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  • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Richmond
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What was the last book you have read?" Report Response

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

"What would you say are your strength/Weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"Would you consider doing research or teaching once you get your MD?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Asked me about a book I had recently read. Talked about my background, living in another country during a Civil War. What inspired me to become a doctor. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were difficult, no ethical questions (I was expecting those). Asked how we can get doctors to practice in rural areas in need of physicians. Another person being interviewed was asked to make a decision regarding a heart transplant between a convicted felon or a 42 year old mother. After she gave her response the interviewer changed the question and asked if the answer would still be the same if you knew the mother was abusing her children. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN Website, NIH website, VCU homepage." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendly students. Facilities are nice. Richmond is not as bad as some of these reviews make it out to be. It is pretty quiet on Weekends. It has some industrial facilities mixed in with old historical architecture. The school is right by the state capital, the Virginia Supreme Court." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not enough people in the area, but I'm a New Yorker." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, I was prepared." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was interviewed by a doctor of family medicine. It felt like a conversation and she immediately put me at ease. Review your application before you go. We talked about books I have recently read, my research experience, volunteering in a cancer hospital." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

Train or subway

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


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Commonwealth Park Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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