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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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)?

"Describe a challenge you encountered." Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, talked to someone familiar with medical ethics issues, read over my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The public transportation system. The students have an online bulletin board that they use for all communication, both related to their coursework and to social activities. They seem very close-knit and inclusive. The testing schedule is set up so that blocks end usually before weekends and always before vacations (Thanksgiving, winter break) so there is nothing to study for over the breaks. Also, the tests are in a format that is similar to the usmle step 1, and that seems like a sensible way to help students prepare for the exam. Lecture notes are given to the students before each block." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"MCV is in a part of Richmond that is practically deserted on weekends. On the positive side, though, you can live away from the MCV campus in an area called "the fan" that seems to be a popular place for students to live (including undergrads from the VCU main campus), and still be able to take public transportation to MCV." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The cost of attending the school. Also, my interviewer had not read my file before the interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was very conversational. I was encouraged to ask any questions I had about the school, and any other questions about being a student there. We talked a lot about student life at VCU, considering it was partly an interview so he could get to know me. My interviewer said he was impressed with the level of maturity of the students at VCU." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2004

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