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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why VCU?" Report Response

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

"Talk about a stressful situation and you've learned from it." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Talk about a person that was particularly hard to deal with and how you learned from it." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Talk about a person that was particularly hard to deal with and how you learned from it." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"AMCAS review, answered SDN interview prep questions, and practiced with a friend." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students, faculty, and staff seemed extremely happy there and went out of their way to inform me about the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Richmond (especially outside downtown) didn't seem to have much to offer for someone in their 20s" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Most people chose the morning interview slot rather than the afternoon" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school with resources for everything a med student could ask for!" 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

RIC

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?

09/22/2011

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Give an interview day schedule a few days in advance" Report Response

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