Your VCUHS Interview

Categorical

Reception
You will be invited to attend a reception the night before your interview at The Graduate Richmond. You will be able to converse with some of the Internal Medicine faculty and residents. This is also a great opportunity to meet the program director! Details on the reception will be provided to you via email by the program coordinator a week before your scheduled interview.

Interview Day
The interview day will begin at 7:00 AM with meeting your assigned resident ambassador on the first floor lobby of the Gateway Building (1200 E. Marshall Street.)  The resident ambassadors will walk with you to the Main Hospital, where you will receive a welcome from the Department of Internal Medicine Chair, Dr. John Nestler and Internal Medicine Program Director, Dr. Stephanie Call.

At 7:15 AM, applicants will be divided into two groups with one group attending morning report and the 2nd group participating in a hospital tour.  At 8:15 AM the two groups will switch followed with all applicants joining Dr. Stephanie Call in the Office of Educational Affairs for the program overview.

At 9:45 AM, applicants will break into 3 groups to participate in small group activities revolving around QI, Wellness and Resiliency, and Ambulatory directed by the Associate Program Directors and a couple of Chief Medical Residents. 

At 10:45 AM, applicants will be divided into two groups with Group A interviewing with an Internal Medicine faculty member for 45 minutes and Group B participating in a resident panel. At 11:20 AM, groups A & B will switch.

At noon, the applicants will enjoy lunch with some of our current interns followed by a wrap up with the program director.

The interview day will conclude ~1:30 PM. 

Preliminary

All VCU medical students applying to our preliminary program will be invited to attend in person interviews. The interview day will begin at 1:00 PM with meeting a chief resident on the ground floor entrance of our Critical Care Hospital. The chief resident will walk with you to the Office of Educational Affairs where you will receive and welcome and program overview from a chief resident and the Program Director, Dr. Stephanie Call.

At 2:00 PM applicants will be divided into two groups with Group A interviewing with a chief resident for 25 minutes and Group B attending a light reception with some of our current interns/residents. At 2:25 PM groups A & B will switch followed by time allowed for final questions and continued mingling at the reception.

All preliminary applicants interviewing with an advanced specialty program her at VCUHealth, will meet with Dr. Stephanie Call on the day of the advanced program interview. The applicants will then be contacted in January by the program coordinator, Sarah Laing, to schedule an individual Skype interview with Dr. Call.

Resident Ambassador Program

Prior to the interview day, applicants are paired with a current VCUHS resident based on similarities and shared interests (career choices, prior locations, prior education, or hobbies). The resident will contact the applicant prior to the interview day and be in attendance at the reception as a point of contact for the applicant during the interview experience.

Application Documents

The page you are trying to access is password protected. Please contact Sarah Laing, the Residency Program Coordinator, to obtain this password at sarah.laing@vcuhealth.org.

Hotel

The training program has negotiated a reduced rate at The Graduate in downtown Richmond. While applicants are welcome to make alternative accommodations, the program recommends staying at the preferred hotel facility where shuttle services have been arranged to assist in making your visit to our program as convenient as possible. Reservations are made by contacting the hotel directly.

Preferred Hotel Facility
The Graduate Richmond
301 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: (804) 644-9871

The negotiated rate at The Graduate Richmond is $132 a night plus taxes. For categorical applicants, the program will offset $50 of this expense for reservations at the Hampton Inn and Suites. The hotel provides shuttle service to/from the VCUHS Medical Center on the interview day. A block of rooms is reserved for VCUHS Internal Medicine applicants.

Driving Directions

If you are arriving by car on the day of your interview, you can park in Patient/Visitor Parking Deck (E and S) located at 1220 E. Clay St. We will validate parking.

ARRIVINGBY INTERSTATE 64 WEST – COMING FROM VIRGINIA BEACH, WILLIAMSBURG, ETC.
  1. Take Exit No. 190 for 5th Street and Downtown/Coliseum.
  2. Turn left at the fourth traffic light onto Marshall Street.
  3. Drive six blocks and turn left onto 11th Street.
  4. Drive one block and turn right onto Clay Street.
  5. Go one and one-half blocks to the Patient/Visitor Parking Deck (E and S).
ARRIVING BY INTERSTATE 64 EAST – COMING FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE, I-81, ETC.
  1. Follow I-64 east, which merges with I-95 south.
  2. Remain on I-95 south to Exit No. 74C for West Broad Street.
  3. Proceed west on Broad Street and follow directions given under “arrive by Interstate 95 North” below.
ARRIVING BY INTERSTATE 95 NORTH – COMING FROM PETERSBURG, NORTH CAROLINA, ETC.
  1. Take Exit No. 74C for West Broad Street.
  2. Proceed west on Broad Street for three blocks to 11th Street, take right.
  3. Drive two blocks to Clay Street and turn right.
  4. Proceed one and one-half blocks to the Patient/Visitor Parking Deck (E and S).
ARRIVING BY INTERSTATE 95 SOUTH – COMING FROM WASHINGTON, FREDERICKSBURG, ETC.
  1. Take Exit No. 74C to West Broad Street.
  2. Follow directions given under “Arriving by Interstate 95 North” above.
ARRIVING BY U.S. ROUTE 60 – COMING FROM LEXINGTON, ETC.
  1. Follow U.S. Route 60, which merges with 9th Street.
  2. Remain on 9th Street and go one block past Broad Street to Marshall Street and turn right.
  3. Drive two blocks and turn left onto 11th Street.
  4. Drive one block and turn right onto Clay Street.
  5. Go one and one-half blocks to the Patient/Visitor Parking Deck (E and S).