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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?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Let's go over your flaws so I can sell you better to the admissions council. " Report Response

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

"What is your strength? What is your weakness? (yeah, I know... pretty generic)" Report Response

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

"Why IU? Why Indiana? Will you practice medicine in Indiana? Why?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why do you think Kenyans are not supporting President Kibaki? (the interviewer helped start the IU-Kenya project and knew I lived in Kenya for a while)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you are a Texas Resident, why opt for $60K/yr tuition instead of $20K/yr? (then he subtly implied I should stay in Texas)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"AMCAS ID, IU website,," Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Interview! I had the greatest, most laid back interviewers who managed to grill me without making me sweat." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Everything else! Lousy tour that amounted to "here is a lecture room.... the library.... student union" (wow! photo op!). Also, the information session was nothing more than a summary of the website. At the end of the day, I knew exactly what I knew going in (and I still have [at best] a vague notion of IU)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The satelite campuses are not that bad. It gives you a chance to study in the best environment e.g. Gary campus follows PBL, etc. Also, if you really want to impress them, name drop the 9 competencies early in the interview. Just a suggestion......" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very laid back and potentially fun if you meet the right interviewers and students. As long as you know yourself and can answer most of the questions on this site, the interview process will be simple (the 45 mins flew by)" Report Response

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