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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 you think you did?

10 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"From your 3rd MCAT, I see that these are very solid numbers. Can you explain to me what happened during the first two tests?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Where are the mountain bike trails around the campus? (I'm a UG at UVA and I wrote about mountain biking in my essays, so they just wanted to know.)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Can you tell me what happened when you were hospitalized during your 1st year for a biking accident." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"My first interviewer was the director of Student Health at the school, so he asked me something about what the school should do to help prevent the abuse of alcohol." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as above. Actually the question wasn't difficult, per se. But it was something that I did not have a premeditated response for. If that happens to you, just ask if you could have a couple of moments to think about an answer, which is a good thing because it shows that you're thinking about what you want to say as opposed to having some prepared speech." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read every single one of these SDN interview reviews for the school, my essays for the school, my personal statement, some encouragement from my family, called a friend who interviewed with them, and called my brother's friend who graduated from there." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The tour was a no holds bar conversation. The students loved the place. All of the students seemed to know one another and cared about their well being." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. Because I'm a student here, anything that I could hate I got used to." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I was going to have the best interview of my life here." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"First off, I want to address the haters of the school. Anyone who wrote a negative review of this school is probably arrogant. These ar the people who have like 10-15 interviews, and are at the top of their class. Which is fine--be as you are. But for those of you who are like me, who had a difficult time trying to get in, well, beggers can't be choosers. Either way, I love this school. The thing that gets me is the TRADITION. This school has so much tradition, and it's known for it. The architecture is the bomb, and no one can compete, except maybe the IVY's. The tour guides were so kick ass. And the interviewers were so welcoming. It was the best interview I had. The city is so-so. That's what EVERYONE complains about. But seriously, folks, I mean the night experience is what you make of it. If you wanna have fun then go look for it. I mean, it's close to Richmond and DC. I like the town. It's quiet and stuff. I don't know what "po-dunk" means but whoever says the town and the school sucks is most likely stupid, so DON'T LISTEN TO THEM. I LOVE UVA!!!!!!!!!!!!" Report Response

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