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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"If I hypothetically held a gun to your head, what specialty would you choose?" Report Response

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

"What do you do in your spare time?" Report Response

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

"What are you reading?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are you reading? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What was one patient from your clinical experience that stood out in mind?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this, read over PS and secondary essay." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The diversity and size of the medical complex." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"All the health professions get to use the library (sorry, I'm selfish like that)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it would be really rainy and gross, and that my interviewer would be late and not have time to read my app - it made it a lot less stressful being a basically blind interview." 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

RIC

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/23/2009

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?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"They didn't give an interview packet or nametags or anything. I had nothing but business cards to re" Report Response

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