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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?

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)?

"Do you read? What are you reading right now? Have you read Harry Potter (which is weird because he isn't a fan and he hasn't read it himself." Report Response

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

"Why would you want to come out from California to go to school in Richmond?" Report Response

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

"What qualities do you possess that would make you a good Dr." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was your gpa in high school? SAT's? WHat were you ranked in your high school class? (who remembers that stuff?)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are you willing to give up to go to medical school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"There are actually cool parts of Richmond. I heard a number of bad things, but after having a few days to explore, I liked it more than I thought I would. The students that I spoke to really love their school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There are clearly ''two faces'' to Richmond. The city seems very racially divided." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Richmond is considered the South." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There was very little lag time which was nice. Started with an interview, then a meeting with financial aide and dean and then a very comprehensive tour and lunch with med students. My interviewer was unique. He was a long time faculty member and was relatively laid back, but also had 4 pages of questions that he asked me." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

Train or subway

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

$401-$500

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 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?

11/27/2007

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

4 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

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