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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?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Tell me about your experiences in Ghana" Report Response

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

"Describe your non-academic self in three sentences" Report Response

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

"Wht volunteer experiences do you have?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How has working in hospitals abroad changed your outlook on the American medical system?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think society is ready for the human applications of cloning? If not, what conditions would need to be present for society to be ready." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read over my primary and secondary application essays, went over MCV's website pretty thoroughly, and also read interview feedback from this website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I really liked the Foundations of Medicine program that MCV has started and also the Egyptian building is really cool. The other really nice thing about the school is that they present every detail about how the admissions process works and what the next step is after the interview during the orientation so there are no surprises." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The city itself was undergoing a lot of construction and it seemed a little run-down and old, plus parking is a huge pain so get there early!!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That if accepted you only have 2 weeks to respond, but you can pay $100 deposit to have your spot held till May 15th" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview was the only afternoon one scheduled for the day so my day started off with an orientation at 11am (which is normally conducted by the associate dean of the med school, but she was out so a 4th year conducted it instead). It was a really great orientation and I had a lot of my questions answered then. They do a phenomenal job of putting everyone at ease and of taking away the mystery of how your application will be reviewed, what criteria they are looking for, etc. Then two second year students came and gave us a tour of the campus. They were both really great and did a really nice job. Then my interview was at 2pm and I had to walk across the street from the admissions office to meet the professor in his office. He was a really great guy and the interview was very conversational. Most of the time I talked about myself and he also told me about his background. Normally the interviews are OPEN, but my interviewer chose to keep the file closed. At first I thought this was a bad idea, but it actually ended up working in my favor so that was nice." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/01/2003

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