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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Anything you would have done differently in your life?" Report Response

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

"How would you react to this ethical delimma? [handed short paragraph to read]" Report Response

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

"Why are you entering medicine NOW as opposed to earlier in your life?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Explain to me what you meant on your AMCAS essay when you wrote XYZ? [many of these]" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why did you say you could see yourself as a radiologist when you mention you wish to have more interaction with patients?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This site, a small book on health care issues, my AMCAS and UVA essays" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers, a 4th-year student and a teaching M.D., seemed interested in me and engaged in the conversation. The campus is probably the most beautiful one I have ever seen." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students are happy they go to UVA but gripe about the cirriculum, noting that half of what they learn they will never use again. Of course, maybe that is the same for all medical schools. Parking is very difficult, so most students live within walking distance and that limits your choice of living conditions. In-state students get up to $8,500 and out-of-state get up to $13,000 scholarships based on need. Thats wonderfull for 99% of you, but because I am older and have savings I get absolutely nothing, and I'm bitter about that. There are very few older students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not much. Lunch was at 11:30 and in a fancy place, so I should have skipped breakfast. Oh, I also learned that it was actually 45 minutes from UVA to the Wintergreen Ski Resort -- instead of 30 like I thought it was -- and there are no fast food joints on the way. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Best interview so far, thanks to the interviewers. They took the time to review my application and were intimately familiar with it. Expect questions concerning your essays and experiences. Plus, the interview were only 30 minutes long so there was no time for the conversation to get stale. " Report Response

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