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Eastern Virginia Medical School
Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Year founded: 1973
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 152
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Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS)
Allopathic Medical School
Norfolk
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 306 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 3 4 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $31,196
  • Non - Resident Tuition $56,382
  • Application Fee $150
  • AVG MCAT 509
  • AVG GPA 3.4
  • LIZZYM Score 64.4

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • MD Program
  • 700 W. Olney Rd., Suite 1166
  • Norfolk 23507
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Eastern Virginia Medical School is dedicated to medical and health education, biomedical research, and the enhancement of health care in the Hampton Roads region. Our primary goal is the education of compassionate, skillful physicians to serve in a variety of health care and academic settings. Excellence in patient care requires a firm foundation in the medical sciences and clinical skills, combined with an empathetic attitude and the ability to apply scientific methods to the solution of medical problems.

Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to educate compassionate, skillful physician-scientists, with an emphasis on preparation of physicians for residency training in the primary care disciplines. Excellence in patient care requires a firm foundation in the medical sciences and clinical skills, combined with an empathetic attitude and the ability to apply the scientific method to the solution of medical problems. The logical continuum of educational experiences leads to graduation of physicians who have the knowledge and skills to advise patients on the maintenance of good health, to diagnose and treat illness, and to appreciate how illness affects their patients.

Facilities

The main campus is part of the Eastern Virginia Medical Center, which also includes Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, the region's primary tertiary care center, and Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, a full-service, acute care facility which serves as the regional referral center for pediatrics. Campus facilities include: the Edward E. Brickell Medical Sciences Library, a state-of-the-art facility with an advanced information infrastructure allowing access to a host of digital resources. The Library opened in March 2000, and houses the original Moorman Memorial Library collection, a computer lab, a computer classroom, historical collections, archives, and group and individual study seating.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 245
Negatively 26
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.39 294

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.54 226

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Take the candidates to the interview rooms instead of leaving them to find the hallway on their own." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, very friendly staff made 'check-in' seamless" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish they'd provided a campus map or something. The hall where we met in the morning was a bit difficult to find." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews would be better if they were in the morning. Interview questions should be impromptu." More from this Member | Report Response

"Breakfast would be great..it would alleviate some of the awkwardness of waiting around in the morning." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"switch to electronic supplemental" More from this Member | Report Response

"Online secondary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Switch application from paper-based to electronic-based." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office was wonderful. You can call to get your results early over the phone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Get online!" More from this Member | Report Response

"some admissions office people were cool and some were kind of PO'd...didn't appreciate the ones who" More from this Member | Report Response

"Definitely not as friendly as some of the other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"put more material in their folders" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let us know what time our interview will be before we arrive." More from this Member | Report Response

"I just wish that the application process was a little more organized. It seems much of the applicati" More from this Member | Report Response

"Screen the student presentation that goes on during lunch. It may put people off who are not concern" More from this Member | Report Response

"They're great." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Describe a time you made a mistake and what you did about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How well do you know about the current events happening regarding the US healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you observe around the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the ACA (Affordable Care Act)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the role of a physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think medical school will be like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brought you to this point?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were flipping through my amcas application and asking me questions about my activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you tell us a little about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you manage your time? They like RAs a lot so I worked in a story about how I manage my time with goals but I am also flexible because when an emergency happens, things won't end up as you planned." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had a moral dilemma?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you change about "Obamacare?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your views on PAS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would happen if Obama's healthcare plan were repealed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strength & weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about national health care in the US? (stemmed from previous discussion about lack of healthcare in developing countries where I've had a lot of experience)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you move to VA from Alaska?" More from this Member | Report Response

"From all your community service, what was the most prominent thing you've learned?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose EVMS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing that you would do to fix the US Health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about EVMS makes you want to attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question about 14 yr old girl wanting an abortion" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you learn anything about EVMS today? What do you think of the standardized patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned about EVMS today? What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why EVMS? Why medicine? What books have you read lately? How would you fix healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"So you're trained as a physician. What would your average day be like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A bunch of questions about my personal statement and out of school activities. What were the last 2 books you read? Why EVMS? What will your day to day life be like as a doctor? What will you do if you don't get accepted this year? What are you going to do between now and next September?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why don't you think you got into medical school the first time? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the everyday life of a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to Eastern Virginia " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you address the problems of the US healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you advise Obama to improve healthcare if you were his health advisor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why EVMS? How health care could be improved? If there were one thing I could excise from our health care system, what would it be? About the Taiwanese health care system, from the view of a PR there for 7 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why EVMS? Will you be comfortable moving to Norfolk?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked really specific ?s about classes I've taken... not grades, but more so what the classes were about and what I learned. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Suppose you are head of a hospital, and a 17-year old comes in who claims she is pregnant and does not want to keep the baby. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools did you apply to? And why EVMS of all the schools. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"19 year-old who wanted abortion" More from this Member | Report Response

"Health-Care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your a family practice physician, and a 14 year old girl - whose entire family are your patients - comes in wanting birth control. Do you give it? Then she comes back some months later thinking that she may be pregnant, wants an abortion, and doesn't want anyone to know. What do you do, and do you tell her mom because she is your patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A 15 year old comes to you and wants an abortion; what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a pharmacist, would you prevent people from purchasing certain drugs based on your own moral or religious beliefs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you continue your practice of public health when you're a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if your patient had a nervous disorder?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why you over 7000 other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A patient asks you for assistance in ending his life? How do you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"14 year old girl that wants birth control, and then 14 year girl wants an abortion." More from this Member | Report Response

"Abortion. 14 year old girl comes, what would you do? Thne what would you do if it was incest?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Abortion question." More from this Member | Report Response

"strenghts/weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about (blank) activity from your undergraduate years. (Know your AMCAS backwards and forwards.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"AdCom member asked about a few specific activities on my app. What has impressed you most today? Why EVMS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician? Why EVMS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"15 yo wants an abortion and doesn't want to tell her parents but you're pro-life? She's you're best friends daughter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name your best and your worst quality. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your roommate describe yourself? What attributes do you have to become a successful doctor. What are your strength and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"So how has your day been so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewee stats: 13 of 18 interviewees were female. 7 of 18 applicants were from UVA. 13-15 applicants were in-state." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why EVMS? Why Dr.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why EVMS? What did you know before today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a moment you are least proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why EVMS? Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A number of ethical questions regarding teenage abortion/abuse and physicians working while intoxicated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to play the viola?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics question, on abortion. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to schools in the states?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why EVMS? (And later I was specifically asked if it was my number one choice)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why evms? (they ask everyone this, and want to know that you've done your homework on what the school offers)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the last book I read" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you first decide to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethical one in regards to I made a mistake with my patient 2 years ago and now he has cancer, could have been prevented. How do I deal witrh situatin?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Healthcare, what to do about the uninsured" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/weaknesses (classic question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine? tell me about ur reserach? tell me about health care in home country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We started talking about my trip down here because I had to apologize for my shoes (which were still lost in transit in my bag - so I wore the sneakers that I traveled in to the interview) and then Why Virginia? (I'm out of state, int'l student) - I was told for in state - Why EVMS? is a staple..and for OOS - Why EVMS and why Virginia?? are gonna be asked for sure" More from this Member | Report Response

"Um I was asked like 15 questions..but had one on healthcare reform" More from this Member | Report Response

"Health care reform" More from this Member | Report Response

"see most difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell the parents?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say to a patient that asked you to help him committ suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was last book you read." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why EVMS? Especially since it is so far away from your home state." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the healthcare system? They really emphasis this one, I think everyone gets it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a patient who is a young child with meningitis. Her parents don't believe in medicine, instead, they want to take her home and pray over her. What do you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Last book read. Asked me questions about my research experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why EVMS (obviously)? What impressed you today? What didnt impress you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do when a terminally ill patient asks you for medication to end his life" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research. Why have you decided to pursue clinical medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your major has positively and negatively prepared you for the field of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give a creative solution to the problem of health insurance." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you wanna be a doc? Why EVMS? Tell me about the lifestyle of a doc." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix healthcare in this country? (I relied on my own knowledge as an attorney with an interest in healthcare and medical malpractice reform, but I also "cheated" by citing elements of Governor Mitt Romney's plan to overhaul Medicaid finance in Massachusetts, as well as Germany's statutory framework which has succeeded quite well at cost control). [Also, when asked how many people are uninsured in America, I cited the popular '45 million' figure, but then I added that "According to a 3-year-old study done by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in any given 3-month period that figure is closer to 73 million. That's about 1 in 3 Americans. When you factor in the number of UNDERinsured, you get a sense of how atrocious healthcare delivery is in this country for many Americans."]" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions on the goal of my research project and clinical aspect of research project" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you weren't able to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does a doctor DO exactly?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something about what there anything negative about the school or city that I could see as a challenge if I came their. " More from this Member | Report Response

"best movie you've seen recently" More from this Member | Report Response

"Here are the basics: Why EVMS? Why medicine? Some ethical question. Then a question about the current state of health care. The rest will be about your experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"How to fix current healthcare crisis" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sets you apart from our applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why EVMS? List some US Healthcare issues and compare them to that of a foreign country (where I was born)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why Eastern?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why this school? What kind of community service have you done? " More from this Member | Report Response

"A 16 y.o. female patient, whom you have known and treated in addition to her family for 10+ years, comes to you asking for a birth control Rx. How do you handle this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about one of my secondary essays." More from this Member | Report Response

""An interesting case from N. VA - an anencephalic baby suffers a long series of breathing arrests. Do you resuscitate?" They let me answer, then gave me the state court's opinion." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a physician practicing today what do you think would be the most frustrating thing you would experience on a daily basis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical questions: What do you do if a family has been in a car accident, the child needs a blood transfusion, but the parents refuse based on the fact that they are Jehovah's Witnesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who wrote your letters of recommendation? How old were you when you saw your first birth? (and similar questions that were all a test to find out if I knew what was in my own application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be an MD? Strengths/weaknesses " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician? Why EVMS? Talk about your exposure to medicine. What can you bring to EVMS that is unique?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why you want to be a physician (you almost always WILL be asked this so have a concise answer it looks extremely negative on your part if you stumble over this answer) " More from this Member | Report Response

"15 year old girl walks into your clinic and wants an abortion, what do you do? (since I would have killed to give up an arm and a leg to know the answer beforehand, here's an idea of what the answer might be: inform the patient of the other options (adoption, keeping the baby), ask about her relationship with her parents and why she doesn't want them to know, inquire about the circumstances of the pregnancy (rape?) and run HIV and STD tests. If the patient still wants to have an abortion and is competent enough to make a decision, then the best choice of action is to do whatever the patient wants to do)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why EVMS? Three strengths/weaknesses. Role of a physician. Describe a typical day of your life in 15-20 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"About my extracurriculars." More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the biggest problem you see in healthcare, how would you rememdy it? what would you do to fix the problem of the over 50 mil. uninsured?1. " More from this Member | Report Response

"see "most interesting question" above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your neuroscience program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would I give a 15 yr old birth control and not tell her parents, if they were family friends who would not approve?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Typical day in pratice? Why EVMS? Why doctor? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you suggest we deal with the prohibitively high cost of prescription drugs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a 15-yr-old girl comes in and wants an abortion? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you give an abortion to your 14 year old neighbor who didn't want you to tell her parents?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician? What is your greatest strength/ weakness? (very standard questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about crack baby described above. HINT: As a doctor, it is your responsibility to be an advocate for your patients, even if they cannot advocate for themselves! Who their mom or dad is should not make a bit of difference." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above, why EVMS, why applying again, what is different, what if you don't get in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"strenghts,weaknesses. what undergrad science class did you like the most, the least. would you change anything you did academically in your undergrad. experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"45 million uninsured" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do about the 45 million uninsured? (and several follow-up questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Does the health care system need to be fixed and if so, how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what will a day in your practice look like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A man's PSA test comes back reading 20. When you compare the results with a few years ago, it was 9. You missed the diagnosis of Prostate Cancer. Do you tell him? Would this result in a malpractice suit?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your concept of the ideal physician? (character qualities, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion of HMOs as it relates to the healthcare crisis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethicals (abortion, health care rationing)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why EVMS? Why would you leave Florida [where I'm working right now] for Norfolk?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you like your undergrad. experience? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Strenghts and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little about yourself (in my opinion the worst interview question of all time)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem with the U.S. healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Every standard med question you can think of...where you'll be in ten years, strengths/weaknesses, what would your friends say about you, why doctor, why EVMS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strength? Weakness? Biggest regret? Why med school? Why now? Why EVMS? Day in your practice 15 years from now? Doc responsibility to community? Animal rights question? Worst experience with a doc? Volunteer experiences? Explain outcomes of research? " More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the biggest problem with US healthcare today? How would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretend that you are the Surgeon General what would you do about the childhood obesity problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you friend's dad has a heart attack, and a pill for $10 might help but a $50,000 medication would save him, what would you prescribe. Who would pay for it? Does everyone deserve adequate healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read? " More from this Member | Report Response

"14 year old girl?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The above one about malpractice insurance" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your father do for a living? (caught me off-guard)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your ideal healthcare system be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the Surgeon General of the US and had all the power to rebuild the healthcare system from the ground up, what would the system look like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"During WWII, illegal medical experiments were performed in Nazi Germany on Jewish prisoners where they tortured and sometimes killed their subjects. Some authorized people have read the results of these experiments and found that the Germans uncovered such advanced scientific knowledge that scientists today still have not quite caught up to some of the discoveries. The results of these German experiments have not been released to the public due to the brutalities associated with them. Some on the one hand believe that it is wrong to release the knowledge because of the horrible acts that were performed by those scientists. On the other hand, some push for the knowledge to be released because the knowledge discovered then still cannot be rediscovered today and that by releasing the information, since it will save lives today, those Jewish prisoners who died will not have died in vain. If it was your decision, what would you do with the information? Release it or not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In no specific order: the question that is posted on SDN about abortion, my favorite and least favorite classes, my hobbies, they asked a couple of questions from my PS and my secondary, definitely be familiar with those. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The liver Q" More from this Member | Report Response

"as above" More from this Member | Report Response

"see the interesting and difficult ones." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the top three problems with the health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you propose to fix healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview 1: Tell me "your story." Where do you see yourself in ten years? Do you have any concerns about VCOM? If you are accepted here and several other schools, what would keep you from choosing VCOM? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the three biggest problems facing health care" More from this Member | Report Response

""You have a 65 year old patient on medicare with fixed incomes and she is on BP meds. You see her in the office and find her having a high blood pressure. You ask her if she is taking her medications and she swears she is. Who would ask to find out if she is really taking her medications?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strength/weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are my weaknesses, what are my strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a physician? Why not nurse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"15yo in the most rural area where you are a family practitioner comes to you for birth control since she has a new boyfriend and she is going to be sexually active (does not want her parents to know)what do you do? If you don't give it to her, she comes back six months later pregnant, she requests an abortion because she does not want her parents to know. what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is the health of your grandmother?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the Surgeon General and you had to power to completely solve the problem of the 40+ million who are uninsured, how would you do it? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I talked to your best friend, what would she say is the worst characteristic that you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your stance on euthanasia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you save someone's life if they asked you not to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to write a thesis as an undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about MDs who offer more personalized care (ie home phone numer) to only a few of their patients, for a one-time fee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why EVMS? Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why EVMS? Why choose you if one spot? " More from this Member | Report Response

""How did you get down I-64 on a moped?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are millions of uninsured in this country, if you had the power to change things, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A few standard questions: Why do you want to be a doctor? Why EVMS? Etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why EVMS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Scenario: Elderly patient that has been previously prescribed bp meds by you comes in with very high bp. She insists she is taking the med. What do you do." More from this Member | Report Response

"the abortion one asked to a lot of others on SDN & strengths and weaknesses as seen by a friend" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why were you a history major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See "Most Interesting Question"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience living overseas." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the #1 problem facing Americans today in terms of health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are known for asking tough ethical questions. Just pick a stance and run with it. You don't have to be right, just show that you have given it some thought and have an opinion." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do about the 400,000 uninsured Americans? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Abortion - 14 yr old, rape victim, " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why be a doctor? Why EVMS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You're an ER physician and an uninsured patient walks in....what do you do?? How do you solve the problem of the 42 million uninsured people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do about the 44 million uninsured in America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you pick your undergraduate institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sets you out from the other 1000 applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If the president gave you unlimited funds, how would you deal with the 44 million uninsured Americans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and why you're here" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about President Bush's stance on stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"An ederly woman with high BP already on medication. If you want to check to see if she is taking her meds, who do you ask?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine you run a free clinic in the most rural area you can think of. A 16 yo girl comes to you and says she's pregnant. What do you do? You do such a good job guiding her that she goes back to her little village and brings back all her friends? What would you do now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the strengths and weaknesses of the US healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"3 Weaknesses/Strengths" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why EVMS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is one strength & one weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if there was only one slot open and we had to choose a student why should we choose you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your (best friend, college counselor, etc) say is your greatest strength/weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why u suck?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are a pediatrician. A 17 yr old patient comes to you asking for birth control. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

" Why EVMS?/ Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteer experience at the ____ hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us how you got from *** to medicine. What would you do if you couldn't do medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about socialized healthcare? Is it better than our system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are strengths/weaknesses, why do you want to be a doctor, what kind, why EVMS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical Questions on abortions and parental concerns" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you have a 69 year old female who's married to a 71 year old and they're on a fixed income, and you suspect she's not taking her meds, who will know for sure? Hint: It's not her, her husband, or you the doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please Describe the "Art of Medicine" and not the "science of medicine"" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient was dying and told you he did not want life support, and after he was unconscious his wife wanted him to be on life support, what would you say/do? (i said i'd first look at the law, and he immediately responded - forgot the law! now what?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why EVMS? They really want lenghthy and specific answers; make sure you are prepared for it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is wrong with managed care and how would you change it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some ethical questions about patient compliance and the conflict between managed care and patient interest." More from this Member | Report Response

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I change about myself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you change the United States Healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are my strengths and weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to EVMS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why EVMS" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you serve people in your daily life (aside from community service, etc.)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you like about EVMS on your tour?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a resident and smelled alcohol on your surgical attending's breath just prior to having to perform a surgical procedure, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What interests you about EVMS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a mistake made by your partner physician in a private practice? What would you say to the patient and to the partner, sort of role played the conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty do you not want to do and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your volunteer activities improve you as a person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The last question they asked me was, "Okay, this pink sheet of paper is what we bring with us to the admissions decisions meetings. It summarizes everything about you. There's a line right here that says to describe the applicant in one sentence. If I had to write one sentence about you, what would you want me to go back and tell admissions?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked discussing ethics with them. They challenged my position, but I showed them that I was confident in my answer and explained my reasoning, as difficult as it may be. It was a relief to have them agree with my decision at the end." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you watch the VP debate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was your undergraduate experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What key is an alto saxophone? Who is your favorite saxophone player? (they based that question on my application info; it's obviously not standard)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't get accepted to med school this year, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethical question. It was not a question about ethics as much as knowing the options that a physician has for difficult situations. The particular situation was based on a minor with Hodgkins whose parents refused life-saving treatment for him and decided to hop on a plane for alternative, not-proven therapies. What would I do? (best to be familiar with these cases - looked into it after I got home and it's more common than not. Physicians can involve the courts when they believe parents are endangering the health of a child)" More from this Member | Report Response

"We talked about the biggest reasons that docotrs get their licenses rejected. (sexual misconduct and drug use) Not really a question but it stemmed from my answer to, "Tell us about a time your morals have been challenged."" More from this Member | Report Response

"14 years old abortion questiuon" More from this Member | Report Response

"We just want to get an idea of what you know about what is going on up in Washington right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If the attending came in drunk but did his work well, would you report him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A 7 y.old kid keeps coming in for asthma. It's his sixth time in the ER and you find out that his mother has been neglecting to give him his meds. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked some ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"From my experience working as a ER Technician, name a few positivie things and a few negative things that I have seen a physician do." More from this Member | Report Response

"The above surgical accident question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Healthcare question" More from this Member | Report Response

"(Because there was not an option for this above: 1 interviewer had an open file, and the other had a closed file). A mother has an emergency C-section. The baby is born with acute cystic fibrosis and will probably not survive for more than 4 or 5 days. The baby stops breathing while the mother is still under general anesthesia. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics Question: You've messed up, how do you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all standard. No weird or outlandish ones." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical situation in which an elderly man dying of cancer comes to you to refill his pain medication, and tells you that he plans to take all the medication at once to kill himself. Do you give him the refill?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question #2" More from this Member | Report Response

"health care reform" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think a monetary penalty for those not having health insurance is part of a viable solution to healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever seen a man in an ER trauma unit with his guts in a bucket beside him? Why not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think needs to be done about health care reform in this country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most recent book you read? (Atlas Shrugged)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the problem with healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their interest in traditional Chinese medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do doctors do... and dont just say 'help people'?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think a European healthcare system would work in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The abortion question. Not some much the abortion part, but how you would react if a series of unfortunate events happened (see above). Later into the conversation the 14yo was not pregnant, what would you do? I said do a HCG test, right?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You're a first year med student and at a party one of your classmates has 6 beers in 1 hour and gets really drunk. Then next party he does the same thing and ends up punching someone. How would you handle the situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"gave an example of a discovery and asked how i could make it clinically relevant" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think a dialysis patient lives a life worth living?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What attributes do you have that would help you become a successful doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does growing orchids and medicine fit with each other? (Wrote in my PS that I grew orchids as a hobby)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many IRBs stipulate the requirement that researchers in developing countries provide the same standard of care for patients as they do in the U.S. Do you agree with this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the biggest problem in today's health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Obama voted for partial-birth abortion, what do you think of that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"lots of ethical questions " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have road-rage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do I think is the most revolutionary discovery for medicine of my generation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your 15-year old neighbor asks for an abortion. What should you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do about patients with addictions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Abortion Question." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"An interviewer picked out a random extracurricular activity from the list and asked about it. It came from left field because it wasn't science/medically related." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your faith play a role in the decisions you make as a physician? (lead in to abortion question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"you are a resident in your last year. You scrubbed in for an appendectomy and the attending physician has alcohol on his breath, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had the cure for aids would you go for the money or equitable distribution? Doctors paid $40k/yr would you still do it? (I have a very modest background, so this was interesting but annoying)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the problems with the current US Healthcare system. Namely the 40 million uninsured americans and the rising cost of healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A 14 year old girl wants to have abortion, but the parents cant be told. what do you do as a doctor. Follow up question: the girl tells you the father pregnates her. What do you do.(yea, pretty intense.) easy answer call the police and social services" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you read about male circumcision in relation to female circumcision? (I did my thesis work of female genital circumcision)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A 16 year old you know fairly well comes in for an appoinment to your primary care office. She states that she is pregnant and wants an abortion but does not ever want her parents to know. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing unexpected. Go through the other feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"''You're application shows you have a lot of research experience. Why did you apply to a clinically oriented school?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like yourself and Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Convince me that the UN should exist. (I have had a lot of MUN experience)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is assisted suicide different (giving the patient something that will help them die) than removing a feeding tube" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were particularly interesting. Standard stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the Virginia Free Clinic system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting that I can remember. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If we were to ask your older brother what your strengths are, what would be say? If we were to ask your younger brother what your weaknesses are, what would he say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethics questions. ie: a 14 year old girl walks in and says that she wants and abortion." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the pros and cons of the Canadian Health System?" More from this Member | Report Response

"After being asked about the 14 year old girl who wants birth control, I was asked if I thought the sex ed program should be changed in the US" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think about peta? (i didn't even know what that meant, but they told me)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something about my background(I did not grow up in US." More from this Member | Report Response

"Your friends are going to get married, have kids, and travel to Europe. How do you justify throwing away your twenties?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe pros and cons of Canada's health care vs. US. (I'm a Canadian applicant, so don't worry you probably wouldn't get this otherwise)" More from this Member | Report Response

"several ethics questions. abortion, role of the physician, healthcare crisis." More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a limited number of flu vaccinations, who do you save" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you decide to go to graduate school because you love learning or because you were rejected from medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"uhm...they were all interesting??? oh they had me describe one of the reagens i use for my expriment and i completely forgot what it was, oh well..." More from this Member | Report Response

"You've been the primary physician for a 15 year old her whole life. You know her family and know her and have known them for a looooong time. Now she says she is pregnant and wants an abortion what to do? Follow up: Suppose you do her pregnancy test and it comes up neg?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on animal research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parents bring 15 year old patient to you because of health concerns (but they don't know why). Patient finally explains addiction to drugs and alcohol. What do you do? Tell the parents? The answer is yes; how you go about it is the real question." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have two patients and you are the only ambulance in the city. One is a 15 yo with cystic fibrosis and raging pneumonia, the other is a 24yo who took 4 bottles of tylenol to end his life. Who do you save?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what should we do about the 44 million people who are without healthcare? should we move towards nationalized healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain how your job has prepared you for a career in medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I selected the major I had as an undergraduate student" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with obesity with children and how would you go about promoting its awareness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A beauty pageant queen comes into your office with a mass in her breast. Her boyfriend tells you not to tell her what's wrong with her because it will destroy her. Her mother calls you later that same day to say the same thing. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How should we fix the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the town that your college campus was in just being named the " More from this Member | Report Response

"Which composer is your least and most favorite to play?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you an art history major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you made a mistake on a patient / how would you deal with it (personally) if you made a mistake on a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"one that I expected.. you have 1 liver for transplant and 3 possible candidates.. one is a little girl, one is an 80 yr old philanthropist who promises to donate millions to the hospital, and one is a 60 year old ex vietnam war veteran who is an alcoholic. they are all equal on the match list and they all have equal chances of survival. who would you pick, and how would you explain your decision to the other 2?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of reg do you have? (scuba)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a terminally ill patient comes to you and asks for medication to end his life. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about boutique clinques? What are the benefits/disadvantages?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would I give condoms and birth control to a minor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you think you would be a good fit at EVMS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should people be allowed to sell their kidneys?" More from this Member | Report Response

"[i applied for 2005 admission to medical schools and had received a waitlist from Vanderbilt]: Did you contact Vanderbilt to find out why you were not accepted? (i did not, and i admitted as much) Also: What will you do if not accepted this time? (My response: Peace Corps) What if you don't get in after THAT? (My response, which in retrospect I'm not completely happy with: use my legal background for health policy work. I immediately wanted to point out that I would apply as many times as necessary to get into medical school, but upon seeing the AdCom guy's head nod once, I knew my opportunity to speak up on that issue was gone)." More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical, see below" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the definition of a doctor? How do you define doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my view illegal immigration?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the Supreme Court should do about the impending case on euthenasia? (I'm sure I spelled that wrong...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does a doctor DO exactly? (really didn't know what they wanted for this one...I just gave the obvious answer and got lucky!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethical question about a 14 yr. old girl wanting an abortion. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think we should do about medical malpractice lawsuits?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were on call and the doctor coming to relieve you smelled of alcohol, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I fix the current healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I guess the ethical questions would qualify. These questions seem to be a hallmark of EVMS interviews. They recycle them, so read SDN and it won't be hard." More from this Member | Report Response

"What if you don't get in this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of doctor do you want to be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole birth control series of questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I have a 16 y. o. patient with cystic fibrosis. He is gradually becoming unable to breathe. It is possible to prolong his life for 3 weeks if he is put on a ventilator. His parents want him put on the ventilator and he wants to refuse treatment. The state of VA states that he is competent to make his own decisions. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a homeless man (w/ no insurance) who has multiple health problems and continues to come to the hospital, but is not compliant with medical care. Do you continue giving care to him or tell him to go to another hospital? " More from this Member | Report Response

"A 16 y.o. female patient, whom you have known and treated in addition to her family for 10+ years, comes to you asking for a birth control Rx. How do you handle this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are a psychiatrist who is treating an inmate (who is in prison for severely beating his wife) that tells you he is very angry with her, and wants to "get even" with her for getting him thrown in the prison, what would your obligation be to patient confidentiality?" More from this Member | Report Response

""An interesting case from N. VA - an anencephalic baby suffers a long series of breathing arrests. Do you resuscitate?" They let me answer, then gave me the state court's opinion." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question: if you were a gastroenterologist and you had 1 liver that could be donated would you give it to a 60 year old widow or a 60 year old ex convict with a family. all health related issues are considered equal. BUT...the woman is loaded and would donate millions to your organ donation fund if she was given the liver." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you study?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical Question" More from this Member | Report Response

"People over the age of 80 are denied organ transplants in another country. Do you agree with this policy? Why/Why not? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician and not an alternative medicine practitioner? (this was because I studied alternative medicine as part of my master's degree)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are an ER physician and a mother brings in her 6-year-old, who needs blood transfusions immediately. The mother is a Jehovah's Witness and states that she cannot allow the transfusions as they are against her religion. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you treat a terminally-ill woman who requires palliative care but is uninsured, and all expenses (high) will go to her family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As an ER doc what do you do if a 15 yo girl comes in telling you she is suicidal and she just got raped…and then what if she attempts to run away from the er." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they were all pretty much expected as they were posted on this website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were surgeon general what three things would you advise the President to change regarding health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stuff about my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem facing healthcare? Why are there so many uninsured in this country? How would you fix this problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"a long discussion about the ethical implications of universal healthcare; where you draw the line, who decides it, can/should you allow a tiered system where more money can get you more services. also how do you decide what's included in a basic healthcare package and how do you justify those items?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you place a feeding tube in an 80-year-old woman who has severe dementia if her daughter does not want to prolong life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting, middle of the road ethics, and EC stuff. " More from this Member | Report Response

"US healthcare policy...if you look up the questions on this site and practice your answers then you will be WELL prepared for the interview. The questions are VERBATIM from this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would I give a 15 yr old birth control and not tell her parents, if they were family friends who would not approve?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parents are Jehovah's Witnesses, child needs a blood transfusion to survive and they refuse. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A 13 year old girl is pregnant by her father and wants an abortion, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think the U.S. should annex Mexico? (a joke :) )" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a hard time asking for help?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your best and worst quality." More from this Member | Report Response

"My biggest weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"allthe questions were pretty typical-- ethics, health care, why do you want to be a doctor, about activities listed on AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"An elderly man suffers from a terminal illness and his wife recently passed away. He asks you for a self-administered lethal dose of painkillers. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked very standard questions-- I wouldn't describe any of them as interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"A baby is born who is blind, deaf, retarded, and has a congenital heart defect that will not allow her to live for more than a few years. Should we funnel endless amounts of money into this baby's life support/care? Follow-up: What if the mother is a homeless crack addict? (I didn't really see why that should make a difference...) Follow up #2: Okay, so who should pay for all of this care the baby will need? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient you have known for a long time was on life support and asked for a prescription that would kill them, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if a younger friend of yours considering applying to med school asked you for advice on which schools to apply to, what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Organ transplant between prison inmate and 80 female who will donate large sum of money." More from this Member | Report Response

"We had a fairly extended discussion about healthcare insurance and how to provide for the uninsured, so it was probably somewhere in there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question regarding an unconscious patient with a life-threatening injury whose family members claim is a Jehovah's Witness and would not want surgery." More from this Member | Report Response

"a 16-yr-old with cystic fibrosis, who is old enough to make a legal decision about his own care in the state of virginia, wants to forgo a ventilator, which will cause him to die in the next few weeks. his parents are adamently opposed. what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of it was hand-tailored to my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a physician's role in society?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"2 babies, both need livers, everythings is equal except their financial situations, one's parents can't afford the surgery, the other's parents promise to donate $10 million if their child is given the liver, how would u decide who gets the liver?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your responsibility as an advocate" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you grown from your experiences during college? [I wrote about a specific personal situation that affected me tremedously in AMCAS, thats what they were referring to]" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like living in Virginia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will I do if a man with a kidney failure, got it replaced, but still continued using alcohol and did not use his medications. He has a second kidney failure and a family member wants to give the man a new kidney. Would I allow the family member?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Baby with congenital heart defect (will only live a few days) arrests shortly after birth, mother is unconscious so you can't ask her opinion, do you try to resussitate the baby?" More from this Member | Report Response

"an ethics question focused specifically on a medical issue that I had been involved with " More from this Member | Report Response

"look below" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your responsibility as a physician to give back to the community? How do you envision a day in your practice 15 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if a 16 year old girl wanted an abortion but didn't want to tell her parents, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Suppose a 15-year-old patient you've known well walks into your practice and says she is pregnant and wants an abortion. What do you do? (Remember to first mention giving a pregnancy test: trick question!) Then, suppose you have the same situation but the baby is the result of incest. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Say you are doing research on rats that involves killing them, but the research can potentially benefit those with spinal cord injuries. You are out at dinner one night and the person you are with's cousin is involved with PETA. He questions you about your research what do you say? Follow up question: what if the experiment was on baboons, or dogs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which alternative spring break trip did you like better? ( i went on two)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If, after you graduated, they made a plaque that said what you did here/what you were known for, what would that plaque say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Twenty years from now when you are an attending, what do you see as your typical day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"14 year old asking you, family doc, for birth control pills. Would you tell her parents?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So tell me about your experience working with paraplegics in scuba diving?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If money would never be an issue for you and you still wanted to practice medicine, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There's a woman down in Florida who was in a car accident and required life support. Her husband wanted to withhold care while her family wanted to save her? How do you feel about the situation? Is pulling the plug equivalent to giving a lethal dose of drugs? What if you were the doctor in the ER and you are told that she has an advanced directive but it is not there. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are in charge of organ allocation and have one liver available. The two candidates for the organ are: 1) a middle aged man in jail who needs the liver because of alcohol induced cirrhosis. He has quit drinking alcohol. 2) an elderly woman who's been a model citizen her whole life. Who do you give the liver to and why? (stick with your guns regardless of your answer) " More from this Member | Report Response

"i wasnt caught off guard by any of the questions -- they were all pretty standard and in accordance with the other posters, so i didnt find any of them to be too interesting..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the system of health care in the United States (yes, they were this broad)? What would you do to solve it? How would you fund that? (all asked in a row)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your fellow students say about you on your graduation day from medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Two of your patients, one middle-aged man in prison and one elderly gentlemen, are in need of liver and are very close on the recipient list. If one liver became available, whom would you give it to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer (County Health Commish, btw) says: "I'm a genie in a bottle and I grant you one of three wishes - end to childhood cancer, end to scourages of adolesence and middle age, or an end to later life issues - which do you choose, and why?" " More from this Member | Report Response

"you are a surgical resident working 90 hours a week; you are married; wife wants a divorce because you have no time for her; what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a couple had some leftover embryos from their ivf and asked you to do something useful with them, what would you do? (led to a discussion on stem cell research)" More from this Member | Report Response

"My thoughts on Euthanasia" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that you will remain compassionate as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare the New Zealand and US governments (I studied there)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite author?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of personalized license plates that say, "MD 2BE" or "DR in 08"? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if your supervisor had alcohol in his breath?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hypothetical ethical questions of scenarios the interviewers had encountered." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the problem of pain medicine theft in your state?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical question about u.s. healthcare system" More from this Member | Report Response

"A 15 yo. comes to you for birth control what would you do?(you have known her all her life since you are the family doctor and you know her parents very well)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can we cure alcoholism?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one way you can, all by yourself, lower the cost of health care for your patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about physicians walking out on patients to protest higher malpractice premiums?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the solution is to the problem with the uninsured? (If there were an easy solution, wouldn't someone have thought of it by now?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your mother was dying and needed a kidney transplant and the only way to save her was to buy a kidney from Korea that they had cloned overseas using technology that was illegal here, what would you do? (um...yeah)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could improve health care, what would you change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should parents sue fast food restaurants if their children are obese?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that the clinical research trials you conducted were ethical?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have dinner with any two people, dead or alive, which two people would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a 14 y/o girl came to you and said she was pregnant and wanted an abortion and said her parents would kill her if they found out, what would you do? (What if her father was the father of her baby?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the doctor and a mother just delivered a baby with a known genetic disease and will die in a week and the baby went into arrest, would you resussitate (the mother is in a coma and can't help you)?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What is the proper technique for deadlifting without wraps?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Penicillin made a great impact on medicine in the 1940s. What has made a similar impact on medicine since the 1940s?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Part 1: A 14-yr-old girl thinks she's pregnant and wants an abortion. What do you do? Part 2: The test is negative and she doesn't want you to tell her mom. What do you do? [I say, no, I don't tell the mother.] Part 3: Is there an age or a circumstance in which you WOULD tell her mother? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were a small town doc and a 14 year old girl told you she thought she was pregnant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if I were given the complete and total power to make a decision of whether or not to pull a feeding tube in a patient who is in a coma. Her husband wanted it out, but the family wanted it in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is to blame for America's obesity epidemic." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you couldn't go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"a 95 year old woman is in a coma and on a respirator she needs a heart operation. Do you perform it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient refused care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Say you were a doctor, and a patient at a free clinic (staffed with medical students) had a heart condition that was missed, would you testify (as an expert) that they were negligent? What if the clinic were NOT a clinic, per se, but was a screening center staffed with medical students and no attending MD for things like BP. What would your testimony be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say to a fourteen year-old girl who comes to you, claiming that she is pregnant, asking for an abortion, and claiming that whe doesn't want her parents to know about her visit to your office or the abortion." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does the term physician mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the policy on admitting homosexuals into the military?" More from this Member | Report Response

"While you are working at the ER, a religious man was dragged to the hospital with problems. He clearly states that he refuses surgery or any treatment. After a while, he loses his consciousness. A neurologist claims he has an aneurysm. What will you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me a typical day working at the WHO." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of physician do you want to be and how do you plan on fulfilling this goal (what area do I plan on specializing in)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do about the 400,000 uninsured Americans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, mostly ethical" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I thought about the Oregon Assisted Suicide Law" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a friend of yours growing up was a physician in the same hospital as you, and you saw him taking pain killers, what do you do? You talk to him and he's addicted, what to you do? He takes some pills before performing surgery, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have two patients who need a liver transplant. One is the town alcoholic and the other is the president of the bank. Who should get the one available liver and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most challenging thing about working with physicians? (given my experience)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A 14 year old patient came to you and said she was pregnant, wants an abortion, and doesn't want you to tell her parents. What do you do? Tests confirm that she is pregnant, what do you do when she confides in you that the pregnancy resulted from incest from her own father? (ack! what a starting thing to ask me!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think it is fair for us to give a spot to someone who will end up quitting medicine and raising a family full time? (this exact question was asked to female applicants before the 1960s to keep them OUT of medical school--and what year is it now???)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is healthcare a privilege or a right?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do about the problem of obesity in the U.S.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about President Bush's stance on stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many patients can you see in an hour?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the strengths and weaknesses of the us health care system. I couldn't think of any strengths." More from this Member | Report Response

"My views on the US/Iraq problem. It was rather conversation like question." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked "what I thought" about Oregon's assisted suicide law. It could have been an interesting question, but they didn't really ask anything specific about it, and they didn't challenge anything I said. I did have a little trouble articulating how I felt about it, and my reasoning for feeling that way. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think a physician is capable of giving quality healthcare to a patient without speaking the same language? (this is in context of medical translator ethics)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think a doctor does every day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in charge of making national health care policy, how would you solve the problem of the 45 million uninsured Americans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A 70 year old patient that you have seen for 20 years refuses to stop smoking despite your wishes. He comes in and wants needs treatment for something once again related to his habit. Do you eventually refuse treatment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if the director of admissions call you to inform you that you're on the waitlist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about the cannabilistic Indians that shared San Salvador with the Arawaks? (This was in the context of an experience I had)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the surgeon general of USA what would you do to change the health care crisis we are facing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There's an elderly couple on a fixed income. You prescribed the wife with medication to lower her blood pressure. However, when she comes in for a visit, you find her blood pressure to be very high. Who could you ask to find out if she is taking her medication? (not her or her husband)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about alternative medicine? Should it be covered in the context of a national healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a follow-up question to an ethical "suspicion of child abuse" question, where he asked me who would be on my side (legally)" More from this Member | Report Response

"would you be willing to do something illegal to save a patient's life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the questions were really basic- there were several ethical and healthcare questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know who Abraham Flexner is?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please Describe the "Art of Medicine" and not the "science of medicine"" More from this Member | Report Response

"When you become a doctor and a 14 year old patient comes to you, tells you that she's pregnant and that she wants an abortion. She also doesn't want you to tell her parents. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a pediatric patient wanted an abortion and you then suspect incest, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you change the healthcare situation in Northern VA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting really, just mostly asked about my research experience. I was asked " Knowing that there are 40 million people who are uninsured in this country, how would you change the current health care system to fix this problem?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is DMB your favorite band? (I went to school where the band hails from.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"50 million americans are uninsured. How would you rectify this problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do I think that HMOs have affected patient costs of services?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A 16 year old you know fairly well comes in for an appoinment to your primary care office. She states that she is pregnant and wants an abortion but does not ever want her parents to know. What do you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are my strengths and weekness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a 12-year old female patient came and told you the Catholic priest at her church was molesting her, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethics question about an non-invasive procedure, if your pt. wanted it badly, but in your mind really didn't need it would you do it for thier peace of mind?" More from this Member | Report Response

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What do you like most about this school?

"Facilities are somewhat modern" | Report Response

"The system of honors/high pass/pass/fail fosters a team learning environment where people will post study guides, helpful material from the masters program. You'll have a class of very unique people from different backgrounds - so get to know the ones that you do get along with and stick with them." | Report Response

"Close knit, community oriented, You feel like you make a difference at the school and in the community, you don't have to move for rotations 3rd and 4th year" | Report Response

"Most faculty are nice and approachable, surgeons are very approachable" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Faculty often with little or no regard for the betterment of students and instead prefer their convenience (eg clerkship placements, mandatory attendance at lectures simply for presenter ego)" | Report Response

"Random scheduling. Some days you have class starting at 9, othertimes it's 8, 10, 11. Sometimes, it's mandatory and other times it's scheduled for online lectures. The online lectures vary in quality - can be very well done or very poorly executed and you end up having to use the powerpoint/objectives and finding your own resources to learn it yourself (google, textbooks, etc)." | Report Response

"Children's Hospital still has paper charts, but moving to electronic system soon." | Report Response

"Physiology department is without the worst excuse for an academic department. Absolutely don't care about teaching or helping students." | Report Response

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"The school itself is pretty small; testing center opened in 2015 is 0.5-0.6 miles from the actual campus so getting to tests the day of - you have to drive over and just park on nearby residential neighborhoods. It's a hassle compared to the old system: where tests are held on campus, you bring your own laptops into the lecture room and take the proctored exam (you have much more time before/after to study on campus or prepare for class after exams)." | Report Response

"Excellent professors and top notch education. People come in with lower scores compared to national, but board scores are often 1 SD above national mean." | Report Response

"Not very strong in the pre-clinical years, but very highly regarded in the clinical years. Chair of Surgery is also president of ACS (LD Britt). Lots of pull there." | Report Response

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