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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?

1 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 brought you to Virginia? Why did you apply to MCV?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your parents/siblings" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun on weekends?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was the most recent book you read?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread my AMCAS app and secondary materials sent to MCV, reviewed current ethical issues, read this site" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How "wired" the school is (curriculum, admissions, etc.), extremely diverse patient population seen at the hospital, lack of cutthroat atmosphere, block scheduling" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"expensive to park for students" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2003

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