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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 you think you did?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 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?

Closed file

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

"How did you decide you wanted to become a doctor? How do you handle conflict?" Report Response

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

"Name a time you showed compassion. What would I bring to the U of Iowa? Tell me about your research work. Do you plan to eventually return to research?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for us?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why not MD/PhD?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the difference between a doctor and a physician? What do you feel is the biggest problem facing health care today?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN. The U of I web-site. Spoke with students at Iowa. Reviwed my application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are new and amazing. The students were all very cool and friendly plus I already knew several students. I liked the community setting so that every student has the opportunity to interact with M1-M4's. The office staff and the Dean were all very friendly!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The majority of the interview took place in one room. I don't feel the interviwers really got to know me with the standardized interview setting. Waiting for my interview time in the room with the other students was worse on my nerves than the actual interview." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Iowa City is a cool town. People thinmk because it is in Iowa it will be a small lame, but it is a great college town with plenty going on it you know where to look. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a very positive experience. I would reccommend staying with a student to increase your contact time with students otherwise student contact is limited to the tour. The group size was around 12, not too big but not too personal either. I enjoyed the fact that the interview was only the afternoon. It wasn't drug out like other interviews I have been to. I interviewed with a great bunch of students that I would love to have as classmates!" Report Response

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