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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"Tell me about yourself?" Report Response

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

"What are some of your biggest concerns about the direction of medicine?" Report Response

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

"I know the committee will ask, so how would you like me to present your first year grades to the committee? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The questions were specific to my file with one open-ended question about the the state of medicine. I interviewed with a 4th year who was very enthusiastic about the school and about the things I had done. We had a lot in common so the whole inteview was basically a great conversation with occasional questions thrown in." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"About my GPA freshman year- I had a bad semester." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This website, MCV website, and a few med school books about interviews, and brushed up on some ethical issues like growing uninsured population, stem cell research, euthanasia, ect. I did not need to prepare as much as I did." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were very enthusiastic, happy, friendly, open, and non-competitive with one another. Waiting in the reception area I looked through the Med school yearbook. It seems the students are close and have a great sense of humor. The classes seem to be pretty well bonded too. Also apparently the Fan distric just down Broad Street is a beautiful historical area and a great place for Urban professionals and grad students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Parking is a pain, there was a lot of construction. I was worried about the area being rough based on previous posted responses, but its definitely not that bad. Its a typical urban hospital area. Also everyone at the hopsital eats out of meat trucks/vendors on the street. The students were pretty psyched about them though." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The tour guides mentioned that Patch Adams went there, but I'm pretty sure he went to UVA." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall totally relaxed experience, which was a pleasant surprise since it was my first interview. Even the other applicants on the tour were very chill. It is the exact atmosphere I want for med school, it's my first choice." 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?

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?

< $100

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

The Raddisson

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/21/2005

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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