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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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)?

"What would have made you comply with your doctor's orders better?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to leave your current job and go into medicine. (I already have an MBA and have been working for 8 years)." Report Response

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

"What do you like about MCV/VCU?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would have made you cared more about your illness when you were 14. (I was diagnosed with IBD at 14 and didn't comply with doctors orders. I discussed this in my AMCAS essay.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I wasn't asked any overly difficult questions. I'm a non-traditional applicant (graduated college in 1994) so we really discussed my professional career and why the change to medicine now." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my AMCAS, secondary and SDN Web site. Did mock interviews with friends." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"MCV staff and students were very friendly helpfull people. Tour guides have liked their experience so far. The hospital is quite large and very nice. Seems like a great place for 3rd and 4th year rotations. A new cancer center is being built as well." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing in particular. Richmond is a half-way decent city, but I'm from Boston so it would be a change for me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wasn't surprised about anything. Most everything is explained on the MCV Web site or on this Web site." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a very laid-back, conversational interview. The interviewer and I shared many similar interests. She was a family practice doctor and I want to do either primary care or family medicine so the discussion flowed very naturally." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

RIC

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/10/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

7 out of 10

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