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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?

6 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?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the one thing the U.S. has done to turn the Middle East against us?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Does the Koran teach militant aggression?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read AAMCAS application, supplemental application, this website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewer was very nice and laid back - he just asked some very strange questions. I am not muslim yet somehow we got into a religious discussion regarding islam, the middle east, U.S. foreign policy, support/non-support of Israel, the Palestinian problem, etc etc. We hardly talked about medicine at all." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"See above - I didn't know whether to take this positively or negatively - it was just strange!!!!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Don't let other's impressions of Richmond fool you. Yes, the area around the school and hospital itself is not so great but if you have time, check out the Fan area of Richmond where there are GREAT places to live, highly acclaimed restaurants, local music, etc. All of Richmond is NOT like the area surrounding the hospital. " 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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