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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Have you ever read Harry Potter?" Report Response

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

"Binge drinking on college campus, medical marijuana, assisted suicide etc. We got into some deep stuff. KNOW YOUR APPLICATION!! " Report Response

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

"Why medicine etc, what do you do to relax, etc. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Have you read the Harry Potter books?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Stem-cell research, medicinal marijuana, assisted suicide etc. Lots of this stuff. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, website, students, other materials." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The large amount of clinical experience you get right there on campus. They have tremendous opportunities via the many hospitals located in or around the campus. The faculty/students were really nice and willing to answer any questions. My interviewer was great, he broke the ice with some Harry Potter questions and we went from there. Richmond wasn't that bad, high murder/crime rate but what do you expect from a larger city. The hospitals are beautiful and I would consider myself lucky to attend there. They have a really high USMLE pass rate. Great school all around. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cost for out-of-staters (budget around $60,000). Ouch. But I think it would be worth it in the end. Didn't get to see the anatomy lab, but that is understandable. Parking, could be crazy. It takes them FOREVER to get back to you about their decision and once they make their decision about you and your file (about 1 week after you interview) it (your rating)is set in stone and cannot be changed by sending in updates (grades, progress rep.) etc. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Patch Adams attended VCU. The confederate white house is on the VCU campus. Lots of cool history to learn about. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I really enjoyed my stay in Richmond and VCU. The city really isn't that bad and the school is beautiful. It has some bad things about it but what school doesn't? My interviewer was great. He was a old school doc. and we had a great conversation. Our student guides were great and very informative and they were able to answer all of my many questions. I hope the news is good in two months, we'll just have to wait and see. Good times. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

RIC

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/12/2005

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

10 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?

10 out of 10

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