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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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 changes do you think need to be made in health care? Do you know which states have implemented individual mandates? What are the problems with these mandates? " Report Response

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

"What would you do if you didn't get into medical school? " Report Response

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

"What specialties are you interested in? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe a time when you felt in over your head. How did you deal with that? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How did you feel when you didn't get into medical school the first time around? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"VCU website, reviewed primary" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"students seemed very happy, faculty and staff very friendly and approachable, urban location, lots of facilities, SIM lab was nice, short days (4 hours lecture/day), personalized study plans for Step I, good match rates" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Library was loud and closes early, concerned about where to study. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Long tour, lots of walking!" 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?

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?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

BWI

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/24/2009

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

7 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?

6 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?

10 out of 10

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