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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"Questions about my background.. Family, why I chose undergrad, why I chose medicine, why " Report Response

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

"Describe research, volunteering, etc. " Report Response

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

"Do you read any fiction? Have you read any of the Harry Potter books?? Dr. Brooks loves Harry Potter." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Is there an alcohol problem at your undergrad? How bout a drug problem? What would you say is your strongest muscle (my application is all about weight-lifting)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you know anything about stem cell research?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Other interviews prepared me well for this -- especially EVMS." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I LOVE THE CAMPUS! The dental school, pharm school, nursing school are ALL there so the campus is very lively. VCU basically runs Richmond. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Richmond's tallest building might be New York's shortest building. The area is pretty yet somehow it's the hood." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Mad hoodlums. Even the Radisson is ghetto." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Extremely positive. Didn't know too much about VCU before this but after my visit it's definitely very very high up on my list. My interviewer was like 70+ years old and extremely nice. He was a very good conversationalist and SOMEHOW managed to insert very standard interview questions in in a VERY subtle and casual manner. " 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

RIC

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?

Radisson

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/02/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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