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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?

40 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)?

"What field of medicine would I pursue? Primary care? (be open to discover other areas of interest in school)" Report Response

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

"How do I like my current job? Why the change to medicine?" Report Response

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

"Politics and healthcare... is politics too involved? (my interviewer seemed to think so, and I also agree) More of an opinion question than testing knowledge." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Have you read Harry Potter? (I think it's a question that only this particular doctor asks b/c he loves the books)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your opinion of euthanasia? (It is legal in Oregon)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, went over my application, essays, normal interview questions I might be asked." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students who were very friendly and seem to enjoy themselves" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of the facilities are older but that shouldn't have a major influence on your visit" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I interviewed with a surgeon who is one of the top surgeons to have practiced at MCV. He started the cardiothoracic surgery division at MCV... I thankfully didn't know this until after the interview. It was definitely more of a conversation and verifying parts of my application. Only 1 or 2 ethical questions.." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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?

9 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?

10 out of 10

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