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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?

2 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?

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)?

"Tell me about your research experience." Report Response

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

"Do you know what specialty you want to go in to? Why that one?" Report Response

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

"Several questions about my graduate degree (types of courses, GPA, etc)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who's the governor of your state? Who are the senators? (apparently he asked the interviewee after me the same questions)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as most interesting. He also asked something about why I think I'd make a good doctor." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN feedback, looked at their website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were actually extremely nice and new." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I'm just not a fan of the big scary city, and VCU is right in the middle of exactly that." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That VCU was in the middle of the city, that there were only 11 interviewees, that VCU's class size was so large. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was the first person to show up for the early morning interviews. John in the admissions office was extremely nice, and I was impressed by how laid-back everyone was. I was walked to where my interview was (down the street) and had a nice conversation with my interviewer. He asked very routine questions, except for the ones mentioned already. He also seemed very interested in trying to find out if I really wanted to be in Richmond, as it's far from my home state. He reacted well to my answers and I felt that I did well based on his reactions. The tour was conducted by two students and is normal as far as school tours go. I was impressed by how new or updated all of their facilities are. The cafeteria is really nice, and it is provided (they don't mention this on the interview schedule). The other interviewees were nice and we had a lot of fun, so I think VCU picks good kids to interview and ultimately accept. There was a lot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes. The tour was over an hour long." 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?

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?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

RIC

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

3 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

America's Best Value Airport Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/23/2007

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?

6 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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