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  • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Richmond
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

20 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)?

"everything was about my application...." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"nothing really...the interviewer mostly asked questions about my application. She hadnt read it, so she wanted me to pretty much repeat everything I had written." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read up on the school, re-read my amcas and secondary apps, read up on current healthcare issues....u. of washington site was very helpful" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the students seemed really happy, and the faculty cares a lot about the well-being of the students. There is a professor who wrote a book that students at other med schools use. That same professor apparently sits down with 2nd year med students and helps them develop good study skills for school and for boards. that's pretty awesome" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the campus wasnt very nice and i didnt feel really safe driving into richmond...but it might be because I was comparing it to my undergrad campus, which is so beautiful. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"i wish i wasnt so nervous and that i was more articulate!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"it was okay. the facilities are not that nice and the location isnt ideal, but the students seem happy and they have a high pass rate for boards which is what really matters anyway....." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

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?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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