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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

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 is your position on the possible war with Iraq?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

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

"What brought you to your undergraduate school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why don't you like the Red Sox?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What's the goal for your research?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the MCV site, talked to students, re-read application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school is extremely high-tech - everything is online and computerized - which makes it easier on the students and faculty." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The school has a block schedule so you take a test every couple of weeks." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/10/2003

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