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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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?

Closed file

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

"What were your SATs? GPA? MCATs?" Report Response

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

"What do you like to do for fun?" Report Response

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

"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?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

"Is there anything in your file that you would like to explain? Kind of open ended." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this website, read MCV website, talked to students." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nice classroom facilities, standardized patient program seemed cool, classes from 8-12." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"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." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/23/2003

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