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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?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about the class you did worst in and what you learned from that." Report Response

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

"Why medicine instead of religious studies? (i majored in religion and have had lots of experience in foreign missions)" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you know any Swahili?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What character trait will be your biggest stumbling block in medical school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read AMCAS app and essays from other apps, read about the school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the exposure students can get because of having a V.A., private, county, and children's hospital. IU is doing a lot of building and improving, esp. with research facilities, but also in the anatomy lab. they also have a great financial aid office." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"size of the class, and the possibility for it to be impersonal. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing, really" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"IU is a good school, but it's really big, which gives it the possibility to be impersonal. the 8 other centers around the state where they do years 1 & 2 are pretty diverse in their make-up, character, and method. some are all lecture, some all PBL. the competency-based curriculum is a big deal to them; pretty innovative and big-picture, but maybe hard to explicitly implement. the class is big enough that the students don't all know each other, especially since they are split up the first two years. but they are well trained and get lots of patient contact. faculty seems accessible, but it requires student initiative. the invterview day is pretty flexible because they have the financial aid session and tours at multiple times. the financial aid session seems a bit overwhelming with the amount of info they give, but it's really helpful. and the student body is pretty diverse." Report Response

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