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  • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Richmond
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"How did you end up at XYZ University" Report Response

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

"What did you gain most from your clinical experiences" Report Response

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

"What was the defining moment in your life that made you know that medicine was the right career for you" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you describe your value system?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Based on the genomics project you did (in high school), how do you think that advancements such as these will affect the future of medicine." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, other interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"A lot of the buildings were very nice, rent in Richmond is cheap, school has opportunity for students to do 3rd & 4th year in Northern VA" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cost of tuition (kinda offsets the low rent) for out-of-staters, the lack of underrepresented minorities and the unwillingness of the students to comment on this issue" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That lunch wasn't until almost 1 pm" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, the day went pretty good. The interview was very stress free once I was actually taken back (my interviewer got called to surgery so they had to find a replacement.) We met with the Dean of Admissions who broke down the assessment process, which was informative, but kind of intimidating. The tour was okay, but seemed almost rushed. Overall, I enjoyed the experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/06/2004

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