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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"What would your friends say are your 3 greatest strengths and your 3 greatest weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"Describe your research experience." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you think the government can encourage doctors to practice in rural states?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were really diffifult" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my AMCAS and secondary application, read reviews on this site, and read several articles on various topics in medicine (ei. stem cell research, drug testing safety, AIDS figures, Medicare, ect...)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The people were very friendly, including my interviewer. I expressed an interest in pediatrics through my essays so they matched me with a pediatric emergency room physician. Also, the medical students who gave me the tour were really helpful and friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interview was at the end of the day, after the tour, so I was rushed to finish the tour and make it back to the admissions office in time for my interview. It was really negative, just made the experience slightly more stressful at first." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They're doing a lot of renovating of the facilities. They have a new pediatric ICU and several other buildings are being redone. It gave the impression that the school is trying to improve itself." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a great experience. The academic reputation of the school might not be up there, but the faculty and students make up for that." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/03/2005

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