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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)?

"Name a few strengths and weaknesses you believe you have." Report Response

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

"What's your favorite color and why is it so?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you like playing video games?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain to me why you think UVA should accept you among other applicants (ergo, what can you bring to UVA)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read a bunch of stuff. Student Doctor Network is very helpful!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Down home, country fried feel. Really nice library and study areas. Strong classroom instruction. A lot of up and coming research, even in light of a drop in state funding." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The hospital was kind of boring. The entire area around UVA seemed to be peppered with redneck, mullet wearing types. Lack of integration of clinical correlates in preclinical years struck me. They didn't mention any type of standardized patient program. During the tour, I also saw a couple of 3rd years on rounds with an attending, and the patient was screaming "If one of those sommb!tches even touches me, I'm gonna sue the bejesus out of the lot of ya!" Clearly not what I wanted to hear in a so-called "teaching hospital." " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Convince your tour guides to take you to eat on the Corner if you can." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, nothing out of the ordinary. Not a bad experience at all, but I did leave the interview less excited than I had come. I think a lot of it was because I was building up "Thomas Jefferson's University" leading up to the interview day. Bad idea since he hasn't been around to oversee it in the last few hundred years. The admissions office people are awesome! Make sure you try their coffee in the morning for a quick jolt." Report Response

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