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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"What's your support system? What's gonna get you through med school when you hate your basic sciences, get jealous of your friends going out on the weekends and you're home studying, etc etc. ??" Report Response

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

"If you were asked to spend only 10 minutes with patients instead of 15, what would you do? " Report Response

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

"So...I see you're a peer health educator. How was that? What were some of the challenges you faced teaching your peers about health? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What really stands out/something you'll remember about your undergraduate career? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you do about the growing problem of language/communication between health professionals and patients? (this followed after sharing a story from my hospital volunteering days about it taking 10 minutes to figure out that a spanish-speeking mom just wanted to see her baby...something simple, what happens when we're discussing insurance or symptoms or highly complicated issues)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I looked over SDN, made a list of questions past UVA applicants were asked and went through how I would answer. I read a few books: ''Health Care Half Truths'' written by the dean of UVA's SOM, ''How Doctors Think'' and another book of a doctor writing to her son letters about the whole process from applying to med school to working as a doctor. All three were really helpful and gave me ideas to work off on in my answers. Of course I looked over my AMCAS application and secondaries (my interviewers had thorougly gone through them and most of my questions were about stuff I had in my application). " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The way the students help each other, non-competitive environment, the doctors!!!-my interviewers were amazing people, the CURRICULUM is awesome and its structure is really really good. It got me really excited. Dr. Canterbury also talked to us about future planning for the med school (new projects) so that was also nice to feel like you were already being informed. The 4th years told us that the school is always changing and recieves feedback really relaly well. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not really attending lectures doesn't seem to be a big deal here. I dont know if thats just here or everywhere. I'll have to see at my other interviews..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I felt really informed from the school's website so I didn't find any new ''shocking'' news. Note to the Ladies: Wearing high heels is not fun, we did a lot of walking (inside the health care system but also around UVA) and there's lots of hilly parts. I came back with blisters and a cut heel. Boo. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Awesome. I really hope I get in. I want to come here! I thought I was in love with the school but I fell more in love with it after the interview. :)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?


About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

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?

5 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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