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Virginia Tech Carilion Media Day

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute held a Media Day on Thursday, July 15. The school welcomes its charter class on Aug. 2.

Charter Class:

  • 42 active acceptances
  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores for accepted students range from 30-42
  • 70 percent of the charter class have some research experience; another 18 percent have exceptional research experience defined by original research or publication
  • 34 undergraduate institutions are represented
  • More than 1,650 aspiring physicians applied and 220 were interview utilizing a unique technique developed at McMaster University called the Multiple-Mini Interview.

VTC Building:

  • Construction began in 2008
  • More than 500 workers too part in the construction
  • 207,519 square feet
  • 1,441 tons of steel
  • 207 tons of Hokie Stone, hand-carved on site
  • 4,500 yards of concrete
  • Approximately 340,000 bricks
  • Architect: AECOM. Virginia Tech Alumnus Daniel DiMarco was the architect for the building. DiMarco received a Master of Architecture in 1995 and Bachelor of History in 1988.
  • General contractor: Skanska
  • Of all the construction trash that left the building, 78.3 percent has been recycled
  • Designed to LEED standards

Visit the VTC website.