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  • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Richmond
Individual Feedback 5 264 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 220
Negatively 21
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.61 257

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.90 199

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 170

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 2
30 minutes 4
35 minutes 4
40 minutes 11
45 minutes 36
50 minutes 44
55 minutes 3
60+ minutes 158

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 258
At a regional location 1
At another location 3

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 257
In a group 3

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 244
Closed file 12

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.27 261

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

"Traditional interview question" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response

""Did anyone discourage you from pursuing medicine?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you were challenged" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about a time that you had difficulty working with someone on a team." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a situation where you had difficulty working with a group and how you handled it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a time when you had to work with someone you disliked." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you react if you were in a group and someone wasn't pulling their weight?" More from this Member | Report Response

"talk about a time when you helped someone in a crisis" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. (This was asked very conversationally.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of models do you use to study cancer (I'm a Research Technician at MGH)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you resolved group conflict in the past?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you worked with a teammate that you intensely disliked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (first question...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you choose which school you accept admissions to?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"They asked me to tell them about the pathology of a specific disease that I had seen once in a patient while I was shadowing a doctor, which I mentioned in my personal statement anecdotally. It was stressful, because I hadn't thought too much about the pathology, just the symptoms I had observed." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a big mistake you made?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with a cancer patient who wants to refuse treatment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation involving interacting with a culture different from your own." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are over 100 medical schools in the country. Describe to me how you narrowed down to VCU as one of your choices." More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you develop and interest in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you even consult your undergraduate medical advising office to see if you were a reasonable candidate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I hypothetically held a gun to your head, what specialty would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"So you went to (Undergraduate College). Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your opinion on what is being done with Health Care now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any teaching experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What changes do you think need to be made in health care? Do you know which states have implemented individual mandates? What are the problems with these mandates? " More from this Member | Report Response

"So you've told me the problems in healthcare, and what you should do to fix it, but HOW would you go about doing so?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see yourself in a career as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite/least favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with cultural differences between you and your patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you define leadership?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the current healthcare system in America? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Detailed overview of extra-curricular timeline." More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of medicine would you like to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you choose medicine as a career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read any good books lately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult situation you were put in during a patient interaction?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about x,y,z experience - this was the vast majority of the interview, in relaxed, conversational tone" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went through my personal statement paragraph by paragraph. Holy moly, that man had it dissected!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you read? What are you reading right now? Have you read Harry Potter (which is weird because he isn't a fan and he hasn't read it himself." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Richmond/MCV?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on underage drinking at college, have you seen that it affects education?Marijuana usage? How about medical marijuana? Supreme court cases dealing with this? Terri Shavo? Dr. Kevorkian? Uninsured citizens? Illegal aliens using government resources? Politics involved with medicine. Aka every ethical question imaginable" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your ___ experience working in hospitals. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the lastest fiction you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with a patient who refuses treatment (refer back up the page for details)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about special patient contact incidents. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you relate with other cultures?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe a stressful situation, how you dealt with it, and what you learned from it." More from this Member | Report Response

"why do u want to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your volunteer activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What type of research do you think you want to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my background.. Family, why I chose undergrad, why I chose medicine, why " More from this Member | Report Response

"everything was about my application...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a challenging situation in your life and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over application activities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you want to stay in NY and attend medical school there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and why you would like to attend VCU." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. What was your high school like? How did you choose your college? How did you choose your major? Last book read. What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How will you add to diversity at VCU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is your verbal score low?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your volunteer experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your family (this was the very first question)." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a patient born at 24 months with hemorraghing, spinal damage, brain damage, etc, how would you approach the parents?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"I noticed that you got a B- in cell bio, which is inconsistent with the rest of your record. Would you like to explain that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dont you believe in socialized medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What are your hobbies? What are your strengths/weaknesses? How would a friend describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why your undergraduate inst." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences in Pakistan and Africa." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a book you've read? And before that?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What field of medicine would I pursue? Primary care? (be open to discover other areas of interest in school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you pronounce your last name? What books would you suggest that I read? Tell me about your current internship. Your MCAT scores improved a lot, how did you do that? Why VCU? What do you do for fun? What is your favorite movie? Any idea of the field of medicine you want to enter? If you were the surgeon general, the top doctor in the US, what medical issue would you want to tackle? What are your thoughts on PAS? If a patient came to you with terminal cancer and was tired of all the trials and drugs, what would you say to the patient? How do you feel about malpractice insurance? We also talked about health policy, but that stemmed from the malpractice insurance question. Do you have any questions for me? (These are the questions that I can remember…Good luck!) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Thoughts on PAS?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What do you think about Dr. Kavorkian and euthanasia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went through the my life: pre-birth to the present." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little bit more about X experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"end of life issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other than the experience described in your AMCAS essay, what has been the most important volunteer experience in your life? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever read Harry Potter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would have made you comply with your doctor's orders better?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you tell a parent of one of your students if you suspected they had an eatind disorder. (I've done a lot of work in eating disorders and I coach gymnastics)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you choose your undergraduate school in the east coast? (I'm from the west coast)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The New Orleans question (above)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe when/how/why you became interested in medicine. This led to other questions related to those experiences. (Describe differences in healthcare in Trinidad and in the US. Describe good attributes of physicians. Describe a negative trait of a physician. Compare the hospitals in Trinidad with those in the US.) " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you like reading fiction?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about you international experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do outside of school and research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"something to the effect of how have your work, clinical and volunteer activities effected you or something liek that- I believe this was the first interview question asked" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain your clinical/research experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you have read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCU" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you heard of Dr. Kevorkian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest ethical challenge facing medicine and how do you propose to overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine? why VCU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why mcv/vcu?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your current job, current extra-curricular activities, hobbies etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked about prominent health care issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you read Harry Potter or the DaVinci Code?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Heard of Kevorkian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say are your 3 greatest strengths and your 3 greatest weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you into Harry Potter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do your parents feel about you applying to med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a challenge you encountered." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you end up at XYZ University" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Will your family /have they support you in your pursuit to become a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"whats your favorite part of the cell? followed by what do you think about mitichondria and their DNA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think pro-football players get paid to much?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what i do to destress?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell amout [blank] experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the physician's responsibility to indigents or illegal immigrants who do not have access to health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you currently doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what do you know about stem cells?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you read fiction?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about studying in New Zealand" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite part of the cell?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of Dr. Kevorkian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"CLONING?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about specific experiences, hobbies, work and research that was listed on my primary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCU/MCV?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be in this program? How did you find out about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you go to UNC when both parents went to UVA and you grew up in Charlottesville? " More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine and what would you do if you couldn't be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"asked about my life, siblings, parents, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS SCHOOL." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (while he read my copy of my AMCAS application I had luckily brought with me...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see that work "here", how is that experience? What do you do there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about stem cell research? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary - why medicine? tell about your clinical experiences. specific questions about file" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you see yourself doing 10 years from now" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about stem cells and cloning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like football better than soccer?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What were your SATs? GPA? MCATs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of euthanasia/assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brought you to Virginia? Why did you apply to MCV?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, when you're a liberal arts major?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think of stem cell research and cloning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brought you to Virginia?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your position on the possible war with Iraq?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what do you do in your lab?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of doctor do you want to be/why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Describe the path you have taken towards medicine? Was it purposeful?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your opinion on Stem cells?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do now? Why transition to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does a body obtain energy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"would you like to try to explain any of your grades to the admissions committee? (asked in a very friendly way, as if the interviewer was my advocate)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What do you make of stem cell research? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide to become a physician? and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly conversational but asked about my activites and grades" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"MMI scenario" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response

"Challenge had to overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about an obstacle you have overcome" More from this Member | Report Response

""Do you think that physicians should be allowed to have time off or vacations?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you think makes a great physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about *specific volunteer activity*" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a situation where you had difficulty working with an individual and how you handled it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a challenge that you overcame." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had a strongly held belief that you changed? If so, how?" More from this Member | Report Response

"talk about a time that you helped someone out" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time your leadership was challenged, how you dealt with the situation, and what you learned." More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of teaching experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with being pushed outside of your comfort zone? How do you deal with failing at a new task?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you got angry." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Asked about a specific experience from my AMCAS - tell me more about...what did you learn from it..." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Discuss a time when you were in over your head and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about the politics of health care and what I thought about reform. This is kind of a common question, but it can be tough to answer. Even if you have thought about it a lot, it's hard to give a full and honest answer, without worrying you're going to insult the interviewer's political beliefs." More from this Member | Report Response

"So, I see your grades dropped sophomore year. Why was that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/weaknesses, mentors, read any good books?, why VCU, most influential person of the 20th century, describe a team conflict you helped resolve, a situation when you helped someone, cultural competency" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself and what led up to you being here today." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know what you want to specialize in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I asked some of your friends and family "What is this guy's Achilles' heel?" what would they say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You've been out of school too long, what makes you even think you can do the work?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe a situation when you were really stressed out." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you feel in a situation where you have a homeless patient with a wound that needs to kept clean, but he doesn't qualify to be admitted to the hospital and will end up back on the streets? What would you do in that situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a time where you were over yourself, meaning you were in a situation you could not control." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about _____ experience from your application" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Indirectly asked me "why medicine?"" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you do with "me" time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experience led you to select a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If the United Nations mandated a law that said anybody born in 1987 cannot become a physician, what would you do instead?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical dilemma in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Bunch of questions about high school stats..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wow I think you really hit the nail on the head in terms of identifying problems in our healthcare system. What are some specific solutions you can think of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know any students here at VCU?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me a little bit about activity X." More from this Member | Report Response

"Strongest point?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to take a year off rather than applying your senior year?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Did your mother being a pediatrician influence your decision to become a physician? (Which is a stupid question...of course it did...everything we live through and with influences us; either positively or negatively.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I got the physician assisted suicide question as previously described" More from this Member | Report Response

"We talked about physician-assisted suicide for a bit" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you want to come out from California to go to school in Richmond?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Biggest weakness in US healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient wanted a medical service that went against your bioethical beliefs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What fiction have you read lately? in the last week?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know what specialty you want to go in to? Why that one?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to the U.S?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Richmond/VCU?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Who would you want to meet, living/dead, if you could talk to anyone, and why? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite Beethoven symphony?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think is the biggest problem in health care in the states?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you have to give up by going to medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"What classes are you taking this semester" More from this Member | Report Response

"greatest problem facing medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you read fiction?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you like about ____? (fill in the blank w/ college name)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to VCU/MCV?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the worst day of your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe research, volunteering, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Was your friends suicide attempts really serious?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your employment at xx hospital and about your volunteer experience at xx hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are problems facing the health care system today? Tell me about your research experiences. Tell me about your clinical experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to attend MCV?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you ever had to report someone cheating? Have you ever cheated?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What do you feel about the current state of War on Iraq?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about euthanasia/Terry Schiavo case?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about how you overcame difficulties in undergrad (or something to that effect)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your application improved since last year?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Whats your view on abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your low MCAT scores? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What fiction books have you read recently? What do you do to keep physically fit? What do you think of stem cell research? How about euthanasia?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why VCU" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Are you ready to make the move from NYC to Richmond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your MCAT score is high, why then does your GPA not seem to correspond to it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I like my current job? Why the change to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your undergraduate experience been? How'd you like your major/minor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is X activity" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What clinical experiences do you have" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Waht's my favorite book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you enter medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was different about volunteering in Red Cross and volunteering in Sri Lanka?" More from this Member | Report Response

"stem cell debate" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was it like to return to the US after living abroad? How has it changed you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Binge drinking on college campus, medical marijuana, assisted suicide etc. We got into some deep stuff. KNOW YOUR APPLICATION!! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to leave your current job and go into medicine. (I already have an MBA and have been working for 8 years)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why an MD and not a PhD in clinical psych?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about human cloning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know who is Dr. Kevorkian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you read fiction? Have you read Harry Potter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your best friends were here, what would they say are your three greatest strengths? What would they said is your greatest weakness? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If your three best friends where here, what would they say your three greatest strengths are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know who Dr. Kevorkian is?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel your undergrad premeds have prepared you for med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you heard of Dr. Kavorkian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me? " More from this Member | Report Response

"why mcv- from reading sdn, this is the key question they seem to always ask." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your biggest concerns about the direction of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun/what books have you read recently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say are your strength/Weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergraduate institution" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"When did you first know that medicine was the profession you wanted to pursue?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you consider as the most important part of a cell?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you heard of Dr. Kevorkian?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Cloning? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the motivation of a scientist who wants to make a human clone?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do feel about stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What health care experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you gain most from your clinical experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Are you patient or research oriented" More from this Member | Report Response

"why economics? (my major) what is it about econ and the associated thought processes that you like? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know Kevorkian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"which school would i love to attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What led you to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose VCU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your religion relate to your role as a physician? (part of a larger conversation--I do medical volunteering with my church. Goes to show you--study your activities)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think you will be doing in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How was your childhood?" More from this Member | Report Response

"have you heard about kevorkian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you heard of Kevorkian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you couldn't become a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a lysosome and its function?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"EUTHANASIA?>." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your motivation for becoming a doctor?" 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 be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think your school has a drinking problem? a drug problem? How about compared to your high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what brought you to Va, and what do you like about your school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What did you think about the National Health Service hospitals in London?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see on your application you wrote that you received this award. What exactly is that, and how did you receieve it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of Cloning, Stem-cell research, euthanasia? Before my interview, I thought I would have a hard time with these questions but it really wasn't that bad. so dont worry, just read up on these topics before hand. :) " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what were your sat scores" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of Dr. Kevorkian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe my college." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your non-academic self in three sentences" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What has been your favorite college class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your parents/siblings" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What do you think of Dr. Kavorkian?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe mito DNA" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what kind of books do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about an experience in which you failed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MCV at VCU?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you think you will handle medical school given your current lifestyle (kids, spouse, etc)? Have you given that thought?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should Marajuna be legalized and if so why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your [most recent medically-related activity]." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"where do you want to practice? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you manage your time in undergraduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCU/MCV? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Give me a history of your background and culture?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"MMI scenario" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about the last time you apologized" More from this Member | Report Response

""Imagine you are in family practitioner and a nurse tells you that the next patient you are about to see is very clearly upset, possibly hysterical. Tell me how you would interact with this patient."" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing you failed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you faced adversity? How did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a great memory you have from *specific volunteer activity*?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a challenge that you foresee having in medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCU? Why Medicine? Research? Updates? Leadership? Clinical? Just the usual interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a time when you encountered a challenge working with a group." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had an uncomfortable experience interacting with other cultures" More from this Member | Report Response

"talk about a time you received criticism" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research. (Asked very conversationally)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most challenging part of your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do if a patient is being irrational?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you had to deal with someone you disliked and how you dealt with it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you worked on a team and someone had a difference of opinion. Did you assimilate that person's view into your own?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a stressful situation and you've learned from it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCU? Explain what this profession means to you. How did your advocacy experience help prepare you for a career in this field? Any questions? Tell me about yourself. What is an ethical dilemma you've faced recently? How will you handle moving across the country? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What do you want to specialize in? What do you like about VCU? What will be the hardest thing for you if you're accepted? The easiest? What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Discuss a clinical experience that affected the kind of physician you want to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of doctors did you shadow?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mainly, my interviewer (MSIV) had thoroughly read my file and we just went through step by step all my experiences and application. It was a great format to showcase your application and gives them a good picture of what you are about." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you interviewed anywhere else? Where have you been accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the current state of healthcare in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will happen when you change your mind six months into this?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your (Extracurricular Activities)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time where you held a leadership role, or a leadership experience - not necessarily a title." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know what is going on with the current health care reform? What do you think of it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One thing you have learned about medicine from your shadowing experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have you recently read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many things very specific to my application, ecs, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your most challenging undergraduate science course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When you are not studying and working, what other activities do you enjoy doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you like me to present you to the committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your biggest challenge." More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you prepared for a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What's wrong with the U.S. healthcare system." More from this Member | Report Response

"With the upcoming election, what do you think about the candidates' stances on healthcare reform?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest weakness/strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say are your biggest weaknesses and strengths." More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/weaknesses? Why VCU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the latest book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Weakest point?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sacrifices will you have to make in order to successfully complete medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your biggest achilles heel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any weaknesses in your file that you would want to explain to the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty are you thinking you want to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you move around so much? (My family just likes to move.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I little bit about stem cells, cloning, and the recent breakthrough" More from this Member | Report Response

"We also talked about my secondary, one of which was about my impressions of the different specialties. Overall, can't remember specific questions. Just A LOT of them :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you possess that would make you a good Dr." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you do research? Are you interested in going into research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say is your three greatest strengths and your greatest weaknesses? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Virginia" More from this Member | Report Response

"Several questions about my graduate degree (types of courses, GPA, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say about you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you contribute to your class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please explain your MCAT verbal score." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the SOLs (Standards of Learning, benchmarks used in Virginia public schools)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you did in undergrate school. What you liked about it and what not. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the strengths and weaknesses of your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do people in Egypt distrust the health care system? (i did volunteer/research work there)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If you are accepted, how will your presence benefit the school and other students?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about some of our hobbies" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you married?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about our health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stressful situation and how you dealt with it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to get the PhD? Why not just an MD and do research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the best day of your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you deal with a diverse patient population? (ie how will you become culturally competent)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you read any fiction? Have you read any of the Harry Potter books?? Dr. Brooks loves Harry Potter." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think you will lose out on if you attend medical school? What would you do if you did not get an acceptance this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCU? What will you add to VCU? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like to change about yourself? What are your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an experience that was stressful and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an event in your life that was unexpected/distressing and how it impacted you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest issue in healthcare." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCU? Any questions for me? They liked these." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe what you are doing in this year off." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you sleep at night if you were to euthanize a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you change your major from music to anthropology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You look hot and sweaty. Want to take your jacket off?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your concerns about the future of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there an alcohol problem at your undergrad? Drug problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who has influenced you the most in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Politics and healthcare... is politics too involved? (my interviewer seemed to think so, and I also agree) More of an opinion question than testing knowledge." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about (lots of details of my app...mainly extracurriculars)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you transfer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your clinical experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"What research experiences do you have" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why isn't your GPA higher?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you couldn't do medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Family" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you have dealt with the situation with your roommate differently if you could? regarding a drug abuse situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"harry potter" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in attending VCU and living in Richmond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine etc, what do you do to relax, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about MCV/VCU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel is the weakest park of your app, and how would you explain it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like having Arnold Schwarzenegger as your governor? (I'm from California)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of Stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you heard of Dr. Kevorkian?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"In your mind, what is your one greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly questions about my AMCAS and secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to incorporate family life into the career of a surgeon?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What will you do if you don't get in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do differently with your education? " More from this Member | Report Response

"I know the committee will ask, so how would you like me to present your first year grades to the committee? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Any questions about VCU? again & again." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you consider doing research or teaching once you get your MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you values" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain your research/clinical experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you give up your career to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the US could do to increase access to medical care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your best friend were here right now and I asked him for your three greatest strengths and one greatest weakness, what would he say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"grades and MCAT question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I chose the undergraduate school that I did?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Personal questions related to my extracurriculars" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions regarding my amcas application" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Specific experiences from application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that those people are in the ER who need to be at the doctor's office?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you heard about Kevorkian? The rest was just stuff from my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"What other things have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What area of medicine are you considering?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the defining moment in your life that made you know that medicine was the right career for you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about XXX class you took as an undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"what do you think the biggest problem with healthcare is today?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"my major" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you considering any other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you deal with stress? (this was asked me in interview after interview in many schools--know your answer to this like the back of your hand)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Will you like living in Richmond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if we reject you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you think there was a drug problem at your high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do to de stress during med school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where does mitochondrial DNA come from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this activity: (something from my AMCAS)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SCHOOL HAS DRUG PROBLEM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do your parents feel about you attending medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on issues like cloning and stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you like to read- what types of books? What do you do for exercise? What do you think about human cloning? stem cell research? Kevorkian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what information would you like me to present to the board?" More from this Member | Report Response

"General questions about my AMCAS information." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you read Harry Potter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethics questions about organ donation (i work in the field), stem cell research, euthanasia, abortion" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think a socialized medicine system would work in this country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see that you volunteered "here". Tell me more. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about human cloning? About cloning human organs and selling them to people who can afford them? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you know about HMO's and health insurance?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did I know what VMI was?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wht volunteer experiences do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get to this point? What led you to apply to med school? Is there anything in your app that you'd like to explain?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your clinical experience? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What is different with your application this year than last year." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of books do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What brought you to your undergraduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think about stem cell research, human cloning, euthanasia, etc..?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about where you are working?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why didn't you consider medicine earlier?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of organ transplantation and organ buy (meaning, paying people for thier organs)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to change careers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you have any regrets about college? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences did you have while studying abroad?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain your volunteer work." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"MMI scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you wanted to plan a vacation with your friends, how would you plan it? and then proceeded to ask every detail about this hypothetical planned vacation." More from this Member | Report Response

""What activities and honor societies were you involved in during high school?" (Yes, my interviewer asked me about my high school experience- including class rank and GPA- which surprised me. But I suppose he wanted to know more about my educational background)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you financially independent" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you changed since you started college?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Discuss a time you misjudged someone." More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you work with a teammate that wasnt pulling their weight" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you were judgmental about someone else." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something about you that is not in your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would a single-payer system fix the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about something you have seen in the news recently that was interesting to you and why" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a person that was particularly hard to deal with and how you learned from it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 5 things you can do with a pencil other than use it to write/draw with. (not even kidding)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a patient you have seen who sticks out in your mind." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me about how I might incorporate research into my career, since I have a pretty extensive background in research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you got here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been discriminated against?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was the most influential person of the 20th century?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where you experienced negative feedback, how it affected you, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Question 1" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"More questions: What medical experience impacted you the most? What will you do if you don't get accepted this year? What do you like to do when you have some free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have problems with diversity?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"nothing was very interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know what is going on with the current health care reform? What do you think of it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One thing you have learned about medicine from your shadowing experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the capital of Brazil? Argentina? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you stood up for someone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you felt in over your head. How did you deal with that? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you anticipate being the most difficult part of medical school? Of being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the most interesting things that you have seen during your experience as a scribe?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"All very interesting and challenging, but excellent in making me think about medicine!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most influential patient encounter you have had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you feel if starting tomorrow morning, government had full control over the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why were you in a hedge fund?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With the upcoming election, what do you think about the candidates' stances on healthcare reform?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the best experience of your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the healthcare system." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to practice surgery (since I had an interest)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When asked whether they would choose a career in medicine again, 40% of physicians said no. Why do you think that is?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was interviewed by a physician in his office. Most interviews are performed by physicians and then they present you to the admissions committee on Monday afternoons. Therefore the whole point of the interview is to get to know you so that they can present you to the board. We had a friendly conversation in which he went over my AMCAS file and activities. No stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"How can you gain the knowledge necessary to work with patients from a different cultural/socioeconomic background as you?" More from this Member | Report Response

" Something healthcare related, I cant remember exactly." More from this Member | Report Response

"I said I enjoyed googling strange/interesting facts and she asked me what is the most interesting answer/thing you have found on line. I blanked for a second but talked about looking up stuff on Sicko and the other side of the issue..I wish I had remembered some of the cooler/more interesting stuff I have learned." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who won the 2010 FIFA Player of the year award? (After I mentioned I liked soccer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"She kept asking me about my religion major, and what I studied. However, she became defensive when we discussed my concentration. Plus, she was negative regarding my basic science research background, she preferred a more clinical approach to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"About my particular experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not an interesting question, but my interviewer showed me pictures of his family, and it turned out that I had a literature class with his daughter." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your gpa in high school? SAT's? WHat were you ranked in your high school class? (who remembers that stuff?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I could tell that I had gained the trust of the autistic child that I was teaching." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about the photo I submitted to the admissions committee." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who's the governor of your state? Who are the senators? (apparently he asked the interviewee after me the same questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you contribute to your class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite author?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you participate in physician-assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really. No ethical questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Was only asked ''Why medicine'' and ''Why VCU'', and the rest of the time we chatted." More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you think you're capable of succeeding in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite Beethoven symphony?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would your best friend describe you as and what would they say you needed to work on? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"PHD: You appear to be a great candidate, why are you interviewing so late in the season? Lab: You have been involved with RNAi, is there any advice you can give on problems you have ran into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Arn't your opinions on Globalization seem too idealistic? (My essay was on globalization)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"The interviewer asked what area I would most likely choose to relocate to in order to be closer to school." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you, as a physician, deal with cultural sensitivities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my favorite book and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All basic questions...why do u want to be a doctor, what is your def of professionalism etc...mainly just talked about my EC activities....my interviewer seemed to know me better than i knew myself haha! very impressed" More from this Member | Report Response

"To be honest, all of the questions were very generic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Does your school have an alcohol problem? I wanted to ask: What school doesn't? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What non-science class did you like the best?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"All pretty much standard questions, why medicine, tell me about yourself, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you found out your friends in your Anatomy class have the answers to an upcoming exam?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there an alcohol problem at your undergrad? How bout a drug problem? What would you say is your strongest muscle (my application is all about weight-lifting)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really...the interviewer mostly asked questions about my application. She hadnt read it, so she wanted me to pretty much repeat everything I had written." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about racially-charged atmosphere at your undergraduate univerisity." More from this Member | Report Response

"What sacrifices are you willing to make for a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a terminally ill patient asked you to NOT tell his family about his condition, would you keep it private?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with an emotionally scarring event in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have I ever dealt with the long term care of any critically ill patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

" What are your thoughts about physician assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was very difficult. Basic information on my research, experiences, and interests." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer asked me a lot of questions about my high school experience...grades, AP/IB scores, clubs/sports I did...I just thought it was odd." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Have you read any books lately? Can you tell me about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you believe in genes? What do you feel about the recent Supreme Court nominations (when Alito was just nominated)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to die tomorrow, what would your tombstone say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wasn't asked any ethical questions. Mostly conversational, asking me about my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that patients of different ethnic backgrounds also have differences in the quality of medical care that they recieve?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about physician assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you prepared to face the future of medicine (rising health care costs, increasing uninsured, etc.)? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your views on Euthanasia. This prompted a disscussion about what a physician's role is as a healthcare provider, and also about the leaglity of the Oregon law (which I was fairly familiar with). Just FYI, it was recently upheld by the supreme court." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would a friend describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you read Harry Potter? (I think it's a question that only this particular doctor asks b/c he loves the books)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the ethical questions because I am a person who values both sides of the issue" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you read any good books recently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your childhood? (I have never been asked such a personal question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too "interesting" per se." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your value/belief system to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you read any of the Harry Potter books? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most interesting book you've read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the Supreme Court nominations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like your Governor? (I’m from CA) " More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to get to know a patient, or get an accurate patient history if only given 10 minutes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you read Harry Potter? I didn't but I've been muscled by friends, family, and now a renowned cardiothoracic surgeon to read the series, and so now I will likely read it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was it like to transition in between volunteer work in underserved areas and high-end retail shops? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you read the Harry Potter books?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would have made you cared more about your illness when you were 14. (I was diagnosed with IBD at 14 and didn't comply with doctors orders. I discussed this in my AMCAS essay.)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you ever read the Harry Potter books?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last fiction you have read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With what happen in New Orleans I'm sure you wouldnt want to be in the midst of such devastation(Not the exact words but thats what it came down to) I took it as some sort of trap question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a negative characteristic of a physician that you have observed? (This was after being asked what are good traits of doctors you've observed, either in a foreign country or as a patient.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the legalization of marijuana?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to incorporate family life into the career of a surgeon? It was all nice and conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of writing do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you were the surgeon general, what health issue would you pursue first and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were specific to my file with one open-ended question about the the state of medicine. I interviewed with a 4th year who was very enthusiastic about the school and about the things I had done. We had a lot in common so the whole inteview was basically a great conversation with occasional questions thrown in." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Asked me about a book I had recently read. Talked about my background, living in another country during a Civil War. What inspired me to become a doctor. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your values, what makes you tick" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything was pretty basic...a lot of personal stuff. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you read Harry Potter? (No, I'm not joking)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest challenge facing ER departments? (I've spent a lot of time in the ER and also worked as an EMT)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What made your experience in Fraternity and Sorority Life so different than the sterotypical experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to read?-I guess" More from this Member | Report Response

"about my grades and if i feel i could succeed at VCU/MCV" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you consider as the most important part of a cell? We talked about my answer for a brief time afterward." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you agree with Dr. Kevorkian's practices?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you read Harry Potter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have you read recently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think there was a drinking problem at your high school, college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think the government can encourage doctors to practice in rural states?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think same gender education should be adopted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you into Harry Potter? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was too interesting. All of the questions were really basic." More from this Member | Report Response

"All standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your best friend and why you're friends with them" More from this Member | Report Response

"all pretty run of the mill, talked about my education and experiences living in a variety of different places, nothing particularily interesting though" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If your best were here, what would he or she say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where does MCV rank on your top 5 list of medical schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"many physicians feel that government and insurance policies limit their ability to practice. why is it that you want to enter this field in the midst of such difficulties? what will you do to overcome them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel that profootball players get paid too much? (This was part of a LONG conversation about my college playing career)" More from this Member | Report Response

"my spirituality?? caught me off guard." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about the recent Nobel Prize winners?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. All were pretty basic "get to know you" questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with failure and set-backs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite foreign film? (part of a larger conversation)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite are period?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing unusual. Tell me about X experience type of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"By the way this interview is for the "Prefer Applicants", a sort of Guaranteed Admission to their medical school when you are a sophomore. From what I heard, this is pretty much their real interview tactic also. How was your childhood? (That was the most interesting question ever)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite football team?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like Harry Potter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most interesting class you've taken outside of medical/bio courses" More from this Member | Report Response

"why can't you be some other profession and help peeps out" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to leave california and come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"capitol of the south, history" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite part of the cell?" More from this Member | Report Response

"mainly generic, unfocused ethical questions like: "what do you think about stem cell research?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"HOW U FEEL ABOUT CLONING" More from this Member | Report Response

"interview was standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has your family taught you about giving back to society, and as a physician how do you plan to be involved in your community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do at your place of work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your religion (Hinduism), is there anything that might propose or oppose issues like cloning or stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you sitting here in front of me? (In other words, what brought you to apply to Medical School?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that your high school or college had more of a drug problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the best type of wine that washington state makes? (this was in reference to a wine class that i had taken) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you notice anything new about the security at the airport?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think will motivate the first scientist to produce a human clone?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you know about kevorkian and what do think about his philosophies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient came in without insurance and couldn't pay for prescriptions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think a socialized medicine system would work in this country? (in response to a discussion of my volunteer work in England)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything at all on your application that you want me (the interviewer) to make sure is expressed to the admissions committee? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think will happen if the government started paying people to donate organs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the current financial market? Its was understandable b/c i was in working in banking/investment for a number of years b/f i decided to re-pursue medicine again." More from this Member | Report Response

"Basic questions...why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one thing the U.S. has done to turn the Middle East against us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do u feel about cloning humans" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think students at your undergrad have a binge drinking problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the bull fights in Madrid." More from this Member | Report Response

"How has working in hospitals abroad changed your outlook on the American medical system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your SAT scores? If my interviewer had my file like he was supposed to, he would already know." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"none out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most recent book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Conversational, asked me about my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were all pretty straightforward, and standard. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What kind of job can a blind person have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You were a bio major, tell me about cellular respiration and ATP generation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you like the Red Sox?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the situation in the world today? Should we go to war with Iraq?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you read Harry Potter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about an experience in your life in which you failed." More from this Member | Report Response

"If your best friend was sitting next to you, what would she say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of (insert current medical topic here)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself and then tell me about your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you the most worried about for med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was very conversational, no questions out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked a scientific question about mitochondrial DNA." More from this Member | Report Response

"if you were stranded on a desert island, what (other than survival items) would you want to bring with you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you got there today." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. How would you fix the current healthcare dilemma?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you make of stem-cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In regards to your religion, how would you pray with a patient in the ER who is of another religion and does not believe in your God and may even be against it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most difficult question?

"MMI scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response

"name the last time you had to apologize (i just hadn't planned for this one)" More from this Member | Report Response

""Who is the most influential person in history and why?" I'm not a huge history buff but I answered the question and was able to defend my (cliched) answer!" More from this Member | Report Response

""We often receive reviews during rotations. What would your reviewer say about you?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something that your future attending physician or resident would rate you negatively on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficulty. Explain this GPA. What will you do if you are not accept?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None- all questions were pretty basic behavioral questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"(same as #1) talk about a time when you helped someone in a crisis" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a challenge you faced, how you overcame it, what you learned from it, and how you applied that lesson in a subsequent situation. Despite the 'difficulty' of this question, my interviewer was very friendly about it and we "conversed" through my response." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a conflict you had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your "Aha!" moment for fairness and justice. (I'm still not even entirely sure what he meant by this)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you misjudged someone" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an experience you have had where you had an "ahh ha" moment reaffirming that medicine is the right path for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a person that was particularly hard to deal with and how you learned from it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name your most memorable patient (from my advocacy experience as an HIV prevention counselor); a lot of in depth questions about that and hypothetical situations stemming from the one test I talked about." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name an example of when you were in an ethical dilemma. How did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your advice be to Congress on Obamacare? How should physicians have presented their side during the debate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me the proverbial "Why medicine?" question multiple times, and it was almost as if they were debating my answers each time." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of Obamacare? How would you fix the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any mistakes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was the most influential person of the 20th century?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like me to tell the adcoms" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no difficult questions, but don't come off as a pigeon-holed pre-med person. Be aware of issues in healthcare, show that you care about your community and that your scope is wider than being a premed." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say to a co-worker who is a close friend if you noticed a lot of recent heavy drinking? What would you say to a patient who presented with a hx of chronic alcohol abuse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"????......there weren't any questions that were not adversarial" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was one patient from your clinical experience that stood out in mind?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name your top SEVEN strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your most influential medical experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a time where you were over yourself, meaning you were in a situation you could not control." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't think they were too difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest weakness? and another? and another? and another? and another?......" More from this Member | Report Response

"None stand out" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you feel when you didn't get into medical school the first time around? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If your best friend were sitting here, what three things would they say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have you interviewed at? (difficult because i think this is information that might influence an interviewer's perception of a student in an unnecessary way)" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you've told me the problems in healthcare, and what you should do to fix it, but HOW would you go about doing so?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you tell a patient who is dying? (I brought up the subject of patient death myself)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not difficult, but some awkward ones: "Have you cheated before? Would you tell me if you did?" "Do you pre-judge people?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the current situation of health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the health care system" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, to be honest. It was very relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does the term "cultural diversity" mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you describe the art of healing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explaining any weaknesses in your application." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are your thoughts on medical malpractice? (when I asked her to clarify, she just repeated the question.)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about a stressful situation and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you willing to give up to go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if I could not be a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest weakness in the US Healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What unique quality do you think you have that no other applicant has?" More from this Member | Report Response

" Would you participate in a patient suicide? What is your opinion on embryonic stem cells?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as most interesting. He also asked something about why I think I'd make a good doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to the U.S. to study? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your verbal MCAT score (or other weak points in application)." More from this Member | Report Response

"see above. There were a barrage of ethical questions, stem cells, medical marijuana, undergraduate alcohol abuse..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Role-play how you would deal with a patient who refuses the best treatment and insists on an unnecessary alternative." More from this Member | Report Response

"sooooo...your gpa went a little down this past semester...what happened? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"MD: The person who reviewed your file indicated a problem in your secondary. They wondered why you raised some family issues, how does this apply to medicine? PHD: Tell me how working as an undergraduate differs from working as a lab technician, walk me through the steps you would go through to design an experiment." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Nothing really...pretty run-of-the-mill questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions about my grades and MCAT score" More from this Member | Report Response

"no tough questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Again, nothing was particularly difficult so I'll say ''Why did you pick MCV specifically?'' (EVERY school asks this question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some specifics about my research that I did in my Freshman year.. 6 years ago..." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really... pretty laid back the whole time." More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you prepared to deal with cultural differences? (not too difficult)" More from this Member | Report Response

"some very specific questions about my research, since one of the interviewers works in a very similar field" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a weakness you have? And another? And another?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a stressful situation you've experienced and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know anything about stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The one stated above." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a weakness that you possess? Are there any medically sensitive issues that you would like to talk about and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

" What are your thoughts on stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is your verbal score so low?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing particularly difficult, it was more of a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where have you demonstrated leadership?" More from this Member | Report Response

"questions regarding my feelings on the lack of health insurance and the controversy over physician assisted suicide." More from this Member | Report Response

"Argue for euthanasia.." More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked me about my weaknesses, and when he didn't like one of my responses he told me to think of another one." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think that anthropology fits into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you understand what I am trying to ask you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you increase the chances of young people staying in rural areas instead of moving away to find better opportunity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were especially difficult. I think they were intended more to encourage conversation than to intimidate or forcefully extract information." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if your peers/colleagues disagree with your political views (regarding abortion)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you ready to make the switch from NYC to Richmond, Virginia? Yes, I know you're supposed to make it seem like they're your 1st choice. But still. It's hard to lie. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Your MCAT score is high, why then does your GPA not seem to correspond to it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion of euthanasia? (It is legal in Oregon)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Favorite movie " More from this Member | Report Response

"None; all very standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"above (I hadn't)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about the ethics of genetic engineering of humans." More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your value/belief system to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Your standardized test scores are very high...so what's up with the grades?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why isn't your GPA higher considering you did well on the SAT and MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the change to Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the Supreme Court nominations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult. Very relaxed conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really, but I always hate this one "Tell me about yourself..."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stem-cell research, medicinal marijuana, assisted suicide etc. Lots of this stuff. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't asked any overly difficult questions. I'm a non-traditional applicant (graduated college in 1994) so we really discussed my professional career and why the change to medicine now." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, it was mostly just stuff about my file and extracurriculars." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think your undergraduate institution had an alcohol problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you read Harry Potter? (I didn't read any of it so I couldn't discuss in depth with my interviewer. My interviewer was nice enough to discuss his opinions about it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your verbal score in the MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your verbal reasoning score compared to the sciences." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see your weakness fitting in with a medical career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your view on stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain your weak undergrad grades. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should MCV take you over all other out of state applicants, some of whom may have worked with doctors without borders or other activities, what unique trait separates you from them all?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my GPA freshman year- I had a bad semester." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None were difficult, no ethical questions (I was expecting those). Asked how we can get doctors to practice in rural areas in need of physicians. Another person being interviewed was asked to make a decision regarding a heart transplant between a convicted felon or a 42 year old mother. After she gave her response the interviewer changed the question and asked if the answer would still be the same if you knew the mother was abusing her children. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your values, what makes you tick" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the legalization of marijuana?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, the interview was very laid back and conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"No real difficult questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"None too difficult really-run of the mill" More from this Member | Report Response

"specific questions about my work " More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no difficult questions. We talked about hobbies, activities, and jobs listed in the AMCAS application, the reason for why I am pursuing medicine, and life in Virginia (especially the traffic). " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on stem-cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun? (not difficult)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were really diffifult" More from this Member | Report Response

"Irani government is involved in selling organs. Do you think U.S. should adopt this policy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Again, nothing was too difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest problem in healthcare (This question came up for me because I currently bill health insurance)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The "whys" after every question. The interviewer pretty much disagreed with everything I had to say and shot down every answer" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't find any of the questions particularily challenging or difficult, my interview was pretty laid back and conversational although some other interviewers did get slammed with ethical questions so definitely be prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"Based on the genomics project you did (in high school), how do you think that advancements such as these will affect the future of medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Could you help a person to commit physician-assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"i had read this site, and none of his questions were beyond those listed among others' experiences, so i wasnt unprepared for any of them/found none of the ?s difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the receptor mechanism of your research system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about when you were a "team player"." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't really ask anything terribly difficult, he mainly just asked me to elaborate on my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel is the physician's responsibility to indigents or illegal immigrants who do not have access to health care? (I answered that it the physician had the right to care for all, especially in emergency situations, and that medical care is a fundamental right, not a privilege. For this interviewer, that was the correct answer.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all ok" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain your first semester Ochem grade" More from this Member | Report Response

"why would you go here over xxx" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain my verbal score on the CATs" More from this Member | Report Response

"an ethics problem" More from this Member | Report Response

"TELL ME ABOUT EUTHANASIA/ KEVORKIAN" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about Glycolysis." More from this Member | Report Response

"[Luckily I researched this question beforehand; however, if I didn't, it would have been the hardest.] What are your feelings on cloning and stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the "red flag" that you would mark on your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response

"i didn't have any particularly difficult questions. i had purposely researched several bioethical topics in preparation for this interview, but i didn't get asked any questions on controversial topics, it was just generally about me. It was just hard to direct the conversation in the direction of topics i wanted to make sure that he knew about. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think the government should be involved in selling organs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should the US adopt a policy to compensate or subsidize organ donors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you any good at squash?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the f-stop on your camera? (Accusing me of lying about liking photography.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Bioethics questions. Not really hard but definetly know your stance on these topics. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None, interviewer was my advocate to the board and just wanted to get to know me in order to accurately defend or push in the board." More from this Member | Report Response

"Does the Koran teach militant aggression?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would u do if u couldn't be doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think the U.S. should clone organs, and sell them to people who can afford them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is the drug problem at your college vs. your high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think society is ready for the human applications of cloning? If not, what conditions would need to be present for society to be ready." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything in your file that you would like to explain? Kind of open ended." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you had a patient who refused to take your advice to change his/her lifestyle and was suffering because of it, what would you say to him/her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"no difficult questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did your grades fall off in your senior year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you explain your verbal score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about mitochondrial DNA" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the goal for your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think about euthanasia and human cloning? (He asked almost all of the recent bioethics question.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite book/what book have you read most recently (1-I blanked and couldn't remember any of the 20 books piled next to my bed that I use to read myself to sleep, and 2-Thought Harry Potter would sound really, really bad)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your low writing sample score." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your three best qualities? What is your weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you think cloning should be banned, should stem cells be potentially used to grow replacement organs, if possible?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of Dr. Kavorkian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"the question on how to know for sure that MTDNA comes from the mother." More from this Member | Report Response

"did you interview at uva? what did you think?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. I was also asked about my freshman year of undergrad because my grades during my first year SUCKED!!!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above" More from this Member | Report Response

"In regards to your religion, how would you pray with a patient in the ER who is of another religion and does not believe in your God and may even be against it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain your orgo grades (asked in a nice way ;-)" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Youtube MMI advice and reading up on MMI (information from the makers of the MMI)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Youtube!" More from this Member | Report Response

"this site, the vcu site, my secondary application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over some ethics cases on the AMA Journal of Ethics, read over my primary and secondary applications briefly as a refresher, but other than that nothing too intensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"This site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my AMCAS/ secondary, Looked over the website, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, having bullet points for my work and volunteer activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback and private interview coach" More from this Member | Report Response

"Classic interview prep." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn questions were the best. read over amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read questions on SDN, researched the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, review application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over healthcare policy, reviewed information about VCU SOM and Richmond, reread my application and essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"read my AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS review, answered SDN interview prep questions, and practiced with a friend." More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoctor.net, flash cards, prepared answers, researched faculty and school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, lots of practice questions with friends, reviewed primary and secondary applications, VCU website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read past questions, practice interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application and my secondary, mock interviews, read online bios of my interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read SDN, VCU website" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Researched school's website, re-read AMCAS, spoke with students at the school prior to arriving" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS/supplemental apps. Read Jeremiah Fleenor's book, The Medical School Interview: Secrets and a System for Success (and I highly recommend it). Read recent articles about healthcare. Reviewed biomedical ethics notes from undergrad. " More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed primary and secondary, looked at school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this, read over PS and secondary essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read VCU website, AMCAS material, spoke to friends about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Reread AMCAS, personal statement, secondary essay, interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, virtual tour, practiced in front of a mirror" More from this Member | Report Response

"MSAR, School website, SDN, health care reading" More from this Member | Report Response

"SND, practiced questions " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview feedback, thought about why I wanted to go to med school. Other than that, not too much." More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU website, reviewed primary" More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU website, interview feedback, re-read application. VCU supposedly asks a lot of healthcare questions. I didn't get any, but I definately read up ahead of time on some issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"read up on current events/healthcare, read application, website, took notes on potential questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview feedback, VCU website, sites about healthcare and ethical issues, primary and secondary apps, PRACTICING OUT LOUD DURING THE CAR RIDE TO VCU" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, VCU website, primary and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the feedback on SDN, previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about school online, read SDF." More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN, read up on medical issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn interview reviews, vcu website" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read interview feedback, looked at my apps." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Secondary, AMCAS, the school's website, student hosts." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through website and looked over specific outreach programs that were of interest to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to people attending the school and others that had interviewed there." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, pre-med committee interview, reviewed school website, reviewed AMCAS and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed file, looked at website, talked to M1's, read SDN's interview feedback, looked over current public health and medical ethics issues, went over answers in my head, asked friends/family what they thought were my best qualities =D" More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU website, read AMCAS application, read VCU application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice interview, VCU website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UWSOM ethics website, other interviews, a lot of health care reading" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application and looked up a few ethical issues on the web." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Health Care Meltdown (by Robert H. Lebow, MD) I highly recommend this book" More from this Member | Report Response

"Prayed, read MSAR, read AMCAS and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN feedback, looked at their website." More from this Member | Report Response

"History on the school, SDN, interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"read medical ethics book, application, VCU history, program, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website and other websites with practice interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the SDN interview feedback, U of Wash ethics website, wikipedia for healthcare stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over the SDN interview feedback, brushed up on health policy, medical ethics, and re-read my VCU essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at the website, sdn stuff, thought of answers to expected questions, reviewed my application & secondaries, read books about health care and doctoring" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread my AMCAS, my secondary, and health-care issue websites..." More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, going over my application especially my research, reviewing VCU/MCV's MD/PhD website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, VCU website, AMCAS info" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, review of application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS and secondary application and interview feedback on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pulled questions from SDN, mock interviews, reviewed my application, U of W ethical website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, my secondary, I read up a lot on healthcare problems but that wasn't even mentioned" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forum, talked to current vcu students about life and aspects that are truly unique to vcu" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Health care book, U of W ethics, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over primary and secondary app, MCV website. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"read over my research, school website, I have a friend who is there as a first year so I asked her some questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my secondary application, feedback on SDN, explored VCU's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS and Secondary; read SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website, previous interview experience, U of Washington ethics site because I heard they sometimes ask about physician-assisted suicide (though I didn't end up getting asked about this)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Other interviews prepared me well for this -- especially EVMS." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read up on the school, re-read my amcas and secondary apps, read up on current healthcare issues....u. of washington site was very helpful" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over application, U of Washington ethics website, researched online, mock interviews with friends and family" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my essay and VCU website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Browsed website, school's annual report, reviewed research, work and volunteer activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"U of W bioethics, health care topics online. AMCAS and 2ndary." More from this Member | Report Response

"1. Research the school on line 2. Review both AMCAS and secondary app 3. Research current issues related to health care" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, and mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview, bioethics website, medical ethics book, checked health news often, read over applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my AMCAS application, read through SDN, talked to some applicants who interviewed before, read over my secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my essays, SDN, the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback, VCU Med School Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"previous interviews, SDN, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my secondary, a paper I had helped write, read the school's website, mock interview with my sister." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over AMCAS, essays, SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application and essays, went to school's website, had a few "mock" interviews with people" More from this Member | Report Response

"website, mostly didn't prepare and just relied on being myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my essays, student doctor.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedbacks (very helpful, the questions were on all here I think), the school's website, the MSAR, SDN forum threads about VCU." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, my own primary and secondary. I had planned on being more prepared for this interview but ended up having a biochemistry final the day before, so wasn't as ready as I had been for other interviews. As it turned out, it didn't matter because the questions were so open-ended and the interview was so laid back. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, school website, AMCAS essays, secondary essay, MCV grads." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school, SDN, practiced with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"School Website, Studentdoctor.net, Talked to other people who interviewed there." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, went over my application, essays, normal interview questions I might be asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website, talked to students and staff at VCU, SDN, mock interviews, relaxed!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my secondary app" More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"MCV website, Student Doctors, my application, ethics textbook, reviewed research" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was so rushed the night before that I literally barely prepared and just hoped I wouldn't get asked ethical questions. It worked...I was lucky and didn't get asked anything outside of my file. " More from this Member | Report Response

"looked over research, AMCAS, secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the school's website, did a practice interview with my girlfriend, ready over my essays" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Reviewed potential questions, my Secondary app, looked on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading school lit/ reading this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"website, SDN, few articles on stem-cell research" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website (curriculum, history, facts, etc), a lot of thinking, mock interview (long time ago)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, students, other materials." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my AMCAS, secondary and SDN Web site. Did mock interviews with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, VCU website, looked over my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, MCV website, other books" More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoctor.net, VCU website. I got a lot of the same interview questions from studentdoctor.net. practice with these questions on sd.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN/webpages on healthcare/learning from prior interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read my AMCAS and secondary applications, talked to two current students (one M1 and one M2), read the school's website, looked up various ethical/ current healthcare issues (prepared more than necessary)" More from this Member | Report Response

"read my file, interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"VCU website and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN mainly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Spoke to a lot of students about as many things as possible. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, sdn, msar, guide for the perplexed" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, MCV website, and a few med school books about interviews, and brushed up on some ethical issues like growing uninsured population, stem cell research, euthanasia, ect. I did not need to prepare as much as I did." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN Website, NIH website, VCU homepage." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, schools website, MSAR, alot of thinking :)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN feedback, school website, AMCAS, secondary app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, visited the MCV website, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Looked over school website, Talked to current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and application" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, vcu/mcv website, read about medical ethical topics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my AMCAS application and VCU/MCV application. Looked at previous SDN posts and information on the web about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"school website, SDN, reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website and reviewed AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed school website, AMCAS, SD.net." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked on this site, read up on some healthcare issues " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my AMCAS and secondary application, read reviews on this site, and read several articles on various topics in medicine (ei. stem cell research, drug testing safety, AIDS figures, Medicare, ect...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, application, questions from other places" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my applications, looked over the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over the school website, read a book concerning the health care crisis, reviewed the UW medical ethics website, and looked at the feedback from the student doctor website." More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, web, read over app" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, app" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, talked to someone familiar with medical ethics issues, read over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, other interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AMCAS and supplementary applications again. Thought about the tough questions before going in." More from this Member | Report Response

"this site, reviewed current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"Studentdoctor.net, VCU website, read over my amcas and secondary application thoroughly" More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn feedback, personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my application, read some papers by PIs I would be visiting with, knew my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my AMCAS, read interview feedback, perused school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied this website, studied their website inside and out, seriously studied my AMCAS and secondary application (very important!), and studied myself (thought about difficult questions and my personal stances on medical issues)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AMCAS, my secondaries, a few interview website and this site" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read own statement, secondary, SDN, VCU website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read online forums and mock interview with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn interview feedback, bioethics, read amcas + secondary essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview Feedback, read up on ethics" More from this Member | Report Response

"interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over app..and this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"plenty of sleep and a good breakfast" More from this Member | Report Response

"read amcas, this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"application, this website, some bioethics websites" More from this Member | Report Response

"kept abreast of current medical issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, Interview feedback, reviewed AMCAS and secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, ARTICLES, BOOKS, PREPARED POSSIBLE RESPONSES" More from this Member | Report Response

"read vcu website, amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my AMCAS and secondary application, read about current events and health care issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"This web site, sought the counsel of one of the doctors I work with, reviewed my AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to people who are part of this program, went to the MCV website, read interview feedbacks from SDN site (MAJOR help!), research bioethic topics, read over application, practiced with "Most Common Interview Questions" (you can easily find this online by typing that in under SEARCH)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the school's website - read this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed the interview feedback on this site. Also, I went over my AMCAS and also read articles on www.bioethics.com that related to the questions posted on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read articles on current bioethics topics, reread my application, made sure I knew all about my research, talked to an M1 student, SDN and MCV's website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU website, this website, talking with other students who had gone on interviews, bioethics.com, reviewed my transcripts and current research" More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, SDN, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my AMCAS and secondary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Had a good breakfast nearly wet myself trying to find a parking spot in tme to make the interview..." More from this Member | Report Response

"read my amcas and secondary apps, apps from last year, this site, reviewed my thesis" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"read application, this site, school's site and about Richmond " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AMCAS and secondary apps, read interview feedback, looked at school's web site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just read over my personal statement, practice interview with premed advisor, read this website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU-MCV's website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my essays, CV, SDN, and interview feedback (really helpful). " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school web site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AAMCAS application, supplemental application, this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"website friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview feedback, went on the VCU website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website/AMCAS/etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over my primary and secondary application essays, went over MCV's website pretty thoroughly, and also read interview feedback from this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, read MCV website, talked to students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read this website, read bioethics.com, studied their website, and looked over both my applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read studentdoctor.net, looked at VCU/MCV website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread my AMCAS app and secondary materials sent to MCV, reviewed current ethical issues, read this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, my ist and 2nd apps, prayed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studentdoctor.net, Interview feedback, mock interview with friends, read up on bioethics and medical current issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"This web site, the school web site and friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"This web site, my application and school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, read about bio-ethical issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"read website, interview feedbk" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the MCV site, talked to students, re-read application" More from this Member | Report Response

"read this website, read the school's website, and looked over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website and my AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on school, talked to an M1 that I'm friends with, reread my essays (yes, they do look at the hand written one, it's not just a handwriting sample!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"This web site, school web site, MSAR, my AMCAS app and secondary essays, reading up on managed care and ethical issues (although no health care questions were asked)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to someone who went there a long time ago, reread my application and brushed up on details of my research experience in college." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their webstie, Studentdoctor.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website, materials, guidebooks, read over health issues and stuff...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback, looked at VCU/MCV website, went over my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over information i had on managed care, the school, my applications and ethical information." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I just read their website and looked through my application. I had heard they were very interested in Bioethical issues so I read from articles in the Journal of Bioethics at www.bioethics. I didn't have any but for those who are interested it is interesting reading." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on health care issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"I went over my application, read med. school history, their mission statement, and kept up with the news." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback, thier website, my file and my student host" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I liked how forthcoming/helpful the med students were throughout the day. I also liked the thorough breakdown of the curriculum during the info session." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions committee was so kind." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great curriculum, amazing facility, and very transparent admissions committee." More from this Member | Report Response

"the area, the technology of the school, the facility itself, the interactions with the students, the organization of the curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"I found interview day as a whole quite efficient. An appropriate amount of time was allotted for each activity which included the interview, financial aid presentation, lunch with med students, and tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facilities/ building!" More from this Member | Report Response

"You could tell that the students are genuinely happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's stats - match rate and Step 1 scores are consistently above national average" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice and the new medical school building is awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff are very friendly and they try to be transparent with the application process. Students are friendly and genuinely seem happy at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so laid-back and friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything! i loved loved loved the school. they seem like they are really going through a positive transition with the new condensed pre-clinical curriculum and all new facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Happiness of students. The tour was very thorough and left me with a really great impression of the school! They even pulled a 4th year med student for us to talk to (which is somewhat unusual based on my previous interview experiences)! VCU is very "well rounded" in the sense that it is a well-known research institution and is a great place to prepare for a career as a specialist, but it is also a great place to do something like rural primary care. Also the location is great (right in downtown Richmond), with abundant affordable housing in 'hip' neighborhoods very close by!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Research opportunities, new medical building and, most importantly, the school treats interviewees as assets. They make you feel welcome. This is opposed to other schools that make everyone feel like they are incredibly lucky to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Basically everything, I was very impressed by the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of all of the staff and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students, faculty, and staff seemed extremely happy there and went out of their way to inform me about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The current students were incredibly helpful, the faculty was very friendly, the school was very organized!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of students. Everyone seemed to be very positive and happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Simulation center, hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school and the facilities are beautiful. The students seem very happy. The professors and staff were all very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome facilities, students were very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"This school has great administration, website, communication, helpful information, secondary app that makes sense, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview format was relaxed and provided a good platform to discuss my application. The tour was informative. Everyone was relxed and friendly. The facilities are great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. Students were well taken care of, the faculty really goes out of their way for the students. Richmond, while it is a small city, has enough to keep a med student busy. The facilities were pretty nice/new, the hospital was huge and clerkships are definitely this school's strongpoint." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great interviewer, urban setting, diversity of patients and student body, affordable standard of living" More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU's step 1 prep is as good as it gets (google Dr. Costanzo). Clinical rotations are great, especially since there is an option of rotating at Inova Fairfax during the last 2 years, which is close to where I live. Students really liked the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere was very comfortable and relaxed. The interview had a natural, conversational flow. Staff/students were very friendly and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"great school, I love the program, great town" More from this Member | Report Response

"The diversity and size of the medical complex." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot... Dr. WHC is amazing and welcoming. The office staff were accommodating and friendly. Great Step 1 prep, nice facilities and great urban location." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school and students are really nice and seems like a cooperative atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"School really caters to the needs of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved my student hosts. I came into the apartment and there were a whole group of M2 students just enjoying dinner. They were very welcoming and gave me lots of advice. We had ice cream and watched movies. Very relaxing before an interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was very low-stress and conversational! Great simulation labs! Very friendly admissions office. " More from this Member | Report Response

"campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed and conversational the interview really was. Most schools say that and it ends up being at least slightly stressful, but this one not at all. I really enjoyed talking to my interviewer who at times was just telling me about his/her career and things about the profession. It was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"students seemed very happy, faculty and staff very friendly and approachable, urban location, lots of facilities, SIM lab was nice, short days (4 hours lecture/day), personalized study plans for Step I, good match rates" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. Great hospital, friendly admissions staff, students seemed happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"location, friendliness of students, curriculum, usmle prep" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The preceptorship program, only 4 hours of class/day, overall happiness of the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The USMLE prep: their USMLE coordinator CUSTOMIZES a study schedule and guide for you. The students score well above average on step 1, and this is why." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of staff, faculty, and students. Huge hospitals with a ton of different clinical opportunities. Also, inexpensive food!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of... everyone! (and their enthusiasm!) Also, they don't have textbooks! :-) The block schedule is very nice and it seems like clinical experience is beyond adequate and great board performance." More from this Member | Report Response

"supportive environment, wide range of clinical cases" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendly students and super nice interviewer! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical school was very nice! The partnership with Inova Fairfax really makes for a clinical experience with high exposure." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of students, staff, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is fantastic, lunch was above average, the student tour guides and admissions office employees were super friendly and welcoming..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The resources available for USMLE preparation (one of the physiology teachers at the school is the leading expert in this field), the cohesion of the class, and the buildings are centrally located." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff in the admissions office were so accommodating. They went out of their way to make sure we weren't stressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The size of the hospital they are with (4th largest academic hospital in the nation), they are way above the average in board exam scores, they were very friendly and personable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is great - awesome hospital, newly renovated anatomy lab, and a great curriculum. Their board prep is top notch. Also, they've started to implement more technology in the classroom (most lectures are now digitally captured so you can play them back with audio and notes that the professor made on the screen)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the area, big hospital and academic center. Nice ppl" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the administration and admissions office. The emphasis on being your "home away from home" while you are a medical student." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people, the location, the facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff were friendly, and excited about the future of the school. The architecture was fascinating. Who knew you could go to school on the front lawn of the ''White House of the South.''" More from this Member | Report Response

"the day was very well put together and everyone worked to put the applicant at ease, I liked having the interview first." More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU's in a nicer part of Richmond. The hospital's big and facilities seems pretty good. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There are actually cool parts of Richmond. I heard a number of bad things, but after having a few days to explore, I liked it more than I thought I would. The students that I spoke to really love their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Laid back attitude of the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"the atmosphere! everyone i met was so nice and helpful. they help each other out with everything, and there's no competition (mcv has online forums that students go to answer each other's questions/problems). mcv would prepare you well for the boards - they are one of the few schools that offer board review sessions, taught by professors. it's interesting to note, that in the past, some of these professors have written questions for the board exams. option of doing 3rd and 4th year rotations at INOVA. " More from this Member | Report Response

"great welcoming attitude by the faculty, interviewer was a very warm personality, project HEART is one of the best ways of teaching compassion and empathy that I have ever seen" More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum schedule is very conducive to doing well and being able to enjoy life every so often" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were actually extremely nice and new." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people! The faculty and students were extremely friendly and enthusiastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"staff was organized and friendly, medical campus is full of schools and hospitals but still convenient to navigate" More from this Member | Report Response

"How professional and friendly students are at MCV; Everything is very high tech and up to date." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities and people. Completely awesome visit, very laidback atmosphere, lots of places to study, eat, use computers. Thoughtful touches like free photocopying and being allowed to eat in the library. Schedule is 8-12 most days. Our guides were both M-4, so they were basically able to tell us anything and everything we wanted to know. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities, low cost of living, low instate tuition, potential to grow" More from this Member | Report Response

"The VCU match list is actually pretty impressive. Also, the students seemed pretty interested (although they had a huge exam the Friday I interviewed)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice weather." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was amazing. My interviewer and I connected and we talked and joked the entire time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The city, the hospital, how active the hospital was, the other med students, the facilities were great, i also really liked that there was a pharm school and a dental school--made it very much so a health environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of the students!! Even the students we just saw on the tour looked so happy and relaxed. The amount of people utilizing the hospital system." More from this Member | Report Response

"Every single interviewer I had was so encouraging! I really enjoyed the laid-back style of the interviews, it really allowed me to feel relax and let my true self show. I think that is a smart move for interviewing style." More from this Member | Report Response

"Level 1 trauma unit, the egyptian building seemed nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Huge campus hospital. Looks like a lot of money has been spent here recently. There was a genuine down-home feel to this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour, students" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed by the camaraderie demonstrated by the students. The faculty seemed genuinely interested in ensuring the success of the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I always hear horror stories about Richmond, but the campus was really nice and all the facilities were awesome" More from this Member | Report Response

"The process was really easy. Everyone tried to make me as comfortable as possible. I was very impressed by the organization of the day and the technology available at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"extremely helpful staff, kind..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of all my interviews, MCV had the best waiting room and interview processing. You may think you're relaxed, but being able to send out a quick email, watch T.V. or surf the web does put you at ease. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The people are awesome. Students are happy, they say its a relaxed learning atmosphere. The facilities are quite nice. I hope I get in! Oh, and stay with a student host, saves money, and they are very helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were obviously very happy with the school and were very personable. I also liked how the staff went out of their way to make the day as stress-free as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were incredibly amiable and kind. The interview felt as though I was conversing with a relative- very comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was enthusiastic, the school is growing and expanding research facilities, my interviewers all had been at VCU/MCV for a long time and still loved it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond and it's small town feel, VCU campus, expansion of clinical buildings and hospital facilities, and the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"THe facilities are great and I like that the curriculum is in blocks." More from this Member | Report Response

"The size of the hospital, all the construction/improvements taking place, and the cooperative nature of the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I LOVE THE CAMPUS! The dental school, pharm school, nursing school are ALL there so the campus is very lively. VCU basically runs Richmond. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the students seemed really happy, and the faculty cares a lot about the well-being of the students. There is a professor who wrote a book that students at other med schools use. That same professor apparently sits down with 2nd year med students and helps them develop good study skills for school and for boards. that's pretty awesome" More from this Member | Report Response

"enthusiastic, relaxed students, facilities seemed to be pretty modern, accessible, warm faculty and admissions staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice interviewer, admissions office staff, and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a nice city with excellent facilities. I also liked the program to go overseas during your summers." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was bigger than I thought, the campus was more active than I expected, the faculty that I met were very welcoming and the students were positive and enthusiastic about attending." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the faculty and staff were very welcoming and friendly. Nobody made me feel as though I did not belong at their school. I didn't feel like they were trying to weed me out." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was stress free. The facilites were very nice and the people were extremely friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have some really nice facilities that I was surprised by. Everything seems really up-to-date and renovated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The Dean of Admissions is such a nice lady. The people who work in her office are equally as nice. The students who gave us a tour really seemed to genuninely love the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked the school, the diverity of the patients and class. Everyone was really friendly and happy to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were top notch." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school is great with new programs and facilities. It seems like a vibrant community." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was late for my 8:30 interview because of snow and traffic, but they rescheduled me for 2:00. The secretary and the doctor were sooo nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The size of the facilities (8th largest teaching health sciences center in the country). That next year a lot of additions I didn't even know about will be done next year (such as the new student center). I'm a grad. student here and didn't know about this. The school has about a 95% pass rate on the boards thanks to strong curriculum. The information session with the Dean Admissions after the interview though long as informative as you're briefed about how the selection/waitlist process works and about financial aid, etc... My interviewer talked to me a lot about the diversity of patients you get to see here and the ability to get involved in seeing patients really early on." More from this Member | Report Response

"urban setting of the hospital, seemed very busy and diverse...also, the admissions staff was really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities seemed nice, the students all seemed very happy, they have a cool Egyptian building for first years" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great location. I love Richmond." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed very happy and satisfied with the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are very nice, and Richmond wasn't half as scary as I was expecting. The focus on training excellent and well rounded physicians. The faculty seem dedicated to helping the students learn, and not just to pursuing their own research interests." More from this Member | Report Response

"When I walked into the admissions office, the most pleasant wonderful administrative assistant ever greeted me warmly, noticed that I looked tired, and then proceeded to procure a cup of coffee and a bagel for me. That really set the tone for the day. The staff, students, and interviewer were all similarly helpful and encouraging. The hospital was much much larger than I had anticipated and seemed bustling with a lot of energy. Students universally seemed very enthusiastic about the program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of all students, administration" More from this Member | Report Response

"Medical campus is quite comprehensive. Well known for a variety of specialties and a diverse patient population. Lots of renovation and construction. New 300-bed hospital expansion underway." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are great. The immediate area surrounding the school has a nice urban bustle which I liked a lot. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum and class structure, the hospitol facilities, and how nice the people were." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students who were very friendly and seem to enjoy themselves" More from this Member | Report Response

"I LOVED the school. The city is quite historic and, for me, it is the perfect place to study medicine. I was extremely impressed by the professionalism of my tour guides and by my interviewer (MS4). I really enjoyed Dr. H's presentation about the application process and found it comforting that the admissions committee truly wants to relieve applicants' anxieties. I was also impressed that the hospital houses a small library for patients to research common diseases. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Early clinical experience; MCV Hospital is amazing if you want to see a wide variety of cases; non-competitive nature of the students; the campus is very wired (everything's online for easy access)" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING! I loved the campus, the city, the hospitals, students I met, everything. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Almost everything. The scale of the medical center is impressive. The students were intelligent but down to Earth. The facilities were high-tech. The patient volume is extremely high. There are unlimited clinical specialties at the center. Richmond is not at all as "ghetto" as people say." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a much better school than I thought it would be; the hospital(s) is huge - very busy, large pt. volume. Very positively impressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student really seem happy, Richmond is a nice city - lots to do. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very intimate and friendly place. Richmond seems a nice, medium sized town which would provide a low-stress med school environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"very nice facilities, everyone was nice and students were happy...NoVA fairfax option sounds GREAT " More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities - It is a major medical campus in downtown Richmond. Interviewer felt like he really wanted to get to know me. Downtown area (Shockoe) is pretty cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students are enthusiastic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly atmosphere, nice facilities and surroundings. Research program seems relatively strong. " More from this Member | Report Response

"a LOT of things. My interviewer was so laid back and nice, she was a 4th year medical student. She was enthusiastic and so friendly. I really like the dean, who did not beat around the bush and was very personable. My tour guides were really nice and informative. Both had a very high opinion of their school and their classmates. The facilities are great. The student host i stayed with was wonderful. she took me out both nights i was in richmond, introduced me to her friends, and showed me around the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed by how relaxed the students were, and how relaxed the interview was. My interviewer was a very nice guy and I was happy that he took the time to carefully read my application and address issues that pertained to it. I'm also encouraged by the fact that everybody can do well if they work hard, and that the grading system is fair. Also, MCV/VCU has a prominent head injury ctr, and the largest ER in the state (for all you potential ER docs!) Also, I like the fact that the hospital is right across from the medical school. They're also building a new anatomy lab and a recreational facility. Oh, and rent in Richmond is cheap!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer really wanted to get to know me, he seemed to want to be my advocate" More from this Member | Report Response

"The large amount of clinical experience you get right there on campus. They have tremendous opportunities via the many hospitals located in or around the campus. The faculty/students were really nice and willing to answer any questions. My interviewer was great, he broke the ice with some Harry Potter questions and we went from there. Richmond wasn't that bad, high murder/crime rate but what do you expect from a larger city. The hospitals are beautiful and I would consider myself lucky to attend there. They have a really high USMLE pass rate. Great school all around. " More from this Member | Report Response

"MCV staff and students were very friendly helpfull people. Tour guides have liked their experience so far. The hospital is quite large and very nice. Seems like a great place for 3rd and 4th year rotations. A new cancer center is being built as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed the Richmond area, everyone from the school (students, admissions office staff,) was very friendly. Living in Richmond is very affordable compared to California." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and staff were very friendly and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school facility, they have been working on renovation and adding new buildings recently." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond was better than I was led to believe. The school is located right in the heart if down town. I liked that the school of nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and applied health are all in the same vicinity. That way you can mingle with other students instead of your classmates - especially if you single like me." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed with how laid-back the interview was. He told me at the beginning that he hoped it would be a good, easy-going experience and that it was probably a good first interview to have. I was very impressed with the facilities, especially the hospital. The admissions meeting was very thorough on explaining exactly what is next in the process. She emphasized that the interview is the most important part because it allows the committee know you as a personal personality. This is especially important when there is a tie, interview score, then undergrad gpa, and then mcat score. Also the associate dean of admissions mentioned to feel free to email her with any information you may have forgotten to mention to the interview. Before the rest of the committee, she mentions that information. (It was somewhat difficult to always remember everything to say to the interviewer, especially since it was more of a conversation). The food was good also! You can get whatever you want and it's free! Richmond was very picturesque. I loved it. I hope I get accepted!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities are beautiful, and there is SO much to do in Richmond!" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was very welcoming and seemed genuinely interested in learning more about me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people I met all seemed happy and excited to share VCU with newcomers. The facilities are amazing in terms of size and range." More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like a setting very suitable for the study of medicine - in an urban location with an array of people, and with good facilities. Also the students and interviewer were nice and enthusiastic about the school. Plus the cafeteria food was several standard deviations in quality above an average cafeteria." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone loves it there. The staff is really supportive and Richmond has things to offer in terms of housing and culture. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the hospital system is very large, also the area has an exploding surburban region 30 minutes outside the city" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very enthusiastic, happy, friendly, open, and non-competitive with one another. Waiting in the reception area I looked through the Med school yearbook. It seems the students are close and have a great sense of humor. The classes seem to be pretty well bonded too. Also apparently the Fan distric just down Broad Street is a beautiful historical area and a great place for Urban professionals and grad students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked Richmond & the Carytown area...so cute. I liked the facilities & the hospital, it's a lot nicer than I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly students. Facilities are nice. Richmond is not as bad as some of these reviews make it out to be. It is pretty quiet on Weekends. It has some industrial facilities mixed in with old historical architecture. The school is right by the state capital, the Virginia Supreme Court." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is alot bigger and alot nicer than I expect, you really need to go to VCU to appreciate how great a school it is." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students get along so well for such a big class (184). everyone seems to like it there" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are up-to-date. Good funding for research activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were larger and more modern than I expected. The area surrounding the medical center was not nearly so ghetto as I was led to believe. The cost of living is also really low." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much pride the students had in the school and how friendly the staff were. I was also impressed that they let you know exactly how the application process works." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area around the school is nice, the people were very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"the egyptian building was great; dr. costanza is the person who writes the board exam study books and a lot of vcu/mcv people in her class do very well" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the friendliness of the students, the attentiveness and genuiness of my interviewer. At the end of the interview, I was handed a card with my interviewers information and was told to write if I had any questions or concerns (I am assuming this is also true for the other students who interviewed there). I did write and received a response the same day. I was certainly impressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer...he was very interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were all relatively new. They have a library-like room in the hospital where patients can look up info on their condition" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people and the feeling of a low stress environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"The 2nd year students that gave the tour were extremely excited about VCU. Also the admissions officers were very truthful and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students are all very upbeat, study facilities are great, studnet lounge is chill." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were very friendly, including my interviewer. I expressed an interest in pediatrics through my essays so they matched me with a pediatric emergency room physician. Also, the medical students who gave me the tour were really helpful and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"We were able to put our things in the admission office while we were on the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. I won't say that I was negatively impressed by the school...I just wasn't impressed at all. There was nothing that made me say "I HAVE to go here!"" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were extremely approachable, honest, and friendly. I had the opportunity to stay with a first-year student and we had a blast. We went to a comedy club the night before the interview with other med students. Many of the students said they came to VCU because of the students. I would do the same." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student tour and the anatomy room has a view!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lecture halls, hospital are very nice. It serves a large number of people and is in the downtown area. VCU has a reputation of being one of the 'better' schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"The block schedule would fit perfectly with my learning style. I also liked that they only have lecture from 8am-12 pm most days so there's plenty of free time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The public transportation system. The students have an online bulletin board that they use for all communication, both related to their coursework and to social activities. They seem very close-knit and inclusive. The testing schedule is set up so that blocks end usually before weekends and always before vacations (Thanksgiving, winter break) so there is nothing to study for over the breaks. Also, the tests are in a format that is similar to the usmle step 1, and that seems like a sensible way to help students prepare for the exam. Lecture notes are given to the students before each block." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of the buildings were very nice, rent in Richmond is cheap, school has opportunity for students to do 3rd & 4th year in Northern VA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Straightforwardness about the admissions process." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions committee does not give too much preference to in-state students. All of the exams are made to look like Board questions. The emergency medicine department is one of the largest in the country." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent interview--felt like a conversation and she took my answers and turned them around to explain parts of the school that would interest me" More from this Member | Report Response

"i love richmond, the students were very nice and helpful, the atmosphere is great, more laid back than other schools. admissions staff and prof were also pleasant and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great campus (I think they said it was the 4th largest medical campus in the US). The area around it, although currently not as nice, is being invested into to make a clearner downtown area." More from this Member | Report Response

"99% step one pass rate - every student has a custom designed review for preparing for the boards starting january of second uear (6 month head start), lots of students matching into top residencies, block scheduling, organ based approach, friendly students, level one trauma center with a burn unit, 8th largest teaching hospital (means lots of patients)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The newer facilities and the new building going on." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their high-tech library and the size of the hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I was pretty impressed with the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were really nice, the atmosphere wasn't competetive. The area around Richmond (outside the city) is very nice, if you like nature." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond (outside of the downtown/Jackson Ward area) wasn't as bad as others painted it to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are very nice, Richmond has a lot to offer even though it's a smaller city, the administrative staff are extremely welcoming and nice, students seem happy and diverse" More from this Member | Report Response

"The School is great and everyone at the admission officer are really great people." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything! people were great, hospital facilities solid, and the curriculum is very impressive..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed interview, friendly students" More from this Member | Report Response

"the friendly atmosphere and the hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU/MCV is technologically wired in every aspect. everything is on the web (i.e. course syllabi, course movies, grades, etc.) They have an excellant clinical course that spans the first 2 yrs (you will start seeing patients by the 3rd week). From what I hear this course really prepares you for the clinical half of med school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The pyramid and civil war museum." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new health sciences building is pretty nice. The curriculum (foundations of clinical medicine) and class schedules seem to be to the student's advantage. The plans for the new hospital facilities seem very impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"proximity to other cities. richmond is in a good location to leave!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Eqyptian building was cool. Also, Dr. Heldberg is really upfront about the process so you know how your app is going to be reviewed." More from this Member | Report Response

"EGYPTIAN BUILDING WAS TIGHT" More from this Member | Report Response

"not much honestly" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are nice, and the students seem really happy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was not stressful, the state of the art technology, the new NICU facilities and computerized radiology in the ER." More from this Member | Report Response

"I REALLY liked my interviewer. He was such a wonderful old man. I was nervous when I walked in, but once we started talking, it seemed like I was talking to a close relative of mine. I also liked the hospital buildings and how they are all nicely connected." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are nice. The newborn intensive care unit (NICU) is top of the line, the buildings are all neatly interconnected, the atmosphere is really laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students all seem genuinely happy and interested in promoting a positive image of the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students, admissions office and staff. Everyone was genuinely nice and respectful of their prospective students. The interview was laid-back, and our tour guides were really informative and conducted a great tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice all the staff was and how everyone seemed genuinely happy to see you there and happy to help you in any way." More from this Member | Report Response

"Classrooms were recently renovated" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facilities and the online course materials." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is really big and there seem to be many opportunities for clinical experience in a broad range of specialties starting year one." More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is nothing impressive about the idiotic interview or his school." More from this Member | Report Response

"the people...they were all friendly and happy to be there" More from this Member | Report Response

"The talk with the associate dean for admissions was fantastic. She explained the process very well and how she thinks the school's curriculum will change in the future. The new facilities are beautiful! The Egyptian Building looks great renovated, too. ALL of the students I met seemed happy and excited about MCV. They all like the new block class format where they only have lectures in the morning. I drove out to the Fan area of Richmond since I wanted to see a nicer part of the city than is around the med school. It was very nice - lots of cool historical houses and renovated row houses..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How the associate dean of admissions explained the exact process of getting accepted after the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview itself and the fact that Dr.Costanza is a part of VCU's faculty. She has written nationally-renknowed books on the USMLE boards. Meets individually with each VCU's med student to plan and devise a strategy that meets their specific style. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the staff treats the interviewees (professional, kind, and even treated us for lunch!). The improvements made on campus (med library, undergrad library, etc) ever since i finished the certificate program in 2002. The improvements in the surrounding community (new shopping centers and stores). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Heldberg explained the entire post-interview process of what happens to your application. Hopefully knowing this will make the waiting process a little easier" More from this Member | Report Response

"AM classes, most afternoons off to study or whatever - lower cost of living - hospital across the street and fabulous NICU" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was very nice and laid back - he just asked some very strange questions. I am not muslim yet somehow we got into a religious discussion regarding islam, the middle east, U.S. foreign policy, support/non-support of Israel, the Palestinian problem, etc etc. We hardly talked about medicine at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"people were laid back, nice computer facilities,new gateway building" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were really nice. My host was really cool and laid-back. The Egyptian building is pretty cool (a little bit out of place though). FCM sounds like a great class." More from this Member | Report Response

"The big hospital associated with VCU." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked the Foundations of Medicine program that MCV has started and also the Egyptian building is really cool. The other really nice thing about the school is that they present every detail about how the admissions process works and what the next step is after the interview during the orientation so there are no surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice classroom facilities, standardized patient program seemed cool, classes from 8-12." More from this Member | Report Response

"The laid back atmosphere and the egyptian building." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the construction that has been done in the last few years, how wired the campus is, how diverse both the student and patient populations are" More from this Member | Report Response

"How "wired" the school is (curriculum, admissions, etc.), extremely diverse patient population seen at the hospital, lack of cutthroat atmosphere, block scheduling" More from this Member | Report Response

"MCV is very open about their admissions process. Everything is computerized. Med students were professional and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! VCU is surprisingly dynamic in its curriculum and its facilities are undergoing an extensive renovation -- most of the campus should look completely different by the time I potentially get there in 2 years..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school with great facilities. I really liked the Egyptian building, the block schedule (from 8-12), the professors and the building. Oh, and they sit you down and explain the whole interview process to you, there is no mystery!" More from this Member | Report Response

"everybody was nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone I spoke to associated with the school went out of their way to welcome us and answer questions...very friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"classrooms, everything for class is on the web, clinical experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is extremely high-tech - everything is online and computerized - which makes it easier on the students and faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students were really friendly and there seemed to be a good balance between academics and life outside of the classroom" More from this Member | Report Response

"curriculum and people. they were generally very laid back and nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ammount of clinical experience, intense and organized prep for boards, security." More from this Member | Report Response

"the integration of clinical application with theory, the technology (most books are on CD, all lectures are powerpoint presentations that you will have, videos in the lab), the non-competitive environment, the easy-going faculty. Everyone seems to be happy there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The doctor who interviewed me conducted a fantastic interview and was very nice. He made sure to ask questions about nearly all of the experiences on my application, as well as questions about my personal characteristics." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"the time the interviewer was able to spend with me " More from this Member | Report Response

"The ER and trauma rooms, and their state of the art computerized X-ray room." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of everyone" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of students, dean of admissions explaining the details of the application process. The on-line lecture notes and learning resources." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness of students! everyone was sooo helpful - other students would stop the tour group to see if anyone had questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Happiness of the students, Remodeled educational facilities for firts and second years, Introduced to Clinical Medicine course during first and second year" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions director took a lot of time to explain the entire admissions process to us...in fact, she went into far too much detail. I almost fell asleep. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The student tour...it was very comprehensive! I love the Egyptian building where the M1's have lectures!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the interaction between the students and faculty and how much they [faculty] cares. Also, the new lecture room for the coming M1." More from this Member | Report Response

"my interviewer and the dean" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour was not the most informative or extensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, it was a fun day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Separation of students based on year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing stood out to me as negative during interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - this is a fantastic school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Large class size" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is surrounded by some rough neighborhood so you might run into some trouble with the homeless." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview day was somewhat poorly organized; I had an 8am interview, and there was nothing for me to do between my interview and the next activity (had over an hour of down time)." More from this Member | Report Response

"not much... the hills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much! There is some downtime during the interview day (up to an hour or so), but it's no big deal. Out-of-state students generally can't get in-state tuition." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, absolutely loved this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"only a student interviewed me.. I feel that at least 1 faculty-member should definitely interview all students." More from this Member | Report Response

"To be honest, the interview was a little confrontational." More from this Member | Report Response

"basically impossible to get instate tuition for OOS students after a year or two" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - great school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond (especially outside downtown) didn't seem to have much to offer for someone in their 20s" More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond. Facilities a bit dark." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers was really stern and made me really nervous, since I had the interview first thing in the morning. But that's just one person..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were like 22 other people interviewing, so the tour got kinda crowded and sometimes it was hard to hear what the students (2 M2 tour guides) were saying." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond, if anything, seemed a bit racially divided downtown, but maybe that's an overgeneralization." More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of state costs" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing much." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour could have been more organized and informative. There are better food options available than the hospital cafeteria for lunch. The food is not bad, but I am a current science grad student at MCV, so I guess I'm being judgmental." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewer was rude, attacked everything I said and as far as I can tell, didn't like me before I even opened my mouth" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the health professions get to use the library (sorry, I'm selfish like that)." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was horrible. There is only one bad interviewer at VCU and I got him. He wad deaf and couldn't hear anything I said and he was not able to keep up a normal conversation so I had to talk slowly and continuously repeat myself. He made it extremely stressful.. but everyone else was cool" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was an hour and 40 minutes and my interviewer kept trying to answer questions for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the interviewees I've met at my interview date made some comments that offended me. But nothing bad about the interviewers and the interview process. " More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch in the cafeteria at the busiest time of the day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Library was loud and closes early, concerned about where to study. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking can be a hassle." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't think of anything. A lot of people will say the city of Richmond impressed them negatively. Those people shouldn't have bothered to apply to MCV. You don't have to visit Richmond to know something about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was hard to get a sense of the diversity of the patient and student populations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hm, not so sure of Richmond and having to have a car as a requirement." More from this Member | Report Response

"location :( no "centralized" campus. and lack of parking." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer - very rude and liked to interrupt! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing much" More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond is somewhat dumpy. It's not scary, though." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the campus. Not really anything they can do about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"cost" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost of Attendance" More from this Member | Report Response

"The size of the class." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone kept referring to how great a school it was GOING to be. However, most of the improvements would not be implemented until I graduated. Also, they do not have class capture/audio capability." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much - there was no tour of the hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing negative, but the school didn't really elicit any positive feelings. Very practical, very functional, and I think I'd do well here, but that's about it. Didn't *love* it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There are clearly ''two faces'' to Richmond. The city seems very racially divided." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are a little dated." More from this Member | Report Response

"the class size is a bit large relative to other schools. however, when i asked my interviewer about this, he mentioned that the classes get broken up into smaller groups, so that you can still get individualized attention. " More from this Member | Report Response

"illegitamate version of letter grading (Honors, high pass, marginal pass), facilities are okay but not great" More from this Member | Report Response

" Some of the buildings are starting to fall apart...but there are plans to eventually replace them. -My interviewer said...so you want to go into pediatrics...thats cause you're a woman and women like kids" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm just not a fan of the big scary city, and VCU is right in the middle of exactly that." More from this Member | Report Response

"The place - Richmond is not so nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"construction and some nearby areas of Richmond were sketchy" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would say the fact that there's not much activity going on in Richmond at night." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area surrounding the hospital is pretty rundown and generally pathetic, though you absolutely get your chance to serve the underserved." More from this Member | Report Response

"kinda dirty city" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location. Richmond was pretty ghetto." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was a completely pompous jerk. He condescended to me through the entire interview, making numerous snide remarks, and bragged about his multiple degrees. VCU apparently needs to screen/train their interviewers better. I don't think he was just ''having a bad day.'' I could never recommend a school that would allow someone to treat applicants this way." More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing. It was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"something that caught my attention was the huge difference between the obvious money in the system/hospital and the utter poverty of some of the people walking around. ...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the building are old looking, but I think the interior are pretty updated. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I have been in love with this program from day 1, and my interview merely reinforced this opinion." More from this Member | Report Response

"the one way streets" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't really like the down town location of the school. Richmond is more ghetto than I would have imagined." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was 25 minutes late. She had not read my file and seemed not to have known she had an interview that day. She answered 3 phone calls during the interview, cutting off my answers to do so. Very insulting and discourteous considering how much time and money and effort I put into my application, career and journey to get to MCV. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The parking situation seems to need improvment." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. The people were positive about the school and the facilities were awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"We didn't really get to look into halls and stuff because some classes were going on, but not a big deal" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing...it was cold for the tour, but i guess that wasn't their fault :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer asked me questions that essentially required me to recite back my application packet. There were no really thought-provoking or deep questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking? Nothing really..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was almost too superficial and I walked away feeling like I didn't get as good of an impression of the school's atmosphere as I had at others." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond and the food poisoning I got from my dinner :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"The lunch was not that great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not too much, people had warned me that the area around the school is sketchy, but I didn't really get that impression." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond's tallest building might be New York's shortest building. The area is pretty yet somehow it's the hood." More from this Member | Report Response

"the campus wasnt very nice and i didnt feel really safe driving into richmond...but it might be because I was comparing it to my undergrad campus, which is so beautiful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish the transportation systems of Richmond and the campus were more reliable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"students were not particularly friendly (except for the tour guides who were great)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not know that it would be so humid in Virginia." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really except for Richmond. I'm from a big city and Richmond is defintetly not big city. The conservative nature of the city also" More from this Member | Report Response

"The increase in this year's numbers of applicants. The town of Richmon looks alright. Nothing spectacular." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing other than the school is not in the safest area (expected in any city)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, it was a great tour/interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, this is my #1." More from this Member | Report Response

"to be honest, I didn't leave with any negative impressions." More from this Member | Report Response

"There's not much to do immediately around the school. To get to cooler areas of Richmond you need to have access to a car or use public transportation." More from this Member | Report Response

"The grilling during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond, while certainly not horrible, is a little run down with graffiti and wandering around alone at night is probably not a good idea. The school is in a pretty safe area, however. I didn't care for the Egyptian building; it seems like a strange place to take your first year classes. I mean, what the heck is that thing doing in Richmond, VA? The other negative thing was that Dr. Heldberg basically told us that if you are out-of-state, you should expect to be waitlisted, at best. The waitlist does move quite a bit though, and in the end, 30-40% of the class is OOS. Also, the OOS tuition is very pricey, but that's to be expected. I was also disappointed that we didn't get to see the ER that I've heard so much about (they used to take interviewees throught there, but I guess it was causing too much disruption)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much. I was pretty impressed overall. Students did mention that it is a lot easier to get along if you have a car, but that parking is a huge pain in the area. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing. I love this school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's in Richmond...and I'm from NYC. My interviewer even warned me that although the academic area tends to be more open- minded, Richmond in general tends to be very conservative. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't get to see any classrooms or labs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the facilities are older but that shouldn't have a major influence on your visit" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions committee is 4 weeks behind. With the holidays approaching, my interview group may or may not be reviewed before they send out the next batch of acceptances. I was also surprised how many out of state students were interviewed today (~7 of 10), especially since each class is comprised of only 30% out of state students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm from Richmond, so I'm not thrilled about the fact that it's in Richmond...but that's a personal bias" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much. Some facilities were a bit "dated", but just shows its history, I guess." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lack of research going on at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't get to see some of the facilities I wanted to see." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the facilities are a little dated. My interviewer was actually a current MD/PhD student - I didn't meet any actual faculty other than the info session with the dean. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm not sure they school can provide opportunities for more ambitious med students." More from this Member | Report Response

"richmond...sort of biased against it, but it's my own personal thing...the school seems great though" More from this Member | Report Response

"The feeling of confederate pride, ie. THE confederate museum is on campus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There are EIGHT people per anatomy group. I think four is really the max for learning well, and most schools have four. I don't see how you can learn intricate body parts and all get to participate with EIGHT people. My tourguide told me that it saved the anatomy dept. money and even though they paid ahead tuition they got no refund for the decrease in cadavers, weird and yuck..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Traffic" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, i don't knowhow i feel yet about the richmond area. being from california, it seems kinda small, but a lot of peole here consider it a big city." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond isn't a bustling metropolis, so it would take some getting used to. Oh, and finding a cab wasn't easy, but this doesn't have anything to do with the school. Regarding the school, I was a little sad that we didn't get to see the anatomy lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student tour guides - yes, they loved the school and were enthusiastic, however, they were 2nd years and knew NOTHING about rotations, clerkships, etc and did not seem to care about finishing the tour on time for my 2 pm interview (neither wore a watch...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost for out-of-staters (budget around $60,000). Ouch. But I think it would be worth it in the end. Didn't get to see the anatomy lab, but that is understandable. Parking, could be crazy. It takes them FOREVER to get back to you about their decision and once they make their decision about you and your file (about 1 week after you interview) it (your rating)is set in stone and cannot be changed by sending in updates (grades, progress rep.) etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular. Richmond is a half-way decent city, but I'm from Boston so it would be a change for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"High cost of out of state tuition." More from this Member | Report Response

"the location of VCU, it's at the crowded Richmond downtown district." More from this Member | Report Response

"I hope they finish most of the constructon before July 2006 - Parking seems to be a huge problem there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared to walk a lot during the tour. Also it got hotter after lunchtime. Also, with 11 interviewees in today's group, it was harder to hear what each of the tourguides said because they were usually answering questions at the same time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A bit crowded (but they're working on it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guides didn't seem to know the tour route well. When asked where the Financial Aid office was, they pointed in opposite directions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Size of the class. Richmond is not at the top of my list of cities to live in before I die." More from this Member | Report Response

"Well it was pretty darn humid that day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer spoke mainly about himself and didn't ask me very many questions. When he asked me questions, he never asked a follow up and he seemed generally uninterested in me. I also don't think Richmond is for me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the cafeteria at the hospital was not very clean looking, smelled like fried fat and was too crowded" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking is a pain, there was a lot of construction. I was worried about the area being rough based on previous posted responses, but its definitely not that bad. Its a typical urban hospital area. Also everyone at the hopsital eats out of meat trucks/vendors on the street. The students were pretty psyched about them though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not enough people in the area, but I'm a New Yorker." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is low-tech as far as teaching goes, the hospital seems to be state-of-the-art" More from this Member | Report Response

"parts of richmond suck. don't walk down broad st at night or at any time of the day for that matter. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Student tour guides were friendly, but didn't seem overly enthusiastic about the school. (They weren't negative about it, either)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer didn't take any notes during my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The city of Richmond was not as nice as I expected" More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond is kinda industrial and probably not where I would like to live" More from this Member | Report Response

"the students were not as friendly. in fact, a lot of them (with the exception of the two student tour guides) were very snobby. i interviewed at DO schools before. this school was my very first MD interview, and it was so amazing to see the differences in attitude between DO students and MD students. on the whole, i found DO students to be so much nicer and friendlier thant the MD students i met that day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost! The tuition is sky-high for out-of-staters. Also, they seemed a bit disorganized. They did not tell me who I was interviewing until after my interview was supposed to start, so I was a little late to my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond is not a very nice city. One student also told me that she had items of hers stolen from the library" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, except the cafeteria food." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was at the end of the day, after the tour, so I was rushed to finish the tour and make it back to the admissions office in time for my interview. It was really negative, just made the experience slightly more stressful at first." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read from a lot of places that the interview is quite laid back. I just want to warn that YOU should not be laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was one thing that rubbed me the wrong way during my time at VCU...the Director of Student Outreach or Minority Services. I felt that she asked questions that were inappropriate and really, none of her concern. She didn't make me feel comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really - - - except for the tuition, but that's standard out of state. The downtown Richmond area was much nicer than I expected from what I've read on this website. It's not Beverly Hills, but it's really not bad at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"Having just one interviewer, student tour guides were not very informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"They only send out acceptances four times a year and the committee get's pretty backlogged with reviewing canidates so I will be waiting a long time to hear about the outcome of my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"MCV is in a part of Richmond that is practically deserted on weekends. On the positive side, though, you can live away from the MCV campus in an area called "the fan" that seems to be a popular place for students to live (including undergrads from the VCU main campus), and still be able to take public transportation to MCV." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost of tuition (kinda offsets the low rent) for out-of-staters, the lack of underrepresented minorities and the unwillingness of the students to comment on this issue" More from this Member | Report Response

"Large class size seems to get in the way of personalized advising. My impression was that pursuing electives was something to be done on one's own time during 1st and 2nd year (rather than a specific requirement for a certain number of elective hours). As a city, Richmond was not that appealing." More from this Member | Report Response

"There 180 students per class. Downtown Richmond, where the school is located, is hideous. There are high-rises everywhere and very little greenery." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities are average." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was an exhausting day." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The meeting with the associate dean. She told us everything about the rest of the process and what will happen next with our file. This included how they discuss our files, and score us and rank us. Right after having my interview I did not really want to hear about that. I mean, you know it goes on, and they have to select or not select you somehow, but you do not really want to think about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guides were first-timers and kept talking about all the alcohol and parties that the students have at the school (I am 100% serious). I feel this happened because of the interview setup, which has some interviewing in the morning before the tour and some in the afternoon after the tour. During my interview day, I was the only one interviewing in the afternoon, so everyone had a relaxed, celebratory attitude during the tour. The tour guides set the tone of the tour such that I was uncomfortable to ask serious questions about the school, and when I did I felt that I was looked down upon. This was an unfortunate situation. In addition, I was not positively impressed with the hospital facilities and was surprised by the school's lack of a centralized International Studies office. Also, the admissions officer gave a really long talk in her office and gave statistics (like only 20-25 students are accepted during the first round of acceptances in October) that were intimidating and unsettling rather than encouraging." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students didn't seem too enthusiastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond is a bit far from DC" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Dr was late, but it was understandable. I missed lunch with all the other applicants / the med student, but it was quite alright." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was way too long. Also, several of the other people interviewing that day seemed rather cut throat, and spent the day trying to one-up eachother." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond is a little sketchy" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew this but Richmond has one of THE most highest crime and homicide rates in the nation (top 25...google for the following keywords: 'richmond crime statistics'). the few blocks near the medical campus is fine, however if you go down just a few blocks it is so ghetto. I took some time surveying the area and I swear some of the homes looked like crack houses and I'm not over exaggerating. The city literally shuts down after 8pm...there's like no one out. comin' from cali I've seen the ghettos in LA like compton, etc., but richmond makes compton look like a walk in the park. friggin' A, I highly suggest that if you come here spend some time going around richmond and you will see. an M2 told me this story of an MCV physician who was killed and thrown into the James River (south of MCV). although I was accepted, I just couldn't ignore everything I saw there. other than richmond's crime rate and junk, VCU/MCV is a great school and has a solid MD program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer did not let me finish answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"construction, but it will be fine when its all over" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview was so dull that i was caught looking at a digital clock in the room. also, the city of Richmond is FILTHY. I also believe that the class size is too large for personal attention. the other two virginia schools have smaller class sizes." More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital didn't seem all that nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"THE AREA KIND OF SUX" More from this Member | Report Response

"the school is old and outdated, the hospital is like a miniature hospital, usmle scores are not high for many students, it rains too much, petty crime is high, richmond is a small city with nothing to do, this is everyone's backup school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking is a big issue. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of state students are not eligible for instate tuition once they move to Richmond. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was at the West Hospital building and the elevators there were SOOOOO slow. I seriously waited for about 8 minutes before an elevator came. Besides that, the surrounding area isn't paradise, but it's not too bad either. I lived in NYC for a year so my love for the city-life is still in me." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the physicians I talked to said that this was a second-tier medical school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Parts of the hospital seem a bit old. The ER is really small. At the same time though, there are parts of the hospital that are brand new. In the end, It didn't bother me too much and really has no impact on my interest in the school. MCV seems like a really great place." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parts of the hospital seem old and run-down, and downtown isn't the nicest area. But Richmond is a great place and definitely has nicer areas to live in. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was initially worried b/c my interviewer did not have a copy of my file, but then i gave it to him and i later spoke with the dean of students and she explained to me that it was just my particular interviewer's style not to look at the paper work until after he had interviewed me b/c he wanted to have an objective opinion before he found out who i was. So if your interviewer doesn't really know much about you, just talk about whatever you want him to tell the board, you're file reviewer will talk about all your paper work." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of parking available to students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The surrounding area outside the hospital and the lack of adequate parking." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure you have a friend drop you off at the school or take a taxi or something like that. Leave plenty of time (i.e. 7.5 hours) for finding a parking spot if you go in your car." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. I wanted to slap the interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital is showing its age a bit. The new Gateway building that connects all of the medical buildings is gorgeous, however." More from this Member | Report Response

"The setup of the campus. If you are used to your closed off, closeknit, college town community, MCV is totally different. The campus is very integrated with construction and hospital staff, community people, businessmen, dental, nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, and medical school students. Not that it is negative, but it is different than my undergrad. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. MCV is my top choice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"short notice - I got an email thursday before a monday interview, and I did not check my email until that saturday. felt like I could have been better prepared if I had had more notice. So if you applied to VCU/MCV, CHECK YOUR EMAIL EVERY DAY - also, if you have a junk mail filter on your email, turn it off, because VCU/MCV sends out invitations in bulk, and this triggers a lot of email servers to see the message as trash!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking - not much of it and expensive" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above - I didn't know whether to take this positively or negatively - it was just strange!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"one of the tour guides hinted that this school, isn't where a minority student esp with aging faculty should go i.e. kicked out some bright students for small infractions, history of past problems between faculty n racial issues t is all really freaked me out, so don't know now if I should come here if given an offer" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is pretty small. Richmond seems pretty quiet, a little too boring for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The city of Richmond" More from this Member | Report Response

"The city itself was undergoing a lot of construction and it seemed a little run-down and old, plus parking is a huge pain so get there early!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond is dirty, my interview was pushed back an hour so I had to wait around, a lot of reapplicants and students with lower scores." More from this Member | Report Response

"The E.R. was pretty dirty" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking (I was denied parking in the lot they told me I was guaranteed parking in and had to pay $12 to park farther away; not very good student hang out/lounge facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"expensive to park for students" More from this Member | Report Response

"TRAFFIC, YUCK." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cafeteria food :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"The city. It is quite small, and not much to do...that is except study" More from this Member | Report Response

"the old hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewer hadnt read my file so he was reading it in front of me" More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond is only a so-so city. MCV's reputation is strong in the Mid-Atlantic and South, but not as big in other regions of the country." More from this Member | Report Response

"the old classrooms" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities and classrooms" More from this Member | Report Response

"Need for security. Screaming (as in high on drugs or a little nutty screaming) woman strapped to a stretcher in the ER. Feeling like I was in an old middle school with all the beige walls. Interview in a conference room (big, long tables for just interviewer and me)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Out-of-state students cannot change their residency over the 4 years. Some of the buildings are old and rundown. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus and student facilities are for the most part just not attractive, and in fact are quite rundown. For an out of state student to pay the $31,000 tuition, there are schools with much, much nicer facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital is old, but that was not a big a deal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Many of the buildings were run down. Tons of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Somewhat chaotic setting." More from this Member | Report Response

"No nice place for students to study." More from this Member | Report Response

"THe physical structure of the school facilities. some were very nice but in some places ceiling tiles were rotting and fall down, for example." More from this Member | Report Response

"the hospital is huge, but is obviously very old (at least most of it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The main hospital seemed a lil old :o(" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking at VCU, the cafeteria food" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have to say, the library." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Relax, I thought the MMI was going to be horrible, it was interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not allowed portfolio." More from this Member | Report Response

"not to worry about standardized patient scenarios." More from this Member | Report Response

"Closed file interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"When I checked in before my interview, the secretary told me the name of my interviewer. Since I got there early, I had 20 minutes or so to do some quick research on my interviewer so that was fine for me. However, I am sure future interviewees would like to know further in advance who their interviewer will be- I know some schools even type up a biography for you to read. Not completely necessary, but definitely helps get you oriented." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer didn't Look at my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most people interview in the morning. If you have an afternoon interview, you may have to leave the tour early." More from this Member | Report Response

"How wonderful the staff would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"there would be hills on the tour. i guess people were writing about how they ask you the behavioral questions, which i was really worried about. the way my interviewer presented them, though, was very relaxed and didnt ask me about what i had learned from the experiences or how i applied them to future situations or anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"Your interviewer is required to ask a set of "behavioral" questions such as "tell me about a time you were challenged" or "discuss a time you made a mistake and what you learned from it."" More from this Member | Report Response

"That you don't need a car." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known who was going to be my interviewer before the day of, but unfortunately they don't give you that information. Just be prepared for any interview style, no matter what you've heard about the "general" style for that school." More from this Member | Report Response

"that traffic was going to be so bad on I95 both to and from the interview... ugh" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour is pretty long!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most people chose the morning interview slot rather than the afternoon" More from this Member | Report Response

"Girls need to wear comfier shoes :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the campus was all cobblestone. I would have worn flats, so I didn't have trouble walking during the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very, very laid-back interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I wouldn't be stressed at all for this interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pouring and most of the tour involves walking around outside. If you are a female, bring a pair of flats or comfortable shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking isn't free, so bring some cash." More from this Member | Report Response

"No surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would be really rainy and gross, and that my interviewer would be late and not have time to read my app - it made it a lot less stressful being a basically blind interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"That i would get the worst interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew this...but you can sneakily get your parking validated in the hospital if you act like you're there for some other reason. Otherwise nothing... parking isn't expensive anyway." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the Amtrak is much slower than driving a car." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, but I am very familiar with this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Long tour, lots of walking!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Virginia doesn't have snow plows! Also, parking can be rough, so get there early." More from this Member | Report Response

"that i would be interviewed by a phd instead of an md" More from this Member | Report Response

"Healthcare-related questions would dominate 1/3 of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"You can get your parking validated. The admissions office may not validate it, but after your interview, go to the desk in the building attached to the parking lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking takes FOREVER. Almost an hour to find a spot in the garage. Allow yourself a lot of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Having a car is a must..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The airport is really close to the school (10-15min). " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the "problems in healthcare" topic would dominate my interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would be stuck with the rude interviewer!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing much." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to stress so much!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed it was! I was WAY too prepared for it, as odd as that may sound. Just be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"How spread out the campus was...lots of walking. I would have worn more comfortable shoes or at least brought a more comfortable pair." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the hospital will validate your parking pass - don't leave the parking pass in your car." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office is one of the friendliest ones that I have come across. There is no need to overly freak out, they are there to help you have a relaxing experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The Crowne Plaza hotel was a mediocre hotel, and if you are from a city, everything is within walking distance." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of construction. Getting out of the parking lot to the highway was confusing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond is considered the South." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the tuition has been raised for out of state students to around $32,000." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothin" More from this Member | Report Response

"That VCU was in the middle of the city, that there were only 11 interviewees, that VCU's class size was so large. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour is a bit lengthy - make sure you get a good night sleep the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring CASH for parking. " More from this Member | Report Response

"bring a book to read.... long waiting time before, after, and/or in between interview and tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond is pretty ghetto." More from this Member | Report Response

"That this interview would be a waste of time. $500 dollars down the drain." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known how down-to-earth everyone would be. I would have been a lot less nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"that this school is REALLY awesome and nice!!! 8th largest hospital in the country!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the programs. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. SDN was very helpful, plus going to dinner with MD/PhD students the night before the interview helped weed out any questions I had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. The interview day/experience was as expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you can, try to get a morning interview, just b/c it'll be out of the way and your stomach won't be churning the entire time" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. All my questions were answered or I was referred to someone who could answer my question more thoroughly." More from this Member | Report Response

"That all of my interview questions would come by reciting my application info, i.e. volunteer activities, research experience, clinical experience... I would have spent more time reviewing my AAMC application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond isn't bad at all, maybe it's just because I'm used to Baltimore." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Just bring an umbrella. Good luck!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was so laid back...no need to stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mad hoodlums. Even the Radisson is ghetto." More from this Member | Report Response

"i wish i wasnt so nervous and that i was more articulate!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed the interview was going to be! My faculty interviewer just wanted to get to know. The flow of the interview was very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't say a thing, I felt good about the entire day." More from this Member | Report Response

"between 11 am and 2 pm we had meetings / tours. some students interviewed before 11 others interviewed after 2. Interviewing after 2 meant you had already seen the school, talked to students, etc. I think it was quite helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure you check in at the airport in enough time to check your bag that carries all of your toilletries. Of course I did not, so I was forced to throw away all of my liquid items: lotion,perfume,lip gloss,liquid eye-liner, nail polish, toothpaste, and facial soap." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"900 students were interviewed this year." More from this Member | Report Response

"The size of the hospital. One of the largest hospitals I've ever seen." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview is REALLY relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"make sure you wear comfortable shoes...the tour is pretty long." More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU is right by the financial district so there wasn't anything really for me to do within walking range the night before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The physician assisted suicide is legal in Oregon." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was not worth stressing over. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the focus of the school is clinical medicine (which is my goal, but I realize it's not everybody's), and they have a very good reputation in the mid-atlantic area. There is also research for those who are interested, and many students do participate in this during the summer (apparently most faculty members have a study going on). " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known how large and impressive the hospital system was. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Had to walk two blocks from admissions office to get to interview site. Some were in the admissions office, but others were spread throughout the campus. This wasn't too bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was great and it was a great day overall. I'm glad I made the trip down to visit the school. I thought it would be a waste of my time, but it wasn't." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't worry at all, the interviews are SO non-stressful and fun. They really just want to help you get in." More from this Member | Report Response

"I laughed when Dr. H admitted to checking SDN on occasion. She was surprised to find out that VCU has a reputation of asking ethical questions, since the interviewers never specifically reference the applicant's responses. Instead, the interviewer will say something like "John Smith is a very insightful, well-spoken applicant." " More from this Member | Report Response

"That I'd like it so much! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Mmmm... Wish I had stayed another day in Richmond." More from this Member | Report Response

"That MCV is a really impressive school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Construction around the parking garage they told us to park in made driving around a little confusing!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond is a nice, histrical area. It seems quite vibrant." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cafeteria food is bad, packed my own lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that it was going to be hot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Incredible online network for students and faculty, online syllabus/course notes, great facilities (multiple), new cancer center" More from this Member | Report Response

"Patch Adams attended VCU. The confederate white house is on the VCU campus. Lots of cool history to learn about. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't surprised about anything. Most everything is explained on the MCV Web site or on this Web site." More from this Member | Report Response

"It didn't affect me, but be aware that parking around campus can be difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"How expensive the tuition is if you live out-of-state!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew about up and down hills around downtown Richmond." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that an October 3rd interview probably isn't early enough to be notified by the mid-October mail out date because they're running behind with presenting the interviewees to the admissions committee. I chose today because the Monday interview would allow me to only miss one day of classes. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How low-stress it would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was well prepared... nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"maybe more of the layout of the city- the downtown is being rejuvenated" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guides mentioned that Patch Adams went there, but I'm pretty sure he went to UVA." More from this Member | Report Response

"How intimidating the numbers are that the dean gives you (statistics about applicants/interviewed/accepted)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I was prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be careful where you get your hotel I stayed north of the school near the braves minor league baseball field, not a great area" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really... the web site has all the info i needed to know" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking was a little tricky due to construction." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was really low stress, nothing to worry about." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I did a lot of research on the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"how conservative my interviewer was in terms of what he considered the ideal candidate to medical school (ie. stellar gpa, 35+ MCAT scores, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was a bit concerned about finding the location of my interview, especially after hearing about it this site. However, when I arrived, I asked the person at the admissions office about who my interviewer will be and where the location was. I was provided with the name of my interviewer and was told that I would be picked up at the office. No worries!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have to pay for parking...$7! They do not give you a voucher." More from this Member | Report Response

"Other people mentioned it, but if you park in the visitor's lot you have ot pay. Try to park at the "bottom of the hill" where it only costs $1.50" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/a- no surprises" More from this Member | Report Response

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

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"They're doing a lot of renovating of the facilities. They have a new pediatric ICU and several other buildings are being redone. It gave the impression that the school is trying to improve itself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't pack up those things which you are not going to use during your whole trip." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would need to take a Vivarin in order to stay alert." More from this Member | Report Response

"You can go to the admissions office thirty minutes or an hour before your interview, but five minutes before the interview, an admissions office person will give you a sheet with directions to the interview location and send you on your way alone. It was kind of stressful - worrying about being late and not knowing exactly where I was going." More from this Member | Report Response

"You can walk from one of the hotels to campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"Downtown Richmond is not fabulous at all and pretty sketchy after dark--the Fan and other areas are nicer so if you're planning on spending some time in Richmond definitely try to stay in the Fan or Shockhoe areas." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost of attending the school. Also, my interviewer had not read my file before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"That lunch wasn't until almost 1 pm" More from this Member | Report Response

"Large percentage of class came from wait-list (nothing wrong with that if you're one of those lucky students), but it indicates to some extent that the school is not a top choice for many applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"Stay at the Commonwealth Park Suites. Mention that you're interviewing with VCU and you'll get a discount. The hotel is great and is highly recommended by others on SDN. Also, the hotel is within walking distance to the university. Patch Adams went to school here. The school only offers acceptances on Oct 15, Dec 15, Feb 1, and March 15. You may have to wait a while to hear back from them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Patch Adams went there" More from this Member | Report Response

"richmond is small, but has a lot of history associated with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have a really high boards pass rate." More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring an umbrella!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview day would be so poorly set up as to have me be the only applicant to interview in the afternoon after the tour. The focus on partying rather than academics was unfortunate, and I feel that I did not learn as much about the school during the interview day as a result." More from this Member | Report Response

"You need to commute to the school unless you want to live in the ghetto." More from this Member | Report Response

"Never buy new shoes like the day before the interview. I didn't notice it at the time, but by the end of the day, I was bleeding, because of that stupid thing. It cut my ankle like a knife." More from this Member | Report Response

"richmond is a ghost town on sundays" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wear comfy shoes...long tour. Also, didn't know the med school encompassed multiple buildings." More from this Member | Report Response

"how long the tour is, should have worn more comfortable shoes" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above...and where the hell is all the mexican food? there's nothing here in downtown." More from this Member | Report Response

"High drug use in the VCU campus. There is a high attrition rate at the school. Soome students say the faculty is difficult to get to and is not available. Also found out that the class chemistry is not very supportive of each other. Decided not to attend VCU." More from this Member | Report Response

"ITS NOT THAT COLD" More from this Member | Report Response

"that i wasted my time coming here. the school was so umimpressive, the tour was ok, the interview was ok, the medical students were ok, the facilites sucked, the city was bad, and i am going elsewhere. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Once your file goes before the admissions committee and you are "scored", nothing can change that score. It doesn't matter if you submit new grades, letter of rec... your score is your score. If I had know this ahead of time, I might have postponed my interview until my fall grades were in. Also, clinical experience is very important here, so it is important during the interview to talk up whatever experience you may have (to make sure that your interviewer relays that to the committee.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The AMTRAK station is within a walking to the hotel and the school, but you have to know your way around not the best thing to do when carrying suitcases." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer had an emergency meeting that was absolutely mandatory, so he had to cut my interview to only 35 minutes. Still, everything went very well and the best news is that I got into the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking can be bad. I had read this on other interview feedbacks so I just took a shuttle from the hotel, no big deal. I showed up about 30 minutes early just to be safe." More from this Member | Report Response

"How technologically advanced MCV is. The students stressed the importance of maintaining a life outside of medical school!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole admissions process that was explained after my interview would have been helpful before the interview. The assistant dean thuroughly explains the process, but it made me concerned that i had not discussed the right type of information during my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"They do validate your parking." More from this Member | Report Response

"Virginia is still enamored with the Civil War..." More from this Member | Report Response

"same as above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Biased against me because I was much more qualified than their other students." More from this Member | Report Response

"how dead it would be on a Sunday" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wear comfortable shoes - the tour involves a lot of walking. Also, make sure you get your parking ticket validated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do not forget to validate your parking. Be prepared for about 2 hours of a tour! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had read about how bad the parking is, but wanted to reiterate that you should plan to get there at least 45 minutes early in case you have to walk as far as I did from a parking lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"that richmond was dirty and small for a capitol state city" More from this Member | Report Response

"That there is really only two blocks of the good area of Richmond, VA." More from this Member | Report Response

"That if accepted you only have 2 weeks to respond, but you can pay $100 deposit to have your spot held till May 15th" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have to find your interviewer somewhere on the campus - it took me almost 20 minutes to find mine b/c the building was under construction and I had to enter underground from a different building." More from this Member | Report Response

"That a lot of people I knew in undergrad where attending school at MCV." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was there to pick me up 15 minutes early, and he was a little upset that he had to wait for me" More from this Member | Report Response

"Arrive 45 minutes early." More from this Member | Report Response

"That Dr. Lawrence was so cool :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't spend an extra day to do sight seeing. There really isn't anything to see. Oh, and they only had 35 more spots left to fill the class." More from this Member | Report Response

"mercy killing is legal in oregon" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school has a block schedule so you take a test every couple of weeks." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"The food in the cafeteria sucks - bring an apple in your purse." More from this Member | Report Response

"No bathroom close to the parking structure. I would have worn my suit on the way to the interview rather than changing at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital serves 40% of the indigent care cases in the state of Virginia, and as such the students and doctors treat some pretty rare illnesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"An alternate route around D.C. I drove down from Philly" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"that everyone would be so nice and seemingly happy to be at vcu" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students enter the clinic during the first year in FCM, and continue into second year. Lots of student run clinics for M-I,II students. Housing is CHEAP! Compared to California at least. Huge medical center...about 700 inpatient beds. They are redoing the libray..will be done by the time we enter in 2003. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking is bad, very very bad" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great place!" More from this Member | Report Response

"#1 choice and amazing program focused on helping the community!" More from this Member | Report Response

"loved everything about this school. am overly excited about attending this fall." More from this Member | Report Response

"Changed from traditional one-on-one interview to MMI format in the 2017 cycle. Total of 9 stations. Washroom/water break halfway between the stations." More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU SOM was a top choice for me since day one, so I came into the interview quite biased in favor. I had a very smooth interview and interview experience as a whole." More from this Member | Report Response

"Had a great time at my interview and had a friendly interviewer. VCU is one of my top choices." More from this Member | Report Response

"I absolutely loved this visit and would matriculate here in a heartbeat" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school and program! Looking forward to hearing back." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved VCU! Would love to attend!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Really great school." More from this Member | Report Response

"awesome day! prepare more or less using the questions here, but then relax. most of the interview is just talking about your application, and the "behavioral" questions are mixed in." More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU is middle of the pack in terms of rankings/prestige, so I was very pleasantly surprised by how engaged and happy all of the students seemed! I really got the impression that the students here are satisfied with the education they are receiving AND have fulfilling lives outside of school. In addition, the interview day was well organized, and the tour was very comprehensive and enjoyable. Having no preconceived notions about the school's reputation or cost, I think VCU's interview day left me most impressed with the school, even more so than some of the more "prestigious" places I've interviewed." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed by the interview day. This school is incredibly friendly. The new curriculum is exciting, but only time will tell how successful it will be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talking to other candidates, it seems like this interview was not the norm. Most people are saying that it was casual, relaxed, and conversational, with little to no behavioral questions. Mine was the exact opposite, it was essentially a grill session." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really liked the school overall" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school with resources for everything a med student could ask for!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, great interview! The most low-stress interview I've had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, very nice school. OOS tuition though:-( Positive experience. Read your file and their entire website...and don't worry." More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU is definitely trying to climb the ranks and improve their rep, and it seems that they are doing a great job of doing it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was very conversational, which is why I was not able to provide many specific questions. We spoke about both of our backgrounds, cultures, experiences and it was very open. A previous interviewee warned me that my interviewer would ask random questions (like, who are the Senators of my home state), but that did not happen. I even asked the interviewer why he didn't ask me those types of questions and he said it was clear that my head was not buried in the pre-med sand." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was a very positive experience. Faculty, staff, and students are very kind, and VCU definitely accomplishes its goal of training competent clinicians (check out match list)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview at MCV was very relaxed, and the interviewer was very friendly. There is no reason to be nervous at this interview. If you get an interview at MCV, you have a 50/50 chance of getting accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"nasty interviewer who was absolutely not interested in any non-trad applicants" More from this Member | Report Response

"My impression of this school post-interview is amazing. I hope I am lucky enough to get accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'd highly recommend the student host program. Tour guides were also extremely helpful. I didn't know that the White House of the Confederacy was on the VCU medical campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Really, really love VCU. I wish the student tour guides would have talked a little more about opportunities available to students (ie., research, extracurriculars) other than the perfunctory interest groups etc. The students seem to really like the school, and the admissions people are excellent. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"MCV was my 2nd choice going in and still is. I really liked the school. There's a good balance between what you do in the classroom and what you do outside of it. Even though the school has one of the larger class sizes, the students seem very close." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't stress, just relax. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is great. From what I understand, my experience with interviewing was a true rarity at MCV. Everyone else was raving about how awesome their interviewers were!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was really laid back and enjoyable. I stayed with some students and they all said the interviews at VCU are laid back, which they were. Tour was a little long, but the admissions dean told us they interview around 800 students a year and accept about 400 of them which was nice to know." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really awesome school. I liked it a lot more than I thought I would." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was interviewed by a fourth year medical student. They have full voting privileges on the admissions committee and I think that it demonstrates the school's faith in their students." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's really relaxed and easy going. The interviewer just wants to get to know you so they can vouch for you to the admissions committee. Just be yourself and know yourself. Be able to relate traits you want them to be aware of with stories/anecdotes. Don't just say I'm a good person, tell them why! =D Good luck!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was overly aggressive, and seemed to have preconceived notions of who I was. My experience was a stark contrast to the woman who interviewed after me. (Maybe the interviewer didn't like my suit.) :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I arrived, got lost in the parking garage/hospital, arrived at my interview exactly on time, it went quickly, typical financial aid and general talk, then tour with lunch - the tour went long" More from this Member | Report Response

"Really liked my interviewer, though he asked me A LOT of questions. The interview was nearly 2 hours, but I hardly noticed; it was very conversational and relaxed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There was very little lag time which was nice. Started with an interview, then a meeting with financial aide and dean and then a very comprehensive tour and lunch with med students. My interviewer was unique. He was a long time faculty member and was relatively laid back, but also had 4 pages of questions that he asked me." More from this Member | Report Response

"much better than i had expected. i came out of my interview thinking that i could definitely picture myself being a med student here. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very positive day. I had a very good dialogue with my interviewer and everyone else I came in contact with throughout the day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview first, tour, lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was the first person to show up for the early morning interviews. John in the admissions office was extremely nice, and I was impressed by how laid-back everyone was. I was walked to where my interview was (down the street) and had a nice conversation with my interviewer. He asked very routine questions, except for the ones mentioned already. He also seemed very interested in trying to find out if I really wanted to be in Richmond, as it's far from my home state. He reacted well to my answers and I felt that I did well based on his reactions. The tour was conducted by two students and is normal as far as school tours go. I was impressed by how new or updated all of their facilities are. The cafeteria is really nice, and it is provided (they don't mention this on the interview schedule). The other interviewees were nice and we had a lot of fun, so I think VCU picks good kids to interview and ultimately accept. There was a lot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes. The tour was over an hour long." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was very conversational. Not stressfull at all. " More from this Member | Report Response

"there was nothing spectacular about the school or facilities, but the location has many of the pros of both rural and urban areas and the students are reported to be happy and successful" More from this Member | Report Response

"I chose to stay with a 4th year medical student, which turned out to be the best part of the entire interview experience because he was very friendly, informative and just overall an awesome guy. The interview was very relaxed and low-stress, and actually your interviewer becomes your advocate when your case is presented to the admissions committee. I received an acceptance from them and MCV is currently my first choice based on the interview experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Basically went through my file and asked me specifics about it, and asked a bunch of random ethical/getting to know you questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not very good. The interviewer seemed more interested in talking about herself than me. She was more interested in knowing more about my undergraduate experience than my doctorate study. She had at least 4-5 calls she had to respond to during our interview. But, she was friendly and nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was pretty good. I got there, and the interviewer asked me ''Why medicine, and why VCU''...so after I spent 10 minutes answering that, she asked me if I had any questions (as if the interview was already over)...I started up a discussion about everything from Richmond to US healthcare, and we kept talking for another 30 minutes. No ethical questions whatsoever (VCU is not known for this)" More from this Member | Report Response

"See negative comments above. What a horrible experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Spectacular and fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"great. period. plus i learned that students not only have access to the gym (and grad housing is avilable 2 blocks from the hospital/school) but drop-in classes (i.e yoga and kickboxing which i like) are FREE!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved this school. It is now and will forever be one of my top choices. the students and admissions staff are so relaxed, it really seems like a great place. Everyone really friendly and happy. If they were just putting on a facade, they did an amazing job and sold me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"830am chat with MD/PhD administrative assistant; 9am MD interview one-on-one with associate director of MD/PhD program; 10am PHD interview with MD/PhD director, Professor familiar with avenues of my research as well as my hometown (yay!), G2 student doing spinal cord research; 11am Info session with 9 other students (1 other MD/PhD, 8 MD applicants) regarding financial aid and another questions; 12pm Tour led by M2 students, 1pm lunch with med students and other applicants; 2pm Lab interview with a young PI; 230pm Lab interview with a professor from my PHD interview; 3pm interview with Professor whom I would like to work with. 4pm... head toward the airport!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very laid back and mostly conversation style. My interviewer gave me a lot of information about the school, programs and opportunities at VCU. We started the interview earlier than schedule and she even gave me directions to get back to the airport" More from this Member | Report Response

"Laid back. Interviewed by a 4th year student who had just matched into opthamology. He said he would very highly recommend me to the admissions committee, but I really feel like I was inarticulate for the most part. My mind just wasn't with me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very disappointing. I feel that I performed well under the circumstances but it was very unprofessional. I don't think that arriving 25 minutes late and answering 3 phone calls during an interview is a way to get to know a potential student or to make them feel valued. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day was organized and informative. It was helpful having an interview in the afternoon after the tour of the school and plenty of opportunities to ask questions. The student tour guides and the interviewer were eager to answer questions and share their experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A fabulous first interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was good-> the interiew was REALLY laid back, which was awesome. My interviewer was a 4th yr student who was like ''We're just gonna talk but there are some standard questions I'm going to ask you throughout''" More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU #1 choice!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a good experience. The tours were helpful. After my first interview, I would suggest taking my interviews in the afternoon. The tours always give an excellent idea of the pros of the school, and this question always comes up at length in the interview. I wouldn't recommend an afternoon interview for the first one however, since I was a little too nervous to pay attention." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had my interview in the morning, and that was the first part of the day. Everyone in the admissions office was extremely friendly, and after checking in, I got to meet some fellow interviewees. I was then sent to my interviewer's office within the medical campus. My interview experience was very positive and I felt totally at ease the entire time. After my interview, I headed back to the admissions office for a meeting with the dean. The meeting covered various things such as curriculum and financial aid. Near the end, two M2's came to take us to lunch and on a tour. " More from this Member | Report Response

"great! One-on-one. Easy going. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I started the day with a lab visit and clicked with the researcher rght away over football. Next I had my MD interview (one hour, open file, one-on-one) and that went really well. It was very relaxed, we told a few jokes, and the hour went by really quickly. Then we had a little pep-talk about the program (everyone else interviewing that day was straight MD so it was mainly geared toward them) and financial aid and planning. Next we had lunch and a tour with two tour guides who were amazingly excited, honest, and very knowledgable. The first years were having a big anatomy exam and then didn't even seem too stessed when we walked by some of them studying. Next I had my PhD interview (one hour, group, open-file). Mostly I discussed my research, my future plans, why MD/PhD and not one or the other... the usual stuff. After that I had one more lab visit, and then dinner with two MD/PhD students which was great because I got to ask whatever I wanted since it was just the three of us. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was extremely impressed by VCU. The fact that ''the powers that be'' are pouring a great deal of money into the surrounding area and facilities shows (and gives the impression) they are committed to having superb facilities. I felt that this also indicates a significant commitment to improve the learning environment for students. I chose to have my interview at the 9am time slot. Definitely go for the morning time slots (if available). You will be worn down after the whole interview day since the tour involves a fair amount of walking. I had a good time with my interviewer; I felt like I was able to give him a picture of ''me'' and my motivations beyond my numbers and essays. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was good. My particular interviewer was a little tough to get to know quickly, but by the end, I think things went well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back, one-on-one with a fourth year med student who seemed interested in getting to know me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Extremely positive. Didn't know too much about VCU before this but after my visit it's definitely very very high up on my list. My interviewer was like 70+ years old and extremely nice. He was a very good conversationalist and SOMEHOW managed to insert very standard interview questions in in a VERY subtle and casual manner. " More from this Member | Report Response

"it was okay. the facilities are not that nice and the location isnt ideal, but the students seem happy and they have a high pass rate for boards which is what really matters anyway....." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good experience overall. The interview day began (for me at 9am b/c of my early interview, everything normally starts at 11am) and ended at 2pm. The day was cold and I am veryy glad I brought a heavy coat. The tour was amazing - I could see myself here." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great and very relaxed. The interviewer was definitely very nice and wonderful! The tour guides were enthusiastic about the school and this was just a great experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview went really well. Everyone is very friendly and you just have to present yourself to the best of your ability. The school is a solid choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire experience was very positive and has really bumped VCU up on my list of schools. I would feel good about taking an acceptance into their school right now. The interviewer was very nice and did not make me feel at all uncomfortable. The students that I interviewed with were very down to earth and friendly. The tour guides and the entire admissions office was amazing and did a great job of making a relaxed atmosphere. The interviewer did ask a lot of questions and really seemed to try to get to know everything about me - from personal issues, to medical issues. At any other school, it may have seemed like a stressful interview, but my interviewer made it real easy for me to answer each question openly and honestly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview itself was very laid back. Interviewer was friendly. Asked simple, straight forward questions. Everyone who interviewed that day seemed to have a v. positive, stress-free experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"I came from my interview feeling very confident that I left an outstanding impression. I was very well prepared and it showed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Fantastic experience. Laid back and very open." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a good experience. I got there kind of early so I had to wait a bit to be seen. Once I was told where I would have to meet with my interviewer around 930AM and I would be directed to where I would go. As the time came around, I realized that I had not been told where to go yet. I let the administrative person know and she rushed me to my interviewer's office in the hospital. My interviewer was really nice about the whole thing. We talked for a lot longer than we were supposed too because I was late to the Dean's meeting. It was a bit stressful but the Dean was really nice about me walking in late and told me not to worry about it. Overall, it was a really good experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"A fourth year student interviewed me. The interview was not stressful at all and we just had a great conversation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Amazing facilities, short classes, and laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was a great experience. It was my third interview and I felt really comfortable with the experience. My interviewer was an older man who was a physician overseas in the Vietnam War so he had many stories. The interview was very conversational. I had to find the place to my interviewer by myself but upon leaving, he actually walked back with me and we talked the entire way back to the admissions office. Overall a great experience with not too many controversial questions. Good Luck!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was interviewed by an M4 from the same region of state (middle of nowhere). She was able to empathize with some of the academic difficulties I had in undergrad and was very encouraging of all my aspirations and just tried to get to know me during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a good interview...not stressful at all, although at times I felt like the interviewer was antagonizing me, maybe just to see my reaction. He actually ended up liking me and presented a positive review to the committee which is probably why I got in." More from this Member | Report Response

"This interviewer definitely grilled me a little more than any of the others I've met, but he wasn't unreasonable. I appreciated that he was persistent and seemed to really want to know about my thoughts and opinions. Overall, it was really just a good and relaxed conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was cool. I got grilled in the interview, but thats expected to happen at least once during your application cycle...." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was pleasant, although it makes me wonder how much the interviewer learned about me since none of the questions were particularly challenging or in-depth. The interview is your advocate to the admissions committee, so you want them to like you and give them the information they need to convince the rest of the committee that you would be a good doctor and a good medical student at VCU. Dr. Heldberg, the Dean of Admissions, gives an informative speech about the selection process post-interview. She is a very nice and very smart lady who actually reminded me quite a bit of my mom. But I have a science minded mom, so that's probably just me. 2nd year medical students provided the tour, which included a free lunch in the cafeteria. They are very helpful in answering any questions, especially practical questions like "Where do you live?", etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was the most enjoyable interview I have had thus far. My interviewer, who was a 4th year, greeted me warmly and told me right off the bat that the interview was intended to be laid back, and that he was looking to be an advocate for me to the admissions committee. He was very encouraging, willing to share a lot about his own experiences, and at the end he told me that he would "be in my corner" when I was presented to the committee for review. The other students interviewing with me all reported similar experiences. It seems that the staff are committed to being friendly and encouraging and genuinely want everyone to be able to go to med school. We were even told that if you are given the decision of "not accepted for this year," they will be able to talk to you and provide pointers on how to improve your application for next year. " More from this Member | Report Response

"positive, learning intensive" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was completely non-stressful. It was more of a conversation than anything else. It was nice and thorough. This was good because it helped me to fully present myself as an applicant. My interviwer was kind and cared that I was interested in MCV." More from this Member | Report Response

"Before I started, my interviewer said that she was there to be my advocate which made me feel realyl comfortable for the rest of the interview. I think the VCU interview style is to send people to be your supporters, so it's really low stress. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent experience but I wish the tour included some actual classrooms and labs." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed with a surgeon who is one of the top surgeons to have practiced at MCV. He started the cardiothoracic surgery division at MCV... I thankfully didn't know this until after the interview. It was definitely more of a conversation and verifying parts of my application. Only 1 or 2 ethical questions.." More from this Member | Report Response

" I was hesitant about having a 4th year medical student interview me, but he was great! I think that I may have been a little too laid back, but the interviewer was really down to earth and put me at ease. The interview was extremely conversational, minus the 2 ethical questions (surgeon general, PAS) and 1 current medical issue (malpractice insurance) question. We even spent time talking about Grey's Anatomy and Harry Potter. Since my interviewer is currently applying for residency programs, we talked about that process for a few minutes as well. I was really excited to see that VCU is home to wonderful doctors. **As a side note, one of the applicants had an interviewer who asked several difficult questions, and followed up with an even more difficult question. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I think it went well. I interviewed with a 4th year student. He was a great listener and left the interview pretty open to me to talk. Be sure you have a couple questions to ask! He was pretty pushy about that actually." More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I came into the interview seeing MCV as the option for people from VA that didn't get into UVA. However, after the interview and visit I'm second guessing my choice of UVA. The students at MCV are WAY nicer than at UVA and they are more down to Earth. Students at MCV get to spend all four year there which is nice. The medical center is huge and gets every case type from A to Z. Also, the admissions people there are insanely helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just a simple conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great - extremely laid back! Very chill." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was conversational style rather than Question, question, question....the tour was good - saw all the important stuff and the two students were very open about their experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, very laid back. The questions were very fair and gave me an opportunity to talk about what I wanted." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer was very laid back and nice, low stress, did not try to grill me" More from this Member | Report Response

"Like I said, I felt like the interviewer did his best to get to know me as a person. It went over the time allotted, which made me feel like he was interested." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back, Richmond is okay, not cultural paradise but decent. Goodluck finding parking near the school! Prepare to walk up a big hill or pay the parking deck." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty member who interviewed me was extraordinarily friendly. VCU’s interview was my 10th and by far my most pleasant. We chatted about my hobbies, family, education, and interests. He asked many “difficult” subjective questions regarding politics and medical ethics. Normally this would have been frustrating. However, our conversation was more of a philosophical discussion than a battle of wits. Overall a super-cool interviewer, friendly students, and nice facilities made for a good experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"See what i put under what positively impressed me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great day! It was a rather long tour, but we had a chance to see where we would have classes, and what the hospital looked like. The people were nice, from the admissions staff to the interviewer to the med student tour guides. It seems like all the children's hospitals in VA are sponsored by Food Lion grocery stores." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I enjoyed the day. My interview was casual and interesting. It mostly consisted of open-ended, conversational questions, no medical ethics/healthcare questions at all. I did get a little stressed out with timing, so I do suggest that you make your interview appointment for the morning if you can (get it over with). Be careful in certain parts of downtown Richmond! Stay downtown, not near the airport. Have fun and ask tons of questions. They are there to help you out as well. Oh yah...girls, wear comfortable shoes -- walking tour! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I really enjoyed my stay in Richmond and VCU. The city really isn't that bad and the school is beautiful. It has some bad things about it but what school doesn't? My interviewer was great. He was a old school doc. and we had a great conversation. Our student guides were great and very informative and they were able to answer all of my many questions. I hope the news is good in two months, we'll just have to wait and see. Good times. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very laid-back, conversational interview. The interviewer and I shared many similar interests. She was a family practice doctor and I want to do either primary care or family medicine so the discussion flowed very naturally." More from this Member | Report Response

"Totally non-stressful. I interviewed with an MD-PhD student, so he wasn't intimidating at all. Questions were mostly about my file and work I had done, no ethics questions. Dr. Heldberg was amazingly nice and funny during her session. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a morning interview which I would recommend since it gets very hot in the afternoon. My interviewer made me feel very relaxed. It was like have a casual conversation and we talked about interesting subjects. No typical questions like why do you want to be a doctor/ why MCV. Very enjoyable!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The morning interview is a lot less stressful than the afternoon interview. Everyone in morning interview was enjoying the campus tour without much stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought it was a very pleasant interview. I waited almost 15 minutes outside my interviewers door because he was just wrapping up the interview with the person before me. The tour was nice too - wear comfortable shoes cause its quite hilly." More from this Member | Report Response

"I stayed with an M1 who walked me to Sanger Hall this morning. I didn't feel as nervous about leaving later because he knew exactly where to go. I arrived 10 minutes before my interview at 9 am. My interviewer picked me up from the admissions office, and we walked to his office in the hospital. The interview lasted an hour and a couple minutes. He had another interviewee at 10 am so we left the hospital at 10. Then I sat in the applicant waiting room for an hour with other interviewees. Ten of us had morning interviews and one had a 2 pm one. Then we met with the associate dean of admissions for 55 minutes before the tourguides, 2 M2s, came. We started the tour and then ate lunch at the hospital. Then the rest of the tour consisted of the computer lab, lecture hall, pediatric ICU, courtyard, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was picked up by my interviewer, who I had a lot in common with. He was an ER doc, I was in EMS for 10 years. Very conversational, very easy, very laid-back. More like a conversation with a colleague - very welcoming. The tour was a bit disorganized, but the guides were VERY candid in their answers, so overall the tour was very good. The meeting with the admissions staff was absolutely outstanding. She laid out the process in great detail so there was no question about what was going to happen when. I really love VCU, and hope I get an acceptance soon. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I arrived early and sat in a waiting room with the other applicants. 10 minutes before my interview, I was given a paper with directions to my interviewer's office. This proved slightly stressful because I had to walk two blocks to a new building and then find my interviewer's office. The interview was very conversational and laid back. After the interview, all the applicants met with the dean, who explained what happens to our applications. We were then given lunch and a tour of the campus by two 2nd year med students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought the whole day was well put together and organized. Tour guides were engaging, open and frank. Interview was very laid back and so was the meeting with the admissions people." More from this Member | Report Response

"It feel I fared well and established rapport with my interviewer. He was receptive to my comments. He liked tennis and literature, which were pluses." More from this Member | Report Response

"See above in negative commnets about the visit. " More from this Member | Report Response

"causal, very informal really, lots of questions, but nothing stressful- the run of the mill types, why mcv, why a doc, tell me about yourself etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall totally relaxed experience, which was a pleasant surprise since it was my first interview. Even the other applicants on the tour were very chill. It is the exact atmosphere I want for med school, it's my first choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really didn't think I was going to like VCU, but now I'm so glad I applied. As an out-of-state student, I've never been to Richmond and didn't think I would like the city. The interview wasn't all that intimidating at all, and he really seemed to want to make me "sound good" to the admissions committee. The interviewers seem to want to be your supporter when your files brought to the committee, or at least that was the impression that I & the people that interviewed on the same day got. I didn't get asked any ethical questions or the "what are the problems with health care" questions. It was a really relaxed day. The only curveball type thing was that my interviewer asked over & over if I had any questions about the school, and I definitely didn't have 6 questions prepared. Overall, I'm glad that I was invited to interview here & I would definitely go here if accepted..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was interviewed by a doctor of family medicine. It felt like a conversation and she immediately put me at ease. Review your application before you go. We talked about books I have recently read, my research experience, volunteering in a cancer hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really impressed by VCU, alot more than I thought I would be. The school is clean and the faculty all seem very interested in the students. THe interview was super laid back and was very conversational. I did not reciece any ethical questions but I know other during the day did. " More from this Member | Report Response

"my interviewer was really nice. she made me feel comfortable and was impressed with a lot of things i had to say. the whole thing is like a 50 minute conversation with someone you just met. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was a faculty member, but some applicants got an M4 instead. Interview was laid-back and conversational in nature, but the important questions still came out. The presentation by the dean of admissions was very illuminating and I definitely appreciate VCU's efforts to keep people as up-to-date on their status as possible. The tour was led by two semi-enthusiastic students, which colored my perceptions somewhat. Still, I had a positive experience and the school seems to be good." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a morning interview, then an hour and a half to kill. Then the admissions dean talked to us for an hour about how their admissions process works and financial aid. Then I went with two student tour guides to lunch and toured some facilities (classrooms, PICU, library, computer lab). I was done just after 2pm." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview experience was very positive. You arrive in the morning and wait in a room with the other applicants. You interviewer comes to pick you up and in my case took me to his office. The interview itself is not stressful and more like a conversation. After the interview, all the applicants come back together and an information session is held by the dean of admissions. The session was very helpful and they let you know where your application goes next and when you should expect to hear. Finally, you take a tour of the facilities with two second year students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was not super enthusiastic, so with the time change, I was pretty much falling asleep. Only two other people were interviewing, so waiting for the interview wasn't too fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"went over the hour mark, interrupted several times by phone calls that my interviewer kept getting, i had to wait while he talked to someone on the phone for about 5-10 minutes. my interviewer did not take any notes on me at all. i asked other interviewees, and they all said that their interviewers took down notes and wrote down whatever answer they said during the interview. i was afraid my interviewer forgot the specifics of our conversation, since he didn't write down anything. plus, there was another girl he had to interview right after me, and after her interview, she told me he didn't write anything during her interview either. i don't know how he could possibly remember all the answers i had to his questions if he didn't write down anything at all, and that scared me since he is my advocate to the admissions committee." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a wonderful experience at VCU/MCV. I was impressed by all that I saw. I interviewed at other schools that were ranked higher but did not feel as comfortable as I did at this school. Plus, the food in the cafeteria was wonderful (plus, there was no limit in what you could get..quite different from other schools that I interviewed at). The interview itself was very conversational and my interviewer was very attentive to what I was saying. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not too great. They feed you way late in the day and you have to walk a lot, so I was pretty tired before it was all over." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was fairly low stress. The interviewer basically asked me about all that I had written on my AMCAS application plus a few ethical questions about euthanasia, stem cell research, healthcare and abortion" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was very nice and i felt really comfortable there. Also, the facilities are up to date." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer asked me to elaborate on several points on my AMCAS application. He explained that the purpose of the interview was to get a feel for the candidate. It remained very conversational. There were no ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was low stress, interviewer was retired cardiac surgeon, " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great experience. The academic reputation of the school might not be up there, but the faculty and students make up for that." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was a retired surgeon. He asked me a couple of ethical questions. If you have a red flag on your application, be sure you know what to answer when asked about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day wasn't bad...I just wasn't impressed. The people were definitely friendly. The student tour guides were cool. My interviewer was sweet (and a little strange). I don't feel they did anything to really "sell" the school. Maybe they did and I didn't see it because I had already formed my opinion. I don't know. I guess different people belong at different schools, and I just don't know if VCU is a perfect fit for me. Of course this will be the one school I get into. Doesn't it always happen that way?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students are awesome, and the interview was very easy going and standard. It was simply a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I was impressed with the school. It was a top choice for many students/interviewees I talked to " More from this Member | Report Response

"Arrived in the morning and had an interview first thing. This had both positives and negatives. It was nice because then I didn't have to worry about the interview and could enjoy the rest of the day, but it was bad because I had a lot of lag time after the interview waiting for other people to finish up their interview. They put you in a room off an office with other applicants and if you get too loud (above a whispered conversation) someone comes and tells you to quiet down. They were playing a video of the white coat ceremony from the previous year to entertain us, but it got old very quickly. The tour was great, and the students who led us on the tour/had lunch with us were really helpful and informative. It was nice to actually see the lounge, inside the lecture halls, library, study areas and mundane things like that since those are the places where you'll be spending the majority of your time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very conversational. I was encouraged to ask any questions I had about the school, and any other questions about being a student there. We talked a lot about student life at VCU, considering it was partly an interview so he could get to know me. My interviewer said he was impressed with the level of maturity of the students at VCU." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the day went pretty good. The interview was very stress free once I was actually taken back (my interviewer got called to surgery so they had to find a replacement.) We met with the Dean of Admissions who broke down the assessment process, which was informative, but kind of intimidating. The tour was okay, but seemed almost rushed. Overall, I enjoyed the experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a PowerPoint presentation at the beginning of the tour, where the interwiewees crowded around a desktop computer. The highlights that seemed to be regarded as selling points by the students seemed to be par for the course at other schools. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I arrived at 9am in the morning and was greeted by my interviewer who took me to his office. We then talked for an hour about my hobbies and my vision of medicine. I did not get any ethics questions, but I've heard that others will occasionally get questions about abortion, euthanasia, etc... After the interview the Dean met with us to tell us in detail how the admissions process works. Every Monday the committee meets to vote on candidates by scaling them 1-5. Like the Olympics, the highest and lowest scores are thrown out. After several weeks, the Dean ranks everyone by score and accepts the top fifty or so. After this meeting, we met up with two current students who took us on a tour of the children's hospital and the classrooms. The whole day lasted from 9am-2pm." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back interview. The questions weren't difficult, but we had a conversation more than anything else. The interviewer did not take notes which I think helped make our interview more like a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"my interviewer was promt and seemed very interested in the whole process. he was there only to find out about me beyond my file, not to test me in any way. he truly fulfilled the "advocate" role that mcv describes. we talked about subjects from acc basketball to invading the white house with jaques chirac. the interview lasted on hour and 15 mins." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the interview went very well. The doctor I was with was VERY friendly and really wanted to get to know me (that's why my interview lasted for over an hour). I was really impressed with how well organized the school was from Admissions to being a medical student there. It really felt like a place I would want to go, even though I am from Colorado. " More from this Member | Report Response

"pretyt good. i went in knowing a lot about the school as well as the interview process so there were no major surprises. My interviewer was super cool and truely a great doc. I was very impressed by the way he conducted the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed my day! Nice facilities and really great people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since I've already been accepted at another school, this interview was very "low key" for me. I didn't expect to like it, seeing as how it's urban-based. I was suprised by the program, to be honest. I loved the block scheduling, and the facilities seemed up to date and very nice. Their hospital is quite large, and being a level 1 trauma center and the 8th largest medical center in the US, they see LOTS of cool things. Richmond is very historic and pretty city, and it felt "smallish" even though it's quite busy and bustling. Parking is heinous, but that's what you get for being in the middle of downtown!! The interview was laid-back and relaxed, and felt more like conversation than anything else. It's a large class (184 students) so they send out a lot of invites. Even though I'm a small-town type of person, I'd go to school here in a heartbeat. Technologically advanced, progressive, and the students seem happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'll write more later..." More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU sends out decisions both in the mail and on the internet. I was accepted to the school on 10/16, the earliest possible date after the interview. This is the perfect example of a situation when the interview day went poorly and the interview itself did not go incredibly well, but resulting in a positive outcome. The interview was conducted by a 4th year medical student on the admissions board. Student interviews are to be taken seriously--her place on the admissions panel is equal to that of experienced professors and physicians. The interview was one-on-one and setup like a conversation. The student was really friendly, but she was prone to long, awkward pauses. For example, she would stare at me for what seemed like long periods of time like she forgot she was supposed to lead the interview. The conversation was not as natural as I had hoped it would be and I did not feel we particularly connected in any stand-out sort of way." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was alot less stressful then i feared, the interviewer was just a regular person, and the people I met there were really nice and friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the school seemed pretty good. The facilities are on par with every other school I visited. The clinical experience available is quite varied which is nice. The research is non-existant. A good middle of the pack school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was more impressed with VCU after visiting the school. The school is very diverse, and the admissions committee take a lot of time examining each individual applicant. I think I would be very happy here." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great overal as far as I know, I had one of the "tought" interviewer. All the other interviewers were asking questions about basketball, but thanks God that I didn't have him or else I would have plunk, since I know jack about basketball." More from this Member | Report Response

"interview was great, totally conversational, just wanted to get to know you and what makes you tick etc..i was very impressed with the school, and will be ecstatic if accepted!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview itself was great, had a wonderful interviewer. However, the school just didn't do much for me. Seemed very nice, but the whole day I just felt like I really could not see myself there." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was an extremely laid back interview, more like a conversation. Overall a very friendly campus with a good program" More from this Member | Report Response

"don't worry about this, it was the easiest part of the day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was short. I couldn't finish my answers. The school has a very small hospital and facilites compared to other medical schools. Their gym facilites are way too small, basically they don't have a gym or swimming pool, or anywhere to exercise. I know that student life and living conditions will be big detractions. I did not like the services offered to the students (such as a nice big gym) and the hospitals were small, and I just did not like the environment of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"When I met my interviewer I found out that he is from Winston-Salem, NC, near where I live. I found out that I played soccer with and against his son. For the majority of the interview we talked about soccer and how that has been a big influence in my life. We also talked about evolution and how it has affected the structure and functions of the body. Overall, it was just a regular conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"UNPLEASANT. the interviewer was kind, though the questions were unoriginal and the ambiance of richmond on a rainy day sealed the deal for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had to answer a lot of ethical questions, my interviewer was Dr. Brooks who is famous for asking these ethical questions (and whether or not you like Harry Potter). By far, he was the best interviewer I have had. I ended up talking to him for 90 minutes. Don't stress about this interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"PRETTY RELAXING" More from this Member | Report Response

"was not happy with vcu. the school did not impress me and the hospital didnt impress me. the facilities are sub-standard. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very laid back and relaxed. I had a medical student. He had not had a chance to read my file yet. We mainly just talked about my decision to be a doctor, my family and my interests. I felt like he was trying to decide if I was a good person and if I had communication skills rather than quizzing me to determine what my knowledge of specific health care issues was." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were great, no complains from any of the other applicants. VCU makes it their policy to let you know what is going to happen to your file right afer your interview. You may also submit any new material that you know they don't have in you file on the day of your interview or shortly afterwards. The admissions committee meets the following monday after your interview and you have two people advocating for you; your interviewer who met you face to face and your file reviewer who has gone through your file with a fine comb. At the meeting they present your qualities and let the admissions board know why you qualify to attend VCU not to mention while they are doing so all your grades are on a big screen for everyone to see; MCAT and your academic transcripts. Now, the board is comprised of 31 people and at any given meeting you have atleast 25 people present. After your advocates have made their presentation, the board may need a clarification on something and they get to ask your advocates questions regarding your grades or ask the financial aid officer to read something in your file (AMCAS ESSAY, VCU ESSAY OR LETTER OF RECOMMENDATIONS) just to clarify something. Here is the odd part (to me) each of the 25 people including your advocates get to grade you on a scale of 1 to 5 which is on a scantron. 5 is the worst and 1 the best and all votes carry equal weight. They may decide that anyone with a grade from 3.2 to 5 there is no need to keep them waiting any longer and they send you a letter of rejection. Everyone else is either granted an admission or placed on the alternate list and you may called in at anytime even as late as August 11. The board never reviews your file again the grade the assigned you (1-5) remains on the computer and that is what they use to determine your eligibility for admission, by the way you will never know what your grade was. If you are from out of state your chances diminish since they can only accept only 40%, but chances increase when other applicants from out of state get accepted in their state school and hence withdraw from VCU. The whole process takes about 3 wks when you hear from VCU, otherwise it is a great school to study medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"First of all, let me explain my particular kind of program. I am a senior in high school, and I found out about a Guaranteed Admissions Program for Medicine at VCU-MCV from my cousin (who is part of the program). Basically, high school seniors with an exceptional academic performance and many hours of volunteering have a chance to be part of this program (only 20 students are chosen from the 150+ that apply). Those students complete their undergraduate at VCU as part of the Honors Program and then go straight into MCV WITHOUT taking the MCATS. If you want, you can still take them, but by being in this program, you don't necessarily have to since you'll already have a spot reserved for you at MCV when you begin medical school. Anyways, I was fortunate to have gotten to the second level (where 50 students are chosen for an interview before the final decision is made). Overall, I REALLY liked my interviewer. Also, the VCU campus and MCV campus are great and place a heavy emphasis on Medicine and Life Sciences." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great school, in a small southern city, with great students, serious about their studies but not overcompetitive. It was nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, a really great experiance. VCU/MCV is definately somewhere I could see myself going. My interview was at 10:00AM, before the tour and everything else. There were about ten people in all. The school mentioned that they interview 4 days a week. My interviewer was a fourth year medical student. The whole interview went really well, the interviewer was incredibly nice and well informed about the process. The whole thing was about an hour long and really felt more like a casual conversation than a formal interview. I was asked the typical questions: Why Medicine? How did you choose your undergraduate major? How did you choose you undergraduate college? etc. However, alot of the time was spent talking about what I do in my free time and extracurricular activities. I wasn't asked any bioethics questions, although other people I talked to afterwards mentioned that they had been asked such questions. Afterwards, everyone meets with the Dean, who explains the details of the admissions process and financial aid. This woman is incredibly nice and takes all of the mystery out of the admissions process. After this, two second year medical students took us on a tour of the campus (buildings, hospital, library etc). We ate lunch and talked about the social scene in Richmond. In general, everyone seemed happy and interested in answering all of our questions. The tour is casual, but organized and efficient. Overall, don't worry too much about an interview at VCU/MCV. They don't want you to be nervous, and you will really walk away having learned alot about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview experience was great- very non-threatening. I basically had an hour long conversation with a semi-retired physician who has been at MCV for a long time. He had read my file and his questions followed my application. He asked about some questions not related to my application: bioethics questions, what I like to read, what I do for exercise, my thoughts on same-sex education. The only thing about the entire day that I did NOT like was that I never was given the opportunity to explain certain things on my application. My interviewer did not ask me if there was anything we had not covered that I would like the admissions committee to know, and I did not have a chance to explain myself or to talk about some things I really wanted to talk about. I was very impressed overall with MCV and would definitely attend if accepted. Their lecture halls are really nice, and I like the fact that everything- syllabi, lectures, presentations etc- is online. The student body seems to be a diverse group that strives for excellence while maintaining a non-competitive atmosphere. The interview style at this school is wonderful- enjoy yourself. They are very willing to answer all your questions and take the mystery out of their admissions process." More from this Member | Report Response

"This interview was a good experience, especially as a first interview. I was nervous, but my interview was at 9am, which got it out of the way and I was able to enjoy the rest of the information sessions. During the "morning session" with the assistant Dean, she explains that you have 2 advocates during the panel discussion about you. They only spend about 5 minutes on you where they place all of your stats (i.e. gpa, mcat scores, home state, etc) on an overhead for the whole committee to see while your interviewer talks about how your interview went, how you answered questions, your style, etc. then your file reviewer (who reviews everyone's file and is responsible for getting you the interview in the first place) talks about what was in your file (i.e. grades, essays, involvements, etc.) then the other board members discuss you and any problems they have with your file. your interviewer can then defend you if you gave any answers to questions about grades or mcats or whatever. then everyone on the board (about 30 people) give you a score from 1-5 (with decimals) 1 being the best and 5 the worst. A computer program averages your score and that is what stays with your name until they either let you in or terminate your file. they don't go back and reconsider people after this point and you can never find out what your score was. the committee meets every monday and they are supposed to get back to you soon after they meet at which point they will either put you on "hold" or decline your file. If you get on hold, you could either get in, be rejected later or put on the alternate list. she said they don't fill the class until everyone has been interviewed and they don't make an alternate list until the class is filled by students that said they would definately go there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Conversational interview, despite the "thought process" questions. My interviewer had a bunch of little notes about my application he kept referring to, but he was nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was very laid-back and conversational. The person interviewing you is your advocate on the admissions committee, so try to clearly answer any questions/discrepancies asked about your background. My interviewing basically went through all of the factual information in my AMCAS application, interjecting comments about football, and a few ethical questions here and there. I had my interview first thing in the morning, so I was finished with the day by 2PM." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good interview with a really swell old dude. Very kind to me and very accomodating. The students were low key and very friendly. Cool placeto live. Plenty of boating on the James, not too far from the beach, and just a jaunt away from the mountains. A great location with a hospital that sees EVERYTHING." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewer thoroughly read my file before i got there and covered EVERYTHING in it. very good ethics conversations covering all hte big issues. very laid back and like talking to my grandfather!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was the worst interview I have ever been on." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school has just put lots of money into several new lecture halls and small group learning rooms. There are new study areas and almost all of the classwork is online. I think this is a really great time to go to MCV. My interviewer was a researcher who for some reason didn't get my file. It really wasn't a big deal, though. As the associate dean for admissions explained, you have two advocates at the admissions committee meetings: your interviewer as well as a file reviewer (who reads every single essay and recommendation letter). Interviewing at MCV is a laid back experience - similar to what it's like going to school there (from what I can tell). It was more like an hour long chat. I did have to save most of my questions for the associate dean and the students, however, since he didn't know a lot about the school (he deals mostly with MD-PhD students and residents)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really like how they interview is designed. It is open file, so my interviewer had read everything and instead of asking general open ended questions like "Tell me about yourself" or "Why medicine" he asked "So I see you worked here, what was that like" or "I see you are involved with this, what do you do in that" Very specific to me, which made it easy to discuss and talk about. No bioethical questions, no hypothetical questions. Just wanted to expand on my application and explained that he is my advocate to the admissions committee, so whatever I wanted to have expressed or brought to the admissions committee's attention I should let him know and he would do it. However, after reading a lot of these reviews, it doesnt seem that EVERYONE gets this exact style. So I am not guaranteeing no bioethical or general questions, just that I didnt get any. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall went well. An ideal school for VA residents. Offers tons of diversity in the patients you will get to see as well as the conditions/disease. As usual the students that go there are very happy with the quality of their education and experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was extremely nice and started out by going over some of my experiences and complimenting my efforts since graduating undergrad in '99. He told me a little about himself and then asked me questions regarding some of my experiences. Then he asked me some bioethics questions followed by some discussion about his thoughts. It was my first med school interview and I was completely at ease. Dont stress! MCV just wants to get to know you and how you think. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school. I was impressed by a lot of the facilities and by the professionalism of the staff, interviewer, and students. I am from Richmond, and the area around MCV is not nearly so bad as everyone seems to think." More from this Member | Report Response

"Seemed like a great school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't let other's impressions of Richmond fool you. Yes, the area around the school and hospital itself is not so great but if you have time, check out the Fan area of Richmond where there are GREAT places to live, highly acclaimed restaurants, local music, etc. All of Richmond is NOT like the area surrounding the hospital. " More from this Member | Report Response

"being a minority i don't know what to think really" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was at 10AM. My interviewer was really nice, the first thing we talked about was college sports, which made me feel really comfortable. The interview was pretty much like a conversation. Standard questions about my experiences and school work. Nothing tough, very relaxing and laid-back. Then there was a tour at 11, we ate lunch in the cafeteria at 12, and then the tour continued until about 1:30. The tour guides were nice. The associate dean of admissions was really informative, and told us the whole process of admissions, and financial aid info. She was really honest and straightforward about the school, which was appreciated. Overall a good experience!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had an 82-year-old man who was about as friendly as can be. It went pretty well, and I wouldn't be nervous if you are interviewing here." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was the only afternoon one scheduled for the day so my day started off with an orientation at 11am (which is normally conducted by the associate dean of the med school, but she was out so a 4th year conducted it instead). It was a really great orientation and I had a lot of my questions answered then. They do a phenomenal job of putting everyone at ease and of taking away the mystery of how your application will be reviewed, what criteria they are looking for, etc. Then two second year students came and gave us a tour of the campus. They were both really great and did a really nice job. Then my interview was at 2pm and I had to walk across the street from the admissions office to meet the professor in his office. He was a really great guy and the interview was very conversational. Most of the time I talked about myself and he also told me about his background. Normally the interviews are OPEN, but my interviewer chose to keep the file closed. At first I thought this was a bad idea, but it actually ended up working in my favor so that was nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not impressed - I try not to buy into rankings so much, but I see why MCV does not rank in the top 70 or so. My interviewer was a PhD (i have no interest in research) who did not even teach at the school. He was not even an almumnus of MCV, he couldn't answer most of my questions about the school. Also, it was supposed to be open file b/c the interviewer is supposed to be your advocate in front of the admissions committe. I had to give my printed copy of my secondary to my interviewer b/c he didn't even know my name! I asked four people about the exercise facilities, and no one could tell me much. It seems the quality of life is low there - and tuition for out of staters just went up to 35K. I could find a much better school for the price." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is totally laid back. DO NOT BE NERVOUS! They are very encouraging and it is an honor to even be asked to interview. I would read over this website and pay attention these questions are asked over and over again. You should also not take any questions regarding poor performance personally. Your interviewer has to present you to the committee and is only trying to come up with a defense for poor scores or grades. They are more than likely on your side! Don't be stressed out by the "score talk" it sounds a lot worse than it really is. Oh yeah, have some questions! Good Luck! " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was interviewed by a clinician who had definitely reviewed my application ahead of time (incl. the handwritten essay). The interview was extremely laid back (almost too laid back) and conversational. I was not asked any questions about items appearing on my application, with the exception of my MCAT scores, and was not asked any basic science or ethical questions. Overall, I was very impressed by the school and the atmosphere in Richmond. Dr. Heldberg and her admissions staff were unbelievably helpful in describing exactly how the application process works and what to expect in the coming months. In comparison to other schools, MCV is really on-the-ball when it comes to keeping applicants informed of their status." More from this Member | Report Response

"Arrived at 10 am. They called my name and gave me a building and room to go to in order to meet my interviewer. I had a clinician and the interview was very conversational. He had "skimmed" my file, made some notes, and asked me specific questions. Afterwards, we met with the associate dean who explained every detail of their acceptance procedures and answered additional questions that our group had. At noon 2 2nd year med students came to give us a tour and take us to lunch. Afterwards (around 2) we were allowed to leave. Some people will have tours at 2pm so they will go back to the admissions office for their tour. Overall, very positive experience. I was impressed with the facilities and the staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was an interview for the Preferred Applicant Track, VCU's Early Admit program with VCU's undergrad. Honors Program, so I was a soph. in college when I interviewed. I know that VCU is my first choice, and this confirmed it. My interviewer was very casual, asking me the normal questions while also keeping the interview conversational and friendly. The tour was excellent...I fell in love all over again :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience. Very laid back and comfortable. It is a great school with great classmates." More from this Member | Report Response

"great" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed atmosphere...didn't have any surprise questions, the same ones we all expect. She didn't ask any questions not directly pertaining to me (i.e. how do you feel about stem cell research). The vast majority of our conversation was focused on my experience and the reasons I wanted to go to medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall hard to read, the interviewer hadnt prepared at all. Told me my mcats (26) not the worst but not good either. Thought that was a little rude. Also told me hopefully I will have luck at my state school which Im interviewing at next month. " More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU/MCV is a much better school than I thought it was. The facilities are extremely nice and I think that leads to better patient care and opportunities for students. I was matched with a medical scientist who has similar research to mine so it was obvious that they'd thoroughly considered my application before I showed up." More from this Member | Report Response

"people were very friendly and are nice about answering your questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not bad, not great. Talked a lot about my handwritten essay. Room was too big to feel like we were having a personal conversation. Interviewer was 5-10 mins late (but, to be fair, got tied up in the ER - it happens). Interview was with a 4th year student, wasn't as polished an interviewer as someone who's been doing it for a while, seemed a little awkward. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A 4th year student interviewed me and he made me very comfortable. I felt like we were having a conversation. He had read my file and knew it very well. He will be my advocate in front of the admissions committee so he wanted to be sure any questions about my application were covered. I rushed to get to the interview right on time, and he could see that I was panting and red-faced. But he offered water and some time to relax before we started. I the interview and the day feeling very positive about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was long, but I liked that the interview was first, followed by an information session and tour. This made it so I was not tired once it was time for my interview. The people at the school and patients seem really nice, but the facilities are honestly depressing." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was great. I had a good conversation with my interviewer that encroached on the next person's time. The tour was fine, the facilities are solid despite the apparent age of the hospital. The only detriment on the school is that it is strapped for funding assistance from the Commonwealth of Virginia." More from this Member | Report Response

"I entered the interview with high expectations of the school, especially since I had heard some good things about MCV from years ago as well as now, but I came out of my interview day feeling very disappointed. I had close to no student interaction, only with the two tour guides, and they were very friendly but not really the type of people I could see myself with...Also, the buildings are old except Gateway Building and Richmond is Richmond...small, Confederate, and small..." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great experince. I was a bit nervous but overall it went well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great, although I felt like the interviewer didn't really get to know me and instead talked more than I did." More from this Member | Report Response

"Positive experience. It was laid-back." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was very positive. the block schedule ( from 8am-12) of classes is very appealing. if i get in, i will attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"very positive - i went into the day thinking that vcu was just a backup in case i got rejected at uva, but by the end of the day i wasn't so sure" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the day was great from start to finish. The receptionist in the Admissions office definitely takes care of interviewees by offering fresh coffee, tea, hot chocolate and even soup. I don't know how important it is but it showed me that MCV try to cover all its bases when it comes to hospitality. The structure of the day was very nice too. They had planned seminars and a planned tour with lunch included that has not been as organized at other schools I visited. I felt very comfortable asking my interviewer any questions and if there is anything you are slightly the bit worried to ask the tour guides who are second years will answer anything and will NOT have anything to do with whether or not you are accepted. One more thing, my interviewer did NOT look at my file prior to our meeting. Although they had the opportunity to do so, she rather chose to have a very casual conversation. Thus the questions may not be indicative of a normal interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school. Students seemed happy to be there. Out of state expect to pay $31,000/year. Lots of restaurants in the area. Easy access to Washington, D.C., North Carolina, Maryland. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was pleasantly surprised by MCV. It was very technologically advanced, with virtually every room wired to the web." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was relaxed and positive. I felt that I gave all the info I could in 1.3 hrs, where I did the talking. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great time, positive expericence all the way around" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

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Student 249
Faculty member 3
Admissions staff 0
Other 3

How did the tourguide seem?

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Enthusiastic 155
Neutral 8
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

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8.13 164

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What is your in-state status?

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In state 60
Out of state 98

What was your total time spent traveling?

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0-1 hour 27
2-3 hours 47
4-6 hours 31
7+ hours 56

What was your primary mode of travel?

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Airplane 71
Automobile 80
Train or subway 7
Other 5

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

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< $100 50
$101-$200 22
$201-$300 21
$301-$400 22
$401-$500 18
$501+ 15

What airport did you use?

Richmond Airport

Arlington

Byrd

RIA

US Airways

Richmond International

i walked

O'Hare, Richmond

Ricmond International

Richmond

Richmond International Airport

RIC

BWI

DCA

IAD

Where did you stay?

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At school facility 0
With students at the school 24
Friends or family 20
Hotel 80
Home 3
Other 0

General Info

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

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7.64 168

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

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7.18 169

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

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7.38 169

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How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

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8.65 74

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How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

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9.05 75

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How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

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7.71 70

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None, they are great." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, everyone was very helpful and lovely." More from this Member | Report Response

"I personally had an smooth application experience with VCU SOM, although I know many other applicants had a horrible experience with them. I am thinking part of the reason may be due to some recurring IT issues they have been having. One suggestion I would have for the admissions office is to try and iron out these technical issues before the next cycle so save everyone the headache!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have love to get an interview package or know who my interviewer ahead of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They did a great job!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really! Would be great if student host list included email addresses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep interviews in the morning (it makes the day less stressful)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an interview day schedule a few days in advance" More from this Member | Report Response

"Quicker response times" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish the Dean of Admissions would have given a discussion about her view of the school and the admissions process instead of the entire time just being questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Extremely enjoyable experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"They didn't give an interview packet or nametags or anything. I had nothing but business cards to re" More from this Member | Report Response

"Maybe interview packets?" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A...everything was very organized." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed, comfortable. Could've used a question or two about ethics/health care issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. This is the most transparent application process there is. The interview day was the perfect l" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much, actually :)" More from this Member | Report Response

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"An interview packet would be nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, they are wonderful" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean of admissions was incredibly friendly...I know that the interview sounds bad...but he was a" More from this Member | Report Response

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