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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 you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"Tell me about this medical experience." Report Response

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

"Tell me about how you overcame difficulties in undergrad (or something to that effect)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Wasn't asked any ethical questions. Mostly conversational, asking me about my experiences." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over AMCAS, essays, SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The size of the facilities (8th largest teaching health sciences center in the country). That next year a lot of additions I didn't even know about will be done next year (such as the new student center). I'm a grad. student here and didn't know about this. The school has about a 95% pass rate on the boards thanks to strong curriculum. The information session with the Dean Admissions after the interview though long as informative as you're briefed about how the selection/waitlist process works and about financial aid, etc... My interviewer talked to me a lot about the diversity of patients you get to see here and the ability to get involved in seeing patients really early on." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing, this is my #1." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was interviewed by an M4 from the same region of state (middle of nowhere). She was able to empathize with some of the academic difficulties I had in undergrad and was very encouraging of all my aspirations and just tried to get to know me during the interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

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