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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?

60+ 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)?

"Why did you go to UNC when both parents went to UVA and you grew up in Charlottesville? " Report Response

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

"Do you think your school has a drinking problem? a drug problem? How about compared to your high school?" Report Response

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

"Do you like to read- what types of books? What do you do for exercise? What do you think about human cloning? stem cell research? Kevorkian?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think that your high school or college had more of a drug problem?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read articles on current bioethics topics, reread my application, made sure I knew all about my research, talked to an M1 student, SDN and MCV's website. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students, admissions office and staff. Everyone was genuinely nice and respectful of their prospective students. The interview was laid-back, and our tour guides were really informative and conducted a great tour." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Parts of the hospital seem old and run-down, and downtown isn't the nicest area. But Richmond is a great place and definitely has nicer areas to live in. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How technologically advanced MCV is. The students stressed the importance of maintaining a life outside of medical school!!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview experience was great- very non-threatening. I basically had an hour long conversation with a semi-retired physician who has been at MCV for a long time. He had read my file and his questions followed my application. He asked about some questions not related to my application: bioethics questions, what I like to read, what I do for exercise, my thoughts on same-sex education. The only thing about the entire day that I did NOT like was that I never was given the opportunity to explain certain things on my application. My interviewer did not ask me if there was anything we had not covered that I would like the admissions committee to know, and I did not have a chance to explain myself or to talk about some things I really wanted to talk about. I was very impressed overall with MCV and would definitely attend if accepted. Their lecture halls are really nice, and I like the fact that everything- syllabi, lectures, presentations etc- is online. The student body seems to be a diverse group that strives for excellence while maintaining a non-competitive atmosphere. The interview style at this school is wonderful- enjoy yourself. They are very willing to answer all your questions and take the mystery out of their admissions process." Report Response

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