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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?

4 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?

45 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)?

"Other than the experience described in your AMCAS essay, what has been the most important volunteer experience in your life? " Report Response

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

"What was it like to return to the US after living abroad? How has it changed you? " Report Response

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

"Why are you interested in attending VCU and living in Richmond?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was it like to transition in between volunteer work in underserved areas and high-end retail shops? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really, but I always hate this one "Tell me about yourself..."" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school's website (curriculum, history, facts, etc), a lot of thinking, mock interview (long time ago)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewer really wanted to get to know me, he seemed to want to be my advocate" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The student tour guides - yes, they loved the school and were enthusiastic, however, they were 2nd years and knew NOTHING about rotations, clerkships, etc and did not seem to care about finishing the tour on time for my 2 pm interview (neither wore a watch...)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Incredible online network for students and faculty, online syllabus/course notes, great facilities (multiple), new cancer center" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I enjoyed the day. My interview was casual and interesting. It mostly consisted of open-ended, conversational questions, no medical ethics/healthcare questions at all. I did get a little stressed out with timing, so I do suggest that you make your interview appointment for the morning if you can (get it over with). Be careful in certain parts of downtown Richmond! Stay downtown, not near the airport. Have fun and ask tons of questions. They are there to help you out as well. Oh yah...girls, wear comfortable shoes -- walking tour! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

RIC

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?

Linden Row Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/04/2005

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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