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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?

8 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)?

"Have you heard of Dr. Kevorkian?" Report Response

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

"What do you think of stem cell research?" Report Response

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

"Why did you give up your career to go into medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Have you read Harry Potter? (No, I'm not joking)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think about the legalization of marijuana?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN feedback, school website, AMCAS, secondary app" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities are up-to-date. Good funding for research activities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Student tour guides were friendly, but didn't seem overly enthusiastic about the school. (They weren't negative about it, either)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Parking was a little tricky due to construction." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewer was a faculty member, but some applicants got an M4 instead. Interview was laid-back and conversational in nature, but the important questions still came out. The presentation by the dean of admissions was very illuminating and I definitely appreciate VCU's efforts to keep people as up-to-date on their status as possible. The tour was led by two semi-enthusiastic students, which colored my perceptions somewhat. Still, I had a positive experience and the school seems to be good." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn Mechanicsburg

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2005

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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