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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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 your favorite/least favorite class?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" Report Response

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

"How would you like me to present you to the committee?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your family." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There weren't any." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the feedback on SDN, previous interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The USMLE prep: their USMLE coordinator CUSTOMIZES a study schedule and guide for you. The students score well above average on step 1, and this is why." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I can't think of anything. A lot of people will say the city of Richmond impressed them negatively. Those people shouldn't have bothered to apply to MCV. You don't have to visit Richmond to know something about it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You can get your parking validated. The admissions office may not validate it, but after your interview, go to the desk in the building attached to the parking lot." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"MCV was my 2nd choice going in and still is. I really liked the school. There's a good balance between what you do in the classroom and what you do outside of it. Even though the school has one of the larger class sizes, the students seem very close." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

0-1 hour

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?

12/17/2008

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?

9 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?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None. This is the most transparent application process there is. The interview day was the perfect l" Report Response

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