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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?

1 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?

45 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)?

"I noticed that you got a B- in cell bio, which is inconsistent with the rest of your record. Would you like to explain that?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about research that you were involved in." Report Response

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

"What made you change your major from music to anthropology?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think that patients of different ethnic backgrounds also have differences in the quality of medical care that they recieve?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you think that anthropology fits into medicine?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"website, mostly didn't prepare and just relied on being myself" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"facilities seemed nice, the students all seemed very happy, they have a cool Egyptian building for first years" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There's not much to do immediately around the school. To get to cooler areas of Richmond you need to have access to a car or use public transportation." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"VCU is right by the financial district so there wasn't anything really for me to do within walking range the night before the interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This interviewer definitely grilled me a little more than any of the others I've met, but he wasn't unreasonable. I appreciated that he was persistent and seemed to really want to know about my thoughts and opinions. Overall, it was really just a good and relaxed conversation." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

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?

Commonwealth Park Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/21/2006

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?

7 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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