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

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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)?

"What is your opinion on underage drinking at college, have you seen that it affects education?Marijuana usage? How about medical marijuana? Supreme court cases dealing with this? Terri Shavo? Dr. Kevorkian? Uninsured citizens? Illegal aliens using government resources? Politics involved with medicine. Aka every ethical question imaginable" Report Response

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

"What fiction have you read lately? in the last week?" Report Response

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

"Why Virginia" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Have you read Harry Potter?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

" Would you participate in a patient suicide? What is your opinion on embryonic stem cells?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Website, application, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The curriculum schedule is very conducive to doing well and being able to enjoy life every so often" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

" Some of the buildings are starting to fall apart...but there are plans to eventually replace them. -My interviewer said...so you want to go into pediatrics...thats cause you're a woman and women like kids" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interview first, tour, lunch" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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

What airport did you use?

RIC

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/08/2007

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The dean of admissions was incredibly friendly...I know that the interview sounds bad...but he was a" Report Response

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