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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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)?

"end of life issues" Report Response

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

"stem cell debate" Report Response

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

"harry potter" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you read Harry Potter? I didn't but I've been muscled by friends, family, and now a renowned cardiothoracic surgeon to read the series, and so now I will likely read it." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing difficult. Very relaxed conversation." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"website, SDN, few articles on stem-cell research" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was impressed by how relaxed the students were, and how relaxed the interview was. My interviewer was a very nice guy and I was happy that he took the time to carefully read my application and address issues that pertained to it. I'm also encouraged by the fact that everybody can do well if they work hard, and that the grading system is fair. Also, MCV/VCU has a prominent head injury ctr, and the largest ER in the state (for all you potential ER docs!) Also, I like the fact that the hospital is right across from the medical school. They're also building a new anatomy lab and a recreational facility. Oh, and rent in Richmond is cheap!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Richmond isn't a bustling metropolis, so it would take some getting used to. Oh, and finding a cab wasn't easy, but this doesn't have anything to do with the school. Regarding the school, I was a little sad that we didn't get to see the anatomy lab." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known that it was going to be hot." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great day! It was a rather long tour, but we had a chance to see where we would have classes, and what the hospital looked like. The people were nice, from the admissions staff to the interviewer to the med student tour guides. It seems like all the children's hospitals in VA are sponsored by Food Lion grocery stores." 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

RIC

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Quality Inn

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/18/2005

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

9 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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