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  • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Richmond
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What type of doctor do you want to be/why?" Report Response

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

"What's your favorite book?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"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)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"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!)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Ammount of clinical experience, intense and organized prep for boards, security." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The food in the cafeteria sucks - bring an apple in your purse." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/19/2002

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