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Why did you choose the University of Iowa and the Carver College of Medicine?
Great medical education, in-state, close to family
What discipline are you studying?
Why did you choose a career in a health or biosciences related field?
Interests in science, how the body works, solving problems, working with people, making a difference serving others
Where did you attend undergraduate school?
What do you like to do outside of class?
Run, Netflix, watch sports, hang out with friends, read, play video games
Home medical school, live in Iowa
Direct impact of healthcare, able to make a difference and see the results
Johns Hopkins University
Ballroom dance, video games
Where is your hometown, state?
West Des Moines, Iowa
The faculty and staff are extremely approachable and the environment is more cooperative than competitive.
MD, undecided, leaning toward family medicine or primary care
The love of science and people
University of Nebraska—Lincoln
Take naps, attend concerts
Des Moines, Iowa
It was the best interview experience. People were friendlier. I felt wanted here instead of feeling I had to measure up or else. I got the best financial package here.
Why did you choose a career in a health science or biosciences related field?
It combines my interest in health science and desire to be a resource for others.
McGill University and State University of New York at New Paltz
Exercise, socialize with friends
New Paltz, New York
Close to where I grew up, great reputation, friendly atmosphere, great facilities...what's not to like? I would be dumb to go anywhere else.
I grew up around Iowa City with many doctors in my family. I shadowed many doctors and couldn't see myself doing anything else.
Indiana Wesleyan University
Sports, read, play the piano
I was very impressed by the Carver College of Medicine's efforts to foster collaboration between students especially through the learning communities. The administration is very receptive to student feedback and faculty are generally very willing to go the extra mile to teach and train future providers.
Health is an essential component to the overall well-being of individuals and communities. I feel fortunate to have grown up in good health and hope to be able to use my love for learning to "pay it forward" and make a difference in others' lives.
Towing, CrossFit, outdoorsy things
Money, collaborative atmosphere, primary care focus
MD—Global Health Distinction Track
Why did you choose a career in health or bioscience related field?
Combination of interaction with people and science. See medicine as a tool for addressing inequality/social justice.
BA, Wheaton College; MS, Duke University
Cook, exercise, volunteer at Free Medical Health Clinic
I felt really comfortable during the interview process and also really liked Iowa City.
I like the biology and the idea of using science and medicine to improve people's lives and prevent disease.
University of California—Davis
Rowing, cooking, reading
I wanted to be an exceptional physical therapist, capable of providing understanding care to my patients, and the University of Iowa gave me the tools to do that. The University of Iowa and the Carver College of Medicine's Department of Physical Therapy has some of the best staff in the country who know how to prepare students for a career in physical therapy.
Why did you choose a career in health or biosciences related field?
I wanted to be able to interact with people while also helping them get better and achieve their goals.
Physical activities outdoors.
I chose to attend the University of Iowa and the Carver College of Medicine for the outstanding reputation and ranking of its Physician Assistant Program.
Physician Assistant Studies
I love to help people.
Florida International University
Go out to eat. Volunteer my time. Go to the movies.
Where is your home state?
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