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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?

5 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 you tell a parent of one of your students if you suspected they had an eatind disorder. (I've done a lot of work in eating disorders and I coach gymnastics)" Report Response

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

"Why an MD and not a PhD in clinical psych?" Report Response

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

"What do you feel is the weakest park of your app, and how would you explain it?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are your values?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really, it was mostly just stuff about my file and extracurriculars." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, VCU website, looked over my app" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I enjoyed the Richmond area, everyone from the school (students, admissions office staff,) was very friendly. Living in Richmond is very affordable compared to California." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"High cost of out of state tuition." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It didn't affect me, but be aware that parking around campus can be difficult." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Totally non-stressful. I interviewed with an MD-PhD student, so he wasn't intimidating at all. Questions were mostly about my file and work I had done, no ethics questions. Dr. Heldberg was amazingly nice and funny during her session. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

IAD

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?

Best Western on W. Broad

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

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?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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