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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What was the most interesting question?

"all pretty run of the mill, talked about my education and experiences living in a variety of different places, nothing particularily interesting though" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I didn't find any of the questions particularily challenging or difficult, my interview was pretty laid back and conversational although some other interviewers did get slammed with ethical questions so definitely be prepared." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The block schedule would fit perfectly with my learning style. I also liked that they only have lecture from 8am-12 pm most days so there's plenty of free time." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They only send out acceptances four times a year and the committee get's pretty backlogged with reviewing canidates so I will be waiting a long time to hear about the outcome of my application." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Downtown Richmond is not fabulous at all and pretty sketchy after dark--the Fan and other areas are nicer so if you're planning on spending some time in Richmond definitely try to stay in the Fan or Shockhoe areas." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Arrived in the morning and had an interview first thing. This had both positives and negatives. It was nice because then I didn't have to worry about the interview and could enjoy the rest of the day, but it was bad because I had a lot of lag time after the interview waiting for other people to finish up their interview. They put you in a room off an office with other applicants and if you get too loud (above a whispered conversation) someone comes and tells you to quiet down. They were playing a video of the white coat ceremony from the previous year to entertain us, but it got old very quickly. The tour was great, and the students who led us on the tour/had lunch with us were really helpful and informative. It was nice to actually see the lounge, inside the lecture halls, library, study areas and mundane things like that since those are the places where you'll be spending the majority of your time." Report Response

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