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  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Charlottesville
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No Response

What was the stress level of the interview?

No Response

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"Explain your research award." Report Response

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

"Which part of your application do you want me to stress to the admissions committee?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about the scientific journal you started in your university." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"We discussed the differences between diagnosis using advanced radiological instruments vs. physical exams." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read a lot of books (esp. books by Atul Gawande) and Sicko by Jonathon Cohn. I also went through my primary and secondary application and practiced on a video camera a few times. None of it was strictly necessary." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The collegial atmosphere, the new infrastructure for the class of 2014, the eco-friendliness of the school, the opportunities for community services, and the opportunities for study abroads." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The difficulty to get to Charlottesville even though they say it's easy. If you have a significant other in New York or Boston, it won't be very cheap to meet them too often." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How friendly UVa is! Also, the university claims that its patient base is quite diverse. C'ville is a refugee site so you're likely to meet patients from all over the world despite the remote location of the med school. Also, because the hospital is the only tertiary medical centre and level 1 trauma centre in the region, it services areas as distant as Northern Tennessee." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I think it's a brilliant school to go to. Definitely consider going. Everyone seemed happy and eager about the school, the new infrastructure, and the new curriculum. They're focused on making med school more enjoyable and moving away from the lecture format. I saw a lot of negative comments in the interview feedback, but I think they're decidedly misguided." 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?

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?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

Charlottesville

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

University area holiday inn.

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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?

4 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Stay as friendly as you are now!" Report Response

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