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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

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 yourself." Report Response

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

"Why VCU?" Report Response

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

"What's the latest book you read?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"When asked whether they would choose a career in medicine again, 40% of physicians said no. Why do you think that is?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What does the term "cultural diversity" mean to you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read through website and looked over specific outreach programs that were of interest to me." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff in the admissions office were so accommodating. They went out of their way to make sure we weren't stressed." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location of the campus. Not really anything they can do about that." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How spread out the campus was...lots of walking. I would have worn more comfortable shoes or at least brought a more comfortable pair." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was interviewed by a fourth year medical student. They have full voting privileges on the admissions committee and I think that it demonstrates the school's faith in their students." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/18/2008

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

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

6 out of 10

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