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  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Charlottesville
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What would you do if you did not become a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about an experience you've had in a health care setting that's shown you a challenge that medical professionals face." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"(I mentioned that I had been with a patient who had died while I was there) What was it like, watching someone die for the first time? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Interviewer: So, why are we having this interview? Student: Do you mean in the sense of, "What activities and schoolwork did I do to make it here?" or "Why do I want to come to medical school?" Interviewer: "Why do you want to take care of sick people for the rest of your life?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read AMCAS, secondary. Read information about the medical school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The location and affordability of the school, the quality of the program, the quality of life in Charlottesville." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it's good to print out and save secondary applications, since some of them are inaccessible after you turn them in. Also, for girls, the tour involves quite a bit of walking, so comfortable shoes are an important consideration. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Never a bad idea to head over to this website, hosted by AMSA, to see rankings of the schools and frank comments by students who attend school there. http://www.amsa.org/premed/medsurvey/" 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Richmond, VA (RIC)

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Cavalier Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2008

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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