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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

How you think you did?

10 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)?

"When did you develop and interest in medicine?" Report Response

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

"If I asked some of your friends and family "What is this guy's Achilles' heel?" what would they say?" Report Response

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

"What do you think about the current state of healthcare in the US?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"More questions: What medical experience impacted you the most? What will you do if you don't get accepted this year? What do you like to do when you have some free time?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you say to a co-worker who is a close friend if you noticed a lot of recent heavy drinking? What would you say to a patient who presented with a hx of chronic alcohol abuse?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed AMCAS/supplemental apps. Read Jeremiah Fleenor's book, The Medical School Interview: Secrets and a System for Success (and I highly recommend it). Read recent articles about healthcare. Reviewed biomedical ethics notes from undergrad. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The atmosphere was very comfortable and relaxed. The interview had a natural, conversational flow. Staff/students were very friendly and helpful." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour could have been more organized and informative. There are better food options available than the hospital cafeteria for lunch. The food is not bad, but I am a current science grad student at MCV, so I guess I'm being judgmental." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"No surprises." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview at MCV was very relaxed, and the interviewer was very friendly. There is no reason to be nervous at this interview. If you get an interview at MCV, you have a 50/50 chance of getting accepted." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Other

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

i walked

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

my apartment in shockoe

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/01/2009

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 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?

10 out of 10

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