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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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)?

"When did you receive your medical school epiphany? " Report Response

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

"Who has been your best teacher in college?" Report Response

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

"UVA has a large, intimidating premedical environment. Did you find it hard to interact with your professors? Do you think it will be like that in medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you think John Kerry is going to fund the health care plan currently received by congressmen for all Americans? I told him I had no clue-he said that was a fine answer because he didn't know either." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There really wasn't a difficult question. I did get one ethical situation: 3 year old child arrives dead at the ER and the staff attempts to revive him but fails. The first year intern jumps in and practices intubating on the deceased child while the parents are in the waiting room. They have no clue what's going on, they think the staff is still trying to "save" their baby. My interviewer asked me what I thought and, in the end, told me there was no real answer. I think he was just trying to see if I could understand both sides of the issue. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my primary and secondary. I go to UVA undergrad so I didn't really need to learn more about the medical school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I could not believe how low-key both interviews were. It may have been because it's kind of early in the interview season." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I was expecting to have one faculty interviewer and one fourth year medical student. It turns out that I was interviewed by two faculty members but, like I said, they were both great." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Relax and be yourself. UVA gives it's decisions relatively quick after interviews so you won't wait long. Don't worry about asking quesitons during the interview for the sake of sounding like you are interested. They give you a ton of information on interview day, including a "31 questions I wished I had asked" packet. I told both interviewers that I had questions before I interviewed but the medical student tour guide and the packet answered them all. The admissions committee actually works on the packet so they liked that the packet answered all my questions, made them feel like they did a good job. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/14/2004

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