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  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Iowa City, IA
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?


What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"All the questions I was asked are already up...structured portion = 4 of those questions...unstructured is just time to talk...I think I spent a little to much time on the structured...try and pace yourself oh and the knock on the door sort of through me off once we passed the 30 minute mark...grrr" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, career center resources, outlined my ideas but didn't rehearse or practice because I wanted to have my answers be though out but still spontaneous. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Admissions staff is incredibly friendly and helpful and once you interview they really seem to encourage you to keep in contact, the facilities are top notch, the learning community breakdown and CBL are both big positives." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Interview was way to interviewers were defintely looking to talk a little more about why I choose MD over MSTP and about the collegial research enviroment but they only let us go five minutes over :(. Not a huge fan of the non-biased interview approach where the interviewers are not members of the committee" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That up until 6 years ago Iowa had an interview optional policy...and that I get the feeling the interview is not weighted as heavily here as at other schools..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great fellow interviewees were mainly residents and all very friendly...unstructured presentation about "Why Iowa?" was a great involved way to sell the school...the tour was very brief so I took a little time to see the other facilities...I mean for 35k a year and 4 years of my life I figured I needed to see all that was available not the terrific new MERF building. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

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