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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?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why VCU?" Report Response

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

"N/A" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing really. Was only asked ''Why medicine'' and ''Why VCU'', and the rest of the time we chatted." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the SDN interview feedback, U of Wash ethics website, wikipedia for healthcare stuff" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The VCU match list is actually pretty impressive. Also, the students seemed pretty interested (although they had a huge exam the Friday I interviewed)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Location. Richmond was pretty ghetto." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Richmond is pretty ghetto." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was pretty good. I got there, and the interviewer asked me ''Why medicine, and why VCU''...so after I spent 10 minutes answering that, she asked me if I had any questions (as if the interview was already over)...I started up a discussion about everything from Richmond to US healthcare, and we kept talking for another 30 minutes. No ethical questions whatsoever (VCU is not known for this)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

RIC

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Marriott

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/24/2007

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?

5 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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