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Interview Day

    Virginia Tech Carilion Potential Students

Interviews will take place monthly on the VTCSOM campus, in Roanoke, Virginia on six Saturdays throughout the fall and winter months. 

Interviewees will meet key leaders from the VTCSOM faculty and administration. Interview day activities will include presentations of the VTCSOM curriculum, an overview and tour of facilities, an orientation to the interview process, and lunch, as well as the actual interviews.  All interviewees should plan to be on campus from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 3:00 p.m. A Friday night reception will be held near the school for all interviewing students. Interviewing students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and current students at the reception. Specific information will be provided with your interview materials. 

Multiple Mini Interview Process

VTCSOM uses the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) process using predetermined scenarios. The MMI interview technique was developed and implemented by McMaster University in Ontario for their M.D. program. Applicants rotate through nine interview stations that will last eight minutes each and one traditional interview station that lasts 18 minutes. No prior medical knowledge is required for the MMI. The MMI interviewers are a mix of Carilion Clinic clinicians, administrators, and members of the Roanoke community who have been trained in the MMI interview technique.

In the MMI process, each interviewer will pose a pre-developed scenario to each interviewee related to a single theme (such as “Professionalism /Interdisciplinary Teamwork”). Interviewees rotate through scenario stations so that all interviewers have an opportunity to assess all interviewees within the context of their respective scenario being discussed. This allows interviewers to rank interviewees based on qualities that reflect the interviewees’ potential to develop into excellent clinicians and innovators in the biomedical sciences and public health. The MMI can also assess the applicant’s ability to function in team settings, an important skill for our small group learning curriculum.

For an interactive look at the Multiple Mini Interview Process at the School of Medicine, see our video.

Interview Day FAQs

Where shall I report for my interview?

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Carilion Clinic - 3 Riverside Circle - Roanoke
Phone:  (540) 526-2560

How long is the interview process?

Interview day activities will include presentations of the VTCSOM curriculum, an overview and tour of facilities, an orientation to the interview process, and a buffet lunch with members of VTCSOM faculty, as well as the actual interviews. You should plan to be on campus from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 3:00 p.m.

Where shall I park?

If you will be driving, there will be ample parking in the Riverside Parking Garage located adjacent to the school of medicine. There is no charge for parking.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions about interview day?

E-mail your questions to VTCadmissions2015@carilionclinic.org or call us at (540) 526-2560. 

 

Traveling to Roanoke

The city of Roanoke is located off Interstate 81 in southwestern Virginia.  Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA) has daily commuter jet flights serviced by Fly Allegiant Air, US Airways, United Express, and Delta Connection.  Direct flights are available to these cities: Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Charlotte, Atlanta, Tampa, Orlando, and Washington, D.C.


Timeline/Deadlines

May
AMCAS applications open
June
AMCAS applications may be submitted
July
First set of secondary application invitations sent
September
First round of interviews
December 1
Deadline to file AMCAS applications
January 1
Deadline for secondary application submissions
March 30
By AMCAS regulations, Virginia Tech Carilion issues 42 acceptances
April 30
By AMCAS regulations, applicants may hold only one acceptance
August
Matriculation and orientation

Maps and Directions

Come see us! Use the links below to get a map to the VTC School of Medicine, as well as a detailed map of the greater Carilion Clinic campus in Roanoke, Va.