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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?

1 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 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?

Closed file

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"How did you manage your time in undergraduate?" Report Response

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

"What experiences did you have while studying abroad?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me how you got there today." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"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." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Happiness of the students, Remodeled educational facilities for firts and second years, Introduced to Clinical Medicine course during first and second year" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The main hospital seemed a lil old :o(" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall the day was great from start to finish. The receptionist in the Admissions office definitely takes care of interviewees by offering fresh coffee, tea, hot chocolate and even soup. I don't know how important it is but it showed me that MCV try to cover all its bases when it comes to hospitality. The structure of the day was very nice too. They had planned seminars and a planned tour with lunch included that has not been as organized at other schools I visited. I felt very comfortable asking my interviewer any questions and if there is anything you are slightly the bit worried to ask the tour guides who are second years will answer anything and will NOT have anything to do with whether or not you are accepted. One more thing, my interviewer did NOT look at my file prior to our meeting. Although they had the opportunity to do so, she rather chose to have a very casual conversation. Thus the questions may not be indicative of a normal interview." Report Response

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