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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"What was high school like? Do you remember your class rank? What were your SAT scores?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your extracurricular activites as an undergrad." Report Response

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

"Why did you choose to pursue a career in medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about high school. (This one was a weird one for me because I graduated from high school eight years ago, so it seemed kind of random to ask about it. Asked what my SAT scores were and what my class rank was.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No difficult questions. We just basically went through my file in chronological order, starting from high school and covering why I chose my undergrad school, why I chose my majors/minors, extracurricular activities, work experience, grad school, why medicine...up to the present day." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read IU brochure and website; thought about how I would answer questions that were bound to come up like "why medicine" and "why IU."" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"IU SOM in Indianapolis has some very nice facilities, and I didn't know there were so many hospitals right next to the med school campus. The students seemed nice and friendly, but all they talked about was medicine--no outside interests. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Absolutely no interest on the part of students or faculty in anything other than medicine. No medical humanities, few international rotation opportunities. The class size is huge if you get assigned to Indy, but you could end up in Gary or Terre Haute with 16 other people in your class for the first two years. Also, although there are many married students and even a significant number with children, there is no childcare facility in any of the hospitals that med students can use." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It takes half an hour to find a parking spot in the garage where they tell you to park." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"IU was my safety school coming into the interview, and it's still my safety school now. I'm in state so it's my cheapest option, but if I get any other acceptances I probably won't be going to IU." Report Response

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