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  • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Richmond
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

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?

7 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)?

"What was the lastest fiction you read?" Report Response

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

"Who would you want to meet, living/dead, if you could talk to anyone, and why? " Report Response

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

"What do you think about the SOLs (Standards of Learning, benchmarks used in Virginia public schools)?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Would you participate in physician-assisted suicide?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"see above. There were a barrage of ethical questions, stem cells, medical marijuana, undergraduate alcohol abuse..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN feedback, school website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities and people. Completely awesome visit, very laidback atmosphere, lots of places to study, eat, use computers. Thoughtful touches like free photocopying and being allowed to eat in the library. Schedule is 8-12 most days. Our guides were both M-4, so they were basically able to tell us anything and everything we wanted to know. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The area surrounding the hospital is pretty rundown and generally pathetic, though you absolutely get your chance to serve the underserved." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Bring CASH for parking. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Basically went through my file and asked me specifics about it, and asked a bunch of random ethical/getting to know you questions." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2007

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?

5 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

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