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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?

2 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)?

"General questions about my application and course work as an undergrad. Along with these questions went the question about what I want/expect out of a medical school." Report Response

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

"Do I believe that alcoholism and drug addictions are medical diseases? " Report Response

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

"The only ethical/hypothetical question I was asked: You are working in the ER and a gentleman who has been in a serious car accident arrives with severe bleeding. You are able to stop some of the bleeding but not all of it, and the patient's blood pressure is dropping. You realize that in order for him to survive, you will need to order a blood transfusion. However, his chart says he wants no blood or blood products of any kind because of his religious beliefs. The patient is unconscious and there are no family members around. What do you do? (For questions like these, keep in mind the patient's wishes, and any legal repercussions of acting contrary to a patient's desires)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do I want out of a medical school? (Both interviewers asked this question)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do I believe that alcoholism and drug addictions are medical diseases? (This question related to my experience as an addictions counselor)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the SDN and the school's website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The atmosphere at UVa was open and welcoming. The interviews were more like conversations, where the admission committee members seemed genuinely interested in getting to know me. The students who gave the tour (there were 3 of them) were enthusiastic about the school, and provided a lot of useful information. Lunch was awesome!! The campus is quite beautiful. I was impressed by the faculty's desire to get to know each student, and to have some sort of involvment in their education. Rent doesn't look too bad. Very thorough financial aid presentation." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"What a great school UVa is! I'd heard mixed reviews. The students definitely seem to enjoy it!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview day starts about 11, and I interviewed with only 4 other students. The atmosphere was comfortable and friendly. You attend an admissions session first, followed by a superb lunch (no box lunches here!) and a fantastic tour. Interviews are scheduled in half hour blocks, starting about 1:30 and going until 3 or 3:30. Then an optional financial aid presentation at 3:30 (this is definitely worth going to!). You're done about 4:15." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/20/2004

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