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  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Charlottesville
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"I'm completely paraphrasing these questions, because I don't quite remember them. Do you have anything else you would like me to know about you? " Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"What are your hobbies? But like I said, most of the questions are specific to your own experiences." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"It's been awhile, but all the questions were very specific to my application. I wasn't really asked too many general questions. I guess why my one of my MCAT sections scores was so low in the first place." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There weren't any difficult questions. Although there was an activity I had listed on my application that had nothing to do with the medical field that I was asked about, and I was surprised that he had asked about it because nobody in previous interviews had ever cared about the non-medical aspects of my application. But it was a very conversational question. Asking what I liked about the teaching, and I had never thought about it consciously before, but it was a fun question." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read up on the generals of health care (wasn't asked any questions about health care), reviewed my amcas and uva applications, and my prepared questions and answers I had made up beforehand. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The sincerity of my interviewers. They weren't trying to make me nervous at all, but genuinely wanted to know about me. I love UVA in general though, the location, the community, the environment, and the people." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Do not eat a brie and ham sandwich at Cville coffee for dinner the day before your interview. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I discovered I had food poisoning the night before my interview, and ended up throwing up the majority of the night. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I enjoyed it a lot. I felt that they had a real glimpse of me by the end of the interview, and the whole interview was very conversational, which was natural. My interviewers were genuinely sincere people as well." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/07/2008

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 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?

4 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The admissions office was great, I can't ask for any better. Although it was a little nerve wrackin" Report Response

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