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  • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Richmond
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?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"If your best friend was sitting next to you, what would she say about you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are your three best qualities? What is your weakness?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Talked to someone who went there a long time ago, reread my application and brushed up on details of my research experience in college." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"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." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The hospital serves 40% of the indigent care cases in the state of Virginia, and as such the students and doctors treat some pretty rare illnesses." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The tour was long, but I liked that the interview was first, followed by an information session and tour. This made it so I was not tired once it was time for my interview. The people at the school and patients seem really nice, but the facilities are honestly depressing." Report Response

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