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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?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"When you are finished with school and all your evaulations are done, what becomes the criteria for being a good doctor?" Report Response

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

"Is there something you are afraid of about entering medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is an ethical situation you think you will face in medicine and how would you solve it?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"With such little clinical experience (he actually misread my application), how do you know you really want to go into medicine?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Just read my essay answers for the secondary and looked at the website briefly. One interviewer concentrated on my essay answers so watch out!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The hospital and library are gorgeous. The labs and classrooms are slightly lamer but overall the campus is wonderful. Also the adjacent undergrad campus is cool." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I felt that the interviewers were almost passive-agressively attacking me. I don't think they were trying to but they weren't the warmest and they seemed skeptical." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Unlike other schools I interviewed at, Virginia's curriculum is still fairly conservative. Lots of lecture time, three or four classes simultaneously (instead of a block schedule with one class at a time). Yikes." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was fairly impressed by the school and the students but it falls short of other schools in what I'm looking for. Charlottesville is a surprisingly happening place though." Report Response

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