly, they aren't very stressed out." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Most students come directly from small colleges in the midwest, and I am a little older and have lived all over so I felt a little out of place. Even though its kind of pass fail students decide what courses they want to honor in and then focus on those. The patient population, and the student body is very homogeneous, though they are trying really hard to give students multiculural experiences and help them be culturally sensitive. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That being on the campus would feel kind of like going back to an undergrad at a large state university." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everyone was really friendly and nice, and their facilities are top notch. I just realized over the course of the visit that it might not be the best place for me personally. " Report Response

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