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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?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"What did you learn from your research that applies to medicine?" Report Response

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

"Question about my answer to the "biggest challenge as a doctor" essay on the secondary" Report Response

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

"How do you like Charlottesville?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"see below" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Ethical questions about parents consenting to use their children as resesarch subjects (I did some research with adolescent participants) and a scenario involving a pregnant teenager who was in a car accident and didn't want doctors to tell her parents she was pregnant." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"A lot of things! UVa is a great all-around school. They don't push you toward either primary care or research, and it's a good place if you want to specialize. The board scores are good, and the students seem very happy there. Also, the undergrad campus is beautiful, and you can use all the facilities like the gyms, libraries, buses, etc. for free. The best thing is that we'll hear about a decision within 2 weeks!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"A little bit of culture shock, and the student body doesn't seem very diverse. Cost is somewhat prohibitive for out-of-staters, and there's little in the way of merit-based scholarships. Also, a discipline-based curriculum and not much patient contact in first few years." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there's no public transportation from the airport to the hospital and back, and a cab will cost you around $35." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I stayed with a student host and had a great time! She showed me around the night before - Charlottesville is a really cool college town with a surprising amount of stuff to do. The interviews are not confrontational at all, but be prepared for an ethical scenario or two, and be able to talk about your essays. Your interviewers will be adcom members, either faculty or 4th-year students (most likely one of each). The time slots are only 30 minutes." Report Response

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