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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?

9 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 most difficult situation you were put in during a patient interaction?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Are there any weaknesses in your file that you would want to explain to the admissions committee?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I said I enjoyed googling strange/interesting facts and she asked me what is the most interesting answer/thing you have found on line. I blanked for a second but talked about looking up stuff on Sicko and the other side of the issue..I wish I had remembered some of the cooler/more interesting stuff I have learned." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explaining any weaknesses in your application." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed file, looked at website, talked to M1's, read SDN's interview feedback, looked over current public health and medical ethics issues, went over answers in my head, asked friends/family what they thought were my best qualities =D" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of the administration and admissions office. The emphasis on being your "home away from home" while you are a medical student." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The admissions office is one of the friendliest ones that I have come across. There is no need to overly freak out, they are there to help you have a relaxing experience. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It's really relaxed and easy going. The interviewer just wants to get to know you so they can vouch for you to the admissions committee. Just be yourself and know yourself. Be able to relate traits you want them to be aware of with stories/anecdotes. Don't just say I'm a good person, tell them why! =D Good luck!" 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?

4-6 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?

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?

02/15/2008

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?

7 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?

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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"N/A" Report Response

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