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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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 yourself. What was your high school like? How did you choose your college? How did you choose your major? Last book read. What do you do for fun?" Report Response

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

"What are problems facing the health care system today? Tell me about your research experiences. Tell me about your clinical experiences." Report Response

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

"Why VCU? What will you add to VCU? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Have I ever dealt with the long term care of any critically ill patients?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"U of W bioethics, health care topics online. AMCAS and 2ndary." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"facilities, faculty." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"students were not particularly friendly (except for the tour guides who were great)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"between 11 am and 2 pm we had meetings / tours. some students interviewed before 11 others interviewed after 2. Interviewing after 2 meant you had already seen the school, talked to students, etc. I think it was quite helpful." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interview itself was very laid back. Interviewer was friendly. Asked simple, straight forward questions. Everyone who interviewed that day seemed to have a v. positive, stress-free experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/25/2006

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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