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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?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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 a book you've read? And before that?" Report Response

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

"Are you ready to make the move from NYC to Richmond?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your best friend." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"none really" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Are you ready to make the switch from NYC to Richmond, Virginia? Yes, I know you're supposed to make it seem like they're your 1st choice. But still. It's hard to lie. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read about the school, SDN, practiced with friends" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are great. The immediate area surrounding the school has a nice urban bustle which I liked a lot. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It's in Richmond...and I'm from NYC. My interviewer even warned me that although the academic area tends to be more open- minded, Richmond in general tends to be very conservative. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The school was great and it was a great day overall. I'm glad I made the trip down to visit the school. I thought it would be a waste of my time, but it wasn't." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Before I started, my interviewer said that she was there to be my advocate which made me feel realyl comfortable for the rest of the interview. I think the VCU interview style is to send people to be your supporters, so it's really low stress. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Train or subway

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Virginia Commonwealth Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/24/2005

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?

7 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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