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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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 your family." Report Response

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

"Why did you enter medicine" Report Response

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

"What would you do if you couldn't do medicine" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you feel about the Supreme Court nominations?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you feel about the Supreme Court nominations?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reading school lit/ reading this website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students are enthusiastic" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There are EIGHT people per anatomy group. I think four is really the max for learning well, and most schools have four. I don't see how you can learn intricate body parts and all get to participate with EIGHT people. My tourguide told me that it saved the anatomy dept. money and even though they paid ahead tuition they got no refund for the decrease in cadavers, weird and yuck..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Cafeteria food is bad, packed my own lunch." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very laid back, Richmond is okay, not cultural paradise but decent. Goodluck finding parking near the school! Prepare to walk up a big hill or pay the parking deck." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

4 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?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/22/2005

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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