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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?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"I see that work "here", how is that experience? What do you do there. " Report Response

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

"I see on your application you wrote that you received this award. What exactly is that, and how did you receieve it. " Report Response

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

"I see that you volunteered "here". Tell me more. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Is there anything at all on your application that you want me (the interviewer) to make sure is expressed to the admissions committee? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Just read over my personal statement, practice interview with premed advisor, read this website. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How the associate dean of admissions explained the exact process of getting accepted after the interview. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The setup of the campus. If you are used to your closed off, closeknit, college town community, MCV is totally different. The campus is very integrated with construction and hospital staff, community people, businessmen, dental, nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, and medical school students. Not that it is negative, but it is different than my undergrad. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really like how they interview is designed. It is open file, so my interviewer had read everything and instead of asking general open ended questions like "Tell me about yourself" or "Why medicine" he asked "So I see you worked here, what was that like" or "I see you are involved with this, what do you do in that" Very specific to me, which made it easy to discuss and talk about. No bioethical questions, no hypothetical questions. Just wanted to expand on my application and explained that he is my advocate to the admissions committee, so whatever I wanted to have expressed or brought to the admissions committee's attention I should let him know and he would do it. However, after reading a lot of these reviews, it doesnt seem that EVERYONE gets this exact style. So I am not guaranteeing no bioethical or general questions, just that I didnt get any. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/30/2003

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