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  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Charlottesville
Individual Feedback 5 161 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 131
Negatively 10
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.61 152

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.05 104

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 88

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 4
25 minutes 14
30 minutes 119
35 minutes 2
40 minutes 4
45 minutes 3
50 minutes 2
55 minutes 1
60+ minutes 10

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 157
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 157
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 156
Closed file 0

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.01 157

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

"Specific questions on my Extra curriculars, they read everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about UVASOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A patient in your clinical trial feels like they are being used as a guinea pig. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"talk about X experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your clinical experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about (specific activity)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about being a doctor and having a family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brought us to your attention? (i.e., why would someone from the other side of the country apply to Virginia?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you all about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did volunteering motivate you to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research award." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide on medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about how you decided to pursue medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you had a patient that refused to quit smoking? Would you stop seeing them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your clinical experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"What field of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about ... on your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one thing that needs to be done in health care reform to best improve health in the population? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? What made you decide to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Why are you sitting here at a medical school interview? Why have you chosen medicine?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have [these experiences] taught you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your 3 biggest strengths that will prepare you to be a physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm completely paraphrasing these questions, because I don't quite remember them. Do you have anything else you would like me to know about you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you passionate about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your support system? What's gonna get you through med school when you hate your basic sciences, get jealous of your friends going out on the weekends and you're home studying, etc etc. ??" More from this Member | Report Response

"''Do you know the origins of Midlothian, your town name?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"general stuff about my application. nothing special" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to know about Charlottesville?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The question about the clinic." More from this Member | Report Response

"give me a specific example of a clinical case you have observed" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your parents' occupations influence your decision to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel will be your biggest challenge as a woman in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Immigration issue (see above)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your story you used in your personal statement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"questions were specific to your file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked about stuff on my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is my family member (who I mentioned was ill in my essay) doing OK now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your feelings on accepting pens/samples/gifts/etc. from drug reps?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned from working in the ER?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want the admission committee to tell me about you ? (ie, best qualities about yourself) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would I want you as one of my classmates? (the 4th-year asked this one)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What current medical technology do you feel will have the largest impact on medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"With all the research you've done, why do you think you should be an md not a phd?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a medical award named after you, what would you want it to be for? (ex. most capable doctor, most compassionate doctor, most groundbreaking doctor, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has you exposure to medicine been?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your most valuable community service/medical expereince?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about ethics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your positive qualities? Negative?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't understand what bioengineers do. Can you explain it to me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the learning community that you were involved in." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your favorite non-science class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in medicine?/When did you decide to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"From your 3rd MCAT, I see that these are very solid numbers. Can you explain to me what happened during the first two tests?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Once in medical school, what do you feel will be your biggest challenge." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the doctors let me give HIV results back to patients and how I have been trained for that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think that healthcare for individuals from rural areas differs from care for those in more urban areas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me aboout your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about (AMCAS Post-Secondary experience)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your time in Germany." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions relating to my personal statement (over half of the discussion sprung from my essay)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you did not become a doc?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on the designated hitter rule in baseball? (I'm from St. Louis and currently live in Boston, so since the Cards and the Sox were both doing well, we started talking about baseball)" More from this Member | Report Response

"General questions about my application and course work as an undergrad. Along with these questions went the question about what I want/expect out of a medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one problem in health care and tell me how you would fix it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your passion for medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the clinical experience you had." More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you receive your medical school epiphany? " More from this Member | Report Response

"So you shadowed a surgeon in Scotland...what do you think about socialized health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is healthcare a privlege or a right?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why uva " More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a few strengths and weaknesses you believe you have." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your role in research, and what have you discovered?" More from this Member | Report Response

"respond to this statement(an ethical/stressful situation written by a med student)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you parents have to say about the University of Virginia (They're UVa grads)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"so how was the drive up this morning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think is the most pressing ethical issue in health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from your research that applies to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"can't remember... nothing even remotely challenging besides the questions i already mentioned." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you like your undergrad school? Why did you choose to go there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about drug companies giving perks to doctors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your drive here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your major." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UVa?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences in Ghana" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research? Are there any possible clinical correlations to your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Anything you would have done differently in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of medicine do you hope to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UVA? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the evolution of your interest in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"From essay - what do you see as the biggest problem in US healthcare today? How, specifically, would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to do with your medical degree (not specialty)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your (untraditional) background will benefit you in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why U.Va.? Where do you want to practice? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your volunteer experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"explain your c's in chemistry" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What challenges do you anticipate in medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a challenge you faced and how did you resolve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your shadowing experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did your daddy get you that job? *said in condescending tone* (uh, my dad was unemployed at the time... I don't think he was looking to find me a job)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your path to medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, what kind of specialty do you see yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most rewarding aspect of your clinical volunteering?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 3 of your biggest accomplishments / failures?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why help sick people. This is different than why doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem to be interested in many things. How do I know medicine is a long term choice for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is (fill in my job title on AMCAS)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which part of your application do you want me to stress to the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you couldn't be a doctor, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you proud of yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about this research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"How was your experience in XX state during your year off?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your motivation to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you increase the diversity of UVA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you come away with from you undergraduate career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Why UVa?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be your biggest challenge in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about ____" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you did not become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you will have problems with the course load?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let's say there is a woman that comes in to see you. She has ovarian cancer and has decided not to treat it. She tells you that she has been having fevers, and that she has been treating them by cutting an onion in half, putting it on her chest while sleeping and throwing it away in the morning. What do you tell her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you like your undergrad program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you couldn't get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about this activity." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the problems with medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Volunteer activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me in your own words how you got interested in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were asked to spend only 10 minutes with patients instead of 15, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"''Why UVA?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"What problems do you think exist with the health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The second interviewer was a fourth-year who knew a TON about my application...he asked some questions from there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would I want you as a classmate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you like charlottesville" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your support systems?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whether i would go into research as an oncologist." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about ___ experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Elaborate on my research/volunteer experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"why UVA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you go from engineering to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would I want you as my classmate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you pick your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you respond to a patient whose personal decisions conflict with your own beliefs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What medical experiences have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you feel about mandatory service work or military work abroad" More from this Member | Report Response

"What clinical experience have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you tell me about bioethics? For example, what are your thoughts on stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you got here (I'm a nontrad student - he wanted to know why I switched fields)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most valuable non-medical experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteer experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this line on your PS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you look up to?(someone not in the health field)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you have to plan everything then how do you handle change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your most significant experience that contributed to your wanting to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are the mountain bike trails around the campus? (I'm a UG at UVA and I wrote about mountain biking in my essays, so they just wanted to know.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you don't get into medical school, what will you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan on making any money if you want to work with underserved populations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is healthcare in other countries different from ours?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do to deal with academic stress? I said run, this seemed to be a pretty good answer. Apparently everyone in Charlottesville runs." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the current state of health-care." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions of how I got interested in medicine--how does my humanities major connect to my interest in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in rural medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is wrong with America's public schools and how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do I believe that alcoholism and drug addictions are medical diseases? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you really know what it would be like to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was an ethical issue you faced when working at the hospital?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you solve the problem of bad physicians being a danger to their patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who has been your best teacher in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this 'D'...I though it might be a typo?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What entails good communication?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe (Insert activity here)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite color and why is it so?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any weaknesses that the admissions committee should be aware of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about ____ experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your involvement in (some activity)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions listed above." More from this Member | Report Response

"so tell me more about {something in my application}" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to UVA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, where'd you grow up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why virginia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about my answer to the "biggest challenge as a doctor" essay on the secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"blah blah" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about (most of my activities)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences abroad. How is healthcare in other countries different than ours?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a particular patient that has had an impact on you (through volunteer experience)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about (______) in your personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools are you looking at?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide to pursue a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You were very candid about the challenges you see facing as a physician (UVA essay), how have you learned to deal with this over the last few years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you handle med school" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you react to this ethical delimma? [handed short paragraph to read]" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"WHat do you think would be the most difficult thing for you during medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most difficult thing you'll face in med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Were you the one who delayed applying for a year to bring up your senior year grades? (didn't know my advisor letter included that little tidbit)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will your career be like in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you enjoy doing for fun? How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They read your secondary, so know your answers to the essay questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you not consider medicine earlier as a career? What compelled you to look at it now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How competitive are you? In what ways does your competitiveness show itself? " More from this Member | Report Response

"When you are finished with school and all your evaulations are done, what becomes the criteria for being a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"are you doing any volunteerwork in your year off, where?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are your long term goals" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there a specific patient interaction that strongly influenced your desire to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of stuff did you do on your medical service trips?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you could live so far away from your family for 4 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you have questions for me" More from this Member | Report Response

"What exactly do you like so much about teaching? (O Chem and Bio lab instructor)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of specific questions based off of my application which they knew very well" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about experience X" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the scientific journal you started in your university." More from this Member | Report Response

"- Describe a hardship you faced. - Have you considered MD/PhD? - Talk about the town in which you grew up " More from this Member | Report Response

"What TV shows do you like to watch? What books do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your goal in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this event you went through in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most interesting clinical case you've seen?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan to do next year (I have the year off)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would make me want to have you as a classmate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Elaborate on your shadowing experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's a big problem facing health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you take care of you?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What is the biggest challenge you think you've faced and come out of as a better person?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest strength and weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest challenge/adversity" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an experience you've had in a health care setting that's shown you a challenge that medical professionals face." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you elaborate on X?" More from this Member | Report Response

"talk to me about a patient that you saw in the ER, but don't tell me about the one you talked about on your personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most questions were specific to the application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies? But like I said, most of the questions are specific to your own experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself in ten years" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of medicine are you interested in? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you want me to present you to the admissions committe?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the rest was really specific to my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"So...I see you're a peer health educator. How was that? What were some of the challenges you faced teaching your peers about health? " More from this Member | Report Response

"''Would you like to meet up with my son to play squash next week?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about my volunteer experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"is there your first interview? where else do you have interviews?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UVA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned from independent research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the SMEP program. Challenges you expect as a doctor? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I there anything on or off the record that I can tell you about UVa?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what did you learn from the tour?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a pediatrician, how would you deal with parents who are non-compliant and interfereing with your treatment of their child?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you can create time for family when you have a career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your clinical experience. Not so much a question, but a vehicle for them to get to know what you got from your clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"see "most difficult question"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? Why UVa?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When was a time that you were a leader, and when were you a part of the group (and someone else led)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you rate yourself as an applicant on a scale of 1-10" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did sports play a role in who you have become?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your first MCAT score." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you respond if a young girl came in asking about getting an abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you tell me what happened when you were hospitalized during your 1st year for a biking accident." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you hear about UVA and why do you want to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about whatever you want." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteer experience with kids with cancer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a pressing ethical issue related to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please tell me more about X EC." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about why you want to be a doctor - how did you get where are you are now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The only ethical/hypothetical question I was asked: You are working in the ER and a gentleman who has been in a serious car accident arrives with severe bleeding. You are able to stop some of the bleeding but not all of it, and the patient's blood pressure is dropping. You realize that in order for him to survive, you will need to order a blood transfusion. However, his chart says he wants no blood or blood products of any kind because of his religious beliefs. The patient is unconscious and there are no family members around. What do you do? (For questions like these, keep in mind the patient's wishes, and any legal repercussions of acting contrary to a patient's desires)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your study abroad experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a patient you saw this summer." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have lots of medical experience, but what makes you really think you know what it's like to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The greatest challenge once you're in the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"UVA has a large, intimidating premedical environment. Did you find it hard to interact with your professors? Do you think it will be like that in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The HMO question which was the only sorta tricky one because there was a specific answer he was looking for and it took me a second to figure out where he was going with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about "this" on your application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"your weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Thats all I remember, and the non-existant med school one." More from this Member | Report Response

"see above...ethical" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who will you route for during football games? (Undergrad was a rival)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like Charlottesville?" More from this Member | Report Response

"blah blah blah... very typical interivew q's!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why primary care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of Charlottesville?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"That's an interesting activity you've got listed here. Tell me about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about _____ experience on your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an current event involving medicine, and what you think about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the time I just talked about whatever I wanted" More from this Member | Report Response

"You majored in both a science and a humanity- when did you first get interested in history?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about whatever you want" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you entering medicine NOW as opposed to earlier in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel comfortable at this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your parents' opinions of you going into medicine? (my whole family is in health care)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about what you do outside of studying/work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research... do you see yourself going into research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UVA" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you look for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the current health care crisis and being monitored by insurance companies? How will that affect your quality of life/job enjoyment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem facing American health care? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there something you are afraid of about entering medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to UVA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was your thesis about?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"asked about an activity I didn't have much hours in" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most proud of" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question discussing the cultural contexts of patient care." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to cook? (Mentioned in my secondary that I loved cooking)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with an ungrateful patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think encouraging people to have an implantable chip with all their medical record information on it is ethical?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe a memorable patient" More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably about how I reconcile my faith and interest in science." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most were about my file, nothing too crazy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Scenario based question in which administration is upset that you take longer per patient than a colleague. How do you handle this" More from this Member | Report Response

"We discussed the differences between diagnosis using advanced radiological instruments vs. physical exams." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an interesting clinical case you observed." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you want someone to say in your eulogy? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about this specific patient in your clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is music?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you really want to stay here for 4 more years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, I didn't find any incredibly interesting, though the conversation with my first interviewer was very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see yourself working to study culture's effects on health? What approach will you take? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What books would you recommend I read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you take care of you?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What is the biggest challenge you think you've faced and come out of as a better person?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned from your mother? What about your father?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(I mentioned that I had been with a patient who had died while I was there) What was it like, watching someone die for the first time? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you elaborate on X?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The onion one" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's been awhile, but all the questions were very specific to my application. I wasn't really asked too many general questions. I guess why my one of my MCAT sections scores was so low in the first place." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you pick your instrument? (I'm a musician)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think science could stand to be more self-reflexive? (specific to my major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are you most passionate about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your travels abroad. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Volunteering, you must have seen pharmaceutical company representatives come in and give free pens to physicians and take them out to lunch, etc. What do you think of that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What really stands out/something you'll remember about your undergraduate career? " More from this Member | Report Response

"''How can you explain the lower rates of gastric cancer in Americans versus Japanese people given your research?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be health care god for a day what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were to call your mother up right now and ask her what your biggest weakness was, what would she say? ...yea, my mother." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if I was working in a clinic and got yelled at for only seeing 20 patients when my coworker was able to see 30?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some ethical issues your generation of physicians will face." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about moving to Charlottesville? (i went to college at Chicago)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about Honor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What lesson have you learned from your brother (who has down syndrome)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should we be doing about the illegal immigration issue (overall and in terms of health care specifically)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both asked about my " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think should be changed about health care in the U.S.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will my conservative religious views impede me from providing medical services to anyone of a differing background?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would I want you as a classmate? (Ask by my 4th Year interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"case scenario about an uncomprimising patient" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really stood out here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would I want you as my classmate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you invision your greatest challenge in medical school to me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were working as a pediatrician in a rural area and a 15 year old girl asked you for birth control but not to tell her parents, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think "entitlement" means? Follow up question: Do you feel people in your generation feel they are entitled to something?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer is a big runner and I just ran a marathon so just talking about that experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you seen a lot of class discrimination in the places you've traveled?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were a few that were asked that were interesting. Most were drawn from my research experience. 1. What factors do you think have contributed to the increase in diagnosis of ADD in the past 30 years? 2. What do you think about a link between mercury and autism?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really mind blowing - the interviewers really just wanted to get to know me." More from this Member | Report Response

"i was given a scenario,in which as a physician, I had to balance the business end of health care with quality of patient care" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about you major and why you chose history?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is a mentor/ person you look up to and why? " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was more conversational than direct questions and answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"All pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will deal with the celebrity of being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you ask a prospective medical student that I haven't asked you already?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do when you there is no known way to treat your patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if one of my athletes were using steroids? (I want to be team physician)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your religious background will affect your decisions as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite Law and Order spin off?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interviewer was the director of Student Health at the school, so he asked me something about what the school should do to help prevent the abuse of alcohol." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the blue, a lot of stuff about my fraternity because I talked about it in my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do when you have to tell a patient that they have HIV and they are going to die? (In reference to my job)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why might a patient not comply with a treatment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that there should be more connection between neuroscience and psychology departments?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most difficult job you've ever had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a current scientific project that could have a large impact on medicine in 10-15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you may want to integrate your experience in alternative medicine with traditional(western) medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of non-academic reading do you most like to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do I want out of a medical school? (Both interviewers asked this question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked a lot of questions about my minor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about playing the piano, and how you think what you learned will help you be a good doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think medical research is going in the right direction?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you solve the problem of bad physicians being a danger to their patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If robots took over all doctor's jobs, what would you do then?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What health-related experience made you most want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think John Kerry is going to fund the health care plan currently received by congressmen for all Americans? I told him I had no clue-he said that was a fine answer because he didn't know either." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really out of the ordinary. I guess it would have to be "So where do you go to bass fish?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really out of the ordinairy. Their questions were mostly about my profile." More from this Member | Report Response

"questions about my minor and the future of healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I would react to other classmates in medical school, looking up to me with respect to almost all of the first-year classes I have previously taken and currently tutor." More from this Member | Report Response

"If medical school didn't exist, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given your goals, what would you do if all medical training ceased to exist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like playing video games?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none...all basic" More from this Member | Report Response

"what impression of you should i take away from this interview..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one way in which you're beliefs have been challenged in college and how did you deal with that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I work for a campus Safe-Ride at my undergraduate school and I was asked how we handled very drunk passengers." More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you do a lot oral cavity research, why not be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think is the most pressing ethical issue in health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"see below" More from this Member | Report Response

"from your file, you're apparently very smart. what's the square root of 483?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were being pressured to see more patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What medical advances have you read about in the news in the past year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. Very stereotypical interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"So, I've got an impression of you from reading your file. Now I want you to tell me how I should think of you, so I can see if it matches my premeditated impression? [WTF?!?]" More from this Member | Report Response

"No real interesting questions. The interviewers were really laid back and more interested in getting to know me as a person. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Extremely open-ended questions about integrity and the pt-physician relationship, why Americans are self-obsessed, and what I could do about all of this." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there any examples you have seen set by doctors that you would not like to emulate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your research - specifically." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in charge, how would you deal with the influence of HMO's and insurance companies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my trip to Australia." More from this Member | Report Response

"Was my essay really true?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The doctor handed me a paragrapth that describes a situation in which a 3 yr toddler died and you pressed by your chief resident to practice intubation on the boy to gain experience while the parents are waiting outside for their son. We talked in some great length about the subject." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain to me what you meant on your AMCAS essay when you wrote XYZ? [many of these]" More from this Member | Report Response

"I have a set impression of you from your file. What should I know about you that your file might not illustrate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"From reading your app. I have an impression formed about you.. but could you describe yourself and tell me what's unique/important about you? I want to know if it matches to my idea about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the job you've had that you liked best?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, just standard stuff!" More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell me about one of the patients you saw while shadowing the orthopaedic surgeon." - and that was 2 years ago!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you can use your major (humanities-related) in your study and practice of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the greatest Problem with the American healthcare system and how would you fix it? Why UVa? Describe your life ten years from now. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Respond to an ethical vignette I was asked to read." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had spent some time volunteering in Morocco, and one of my interviewers asked me to evaluate the healthcare system they had. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really tough; very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, all were very friendly and conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"Assuming that all the science and altruism is gone out of your day, the patient's family is griping, complaining and disrespectful . . . . how are you going to behave?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your passion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an ethical situation you think you will face in medicine and how would you solve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenged do you anticipate facing during med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your fovorite pert of college?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Every question felt straightforward, they were not trying to trip me." More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethical question about a patient who wants a certain treatment plan that may not align with the medical community's consensus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about a sensitive familial situation mentioned in a secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been the single most important lesson that life has taught you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a situation in which you had your authority challenged?" More from this Member | Report Response

"anything to add?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All were personal so there weren't any difficult questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to know about being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Scenario based question in which administration is upset that you take longer per patient than a colleague. How do you handle this" More from this Member | Report Response

"A hypothetical question about dealing with a patient whose behaviors were damaging to their health but who didn't want to change." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing was particularly difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"Make your research interesting and relevant to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain bad grade." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is music?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you engineering experience shape your character?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably #2 and #3. They're so generic." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a hospital administrator was getting on you for having a smaller patient load than other doctors (because this would reduce profitability for the clinic)? **the hardest part was that this question was repeated THREE TIMES in succession and each time I had to come up with a new answer**" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books would you recommend I read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's a big problem facing health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't any...very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"(Interviewer responding to essay answer about difficulty in balancing family life with patients): "So you said that you oblige the patient who refuses to see another doctor than you, but what if the patient's reasoning is based on that other doctor's race or sex?" aka, because the patient is racist or sexist" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to say when I present your file to the adcom?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretend we switched positions and you were in front of the admissions committee advocating for your acceptance, what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer: So, why are we having this interview? Student: Do you mean in the sense of, "What activities and schoolwork did I do to make it here?" or "Why do I want to come to medical school?" Interviewer: "Why do you want to take care of sick people for the rest of your life?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"the onion one" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your most unique quality as a medical school applicant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't any difficult questions. Although there was an activity I had listed on my application that had nothing to do with the medical field that I was asked about, and I was surprised that he had asked about it because nobody in previous interviews had ever cared about the non-medical aspects of my application. But it was a very conversational question. Asking what I liked about the teaching, and I had never thought about it consciously before, but it was a fun question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What if you didn't get into medical school? No, what if you couldn't do anything clinically, medically related? What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"anything interesting about yourself that is not included in the application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the life of a doctor is like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are you most passionate about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You GPA and MCAT and pretty low, how do I know you'll be able to make it here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do about the growing problem of language/communication between health professionals and patients? (this followed after sharing a story from my hospital volunteering days about it taking 10 minutes to figure out that a spanish-speeking mom just wanted to see her baby...something simple, what happens when we're discussing insurance or symptoms or highly complicated issues)" More from this Member | Report Response

"''Oh, I see you're from Midlothian. Do you happen to know the origin and history of your town's name?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be health care god for a day what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethical question about a supervisor putting pressure on me for not seeing as many patients (per month) as another physician in my department." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you have failed (at something) and describe how you dealt with that." More from this Member | Report Response

"second interviewer asked me some really pointed/detail questions which i think i handled well. However, his lack of facial expression kind of descouraged me quit a bit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too tough" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about Honor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing hard" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one problem in U.S. health care and how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The 2nd interviewer (faculty) asked me the three questions straight from UVA's secondary. I forgot what I had written. And of course the " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too bad... maybe about where I want my career to go specifically" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really, very conversational interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel it means to SERVE the community as a physician. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient wasn't taking their meds" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you really know what it is like to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A case study regarding which patient to choose for an organ transplant from two scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interviewer really liked poutry. He asked me what type of chicken lays blue eggs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would I want you in my class? (From a student interviewer- doesn't sound too difficult until you're put on the spot to talk about something other than your academics/experiences.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which do you think would be a more lipophilic compound: ethylmercury or methylmercury?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could decide what I wrote about you in my post-interview comments, what would you want me to say? Doesn't sound hard at first, but it was tricky." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel about the direction that medicine is going and how would you propose to fix it? (In reference to managed care) This question had me scratching my head..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you had to be empathetic." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in my position, what question would you ask me that I have not already asked you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else you'd like me to know about you? (doesn't sound hard, but at the end of the interview, its just arkward to say something, so have an answer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you sure you know what it means to be a doctor (Not that I couldn't think of an answer, but his tone was pretty condescending, so it threw me off guard)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about defensive medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above. Right now there really is no right answer for that, I think they wanted to see if I would take stand." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do about making sure patients felt they could trust their physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above. Actually the question wasn't difficult, per se. But it was something that I did not have a premeditated response for. If that happens to you, just ask if you could have a couple of moments to think about an answer, which is a good thing because it shows that you're thinking about what you want to say as opposed to having some prepared speech." More from this Member | Report Response

"Once in medical school, what do you feel will be your biggest challenge." More from this Member | Report Response

"See question above." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with a pregnant woman who continues to smoke?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something about HMO's (I think). There was a "suit" who would come and ask me about my numbers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your disadvantaged status. (if you put this on your amcas, they will probably ask you to "prove" it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about drug companies marketing to physicians with free goodies, textbooks and dinners?" More from this Member | Report Response

"1. Tell me about a pressing ethical issue relating to medicine. (note, not a bioethical dilemma/issue, just an ethical issue) 2. In what type of community do you see yourself working in as a physician and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question about intubating a dead patient for practice." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is wrong with America's public schools and how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do I believe that alcoholism and drug addictions are medical diseases? (This question related to my experience as an addictions counselor)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one problem in health care and how you would fix it." More from this Member | Report Response

"This research you've done is interesting, but why does it really matter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular." More from this Member | Report Response

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were interviewing yourself, how would you rate yourself out of 10?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same" More from this Member | Report Response

"Really, none... They ask you about your plans and goals but once you have a clear idea about what you're doing, it will be ok." More from this Member | Report Response

"There really wasn't a difficult question. I did get one ethical situation: 3 year old child arrives dead at the ER and the staff attempts to revive him but fails. The first year intern jumps in and practices intubating on the deceased child while the parents are in the waiting room. They have no clue what's going on, they think the staff is still trying to "save" their baby. My interviewer asked me what I thought and, in the end, told me there was no real answer. I think he was just trying to see if I could understand both sides of the issue. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about working for an HMO and my response to being repeatedly hassled to see more patients." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is healthcare a privlege or right? " More from this Member | Report Response

"questions concerning the future of healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"on my first interview, 13 minutes left to the end, I was asked to continue the interview in whatever way I want with questions, comments, thoughts, ..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you showed your dedication to medicine (or some form of this, I don't remember how it was worded)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain to me why you think UVA should accept you among other applicants (ergo, what can you bring to UVA)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical: If you did not believe in abortion, would you help a patient receive one?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer had me read a short paragraph describing an ethical issue encountered by a medical student and asked me to comment on it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical question on a pregnant woman who was repeatedly hospitalized for her cocaine habit. how to handle it as a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"what do u expect from a medical school education? (duh!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as the above question. As obvious as the question may have been, I'd never been asked it on any other interview and didn't have a "pat" answer to it! I handled it well though. I've gotten scarily good at improvising on the interview trail. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical questions about parents consenting to use their children as resesarch subjects (I did some research with adolescent participants) and a scenario involving a pregnant teenager who was in a car accident and didn't want doctors to tell her parents she was pregnant." More from this Member | Report Response

"see above. it sounds like a joke, but my interviewer had the most serious expression when he said it! thanks, guy. :-/" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your worst quality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none too hard" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think we should go about improving our health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the University of Virigina?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why University of Virginia? (I absolutely loathe this question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer surprised me with an ethical question, but it wasn't too bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"See above. Almost all other questions were pretty standard. The student interviewer I had was pretty ditzy and clueless. She didn't even really ask me any questions. First thing she said was, "I can see from your file that you're a very smart person. Now do you have any questions for me about UVA?" Worthless." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. " More from this Member | Report Response

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question - How did I feel about residency hours being changed from 100 hrs a week to 80 hrs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in charge, how would you deal with the influence of HMO's and insurance companies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you deal with a patient deteriorating despite your best care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you handle med school? (Not that hard but that was about as bad as they got)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The 4th year student asked me what would I choose between MCV and UVA because I told them that my fiancee is currently attending MCV." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you say you could see yourself as a radiologist when you mention you wish to have more interaction with patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could pick from the 3 Virginia schools, which would you select?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to UVA if you're from so far away?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult, very relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you think you'll be successful in medical school? (to be fair, I had been asked about delaying the app for a year by the previous interviewer, so when she asked why a year off I went ahead and mentioned the grade issue - but she followed with "But that's in engineering, so I think your grades are great for your major.")" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you change healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the qualities of a good doctor? How closely do you fit that profile?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't really any difficult questions, it was quite relaxed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the first interviewer did not ask me any questions, she just seemed to want me to keep talking and talking. that made it pretty difficult because i felt i was talking too much." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the weakest thing about you? Your poorest attribute--and don't give the "pat" answers like "I'm driven."" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the biggest challenge you'll face in medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"With such little clinical experience (he actually misread my application), how do you know you really want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Really, no tough questions! The interviews (both faculty and student) were very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"liver transplant ethical situations" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Website, SDN, Mock interview, application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AMCAS, secondary, and website a few days before." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked at school website, stayed with a host and asked her questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback on SDN, looked up school information, re-read primary and secondary apps." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sdn, interview feedback, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"read app, youtube" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread app, not a lot of preparation very relaxed interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback, read over application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback, UVA website, read through my application, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"practice practice practice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my secondary essays and went on their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website, speaking with students" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reread secondary essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read a lot of books (esp. books by Atul Gawande) and Sicko by Jonathon Cohn. I also went through my primary and secondary application and practiced on a video camera a few times. None of it was strictly necessary." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forums, SDN interview feedback, re-read secondary/primary, watched video tour on the UVa admissions website, read through school's features on the UVa admissions website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on the school's website and SDN feedback, read over my secondary essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, research on the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, read PS and secondary essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my secondary essays, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over 2ndary app, read primary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my app and looked at UVA's website some." More from this Member | Report Response

"read 31 questions about UVA, reviewed my secondary application" More from this Member | Report Response

"1-read interview feedback, Primary and Sec applications, UVA health system website, "31 questions I wish I'd asked" packet. 2-Prayed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tried to relax." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, re-read primary and secondary, read "31 questions I wish I'd asked", relaxed and walked around Charlottesville the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn feedback, read a few medical science and medical policy articles, looked over my PS and secondaries" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, website, application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AMCAS, secondary. Read information about the medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, looked over my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"I've realized that preparing for an interview is pointless." More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably not enough - read some SDN feedback and reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read up on the generals of health care (wasn't asked any questions about health care), reviewed my amcas and uva applications, and my prepared questions and answers I had made up beforehand. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, from people who interviewed their previously." More from this Member | Report Response

"read over FAQs on admissions website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, dinner with current students, read over AMCAS and secondary essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"read information packet, SDN, virginia's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UVA website, AAMC app stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the packet they gave us, read over my AMCAS and secondary essays, read over some possible interview questions and prepped a little for them" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked over SDN, made a list of questions past UVA applicants were asked and went through how I would answer. I read a few books: ''Health Care Half Truths'' written by the dean of UVA's SOM, ''How Doctors Think'' and another book of a doctor writing to her son letters about the whole process from applying to med school to working as a doctor. All three were really helpful and gave me ideas to work off on in my answers. Of course I looked over my AMCAS application and secondaries (my interviewers had thorougly gone through them and most of my questions were about stuff I had in my application). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread my application and used wikipedia to brush up on my ethical and medical current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on the news, read through some practice questions in a book" More from this Member | Report Response

"Visited SDN and read other peoples´ comments." More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoctor, re-read application, studied UVA on website and MSAR" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website, the interview packet, and my primary and secondary applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"primary, secondary, current articles on health care." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, read uva website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"re-read essays and PS, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Read applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"interview feedback, read over the website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over application, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied issues, ethics, looked over my AMCAS, school's website, didn't look over my UVA specific essays hard enough apparently..." More from this Member | Report Response

"re-read my application, read UVA website, talked to friends in med school for advice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AMCAS, secondary, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread AMCAS, secondary essays, school website, and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as everyone else... SDN, Reread application." More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed my application,read my new england journal of meds, review my research publications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN website, read over my application questions, watched a movie, reviewed my research experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my personal statement, secondary app, and studentdoc.net." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, secondary, AMCAS, read medical articles in magazines" More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS application, Website, Student DR." More from this Member | Report Response

"I look over my AMCAS and secondary applications as well as going over the interview questions posted on this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my AMCAS, personal statement and secondary application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reread AMCAS adn secondarys, went over website " More from this Member | Report Response

"this site, read UVA med website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview questions, reading my AMCAS essays, reviewing research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the UVASOM website, re-read my AMCAS and Secondary applications, thought about how I would answer the different medical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, reviewed my application, MSAR" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, read over Amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"SD.net, application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through AMCAS application and the UVA secondary. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, students there, primary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, UVA website, reviewed materials given to me by school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading the paper, Student Doctor Network, UVA Med Website " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, Personal Statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Visited school website, talked to students who attended, reread personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor Network" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read every single one of these SDN interview reviews for the school, my essays for the school, my personal statement, some encouragement from my family, called a friend who interviewed with them, and called my brother's friend who graduated from there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website, read my essays, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my AMCAS, reviewed my secondaries, healthcare information, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read newspapers and magazines, reviewed the school's website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read their website, reviewed my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Website, Practice with student there" More from this Member | Report Response

"SD, reread my application, read about the programs on the UVA website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, studied the school's website inside and out, studied what I said in my application, studied myself: knew my personal statement and activities and what they taught me/how they related to medicine, thought about all the hard questions I had ever read beforehand." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, application, talked to friends who are med students there." More from this Member | Report Response

"School's website, read through my secondary, SDN, talked to current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the SDN and the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read school's website, book on ethics, my essays and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"learned about the school, looked at sdn, read over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application, got a good night's sleep." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website, read my essays, practiced anticipated interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application, SDN, UVA website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review their material, my secondary, talk to current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read UVA website, SDN, and went over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my primary and secondary. I go to UVA undergrad so I didn't really need to learn more about the medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor Network, re-read my 2ndary and personal statment, and some website browsing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UVA website, watched/read news, reread AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"students who went to school, studentdoctor.net, uva publications and website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read my applications, UVA website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read a bunch of stuff. Student Doctor Network is very helpful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview with MD on admissions committee (different school), MSAR, UVA website, ask questions to students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't." More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, secondary, read the website, read some bioethical material" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked over amcas essay and uva supplementary answers, read the wallstreet journal" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read my secondary, and reviewed their website. I had also read books on ethics and the medical system, and I was prepared to answer the standard interview questions (most of which were NOT asked)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my applications and read Interview Feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"read school's website and interview feedback surveys" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read application" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, my amcas and supplemental applications, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"read primary/secondary, online research" More from this Member | Report Response

"UVA website, this site, my applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on UVA, corresponded with the president of the Mulholland Society, chatted with a friend who's currently a 1st-year there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Other Interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"I kinda gave up on preparing for interviews, so I just re-read my secondary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over my amcas and secondary apps." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed supplemental application, AMCAS application, personal statement, and this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over the school's website, this site, talked with friends and docs" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over my AMCAS + secondary apps, read SDN, leafed through bioethics websites and health policy journals." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application, SDN, relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ready AMCAS and secondary, U Va website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my essays, this site, and UVA's catalog" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read their website, read my personal statements, talked to current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"School Website, Secondary review, MSAR, Studentdoctor.com, Bioethics.com, AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my file, SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, a small book on health care issues, my AMCAS and UVA essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read UVA website, reviewed application, read interview feedbacks" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read UVA website/ read std.com" More from this Member | Report Response

"Knew my secondary answers, read about UVA's program." More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, read over secondary and school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepped potential interview Qs and As with doctor I work with. Reread my essays unti I knew inside out. Read up on school. Talked to friends who interviewed there last year. " More from this Member | Report Response

"amcas app, UVA essays, other essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"KNEW MY UVa Supp. App. essay questions (3) and answers, read about the curriculum and location at the website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"UVA website. Read my application. Read this website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over my primary and secondary, SDN, reviewed "generic" interview questions, but I found that I didn't even need to- just be yourself and know yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"uva's website, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"website, MSAR" More from this Member | Report Response

"pamphlets & website" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed application, talked to friends who had interviewed previously" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just read my essay answers for the secondary and looked at the website briefly. One interviewer concentrated on my essay answers so watch out!" More from this Member | Report Response

"MSAR, UVA website, studied current healthcare system and ethical topics" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed application" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They had carefully written notes, which showed they actually spent substantial time reading my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were really nice. I was approached by many students over the course of the day. The interview day was also well-structured and organized." More from this Member | Report Response

"Throughout the day tons of current students stopped in to say hi, answer questions and tell us how much they loved the school. You could tell everyone loved it there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practically everything, but the biggest and best thing I noticed was how universally happy everyone was--students and faculty alike. Charlottesville is also a wonderful small city, with lots to do and see but not stifling or overcrowded." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed so happy and friendly! The nextgen curriculum also seems amazing... And lunch was the best yet." More from this Member | Report Response

"dessert, facilities, curriculum overview" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus and that the students are able to have a life outside of medical school due to true pass/fail" More from this Member | Report Response

"Resources, happiness of students, facilities...and of course the lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's new curriculum and new facilities are amazing and the school in general seems very cutting edge and exciting to be at" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facility is GREAT. New curriculum looks perfect for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Curriculum, facilities, students" More from this Member | Report Response

"UVA was by far the most impressive school at which I have interviewed. They just have their "stuff" together. Seamless and stress free day. Great school in all aspects: facilities, people, faculty, students, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Both the faculty and student interviewers were very nice and knowledgable of my application and my experience. It was nonconfrontational and very congenial." More from this Member | Report Response

"Next Gen Curriculum, laid back student body, lots of free time, systems based curriculum, research isn't forced on you" More from this Member | Report Response

"The overall package: facilities, super-friendly students, curriculum, opportunities (educational & research), and location. UVA gives students money, tickets, and/or discounts for cultural activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Brand new medical school building and simulation facility, very friendly students, beautiful campus, nice host" More from this Member | Report Response

"The collegial atmosphere, the new infrastructure for the class of 2014, the eco-friendliness of the school, the opportunities for community services, and the opportunities for study abroads." More from this Member | Report Response

"P/F, new education building for the class of 2014, friendliness of the admissions staff/interviewers, new curriculum, beautiful grounds, great history/culture, flexibility with regards to pursuing ancillary interests" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new curriculum sounds very cool, and all the students I met love the place. And the lunch!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"new buildings, friendliness, food, lack of down time" More from this Member | Report Response

"The laid-back nature of the school and how much everybody still loved it and their town. The interview was one of the most relaxed situations I've been in." More from this Member | Report Response

"best interview lunch ever; new buildings; pure P/F grading system; nice Dean of Admissions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Really an organized interview session. Small groups make it easier to connect with the other prospectives." More from this Member | Report Response

"Next year (Fall 2010) UVA's going to roll out a brand new curriculum along with a huge, brand new building to centrally house the med school. The new building has 6,000 sq. ft. of simulation labs, another 6,000 sq. ft. of standardized patient areas, and tons of computers and technology. They both sound completely amazing. UVA also seems to care very much about having happy, well-rounded students. The interview shot UVA up to my top choice school except for maybe Pitt." More from this Member | Report Response

"the beautiful campus, super yummy lunch, very warm and friendly staff, admissions officers, doctors, students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Southern hospitality. UVA knows how to treat its interviewees. Great food, I really like Charlottesville. They put the interview at the end of the day, which is great, because your nerves are a little relaxed at that point, and you'll really know if you want to go here or not by then." More from this Member | Report Response

"The mood and temperament of those who live in Charlottesville. A sort of work hard, but enjoy life type mantra. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The people! Our medical student guides were very polite, approachable and down-to-earth. Dean Canterbury is the type of person you would want representing your school - smart, funny, interesting. Pass/Fail curriculum. The clerkship structure is also worth considering. Also, the infamous lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Canterbury impressed all six of us when he rattled off a bunch of personal facts on each of us from memory. His slide show about the innovative curriculum and all the construction going on was awesome. Then the tour by two fourth-years really blew me away. Everyone that I interacted with there was really nice and eager to answer questions. Besides all that, Charlottesville seems like a great town with lots of small restaurants and ethnic food." More from this Member | Report Response

"Stayed with host and went to an anatomy lecture (very helpful for getting around). Campus was beautiful, students were friendly, lunch was by far the best interview lunch I've had (btw save room for dessert)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location and affordability of the school, the quality of the program, the quality of life in Charlottesville." More from this Member | Report Response

"They are building a new medical school that will open in a year and a half - going to be spectacular!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I <3 C-ville" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone treated us extremely well. The admissions staff were great, and the tour and interview were really relaxed and informative. No one seemed to be stuffy at all despite a pretty high ranking for the program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The sincerity of my interviewers. They weren't trying to make me nervous at all, but genuinely wanted to know about me. I love UVA in general though, the location, the community, the environment, and the people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very warm admissions office, nice research facilities, enthusiastic students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cville was beautiful; lack of stress among students which may be due to P/F grading during first 2 yrs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Charlottesville, the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"completely pass/fail grades first 2 yrs. great student body cohesiveness. delicious lunch at interview. beautiful campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are really nice, especially the Health Sciences Library. Also, there's a true sense of community, that everyone cares for everyone else--cooperative instead of competitive atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"The way the students help each other, non-competitive environment, the doctors!!!-my interviewers were amazing people, the CURRICULUM is awesome and its structure is really really good. It got me really excited. Dr. Canterbury also talked to us about future planning for the med school (new projects) so that was also nice to feel like you were already being informed. The 4th years told us that the school is always changing and recieves feedback really relaly well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are state-of-the-art and the setting is gorgeous. Everyone was also very friendly and willing to give advice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nice facilities with everyting a hospital needs. very pretty town." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is beautiful and the hospital is very big." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school is beautiful, the facilities are great and most everyone was really friendly during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything especially the hospital and lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much everything. Environment, cirriculum, students, faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"the campus of UVA is beautiful. The med school is a bit old, but i enjoy its historical atmosphere. also, the students have such comradery spirit which i think is fantastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there were only six of us interviewing that day, so there were plenty of opportunities to get questions answered and I didn't feel like just another applicant." More from this Member | Report Response

"The recently revamped curiculum seems progressive and everyone was very enthusiastic about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pass/Fail system, General Science Review during fourth year, opportunities for international travel" More from this Member | Report Response

"it's beautiful there and everyone is so nice and helpful. i felt really comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of students and staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical student interview was awesome! She was really interested in learning about me! Was a very fast 20 mins or so! Time flew because it was fun. The second interviewer was more traditional, question and then my answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"great facilities, faculty is very involved in student life, southern charm, p/f system and student cooperation, students seem well-rounded and not too stressed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were great. Students seemed really enthusiastic about the school. Campus was beautiful, area seems safe" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff was friendly, helpful, and encouraging. The tour was great and the infamous lunch was fun. The interviewers, one a 4th year and the other a cardiologist, were open, honest, and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location of the school, UVA is beautiful, Charlottesville is great. The tourguides were really enthusiastic about their school (they were all 4th years.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I have never seen students as happy as the UVA med students. Lunch was amazing compared to allmy other interviews, but the portions were too big. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice facilities, Charlottesville is a beautiful town. Lunch was fantastic--try the Banannas Foster pecan pie for desert--delicious." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything- the students seemed so happy, the interviewers took the time to formulate thoughtful questions about my application, the facilities were beautiful and the lunch was amazing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved this school! Everyone was so professional and students seemed real cool. Students seem really smart but not arrogant. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus and the facilities are top notch" More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital has a separate pediatric ER, the people were very friendly and enthusiastic, great facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"UVA is a gorgeous location, we only had one tour guide, but she was really nice and open about her experiences at the medical school, all the students we saw seemed happy and enthusiastic about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students - they were bright, enthusiastic and very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"the university hospital is beautiful, as is the whole campus, financial aid session was VERY helpful" More from this Member | Report Response

"Research and clinical facilities. Lots of outdoors stuff to do. People seemed friendly and happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly the staff, students and interviewers were, and how pretty the town and campus was." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facitlities and outward appearance of building were excellent. The tour guides were 4th years who were very excited about the medical program at UVA. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The food was great, as fabled. It was interesting to have fourth year student give the tour, the provided an interesting perspective on medical school and UVa. All of the people seemed excited about the interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were great. They all seemed to love UVa, and the facilities were amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"While some people will feel that the town is small, I enjoyed the atmosphere. The student body appeared to be very active, with many of the students talking about camping trips, tubing, pick-up basketball games, etc... Though there may be a self-selection bias in those who volunteer to lead tours and conduct interviews, I was surprised to find that each person with whom I spoke hoped to stay in Charlottesville for their residency." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview experience was very well planned out and coordinated. Students seemed happy, and knowledgeable. The financial aid presentation was very thorough and useful." More from this Member | Report Response

"lots of nice open spaces, friendly students, new curriculum (1.5 years of basic sciences)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour guides were great, the school campus, LUNCH was fantastic" More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is BEAUTIFUL-what an amazing history. I felt so at home-everyone I encountered was truly happy at UVA. I did not feel stress at any point of the day. The med students were fabulous, and gave a good tour. The hospital was bright and cheerful, and the lunch was fantastic. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The warmth of the people impressed me. They are strictly pass/ fail which eliminates the competition. A physician in front of me iin line at breakfast bought my food when he found out I had an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere, the hospital and the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The competitive atmosphere that embodies UVA undergraduate experience seems to be non-existent. Many students went out of their way to talk with the interviewees and made a great impression. The school seemed surprisingly tight-knit and enjoyable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was a no holds bar conversation. The students loved the place. All of the students seemed to know one another and cared about their well being." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice tour and campus, they really try to wine and dine you" More from this Member | Report Response

"UVA is a very nice med. school. The hospital and facilities are really nice and really busy. I really liked the atmosphere of the med. school and hospital. Students are super friendly, judging by the few students I met. The campus is really beautiful. Charlottesville is really cute and people seem friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My tour guide! He was phenomenal. The tour guide actually spends a substantial amount of time with the group of interviewees: a tour of the academic grounds is followed by lunch (it's a very nice lunch, believe me) and a tour of the hospital. He was very knowledgeable, and very honest with us about his experiences and opinions (both positive and negative) about the school. There was also a financial aid session (optional) at the end of the day, which was very informative. Both interviewers knew my file very well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was amazing, the students seemed relaxed and happy, the boys were way cuter then the ones in nyc. The med school recently privatized and they now have a lot of money from alums coming in and have built a huge new research building." More from this Member | Report Response

"VERY collaborative learning environment. The hospital is connected directly to the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"beautiful campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"I go to UVa and have spent some time volunteering in the main teaching hospital of the SOM, but what impressed me was that rooms I thought were just closets in the hospital were really huge, tucked-away classrooms and laboratories within the hospital itself. Also, all lectures are recorded on video and placed online, and all class notes are written by the teachers themselves (not a student-run service) and given to students. Most schools do one of the above, but it was nice that UVa did both." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very beautiful campus, very well thought out and arranged day, also liked the cell bio teacher (sat in on a class)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many things -- the city of Charlottesville is wonderful -- no wonder it was recently voted the best city in America to live. The students seemed generally happy and the curriculum is great. And lunch was amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere at UVa was open and welcoming. The interviews were more like conversations, where the admission committee members seemed genuinely interested in getting to know me. The students who gave the tour (there were 3 of them) were enthusiastic about the school, and provided a lot of useful information. Lunch was awesome!! The campus is quite beautiful. I was impressed by the faculty's desire to get to know each student, and to have some sort of involvment in their education. Rent doesn't look too bad. Very thorough financial aid presentation." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guides were very nice and the campus has some beautiful buildings." More from this Member | Report Response

"happy students, close and friendly community, the fact that the faculty and administration really care about students, and my interviewers seemed to be genuinely interested in me. the area is really pretty, it was so nice to actually see some scenery!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The other interviewees were great. The student leading the tour was thoughtful, honest, and interested." More from this Member | Report Response

"While there I really got a sense that the school was interested in me as a person, and not just a bunch of statistics. Everyone there was very friendly. Charlottesvill is very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews very organized and enjoyable, Interviewers were well-prepared and seemed to really want to get to know me. Lunch was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good lunch and their hospital cafetaria looked good too, great speciality programs, diverse 3rd year rotations, not in class all day, nice student lounge" More from this Member | Report Response

"This whole interview process was very relaxed, laid back. The two interviewers were so nice and really knew a lot about me. Also the touring guides did a good job and was a good thing that they weren't part of the admissions committee." More from this Member | Report Response

"I could not believe how low-key both interviews were. It may have been because it's kind of early in the interview season." More from this Member | Report Response

"UVa is great. Def. the best school in Virginia and my #1 choice, so I was a bit bummed that it was my _first_ interview. Good tour and lunch, great town: feels bigger than it is, med-students seemed very likable and well adjusted. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought UVA was geared more towards research, but there is excellent hands on experience there. Was even told that thy get pretty bloody cases in the ER pretty often. The interviewers also read my application pretty thouroughly. Also, great lunch. " More from this Member | Report Response

"everything about the school--students, atmosphere, faculty, curriculum, resesearch opps" More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewers knew me so well. each had prepared a long list of relavant questions about my life and my experiences. students and interviewers were very nice and enthusiastic. The medical school, the hospital and the undergrad campus were gorgeous. they make a decision in less than two weeks of the interview (got my acceptance 4 days later)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! Everyone was very friendly, the area is beautiful, the hospital is amazing, and the student lounge...WOW!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The solidity and consistency of the program. The interviewers studied your file carefully, and asked very in-depth and relevant questions. The interviewers' professionalism seemed a cut above the norm. I don't mean to say that others are sloppy, simply that mine were particularly keen on gaining a deep understanding of the candidate. This is a plus. I was well impressed. Despite being a small town, the medical school has very good facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Down home, country fried feel. Really nice library and study areas. Strong classroom instruction. A lot of up and coming research, even in light of a drop in state funding." More from this Member | Report Response

"UVA is clean, great town, wonderful school, beautiful history. Students are very friendly and helpful. Great staff and faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"nice campus, nice college town, good board scores (might change b.c. they are instituting pass/fail), surprisingly large hospital, lecture halls seem nice, extreme stadium seating. brought UVA up to one of my top choices." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fourth year students had a lot of positive things to say about the school and encouraged everyone to come. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is beautiful and the students seem fairly unstressed and happy to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"the doctor who interviewed me was very welcoming and inspiring. our conversation flew right by." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student tourguide was a 4th year and you could tell that she really loved the school. During the tour we walked in on a group of med students wishing one of the retiring teachers fairwell, and they were all happy. The whole school seems very friendly and comfortable. They also promise to give you a response in under two weeks!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm from the South, so Charlottesville wasn't exactly a culture shock to me. In fact, it reminded me much of home. Virginia is a good state. Although I'd like to live in Charlottesville, I'd much prefer an urban Southern city, say Richmond? Nice facilities and hospital too." More from this Member | Report Response

"nice facilities, charlottesville has some charm, there is a lot of history at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of things! UVa is a great all-around school. They don't push you toward either primary care or research, and it's a good place if you want to specialize. The board scores are good, and the students seem very happy there. Also, the undergrad campus is beautiful, and you can use all the facilities like the gyms, libraries, buses, etc. for free. The best thing is that we'll hear about a decision within 2 weeks!" More from this Member | Report Response

"not too much really. campus was very fresh looking and the people were sociable. hosptial was big and clean. the wind-tunnel-type walkways were pretty cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"cool little city, good facilities, faculty interviewer was my favorite person i've interviewed with." More from this Member | Report Response

"the 4th year students who took us on the tour were very helpful and it was really great to have older students (rather than 2nd years) take us around and talk to us about the school...they were very candid and had obviously experienced the pluses and minuses of going to school there" More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital's nice, library, facilities are impressive. Staff's really friendly. The MA in Bioethics program is definitely something I'm considering. The institutional financial aid is outstanding for a public institution (the financial aid info session was one of the most helpful ones I've been to.) I also really liked my faculty interviewer, he was really chill, really helpful, really involved in both the school and in the CDC, it was probably the best interview conversation I've ever had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice location, facilities, and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great facilites and a very beautiful campus!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty campus. Recently switched to pass/fail (about time!). Well-reputed residency placement and above average board scores." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hospital is still pretty new. People tended to be generally nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that there were only five other applicants and three fourth year med students to show us around. I like how they kept our group small, so all the applicants had a chance to talk to the students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful facilities, awesome medical humanities program and international medicine program (>50% of 4th years have gone abroad at some point)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students, Faculty, Charlottesville" More from this Member | Report Response

"Charlottesville seems like a great town, and all the med students seem happy. Everything is Pass/Fail, which reduces stress level." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything...great facilities, students, staff, really nice ER, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Charlottesville is a really great town to live in, all the students seem totally relaxed and happy, there are some great opportunities to see medicine in many different settings, lots of computer facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"UVA SPIRIT! These people love where they study/work and they let you know it... I think there were fifty of those signs letting you know how many years UVA was in the top 100 hospitals. They want to make you look good so they look good." More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful campus. Excellent facility. Top-notch education." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers, a 4th-year student and a teaching M.D., seemed interested in me and engaged in the conversation. The campus is probably the most beautiful one I have ever seen." More from this Member | Report Response

"UVA has a great reputation and it is built on its strong faculty and research experience. All of the students seemed pretty happy (even the 1st years who were taking exams) so it's not ultra competitive." More from this Member | Report Response

"you can find cheap housing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students love it there and were very committed to work and to having a good time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The beauty of the school and surrounding area. Plus, the amount of financial aid they give helps supplement the out-of-state cost" More from this Member | Report Response

"They tell you up front you'll have an answer within two weeks. Fourth year med students giving the tour could really tell it like it is. Tour before interview gave me time to relax and loosen up. Parking ticket was validated - gotta love that." More from this Member | Report Response

"organization of day, med school right on grounds, beautiful town" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING. I had heard that UVa is a great program - it is! It's World Class. Also the school's need-based scholarship is very significant (helps to ease the pain of out-of-state tuition)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great facilities. Happy students." More from this Member | Report Response

"SOME of the facilities were good, the school and hospital obviously have a good reputation, Charlottesville is a nice area, they explain financial aid in great detail (optional meeting). " More from this Member | Report Response

"campus is beautiful! everyone seemed relaxed, even though they had a biochem test that day" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are a lot of opportunities with the school and they seem to have an excellent facutly" More from this Member | Report Response

"student tour leaders were extremely forthcoming and candid & school seems to be moving in a more hospitable way (no pun intended) with a pass/fail system, published notes, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"students were very friendly; Charlottesville area is nice and very livable; financial aid seems pretty generous (every student gets at least a small scholarship)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital and library are gorgeous. The labs and classrooms are slightly lamer but overall the campus is wonderful. Also the adjacent undergrad campus is cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"The candid opinions of the fourth-year med students giving the tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"organization and 2 week turnaround time" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Absolutely Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Going away for third year rotations did not seem popular." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers left an odd taste in my mouth. They were personable, but the interview was not conversational and I definitely felt like I was being judged. One openly criticized the school and railed against the curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"The undergrad population is very homogeneous" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not sure about Charlottesville yet." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location is poor. The nearest airport only has tiny propeller planes" More from this Member | Report Response

"The difficulty to get to Charlottesville even though they say it's easy. If you have a significant other in New York or Boston, it won't be very cheap to meet them too often." More from this Member | Report Response

"hmm...nothing? I guess OOS tuition is kind of high, but med school is a big investment anyway, so I'll just have to come to terms with that" More from this Member | Report Response

"Charlottesville is cute, but it might be a bit small for me...." More from this Member | Report Response

"The size of Charlottesville might be too small, but there's a lot to do within and outside the town. It's mainly a matter of whether you want a big city or not." More from this Member | Report Response

"The presentations sounded a little bit rehearsed. I'm sure they give them all the time. Don't rush us through the tour!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, just there was no tour of lecture halls, anatomy labs, very little shown within the medical center - I would've liked to see all that to get a better sense of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour wasn't as great as I'd like it to have been. The students weren't prepared, I felt." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too huge, one interview was a little more terse and to the point than the other but it was still enjoyable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital is a little small, I can see why we would have to do away-rotations as medical students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing that I can remember" More from this Member | Report Response

"Charlottesville kind of a small town/in the middle of nowhere" More from this Member | Report Response

"That new school probably won't be ready until at least our second year so we're left with pretty old facilities. Charlottesville isn't exactly a bustling metropolis either." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not enough Financial aid." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do not eat a brie and ham sandwich at Cville coffee for dinner the day before your interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Charlottesville is really small and relatively homogenous. " More from this Member | Report Response

"lack of student diversity (almost everyone was Caucasian..); facilities were subpar compared to peer institutions of similar caliber (new medical education bldg under construction for 2010)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"relatively small town, no one talked about research, not everyone seemed to go to class" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students...they seemed dull, a little angry about charlottesville, and a little stuck up about being at UVA." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really attending lectures doesn't seem to be a big deal here. I dont know if thats just here or everywhere. I'll have to see at my other interviews..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing besides a long financial aid meeting but those are offered at every medical school I've been to so far." More from this Member | Report Response

"too small- not enough patients which equals not enough procedures." More from this Member | Report Response

"i felt like one interviewer was trying to intimidate me, which I cant stand. I left the interview feeling pretty unhappy with my performance" More from this Member | Report Response

"We didn't get to talk to as many students as I did while on other interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Because it's a large teaching hospital, residents have first dibbs on doing procedures. Not a ton of patient interaction as an M1. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the students are very laid back (i'm not a cutthroat person, but they are very very laid back). also, the tour guide sort mentioned about the low attendence rate of the classes. i assume that is because the lectures aren't all too exciting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hey guys this is just an FYI since I didn't know this coming in. UVA requires that you do about half of your 3rd year away in roanoke, salem and other " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish we would have opportunities to interact with more students than just our tour guide and interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, especially the lecture halls, were a little bit disappointing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities and technology seems unimpressive when compared with some other school(s)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Felt a little rushed, especially the tour. Interviews were fine, though." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish both my interviewers could have been as outgoing and fun and laid-back as the first one.... but all in all it wasn't that bad. " More from this Member | Report Response

"hospital is small compared to # of med students, students don't get as much hands-on as at some schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"lack of diversity in student body" More from this Member | Report Response

"Unless you have money to fly into CHO, getting there from DC is kind of a pain." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was sort of haphazard and not really that informative even though the student guide was very nice--they just didn't have much prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students don't get as much hands-on experience right away as they do at other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a lot of sitting aorund time, but our tour guides stayed with us and answered questions dure that time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students spend a lot of time off-site during their third year to complete clinical rotations all over the state, and UVa does not have simulation dummies." More from this Member | Report Response

"My second interviewer seemed slightly antagonistic at times." More from this Member | Report Response

"competitiveness of other interviewees- we waited IN SILENCE for about 5 or 7 minutes before our tour; also, relatively little variety in methods of teaching; admissions director was kind of cold" More from this Member | Report Response

"For a small town, Charlottesville has a TON of traffic. For those of you who prefer "big city life", I would not recommend it. Charlottesville is not incredibly diverse, and besides from the stuff from Thomas Jefferson, there's not a lot of culture. There are some bars and good restaurants, but besides that, there's not a lot of night life. I don't need any of the aforementioned stuff though, so I was happy there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Kind of a long trek from the nearest city." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a small town, but I can make it work." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish that I could have met more students. It is hard to tell if you will fit into a place only meeting two fourth years." More from this Member | Report Response

"A bit too "rural down south," but otherwise i loved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student interviewer was new to interviewing -- not very conversational, rote questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"loved it" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers kept making faces at everything I said, and left to answer a page in the middle of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Unfortunately there is no clinical exposure until the third year. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The rotations will take place in the sticks. I think I can adjust to that. If you can't you might as well get married. So you can stay in Charlotteville" More from this Member | Report Response

"Charlottesville is pretty small! And the areas around it are pretty rural...it would be a culture-shock. Additionally, out of state tuition is high." More from this Member | Report Response

"The infamous lunch was regretably absent." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Because I'm a student here, anything that I could hate I got used to." More from this Member | Report Response

"Charlottesville is in the middle of no where" More from this Member | Report Response

"UVA is not a diverse school at all. If that is something you are looking for, this may not be for you. Charlottesville is nice, but there is no big city nearby. I kind of felt like I was out in the middle of nowhere. Seems like a very undergrad-friendly atmosphere, not sure how it feels to be in med. school there. My interviewer (one of them) was pretty harsh...I am not sure why." More from this Member | Report Response

"Both of my interviewers. My first interviewer asked very bland questions ("Tell me about your journey") and didn't seem to really pay attention to my answers. My second interviewer seemed to want to antagonize me, and cut me off several times while I was talking. But keep in mind that (at least in my interpretation) they were just looking to see how I would react to a stressful situation; it certainly wasn't malicious." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were short abrubt and I felt like they went badly. But I got in anyway. I sort of felt like they had already decided about whether I would be accepted and just wanted to make sure I wasn't a nut." More from this Member | Report Response

"Almost too much of a party environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"The administrative building of UVa was run-down and seemed old--think of high school." More from this Member | Report Response

"First admissions person I spoke to for a while seemed quite impatient and a little irritable. (Everyone else was super friendly.) Suspiciously wonderful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That clerkships can be in some far-away (and very small) places. It would be difficult to be away for months at a time." More from this Member | Report Response

"MANY THINGS. Charlottesville is more of a middle-of-nowhere small town than I was led to believe. Also, they give you a really rosy picture about the 3rd year rotations. I recently met a girl whose fiance is attending UVA med. He is almost always in such rural communities that there is no cell phone reception and they don't even have internet. If you are married or in a committed relationship this school is definitely not for you. (Unless you have kids, in which case they will keep you in Charlottesville for the full year). Also, my tour guides kept talking about how much everyone parties and flat-out told me that married people who attend don't fit in and are considered different than the rest of the student body. I do not want to attend a school where I'm an outsider just because I'm married. Also, they don't make it easy for you to sit in on classes or talk to anyone other than your tour guides, making it hard to discover how most students feel about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"possibly somewhat conservative atmosphere, but most people said charlottesville also has a pretty liberal side as well. also there did not seem to be much diversity among the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't really get to meet any medical students besides the two who gave us the tour so I didn't get too much idea of student satisfaction." More from this Member | Report Response

"There's a serial rapist in Charlottesville and that scares me a lot" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Undergrads are preppie rich kids for the most part but what you gonna do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"We toured the campus while the remants of hurricane frances raining down on us. Except for that, I didn't see anyhting I didn't like. " More from this Member | Report Response

"can't think of anything" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital was kind of boring. The entire area around UVA seemed to be peppered with redneck, mullet wearing types. Lack of integration of clinical correlates in preclinical years struck me. They didn't mention any type of standardized patient program. During the tour, I also saw a couple of 3rd years on rounds with an attending, and the patient was screaming "If one of those sommb!tches even touches me, I'm gonna sue the bejesus out of the lot of ya!" Clearly not what I wanted to hear in a so-called "teaching hospital." " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"out of state tuition is now 35,000. chances of getting in as an out of state student are significantly less than for VA residents...kinda expected that from a public school though" More from this Member | Report Response

"We didn't get to meet any first or second year students. The whole town and school shut down at the first hint of snow. Our financial aid talk was cancelled as a result." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not that much patient interaction." More from this Member | Report Response

"the curriculum seemed very traditional (hardly any clinical experience in the first two years), the students tend to avoid class, no school-supported class bonding" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the facilities were not so nice. The actually school building looks very old and sort of dreary." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was more negatively than positively impressed. I was surprised at how traditional the curriculum was at a so-called "progressive" school. They JUST switched to pass-fail, and the rest of their class structure involves little to no PBL/small group learning. Being a minority, I visibly felt the lack of a diverse student body at UVA; I thought I was mistaken on interview day, but then looked up the stats in the MSAR: yes, UVA really IS bottom of the barrel when it comes to minority recruitment. The old part of the med school is pretty run-down, with tiling on the walls that reminded me of my middle school. Don't know if I could handle four years of going to school here. I've seen too many better, more integrated places... :-(" More from this Member | Report Response

"charlottesville is quite small." More from this Member | Report Response

"A little bit of culture shock, and the student body doesn't seem very diverse. Cost is somewhat prohibitive for out-of-staters, and there's little in the way of merit-based scholarships. Also, a discipline-based curriculum and not much patient contact in first few years." More from this Member | Report Response

"unfortunately, a lot. the hospital served a very limited, mountain-area community that i wouldn't have much fun serving. rotations are all over the bumsf$&k areas of virginia. glaring lack of diversity in the student (AND faculty). students were eh. charlottesville has nothing that even closely resembles a night life... i think the students just sit in their rooms and study for fun on fridays and saturdays... these are not the kinds of people i want to spend four (or maybe more) years with. :-(" More from this Member | Report Response

"eh. cabs are mad expensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"the food at lunch wasn't super tasty. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new MPH program is unaccredited. For some reason, nobody knows anything about the Generalist Scholars Program. The student interview was completely pointless, the guy would just ask "So you did __?" and I'd talk about it, and he'd nod and say "uh huh", then move on to the next one. I can't see how his impression of me could have possibly changed through the interview. And oh yeah, Charlottesville. Very small town, there are bars, but the nightlife is slow, and you have to go to other hospitals in Virginia to do clerkships, since not everyone can fit into the main UVA hospital, which is the only major one in Charlottesville. And you're near the undergrad campus, which I'm not a big fan of, but others might like this." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some pretentiousness" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, I kinda liked the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very very very conservative school. If you like progressive and liberal atmospheres, this is not your school. Not much diversity in the student body. Town was boring. Curriculum was overly traditional for my tastes. Too much tertiary care and the "Level 1" trauma center was sincerely laugable-- it seemed like half the patients were just hung over frat boys from the undergrad campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"DIVERSITY, or should I say, lack thereof! Next to Vanderbilt, UVA is probably the least diverse school in the nation. The students I met seemed like bitter JHU rejects, because they constantly talked about how UVA was comparable to other top schools (no, it doesn't, sorry). Charlottesville is a southern college town, nothing more nothing less. The Hospital provides crappier clinical training and serves a less exciting populous than the other two Virginia schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"The library seems haphazard and small. " More from this Member | Report Response

"3rd-yr rotations are at other sites." More from this Member | Report Response

"VERY conservative school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much- the facilities aren't top of the line but they can still do the job." More from this Member | Report Response

"A bit old fashioned " More from this Member | Report Response

"3rd year rotation are done all over the place." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are happy they go to UVA but gripe about the cirriculum, noting that half of what they learn they will never use again. Of course, maybe that is the same for all medical schools. Parking is very difficult, so most students live within walking distance and that limits your choice of living conditions. In-state students get up to $8,500 and out-of-state get up to $13,000 scholarships based on need. Thats wonderfull for 99% of you, but because I am older and have savings I get absolutely nothing, and I'm bitter about that. There are very few older students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are only so-so. During rotations, you likely have to go to some other hospitals in the state which are not as good." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are not many intl. health programs/ opportunities. THe students are NOT very diverse. Many seem to be stuck in college-lets-drink-all day mode. Students walk in to class late and do not respect the lecturer. MAny brag about not attending class. YOu have to go all over the place third year. The facilities are not that great." More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interview was probably only about 12 minutes out of the 30. I felt they had already made up their minds about me before I walked in. I'm not sure if that's good or bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cold, oh well!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students say they don't really go to class - having class all day would mean hardly any study time left at the end of the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"No mention of diversity issues re. race, age, class, geography, etc. Not re. the med school class or the patient population." More from this Member | Report Response

"3rd year is spent all over the state, which seems like a pain; the population they see is not really a cross-section of America, since they treat mostly rural patients; the emphasis for clinical experience is less than desirable (partially because of the population), and the experiences in the community seem to be quite few. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students giving the tour seemed sort of bored and the admissions coordinators were not as inviting as other schools...but everbody can have a bad day so it wasn't that big of a deal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Third year rotations far afield and inflexible." More from this Member | Report Response

"one interviewer talked to me for MAYBE 5 minutes out of the 30 minute interview; the rest of the time he rambled and told good ole boy stories" More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt that the interviewers were almost passive-agressively attacking me. I don't think they were trying to but they weren't the warmest and they seemed skeptical." More from this Member | Report Response

"most third-years spend an average of 5 months doing away rotations across the state." More from this Member | Report Response

"lack of diversity" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How laid back the interview would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"To stay longer to explore Charlottesville." More from this Member | Report Response

"To save room for the dessert menu at lunch time!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Charlottesville is tiny. Really tiny. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise; it's a bit of a shock if you're coming from a big city." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I shouldn't have gone to class with my student host after going out with them all night." More from this Member | Report Response

"How well the interviewers would know my application- I wish I knew it as well as they did!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Walking a lot- across UVA undergraduate campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"The walking tour is long. You go all over campus, through all of the medical buildings, both old and new, and, if there's something particular you want to see, your tour guide might be able to oblige you." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was the most relaxed interview yet for me" More from this Member | Report Response

"My tour guide would be taking us on a campus tour, which cut across several grassy areas. Not good for women's shoes!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly UVa is! Also, the university claims that its patient base is quite diverse. C'ville is a refugee site so you're likely to meet patients from all over the world despite the remote location of the med school. Also, because the hospital is the only tertiary medical centre and level 1 trauma centre in the region, it services areas as distant as Northern Tennessee." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much school pride the med school students have." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are only 3 interviewers on a given day. They stagger the interviews every 30 minutes between the 6 applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was so low-stressed. I was a bit nervous the whole morning." More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed it was going to be, so I wouldn't stress out." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't ask interviewer for business card; you have to walk outside for tour and lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"How good the lunch would be. I would have saved more room :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, it was very low key." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wore flats, but just as a warning, it's hilly, WEAR FLATS" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much chocolate they offer. I would have brought a bag to stuff with chocolate..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great lunch from local sandwich shop. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The clerkship timetable. More about Generalist Scholars." More from this Member | Report Response

"To be honest I was expecting UVA to be very intimidating and formal. Instead, all of the students and faculty were very welcoming and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it's good to print out and save secondary applications, since some of them are inaccessible after you turn them in. Also, for girls, the tour involves quite a bit of walking, so comfortable shoes are an important consideration. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was going to be so hot!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nada. Rien. Nichts." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't schedule your flight much sooner than two hours after the end of the interview! I got checked in one minute from not being able to get my boarding pass printed." More from this Member | Report Response

"I discovered I had food poisoning the night before my interview, and ended up throwing up the majority of the night. " More from this Member | Report Response

"2 interviews with 1 faculty member and 1 with a 4th year student . its also a small group of 6 people" More from this Member | Report Response

"SOOO much moving around 3rd year..up to 24 weeks away in some pretty rural places!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt really informed from the school's website so I didn't find any new ''shocking'' news. Note to the Ladies: Wearing high heels is not fun, we did a lot of walking (inside the health care system but also around UVA) and there's lots of hilly parts. I came back with blisters and a cut heel. Boo. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That one of my interviewers was a God-fearing old man from New York." More from this Member | Report Response

"just because you leave the interview unhappy doesnt mean you wont get in" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where the entrance to McKim hall is." More from this Member | Report Response

"The financial aid session at the end of the day is amazing for both in state and out of state students!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"charlottesville is very country. i don't know if i can handle four years there and not get bored." More from this Member | Report Response

"How absolutely beautiful Charlottesville is!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview group was so small." More from this Member | Report Response

"I toured with 5 other people. Just great people, I was expecting other applicants to be robots or non-humans. Haha, these other guys that UVA brought in to interview were the kind you want as your classmates. So my big advice... take the tour BEFORE your interviews. I loosened up so much after walking around, chatting and having lunch with the other prospies. " More from this Member | Report Response

"MPH program" More from this Member | Report Response

"Half of your 3rd year is off campus, but housing and food are provided." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch here is wonderful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch is early- eat a light breakfast because the food, esp dessert, is worth it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where the admissions office was." More from this Member | Report Response

"It can be cold in Virginia!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office is tough to get to, the building doesnt really have and adress." More from this Member | Report Response

"Traffic was bad for being a small town." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was really low stress in the end." More from this Member | Report Response

"UVA has a beautiful campus. It's very aesthically pleasing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Charlottesville is a great town with lots to do. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Wear comfortable shoes! The tour takes you up and down hills and stairs a lot!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed by the quality of the facilities and the experience gained during away rotations. I was concerned that rotating at smaller clinics and rural hospitals may lead to a lack of responsibility/experience. I was told that this is not the case." More from this Member | Report Response

"Charlottesville has a lot of traffic for a small city." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where exactly the entrance to the admissions building was!" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a VA resident, I'm pretty familiar with UVA and C'Ville, so nothing really. I learned that it is still possible to be "grilled" at one's back up school" More from this Member | Report Response

"What a nice town Charlottesville is." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was going to have the best interview of my life here." More from this Member | Report Response

"UVA is not a very diverse school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"When they say that they will make a decision shortly, they mean it: I got in the next day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Other people talked about the dessert. It was good but don't eat too much because you have to walk around afterwards." More from this Member | Report Response

"I hate student interviewers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that most of the questions that would be asked me, both here and at all the other schools I have interviewed, would be mostly based on what I wrote in my applications. Luckily I wrote my personal statement on something I love to discuss, since most questions are based on that essay and the other secondary essays I wrote. One woman at the interview wrote on insurance in her personal statement, which made her interview questions much more technical and business-oriented than mine. The personal statement is what really makes each interview different--the interviewers mold their questions to your application, rather than ask everyone a rigid laundry list of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"That drinking too much green tea will keep you up late the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"What a great school UVa is! I'd heard mixed reviews. The students definitely seem to enjoy it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dessert at lunch is amazing, definitely order some." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really...the airport is tiny! kinda funny, though it was really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Traffic from Charlottesville to DC at 4pm is terrible." More from this Member | Report Response

"They just started to charge for printing. Also one out of two of my tourguides and my student interviewer were UVA undergrads (before med school matriculants). " More from this Member | Report Response

"You walk a lot so wear comfortable shoes. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was expecting to have one faculty interviewer and one fourth year medical student. It turns out that I was interviewed by two faculty members but, like I said, they were both great." More from this Member | Report Response

"It rains a lot so bring an umbrella (they have some there but it shows insight!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"bring an umbrella just in case" More from this Member | Report Response

"there was a lot of walking outside" More from this Member | Report Response

"how stress-free the interviews were going to be" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Convince your tour guides to take you to eat on the Corner if you can." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"most students get sent out of charlottesville to do rotations in po-dunk towns in VA...has good and bad i think. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How far from the school the Holiday Inn is. DO NOT stay at the Holiday Inn on Emmett St. It is about an $8 cab ride from the school and the restaurant in the lobby is terrible. There aren't any restaurants nearby unless you have a car. The hotel also didn't provide a shuttle back to the airport, which was a $20 cab ride. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the undergrad campus was still closed, so we didn't get the great lunch everyone else was talking about. yipee for boxed lunches instead..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew that the interviews would be so laid back. This was my first interview and I was really nervous, but walking around and getting to know the other interviewees and even interviewing was really fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Corner is pretty fun! Hang out there the night before if you get a chance." More from this Member | Report Response

"3rd and 4th years do rotations outside of charlottesville in salem, etc around virginia. however, if you have special circumstancs, they can sometimes accommodate if you want to stay in the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there's no public transportation from the airport to the hospital and back, and a cab will cost you around $35." More from this Member | Report Response

"charlottesville sucks! you either love it or hate it i guess... i've outgrown the small, podunk college-town phase of my life." More from this Member | Report Response

"cabs are mad expensive. need a car if you go there, but it's not much problem to have one. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too major...the time away was talked about a lot and appealed to me much more once I heard students talk about the diversity of experiences there" More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring a magazine or something. There's a lot of waiting for the interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"All 1st and 2nd year courses are strict Pass/Fail." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would have to take this road, Rt 29 I think, that is kind of a pain to drive on because the speed limit is 50 or something low like that, and there are A LOT of traffic lights. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That I didn't like UVA as much as I thought I was going to. Not a bad experience, just not the school for me. I think UVA gets a bit overly-reputed to us out-of-staters since it's flanked by nearby superior schools, i.e. Hopkins to the north, Duke to the south." More from this Member | Report Response

"How amazingly average UVA Med is. How are they in the top 30?!?" More from this Member | Report Response

"At the interview, they told us they'd mail the decision in under 2 weeks, and they meant it." More from this Member | Report Response

"UVA medical students can now earn an MPH while studying at UVA." More from this Member | Report Response

"U Va has a lot of non-traditional students." More from this Member | Report Response

"4th year tour guides encouraged wearing sandals or a more comfortable outfit for the tour which occurs before the interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much tuition has gone up WHEWWW!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much. Lunch was at 11:30 and in a fancy place, so I should have skipped breakfast. Oh, I also learned that it was actually 45 minutes from UVA to the Wintergreen Ski Resort -- instead of 30 like I thought it was -- and there are no fast food joints on the way. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The fourth year is almost completely your own to design as you wish. Most people spend a lot of time off-site during their fourth year." More from this Member | Report Response

"They are changing their curriculum to Pass/Fail as of next year. I thought it already was." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is my dream school, great education, outdoor activities, and reasonable cost of living and tuition." More from this Member | Report Response

"When the interviewer says "I can't make any guaruntees, but I wouldn't be worried if I were you" - they mean it! " More from this Member | Report Response

"How awesome Charlottesville is!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first 2 years will be all pass/fail." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, just an easy, straightforward day" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview doesn't seem to matter much... sure you can screw it up, but I don't think that anyone is going to be admitted on the strength of their interview with low numbers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Unlike other schools I interviewed at, Virginia's curriculum is still fairly conservative. Lots of lecture time, three or four classes simultaneously (instead of a block schedule with one class at a time). Yikes." More from this Member | Report Response

"that UVA just switched to pass/fail in the first two years!" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviewers had thoroughly read through my file. know your app well" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admission staffs at UVA were so great, you should definitely use the student host program they provide. You learn a lot about the school through this." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall relaxed and conversational interviews. Well-planned day and they gave us a lot of useful information. Good lunch as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the school, would be THRILLED to go there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful school and program. Don't let the location dissuade you--I come from a fairly metropolitan area and I found Charlottesville charming, bustling, and folksy. It's really not as rural as some might have you believe." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the students, facilities, and curriculum. Not too hot on the location or the mandatory rural away locations... 3rd is spend wandering all over VA and the admissions staff were not really forthcoming with this fact. :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent school, sell it to you really well" More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is very impressive in all respects." More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviews went well and I had a good feeling leaving both." More from this Member | Report Response

"I love the school but wish the location was different. The students seem very happy and have a good balance" More from this Member | Report Response

"UVA seems to be an excellent place to learn. The students are happy, do well on the USMLE, and none of the 20 or so students I met had anything negative to say about their experience. Charlottesville seemed like a very livable city." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seem to be fabulously happy with the campus and curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think it's a brilliant school to go to. Definitely consider going. Everyone seemed happy and eager about the school, the new infrastructure, and the new curriculum. They're focused on making med school more enjoyable and moving away from the lecture format. I saw a lot of negative comments in the interview feedback, but I think they're decidedly misguided." More from this Member | Report Response

"UVa is awesome, you'll love it. You'll also get a decision pretty soon--about a week after your interview. Much better than the other schools who sit on your app for months without any word. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a great school with an exciting new curriculum and med school building. The students seemed extremely happy, and I got the feeling that UVa makes an effort to let you pursue your interests outside medicine. Also, the most well organized (i.e. short!) interview day I've been on and the quickest response time ever!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, with a great curriculum and simulation lab coming up." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked the school. It has some awesome things to offer." More from this Member | Report Response

"I left the interview really impressed with the school. The new curriculum sounds great, the new building sounds amazing, and everyone talked about wanting their med students to be happy and well-rounded. If I get accepted, I'll probably go there." More from this Member | Report Response

"very cool people, great atmosphere, top notch school and hospital, just overall a great school (like there was any doubt that UVA is a great school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A great school and a very well organized interview process." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great city/town with a lot of warm and open-minded people. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very impressed with how accommodating the Admissions Office was. It is a comfortable environment and students seem close-knit while obviously still being successful. I don't know how I feel about the city of Charlottesville, though... " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very impressed in general with the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Never a bad idea to head over to this website, hosted by AMSA, to see rankings of the schools and frank comments by students who attend school there. http://www.amsa.org/premed/medsurvey/" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice and relaxed interview. Very conversational. Low stress! 6 of us interviewed that day." More from this Member | Report Response

"=)" More from this Member | Report Response

"It seems like a great program that tries to remove competition and stress but still produces great Step 1 and 2 scores. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed it a lot. I felt that they had a real glimpse of me by the end of the interview, and the whole interview was very conversational, which was natural. My interviewers were genuinely sincere people as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers were very kind and interested in me. However, there was another interviewer who, according to the other students, mixed up some applications and asked all the wrong questions..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked everything about the school, except the students. Some have a huge attitude problem, and others seem plainly dumb. I also did not enjoy talking to my student interviewer who was a 4th year. The quality of students at UVa reflected poorly on the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Even though I was impressed by the location and the students, my actual interview was a very negative experience which has unfortunately had a significant impact on my opinion about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"great school overall, some may like charlottesville some may not. the hospital and the library are nice, the student body is very close. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, OK. Before I went there UVA was my absolute first choice....now it is definitely not. I really don't want to move around my third year. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was basically a very friendly conversation. They always asked personal questions about your application and they seemed genuinely interested in your answers. The thirty minutes went by really quickly each time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome. I really hope I get in. I want to come here! I thought I was in love with the school but I fell more in love with it after the interview. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were two 30 minute interviews with a combination of faculty and student interviewers. Everything was very relaxed and the people interviewing me were amazingly smart. " More from this Member | Report Response

"very relaxed and friendly environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very good. They try to put you at ease." More from this Member | Report Response

"We had a morning meeting with the associate dean of admissions, who was really enthusiastic about the school and about us as applicants. Then, we took a tour of the campus and had lunch with two fourth-years. After lunch, we went back for the interviews and finished up with a financial aide meeting...which i fell asleep in (even though the speaker gave us candy)" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was easily the best interview experience I've had. The day didn't start until 11 am which is always a plus, there wasn't any downtime, and everyone was really friendly. The interviews were both low stress and really just wanted to get to know me as a person." More from this Member | Report Response

"Arrived at approx 10:30. Started with a couple of interesting presentations. Then short tour - amazing lunch!! fancy, delicious - followed by longer tour. Then interviews. 6 interviewees, 3 interviewers. Interviews were short approx 25 mins b/c there are people interview immediately before and after you. So, no time to run over. Interviewers were very very nice, but it's hard for someone to get to know you in 20-25 mins. Had 1/2 hour break between the two interviews. Then, financial aid session that was v. informative!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was a really enjoyable experience. the lunch desert was the " More from this Member | Report Response

"Introduction to the school, another presentation, tour by student, delicious lunch at an on-campus restaurant, more touring, interviews all within the Admissions Offices, Financial Aid meeting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a pretty good experience, but nothing that completely blew me away." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the school didn't impress me. The facilities and technologies need improving and the student tour guides could have been more enthusiastic. The curriculum didn't seem particularly unique." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was so relaxed. My faculty interviewer asked me maybe two questions and then we just talked. My student interviewer had a list of questions she wanted to ask but it was very very relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems intense, but very fulfilling. I wish we could have talked to more students though. Two 4th-years don't really give you a great idea of what it's like, especially since the basic sciences curriculum was totally revamped two years ago." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was really great. Great first-interview experience. Travel sucked for me, my flight was cancelled and had to spend the night in Atlanta (major hub Charlottesville airport connects to). Other than that, they really wanted us to come! Not a school to go to if you want to compete, there is NO competition at this school, and for that it is one of my top choices. " More from this Member | Report Response

"very laid back. I think the more relaxed you are the better" More from this Member | Report Response

"interview was very conversational and laid back. Admissions office is very organized" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful school and a wonderful place, the interviewers were extremely friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The 2 interviews were open file, and each interviewer (a committee member and a 4th year student) had already throughly read through my application beforehand. So they really just asked me to elaborate more on the interesting aspects of my application. Other than that, just the typical questions, in a very conversational manner." More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviews were pretty laid back with a lot of standard questions with a couple of fairly straightforward ethical questions thrown into the mix. Actually, I have been disappointed in all of my interviews thus far because the questions are generally not challenging--I want to go deep." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was relaxed and my personality really shone through. I was accepted within 3 days!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was more like an open conversation. I did some prepping for it so maybe thats why but still, they really just want to make sure you can talk and converse. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall great, both of my interviewers were really nice and we basically just chatted for the 30 min. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was very well organized. After a brief introduction, we were taken to a very good lunch and given a tour by a 4th year medical student. Following the tour, I was first interviewed by a faculy member (MD) then by a 4th year medical student. " More from this Member | Report Response

"First interview was challenging. My interviewer had strong opinions and I had a hard time sharing my own values adn experiences. Second interview ws amazing. Overall the day was well planned, not much down time, very concise. I was accepted almost immediately - 2 days so very fast turn around." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions office and other interviewees created a pretty competitive atmosphere around the whole day, but the school and the comraderie of the students make it seem like one of the most comfortable schools I have visited" More from this Member | Report Response

"Research and medical programs were top notch. Interviews were low stress and conversational. Place is great if you don't want to live in a big city." More from this Member | Report Response

"really positive - I had one 4th year medical student and one faculty member interview me. They were ridiculously nice, were really concerned about " More from this Member | Report Response

"The day began with a brief orientation by the Assistant Dean (I think). Then we ate lunch (which was fabulous, as many others on this site have attested to), then a tour. After the tour I had my two interviews. After the interviews were completed, there was an optional financial aid session. I was very impressed with interactions that I observed. The people are truly happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Both of my interviews were very conversational. The interview with the medical student was a little more intense; although she did not ask any "hard" questions. Mostly, they want to get to know you, and make sure you are normal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Orientation at 11, lunch at a great restaurant with 3 4th years, long tour of campus and hospital, 2 interviews, optional financial aid meeting." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was interviewed by a fourth year medical student and a practicing/teaching physician. Both interviews were informal and focused on an applicant's ability to relate to others. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I went in with high expectations, hoping to be overwhelmed, but the school seemed fairly normal. There seemed to be a lot of flexibility in the curriculum and the students seemed happy. But nothing really stood out and said this is an amazing school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Got there, short info session (would have liked more here), short tour with students, great lunch with 3 4th years, longer tour, interviews. Met great people interviewing with me" More from this Member | Report Response

"Day started at 11, where I met my fellow interviewees and had an info session. We then had lunch (Dessert is ridiculously good), and then a tour of the campus. We came back and had two half hour interviews and then a financial aid info session. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were conversational. I was interviewed by a med student and a retired physician. Both had read my file extensively-I was really impressed. Both were very friendly and made me feel completely comfortable. No need to worry at all!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice people, nice lunch, great school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great overall experience...would definitely attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was asked that did not appear elsewhere on SDN, with the exception of the Law and Order segue. The tone of both interviews was conversational and not very difficult. No ethical questions at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"First off, I want to address the haters of the school. Anyone who wrote a negative review of this school is probably arrogant. These ar the people who have like 10-15 interviews, and are at the top of their class. Which is fine--be as you are. But for those of you who are like me, who had a difficult time trying to get in, well, beggers can't be choosers. Either way, I love this school. The thing that gets me is the TRADITION. This school has so much tradition, and it's known for it. The architecture is the bomb, and no one can compete, except maybe the IVY's. The tour guides were so kick ass. And the interviewers were so welcoming. It was the best interview I had. The city is so-so. That's what EVERYONE complains about. But seriously, folks, I mean the night experience is what you make of it. If you wanna have fun then go look for it. I mean, it's close to Richmond and DC. I like the town. It's quiet and stuff. I don't know what "po-dunk" means but whoever says the town and the school sucks is most likely stupid, so DON'T LISTEN TO THEM. I LOVE UVA!!!!!!!!!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed my experience at UVA. The day was organized well. The tour by the student was great and the lunch was GREAT! I have had 8 interviews and the lunch here was byfar the best one I have had. I had two interviews. I do not know if this was planned, but one was very friendly and the other was very harsh. This interviewer criticized my job, my training, and my future plans. If this happens to you, just try to remain composed. Maybe I was just unlucky! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day was well organized. They give you a folder full of information which I found interesting. We spent a good portion of the day just with our tour guide, which was a nice alternative to presentations. The interviews themselves were rather stressful, although I'm sure it depends on which interviewer you're assigned (two interviews, both with faculty members). The day lasted from approximately 11 to 4. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour and medical school was fabulous. The interviews were rocky but seemed not to matter." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was very well planned, which shows how collaborative and organized this school really is. We met for a short briefing of the day, went to lunch (awesome lunch, GET DESSERT), then had two interviews (student and doctor), then you could stay for an optional financial aid session. I also went to two classes on my own time which I highly suggest." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very laid back. Everyone I met was really friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"To preface this entry, UVa told us decisions would be made within two weeks after the interview and that our letters would be mailed to us by October 15th telling us if we are accepted, rejected, or wait-listed. I received mine on the 16th and I was accepted. The interview day started at 11am with a five second greet and usher into the waiting room with the other interviewees. In my experience, the other interviewees were really nice and informative and really added to the experience. At 11:30, after a short 10 minute welcome meeting, we were taken to the university’s faculty dining hall by two fourth-year medical students. My overall impressions after the tour were that UVa was a stressful in its first two years--not uncommon at a medical school, but it seemed that the students were slightly more stressed than students elsewhere--and that UVa has a very flexible curriculum (almost all classes are optional, all necessary notes are taken by faculty and delivered to students, even labs can be done on computer), and that students had a great relationship with faculty. My first interview was with a fourth-year med. student. The tone of it was so relaxed—definitely more like a conversation than an interrogation. It was actually her first interview ever as well as mine. She asked me mostly questions based on my application, and maybe spent almost as much time talking to me as I did to her. The second interview was with a physician who also asked me questions based on my application essays and activities. This interview was slightly more formal, giving me more time to speak, but still very much conversational. The second interview was definitely less get-to-know-you (unlike the first interview) and more about seeing me speak in person about the issues I raised in my application. The first difficult question below was the only question not directly related to my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a really laid back day. Friendly host and guide. Beautiful facilities and great town. Best lunch I've had so far. The DESSERTS are incredible. Was impressed that for a school labelled traditional, it had some liberal aspects that really intrests me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was nice -- intro by the assistant dean of admissions, tour by a fourth-year, wonderful lunch, and then two interviews (both were with faculty). The financial aid presentation after all the interviews were over was really helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day starts about 11, and I interviewed with only 4 other students. The atmosphere was comfortable and friendly. You attend an admissions session first, followed by a superb lunch (no box lunches here!) and a fantastic tour. Interviews are scheduled in half hour blocks, starting about 1:30 and going until 3 or 3:30. Then an optional financial aid presentation at 3:30 (this is definitely worth going to!). You're done about 4:15." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people there were friendly but otherwise I didn't like it. Please see negative comments. " More from this Member | Report Response

"this was definitely my most enjoyable interview experience so far. my student host was awesome, everyone was so friendly and helpful, and my interviewers were incredibly nice and made the interview really relaxed and enjoyable. they know your file really well and find interesting questions to ask you. the whole day was really low-stress, and the lunch and tour were great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I very much enjoyed the whole day. It seems like the school is very willing to put the shoe on the other foot and attempt to win _us_ over. I guess they feel that in the process they will have enough to go on when it comes to selecting a class." More from this Member | Report Response

"Get there at 11am, have a very brief lecture on the school, eat an awesome lunch with two med students, go on a brief tour and have two 30-minute interviews (mine with both faculty members)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Started at 11:00 am with orientation, then nice lunch and tour. Two 1/2 hour interviews--one with faculty, one with student and optional financial aid session" More from this Member | Report Response

"This would be one of your greatest interviews. The school is nice, people are nice, and the interviewers are nice. Just be yourself and you will be fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relax and be yourself. UVA gives it's decisions relatively quick after interviews so you won't wait long. Don't worry about asking quesitons during the interview for the sake of sounding like you are interested. They give you a ton of information on interview day, including a "31 questions I wished I had asked" packet. I told both interviewers that I had questions before I interviewed but the medical student tour guide and the packet answered them all. The admissions committee actually works on the packet so they liked that the packet answered all my questions, made them feel like they did a good job. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Sooo relaxed. More like a conversation than an interview. No one is trying to catch you out. I think I asked more questions than I answered. Very good exp." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very chill. Maybe one or 2 tough questions, but overall, I was at ease. Both half hour interviews were done before I knew it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"this was honestly the best interview experience that i had and also the least stressful. both interviewers just want to get to know you and did not throw out any hard or critical questions. the day started out with the tour and lunch followed by the interviews and an optional financal aid session after the interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Brilliant school. Just be yourself on the interview. Be confident in what you say and have a good time." More from this Member | Report Response

"I fell in love with the school when I went for my interview. Before I went I had actually considered cancelling it because I was accepted at one of my top choices. I am very glad I went. Now it will be a very tough decision if I am accepted. If I am accepted I will most likely attend there." More from this Member | Report Response

"These comments are for CHARLOTTESVILLE only! The interview day starts late, but is is well coordinated and informative. Don't let the small town atmosphere lull you. This is a VERY SOLID medical school. The average entering MCAT scores are all above 10. The school seems to select carefully the entering class. They draw only a handful from the alternate list. Other schools might draw up to one third of the class from the alternates. This provides a very strong indication of how highly this school ranks with aplicants. See positive comments section." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, nothing out of the ordinary. Not a bad experience at all, but I did leave the interview less excited than I had come. I think a lot of it was because I was building up "Thomas Jefferson's University" leading up to the interview day. Bad idea since he hasn't been around to oversee it in the last few hundred years. The admissions office people are awesome! Make sure you try their coffee in the morning for a quick jolt." More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew I liked the school, but upon visiting I saw why it is such a great school. It is a peaceful place that serves a large area." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers, especially the first one, seemed exceptional in attempting to put me at ease and make the experience pleasant and informative (for them). This was the last of 8 interviews for me and I thought they were the best interviewERS i had seen. they had both obviously read my application in depth." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guides were very informative and enthusiastic about the college. The interviewers were friendly and pumped up the school as well. We were given lunch which was also top notch. Interviews were pretty laid back, low-stress. " More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer was very laidback, while the other was more confrontational with me." More from this Member | Report Response

"they just asked me to elaborate on what i mentioned on my applications. it was more of a conversation/discussion than an interview. i learned a lot about the interviewers too." More from this Member | Report Response

"Six people were given lunch and a tour on the day I interviewed. There were 3 interviewers, 2 MD's and 1 student. Everyone had two half an hour interviews, either both with MD's or on with the student and one with an MD. The entire interview section took about two hours. It's open file and both interviewers read my file and made intelligent and relevant questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was set up really well. We were welcomed in the morning into the cramped admissions office, and then taken on our student tour. Lunch was buffet style. Interviews were pretty superficial, ala "How are you doing? Why UVA?" All in all though, I was a bit disappointed. This being my 13th interview, I was expecting a lot more out of UVA. It's partly my fault for comparing it to higher-ranked schools that I've interviewed at. That's unfair, but I can't help it. I just didn't get the glowing feeling that I really wanted to go there after my interview day. When it comes to something as important as medical school, you NEED that gut feeling. Oh well." More from this Member | Report Response

"very pleasant day. the campus is gorgeous and the town is nice. relax, the interviewers will probably ask why medicine and the standard questions, but they also want to get to know you in the short 30 minutes, so be sure to convey your unique qualities :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I stayed with a student host and had a great time! She showed me around the night before - Charlottesville is a really cool college town with a surprising amount of stuff to do. The interviews are not confrontational at all, but be prepared for an ethical scenario or two, and be able to talk about your essays. Your interviewers will be adcom members, either faculty or 4th-year students (most likely one of each). The time slots are only 30 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"interviews went smoothly. my student interviewer was very perceptive about the contents of my file, even more so that my facutly interviewer! admissions office was small, but quaint. lunch was pretty good, as well as the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"one of the best interviewing experiences i've had (10). seems to be a really good school that isn't full of itself. faculty interview was focussed on character and goals, while the student interview was focussed around my experiences and things on the application. they get back to you really quick -- i got an acceptance letter dated 3 days after i interviewed :)!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly from the moment I arrived. They even made us carry around blue and orange umbrellas in case it started to rain! The interviewers were very supportive and enthusiastic. It was very nice to get to sleep in, too! Yeah for 11:00 start times!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I didn't think UVA stood out particularly negatively or positively. THe financial aid makes it a feasible option for me, and the MA in bioethics program gets great reviews from the students. But I don't know if I could live in Charlottesville." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very enjoyable. The small group of interviewees (5) made it easy to ask questions and get to know the med students. The Charlottesville area is gorgeous." More from this Member | Report Response

"Got there on time, parking was validated, and then I went for the tour with 4th year (i think) med students. There were only 6 of us being interviewed, which was nice because it was easier to ask questions and all. The first interview was with a med student, who basically asked questions about my file and would just write and nod as I spoke (which i find to be very annoying). She was nice though, and it was very low stress. Then I had an interview with a faculty member. That didn't go too well because he wouldn't really ask me questions, and there would be pauses. I'm sure I was supposed to say something then, but by that point I was tired and it was mad hot in the room so I just figured, whatever. Whatever indeed! I got rejected a week later. They're quick at least, its a very good thing, seriously." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews themselves went very well. Exteremely conversational and nothing out of the blue. Tour was nice, and followed by an (excessively) regal lunch. Overall though I didn't get hot feeling from the school and the town, so if I get in, I most probably won't be going. I've seen too many schools with more to offer. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I've already spent 4 years at UVA as an undergrad, so "all the beautiful greenery" didn't impress me as much as other people that have posted on here (It gets old quick, believe me. The Corner is NO comparison to the nightlife in a real city.) The interview itself was rather unorganized: the faculty interviewer looked like he had just woken up from a nap, and all he had were some raggedy notes he had taken on my file. The admissions office was small and kind of ratty, with the meeting room barely big enough for the 6 of us interviewees. The Dean is nice though, even though she it seemed she didn't know her programs very well: I asked her a question about one of the combined degrees and she just referred me to the UVA catalog!" More from this Member | Report Response

"At times challenging and intimidating, at others very comfortable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview increased my interest in going to UVA." More from this Member | Report Response

"I stayed with a host student, which was an amazing experience - she showed me around the night before, and I went to one of her classes the morning before the interview. The day started at 11, and there was a short session with somebody from admissions, then lunch and a tour with 4th yr Med students, then two interviews. The interview were approx 30 min, with 30 min in between. I happened to have both faculty members, but most people interviewed with one faculty, one med student. The great thing is, they said they'll let us know within two weeks!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are two interviews and they are very laid back. I would bring some reading material or something because they usually run late and if you have an unlucky draw (like I did) you could be waiting for an hour both before and in between interviews....2 hours is a lot of time to kill... The tour was phenomenal though and their facilities are gorgeous. The curriculum is pretty traditional, but there is a decent emphasis on problem-based learning, small group learning, and early patient interaction. I was also pleased to learn that they have a fair amount of study-abroad electives in the 4th year. We had a really fancy lunch with 3 4th year students and they all said that 4th year was VERY flexible and laid back. Plus Cvill is a nice place and there is a lot to do." More from this Member | Report Response

"I arriced the night before the itnerview and stayed with a 1st year host, which I totally recommend doing. I got a lot of my questions answered about the school, the interview, and going through the med school process as a whole. Plus I was able to go to classes the next day before the interview. There are 6 people interviewing on one day so it's not a huge crowd of people. Everyone says it, but the interviews at UVA are VERY relaxed, and the interviewers are very nice. You get the sense that they are totally on your side and really do want to know you better. One interviewer pulled heavily from my AMCAS personal statement rather than my UVA essays. This was the best possible interview experience I could have hoped for." More from this Member | Report Response

"We arrived at 10 a.m. to wait for our tour guides. There are six interviewees three girls three guys. The med students then take you to a fancy lunch, which could explain their budget problems and then take you on the tour. When you return there is a schedule that is followed for the interviews which are 30 minutes each one is a student the other is a faculty member. Watch out for the student. I was just told to talk about something anything I wanted which was pretty hard to do. Afterwards there is an optional financial aide session. Nice touch since they assume "students asked to interview at THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA are more than likely asked to interview elsewhere and have probably already had their fair share of Fin. Aide...so true. Overall the school is great and the students seem very happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"UVA SOM is awesome in terms of admistrative works. I interviewed on 2/11 and got an ACCEPTANCE (Yeah, baby) letter sent out on Valentine's day ( 2/14 Sweet!). The interviewers were friendly and tried to put you at ease. Just be sincere and talked with passion because it will show on your face. I am a nontraditional (5 yrs out of school) Virginia resident with stats (GPA, MCAT) below their average but made up for them in many other aspects such as extracirriculars and research (they love research). Good Luck to you all and See ya' in the Fall." More from this Member | Report Response

"Best interview so far, thanks to the interviewers. They took the time to review my application and were intimately familiar with it. Expect questions concerning your essays and experiences. Plus, the interview were only 30 minutes long so there was no time for the conversation to get stale. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were not particularly stressful. Both interviewers were mostly familiar with my file so they chose to ask other things about me and they seemed genuinely interested. They were also very conversational and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers were great.. I would consider attending just b/c they were so great. But realistically, I would never go there. The students act as if its the best school in teh world and are sort of tunnel vision. The students are not really that friendly. Mhh didn't get a good impression. Maybe people drink all day since there's not much to do in a small town, who knows? People seem to love the town but I'm not sure what's so great about it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were too short to really know me. The students were great to me and went out of their way to show me the good and bad parts of the school. I loved the town and the work seemed very reasonable." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is great and one of the best programs in the country. The tour was given by 4th year students and they really "sold" the school. The interviews are laid back and short. Great experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Started off on a good note with "Your file is very impressive" - it's hard to go wrong from there. Be ready to talk about problems in health care. Second interview was with 4th year student who wasn't as polished an interviewer, but ok." More from this Member | Report Response

"I have interviewed at 9 schools so far, and UVA does it best: 4th year students with time and inside look at school gave tour rather than 1st or 2nd years, interviews all held in one place and interviewers came to us. it gave a great impression.Interviews conversational-- a lot of questions very similar to essay q's." More from this Member | Report Response

"A great program. If you like outdoors activities (hiking, mountain biking, jogging, etc.) and you want to go to a top medical program, then this is the place for you. While interviewing, I got the feeling that if you perform well, when you got to apply to Residency coming from UVa - you'll be able to write your own ticket. " More from this Member | Report Response

"UVA is a terrific medical school. If you're not from the south you have to be prepared to assimilate into its culture and traditions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good place, good hospital. The education seems to be quite good, but they seem to be lagging behind with patinet interaction (even simulated), which is becoming more important to students, and is easily better covered at other Virgnia schools. If you're into going to a school based on reputation, and not on what you'll experience, it's fantastic. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviews were really conversational and i thought they went well. my MCATs and GPA were both above the mean, and i'm in-state, but i was waitlisted. so i'm not sure what i did wrong or what they were looking for--it is a stress-free day though, so good luck!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I came to the school with high hopes. In all, my experience maintained those hopes...Virginia is a great school with a lot to offer. I just think that the interview process could be a little more receptive since they are apparently trying to "sell" you on them as well. Interviews were good conversations with friendly people, so no big deal there, just be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought it was an okay experience. Charlottesville is an awesome place, but the administration isn't the best according to students. The interviews were fun and relaxed, so have a good time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was good, but my one interview with the haughty doctor really left a bad taste in my mouth. He was not interested in getting to know me at all. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was fairly impressed by the school and the students but it falls short of other schools in what I'm looking for. Charlottesville is a surprisingly happening place though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxing- just six interviewees so it didn't feel overwhelming. I liked getting questions answered by our med student tour guides. Don't stress about these interviews- they were both short and relatively relaxed- but at the end of the day so by that time I was pretty tired already." More from this Member | Report Response

"parking in Cville is ok if you get there early" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 155
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 78
Neutral 5
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.41 83

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 29
Out of state 51

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 17
2-3 hours 18
4-6 hours 24
7+ hours 22

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 35
Automobile 36
Train or subway 1
Other 12

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

Response # Responders
< $100 29
$101-$200 9
$201-$300 9
$301-$400 10
$401-$500 6
$501+ 9

What airport did you use?

Dulles

Charlottesville/Reagan National

Charlottesville

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Richmond

Richmond, VA (RIC)

C-ville

cha

ric

BWI

IAD

CHO

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 1
With students at the school 25
Friends or family 14
Hotel 28
Home 0
Other 0

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.45 88

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.60 88

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.36 88

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.04 45

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.49 45

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
6.54 37

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Please don't change. Everyone was awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing-totally wonderful." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they were an absolute pleasure to meet and spend the day with." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions staff were exceptionally friendly! They went to great lengths to ensure that we were comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A, the nicest i've come across!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stay as friendly as you are now!" More from this Member | Report Response

"A better electronic application and a status page would be nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Having a more extensive tour of the hospital would have been great...UVA has such an impressive medi" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people who toured us, weren't really that prepared. I feel like we were just led around based on" More from this Member | Report Response

"Use E-mail!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office was great, I can't ask for any better. Although it was a little nerve wrackin" More from this Member | Report Response

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