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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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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)?

"What is the greatest ethical challenge facing medicine and how do you propose to overcome it?" Report Response

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

"Why MCV?" Report Response

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

"What do you think the US could do to increase access to medical care?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the greatest challenge facing ER departments? (I've spent a lot of time in the ER and also worked as an EMT)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really, the interview was very laid back and conversational." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this website, visited the MCV website, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were larger and more modern than I expected. The area surrounding the medical center was not nearly so ghetto as I was led to believe. The cost of living is also really low." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Interviewer didn't take any notes during my interview." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interview was really low stress, nothing to worry about." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a morning interview, then an hour and a half to kill. Then the admissions dean talked to us for an hour about how their admissions process works and financial aid. Then I went with two student tour guides to lunch and toured some facilities (classrooms, PICU, library, computer lab). I was done just after 2pm." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/14/2005

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?

6 out of 10

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