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  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Charlottesville
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

6

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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"What can you tell me about bioethics? For example, what are your thoughts on stem cell research?" Report Response

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

"Talk about your clinical experience. Not so much a question, but a vehicle for them to get to know what you got from your clinical experience." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"There were a few that were asked that were interesting. Most were drawn from my research experience. 1. What factors do you think have contributed to the increase in diagnosis of ADD in the past 30 years? 2. What do you think about a link between mercury and autism?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Which do you think would be a more lipophilic compound: ethylmercury or methylmercury?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, interview questions, reading my AMCAS essays, reviewing research." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Research and clinical facilities. Lots of outdoors stuff to do. People seemed friendly and happy." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"For a small town, Charlottesville has a TON of traffic. For those of you who prefer "big city life", I would not recommend it. Charlottesville is not incredibly diverse, and besides from the stuff from Thomas Jefferson, there's not a lot of culture. There are some bars and good restaurants, but besides that, there's not a lot of night life. I don't need any of the aforementioned stuff though, so I was happy there." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Traffic was bad for being a small town." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Research and medical programs were top notch. Interviews were low stress and conversational. Place is great if you don't want to live in a big city." 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

CHO

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?

Red Roof Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/10/2005

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?

10 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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