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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?

6 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)?

"Tell me a time where you were over yourself, meaning you were in a situation you could not control." Report Response

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

"Do you know what is going on with the current health care reform? What do you think of it?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you know what is going on with the current health care reform? What do you think of it?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me a time where you were over yourself, meaning you were in a situation you could not control." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website, virtual tour, practiced in front of a mirror" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I loved my student hosts. I came into the apartment and there were a whole group of M2 students just enjoying dinner. They were very welcoming and gave me lots of advice. We had ice cream and watched movies. Very relaxing before an interview. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of the interviewees I've met at my interview date made some comments that offended me. But nothing bad about the interviewers and the interview process. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the Amtrak is much slower than driving a car." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I'd highly recommend the student host program. Tour guides were also extremely helpful. I didn't know that the White House of the Confederacy was on the VCU medical campus." 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/19/2009

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?

6 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Maybe interview packets?" Report Response

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