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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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 think that healthcare for individuals from rural areas differs from care for those in more urban areas?" Report Response

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

"How is healthcare in other countries different from ours?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why might a patient not comply with a treatment?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you deal with a pregnant woman who continues to smoke?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read newspapers and magazines, reviewed the school's website, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"My tour guide! He was phenomenal. The tour guide actually spends a substantial amount of time with the group of interviewees: a tour of the academic grounds is followed by lunch (it's a very nice lunch, believe me) and a tour of the hospital. He was very knowledgeable, and very honest with us about his experiences and opinions (both positive and negative) about the school. There was also a financial aid session (optional) at the end of the day, which was very informative. Both interviewers knew my file very well. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Both of my interviewers. My first interviewer asked very bland questions ("Tell me about your journey") and didn't seem to really pay attention to my answers. My second interviewer seemed to want to antagonize me, and cut me off several times while I was talking. But keep in mind that (at least in my interpretation) they were just looking to see how I would react to a stressful situation; it certainly wasn't malicious." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"When they say that they will make a decision shortly, they mean it: I got in the next day. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview day was well organized. They give you a folder full of information which I found interesting. We spent a good portion of the day just with our tour guide, which was a nice alternative to presentations. The interviews themselves were rather stressful, although I'm sure it depends on which interviewer you're assigned (two interviews, both with faculty members). The day lasted from approximately 11 to 4. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/14/2004

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