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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 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?

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)?

"They asked me to tell them about the pathology of a specific disease that I had seen once in a patient while I was shadowing a doctor, which I mentioned in my personal statement anecdotally. It was stressful, because I hadn't thought too much about the pathology, just the symptoms I had observed." Report Response

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

"I was asked about the politics of health care and what I thought about reform. This is kind of a common question, but it can be tough to answer. Even if you have thought about it a lot, it's hard to give a full and honest answer, without worrying you're going to insult the interviewer's political beliefs." Report Response

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

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

"They asked me about how I might incorporate research into my career, since I have a pretty extensive background in research." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"They asked me the proverbial "Why medicine?" question multiple times, and it was almost as if they were debating my answers each time." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my application and my secondary, mock interviews, read online bios of my interviewers." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school and the facilities are beautiful. The students seem very happy. The professors and staff were all very friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of my interviewers was really stern and made me really nervous, since I had the interview first thing in the morning. But that's just one person..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the campus was all cobblestone. I would have worn flats, so I didn't have trouble walking during the tour." Report Response

What are your general comments?

No Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/04/2010

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?

8 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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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