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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?

1 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 is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family." Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reviewed the interview feedback on this site. Also, I went over my AMCAS and also read articles on www.bioethics.com that related to the questions posted on SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students all seem genuinely happy and interested in promoting a positive image of the school. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Parts of the hospital seem a bit old. The ER is really small. At the same time though, there are parts of the hospital that are brand new. In the end, It didn't bother me too much and really has no impact on my interest in the school. MCV seems like a really great place." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Parking can be bad. I had read this on other interview feedbacks so I just took a shuttle from the hotel, no big deal. I showed up about 30 minutes early just to be safe." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, a really great experiance. VCU/MCV is definately somewhere I could see myself going. My interview was at 10:00AM, before the tour and everything else. There were about ten people in all. The school mentioned that they interview 4 days a week. My interviewer was a fourth year medical student. The whole interview went really well, the interviewer was incredibly nice and well informed about the process. The whole thing was about an hour long and really felt more like a casual conversation than a formal interview. I was asked the typical questions: Why Medicine? How did you choose your undergraduate major? How did you choose you undergraduate college? etc. However, alot of the time was spent talking about what I do in my free time and extracurricular activities. I wasn't asked any bioethics questions, although other people I talked to afterwards mentioned that they had been asked such questions. Afterwards, everyone meets with the Dean, who explains the details of the admissions process and financial aid. This woman is incredibly nice and takes all of the mystery out of the admissions process. After this, two second year medical students took us on a tour of the campus (buildings, hospital, library etc). We ate lunch and talked about the social scene in Richmond. In general, everyone seemed happy and interested in answering all of our questions. The tour is casual, but organized and efficient. Overall, don't worry too much about an interview at VCU/MCV. They don't want you to be nervous, and you will really walk away having learned alot about the school. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/16/2004

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