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  • Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Roanoke
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

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?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

10

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)?

"Signed non-disclosure agreement. Multiple Mini-interview (MMI) format. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_mini_interview) (Also, search "multiple mini interview" in PubMed for published articles and lists of sample questions.)" Report Response

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

"In addition to the MMI, there is a traditional, open-file, one-on-one interview with a member of the admissions committee. He/she asks typical questions about data from your primary and secondary applications." Report Response

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

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

No Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read all I could about MMI format and sample questions. I carefully read US Health Care Reform, Medicare, and Medical Ethics articles on Wikipedia. These helped tremendously. I also found that researching the medical school, Carilion Hospital system, and the surrounding area helped me to better appreciate the experience and help me imagine living there." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nearly everything: the interview process was both personal and professional. The faculty and students are clearly dedicated and passionate workers. The structure of the interview experience allowed the interviewees to get to know one another, the school, and the neighborhood well. Everything has been planned and purposely designed for student success - because there aren't any laurels to rest upon here (unlike the big Ivys who couldn't care less if TAs taught oversized classes) - they have shown commitment to each individual." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

No Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How much I would like it!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"New medical schools, in general, are a breed apart. It's natural to be cautious and wary of a yet "unproven" school, but consider that millions of dollars and decades of research have gone into forming the most modern undergraduate medical educational experience yet. Established schools in the upper echelons of US News & World Report Rankings aren't ranked on the happiness of their students either. In a positive environment that fosters imaginative thinking and learning, tomorrow's leaders might come from a place you didn't know the name of yesterday." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

Roanoke Regional Airport

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Cambria Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/25/2010

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 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?

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?

No Response

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