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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?

45 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)?

"I was asked about specific experiences, hobbies, work and research that was listed on my primary application." Report Response

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

"What is your motivation for becoming a doctor?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What has your family taught you about giving back to society, and as a physician how do you plan to be involved in your community?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Question about Glycolysis." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read my AMCAS and secondary application, read about current events and health care issues." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are nice, and the students seem really happy. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Parking is a big issue. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Once your file goes before the admissions committee and you are "scored", nothing can change that score. It doesn't matter if you submit new grades, letter of rec... your score is your score. If I had know this ahead of time, I might have postponed my interview until my fall grades were in. Also, clinical experience is very important here, so it is important during the interview to talk up whatever experience you may have (to make sure that your interviewer relays that to the committee.)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was very laid back and relaxed. I had a medical student. He had not had a chance to read my file yet. We mainly just talked about my decision to be a doctor, my family and my interests. I felt like he was trying to decide if I was a good person and if I had communication skills rather than quizzing me to determine what my knowledge of specific health care issues was." Report Response

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