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  • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Richmond
Individual Feedback 5 271 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 226
Negatively 22
No change 19

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.64 264

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.88 206

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.25 177

0 = low, 10 = high

Was this interview in-person or virtual?

No responses

Questions

How long was the interview?

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5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 2
30 minutes 4
35 minutes 4
40 minutes 11
45 minutes 36
50 minutes 44
55 minutes 3
60+ minutes 164

Where did the interview take place?

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At the school 261
At a regional location 1
At another location 5

What was the style of the interview?

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One-on-one 264
In a group 3

What type of interview was it?

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Open file 244
Closed file 19

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.38 268

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell us about a challenging time that affected you and others" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Traditional" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Traditional interview question" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"MMI scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""Did anyone discourage you from pursuing medicine?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a time you were challenged" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to go to school here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a time that you had difficulty working with someone on a team." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a situation where you had difficulty working with a group and how you handled it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Discuss a time when you had to work with someone you disliked." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you react if you were in a group and someone wasn't pulling their weight?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"talk about a time when you helped someone in a crisis" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself. (This was asked very conversationally.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What type of models do you use to study cancer (I'm a Research Technician at MGH)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How have you resolved group conflict in the past?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a time when you worked with a teammate that you intensely disliked." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself (first question...)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you choose which school you accept admissions to?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the biggest problem with US healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was a big mistake you made?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with a cancer patient who wants to refuse treatment?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a situation involving interacting with a culture different from your own." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There are over 100 medical schools in the country. Describe to me how you narrowed down to VCU as one of your choices." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When did you develop and interest in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you even consult your undergraduate medical advising office to see if you were a reasonable candidate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I hypothetically held a gun to your head, what specialty would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of healthcare reform?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So you went to (Undergraduate College). Why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's your opinion on what is being done with Health Care now?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you had any teaching experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What changes do you think need to be made in health care? Do you know which states have implemented individual mandates? What are the problems with these mandates? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So you've told me the problems in healthcare, and what you should do to fix it, but HOW would you go about doing so?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you see yourself in a career as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your favorite/least favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you deal with cultural differences between you and your patient?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you define leadership?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about the current healthcare system in America? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Detailed overview of extra-curricular timeline." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What type of medicine would you like to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What made you choose medicine as a career?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Read any good books lately?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the most difficult situation you were put in during a patient interaction?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some of your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What area of medicine are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about x,y,z experience - this was the vast majority of the interview, in relaxed, conversational tone" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Went through my personal statement paragraph by paragraph. Holy moly, that man had it dissected!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you read? What are you reading right now? Have you read Harry Potter (which is weird because he isn't a fan and he hasn't read it himself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Richmond/MCV?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your opinion on underage drinking at college, have you seen that it affects education?Marijuana usage? How about medical marijuana? Supreme court cases dealing with this? Terri Shavo? Dr. Kevorkian? Uninsured citizens? Illegal aliens using government resources? Politics involved with medicine. Aka every ethical question imaginable" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your ___ experience working in hospitals. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you become interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the lastest fiction you read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you deal with a patient who refuses treatment (refer back up the page for details)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about special patient contact incidents. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you relate with other cultures?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your mcat experiences." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a stressful situation, how you dealt with it, and what you learned from it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why do u want to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What were your volunteer activities?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did your childhood influence your decision to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What type of research do you think you want to do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions about my background.. Family, why I chose undergrad, why I chose medicine, why " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"everything was about my application...." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a challenging situation in your life and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Read over application activities. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why don't you want to stay in NY and attend medical school there?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself and why you would like to attend VCU." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself. What was your high school like? How did you choose your college? How did you choose your major? Last book read. What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you add to diversity at VCU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why is your verbal score low?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your volunteer experience" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your family (this was the very first question)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had a patient born at 24 months with hemorraghing, spinal damage, brain damage, etc, how would you approach the parents?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about this medical experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I noticed that you got a B- in cell bio, which is inconsistent with the rest of your record. Would you like to explain that?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why dont you believe in socialized medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your hobbies? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your hobbies? What are your strengths/weaknesses? How would a friend describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why your undergraduate inst." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your experiences in Pakistan and Africa." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a book you've read? And before that?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your Family?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What field of medicine would I pursue? Primary care? (be open to discover other areas of interest in school)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you pronounce your last name? What books would you suggest that I read? Tell me about your current internship. Your MCAT scores improved a lot, how did you do that? Why VCU? What do you do for fun? What is your favorite movie? Any idea of the field of medicine you want to enter? If you were the surgeon general, the top doctor in the US, what medical issue would you want to tackle? What are your thoughts on PAS? If a patient came to you with terminal cancer and was tired of all the trials and drugs, what would you say to the patient? How do you feel about malpractice insurance? We also talked about health policy, but that stemmed from the malpractice insurance question. Do you have any questions for me? (These are the questions that I can remember…Good luck!) " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Thoughts on PAS?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your childhood?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about Dr. Kavorkian and euthanasia?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Went through the my life: pre-birth to the present." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me a little bit more about X experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"end of life issues" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Other than the experience described in your AMCAS essay, what has been the most important volunteer experience in your life? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever read Harry Potter?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would have made you comply with your doctor's orders better?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you tell a parent of one of your students if you suspected they had an eatind disorder. (I've done a lot of work in eating disorders and I coach gymnastics)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your family" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose your undergraduate school in the east coast? (I'm from the west coast)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The New Orleans question (above)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe when/how/why you became interested in medicine. This led to other questions related to those experiences. (Describe differences in healthcare in Trinidad and in the US. Describe good attributes of physicians. Describe a negative trait of a physician. Compare the hospitals in Trinidad with those in the US.) " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your paramedic experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you like reading fiction?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about you international experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do outside of school and research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"something to the effect of how have your work, clinical and volunteer activities effected you or something liek that- I believe this was the first interview question asked" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your clinical/research experience. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the last book you have read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why VCU" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you heard of Dr. Kevorkian?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the greatest ethical challenge facing medicine and how do you propose to overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why medicine? why VCU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why mcv/vcu?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your current job, current extra-curricular activities, hobbies etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talked about prominent health care issues." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you read Harry Potter or the DaVinci Code?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why VCU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Heard of Kevorkian?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would your friends say are your 3 greatest strengths and your 3 greatest weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you into Harry Potter?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do your parents feel about you applying to med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a challenge you encountered." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you end up at XYZ University" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you enjoy reading for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your religious background?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Will your family /have they support you in your pursuit to become a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"whats your favorite part of the cell? followed by what do you think about mitichondria and their DNA?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think pro-football players get paid to much?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what i do to destress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell amout [blank] experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the physician's responsibility to indigents or illegal immigrants who do not have access to health care?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you currently doing?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you know about stem cells?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you read fiction?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about studying in New Zealand" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your favorite part of the cell?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of Dr. Kevorkian?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"CLONING?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was asked about specific experiences, hobbies, work and research that was listed on my primary application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why VCU/MCV?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be in this program? How did you find out about it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you go to UNC when both parents went to UVA and you grew up in Charlottesville? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why medicine and what would you do if you couldn't be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"asked about my life, siblings, parents, etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS SCHOOL." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself (while he read my copy of my AMCAS application I had luckily brought with me...)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I see that work "here", how is that experience? What do you do there. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions about my application" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about stem cell research? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing out of the ordinary - why medicine? tell about your clinical experiences. specific questions about file" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you see yourself doing 10 years from now" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about stem cells and cloning?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you like football better than soccer?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your experiences in Ghana" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What were your SATs? GPA? MCATs?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you doing now?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of euthanasia/assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What brought you to Virginia? Why did you apply to MCV?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine, when you're a liberal arts major?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of stem cell research and cloning?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What brought you to Virginia?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about cell respiration." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your position on the possible war with Iraq?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you do in your lab?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What type of doctor do you want to be/why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See example above." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe the path you have taken towards medicine? Was it purposeful?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's your opinion on Stem cells?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do now? Why transition to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How does a body obtain energy?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"would you like to try to explain any of your grades to the admissions committee? (asked in a very friendly way, as if the interviewer was my advocate)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you make of stem cell research? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you decide to become a physician? and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Mostly conversational but asked about my activites and grades" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"MMI scenario" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"MMI scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Challenge had to overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about an obstacle you have overcome" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""Do you think that physicians should be allowed to have time off or vacations?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What qualities do you think makes a great physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me more about *specific volunteer activity*" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a situation where you had difficulty working with an individual and how you handled it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Discuss a challenge that you overcame." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever had a strongly held belief that you changed? If so, how?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"talk about a time that you helped someone out" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a time your leadership was challenged, how you dealt with the situation, and what you learned." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What type of teaching experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with being pushed outside of your comfort zone? How do you deal with failing at a new task?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a time you got angry." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why VCU? Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Asked about a specific experience from my AMCAS - tell me more about...what did you learn from it..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is an ethical challenge you faced recently and how did you resolve it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Discuss a time when you were in over your head and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So, I see your grades dropped sophomore year. Why was that?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Strengths/weaknesses, mentors, read any good books?, why VCU, most influential person of the 20th century, describe a team conflict you helped resolve, a situation when you helped someone, cultural competency" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself and what led up to you being here today." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you know what you want to specialize in?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I asked some of your friends and family "What is this guy's Achilles' heel?" what would they say?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You've been out of school too long, what makes you even think you can do the work?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a situation when you were really stressed out." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you feel in a situation where you have a homeless patient with a wound that needs to kept clean, but he doesn't qualify to be admitted to the hospital and will end up back on the streets? What would you do in that situation?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me a time where you were over yourself, meaning you were in a situation you could not control." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talk about _____ experience from your application" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Indirectly asked me "why medicine?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you didn't get into medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do with "me" time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What experience led you to select a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If the United Nations mandated a law that said anybody born in 1987 cannot become a physician, what would you do instead?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe an ethical dilemma in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Bunch of questions about high school stats..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Wow I think you really hit the nail on the head in terms of identifying problems in our healthcare system. What are some specific solutions you can think of?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you know any students here at VCU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about this activity..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What books do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me a little bit about activity X." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Strongest point?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you decide to take a year off rather than applying your senior year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your High School." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did your mother being a pediatrician influence your decision to become a physician? (Which is a stupid question...of course it did...everything we live through and with influences us; either positively or negatively.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I got the physician assisted suicide question as previously described" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"We talked about physician-assisted suicide for a bit" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why would you want to come out from California to go to school in Richmond?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Biggest weakness in US healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if a patient wanted a medical service that went against your bioethical beliefs?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What fiction have you read lately? in the last week?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you know what specialty you want to go in to? Why that one?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to come to the U.S?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Richmond/VCU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"What do you think of Cloning, Stem-cell research, euthanasia? Before my interview, I thought I would have a hard time with these questions but it really wasn't that bad. so dont worry, just read up on these topics before hand. :) " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

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"Why VCU? Explain what this profession means to you. How did your advocacy experience help prepare you for a career in this field? Any questions? Tell me about yourself. What is an ethical dilemma you've faced recently? How will you handle moving across the country? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What do you want to specialize in? What do you like about VCU? What will be the hardest thing for you if you're accepted? The easiest? What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"Mainly, my interviewer (MSIV) had thoroughly read my file and we just went through step by step all my experiences and application. It was a great format to showcase your application and gives them a good picture of what you are about." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"I little bit about stem cells, cloning, and the recent breakthrough" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"We also talked about my secondary, one of which was about my impressions of the different specialties. Overall, can't remember specific questions. Just A LOT of them :)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"What do you think you will lose out on if you attend medical school? What would you do if you did not get an acceptance this year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"Politics and healthcare... is politics too involved? (my interviewer seemed to think so, and I also agree) More of an opinion question than testing knowledge." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you couldn't do medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Family" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"Why medicine etc, what do you do to relax, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"What do you feel is the weakest park of your app, and how would you explain it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"In your mind, what is your one greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"what would you do differently with your education? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"Would you consider doing research or teaching once you get your MD?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"grades and MCAT question" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"Specific experiences from application" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think that those people are in the ER who need to be at the doctor's office?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you heard about Kevorkian? The rest was just stuff from my file." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What other things have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What area of medicine are you considering?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the defining moment in your life that made you know that medicine was the right career for you" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about XXX class you took as an undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to practice medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to go to MCV?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you think the biggest problem with healthcare is today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about cloning?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"my major" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any questions?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you considering any other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you could not become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with stress? (this was asked me in interview after interview in many schools--know your answer to this like the back of your hand)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Will you like living in Richmond?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if we reject you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think there was a drug problem at your high school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What will you do to de stress during med school" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where does mitochondrial DNA come from?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about this activity: (something from my AMCAS)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"SCHOOL HAS DRUG PROBLEM?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do your parents feel about you attending medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your opinion on issues like cloning and stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you like to read- what types of books? What do you do for exercise? What do you think about human cloning? stem cell research? Kevorkian?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what information would you like me to present to the board?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"General questions about my AMCAS information." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you read Harry Potter?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"ethics questions about organ donation (i work in the field), stem cell research, euthanasia, abortion" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think a socialized medicine system would work in this country?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I see that you volunteered "here". Tell me more. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about human cloning? About cloning human organs and selling them to people who can afford them? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you know about HMO's and health insurance?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did I know what VMI was?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Wht volunteer experiences do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you get to this point? What led you to apply to med school? Is there anything in your app that you'd like to explain?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your clinical experience? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me a little about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun on weekends?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your clinical and research experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is different with your application this year than last year." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of books do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you looking for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What brought you to your undergraduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you think about stem cell research, human cloning, euthanasia, etc..?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why VCU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about where you are working?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your clinical research experiences." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why didn't you consider medicine earlier?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of organ transplantation and organ buy (meaning, paying people for thier organs)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to change careers?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"do you have any regrets about college? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What experiences did you have while studying abroad?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your volunteer work." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you go about picking 4 classmates to work with for a group project? You have 2 class sessions to mingle with each other before deciding on your group members." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talk about a time you faced failure" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"mmi ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"MMI scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you wanted to plan a vacation with your friends, how would you plan it? and then proceeded to ask every detail about this hypothetical planned vacation." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""What activities and honor societies were you involved in during high school?" (Yes, my interviewer asked me about my high school experience- including class rank and GPA- which surprised me. But I suppose he wanted to know more about my educational background)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you financially independent" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How have you changed since you started college?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your hobbies." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Discuss a time you misjudged someone." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how did you work with a teammate that wasnt pulling their weight" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a time when you were judgmental about someone else." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me something about you that is not in your application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would a single-payer system fix the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about something you have seen in the news recently that was interesting to you and why" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talk about a person that was particularly hard to deal with and how you learned from it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name 5 things you can do with a pencil other than use it to write/draw with. (not even kidding)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talk about a patient you have seen who sticks out in your mind." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They asked me about how I might incorporate research into my career, since I have a pretty extensive background in research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me how you got here." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever been discriminated against?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who was the most influential person of the 20th century?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a situation where you experienced negative feedback, how it affected you, etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Question 1" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have problems with diversity?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you reading? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing was very interesting" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you know what is going on with the current health care reform? What do you think of it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"One thing you have learned about medicine from your shadowing experiences" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the capital of Brazil? Argentina? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a time you stood up for someone." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a time when you felt in over your head. How did you deal with that? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you anticipate being the most difficult part of medical school? Of being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some of the most interesting things that you have seen during your experience as a scribe?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you take care of you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All very interesting and challenging, but excellent in making me think about medicine!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the most influential patient encounter you have had?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you feel if starting tomorrow morning, government had full control over the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why were you in a hedge fund?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"With the upcoming election, what do you think about the candidates' stances on healthcare reform?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about the best experience of your life." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you fix the healthcare system." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to practice surgery (since I had an interest)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When asked whether they would choose a career in medicine again, 40% of physicians said no. Why do you think that is?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was interviewed by a physician in his office. Most interviews are performed by physicians and then they present you to the admissions committee on Monday afternoons. Therefore the whole point of the interview is to get to know you so that they can present you to the board. We had a friendly conversation in which he went over my AMCAS file and activities. No stress." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How can you gain the knowledge necessary to work with patients from a different cultural/socioeconomic background as you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

" Something healthcare related, I cant remember exactly." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I said I enjoyed googling strange/interesting facts and she asked me what is the most interesting answer/thing you have found on line. I blanked for a second but talked about looking up stuff on Sicko and the other side of the issue..I wish I had remembered some of the cooler/more interesting stuff I have learned." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who won the 2010 FIFA Player of the year award? (After I mentioned I liked soccer)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"She kept asking me about my religion major, and what I studied. However, she became defensive when we discussed my concentration. Plus, she was negative regarding my basic science research background, she preferred a more clinical approach to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"About my particular experiences" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Not an interesting question, but my interviewer showed me pictures of his family, and it turned out that I had a literature class with his daughter." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your gpa in high school? SAT's? WHat were you ranked in your high school class? (who remembers that stuff?)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How I could tell that I had gained the trust of the autistic child that I was teaching." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was asked about the photo I submitted to the admissions committee." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who's the governor of your state? Who are the senators? (apparently he asked the interviewee after me the same questions)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you contribute to your class?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who is your favorite author?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would you participate in physician-assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing really. No ethical questions. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really. Was only asked ''Why medicine'' and ''Why VCU'', and the rest of the time we chatted." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes you think you're capable of succeeding in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's your favorite Beethoven symphony?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what would your best friend describe you as and what would they say you needed to work on? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your life?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"PHD: You appear to be a great candidate, why are you interviewing so late in the season? Lab: You have been involved with RNAi, is there any advice you can give on problems you have ran into?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Arn't your opinions on Globalization seem too idealistic? (My essay was on globalization)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How well do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your mcat experience" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The interviewer asked what area I would most likely choose to relocate to in order to be closer to school." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you, as a physician, deal with cultural sensitivities?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is my favorite book and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All basic questions...why do u want to be a doctor, what is your def of professionalism etc...mainly just talked about my EC activities....my interviewer seemed to know me better than i knew myself haha! very impressed" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"To be honest, all of the questions were very generic." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Does your school have an alcohol problem? I wanted to ask: What school doesn't? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What non-science class did you like the best?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about your family" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All pretty much standard questions, why medicine, tell me about yourself, etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you found out your friends in your Anatomy class have the answers to an upcoming exam?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is there an alcohol problem at your undergrad? How bout a drug problem? What would you say is your strongest muscle (my application is all about weight-lifting)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing really...the interviewer mostly asked questions about my application. She hadnt read it, so she wanted me to pretty much repeat everything I had written." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me more about racially-charged atmosphere at your undergraduate univerisity." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What sacrifices are you willing to make for a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If a terminally ill patient asked you to NOT tell his family about his condition, would you keep it private?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with an emotionally scarring event in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have I ever dealt with the long term care of any critically ill patients?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

" What are your thoughts about physician assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing was very difficult. Basic information on my research, experiences, and interests." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"My interviewer asked me a lot of questions about my high school experience...grades, AP/IB scores, clubs/sports I did...I just thought it was odd." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like this " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the biggest issue in healthcare in the US? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you read any books lately? Can you tell me about it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you believe in genes? What do you feel about the recent Supreme Court nominations (when Alito was just nominated)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were to die tomorrow, what would your tombstone say?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Wasn't asked any ethical questions. Mostly conversational, asking me about my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think that patients of different ethnic backgrounds also have differences in the quality of medical care that they recieve?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about physician assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How are you prepared to face the future of medicine (rising health care costs, increasing uninsured, etc.)? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your views on Euthanasia. This prompted a disscussion about what a physician's role is as a healthcare provider, and also about the leaglity of the Oregon law (which I was fairly familiar with). Just FYI, it was recently upheld by the supreme court." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would a friend describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your Family?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you read Harry Potter? (I think it's a question that only this particular doctor asks b/c he loves the books)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"the ethical questions because I am a person who values both sides of the issue" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you read any good books recently?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your childhood? (I have never been asked such a personal question)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing too "interesting" per se." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your value/belief system to me." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you read any of the Harry Potter books? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the most interesting book you've read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about the Supreme Court nominations?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you like your Governor? (I’m from CA) " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How are you going to get to know a patient, or get an accurate patient history if only given 10 minutes?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you read Harry Potter? I didn't but I've been muscled by friends, family, and now a renowned cardiothoracic surgeon to read the series, and so now I will likely read it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was it like to transition in between volunteer work in underserved areas and high-end retail shops? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you read the Harry Potter books?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would have made you cared more about your illness when you were 14. (I was diagnosed with IBD at 14 and didn't comply with doctors orders. I discussed this in my AMCAS essay.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your values?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever read the Harry Potter books?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the last fiction you have read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"With what happen in New Orleans I'm sure you wouldnt want to be in the midst of such devastation(Not the exact words but thats what it came down to) I took it as some sort of trap question." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a negative characteristic of a physician that you have observed? (This was after being asked what are good traits of doctors you've observed, either in a foreign country or as a patient.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about the legalization of marijuana?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you plan to incorporate family life into the career of a surgeon? It was all nice and conversational." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of writing do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were the surgeon general, what health issue would you pursue first and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The questions were specific to my file with one open-ended question about the the state of medicine. I interviewed with a 4th year who was very enthusiastic about the school and about the things I had done. We had a lot in common so the whole inteview was basically a great conversation with occasional questions thrown in." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Asked me about a book I had recently read. Talked about my background, living in another country during a Civil War. What inspired me to become a doctor. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your values, what makes you tick" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"everything was pretty basic...a lot of personal stuff. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you read Harry Potter? (No, I'm not joking)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the greatest challenge facing ER departments? (I've spent a lot of time in the ER and also worked as an EMT)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What made your experience in Fraternity and Sorority Life so different than the sterotypical experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to read?-I guess" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"about my grades and if i feel i could succeed at VCU/MCV" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you consider as the most important part of a cell? We talked about my answer for a brief time afterward." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you agree with Dr. Kevorkian's practices?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you read Harry Potter?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What books have you read recently?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think there was a drinking problem at your high school, college?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think the government can encourage doctors to practice in rural states?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think same gender education should be adopted?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you into Harry Potter? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing was too interesting. All of the questions were really basic." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your best friend and why you're friends with them" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"all pretty run of the mill, talked about my education and experiences living in a variety of different places, nothing particularily interesting though" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you describe your value system?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If your best were here, what would he or she say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where does MCV rank on your top 5 list of medical schools." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"many physicians feel that government and insurance policies limit their ability to practice. why is it that you want to enter this field in the midst of such difficulties? what will you do to overcome them?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you feel that profootball players get paid too much? (This was part of a LONG conversation about my college playing career)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"my spirituality?? caught me off guard." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you know about the recent Nobel Prize winners?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None. All were pretty basic "get to know you" questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with failure and set-backs?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your favorite foreign film? (part of a larger conversation)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your favorite are period?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing unusual. Tell me about X experience type of questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"By the way this interview is for the "Prefer Applicants", a sort of Guaranteed Admission to their medical school when you are a sophomore. From what I heard, this is pretty much their real interview tactic also. How was your childhood? (That was the most interesting question ever)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's your favorite football team?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you like Harry Potter?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the most interesting class you've taken outside of medical/bio courses" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why can't you be some other profession and help peeps out" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to leave california and come here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"capitol of the south, history" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your favorite part of the cell?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"mainly generic, unfocused ethical questions like: "what do you think about stem cell research?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"HOW U FEEL ABOUT CLONING" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"interview was standard" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What has your family taught you about giving back to society, and as a physician how do you plan to be involved in your community?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do at your place of work?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"In your religion (Hinduism), is there anything that might propose or oppose issues like cloning or stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you sitting here in front of me? (In other words, what brought you to apply to Medical School?)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think that your high school or college had more of a drug problem?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what is the best type of wine that washington state makes? (this was in reference to a wine class that i had taken) " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you notice anything new about the security at the airport?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about Kevorkian?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think will motivate the first scientist to produce a human clone?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you know about kevorkian and what do think about his philosophies?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if a patient came in without insurance and couldn't pay for prescriptions?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think a socialized medicine system would work in this country? (in response to a discussion of my volunteer work in England)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is there anything at all on your application that you want me (the interviewer) to make sure is expressed to the admissions committee? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you think will happen if the government started paying people to donate organs?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of the current financial market? Its was understandable b/c i was in working in banking/investment for a number of years b/f i decided to re-pursue medicine again." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Basic questions...why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the one thing the U.S. has done to turn the Middle East against us?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do u feel about cloning humans" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think students at your undergrad have a binge drinking problem?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe the bull fights in Madrid." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How has working in hospitals abroad changed your outlook on the American medical system?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your SAT scores? If my interviewer had my file like he was supposed to, he would already know." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you parents feel about you entering medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the most recent book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Conversational, asked me about my file" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The questions were all pretty straightforward, and standard. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of job can a blind person have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You were a bio major, tell me about cellular respiration and ATP generation." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why don't you like the Red Sox?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about the situation in the world today? Should we go to war with Iraq?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you read Harry Potter?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talk about an experience in your life in which you failed." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If your best friend was sitting next to you, what would she say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of (insert current medical topic here)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe yourself and then tell me about your application?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you the most worried about for med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"My interview was very conversational, no questions out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was asked a scientific question about mitochondrial DNA." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"if you were stranded on a desert island, what (other than survival items) would you want to bring with you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me how you got there today." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really. How would you fix the current healthcare dilemma?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you make of stem-cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"In regards to your religion, how would you pray with a patient in the ER who is of another religion and does not believe in your God and may even be against it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your artistic endevors" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What responsibility do you have to the homeless population as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"laid back" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"MMI scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"name the last time you had to apologize (i just hadn't planned for this one)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""Who is the most influential person in history and why?" I'm not a huge history buff but I answered the question and was able to defend my (cliched) answer!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""We often receive reviews during rotations. What would your reviewer say about you?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is something that your future attending physician or resident would rate you negatively on?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing difficulty. Explain this GPA. What will you do if you are not accept?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None- all questions were pretty basic behavioral questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"(same as #1) talk about a time when you helped someone in a crisis" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a challenge you faced, how you overcame it, what you learned from it, and how you applied that lesson in a subsequent situation. Despite the 'difficulty' of this question, my interviewer was very friendly about it and we "conversed" through my response." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a conflict you had." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your "Aha!" moment for fairness and justice. (I'm still not even entirely sure what he meant by this)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a time when you misjudged someone" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about an experience you have had where you had an "ahh ha" moment reaffirming that medicine is the right path for you." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talk about a person that was particularly hard to deal with and how you learned from it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name your most memorable patient (from my advocacy experience as an HIV prevention counselor); a lot of in depth questions about that and hypothetical situations stemming from the one test I talked about." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name an example of when you were in an ethical dilemma. How did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would your advice be to Congress on Obamacare? How should physicians have presented their side during the debate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What do you think of Obamacare? How would you fix the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Any mistakes?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who was the most influential person of the 20th century?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you like me to tell the adcoms" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There were no difficult questions, but don't come off as a pigeon-holed pre-med person. Be aware of issues in healthcare, show that you care about your community and that your scope is wider than being a premed." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"????......there weren't any questions that were not adversarial" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was one patient from your clinical experience that stood out in mind?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name your top SEVEN strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What has been your most influential medical experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me a time where you were over yourself, meaning you were in a situation you could not control." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I didn't think they were too difficult" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your greatest weakness? and another? and another? and another? and another?......" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None stand out" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you feel when you didn't get into medical school the first time around? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If your best friend were sitting here, what three things would they say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What other schools have you interviewed at? (difficult because i think this is information that might influence an interviewer's perception of a student in an unnecessary way)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So you've told me the problems in healthcare, and what you should do to fix it, but HOW would you go about doing so?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There weren't any." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you tell a patient who is dying? (I brought up the subject of patient death myself)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Not difficult, but some awkward ones: "Have you cheated before? Would you tell me if you did?" "Do you pre-judge people?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about the current situation of health care?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you fix the health care system" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None, to be honest. It was very relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What does the term "cultural diversity" mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you describe the art of healing?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explaining any weaknesses in your application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some more of your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your thoughts on medical malpractice? (when I asked her to clarify, she just repeated the question.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing too difficult" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a stressful situation and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you willing to give up to go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would I do if I could not be a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think is the biggest weakness in the US Healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What unique quality do you think you have that no other applicant has?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

" Would you participate in a patient suicide? What is your opinion on embryonic stem cells?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Same as most interesting. He also asked something about why I think I'd make a good doctor." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to come to the U.S. to study? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your verbal MCAT score (or other weak points in application)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"see above. There were a barrage of ethical questions, stem cells, medical marijuana, undergraduate alcohol abuse..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Role-play how you would deal with a patient who refuses the best treatment and insists on an unnecessary alternative." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"sooooo...your gpa went a little down this past semester...what happened? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your life?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"MD: The person who reviewed your file indicated a problem in your secondary. They wondered why you raised some family issues, how does this apply to medicine? PHD: Tell me how working as an undergraduate differs from working as a lab technician, walk me through the steps you would go through to design an experiment." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why VCU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really...pretty run-of-the-mill questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Specific questions about my grades and MCAT score" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"no tough questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Again, nothing was particularly difficult so I'll say ''Why did you pick MCV specifically?'' (EVERY school asks this question)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Some specifics about my research that I did in my Freshman year.. 6 years ago..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really... pretty laid back the whole time." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How are you prepared to deal with cultural differences? (not too difficult)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"some very specific questions about my research, since one of the interviewers works in a very similar field" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a weakness you have? And another? And another?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a stressful situation you've experienced and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you know anything about stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The one stated above." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a weakness that you possess? Are there any medically sensitive issues that you would like to talk about and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

" What are your thoughts on stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing was difficult." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why is your verbal score so low?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing particularly difficult, it was more of a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where have you demonstrated leadership?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"questions regarding my feelings on the lack of health insurance and the controversy over physician assisted suicide." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Argue for euthanasia.." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"He asked me about my weaknesses, and when he didn't like one of my responses he told me to think of another one." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think that anthropology fits into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you understand what I am trying to ask you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you increase the chances of young people staying in rural areas instead of moving away to find better opportunity?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None were especially difficult. I think they were intended more to encourage conversation than to intimidate or forcefully extract information." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if your peers/colleagues disagree with your political views (regarding abortion)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing too difficult." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you ready to make the switch from NYC to Richmond, Virginia? Yes, I know you're supposed to make it seem like they're your 1st choice. But still. It's hard to lie. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Your MCAT score is high, why then does your GPA not seem to correspond to it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your opinion of euthanasia? (It is legal in Oregon)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Favorite movie " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None; all very standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"above (I hadn't)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A question about the ethics of genetic engineering of humans." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No difficult questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your value/belief system to me." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Your standardized test scores are very high...so what's up with the grades?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why isn't your GPA higher considering you did well on the SAT and MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why the change to Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about the Supreme Court nominations?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you fix the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing difficult" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing difficult. Very relaxed conversation." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really, but I always hate this one "Tell me about yourself..."" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Stem-cell research, medicinal marijuana, assisted suicide etc. Lots of this stuff. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I wasn't asked any overly difficult questions. I'm a non-traditional applicant (graduated college in 1994) so we really discussed my professional career and why the change to medicine now." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really, it was mostly just stuff about my file and extracurriculars." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think your undergraduate institution had an alcohol problem?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you read Harry Potter? (I didn't read any of it so I couldn't discuss in depth with my interviewer. My interviewer was nice enough to discuss his opinions about it)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your verbal score in the MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your verbal reasoning score compared to the sciences." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you see your weakness fitting in with a medical career?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your view on stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of euthanasia?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your weak undergrad grades. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why should MCV take you over all other out of state applicants, some of whom may have worked with doctors without borders or other activities, what unique trait separates you from them all?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"About my GPA freshman year- I had a bad semester." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain this grade." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None were difficult, no ethical questions (I was expecting those). Asked how we can get doctors to practice in rural areas in need of physicians. Another person being interviewed was asked to make a decision regarding a heart transplant between a convicted felon or a 42 year old mother. After she gave her response the interviewer changed the question and asked if the answer would still be the same if you knew the mother was abusing her children. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your values, what makes you tick" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about the legalization of marijuana?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really, the interview was very laid back and conversational." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No real difficult questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None too difficult really-run of the mill" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"specific questions about my work " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There were no difficult questions. We talked about hobbies, activities, and jobs listed in the AMCAS application, the reason for why I am pursuing medicine, and life in Virginia (especially the traffic). " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your opinion on stem-cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun? (not difficult)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None were really diffifult" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Irani government is involved in selling organs. Do you think U.S. should adopt this policy?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Again, nothing was too difficult." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the greatest problem in healthcare (This question came up for me because I currently bill health insurance)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The "whys" after every question. The interviewer pretty much disagreed with everything I had to say and shot down every answer" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I didn't find any of the questions particularily challenging or difficult, my interview was pretty laid back and conversational although some other interviewers did get slammed with ethical questions so definitely be prepared." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Based on the genomics project you did (in high school), how do you think that advancements such as these will affect the future of medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Could you help a person to commit physician-assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your religious background." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"i had read this site, and none of his questions were beyond those listed among others' experiences, so i wasnt unprepared for any of them/found none of the ?s difficult." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's the receptor mechanism of your research system?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about when you were a "team player"." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Didn't really ask anything terribly difficult, he mainly just asked me to elaborate on my file." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you feel is the physician's responsibility to indigents or illegal immigrants who do not have access to health care? (I answered that it the physician had the right to care for all, especially in emergency situations, and that medical care is a fundamental right, not a privilege. For this interviewer, that was the correct answer.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They were all ok" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your first semester Ochem grade" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why would you go here over xxx" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain my verbal score on the CATs" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"an ethics problem" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"TELL ME ABOUT EUTHANASIA/ KEVORKIAN" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Question about Glycolysis." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"[Luckily I researched this question beforehand; however, if I didn't, it would have been the hardest.] What are your feelings on cloning and stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the "red flag" that you would mark on your application?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"i didn't have any particularly difficult questions. i had purposely researched several bioethical topics in preparation for this interview, but i didn't get asked any questions on controversial topics, it was just generally about me. It was just hard to direct the conversation in the direction of topics i wanted to make sure that he knew about. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think the government should be involved in selling organs?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Should the US adopt a policy to compensate or subsidize organ donors?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you any good at squash?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"see above." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the f-stop on your camera? (Accusing me of lying about liking photography.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Bioethics questions. Not really hard but definetly know your stance on these topics. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None, interviewer was my advocate to the board and just wanted to get to know me in order to accurately defend or push in the board." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Does the Koran teach militant aggression?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what would u do if u couldn't be doctor" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think the U.S. should clone organs, and sell them to people who can afford them?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How is the drug problem at your college vs. your high school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think society is ready for the human applications of cloning? If not, what conditions would need to be present for society to be ready." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is there anything in your file that you would like to explain? Kind of open ended." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had a patient who refused to take your advice to change his/her lifestyle and was suffering because of it, what would you say to him/her?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"no difficult questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did your grades fall off in your senior year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Can you explain your verbal score?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you know about mitochondrial DNA" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's the goal for your research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you know about mitochondrial DNA?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about euthanasia and human cloning? (He asked almost all of the recent bioethics question.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's your favorite book/what book have you read most recently (1-I blanked and couldn't remember any of the 20 books piled next to my bed that I use to read myself to sleep, and 2-Thought Harry Potter would sound really, really bad)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your low writing sample score." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your three best qualities? What is your weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you think cloning should be banned, should stem cells be potentially used to grow replacement organs, if possible?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of Dr. Kavorkian?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Same" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"the question on how to know for sure that MTDNA comes from the mother." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"did you interview at uva? what did you think?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really. I was also asked about my freshman year of undergrad because my grades during my first year SUCKED!!!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Same as above" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"In regards to your religion, how would you pray with a patient in the ER who is of another religion and does not believe in your God and may even be against it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"explain your orgo grades (asked in a nice way ;-)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I researched the school, but this was not necessary as they did not ask "why us"" More from this Member | Report Response

"interview prep book, mock interview, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"mmi prep book" More from this Member | Report Response

"Rehearsed my elevator pitch on who I am, fun facts, why medicine, and why VCU" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI practice book, Youtube" More from this Member | Report Response

"Youtube MMI advice and reading up on MMI (information from the makers of the MMI)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Youtube!" More from this Member | Report Response

"this site, the vcu site, my secondary application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over some ethics cases on the AMA Journal of Ethics, read over my primary and secondary applications briefly as a refresher, but other than that nothing too intensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"This site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my AMCAS/ secondary, Looked over the website, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, having bullet points for my work and volunteer activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback and private interview coach" More from this Member | Report Response

"Classic interview prep." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn questions were the best. read over amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read questions on SDN, researched the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, review application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over healthcare policy, reviewed information about VCU SOM and Richmond, reread my application and essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"read my AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS review, answered SDN interview prep questions, and practiced with a friend." More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoctor.net, flash cards, prepared answers, researched faculty and school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, lots of practice questions with friends, reviewed primary and secondary applications, VCU website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read past questions, practice interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application and my secondary, mock interviews, read online bios of my interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, read AMCAS and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, VCU website" More from this Member | Report Response

"School website, SDN interview feedback, MSAR" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched school's website, re-read AMCAS, spoke with students at the school prior to arriving" More from this Member | Report Response

"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. " More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed primary and secondary, looked at school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this, read over PS and secondary essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read VCU website, AMCAS material, spoke to friends about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread AMCAS, personal statement, secondary essay, interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, virtual tour, practiced in front of a mirror" More from this Member | Report Response

"MSAR, School website, SDN, health care reading" More from this Member | Report Response

"SND, practiced questions " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview feedback, thought about why I wanted to go to med school. Other than that, not too much." More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU website, reviewed primary" More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU website, interview feedback, re-read application. VCU supposedly asks a lot of healthcare questions. I didn't get any, but I definately read up ahead of time on some issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"read up on current events/healthcare, read application, website, took notes on potential questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview feedback, VCU website, sites about healthcare and ethical issues, primary and secondary apps, PRACTICING OUT LOUD DURING THE CAR RIDE TO VCU" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, VCU website, primary and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the feedback on SDN, previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about school online, read SDF." More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN, read up on medical issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn interview reviews, vcu website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, looked over my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback, looked at my apps." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Secondary, AMCAS, the school's website, student hosts." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through website and looked over specific outreach programs that were of interest to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to people attending the school and others that had interviewed there." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, pre-med committee interview, reviewed school website, reviewed AMCAS and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed file, looked at website, talked to M1's, read SDN's interview feedback, looked over current public health and medical ethics issues, went over answers in my head, asked friends/family what they thought were my best qualities =D" More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU website, read AMCAS application, read VCU application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice interview, VCU website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UWSOM ethics website, other interviews, a lot of health care reading" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application and looked up a few ethical issues on the web." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Health Care Meltdown (by Robert H. Lebow, MD) I highly recommend this book" More from this Member | Report Response

"Prayed, read MSAR, read AMCAS and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, application, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, looked at their website." More from this Member | Report Response

"History on the school, SDN, interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"read medical ethics book, application, VCU history, program, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website and other websites with practice interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the SDN interview feedback, U of Wash ethics website, wikipedia for healthcare stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over the SDN interview feedback, brushed up on health policy, medical ethics, and re-read my VCU essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at the website, sdn stuff, thought of answers to expected questions, reviewed my application & secondaries, read books about health care and doctoring" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread my AMCAS, my secondary, and health-care issue websites..." More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, going over my application especially my research, reviewing VCU/MCV's MD/PhD website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, VCU website, AMCAS info" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, review of application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS and secondary application and interview feedback on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pulled questions from SDN, mock interviews, reviewed my application, U of W ethical website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, my secondary, I read up a lot on healthcare problems but that wasn't even mentioned" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forum, talked to current vcu students about life and aspects that are truly unique to vcu" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread my application and used wikipedia to brush up on current medical/ethical topics." More from this Member | Report Response

"Health care book, U of W ethics, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over primary and secondary app, MCV website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my research, school website, I have a friend who is there as a first year so I asked her some questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my secondary application, feedback on SDN, explored VCU's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS and Secondary; read SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website, previous interview experience, U of Washington ethics site because I heard they sometimes ask about physician-assisted suicide (though I didn't end up getting asked about this)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Other interviews prepared me well for this -- especially EVMS." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read up on the school, re-read my amcas and secondary apps, read up on current healthcare issues....u. of washington site was very helpful" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over application, U of Washington ethics website, researched online, mock interviews with friends and family" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my essay and VCU website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Browsed website, school's annual report, reviewed research, work and volunteer activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"U of W bioethics, health care topics online. AMCAS and 2ndary." More from this Member | Report Response

"1. Research the school on line 2. Review both AMCAS and secondary app 3. Research current issues related to health care" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, and mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview, bioethics website, medical ethics book, checked health news often, read over applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my AMCAS application, read through SDN, talked to some applicants who interviewed before, read over my secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my essays, SDN, the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback, VCU Med School Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"previous interviews, SDN, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my secondary, a paper I had helped write, read the school's website, mock interview with my sister." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over AMCAS, essays, SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application and essays, went to school's website, had a few "mock" interviews with people" More from this Member | Report Response

"website, mostly didn't prepare and just relied on being myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my essays, student doctor.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedbacks (very helpful, the questions were on all here I think), the school's website, the MSAR, SDN forum threads about VCU." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, my own primary and secondary. I had planned on being more prepared for this interview but ended up having a biochemistry final the day before, so wasn't as ready as I had been for other interviews. As it turned out, it didn't matter because the questions were so open-ended and the interview was so laid back. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, personal application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, AMCAS essays, secondary essay, MCV grads." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school, SDN, practiced with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"School Website, Studentdoctor.net, Talked to other people who interviewed there." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, went over my application, essays, normal interview questions I might be asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website, talked to students and staff at VCU, SDN, mock interviews, relaxed!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my secondary app" More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"MCV website, Student Doctors, my application, ethics textbook, reviewed research" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was so rushed the night before that I literally barely prepared and just hoped I wouldn't get asked ethical questions. It worked...I was lucky and didn't get asked anything outside of my file. " More from this Member | Report Response

"looked over research, AMCAS, secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the school's website, did a practice interview with my girlfriend, ready over my essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over amcas and secondary, this site, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed potential questions, my Secondary app, looked on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading school lit/ reading this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"website, SDN, few articles on stem-cell research" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website (curriculum, history, facts, etc), a lot of thinking, mock interview (long time ago)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, students, other materials." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my AMCAS, secondary and SDN Web site. Did mock interviews with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, VCU website, looked over my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, MCV website, other books" More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoctor.net, VCU website. I got a lot of the same interview questions from studentdoctor.net. practice with these questions on sd.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN/webpages on healthcare/learning from prior interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read my AMCAS and secondary applications, talked to two current students (one M1 and one M2), read the school's website, looked up various ethical/ current healthcare issues (prepared more than necessary)" More from this Member | Report Response

"read my file, interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU website and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN mainly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Spoke to a lot of students about as many things as possible. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, sdn, msar, guide for the perplexed" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, MCV website, and a few med school books about interviews, and brushed up on some ethical issues like growing uninsured population, stem cell research, euthanasia, ect. I did not need to prepare as much as I did." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN & the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Website, NIH website, VCU homepage." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, schools website, MSAR, alot of thinking :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"website, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, school website, AMCAS, secondary app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, visited the MCV website, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Looked over school website, Talked to current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and application" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, vcu/mcv website, read about medical ethical topics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my AMCAS application and VCU/MCV application. Looked at previous SDN posts and information on the web about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"school website, SDN, reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website and reviewed AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed school website, AMCAS, SD.net." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked on this site, read up on some healthcare issues " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my AMCAS and secondary application, read reviews on this site, and read several articles on various topics in medicine (ei. stem cell research, drug testing safety, AIDS figures, Medicare, ect...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, application, questions from other places" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my applications, looked over the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over the school website, read a book concerning the health care crisis, reviewed the UW medical ethics website, and looked at the feedback from the student doctor website." More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, web, read over app" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, app" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to someone familiar with medical ethics issues, read over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, other interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AMCAS and supplementary applications again. Thought about the tough questions before going in." More from this Member | Report Response

"this site, reviewed current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"Studentdoctor.net, VCU website, read over my amcas and secondary application thoroughly" More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn feedback, personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my application, read some papers by PIs I would be visiting with, knew my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my AMCAS, read interview feedback, perused school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied this website, studied their website inside and out, seriously studied my AMCAS and secondary application (very important!), and studied myself (thought about difficult questions and my personal stances on medical issues)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AMCAS, my secondaries, a few interview website and this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, VCU website, MSAR" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read own statement, secondary, SDN, VCU website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read online forums and mock interview with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn interview feedback, bioethics, read amcas + secondary essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview Feedback, read up on ethics" More from this Member | Report Response

"interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over app..and this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"plenty of sleep and a good breakfast" More from this Member | Report Response

"read amcas, this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"application, this website, some bioethics websites" More from this Member | Report Response

"kept abreast of current medical issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, Interview feedback, reviewed AMCAS and secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, ARTICLES, BOOKS, PREPARED POSSIBLE RESPONSES" More from this Member | Report Response

"read vcu website, amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my AMCAS and secondary application, read about current events and health care issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"This web site, sought the counsel of one of the doctors I work with, reviewed my AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to people who are part of this program, went to the MCV website, read interview feedbacks from SDN site (MAJOR help!), research bioethic topics, read over application, practiced with "Most Common Interview Questions" (you can easily find this online by typing that in under SEARCH)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the school's website - read this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed the interview feedback on this site. Also, I went over my AMCAS and also read articles on www.bioethics.com that related to the questions posted on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read articles on current bioethics topics, reread my application, made sure I knew all about my research, talked to an M1 student, SDN and MCV's website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU website, this website, talking with other students who had gone on interviews, bioethics.com, reviewed my transcripts and current research" More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, SDN, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my AMCAS and secondary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Had a good breakfast nearly wet myself trying to find a parking spot in tme to make the interview..." More from this Member | Report Response

"read my amcas and secondary apps, apps from last year, this site, reviewed my thesis" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"read application, this site, school's site and about Richmond " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AMCAS and secondary apps, read interview feedback, looked at school's web site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just read over my personal statement, practice interview with premed advisor, read this website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU-MCV's website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my essays, CV, SDN, and interview feedback (really helpful). " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school web site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AAMCAS application, supplemental application, this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"website friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview feedback, went on the VCU website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website/AMCAS/etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over my primary and secondary application essays, went over MCV's website pretty thoroughly, and also read interview feedback from this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, read MCV website, talked to students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read this website, read bioethics.com, studied their website, and looked over both my applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read studentdoctor.net, looked at VCU/MCV website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread my AMCAS app and secondary materials sent to MCV, reviewed current ethical issues, read this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, my ist and 2nd apps, prayed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studentdoctor.net, Interview feedback, mock interview with friends, read up on bioethics and medical current issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"This web site, the school web site and friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"This web site, my application and school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, read about bio-ethical issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"read website, interview feedbk" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the MCV site, talked to students, re-read application" More from this Member | Report Response

"read this website, read the school's website, and looked over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website and my AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on school, talked to an M1 that I'm friends with, reread my essays (yes, they do look at the hand written one, it's not just a handwriting sample!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"This web site, school web site, MSAR, my AMCAS app and secondary essays, reading up on managed care and ethical issues (although no health care questions were asked)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to someone who went there a long time ago, reread my application and brushed up on details of my research experience in college." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website, this site, my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their webstie, Studentdoctor.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website, materials, guidebooks, read over health issues and stuff...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback, looked at VCU/MCV website, went over my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over information i had on managed care, the school, my applications and ethical information." More from this Member | Report Response

"looked over my application " More from this Member | Report Response

"I just read their website and looked through my application. I had heard they were very interested in Bioethical issues so I read from articles in the Journal of Bioethics at www.bioethics. I didn't have any but for those who are interested it is interesting reading." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on health care issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"I went over my application, read med. school history, their mission statement, and kept up with the news." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback, thier website, my file and my student host" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were very kind, mostly M4s, that gave a lot of positive feedback and answered any additional questions if we had extra time." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was nice and they gave a great presentation and tour of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Medical school building was connected to the major affiliated hospitals!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital and clinics are huge and state of the art" More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked how forthcoming/helpful the med students were throughout the day. I also liked the thorough breakdown of the curriculum during the info session." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions committee was so kind." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great curriculum, amazing facility, and very transparent admissions committee." More from this Member | Report Response

"the area, the technology of the school, the facility itself, the interactions with the students, the organization of the curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"I found interview day as a whole quite efficient. An appropriate amount of time was allotted for each activity which included the interview, financial aid presentation, lunch with med students, and tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facilities/ building!" More from this Member | Report Response

"You could tell that the students are genuinely happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's stats - match rate and Step 1 scores are consistently above national average" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice and the new medical school building is awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff are very friendly and they try to be transparent with the application process. Students are friendly and genuinely seem happy at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so laid-back and friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything! i loved loved loved the school. they seem like they are really going through a positive transition with the new condensed pre-clinical curriculum and all new facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Happiness of students. The tour was very thorough and left me with a really great impression of the school! They even pulled a 4th year med student for us to talk to (which is somewhat unusual based on my previous interview experiences)! VCU is very "well rounded" in the sense that it is a well-known research institution and is a great place to prepare for a career as a specialist, but it is also a great place to do something like rural primary care. Also the location is great (right in downtown Richmond), with abundant affordable housing in 'hip' neighborhoods very close by!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Research opportunities, new medical building and, most importantly, the school treats interviewees as assets. They make you feel welcome. This is opposed to other schools that make everyone feel like they are incredibly lucky to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Basically everything, I was very impressed by the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of all of the staff and students" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The current students were incredibly helpful, the faculty was very friendly, the school was very organized!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of students. Everyone seemed to be very positive and happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Simulation center, hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Awesome facilities, students were very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"This school has great administration, website, communication, helpful information, secondary app that makes sense, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview format was relaxed and provided a good platform to discuss my application. The tour was informative. Everyone was relxed and friendly. The facilities are great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. Students were well taken care of, the faculty really goes out of their way for the students. Richmond, while it is a small city, has enough to keep a med student busy. The facilities were pretty nice/new, the hospital was huge and clerkships are definitely this school's strongpoint." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great interviewer, urban setting, diversity of patients and student body, affordable standard of living" More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU's step 1 prep is as good as it gets (google Dr. Costanzo). Clinical rotations are great, especially since there is an option of rotating at Inova Fairfax during the last 2 years, which is close to where I live. Students really liked the school." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"great school, I love the program, great town" More from this Member | Report Response

"The diversity and size of the medical complex." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot... Dr. WHC is amazing and welcoming. The office staff were accommodating and friendly. Great Step 1 prep, nice facilities and great urban location." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school and students are really nice and seems like a cooperative atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"School really caters to the needs of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved my student hosts. I came into the apartment and there were a whole group of M2 students just enjoying dinner. They were very welcoming and gave me lots of advice. We had ice cream and watched movies. Very relaxing before an interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was very low-stress and conversational! Great simulation labs! Very friendly admissions office. " More from this Member | Report Response

"campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed and conversational the interview really was. Most schools say that and it ends up being at least slightly stressful, but this one not at all. I really enjoyed talking to my interviewer who at times was just telling me about his/her career and things about the profession. It was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"students seemed very happy, faculty and staff very friendly and approachable, urban location, lots of facilities, SIM lab was nice, short days (4 hours lecture/day), personalized study plans for Step I, good match rates" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. Great hospital, friendly admissions staff, students seemed happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"location, friendliness of students, curriculum, usmle prep" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The preceptorship program, only 4 hours of class/day, overall happiness of the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The USMLE prep: their USMLE coordinator CUSTOMIZES a study schedule and guide for you. The students score well above average on step 1, and this is why." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of staff, faculty, and students. Huge hospitals with a ton of different clinical opportunities. Also, inexpensive food!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of... everyone! (and their enthusiasm!) Also, they don't have textbooks! :-) The block schedule is very nice and it seems like clinical experience is beyond adequate and great board performance." More from this Member | Report Response

"supportive environment, wide range of clinical cases" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendly students and super nice interviewer! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical school was very nice! The partnership with Inova Fairfax really makes for a clinical experience with high exposure." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of students, staff, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is fantastic, lunch was above average, the student tour guides and admissions office employees were super friendly and welcoming..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The resources available for USMLE preparation (one of the physiology teachers at the school is the leading expert in this field), the cohesion of the class, and the buildings are centrally located." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff in the admissions office were so accommodating. They went out of their way to make sure we weren't stressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The size of the hospital they are with (4th largest academic hospital in the nation), they are way above the average in board exam scores, they were very friendly and personable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is great - awesome hospital, newly renovated anatomy lab, and a great curriculum. Their board prep is top notch. Also, they've started to implement more technology in the classroom (most lectures are now digitally captured so you can play them back with audio and notes that the professor made on the screen)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the area, big hospital and academic center. Nice ppl" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the administration and admissions office. The emphasis on being your "home away from home" while you are a medical student." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people, the location, the facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff were friendly, and excited about the future of the school. The architecture was fascinating. Who knew you could go to school on the front lawn of the ''White House of the South.''" More from this Member | Report Response

"the day was very well put together and everyone worked to put the applicant at ease, I liked having the interview first." More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU's in a nicer part of Richmond. The hospital's big and facilities seems pretty good. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There are actually cool parts of Richmond. I heard a number of bad things, but after having a few days to explore, I liked it more than I thought I would. The students that I spoke to really love their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Laid back attitude of the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"the atmosphere! everyone i met was so nice and helpful. they help each other out with everything, and there's no competition (mcv has online forums that students go to answer each other's questions/problems). mcv would prepare you well for the boards - they are one of the few schools that offer board review sessions, taught by professors. it's interesting to note, that in the past, some of these professors have written questions for the board exams. option of doing 3rd and 4th year rotations at INOVA. " More from this Member | Report Response

"great welcoming attitude by the faculty, interviewer was a very warm personality, project HEART is one of the best ways of teaching compassion and empathy that I have ever seen" More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum schedule is very conducive to doing well and being able to enjoy life every so often" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were actually extremely nice and new." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people! The faculty and students were extremely friendly and enthusiastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"staff was organized and friendly, medical campus is full of schools and hospitals but still convenient to navigate" More from this Member | Report Response

"How professional and friendly students are at MCV; Everything is very high tech and up to date." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities and people. Completely awesome visit, very laidback atmosphere, lots of places to study, eat, use computers. Thoughtful touches like free photocopying and being allowed to eat in the library. Schedule is 8-12 most days. Our guides were both M-4, so they were basically able to tell us anything and everything we wanted to know. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities, low cost of living, low instate tuition, potential to grow" More from this Member | Report Response

"The VCU match list is actually pretty impressive. Also, the students seemed pretty interested (although they had a huge exam the Friday I interviewed)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice weather." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was amazing. My interviewer and I connected and we talked and joked the entire time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The city, the hospital, how active the hospital was, the other med students, the facilities were great, i also really liked that there was a pharm school and a dental school--made it very much so a health environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of the students!! Even the students we just saw on the tour looked so happy and relaxed. The amount of people utilizing the hospital system." More from this Member | Report Response

"Every single interviewer I had was so encouraging! I really enjoyed the laid-back style of the interviews, it really allowed me to feel relax and let my true self show. I think that is a smart move for interviewing style." More from this Member | Report Response

"Level 1 trauma unit, the egyptian building seemed nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Huge campus hospital. Looks like a lot of money has been spent here recently. There was a genuine down-home feel to this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour, students" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed by the camaraderie demonstrated by the students. The faculty seemed genuinely interested in ensuring the success of the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I always hear horror stories about Richmond, but the campus was really nice and all the facilities were awesome" More from this Member | Report Response

"The process was really easy. Everyone tried to make me as comfortable as possible. I was very impressed by the organization of the day and the technology available at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"extremely helpful staff, kind..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of all my interviews, MCV had the best waiting room and interview processing. You may think you're relaxed, but being able to send out a quick email, watch T.V. or surf the web does put you at ease. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The people are awesome. Students are happy, they say its a relaxed learning atmosphere. The facilities are quite nice. I hope I get in! Oh, and stay with a student host, saves money, and they are very helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were obviously very happy with the school and were very personable. I also liked how the staff went out of their way to make the day as stress-free as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were incredibly amiable and kind. The interview felt as though I was conversing with a relative- very comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was enthusiastic, the school is growing and expanding research facilities, my interviewers all had been at VCU/MCV for a long time and still loved it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond and it's small town feel, VCU campus, expansion of clinical buildings and hospital facilities, and the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"THe facilities are great and I like that the curriculum is in blocks." More from this Member | Report Response

"The size of the hospital, all the construction/improvements taking place, and the cooperative nature of the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I LOVE THE CAMPUS! The dental school, pharm school, nursing school are ALL there so the campus is very lively. VCU basically runs Richmond. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the students seemed really happy, and the faculty cares a lot about the well-being of the students. There is a professor who wrote a book that students at other med schools use. That same professor apparently sits down with 2nd year med students and helps them develop good study skills for school and for boards. that's pretty awesome" More from this Member | Report Response

"enthusiastic, relaxed students, facilities seemed to be pretty modern, accessible, warm faculty and admissions staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice interviewer, admissions office staff, and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a nice city with excellent facilities. I also liked the program to go overseas during your summers." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was bigger than I thought, the campus was more active than I expected, the faculty that I met were very welcoming and the students were positive and enthusiastic about attending." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the faculty and staff were very welcoming and friendly. Nobody made me feel as though I did not belong at their school. I didn't feel like they were trying to weed me out." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was stress free. The facilites were very nice and the people were extremely friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have some really nice facilities that I was surprised by. Everything seems really up-to-date and renovated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The Dean of Admissions is such a nice lady. The people who work in her office are equally as nice. The students who gave us a tour really seemed to genuninely love the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked the school, the diverity of the patients and class. Everyone was really friendly and happy to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were top notch." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school is great with new programs and facilities. It seems like a vibrant community." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was late for my 8:30 interview because of snow and traffic, but they rescheduled me for 2:00. The secretary and the doctor were sooo nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The size of the facilities (8th largest teaching health sciences center in the country). That next year a lot of additions I didn't even know about will be done next year (such as the new student center). I'm a grad. student here and didn't know about this. The school has about a 95% pass rate on the boards thanks to strong curriculum. The information session with the Dean Admissions after the interview though long as informative as you're briefed about how the selection/waitlist process works and about financial aid, etc... My interviewer talked to me a lot about the diversity of patients you get to see here and the ability to get involved in seeing patients really early on." More from this Member | Report Response

"urban setting of the hospital, seemed very busy and diverse...also, the admissions staff was really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities seemed nice, the students all seemed very happy, they have a cool Egyptian building for first years" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great location. I love Richmond." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed very happy and satisfied with the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are very nice, and Richmond wasn't half as scary as I was expecting. The focus on training excellent and well rounded physicians. The faculty seem dedicated to helping the students learn, and not just to pursuing their own research interests." More from this Member | Report Response

"When I walked into the admissions office, the most pleasant wonderful administrative assistant ever greeted me warmly, noticed that I looked tired, and then proceeded to procure a cup of coffee and a bagel for me. That really set the tone for the day. The staff, students, and interviewer were all similarly helpful and encouraging. The hospital was much much larger than I had anticipated and seemed bustling with a lot of energy. Students universally seemed very enthusiastic about the program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of all students, administration" More from this Member | Report Response

"Medical campus is quite comprehensive. Well known for a variety of specialties and a diverse patient population. Lots of renovation and construction. New 300-bed hospital expansion underway." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are great. The immediate area surrounding the school has a nice urban bustle which I liked a lot. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum and class structure, the hospitol facilities, and how nice the people were." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students who were very friendly and seem to enjoy themselves" More from this Member | Report Response

"I LOVED the school. The city is quite historic and, for me, it is the perfect place to study medicine. I was extremely impressed by the professionalism of my tour guides and by my interviewer (MS4). I really enjoyed Dr. H's presentation about the application process and found it comforting that the admissions committee truly wants to relieve applicants' anxieties. I was also impressed that the hospital houses a small library for patients to research common diseases. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Early clinical experience; MCV Hospital is amazing if you want to see a wide variety of cases; non-competitive nature of the students; the campus is very wired (everything's online for easy access)" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING! I loved the campus, the city, the hospitals, students I met, everything. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Almost everything. The scale of the medical center is impressive. The students were intelligent but down to Earth. The facilities were high-tech. The patient volume is extremely high. There are unlimited clinical specialties at the center. Richmond is not at all as "ghetto" as people say." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a much better school than I thought it would be; the hospital(s) is huge - very busy, large pt. volume. Very positively impressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student really seem happy, Richmond is a nice city - lots to do. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very intimate and friendly place. Richmond seems a nice, medium sized town which would provide a low-stress med school environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"very nice facilities, everyone was nice and students were happy...NoVA fairfax option sounds GREAT " More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities - It is a major medical campus in downtown Richmond. Interviewer felt like he really wanted to get to know me. Downtown area (Shockoe) is pretty cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students are enthusiastic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly atmosphere, nice facilities and surroundings. Research program seems relatively strong. " More from this Member | Report Response

"a LOT of things. My interviewer was so laid back and nice, she was a 4th year medical student. She was enthusiastic and so friendly. I really like the dean, who did not beat around the bush and was very personable. My tour guides were really nice and informative. Both had a very high opinion of their school and their classmates. The facilities are great. The student host i stayed with was wonderful. she took me out both nights i was in richmond, introduced me to her friends, and showed me around the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed by how relaxed the students were, and how relaxed the interview was. My interviewer was a very nice guy and I was happy that he took the time to carefully read my application and address issues that pertained to it. I'm also encouraged by the fact that everybody can do well if they work hard, and that the grading system is fair. Also, MCV/VCU has a prominent head injury ctr, and the largest ER in the state (for all you potential ER docs!) Also, I like the fact that the hospital is right across from the medical school. They're also building a new anatomy lab and a recreational facility. Oh, and rent in Richmond is cheap!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer really wanted to get to know me, he seemed to want to be my advocate" More from this Member | Report Response

"The large amount of clinical experience you get right there on campus. They have tremendous opportunities via the many hospitals located in or around the campus. The faculty/students were really nice and willing to answer any questions. My interviewer was great, he broke the ice with some Harry Potter questions and we went from there. Richmond wasn't that bad, high murder/crime rate but what do you expect from a larger city. The hospitals are beautiful and I would consider myself lucky to attend there. They have a really high USMLE pass rate. Great school all around. " More from this Member | Report Response

"MCV staff and students were very friendly helpfull people. Tour guides have liked their experience so far. The hospital is quite large and very nice. Seems like a great place for 3rd and 4th year rotations. A new cancer center is being built as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed the Richmond area, everyone from the school (students, admissions office staff,) was very friendly. Living in Richmond is very affordable compared to California." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and staff were very friendly and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school facility, they have been working on renovation and adding new buildings recently." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond was better than I was led to believe. The school is located right in the heart if down town. I liked that the school of nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and applied health are all in the same vicinity. That way you can mingle with other students instead of your classmates - especially if you single like me." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed with how laid-back the interview was. He told me at the beginning that he hoped it would be a good, easy-going experience and that it was probably a good first interview to have. I was very impressed with the facilities, especially the hospital. The admissions meeting was very thorough on explaining exactly what is next in the process. She emphasized that the interview is the most important part because it allows the committee know you as a personal personality. This is especially important when there is a tie, interview score, then undergrad gpa, and then mcat score. Also the associate dean of admissions mentioned to feel free to email her with any information you may have forgotten to mention to the interview. Before the rest of the committee, she mentions that information. (It was somewhat difficult to always remember everything to say to the interviewer, especially since it was more of a conversation). The food was good also! You can get whatever you want and it's free! Richmond was very picturesque. I loved it. I hope I get accepted!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities are beautiful, and there is SO much to do in Richmond!" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was very welcoming and seemed genuinely interested in learning more about me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people I met all seemed happy and excited to share VCU with newcomers. The facilities are amazing in terms of size and range." More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like a setting very suitable for the study of medicine - in an urban location with an array of people, and with good facilities. Also the students and interviewer were nice and enthusiastic about the school. Plus the cafeteria food was several standard deviations in quality above an average cafeteria." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone loves it there. The staff is really supportive and Richmond has things to offer in terms of housing and culture. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the hospital system is very large, also the area has an exploding surburban region 30 minutes outside the city" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very enthusiastic, happy, friendly, open, and non-competitive with one another. Waiting in the reception area I looked through the Med school yearbook. It seems the students are close and have a great sense of humor. The classes seem to be pretty well bonded too. Also apparently the Fan distric just down Broad Street is a beautiful historical area and a great place for Urban professionals and grad students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked Richmond & the Carytown area...so cute. I liked the facilities & the hospital, it's a lot nicer than I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly students. Facilities are nice. Richmond is not as bad as some of these reviews make it out to be. It is pretty quiet on Weekends. It has some industrial facilities mixed in with old historical architecture. The school is right by the state capital, the Virginia Supreme Court." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is alot bigger and alot nicer than I expect, you really need to go to VCU to appreciate how great a school it is." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students get along so well for such a big class (184). everyone seems to like it there" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are up-to-date. Good funding for research activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were larger and more modern than I expected. The area surrounding the medical center was not nearly so ghetto as I was led to believe. The cost of living is also really low." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much pride the students had in the school and how friendly the staff were. I was also impressed that they let you know exactly how the application process works." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area around the school is nice, the people were very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"the egyptian building was great; dr. costanza is the person who writes the board exam study books and a lot of vcu/mcv people in her class do very well" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the friendliness of the students, the attentiveness and genuiness of my interviewer. At the end of the interview, I was handed a card with my interviewers information and was told to write if I had any questions or concerns (I am assuming this is also true for the other students who interviewed there). I did write and received a response the same day. I was certainly impressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer...he was very interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were all relatively new. They have a library-like room in the hospital where patients can look up info on their condition" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people and the feeling of a low stress environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"The 2nd year students that gave the tour were extremely excited about VCU. Also the admissions officers were very truthful and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students are all very upbeat, study facilities are great, studnet lounge is chill." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were very friendly, including my interviewer. I expressed an interest in pediatrics through my essays so they matched me with a pediatric emergency room physician. Also, the medical students who gave me the tour were really helpful and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"We were able to put our things in the admission office while we were on the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. I won't say that I was negatively impressed by the school...I just wasn't impressed at all. There was nothing that made me say "I HAVE to go here!"" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were extremely approachable, honest, and friendly. I had the opportunity to stay with a first-year student and we had a blast. We went to a comedy club the night before the interview with other med students. Many of the students said they came to VCU because of the students. I would do the same." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student tour and the anatomy room has a view!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lecture halls, hospital are very nice. It serves a large number of people and is in the downtown area. VCU has a reputation of being one of the 'better' schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"The block schedule would fit perfectly with my learning style. I also liked that they only have lecture from 8am-12 pm most days so there's plenty of free time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The public transportation system. The students have an online bulletin board that they use for all communication, both related to their coursework and to social activities. They seem very close-knit and inclusive. The testing schedule is set up so that blocks end usually before weekends and always before vacations (Thanksgiving, winter break) so there is nothing to study for over the breaks. Also, the tests are in a format that is similar to the usmle step 1, and that seems like a sensible way to help students prepare for the exam. Lecture notes are given to the students before each block." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of the buildings were very nice, rent in Richmond is cheap, school has opportunity for students to do 3rd & 4th year in Northern VA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Straightforwardness about the admissions process." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions committee does not give too much preference to in-state students. All of the exams are made to look like Board questions. The emergency medicine department is one of the largest in the country." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent interview--felt like a conversation and she took my answers and turned them around to explain parts of the school that would interest me" More from this Member | Report Response

"i love richmond, the students were very nice and helpful, the atmosphere is great, more laid back than other schools. admissions staff and prof were also pleasant and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great campus (I think they said it was the 4th largest medical campus in the US). The area around it, although currently not as nice, is being invested into to make a clearner downtown area." More from this Member | Report Response

"99% step one pass rate - every student has a custom designed review for preparing for the boards starting january of second uear (6 month head start), lots of students matching into top residencies, block scheduling, organ based approach, friendly students, level one trauma center with a burn unit, 8th largest teaching hospital (means lots of patients)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The newer facilities and the new building going on." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their high-tech library and the size of the hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I was pretty impressed with the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were really nice, the atmosphere wasn't competetive. The area around Richmond (outside the city) is very nice, if you like nature." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond (outside of the downtown/Jackson Ward area) wasn't as bad as others painted it to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are very nice, Richmond has a lot to offer even though it's a smaller city, the administrative staff are extremely welcoming and nice, students seem happy and diverse" More from this Member | Report Response

"The School is great and everyone at the admission officer are really great people." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything! people were great, hospital facilities solid, and the curriculum is very impressive..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed interview, friendly students" More from this Member | Report Response

"the friendly atmosphere and the hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"VCU/MCV is technologically wired in every aspect. everything is on the web (i.e. course syllabi, course movies, grades, etc.) They have an excellant clinical course that spans the first 2 yrs (you will start seeing patients by the 3rd week). From what I hear this course really prepares you for the clinical half of med school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The pyramid and civil war museum." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new health sciences building is pretty nice. The curriculum (foundations of clinical medicine) and class schedules seem to be to the student's advantage. The plans for the new hospital facilities seem very impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"proximity to other cities. richmond is in a good location to leave!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Eqyptian building was cool. Also, Dr. Heldberg is really upfront about the process so you know how your app is going to be reviewed." More from this Member | Report Response

"EGYPTIAN BUILDING WAS TIGHT" More from this Member | Report Response

"not much honestly" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are nice, and the students seem really happy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was not stressful, the state of the art technology, the new NICU facilities and computerized radiology in the ER." More from this Member | Report Response

"I REALLY liked my interviewer. He was such a wonderful old man. I was nervous when I walked in, but once we started talking, it seemed like I was talking to a close relative of mine. I also liked the hospital buildings and how they are all nicely connected." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are nice. The newborn intensive care unit (NICU) is top of the line, the buildings are all neatly interconnected, the atmosphere is really laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students all seem genuinely happy and interested in promoting a positive image of the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students, admissions office and staff. Everyone was genuinely nice and respectful of their prospective students. The interview was laid-back, and our tour guides were really informative and conducted a great tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice all the staff was and how everyone seemed genuinely happy to see you there and happy to help you in any way." More from this Member | Report Response

"Classrooms were recently renovated" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facilities and the online course materials." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is really big and there seem to be many opportunities for clinical experience in a broad range of specialties starting year one." More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is nothing impressive about the idiotic interview or his school." More from this Member | Report Response

"the people...they were all friendly and happy to be there" More from this Member | Report Response

"The talk with the associate dean for admissions was fantastic. She explained the process very well and how she thinks the school's curriculum will change in the future. The new facilities are beautiful! The Egyptian Building looks great renovated, too. ALL of the students I met seemed happy and excited about MCV. They all like the new block class format where they only have lectures in the morning. I drove out to the Fan area of Richmond since I wanted to see a nicer part of the city than is around the med school. It was very nice - lots of cool historical houses and renovated row houses..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How the associate dean of admissions explained the exact process of getting accepted after the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview itself and the fact that Dr.Costanza is a part of VCU's faculty. She has written nationally-renknowed books on the USMLE boards. Meets individually with each VCU's med student to plan and devise a strategy that meets their specific style. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the staff treats the interviewees (professional, kind, and even treated us for lunch!). The improvements made on campus (med library, undergrad library, etc) ever since i finished the certificate program in 2002. The improvements in the surrounding community (new shopping centers and stores). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Heldberg explained the entire post-interview process of what happens to your application. Hopefully knowing this will make the waiting process a little easier" More from this Member | Report Response

"AM classes, most afternoons off to study or whatever - lower cost of living - hospital across the street and fabulous NICU" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was very nice and laid back - he just asked some very strange questions. I am not muslim yet somehow we got into a religious discussion regarding islam, the middle east, U.S. foreign policy, support/non-support of Israel, the Palestinian problem, etc etc. We hardly talked about medicine at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"people were laid back, nice computer facilities,new gateway building" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were really nice. My host was really cool and laid-back. The Egyptian building is pretty cool (a little bit out of place though). FCM sounds like a great class." More from this Member | Report Response

"The big hospital associated with VCU." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked the Foundations of Medicine program that MCV has started and also the Egyptian building is really cool. The other really nice thing about the school is that they present every detail about how the admissions process works and what the next step is after the interview during the orientation so there are no surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice classroom facilities, standardized patient program seemed cool, classes from 8-12." More from this Member | Report Response

"The laid back atmosphere and the egyptian building." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the construction that has been done in the last few years, how wired the campus is, how diverse both the student and patient populations are" More from this Member | Report Response

"How "wired" the school is (curriculum, admissions, etc.), extremely diverse patient population seen at the hospital, lack of cutthroat atmosphere, block scheduling" More from this Member | Report Response

"MCV is very open about their admissions process. Everything is computerized. Med students were professional and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! VCU is surprisingly dynamic in its curriculum and its facilities are undergoing an extensive renovation -- most of the campus should look completely different by the time I potentially get there in 2 years..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school with great facilities. I really liked the Egyptian building, the block schedule (from 8-12), the professors and the building. Oh, and they sit you down and explain the whole interview process to you, there is no mystery!" More from this Member | Report Response

"everybody was nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone I spoke to associated with the school went out of their way to welcome us and answer questions...very friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"classrooms, everything for class is on the web, clinical experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is extremely high-tech - everything is online and computerized - which makes it easier on the students and faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students were really friendly and there seemed to be a good balance between academics and life outside of the classroom" More from this Member | Report Response

"curriculum and people. they were generally very laid back and nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ammount of clinical experience, intense and organized prep for boards, security." More from this Member | Report Response

"the integration of clinical application with theory, the technology (most books are on CD, all lectures are powerpoint presentations that you will have, videos in the lab), the non-competitive environment, the easy-going faculty. Everyone seems to be happy there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The doctor who interviewed me conducted a fantastic interview and was very nice. He made sure to ask questions about nearly all of the experiences on my application, as well as questions about my personal characteristics." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"the time the interviewer was able to spend with me " More from this Member | Report Response

"The ER and trauma rooms, and their state of the art computerized X-ray room." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of everyone" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of students, dean of admissions explaining the details of the application process. The on-line lecture notes and learning resources." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness of students! everyone was sooo helpful - other students would stop the tour group to see if anyone had questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Happiness of the students, Remodeled educational facilities for firts and second years, Introduced to Clinical Medicine course during first and second year" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions director took a lot of time to explain the entire admissions process to us...in fact, she went into far too much detail. I almost fell asleep. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The student tour...it was very comprehensive! I love the Egyptian building where the M1's have lectures!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the interaction between the students and faculty and how much they [faculty] cares. Also, the new lecture room for the coming M1." More from this Member | Report Response

"my interviewer and the dean" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The information session was a bit long, but it was still very informative and I'm glad they included it." More from this Member | Report Response

"virtual interviews meant it was a lot of sitting for prolonged periods" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch could have been better than a wrap with chips" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the study rooms + library are a little run down" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was not the most informative or extensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, it was a fun day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Separation of students based on year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing stood out to me as negative during interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - this is a fantastic school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Large class size" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is surrounded by some rough neighborhood so you might run into some trouble with the homeless." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview day was somewhat poorly organized; I had an 8am interview, and there was nothing for me to do between my interview and the next activity (had over an hour of down time)." More from this Member | Report Response

"not much... the hills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much! There is some downtime during the interview day (up to an hour or so), but it's no big deal. Out-of-state students generally can't get in-state tuition." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, absolutely loved this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"only a student interviewed me.. I feel that at least 1 faculty-member should definitely interview all students." More from this Member | Report Response

"To be honest, the interview was a little confrontational." More from this Member | Report Response

"basically impossible to get instate tuition for OOS students after a year or two" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - great school!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Richmond. Facilities a bit dark." More from this Member | Report Response

"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..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were like 22 other people interviewing, so the tour got kinda crowded and sometimes it was hard to hear what the students (2 M2 tour guides) were saying." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond, if anything, seemed a bit racially divided downtown, but maybe that's an overgeneralization." More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of state costs" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing much." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewer was rude, attacked everything I said and as far as I can tell, didn't like me before I even opened my mouth" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the health professions get to use the library (sorry, I'm selfish like that)." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was horrible. There is only one bad interviewer at VCU and I got him. He wad deaf and couldn't hear anything I said and he was not able to keep up a normal conversation so I had to talk slowly and continuously repeat myself. He made it extremely stressful.. but everyone else was cool" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was an hour and 40 minutes and my interviewer kept trying to answer questions for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the interviewees I've met at my interview date made some comments that offended me. But nothing bad about the interviewers and the interview process. " More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch in the cafeteria at the busiest time of the day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Library was loud and closes early, concerned about where to study. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking can be a hassle." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't think of anything. A lot of people will say the city of Richmond impressed them negatively. Those people shouldn't have bothered to apply to MCV. You don't have to visit Richmond to know something about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was hard to get a sense of the diversity of the patient and student populations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hm, not so sure of Richmond and having to have a car as a requirement." More from this Member | Report Response

"location :( no "centralized" campus. and lack of parking." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer - very rude and liked to interrupt! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing much" More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond is somewhat dumpy. It's not scary, though." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the campus. Not really anything they can do about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"cost" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost of Attendance" More from this Member | Report Response

"The size of the class." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone kept referring to how great a school it was GOING to be. However, most of the improvements would not be implemented until I graduated. Also, they do not have class capture/audio capability." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much - there was no tour of the hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing negative, but the school didn't really elicit any positive feelings. Very practical, very functional, and I think I'd do well here, but that's about it. Didn't *love* it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There are clearly ''two faces'' to Richmond. The city seems very racially divided." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are a little dated." More from this Member | Report Response

"the class size is a bit large relative to other schools. however, when i asked my interviewer about this, he mentioned that the classes get broken up into smaller groups, so that you can still get individualized attention. " More from this Member | Report Response

"illegitamate version of letter grading (Honors, high pass, marginal pass), facilities are okay but not great" More from this Member | Report Response

" Some of the buildings are starting to fall apart...but there are plans to eventually replace them. -My interviewer said...so you want to go into pediatrics...thats cause you're a woman and women like kids" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm just not a fan of the big scary city, and VCU is right in the middle of exactly that." More from this Member | Report Response

"The place - Richmond is not so nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"construction and some nearby areas of Richmond were sketchy" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would say the fact that there's not much activity going on in Richmond at night." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area surrounding the hospital is pretty rundown and generally pathetic, though you absolutely get your chance to serve the underserved." More from this Member | Report Response

"kinda dirty city" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location. Richmond was pretty ghetto." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was a completely pompous jerk. He condescended to me through the entire interview, making numerous snide remarks, and bragged about his multiple degrees. VCU apparently needs to screen/train their interviewers better. I don't think he was just ''having a bad day.'' I could never recommend a school that would allow someone to treat applicants this way." More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing. It was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"something that caught my attention was the huge difference between the obvious money in the system/hospital and the utter poverty of some of the people walking around. ...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the building are old looking, but I think the interior are pretty updated. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I have been in love with this program from day 1, and my interview merely reinforced this opinion." More from this Member | Report Response

"the one way streets" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't really like the down town location of the school. Richmond is more ghetto than I would have imagined." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was 25 minutes late. She had not read my file and seemed not to have known she had an interview that day. She answered 3 phone calls during the interview, cutting off my answers to do so. Very insulting and discourteous considering how much time and money and effort I put into my application, career and journey to get to MCV. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The parking situation seems to need improvment." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. The people were positive about the school and the facilities were awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"We didn't really get to look into halls and stuff because some classes were going on, but not a big deal" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing...it was cold for the tour, but i guess that wasn't their fault :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer asked me questions that essentially required me to recite back my application packet. There were no really thought-provoking or deep questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking? Nothing really..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was almost too superficial and I walked away feeling like I didn't get as good of an impression of the school's atmosphere as I had at others." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond and the food poisoning I got from my dinner :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"The lunch was not that great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not too much, people had warned me that the area around the school is sketchy, but I didn't really get that impression." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond's tallest building might be New York's shortest building. The area is pretty yet somehow it's the hood." More from this Member | Report Response

"the campus wasnt very nice and i didnt feel really safe driving into richmond...but it might be because I was comparing it to my undergrad campus, which is so beautiful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish the transportation systems of Richmond and the campus were more reliable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"students were not particularly friendly (except for the tour guides who were great)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not know that it would be so humid in Virginia." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really except for Richmond. I'm from a big city and Richmond is defintetly not big city. The conservative nature of the city also" More from this Member | Report Response

"The increase in this year's numbers of applicants. The town of Richmon looks alright. Nothing spectacular." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing other than the school is not in the safest area (expected in any city)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, it was a great tour/interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, this is my #1." More from this Member | Report Response

"to be honest, I didn't leave with any negative impressions." More from this Member | Report Response

"There's not much to do immediately around the school. To get to cooler areas of Richmond you need to have access to a car or use public transportation." More from this Member | Report Response

"The grilling during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond, while certainly not horrible, is a little run down with graffiti and wandering around alone at night is probably not a good idea. The school is in a pretty safe area, however. I didn't care for the Egyptian building; it seems like a strange place to take your first year classes. I mean, what the heck is that thing doing in Richmond, VA? The other negative thing was that Dr. Heldberg basically told us that if you are out-of-state, you should expect to be waitlisted, at best. The waitlist does move quite a bit though, and in the end, 30-40% of the class is OOS. Also, the OOS tuition is very pricey, but that's to be expected. I was also disappointed that we didn't get to see the ER that I've heard so much about (they used to take interviewees throught there, but I guess it was causing too much disruption)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much. I was pretty impressed overall. Students did mention that it is a lot easier to get along if you have a car, but that parking is a huge pain in the area. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing. I love this school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's in Richmond...and I'm from NYC. My interviewer even warned me that although the academic area tends to be more open- minded, Richmond in general tends to be very conservative. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't get to see any classrooms or labs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the facilities are older but that shouldn't have a major influence on your visit" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions committee is 4 weeks behind. With the holidays approaching, my interview group may or may not be reviewed before they send out the next batch of acceptances. I was also surprised how many out of state students were interviewed today (~7 of 10), especially since each class is comprised of only 30% out of state students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm from Richmond, so I'm not thrilled about the fact that it's in Richmond...but that's a personal bias" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much. Some facilities were a bit "dated", but just shows its history, I guess." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lack of research going on at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't get to see some of the facilities I wanted to see." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the facilities are a little dated. My interviewer was actually a current MD/PhD student - I didn't meet any actual faculty other than the info session with the dean. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm not sure they school can provide opportunities for more ambitious med students." More from this Member | Report Response

"richmond...sort of biased against it, but it's my own personal thing...the school seems great though" More from this Member | Report Response

"The feeling of confederate pride, ie. THE confederate museum is on campus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There are EIGHT people per anatomy group. I think four is really the max for learning well, and most schools have four. I don't see how you can learn intricate body parts and all get to participate with EIGHT people. My tourguide told me that it saved the anatomy dept. money and even though they paid ahead tuition they got no refund for the decrease in cadavers, weird and yuck..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Traffic" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, i don't knowhow i feel yet about the richmond area. being from california, it seems kinda small, but a lot of peole here consider it a big city." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond isn't a bustling metropolis, so it would take some getting used to. Oh, and finding a cab wasn't easy, but this doesn't have anything to do with the school. Regarding the school, I was a little sad that we didn't get to see the anatomy lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student tour guides - yes, they loved the school and were enthusiastic, however, they were 2nd years and knew NOTHING about rotations, clerkships, etc and did not seem to care about finishing the tour on time for my 2 pm interview (neither wore a watch...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost for out-of-staters (budget around $60,000). Ouch. But I think it would be worth it in the end. Didn't get to see the anatomy lab, but that is understandable. Parking, could be crazy. It takes them FOREVER to get back to you about their decision and once they make their decision about you and your file (about 1 week after you interview) it (your rating)is set in stone and cannot be changed by sending in updates (grades, progress rep.) etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular. Richmond is a half-way decent city, but I'm from Boston so it would be a change for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"High cost of out of state tuition." More from this Member | Report Response

"the location of VCU, it's at the crowded Richmond downtown district." More from this Member | Report Response

"I hope they finish most of the constructon before July 2006 - Parking seems to be a huge problem there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared to walk a lot during the tour. Also it got hotter after lunchtime. Also, with 11 interviewees in today's group, it was harder to hear what each of the tourguides said because they were usually answering questions at the same time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A bit crowded (but they're working on it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guides didn't seem to know the tour route well. When asked where the Financial Aid office was, they pointed in opposite directions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Size of the class. Richmond is not at the top of my list of cities to live in before I die." More from this Member | Report Response

"Well it was pretty darn humid that day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer spoke mainly about himself and didn't ask me very many questions. When he asked me questions, he never asked a follow up and he seemed generally uninterested in me. I also don't think Richmond is for me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the cafeteria at the hospital was not very clean looking, smelled like fried fat and was too crowded" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking is a pain, there was a lot of construction. I was worried about the area being rough based on previous posted responses, but its definitely not that bad. Its a typical urban hospital area. Also everyone at the hopsital eats out of meat trucks/vendors on the street. The students were pretty psyched about them though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not enough people in the area, but I'm a New Yorker." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is low-tech as far as teaching goes, the hospital seems to be state-of-the-art" More from this Member | Report Response

"parts of richmond suck. don't walk down broad st at night or at any time of the day for that matter. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Student tour guides were friendly, but didn't seem overly enthusiastic about the school. (They weren't negative about it, either)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer didn't take any notes during my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The city of Richmond was not as nice as I expected" More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond is kinda industrial and probably not where I would like to live" More from this Member | Report Response

"the students were not as friendly. in fact, a lot of them (with the exception of the two student tour guides) were very snobby. i interviewed at DO schools before. this school was my very first MD interview, and it was so amazing to see the differences in attitude between DO students and MD students. on the whole, i found DO students to be so much nicer and friendlier thant the MD students i met that day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost! The tuition is sky-high for out-of-staters. Also, they seemed a bit disorganized. They did not tell me who I was interviewing until after my interview was supposed to start, so I was a little late to my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond is not a very nice city. One student also told me that she had items of hers stolen from the library" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, except the cafeteria food." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was at the end of the day, after the tour, so I was rushed to finish the tour and make it back to the admissions office in time for my interview. It was really negative, just made the experience slightly more stressful at first." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read from a lot of places that the interview is quite laid back. I just want to warn that YOU should not be laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was one thing that rubbed me the wrong way during my time at VCU...the Director of Student Outreach or Minority Services. I felt that she asked questions that were inappropriate and really, none of her concern. She didn't make me feel comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really - - - except for the tuition, but that's standard out of state. The downtown Richmond area was much nicer than I expected from what I've read on this website. It's not Beverly Hills, but it's really not bad at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"Having just one interviewer, student tour guides were not very informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"They only send out acceptances four times a year and the committee get's pretty backlogged with reviewing canidates so I will be waiting a long time to hear about the outcome of my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"MCV is in a part of Richmond that is practically deserted on weekends. On the positive side, though, you can live away from the MCV campus in an area called "the fan" that seems to be a popular place for students to live (including undergrads from the VCU main campus), and still be able to take public transportation to MCV." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost of tuition (kinda offsets the low rent) for out-of-staters, the lack of underrepresented minorities and the unwillingness of the students to comment on this issue" More from this Member | Report Response

"Large class size seems to get in the way of personalized advising. My impression was that pursuing electives was something to be done on one's own time during 1st and 2nd year (rather than a specific requirement for a certain number of elective hours). As a city, Richmond was not that appealing." More from this Member | Report Response

"There 180 students per class. Downtown Richmond, where the school is located, is hideous. There are high-rises everywhere and very little greenery." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities are average." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was an exhausting day." More from this Member | Report Response

"The parking." More from this Member | Report Response

"The meeting with the associate dean. She told us everything about the rest of the process and what will happen next with our file. This included how they discuss our files, and score us and rank us. Right after having my interview I did not really want to hear about that. I mean, you know it goes on, and they have to select or not select you somehow, but you do not really want to think about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guides were first-timers and kept talking about all the alcohol and parties that the students have at the school (I am 100% serious). I feel this happened because of the interview setup, which has some interviewing in the morning before the tour and some in the afternoon after the tour. During my interview day, I was the only one interviewing in the afternoon, so everyone had a relaxed, celebratory attitude during the tour. The tour guides set the tone of the tour such that I was uncomfortable to ask serious questions about the school, and when I did I felt that I was looked down upon. This was an unfortunate situation. In addition, I was not positively impressed with the hospital facilities and was surprised by the school's lack of a centralized International Studies office. Also, the admissions officer gave a really long talk in her office and gave statistics (like only 20-25 students are accepted during the first round of acceptances in October) that were intimidating and unsettling rather than encouraging." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students didn't seem too enthusiastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond is a bit far from DC" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Dr was late, but it was understandable. I missed lunch with all the other applicants / the med student, but it was quite alright." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was way too long. Also, several of the other people interviewing that day seemed rather cut throat, and spent the day trying to one-up eachother." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond is a little sketchy" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew this but Richmond has one of THE most highest crime and homicide rates in the nation (top 25...google for the following keywords: 'richmond crime statistics'). the few blocks near the medical campus is fine, however if you go down just a few blocks it is so ghetto. I took some time surveying the area and I swear some of the homes looked like crack houses and I'm not over exaggerating. The city literally shuts down after 8pm...there's like no one out. comin' from cali I've seen the ghettos in LA like compton, etc., but richmond makes compton look like a walk in the park. friggin' A, I highly suggest that if you come here spend some time going around richmond and you will see. an M2 told me this story of an MCV physician who was killed and thrown into the James River (south of MCV). although I was accepted, I just couldn't ignore everything I saw there. other than richmond's crime rate and junk, VCU/MCV is a great school and has a solid MD program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer did not let me finish answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"construction, but it will be fine when its all over" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview was so dull that i was caught looking at a digital clock in the room. also, the city of Richmond is FILTHY. I also believe that the class size is too large for personal attention. the other two virginia schools have smaller class sizes." More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital didn't seem all that nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"THE AREA KIND OF SUX" More from this Member | Report Response

"the school is old and outdated, the hospital is like a miniature hospital, usmle scores are not high for many students, it rains too much, petty crime is high, richmond is a small city with nothing to do, this is everyone's backup school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking is a big issue. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of state students are not eligible for instate tuition once they move to Richmond. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was at the West Hospital building and the elevators there were SOOOOO slow. I seriously waited for about 8 minutes before an elevator came. Besides that, the surrounding area isn't paradise, but it's not too bad either. I lived in NYC for a year so my love for the city-life is still in me." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the physicians I talked to said that this was a second-tier medical school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Parts of the hospital seem a bit old. The ER is really small. At the same time though, there are parts of the hospital that are brand new. In the end, It didn't bother me too much and really has no impact on my interest in the school. MCV seems like a really great place." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parts of the hospital seem old and run-down, and downtown isn't the nicest area. But Richmond is a great place and definitely has nicer areas to live in. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was initially worried b/c my interviewer did not have a copy of my file, but then i gave it to him and i later spoke with the dean of students and she explained to me that it was just my particular interviewer's style not to look at the paper work until after he had interviewed me b/c he wanted to have an objective opinion before he found out who i was. So if your interviewer doesn't really know much about you, just talk about whatever you want him to tell the board, you're file reviewer will talk about all your paper work." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of parking available to students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The surrounding area outside the hospital and the lack of adequate parking." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure you have a friend drop you off at the school or take a taxi or something like that. Leave plenty of time (i.e. 7.5 hours) for finding a parking spot if you go in your car." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. I wanted to slap the interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital is showing its age a bit. The new Gateway building that connects all of the medical buildings is gorgeous, however." More from this Member | Report Response

"The setup of the campus. If you are used to your closed off, closeknit, college town community, MCV is totally different. The campus is very integrated with construction and hospital staff, community people, businessmen, dental, nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, and medical school students. Not that it is negative, but it is different than my undergrad. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. MCV is my top choice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"short notice - I got an email thursday before a monday interview, and I did not check my email until that saturday. felt like I could have been better prepared if I had had more notice. So if you applied to VCU/MCV, CHECK YOUR EMAIL EVERY DAY - also, if you have a junk mail filter on your email, turn it off, because VCU/MCV sends out invitations in bulk, and this triggers a lot of email servers to see the message as trash!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking - not much of it and expensive" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above - I didn't know whether to take this positively or negatively - it was just strange!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"one of the tour guides hinted that this school, isn't where a minority student esp with aging faculty should go i.e. kicked out some bright students for small infractions, history of past problems between faculty n racial issues t is all really freaked me out, so don't know now if I should come here if given an offer" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is pretty small. Richmond seems pretty quiet, a little too boring for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The city of Richmond" More from this Member | Report Response

"The city itself was undergoing a lot of construction and it seemed a little run-down and old, plus parking is a huge pain so get there early!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond is dirty, my interview was pushed back an hour so I had to wait around, a lot of reapplicants and students with lower scores." More from this Member | Report Response

"The E.R. was pretty dirty" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking (I was denied parking in the lot they told me I was guaranteed parking in and had to pay $12 to park farther away; not very good student hang out/lounge facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"expensive to park for students" More from this Member | Report Response

"TRAFFIC, YUCK." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cafeteria food :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"The city. It is quite small, and not much to do...that is except study" More from this Member | Report Response

"the old hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewer hadnt read my file so he was reading it in front of me" More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond is only a so-so city. MCV's reputation is strong in the Mid-Atlantic and South, but not as big in other regions of the country." More from this Member | Report Response

"the old classrooms" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities and classrooms" More from this Member | Report Response

"Need for security. Screaming (as in high on drugs or a little nutty screaming) woman strapped to a stretcher in the ER. Feeling like I was in an old middle school with all the beige walls. Interview in a conference room (big, long tables for just interviewer and me)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Out-of-state students cannot change their residency over the 4 years. Some of the buildings are old and rundown. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus and student facilities are for the most part just not attractive, and in fact are quite rundown. For an out of state student to pay the $31,000 tuition, there are schools with much, much nicer facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital is old, but that was not a big a deal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Many of the buildings were run down. Tons of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Somewhat chaotic setting." More from this Member | Report Response

"No nice place for students to study." More from this Member | Report Response

"THe physical structure of the school facilities. some were very nice but in some places ceiling tiles were rotting and fall down, for example." More from this Member | Report Response

"the hospital is huge, but is obviously very old (at least most of it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The main hospital seemed a lil old :o(" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking at VCU, the cafeteria food" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have to say, the library." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"not to be so nervous, practice timing" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the MMIs were incredibly conversationatl" More from this Member | Report Response

"Relax, I thought the MMI was going to be horrible, it was interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not allowed portfolio." More from this Member | Report Response

"not to worry about standardized patient scenarios." More from this Member | Report Response

"Closed file interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"When I checked in before my interview, the secretary told me the name of my interviewer. Since I got there early, I had 20 minutes or so to do some quick research on my interviewer so that was fine for me. However, I am sure future interviewees would like to know further in advance who their interviewer will be- I know some schools even type up a biography for you to read. Not completely necessary, but definitely helps get you oriented." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer didn't Look at my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most people interview in the morning. If you have an afternoon interview, you may have to leave the tour early." More from this Member | Report Response

"How wonderful the staff would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"there would be hills on the tour. i guess people were writing about how they ask you the behavioral questions, which i was really worried about. the way my interviewer presented them, though, was very relaxed and didnt ask me about what i had learned from the experiences or how i applied them to future situations or anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"Your interviewer is required to ask a set of "behavioral" questions such as "tell me about a time you were challenged" or "discuss a time you made a mistake and what you learned from it."" More from this Member | Report Response

"That you don't need a car." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known who was going to be my interviewer before the day of, but unfortunately they don't give you that information. Just be prepared for any interview style, no matter what you've heard about the "general" style for that school." More from this Member | Report Response

"that traffic was going to be so bad on I95 both to and from the interview... ugh" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour is pretty long!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most people chose the morning interview slot rather than the afternoon" More from this Member | Report Response

"Girls need to wear comfier shoes :)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Very, very laid-back interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I wouldn't be stressed at all for this interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pouring and most of the tour involves walking around outside. If you are a female, bring a pair of flats or comfortable shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking isn't free, so bring some cash." More from this Member | Report Response

"No surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would be really rainy and gross, and that my interviewer would be late and not have time to read my app - it made it a lot less stressful being a basically blind interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"That i would get the worst interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew this...but you can sneakily get your parking validated in the hospital if you act like you're there for some other reason. Otherwise nothing... parking isn't expensive anyway." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the Amtrak is much slower than driving a car." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, but I am very familiar with this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Long tour, lots of walking!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Virginia doesn't have snow plows! Also, parking can be rough, so get there early." More from this Member | Report Response

"that i would be interviewed by a phd instead of an md" More from this Member | Report Response

"Healthcare-related questions would dominate 1/3 of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"You can get your parking validated. The admissions office may not validate it, but after your interview, go to the desk in the building attached to the parking lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking takes FOREVER. Almost an hour to find a spot in the garage. Allow yourself a lot of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Having a car is a must..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The airport is really close to the school (10-15min). " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the "problems in healthcare" topic would dominate my interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would be stuck with the rude interviewer!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing much." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to stress so much!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed it was! I was WAY too prepared for it, as odd as that may sound. Just be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"How spread out the campus was...lots of walking. I would have worn more comfortable shoes or at least brought a more comfortable pair." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the hospital will validate your parking pass - don't leave the parking pass in your car." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office is one of the friendliest ones that I have come across. There is no need to overly freak out, they are there to help you have a relaxing experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The Crowne Plaza hotel was a mediocre hotel, and if you are from a city, everything is within walking distance." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of construction. Getting out of the parking lot to the highway was confusing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond is considered the South." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the tuition has been raised for out of state students to around $32,000." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothin" More from this Member | Report Response

"That VCU was in the middle of the city, that there were only 11 interviewees, that VCU's class size was so large. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour is a bit lengthy - make sure you get a good night sleep the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring CASH for parking. " More from this Member | Report Response

"bring a book to read.... long waiting time before, after, and/or in between interview and tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond is pretty ghetto." More from this Member | Report Response

"That this interview would be a waste of time. $500 dollars down the drain." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known how down-to-earth everyone would be. I would have been a lot less nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"that this school is REALLY awesome and nice!!! 8th largest hospital in the country!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the programs. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. SDN was very helpful, plus going to dinner with MD/PhD students the night before the interview helped weed out any questions I had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. The interview day/experience was as expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you can, try to get a morning interview, just b/c it'll be out of the way and your stomach won't be churning the entire time" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. All my questions were answered or I was referred to someone who could answer my question more thoroughly." More from this Member | Report Response

"That all of my interview questions would come by reciting my application info, i.e. volunteer activities, research experience, clinical experience... I would have spent more time reviewing my AAMC application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Richmond isn't bad at all, maybe it's just because I'm used to Baltimore." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Just bring an umbrella. Good luck!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was so laid back...no need to stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mad hoodlums. Even the Radisson is ghetto." More from this Member | Report Response

"i wish i wasnt so nervous and that i was more articulate!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed the interview was going to be! My faculty interviewer just wanted to get to know. The flow of the interview was very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't say a thing, I felt good about the entire day."