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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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Why medicine? What skills will you bring to your entering class? What would you do if you thought a friend was abusing alcohol? Describe a time you had to use your skills to complete a task with others." Report Response

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

"Describe your work as a substance abuse counselor." Report Response

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

"Any questions for us?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The University of Iowa interviews are set up such that they ask four standard questions to all applicants. After those questions are answered (during which no feedback is given by the interviewers), a more informal conversation occurs. The most interesting question I was asked related to my experience as a substance abuse counselor, and how I managed to establish rapport with clients." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing was too difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Iowa site." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"EVERYTHING! Great school! New, state of the art facilities, great curriculum, fantastic interest in student's needs and well-being. Everyone seemed very enthusiastic, open, and helpful. I was impressed also with the size of the town: it's smaller and I like that. If you like big cities with lots of places to hang out (clubs, bars, etc.), this is probably not the place for you. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"What a great place U Iowa is, and what a great town Iowa City is! " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"You interview with about 15 or so other students. The situation is set up such that you are together in the larger group for the admissions and financial aid presentations (very thorough), and in groups of about 4 for lunch and the tour with a current student. The tour is impressive! Then you come back for your interview, which runs about 25 minutes or so. It really goes quickly--make sure to tell them anything you want to point out as soon as the standard questions are over! After the interview, you do a quick exit interview with admissions and then you're free to go." Report Response

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