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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"What is the one thing that needs to be done in health care reform to best improve health in the population? " Report Response

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

"Why UVA?" Report Response

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

"Elaborate on your shadowing experience. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you see yourself working to study culture's effects on health? What approach will you take? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you do if a hospital administrator was getting on you for having a smaller patient load than other doctors (because this would reduce profitability for the clinic)? **the hardest part was that this question was repeated THREE TIMES in succession and each time I had to come up with a new answer**" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read 31 questions about UVA, reviewed my secondary application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the beautiful campus, super yummy lunch, very warm and friendly staff, admissions officers, doctors, students" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing really, just there was no tour of lecture halls, anatomy labs, very little shown within the medical center - I would've liked to see all that to get a better sense of the school" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wore flats, but just as a warning, it's hilly, WEAR FLATS" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"very cool people, great atmosphere, top notch school and hospital, just overall a great school (like there was any doubt that UVA is a great school)" 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

BWI

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/01/2009

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 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?

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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Having a more extensive tour of the hospital would have been great...UVA has such an impressive medi" Report Response

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