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  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Charlottesville
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?

30 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)?

"How do you handle stress?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go to UVA?" Report Response

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

"Who will you route for during football games? (Undergrad was a rival)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I work for a campus Safe-Ride at my undergraduate school and I was asked how we handled very drunk passengers." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you handle stress?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read my secondary, and reviewed their website. I had also read books on ethics and the medical system, and I was prepared to answer the standard interview questions (most of which were NOT asked)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The student tourguide was a 4th year and you could tell that she really loved the school. During the tour we walked in on a group of med students wishing one of the retiring teachers fairwell, and they were all happy. The whole school seems very friendly and comfortable. They also promise to give you a response in under two weeks!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of the facilities were not so nice. The actually school building looks very old and sort of dreary." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I knew that the interviews would be so laid back. This was my first interview and I was really nervous, but walking around and getting to know the other interviewees and even interviewing was really fun." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Six people were given lunch and a tour on the day I interviewed. There were 3 interviewers, 2 MD's and 1 student. Everyone had two half an hour interviews, either both with MD's or on with the student and one with an MD. The entire interview section took about two hours. It's open file and both interviewers read my file and made intelligent and relevant questions." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/10/2003

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