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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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 story you used in your personal statement?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about the SMEP program. Challenges you expect as a doctor? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Do you have any questions for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Both asked about my " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The 2nd interviewer (faculty) asked me the three questions straight from UVA's secondary. I forgot what I had written. And of course the " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Studied issues, ethics, looked over my AMCAS, school's website, didn't look over my UVA specific essays hard enough apparently..." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The medical student interview was awesome! She was really interested in learning about me! Was a very fast 20 mins or so! Time flew because it was fun. The second interviewer was more traditional, question and then my answer." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I wish both my interviewers could have been as outgoing and fun and laid-back as the first one.... but all in all it wasn't that bad. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I toured with 5 other people. Just great people, I was expecting other applicants to be robots or non-humans. Haha, these other guys that UVA brought in to interview were the kind you want as your classmates. So my big advice... take the tour BEFORE your interviews. I loosened up so much after walking around, chatting and having lunch with the other prospies. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was really great. Great first-interview experience. Travel sucked for me, my flight was cancelled and had to spend the night in Atlanta (major hub Charlottesville airport connects to). Other than that, they really wanted us to come! Not a school to go to if you want to compete, there is NO competition at this school, and for that it is one of my top choices. " 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

CHO

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/11/2006

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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