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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?

6 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"All of the questions are here on SDN Why medicine, Drunk classmate question, what do you see being your toughest challenge, etc. " Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why did you apply to IOWA?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Do you have questions for us? Take this oppurtunity to make every point you want. Be like, well I just want to make sure that I portray bam bam bam bam. Make your argument. Hurry you only get 25 minutes!" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think it is going to take to close the gap between socioeconomic groups so far as healthcare is concerned? (Asked during unstructured portion)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me some negative things about yourself?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school's website, AMCAS, and Secondary responses" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Let me say that, the University of IOWA is a great school, point blank. The facilities are great, the people are great, the curricula is great, the school is outstanding. I was blown away at all the oppurtunities to study. The school was really great. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"OK pay close attention. I feel that my tour guide gave away some things that he really did not want to tell us. First, he said that the school encourages its students to go to rural areas during the during the summer. He said that it is really nice beacause they actually need you. And the way that he said it made me feel like they do not need you at the hospital in IOWA CITY. So that is the most negative thing. There is not that much oppurtunity for clinical learning at the University. YEA BIG ISSUE" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the food was goign to be terrible. BOX LUNCHES. They should really revamp that. Maybe let us go to the hospital cafe and eat there. You hear me admissions, let the students fgo eat at the cafe!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"DIVERSITY DAY DIVERSITY DAY!!! We arrived in the lobby and was directed to a conference room on othe 2nd floor. There we had a sit down with all the deans, which was really nice. They answered alot of questions. Then we left and went over to the interviewing area and met with another campus representative. She was really nice. She reads these SDN feedbacks. HEY!! We then had our interviews in two groups. While one group interviewed the other group went to a really nive fly lab on campus. It was awesome. UIOWA really pushed its students to do research. So after both groups did the interview and the labn tour we got back together to eat lunch. THE WORST LUNCH EVER. WHY BOX LUNCHES IOWA, WHY? They could have just let us go to the hospital. Anyway, there was a female students who was really helpful and authentic. You could tell she was beign completely honest. Her name was Marie Colbert. Ask for her!!! We ate and had a very interesting conversation and then we left to take tours. Now this is where UIOWA was knocked down a little in my book. My interviewer, forgot his name seemed to be really unaware of how to navigate the hospital. Which made me wiery. Think about it future physicians. We know nothing right now of being doctors. Do you think we are going to learn by sitting and working in classes, NO!! We need to get in there make mistakes and learn from them. My tour guide was adimate about not having experience in his fifrst year,. HE said that there is not reason for it. ''You would not know what you are doing?'' Well, you wont know what youa re doing your third year either. And because of the small nature of IOWA you can not expect to have your own patients and stuff. Bigger medical centers can offer you more in this area. Last we went back to the conference room and had a panel discussion with students. Where UIOWA took another hit. One students asked the panel, Do they feel that they are being preped to deal with a diverse population of patients and everyone was silent. The seem to be stomped. I smell an NOPE! Well, long story short, UIOWA was a great school, but i think it is best left a damn good backup school!" 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Iowa House Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

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