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  • Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Roanoke
Individual Feedback 1 19 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 17
Negatively 0
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.32 19

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.63 19

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.32 19

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 1
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 0
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 1
60+ minutes 16

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 17
At a regional location 0
At another location 1

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 18
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 15
Closed file 2

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
8.50 18

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

"MMI - confidential" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI confidential questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Signed a NDA for MMI, but similar to other MMI questions I've had." More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI - signed NDA Offered a short (~20min) traditional interview as well" More from this Member | Report Response

"Signed NDA" More from this Member | Report Response

"No specifics. The school requires you to sign a NDA." More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"Had to sign a non-disclosure on the MMI, but they present 9 situations to address, plus a slightly longer standard interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Signed non-disclosure agreement. Multiple Mini-interview (MMI) format. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_mini_interview) (Also, search "multiple mini interview" in PubMed for published articles and lists of sample questions.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Signed NDA. 9 scenario questions, 1 more "traditional" interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cannot say, due to an NDA signed at the school regarding the MMI process." More from this Member | Report Response

"The MMI cannot be discussed because of a Non-disclosure agreement. However, the tradition 1 on 1 interview that also occurs on interview day was very typical." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI - confidential" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI confidential questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Signed a NDA for MMI, but similar to other MMI questions I've had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Signed NDA" More from this Member | Report Response

"In addition to the MMI, there is a traditional, open-file, one-on-one interview with a member of the admissions committee. He/she asks typical questions about data from your primary and secondary applications." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI - confidential" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI confidential questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Signed a NDA for MMI, but similar to other MMI questions I've had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Signed NDA" More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire MMI process was interesting (and, IMO, fun!)" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my application/activities, looked through their website, read up on some ethics/healthcare topics" More from this Member | Report Response

"read up about the school and patient population" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on school, browsed sdn, practiced MMI scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on bioethics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application, thought about ethical scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response

"I practiced responding to MMI situations with a partner." More from this Member | Report Response

"They read my application, so I prepared to talk about stuff i wrote about." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through the information they sent in an email." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read all I could about MMI format and sample questions. I carefully read US Health Care Reform, Medicare, and Medical Ethics articles on Wikipedia. These helped tremendously. I also found that researching the medical school, Carilion Hospital system, and the surrounding area helped me to better appreciate the experience and help me imagine living there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application, did practice MMI questions (multiple-mini interviews). None of it helped." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did research online for the MMI. Prepared for the traditional interview by learning as much as I could about the school and reading through my applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read and prepared answers to sample MMI questions." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Curriculum, enthusiasm of faculty and staff, student testimony, facilities, charm of Roanoke area" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness of faculty, modern facilities, integration of research, high STEP scores" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are brand new and beautiful. They really do a lot to prepare physicians who have a strong foundation in research, and out of all the schools I've interviewed at they have the most opportunity to do legitimate research. Also liked that they have weeks off between each block, and that the area was beautiful! The hospital is incredible and every specialty you can imagine is present in the Carilion Clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Small class size, brand new facilities, very personable students and other interviewees, high Step 1 scores (~240 for the first class)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire visit was impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff and administration seem very committed to providing for the new students." More from this Member | Report Response

"They are accounting for the fact they are a new medical school and were very reassuring about their intended success." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nearly everything: the interview process was both personal and professional. The faculty and students are clearly dedicated and passionate workers. The structure of the interview experience allowed the interviewees to get to know one another, the school, and the neighborhood well. Everything has been planned and purposely designed for student success - because there aren't any laurels to rest upon here (unlike the big Ivys who couldn't care less if TAs taught oversized classes) - they have shown commitment to each individual." More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful new school, nice staff, fun scenario questions -- really seem to have an interesting research and PBL learning program set up" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's facilities; the hospital tour; the description of how the unique curriculum was created." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school, a clean slate, and it it being built by the right people. They want their students to become great physicians, and they leave little doubt that they will succeed." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Small Campus, stoic interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Low diversity of interviewees and students (ethnicity and more); only a couple students came to talk with us at lunch (though the Friday night reception was quite good and helpful)" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI was really long" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since it is so new still the area directly surrounding the school and hospital doesn't have a ton of stuff. Outside of school and hospital cafes there is currently just a Starbucks and a Moe's right across the street from what I saw." More from this Member | Report Response

"No reputation in the medical community yet" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location is kinda out in the boonies." More from this Member | Report Response

"Still determining the curriculum, might changed third/fourth year around... but haven't decided how or if they will... makes me feel very uncertain about the entire program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Being a new school, they have a lot of programs packed into the basket for their students. But what looks good on paper, may not succeed when the ball is rolling. Charter classes will be guinea pigs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Much of the information they presented during the informational sessions was repeated in the other sessions." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How low-stress the reception is the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"How wonderfully pleasant the experience would be. They do their best to keep you calm and are very transparent about the process." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I hadn't stressed out about it so much. It was no-big-deal!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much I would love it! Friendliest people." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much I would like it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't bring a bag/purse during interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Having done a few interviews, this is becoming old hat by now." More from this Member | Report Response

"To bring a pen!" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very laid-back and friendly interview atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved everything about the school! This is my top choice post-interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved this school. They gave us a bus tour of Roanoke which was nice because you could be spending 4 years there! Other schools I've interviewed at I was only able to see the school and nothing else. Definitely go to the reception, talk to students, but also talk a lot to fellow applicants. I live in a major city now but really enjoyed the Roanoke area and the mountains right down the road. This was also probably the best hospital I've seen that has an associated medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI style, one of the interviews was a longer, open file traditional interview that was very pleasant." More from this Member | Report Response

"A great interview experience and I believe this school will train excellent physicians." More from this Member | Report Response

"Applied here without knowing much about the school. Left with a very good impression." More from this Member | Report Response

"Roanoke is kinda out there in rural Virginia, but the people are awesome. Students, faculty, everybody. I would go for that reason alone." More from this Member | Report Response

"New medical schools, in general, are a breed apart. It's natural to be cautious and wary of a yet "unproven" school, but consider that millions of dollars and decades of research have gone into forming the most modern undergraduate medical educational experience yet. Established schools in the upper echelons of US News & World Report Rankings aren't ranked on the happiness of their students either. In a positive environment that fosters imaginative thinking and learning, tomorrow's leaders might come from a place you didn't know the name of yesterday." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is alot of fun! But I left very uncertain about how I did." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the facilities we were shown were beautiful, new, and sophisticated. We also got a very extensive tour of the hospital with its director, and were served a pretty tasty catered lunch. I left with the sense that this school will go far and soon become one of the top medical schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI. Very different from most schools." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 5
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 8
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 14
Neutral 2
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.22 18

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 4
Out of state 11

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 1
2-3 hours 2
4-6 hours 6
7+ hours 7

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 3
Automobile 12
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 2
$101-$200 7
$201-$300 2
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 1
$501+ 2

What airport did you use?

Roanoke Regional Airport

Roanoke

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 0
Hotel 14
Home 0
Other 0

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.47 19

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.21 19

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 19

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.37 19

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.89 19

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
7.63 19

0 = low, 10 = high

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