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  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Charlottesville
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

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?

2

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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your experiences abroad. How is healthcare in other countries different than ours?" Report Response

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

"What do you think of Charlottesville?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you think we should go about improving our health care system?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on UVA, corresponded with the president of the Mulholland Society, chatted with a friend who's currently a 1st-year there." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The hospital's nice, library, facilities are impressive. Staff's really friendly. The MA in Bioethics program is definitely something I'm considering. The institutional financial aid is outstanding for a public institution (the financial aid info session was one of the most helpful ones I've been to.) I also really liked my faculty interviewer, he was really chill, really helpful, really involved in both the school and in the CDC, it was probably the best interview conversation I've ever had." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The new MPH program is unaccredited. For some reason, nobody knows anything about the Generalist Scholars Program. The student interview was completely pointless, the guy would just ask "So you did __?" and I'd talk about it, and he'd nod and say "uh huh", then move on to the next one. I can't see how his impression of me could have possibly changed through the interview. And oh yeah, Charlottesville. Very small town, there are bars, but the nightlife is slow, and you have to go to other hospitals in Virginia to do clerkships, since not everyone can fit into the main UVA hospital, which is the only major one in Charlottesville. And you're near the undergrad campus, which I'm not a big fan of, but others might like this." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Bring a magazine or something. There's a lot of waiting for the interviews." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I didn't think UVA stood out particularly negatively or positively. THe financial aid makes it a feasible option for me, and the MA in bioethics program gets great reviews from the students. But I don't know if I could live in Charlottesville." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/05/2003

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