Menu Icon Search
Close Search

Interview Feedback

Individual Response

  • 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?

2 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)?

"From essay - what do you see as the biggest problem in US healthcare today? How, specifically, would you fix it?" Report Response

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

"Were you the one who delayed applying for a year to bring up your senior year grades? (didn't know my advisor letter included that little tidbit)" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research... do you see yourself going into research?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""Tell me about one of the patients you saw while shadowing the orthopaedic surgeon." - and that was 2 years ago!" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What makes you think you'll be successful in medical school? (to be fair, I had been asked about delaying the app for a year by the previous interviewer, so when she asked why a year off I went ahead and mentioned the grade issue - but she followed with "But that's in engineering, so I think your grades are great for your major.")" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Prepped potential interview Qs and As with doctor I work with. Reread my essays unti I knew inside out. Read up on school. Talked to friends who interviewed there last year. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They tell you up front you'll have an answer within two weeks. Fourth year med students giving the tour could really tell it like it is. Tour before interview gave me time to relax and loosen up. Parking ticket was validated - gotta love that." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Students say they don't really go to class - having class all day would mean hardly any study time left at the end of the day." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"When the interviewer says "I can't make any guaruntees, but I wouldn't be worried if I were you" - they mean it! " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Started off on a good note with "Your file is very impressive" - it's hard to go wrong from there. Be ready to talk about problems in health care. Second interview was with 4th year student who wasn't as polished an interviewer, but ok." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


// All Questions & Responses //

See what the community had to say about this medical school.

Browse all Questions & Responses

// Share //