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  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Norfolk
Individual Feedback 5 309 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 246
Negatively 27
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.38 297

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.52 229

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.09 191

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 8
30 minutes 45
35 minutes 30
40 minutes 48
45 minutes 109
50 minutes 28
55 minutes 2
60+ minutes 37

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 302
At a regional location 1
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 93
In a group 205

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 290
Closed file 6

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.40 302

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

"If you had a patient who was noncompliant, what would you do and how would you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what did you see at school today that you didn't know before coming here?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are the top three problems in US healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What did you like about EVMS in the presentations/tours?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the Doctor's role with a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor (as opposed to a nurse, PA, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What activities do you do to destress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think your ten-year plan is realistic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pros and cons of obamacare" More from this Member | Report Response

"We see that you have worked extensively with numerous of our faculty and students. Do you foresee conflict during your education with these individuals? If so, how would you navigate these conflicts?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your plan B? (I think they were looking to see if I was dedicated to working in medicine, or if I would just abandon it.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you like about your tour today? (the interview is at the end of the day)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You find a colleague has not informed a patient of a life threatening abnormality. The patient is very irate and yelling at staff. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my ethics. Took me a little to realize that they wanted me to come up with a scenario. Then talked about how I would handle an abortion and was then asked about how I would treat a JW child who needed a transfusion and the parents refused. http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/topics/ This website really helped me prepare for ethics topics and my interviewer agreed with what I said." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned in your extra-curricular activities about teamwork?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your sister's boyfriend came to your practice with an STD what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about (these specific classes)." More from this Member | Report Response

"HIV positive patient is dating your sister. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you knew students who were selling/using Adderall, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself. (always tough... not sure how much detail to give in open file interviews)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the new heathcare bill?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how to fix health-care" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is THE most important quality of a Physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain research and experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Three qualities of a great physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing that you seen today at EVMS that stands out the most for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the current state of health care in the US and the current reform being discussed? / What would you do to change things?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How to improve healthcare situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 3 things you would do the fix healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 3 things that you'd do to fix healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A 14-yr-old girl comes in and wants birth control. What do you do? Now she's pregnant and wants an abortion. Do you give her one? Do you tell her parents?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you were surgeon general, what three things would you focus on or advise Obama on with healthcare issues?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want people to remember about you when you graduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why va" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you perceive healthcare today? If you believe there are any problems with the current system expand on these. Do you have any solutions? " More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about abortion." More from this Member | Report Response

"why can't you do what you want to do with an MPH degree? Why become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you suggest to do about national health care issues?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What to do about 47 million uninsured people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get into med school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if your friend's teenage daughter comes for an abortion and doesn't want you to tell her parents? what if it's required by the law?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics: a) Physician Assisted Suicide, b) Workplace ethics. About details regarding my volunteering experiences. Have I had any experience with family members illnesses; what did I learn from it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do as an advisor to Obama/McCain about health care in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the American healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your roommates say are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"take me through what your typical day will be like as a physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"specific questions about application" More from this Member | Report Response

"15 year old wants abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about the health care system? And how would you go about improving the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had $10 million, how would you fix healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your positive and negative attributes?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what would you do if your patient didn't do what you told him to?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What makes you different from other students " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan on having a family while being a practicing physician? (I am a female.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides lack of money, why do I think there are so many uninsured Americans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please describe (insert activity)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about SCHIP? Do you think all children should be covered?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why EVMS" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you fix the healthcare system? A 15-year-old girl comes in and asks for an abortion, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about extracurricular activity, have you shadowed? community service?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a vaccine for HIV in hand, do you go for the money or for equitable distribution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you choose EVMS over, say, some larger school to the west of us. (I work at UVA so they were clealy asking me why they should believe that I would want to go to EVMs over UVA). " More from this Member | Report Response

"What has your best friend said is the best thing about EVMS? (We chatted for a while after the first question and I mentioned my best friend is a M1 at EVMS)" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do about the 45 million uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe for me your interest in global health." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we take you instead of another Canadian? (I am Canadian)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Name your stengths and weaknesses. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything you learned about the school on your tour that impressed you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Ethical question regarding the morning after pill." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about telomeres and cancer (it was what I did my thesis on)" More from this Member | Report Response

"compare the canadian and american health care systems (because I am canadian... but they ask everyone about the health care system)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think your schedule as a physician would be like" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics question about a child who is a Jehovah's Witness but needs a bone marrow transplant." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if no med school this year? Obviously, reapply!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do about a doctor who was krunkd all the time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your Tutoring at ____(inner city kids tutoring program I did over the summer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"uninsured healthcare crisis" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a family came to my practice with no insurance would I treat them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"strenght, weaknesses, " More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS questions? Why medicine? Fix US health care? Abortion question? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics question on a parent wanting medication for their child when the child clearly didn't need it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one acheivement from college that you are most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a 14 year old girl came in and asked for an abortion but didnt want to tell her parents?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why evms? right off the bat" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a supervisor that came to work under the influence what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Specific questions about my primary and secondary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from your volunteer opportunities and shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about your study aborad experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Something unique you will bring to EVMS" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about the health care system" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If your roommmate were to describe you to us, what would he say are your strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"You have a friend with a 16 year daughter. She gets pregnant and comes to you for an abortion. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you give blood to a 4 year old who would die if she didnt' get a transfusion but her parents are Jehova's witnesses and will not allow it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A 14-year-old girl comes to you wanting an abortion, and she does not want her parents to know. How would you handle this? (Refer to the Univ of Wash bioethics site, read other SDN posts, and you should be able to utterly destroy this question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe further [anything from the application, such as activist work, desire to work in international relief, academic problems, etc]" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are two things you want to do before you die? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why EVMS, about the physician I shadowed (why do I model myself after her), Fix health care system, donating organ to 70 year old or 20 year old inmate" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"When DOES life begin? (after I said that I had taken an ethics class...oops!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Fix the healthcare system? What you do you think the over head for HMO in comparsion to Medicare is (You do not have to get this answer right they just wnat to see what you think)? " More from this Member | Report Response

"My clinical experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your college like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe research project.(Did neuroscience research with a nobel prize nominee). I was drilled on this for about 20mins." More from this Member | Report Response

"Fix the US Health System" More from this Member | Report Response

"16 yr old came to you for an abortion, what would you do? If you chose to perform the abortion, would you contact her parents beforehand? If she wanted birth control, would you give it to her? Would you contact her parents before giving her birth control?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest strength and weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Liver patient question (see above)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you (strengths and weaknesses)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you like UVA? How was your research experience? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in EVMS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Euthanasia" More from this Member | Report Response

"talk about US health care system and possible solutions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Healthcare? What do you think of it, what can we fix?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the US healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see your practice in 10 years? What has changed about your application since last year? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you respond to an angry mother who had to wait in the ER for 6 hours to find out her son only had a cold and doesn’t understand why he can’t be given medicine (something like that). Followed up with a question about the healthcare system (they seem to like this topic) " More from this Member | Report Response

"What's a big issue in healthcare and what do we do about it? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What should be done about malpractice? What should be included in basic healthcare? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"2. Tell us about what research/clinical experience you've had? 3. what qualities do you think make a good doctor? what are some of your postiive qulities? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what's wrong with the healthcare system here versus in india? why do you think the problems here exist and how do you fix them? what's better or worse about each system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you give birth control pills to your neighbor's 13-year-old daughter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the US healthcare system? What can be done to improve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's up with your declining GPA over the course of your studies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pregnant girl at 15, what do you do? Best friend describe weakness, strength? What book are you reading?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were to ask your best friend to describe your strengths and weaknesses, what would she say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a typical day in your practice." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a 3-yr-old (whose parents are Jehovah's witnesses) come in and needs a blood tranfusion, and the parents refuse?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Who is responsible for paying for paying for a brain damaged 80 year old who has no hope of recovery and no insurance if her child doesn't want her to be taken off life support?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to balance your responsibilities to your family and your patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about who deserves a liver transplant more, person in situation A or person in situation B. HINT: That is not up to you to decide. There is a very precise system in place for the allocation of organs to potential recipients. It matches based on blood type, body size, place on list, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do for fun, last book you read. why an econ major. what specialty and why." More from this Member | Report Response

"transplant / scarce medical resources" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if a 15 year-old came into my office and wanted an abortion? (again, some follow-up)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have an unconscious patient with a life-threatening head injury who needs immediate surgery. His brother says he is a Jehovah's Witness who would not want surgery. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what specialty interests you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A couple with leftover embryos from an in-vitro fertilization procedure wants to do something useful. What would you suggest if they requested that they not be implanted? (Yes, this is stem cell research, do your research)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your brother describe your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about euthanasia. It's illegal in all states except Oregon." More from this Member | Report Response

"you've done so much, do u feel like u've sacrificed anything along the way?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your best friend describe your greatest strength/weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare medicine in Nigeria to USA (I am from Nigeria) " More from this Member | Report Response

"abortion, resource allocation, autonomy--ethics, ethics, ethics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you interested in primary care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About 5 ethical questions, teen pregnancy issues, deciding which patient deserves a liver transplant, stem cell..." More from this Member | Report Response

"euthanasia question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about teenage girl who wants abortion (above)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can we deal with the rising price of healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I was asked about present policy regarding healthcare reform and funding, and then about what John Edwards did (Hint: doctors don't like him)" More from this Member | Report Response

"This has been posted before, If a 15 year old girl wants an abortion, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"biggest problem with healthcare system" More from this Member | Report Response

"Say a fifteen year old girl comes to you asking for birth control because she is going to start being sexualy active wiht her boyfriend? Follow-up, her mom finds her pills with your name on it and calls you furious, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interviewing at ___________ (other schools I was scheduled to interview at)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have had extensive clinical volunteer experiences. What makes you want to go further to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Organ allocation question. (see above) " More from this Member | Report Response

"how did your experience studying abroad make you a better dr?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the system of health care in the United States? What would you do to solve it? How would you fund that? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"strengths/weaknesses/how best friend describes me" More from this Member | Report Response

"A terminally ill patient wants a large prescription of painkillers to end his life when he chooses. Do you give them to him? Is physician-assisted suicide legal? (answer: only in oregon)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Interview 2: What is compassion? What positive experiences did have when you were shadowing physicians? What negative experiences did you have? What are the traits of a good physician? Do you think you are well prepared for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Bioethics questions on euthanasia and stem cell research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the ONE thing that you like the most about being a doctor? Why EVMS? Tell us more about your shadowing experience. Tell us a little bit about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Some ethical quesions - very specific cases." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your best friend describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say your strengths and weaknesses are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friend describe your good and bad qualities. (I have actually asked this my girlfriend)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your best/worst features? What characteristics of yours will help/hurt you in medical school?" 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 will you do if you are not accepted to medical school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say was your best/worst quality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a typical day in the life a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If their family asked you not to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were going to attend a conference and it was going to cost you 3000 dollars and a drug rep offered to pay because they feel continuing edu is so important for physicians would you let them pay?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your strengths/weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about current problems in healthcare. There are 43 million Americans without health insurance. How do we fix this problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Habla espanol?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a 14 yo girl came to you pregnant, wanting an abortion, but insists her parents will "kill her" if they find out... after pressing, you find out it was her dad's baby! What do you do then?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"We [the admissions committee] can judge students' aptitude for the "science" of medicine by the courses they take in college. It is more difficult to judge students' aptitude for the "art" of medicine. What is the "art" of medicine and how does one judge a student's aptitude for the "art" of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"US health care problems and how you'd fix them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a day in the life of a family practice small town doctor (including what I would eat for breakfast, when I would leave for work, etc...)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"A discussion about problems in healthcare today that led to obesity." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what books have you read recently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know what a typical day is like for a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"14 yr. old girl scenario..." More from this Member | Report Response

"See difficult question above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the most rewarding experience at your undergraduate institution" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you give abortion to a 15 year old girl living in a developing country? why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think this country is ready for a national healthcare program?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would your friends describe you: positively and negatively." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we select you over everyone else? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about Oregan's right to die legislation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 3 of your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is Women's Studies? (that's my major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Picture your medical practice ten years from now. Describe how you envision a typical day, from the time you wake up until the time you go to sleep." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the uninsured in America and how would you solve the problem of insuring everyone?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the literal meaning of "Doctor"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about HMOs? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If a 14 year old gril comes in adn asks you for birth control, would you give it to her and would you tell her parents? if not, what if she came in 6 months later pregnant?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think of the Oregon assisted-suicide law? " More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you address the national healthcare problem for 45 millions uninsured americans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"question on euthenasia" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you're not accepted to medical school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what did u say why u suck again?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are the verge of failing a class when an upperclassman comes to your rescue with an illegal copy of a forthcoming test. Would you look at the test AND would you turn in your colleague. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are appointed the health minister of the country you came from would you take the position? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Your father's an MD. Tell us how he influenced your decision to enter med school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do? How are you involved in your community? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do for a child whose parents wanted to not treat her for menegitis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we pick you over all the other students interviewing today? Why are you different from everybody else and how will that difference contribute to the EVMS community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your mother had hypertension and she ran out of her meds, would you prescribe her more until she can get in to see her doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been the most important medical discovery in the recent past?" More from this Member | Report Response

"some people say my clinic can't serve poor patients because they can't afford it. they end up going to another place that is overcrowded. how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you think about Stem Cell research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to take time off after college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In what type of underserved area would you like to practice and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths? Weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What medical experiences do I have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you don't get into medical school this year what will you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"WHat would your friends say is your greatest weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"tell me about xxx experience. what did you learn from shadowing. out of all the qualities you mentioned about your shadowing physician, which ones do you posses. KNOW YOU EXPERIENCES FRONT AND BACK. THINK ABOUT EVERY DETAIL YOU HAD IN THEM." More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your volunteering affected you as a future physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing if you do not get in this cycle?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan on doing in the upcoming year prior to matriculation and what will you do if you don't get into school this cycle?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite course you've taken?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you manage a team with different opinions? i.e. how would you lead them?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are your thoughts on the Affordable Care Act?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to EVMS specifically all the way from California. (I screwed this one up. The way he asked it didn't make it sound like a why EVMS question!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important quality of a doctor and why? I talked about trust because you have to be able to instantly create a relationship with a patient in order for them to be willing to share personal information so that you can diagnose." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you overcome any hardships?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to attend your undergraduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an ethical/moral dilemma." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a challenge you've faced?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you know about EVMS before today? Branched into a discussion on what I like about EVMS / what did I know EVMS for before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about socialized medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"walk us troughs how your life will be like 20 years from now" More from this Member | Report Response

"Regarding a specific experience in my application, What was an obstacle you faced and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I coped with some difficult events in my life." More from this Member | Report Response

"A woman with hypertension refuses to take her meds. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you gotten a chance to check out Norfolk? How do you like the area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you accidentally cut an artery or other organ during a surgical procedure, but managed to repair the damage would you tell the patient? Why or why not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about what my minor entailed" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 3 of your strengths? 3 Weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A 16 year old patient is terminal and wants no more intervention. His parents want him to be intubated and put on the ventilator. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Doctor assisted suicide" 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

"What led you to medicine? Why EVMS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you aren't sure your patient is taking her meds, who else other than the patient can you ask to find out the truth? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what speciality" More from this Member | Report Response

"A 14 year-old female walks into your office asking for contraceptives but does not want to tell their parents. What do you do? The female comes back a couple of months later, believes they are pregnant, and wants an abortion. What do you do? Say you refuse to give the abortion and the patient leaves your office threatening to pursue other (not so nice) options for the procedure. What do you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the American Health care system and how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"14 year old girl, daughter of a family you treat, asks for an abortion and doesn't want parents to know. What do you do? (VA state law requires parents to be informed about abortion for minors, but they do not need to give permission) Later you find that the girl was raped by someone in her family. (Turn case over to social services)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hypothetical Ethical Dilemma-- You made a serious mistake-- how do you deal with it and what do you tell the patient and her family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Abortion scenario with a pregnant teenage girl. What would I do as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor now (following prior career)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you see a classmate struggling and skipping classes what would you tell him/her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About the paper I published; Why I felt I knew I would like interacting with people; why I wanted to be a doctor; what doctors I have known that have impressed me and how" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question. The mother of a child with leukemia decides to send the child to Mexico for treatment instead of remaining in the U.S. The success rate for treatment in the U.S. is 98% and you believe the child will die if taken to Mexico. Do you call Children Protection Services and take the child away from the mother in order to provide treatment? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"A 14yo walks into your office, missing two period cycles and asks for an abortion. What do you do? Do you tell her parents, specifically her father? What would you do if the kid was raped? Then what would you do if her father raped her? (I didn't expect a series of questions, but I think they wanted to see how I would react under pressure. I answered with the best of my ability and stuck to my position and action plan. We'll see if they like it in a few weeks)" 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

"problem with healthcare, how would u fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us about your dialysis center volunteer work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you want to come to EVMS? What specific aspects attract you to the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you balance your activities in medical school with the rest of your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethics" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about using animals in lab testing?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What do you think about the US healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Assisted physician suicide question. Stuff on application. What makes you different?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are many qualified applicants, why should we pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your three strengths? Three weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I called your best friend right now, what would they say are your 2 greatest strengths and 2 weaknesses? Followup of how do you think your weaknesses will impact your ability to handle medical school? Describe what you think your typical day will look like as a physician. Do you have any questions for us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say is your greatest strength? Tell me a weakness, ''and don't say something that's really a strength.''" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why come to VA? What about EVMS do you look forward to? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your unique background contribute to our campus diversity and to your success as a physician. (I have a Master's in Theology and Philosophy so yeah I guess I'm kinda unique)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix health care? ( took up atleast half of my interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get interested in the issue of female genital circumcision? (again, my thesis)" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you greatest strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Patient asks for enough medication to end their life, what would you say/do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A daughter of a friend comes to saying she is sexually active and comes to you asking for oral contraceptives. What do you do? Followed up with that it is now a few months later, she has come back saying that she had not been taking the prescribed birth control, and is now pregnant and wants and abortion. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some kind of assisted suicide question (if you read through the U wash website and do their cases, and read a book or two on ethics, you should be able to destroy their questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's wrong with the health care system? What do you think are the possible solutions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you give a fourteen-year-old an abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some examples of accidents your family has had? (I had said in my personal statement that I come from an accident-prone family)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us how you came about to decide to become a doctor, the long version." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"have you ever had an unpleasant experience with a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to medical school, why our school" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why EVMS? I do not think my answer to this was that convincing, but I do truly want to attend. My number one hoice!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't get into med school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Anything negative you discovered about the school while you were here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"abortion" More from this Member | Report Response

"Physician-Assisted Suicide question" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethics questions, why EVMS (THEY ALWAYS ASK THIS!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Grades/GPA too low, but MCAT fine. Have improved over school career but have I considered other options? What to do if don't get in right away? What other schools have I applied to? What do I want them to tell admissions commitee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Thoughts on animal research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why EVMS (specifically)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your biggest adjustment in the last two years (since I'm out of undergrad)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"reason for improvment on 2nd mcat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why were you are a Psyh major in college? What do you do to relieve stress? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Ethical question above and if you had a colleague who was hammered at every event what would you do? What if it was affecting their work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths? Why would we regret admitting you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"3) What would you do if a teen came into your practice and requested an abortion? 4) What is the biggest problem with the U.S. healthcare system? 5) How would you remedy this problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What to do about uninsured in US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Fix the healthcare system" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your roommate describe your strengths? Your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Various questions about my interests. Make sure you are prepared to back up your answers!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Fix national healthcare." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you go about fixing healthcare (in terms of homeless showing up in ERs as primary care)?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Would you give a liver transplant to a wealthy person willing to donate $10 million to the hospital if he could get the liver that a homeless bum was supposed to get? " More from this Member | Report Response

"We know you have many strengths - what are some of your weaknesses, and could you please tell us what YOU think your strengths are? [Just be modest and humble, and don't make up bogus "weaknesses" such as "I am a perfectionist" - it's a fine balance coming up with attributes that can be construed as BOTH asset and liability. I recommend reading Iserson's description of how to tackle this question.]" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethics: You accidentally and inadvertently chance to see the file of the husband of a family you've known for a long time, but are not his primary provider. The chart shows that he has HIV, and his wife later comes to you for a physical." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were Bill Gates what would you do with all that money?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do i see myself in 10yrs, what kind of physician would I like to be, strength and weeknesses, describe what my day will be like as a physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think you would contribute to your class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why EVMS/why medicine, the normal questions like that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths and Weakness? What do you do for fun? Why EVMS? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are already a nurse. Why don't you advance within the nursing field rather than trying to go through Medschool?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think a feasable solution would be to help the uninsured population of America? " More from this Member | Report Response

"You have one liver for transplant. The two candidates are: a rich, 80-year-old widow with 10 years to live or a 60-year-old inmate serving a life sentence with no possibility of parol. Also, the inmate has a family with young children. Who gets the liver? Depending on who you chose, either the inmate's wife or the widow's son comes to beg for the liver. How do you defend your choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whats wrong with healthcare in US and how would you change it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What problems do you think there are with our healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you'll go into surgery? Will you leave your options open?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you don't get in this year, what will you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"U.S. health care" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Biggest problem facing healthcare? How would you solve it? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical Questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a typical day in your life as a doctor in 10 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a 16 year old came to you and wanted an abortion but didn't want her parents to know? (Since I said I would talk with the girl about her options and try to find out more about her psychosocial history, I found out that her father was also the father of her child - at that point it would be turned over to a child protection agency)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the role of the MD in society?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do if a patient with stage-4 metastatic cancer asks to assist with suicide? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Basic ones included my strengths and weaknesses, why evms/what impressed me about the school (know info about the school they like to see you've done research on them) Questions relating to my experiences. Know your amcas and secondary application they can and most likely will refer to it at some point. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"A 16 year old male with CF is going to die if he is not put on a ventillator and will still die within 3-4 weeks even with the vent. The patient wishes to die, but his family wants the vent, what do you do? (Hint: at 16 he can decide) A 16 year old comes to you and wants an abortion, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"14 year old girl wants an abortion, doesn't want parents to know, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"4. Tell us about a weakness you have (they prefaced it by saying "Don't say I work too hard, we've heard it all before.") 5. ETHICAL: what would you do if a 5 year old needed a transfusion but her jehova's witness parents adamantly refuse it b/c of religion? 6. What would you do if an end stage cancer patient wanted you to help her terminate her life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain some grades issues, strengths and weaknesses, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Specific questions about several experiences on my application. Be prepared to discuss what you have accomplished thus far." More from this Member | Report Response

"45 million uninsured? Describe a specific research project that I did?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to handle the emotional stress of medical school/being a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What major problems do you see with the health care system? How would you fix them and how would you fund those fixes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do with the 45 million uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your lifelong goals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools are you applying to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a typical day in your life as a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what life advice do you give the kids you coach. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Medicare" More from this Member | Report Response

"Typical questions: why medicine, why EVMS, strengths/weaknesses, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you don't get into med school this time, what will you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if your health policies (from an answer to another question) cut down on the money available to pharmaceutical companies for r&d and there were less new drugs available to help the public?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest problems in healthcare?; What specialties are you considering?; Strengths/Weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the pros and cons of universal health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your views regarding stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about a special friendship you have. " More from this Member | Report Response

"ultimate characteristics of the ideal physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you maintain a job throughout college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics question: Would you give a teenager an abortion? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Community service, question above, why evms, why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your experiences between college and med school (several years of work experience) will make you a better doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem with US healthcare? If you were a senator, what actions would you take to rectify the problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"abortion question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's different about your application this time around? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What should we do about the 44 million Americans that are uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response

"biggest problem in healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty of medicine do you want to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you fix that problem? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had your very first choice of schools, where would you really want to go? (again, caught me very off guard)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you've done anything "special", e.g. travelled to a foreign country to volunteer, etc., make sure you are prepared to explain how it will help you become a better doctor. " More from this Member | Report Response

"your the next president....." More from this Member | Report Response

"How does health care in Peru compare to that in the US? (I'm from Peru and I had written about it in my personal statement)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine/EVMS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you'd make a good doctor? What are your weaknesses? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Interview 3: Mostly conversational with no real questions. Discussed the professors background, his interest in VCOM, status of D.O. hospitals, international D.O. schools versus U.S. schools, realities and practicalities use of O.M.M. in practices, trends in D.O. medicine, etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why EVMS and why a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses? If you were given an unlimited amount of funds, how would you work on the problem of 44 million uninsured? See the other two questions above (interesting and difficult questions)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Expand on a healthcare issue." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I propose to fix healthcare in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a good writer? (in reference to my mcat writing score...I didn't think anyone looked at that)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your typical day five years into your surgical practice? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Many, many situational questions, mostly ethical, but not all. i.e. An eighty year old man with pancreatic cancer and a dispute amongst the family about how to procede; A 76 year old woman who has high BP but swears she is taking her meds; An 80 year old woman with bone sarcoma who asks you to prescribe her a lethal dose of painkillers...." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most memorable moment while volunteering in a health care setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your most recent volunteer experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"(see slew of questions listed above and imagine them asked in a very agressive way)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What turned you on to EVMS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If their religious belief required them not to receive medical treatment, would you still intervene?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Has there been one event that has occured in your life that changed you forever?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think about Dr. Kavorkian? (This is the name of the doctor who is famous for physician assisted suicide. He is currently in jail.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think females make better caregivers than males?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The baby question (above), what are your biggest strengths/weaknesses, what books have you read? How would you fix the US system of healthcare delivery? " More from this Member | Report Response

""Why EVMS?" This was an EASY one! :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician? What would you like best/least about being a physician? What are your strengths and weaknesses? How would you cope with the stresses of attending medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"15-yr-old girl question(s), followed by another ethical question about euthanasia." 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

"Ethics questions and my strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about vanity license plates like MD TO BE?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your clinical experience. (Strong emphasis on clinical care - not so interested in research.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were on the committee, what would I tell them that would convince them that EVMS should accept you." More from this Member | Report Response

"biggest problem facing health care today? fix it for us..." More from this Member | Report Response

"an elderly patient asks you while you are an intern to make him feel "comfortable" while his family thinks he should undergo surgery. Do you give him enough meds to make him feel comfortable? (yes, they were this vague.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Weakness/ strengths??" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be an M.D. when you're already in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why EVMS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who should pay for someones care who comes into the ER and doesn't have insurance? What do you think about the negative changes in medicine (healthcare/malpractice insurance)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself and why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your job/research experience/etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is wrong with the healthcare system and how do you propose to fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from going to Lithuania? From doing this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there was only one spot available, what would you say to the admissions committee to convince them you should be admitted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun? What would your friends say your strengths are? What is your most most memorable medical experience? What would you do if you can't become a doctor and can't apply again?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A 14 year old girl comes to your clinic, says she is pregnant, wants an abortion, and doesn't want you to tell her parents. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can I tell the admissions committe about you that will separate you from the other applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to change careers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a Doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a typical day in your future practice as a physician. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you see yourself doing after leaving medical school? any specific directions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why evms; why medicine; tell me about yourself; strengths and weaknesses; " More from this Member | Report Response

"If we could only accept one student out of all those who interviewed today, why should it be you...." More from this Member | Report Response

" What are some of the traits a good doctor should have?/ What should I tell the admissions committee about you? etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become an OB/GYN when so many are retiring early or closing their practices early because many are being sued and the malpractice insurance cost is so high?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do with a malingering patient (exhausted all possible avenues of diagnosis, doesn't seem to be much wrong with them but they malinger)? Place your answer in the context of national healthcare issues. How would YOU effect change in the healthcare industry? What would you do if a patient came in demanding a treatment because he'd found out about it on the internet? Have you been involved in community service? Explain. What do you think of alternative medicine? Should it be covered?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your clincial experiences. What did you learn from them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do for a patient who wanted to end his life (elderly, in pain, terminal prognosis)? what if his family did not agree?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will it be hard for you to move to Virginia from home since you're close to your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I thought of Children's Hospital which we toured and how it differed from others I had been in." More from this Member | Report Response

"13 year old pregnant girl, wants abortion without telling the parents. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you will be a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A friend of yours is taking care of her elderly father. You see him in your office one day and observe bed sores and bruises on the patient, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about euthanasia? Follow up: Don't you think that works against the Hippocratic Oath?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"A 13 year old comes to you and wants an abortion what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about managed care and the health care system we have today?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"the most interesting thing: i had no ethical questions......i was prepared for the worst though, and you should too." More from this Member | Report Response

"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

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell us of a time where you made a mistake." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if your patient refused to comply with your instructions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about a time the doctor (while shadowing) did not solve the problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would fix the ACA and what are some specific strategies you can employ if you are told you have to start seeing double the amount of patients in a shift?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you over other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Completely random but I said research taught me critical thinking skills and they asked me to define critical thinking and I kinda blanked >.<" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a time you resolved a conflict." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me an ethics question about a girl who is referred to me for being underdeveloped at 16 and was being teased at school. Nevertheless, her mother insisted she wanted her daughter to be short and look like a little girl. He kept dragging the story on until eventually I was asked what I would do if the girl overdosed on her mother's medications." More from this Member | Report Response

"We had a long discussion about the finances of healthcare in the US compared to Europe and where most of the money is wasted. It was mainly challenging to me because I am not very political so I wasn't as confident with my responses as I would have liked. But they were very friendly and it was more conversational than grilling so it was still low stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn in (insert random freshman year electives)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a situation where you were not able to resolve a conflict." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should insurance companies make a profit? (This is one of a few questions relating to health care reform). Also, a question about a patient arriving late and how it affects other patients." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your opinion on the political climate right now with the healthcare debate? (very broad, so I zeroed in on a couple of aspects and they asked me very confusing, unclear, and difficult follow up questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"HIV positive patient is dating your sister. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"You are a medical student doing a rotation. Your attending, at the request of a coma victims' spouse, injects him with 3M KCl and kills him (without the consent of the hospital administration). 1) What would you do? 2) Do you think this was ethical? 3) He later approaches you and says, "I may have made a mistake." What do you think he meant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do I think about national healthcare? I was prepared to discuss the "fixes" to the current healthcare system, but had not prepared my position on universal healthcare in the U.S. Think i did fine with a combination of public and private sector system but wish that I had prepared on this." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all very standard. I have read that the interviewers here really push the candidate on ethics and such. That really wasn't the case for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"how to fix health care" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had a moral dilemma? What and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you intercepted a fax to your boss saying many bad things about you, would you still give the fax to him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Health care stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think you would bring to the class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question: If I had a parent who didn't want his/her child to get an vaccine due to the possible negative associations with autism, what would you do? If the parent chose not to have their child vaccinated, would you still treat them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The above health care reform question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Healthcare question" More from this Member | Report Response

"A 16 year old boy that does not have a good prognosis refuses to be intubated contrary to his parents wishes. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you willing to give up to balance work and life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were hard. They were all EXACTLY like the ones people have already posted on this website." 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 #1.. although I have shadowed several physicians and have a lot of clinical experience, I still don't know what kind of doctor I want to be so that was a bit hard to generalize. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question (physician-assisted suicide)" 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

"A 14 year old female from a Hispanic migrant worker community comes into your clinic saying she thinks she's pregnant. What do you do? (ummm...i completely messed this question up, every answer I came up with was shot down or corrected, not cool)" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the tangential and subsequent questions to the national health care question. One of the interviewers was very combative about my responses and nitpicked everything I said apart before I could finish my response." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if your friend's teenage daughter comes for an abortion and doesn't want you to tell her parents? what if it's required by the law?" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was really difficult... you should be prepared for the ethical questions though... abortion, physician assisted suicide, etc. They will push you on these, just make sure you hold fast to what you believe the right decision to be. One of my interviewers gave me a really hard time, but after the interview said I analyzed it nicely. " More from this Member | Report Response

"According to one of your letter writers, you are _______ (a negative statement that totally caught me off guard). How would you respond to that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The abortion question was challenging, but I enjoyed discussing it. The interviewer also asked me about healthcare and what my knowledge of socialized medicine was and if I support it. I c/c private and socialized medicine and spoke about what I believe in. I don't know if this was the answer the interviewers wanted, but I was thorough and honest with my response." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. Maybe the health care question, but I knew it was coming and my interviewer basically guided me through any ethical/health care questions that I needed a little help on." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you turn down EVMS for another master's program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was particularly difficult, but I did have to stop and think about the ethics question regarding being a pharmacist and the follow up question about being a surgeon and someone coming in for an abortion." 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

"Are you aware that in the Canadian medical system people have to wait months for a basic check-up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you vote for president to fix the health care issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Patient assisted suicide" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the day of a normal pediatrician." More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest weakness in US Healthcare system, and suggestions on how to fix it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why does your MCAT score not match your gpa?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"How would you fix the health care system? Knew it was coming, but still a really difficult question." More from this Member | Report Response

"if you had all the money in the world, how would you fix health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on 'boutique' medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a family practice physician, and the fourteen year old daugther of a family you care for comes to you and says that she is a month late on her period, her home pregnancy test came back positive and she wants an abortion. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whether I am for or against abortion. I didnt really want to reveil my stance but thats what they wanted to know. So I just said my stance and backed it up with arguments" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you recommend to a family who has a child with cerebral palsy who is on life support and will never wake up? (I began to stumble a bit in my phrasing and my interviewers guided me in the right direction which was very nice)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"14yo F pregnant by her father...does not want to tell mom because she is afraid of breaking up the marriage...what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What if physician assisted suicide were legal in the U.S.? Would you give a lethal dose of a particular drug if the patient asked you to? " More from this Member | Report Response

"End of life issue question...but not difficult if you are prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"After talking about my interest in global health, I was asked where I felt it was ethical to do work overseas when there were problems in the US." More from this Member | Report Response

"Which type of doctor is better: 1) a doctor who is able to diagnose/fix any health problem but has no interpersonal skills, or 2) a doctor who is a joy to be with, really cares, but is barely passed his boards and went through a 3rd rate residency" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with a teenage girl impregnated by her father and who wants to get an abortion without telling her mom? Yeah." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you help a terminal patient end her life?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"You say you want to be a surgeon. Do you really understand what a surgeon's responsibilities are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions regarding the Canadian Health system but from the pharmaceutical drug side." More from this Member | Report Response

"The 'how would you change healthcare' one only because they really wanted to make sure you knew what you were talking about but I felt pretty prepared" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you think the canadian health care system would decide the order of who gets a liver transplant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question about a pregnant teen, wanting to have an abortion, w/o her parents consent." More from this Member | Report Response

"What to do about healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you want to be a teacher or researcher? (2 seperate questions because I have vast experience in both fields)" More from this Member | Report Response

"wasn't too difficult if you prepared. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Fix Health Care system...I thought I had a great answer, but one interviewer kept pushing me and pushing me on it...i tried!" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything? why do you want to be a doctor? reagent question...oh yeah, my weakness, apprently, my weakness is a strenght, got stumped on that" More from this Member | Report Response

"None because they prepared you for all the ethics questions. Technically you already prepare since u read this, and then during the day (the interview is in the afternoon) you will be told multiple times what kinds of questions to expect. They have 10 specific questions they must ask you and ~2 are ethical and one is how to improve the US health care system. So basically...that's all - the rest are about you and ur strengths and weaknesses etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Healthcare reform...wasn't supposed to be a hard question because I had prepared for it, but they REALLY grilled me on it. You definitely have to know your stuff!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably the ethical one above. Also asked about health care reform." More from this Member | Report Response

"a couple ethics questions, would you tell the parents of a pregnant 15 year old?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a child had a rare blood disease and needed a blood transfusion to save his life, but the mother refused stating that it was against their religion, what would you do? What about if the child was healthy, but the mother was the one that needed the transfusion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a doctor, why not a nurse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever witnessed an event that has been emotionally scarring and how did you deal with it? " More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical questions regarding healthcare system and abortion." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sum yourself up in a 30 second sound byte that we can present to the admissions committee. Include why you above all of the other applicants from your state should be accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"Euthanasia question that involved terminally ill patients who did not want to live." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you know what field of medicine you want to specialize in? (What they were looking for was what factors I will consider)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were an resident and a patient needed care and your attending came in to do a procedure and had alcohol on his breath?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do about the 46 million uninsured Americans? (and then to every response I gave--HOW? HOW? HOW?)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"see above. i really didn't expect them to say they were equal on the list and had equal chances of survival. they really want to see how u come to your conclusion because there is no right answer -- don't be afraid what you pick, just make sure you have good reasons to defend your decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"When has your bluntness (one of my weaknesses) been to the detriment of you patient communication? Benefit?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"After I said that my strength was creative, analytical, and critical thinking the interviewer said, "So, since you are so creative and analytical, give me a creative and analytical solution to the problem of health care coverage."" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of your recommendation letter writers said that you did enter into music professionally because your father would not have supported the decision? Is that accurate, and why didn't you go into music professionally?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why EVMS; hard not to sound too canned, despite a sincere desire to attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think should be done about uninsured americans?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Same as above. Oh and they asked me how many people in the US were uninsured. I was just honest and said I didn't know." More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethical question along the lines of what would you do if you made a mistake with a patient." More from this Member | Report Response

"No really difficult questions. Really know the heath care system. If not in detail know the basics. Particually about HMO's and the 45 million uninsured individuals in the U.S. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What should we do about the 45 million uninsured people in this country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"something about my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you ever withhold info about a patient's diagnosis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"questions werent really difficult, i just wasnt used to answering ethics/policy questions. suffice to say, I am now :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If two people of equal health/age needed a liver transplant and one was in jail for a felony and the other lived a good life and would donate money to the school, who would you give the liver to? (and you can't say, a system is already in place to decide who gets it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I guess same as above question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as most interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Surprisingly, none were difficult. Just make sure you read up about our healthcare system a little bit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was that difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the current state of Healthcare? What would you do to fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical Question" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are surgeon general of the U.S. What is your opinion of our healthcare system and what would you do to change it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"After I answered a standard strengths and weaknesses question, one of the interviewers replied 'thats not a weakness, what is your weakness'. He then continued to press me on this issue to the point of absurdity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Fix the US health care system (Be very prepared for this question! Everyone gets asked this!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about concierge medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was honestly very surprised to not have any questions that tripped me up. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor? They (actually, I brought it up) asked me about my lack of clinical experience, and my experiences mostly seemed to have dealt with research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"You are a pediatrician called to a delivery. The mother had to be anesthetized and a c-section performed. You immediately realize that the baby has a fatal heart defect and will die within a few days. The baby starts to have problems breathing within a few minutes of life, what do you do? The mother is still under anesthesia." More from this Member | Report Response

""A 14 year old wants an abortion and doesn't want her parents to know. What do you do?" As prepared I was for this question, I still somehow managed to mess it up!" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" 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

"Something about ethics that seemed harmless but I got grilled when I gave my answer. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I hate strength/ weakness questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's up with your declining GPA over the course of your studies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you read SDN, pretty much every question was verbatim from this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think a health care system like Cuba's could work in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When it gets to the point where even the generic version of a drug is $600-, what needs to change? Who should be responsible for regulating the market? " 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

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

"How would you fix the health care system today if you were given 4 years to do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"all the questions were very straight forward if you were prepared" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three weaknesses and three strengths about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you compare health care in the U.S. to health care abroad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Above." More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient you had known for a long time wanted an abortion what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if a 14 yr old came into your office and told you she was recently sexually active and thinks she may have an std now, and it turns out she does. she just wants antibiotics and doesnt want you to tell her parents. what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with 45 million uninsured." More from this Member | Report Response

"In response to my answer to a question about the uninsured, one of the interviewers asked me a complicated question about the ethics of healthcare insurance. I didn't fully understand what she was asking me." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the health care system? Be prepared to defend your answer!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you find the money to pay for health care for the 45 million uninsured americans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was more of a conversation than a grilling. I was asked 1 1/2 ethics questions, but the questions didn't really have teeth." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you envision your practice following your training? (i.e. a day in your practice)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sets you apart from other medical school applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do u think about the state of prescription medicines in this country?....i guess this one was difficult for me because other than the fact that prescription drugs are too much and some are dangerous, i didn't know what else to say" More from this Member | Report Response

"various ethical situations, difficult in the respect that there is no correct answer, merely an instinct and a personal code of ethics by which you can abide. Be sure to know the field of health care and the issues that plague current physicians." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about patients filling prescriptions in Canada?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a major problem in Healthcare and how would you help fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You're made surgeon general and your first task is to solve the problem of the 44 million uninsured Americans, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem in healthcare and how to solve? (The question was no surprise, but the answer is always difficult to sum up in a few words.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"look below" More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest problem with health care and how fix it? How can you defend animal testing? Worst experience with a doctor? Biggest regret?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult, really. Just standard stuff about healthcare system, how to fix it, and the ethical question above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretend you are the Surgeon General what kind of program would you come up with to provide healthcare for the elderly in an economic way?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem facing healthcare today and how would you solve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could either pay for one life-saving liver transplant or supply vaccinations to every child in Los Angeles, which would you pick?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not too hard, but they asked me to talk about a problem in health care today of my choosing." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Because you want to become an OBGYN, how do you feel about many doctors leaving their practices because of the high costs of medical malpractice insurance?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a physician's role in society? (vague, ambiguous, they wouldn't clarify)" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the questions about healthcare and ethics were reasonable. Just look over some of the questions on other posts and practice defending your opinion. Make sure you don't waver from your stance even if they try to nudge you in the other direction. " More from this Member | Report Response

"youre the next president, what 1 thing would you do with the health care system? i was expecting this question and did prepare for it, but still found it kind of difficult. i couldnt tell if the interviewers thought i was nuts or thought i had a good answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"(this is paraphrased, but I am not making any of this question up) 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? (Yes, it was this long, and I promise I am not lying about this question. Tip: answer that you would not release the information like I did.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the biggest problems in American healthcare? If you had unlimited funds how would you solve these problems? Describe a day in your life as a practicing physician. (Wanted extreme details)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you go about providing health care for the 44+ million people that are uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a small, relatively remote detail from my personal statement. Good question, just tough because it caught me off guard." More from this Member | Report Response

"you are a new surgeon; say an immigrant who can't pay for services comes to you; you treat him. he goes back to his community and tells everyone you are givng medical care for free; they all come to see you; what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really - all pretty standard (top three problems with the health care system, what are your strengths and weaknesses, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"From my secondary application, I had written pharmaceutical companies cheat patients, they asked me how I could think that when they create drugs to save millions of lives" More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't say that anything was difficult. Maybe, would you consider "oncology?" I would and in fact it had already crossed my mind." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you be able to fit the same amt of training into your residency with the new 80 hr work week" More from this Member | Report Response

""What should a physician know?" Those exact words. I said that he should understand the patient. And they still wanted another answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"If someone came in with head trauma and said he did not want treatment and then passed out, would you let him die or would you treat him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you solve the medical malpractice insurance issue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How to change US Healthcare system (with 44 million uninsured)." More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical questions throughout the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I say to the adcom so that they accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are physician and married with two children, and you work all the time. One day your spouse says to you, "If you don't quit your job today and start spending more time with me and kids, we are leaving." What would you say? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most memorable moment while volunteering in a health care setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a 14 year-old patient who was pregnant and wanted an abortion. You confirmed her pregnancy and she said that she didn't want her parents to know--she just wanted it to all go away--what would you do? (No laws in this hypothetical scenario)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Take your pick - they asked me about HMOs, national health care, the 40 million+ uninsured, IVF, cloning, and malpractice insurance to name a few." More from this Member | Report Response

"One re-worded a statement on my secondary application and asked me to defend it to them. That person then continued to try to sway me by saying the school teaches the opposite of what I think." More from this Member | Report Response

"All very easy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you consider helping a patient end their life? It was hard because I am conflicted about it, I choose one view though and stayed with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Which is more difficult, engineering (my b.s. degree) or pre-med (my post-bacc)? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you agree with Governor Bush's to keep the woman on the feeding tube? (This question is referring to to the Florida case.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"With so many millions of Americans being uninsured, how would you change this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since Medicare recently got Rx approval, what do we do about the children who desparately need funding for vaccines, Rx's, etc? Is it right to give that money to the elderly and not to children? What would you do? How would you divide the dollar?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What is the sound of one hand clapping?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the pros and cons of physician-assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about the state of the healthcare system in the US today... give some problems and explain how they should be fixed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a day in the life of a family practice small town doctor (including what I would eat for breakfast, when go to work, etc...) I wasn't sure what to focus on - thought the minute details she wanted were strange..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem in healthcare today." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same topic but the family has no insurance and no way to pay for operation. What do you do now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about placing caps on payments for pain and suffering? (Just didn't understand the question at the time.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some weakness that you think may cause you trouble as a medical student." More from this Member | Report Response

"The above question was also the most difficult. I wish I could've given a tighter response to "What is the greatest problem faced by our health-care system today and how would you solve it?" " More from this Member | Report Response

"say you were to a physician and were to travel to San Diego for a seminar and a pharm. company offers to pay with the enhancement of your medical knowledge being their main reason for paying, would you accept the money? (???)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do in a situation where you had an 80 year old patient that insisted she needed a test that wasn't covered by her insurance?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest accomplishment that you are the most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none- maybe because i was grilled to bad in my previous interview at another school this was a breeze: i came prepared ( abortion questions were asked but sticked to my guns and supported what i had to say)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can I tell you about EVMS that you don't already know to convince you to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to change from one healthcare profession to M.D.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I would balance a career in Medicine and be a good father/husband. ie. being with the family" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your life as a physician. I didn't realize how specific they wanted the answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about Oregan's right to die legislation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was expecting the abortion question of course..but not the incest part!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel that doctors are responsible for supporting poor, handicapped children whose parents cannot pay for them? Apparantly in Virginia they are." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were admitted to every school to which you applied, how would you decide where to go?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" 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 can you change the malpractice insurance issues at the national and community level?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you bother leaving your home state? (This is despite the fact that I have lived in 2 other states and traveled 2500 from home to attend college.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Even without the law, would i tell a 14 yoe old's parents if she came in to me pregnant." More from this Member | Report Response

"What problems do you forsee yourself having as a clinician several years down the road." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a typical day in your future practice as a physician. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you address the national healthcare policy? What about other national health care policies, such as that of Canada, etc.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A persistent line of questioning about animal testing...one of the two interviewers kept asking follow-up upon follow- up question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Believe it or not, "What types of books do you read?" That is one of the few questions I see as a "do I tell them what they want to hear?" question." More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if you didn't get in this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No curveballs really." More from this Member | Report Response

"see the above question" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do with a malingering patient? (I wasn't sure what the questioner meant and blathered an answer that caused the other guy to look at the questioner and say, "that didn't answer your question, did it?" Yikes. Make sure if you don't understand what they're asking to ASK THEM. It's a good gamesmanship tactic, as the Dean of Admissions told us earlier in the day. Simply tell 'em, "I'm not sure what you're getting at" and they're forced to be more clear." More from this Member | Report Response

"I got blindsided- Instead of asking me a specific ethical question, he asked what types of ethical issues I'd heard of milling around in medicine right now. I listed a few, to which he replied, "now what would you do about each of those situations?" (In all fairness, he was cool about it, though. It may have been a panic test)." More from this Member | Report Response

"how will you, as a doctor, improve the status of health care, solve the problems of the uninsured patients..etc, etc.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was one question about the patient's bill of right-the interviewer wanted to go into details about it but I had only a slight idea of what it really was" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you as a physician lower the cost of healthcare and improve the quality of healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been the most important medical discovery in the recent past?" More from this Member | Report Response

"see question 1 below" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"About socialized medicine, hadn't looked that info. over in awhile" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stem cell reasearch and IVF procedures. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you had a 70 year old terminally ill patient who wanted to die?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above. Also, describe your typical day 15 years from now." More from this Member | Report Response

"What sets you apart from the rest of the applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important thing that a doctor should know?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A 14 year old girl comes in pregnant. She wants abortion and doesn't want her parents involved. How do you as her doctor respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a normal day in your practice 15 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of malpractice law and how would you change it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question about 13 year old patient wanting birth control." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is my weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, researched school, looked over my AMCAS and secondary apps." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, AMCAS EXPERIENCE SECTION, secondary app, personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at fellow SDN questions (very accurate), looked over my AMCAS app and secondary essays (important), smiled at a rando in the halls - turned out to be my interviewer who was receptive to me the whole time." More from this Member | Report Response

"practice, research on the school, looking over my application (activities and essays)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read books, used interview stream, and mock interviews at my university" More from this Member | Report Response

"I prepared by reading a book called understanding health policy, keeping a small notebook with possible answers to questions, and reviewing information about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"MSAR, school website, sdn reviews, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice interview, looked up questions by myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Skimmed the EVMS website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked through sdn feedback, read The Healthcare Handbook and they didn't even ask me anything about healthcare, read ethics articles" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site and brushed up on ACA and some ethical problems." More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied medical ethics, obamacare, reviewed my personal statement and other application materials, organized my thoughts for common questions like tell me about yourself, why medicine, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback, reading up on healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, research school's website, review application materials." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback, interview books, read over application, EVMS website" More from this Member | Report Response

"looking at schools website, reviewing my primary/secondary, reading SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read EVMS website, read SDN, reviewed healthcare policy, reviewed my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed AMCAS & secondary, browsed EVMS website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN (went through ALL of the questions); EVMS website; U of Washington bioethics; pros-cons websites on ethical issues (Guttenmacher site is good to recap laws and restrictions on such gray areas, but know that it leans left)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN and got 12 hours of sleep the night before!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, U wash ethics, and articles on healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor, Reviewed my application, researched health care reform and ethical situations." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, ask current students, read over my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"googled ethics scenarios, read on health care, sdn and read over my secondary app and personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and the schools website. The admissions office basically told us up front what types of questions we would be asked in the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, EVMS website, and mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"I researched what the school had to offer, reviewed my personal statement and secondary essays, reviewed my old research, reviewed my grades, and looked over some information for a few different controversial topics." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVMS school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS; Read Jeremiah Fleenor materials; Reviewed bioethics notes from undergrad; Read recent healthcare articles" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Mock Interviews, Primary and Secondary application material" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied healthcare reform and U. WA's ethics website. Did a dozen mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, UW ethics, wikipedia page on healthcare and healthcare reform." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stayed with current student who interviewed applicants last year" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UW bioethics, reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to current student, Washington U. Ethics, mock interview, went over application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, personal statement, obamas opinion papers on healthcare reform." More from this Member | Report Response

"read through EVMS site, reviewed research, reviewed secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback on this website, read UW Bioethics, read over my personal statement, role-played most likely questions (why do you want to be a doctor, national health care, abortion)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Thought about my motivation to enter medicine and some of the difficulties I might face as a physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS app/EVMS secondary..literature on health care issues and reality..bioethics articles" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread apps, SDN interview feedback, U Washington bioethics website" More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS secondary ethical and health care stuff online" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked with student/friend for hours about EVMS/emailed students, website, UW ethics website, wikipedia, health care policy journals, reread my application, talked out loud to myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback. Read over my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, EVMS Website " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my primary and secondaries." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, U.Was. Bioethics website, EVMS website, mock interview " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my resume, amcas app, secondary, wash u ethics website (it only takes an hour or two to go through, its pretty interesting and you DEF should read it if you are interviewing here), and a list of questions I made from previous poster's here." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UW medical ethics site, read up about minor abortion issues, read over PS and secondary responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, msar, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read about school; mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN. Read a book on health-care." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, two practice interviews, read a few chapters of a book on medical ethics" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, EVMS website, reading my AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"As silly as this may sound, I asked myself questions and then answered them out loud. Then I did a mock interview at my undergraduate school followed by a review of U. Washington's ethics site" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Medical School Interview book, sdn interview feedback, U Washington Medical Ethics site, AMCAS, my essays, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, essays, university of washington ethics page" More from this Member | Report Response

"reading SDN, Wash U ethics, the Medical School Interview, look over my AMCAS and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, Wash U ethics" More from this Member | Report Response

"SND, UW bioethics, talked to previous adcom people, current issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, which has a great feature by ACP on how to improve health-care in the US" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Washington Ethics Website, the book, ''The Medical School Interview.''" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, U of W bioethics page, Healthcare Meltdown (Rocky White, MD) " More from this Member | Report Response

"read u of wash ethics page, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked online for ethics issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"U Wash Ethics site, about a half dozen books: $800 million dollar pill, health care mealtdown, the big fix, some others about universal health care and the right to die." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, questions from my college career center, Washington Bioethics" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback. Reviewed AMCAS and secondary responses. Did some reading on ethical issues like physician-assisted suicide." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Wiki health care, talked with my friend who goes to the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, read through student handbook, mission statement, etc... on website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview reviews, U. Washington ethics page, Internet searches on ''Healthcare Crisis'', etc. And a book called ''becoming a physician'' put out by Wiley publishing company. Great resource. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN like no other( very reliable). read a health care book.(health care reform now!) , read wash u's ethical website. uptoddate on health or policy current events" More from this Member | Report Response

"University of Washington ethics website, Wikipedia on health care, my application materials, came up with some key points to talk about from my experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on SDN. Talked to people who had interviewed there. I even called someone who was in a residency program I was interested in that went to EVMS." More from this Member | Report Response

"Way too much. Read all SDN questions. Practiced alot. U of Wash bioethics. Online research on health care systems. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview questions, reviewed my primary and secondary application, did a couple of mock interviews with friends " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about ethics and this forum to prepare for ethics questions. Listed my strengths and weaknesses. Read about school. Reread my AMCAS and Secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read the newspaper regularly, U. Wash website, had a practice interview with a classmate" More from this Member | Report Response

"Made sure I was familiar with medical ethics (read Wash U's website, answered previous EVMS ethics questions from SDN)...read about the US healthcare system (wikipedia)...went over my AMCAS file and my EVMS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over the SDN interview feedback, and thought about things." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read books about healthcare, went through school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback, mock interview, EVMS website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read application, read about health care" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their website. Reviewed my application. Reviewed some current healthcare issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, past interviews, reviewed information regarding both health care system, my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, secondary application, SDN, the EVMS website, reviewed notes from Bioethics class" More from this Member | Report Response

"this, re-read amcas and secondary, school website, read about health care systems online" More from this Member | Report Response

"school website, sdn, researched abortion law in VA, UWashington ethical website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, secondary application, U of Wash ethics page" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback. Read books on ethics and US health care problem ''Health care meltdown'' by Lebow., read school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I recommend the book ''Health Care Meltdown'' by Dr. Bob LeBow. It really helped me answer the health care questions I had during interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, EVMS secondary answers, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read AMCAS and secondary essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my essays, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"UofW bioethics page, WSJ, various health care articles" More from this Member | Report Response

"washington website, SDN, printed out about 200 pages of stuff on insurance, i overdid it" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, Watched news in the morning, University of Washington Bioethics site" More from this Member | Report Response

"UW bioethics page, SDN, secondary app, amcas, healthcare reform articles, CNN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, prepared answers for ethical questions and for health care; read through 2ndary application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UW ethics page, AMCAS, secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"read amcas and secondary applications, read about the school, read relevant healthcare topics" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, secondary, amcas, ethics on U of Wash" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, U of Washington website, read AMCAS and EVMS apps" More from this Member | Report Response

"University of Wash website, all of the student doctor net post, mock interiview, and help from friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School Website, U of W Ethics page" More from this Member | Report Response

"read postings on this site, went to school website, read over AMCAS applicaton" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview feedback, reread my secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, secondary, schools website, biomedical ethics course, talked to friends who had been." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, a health policy book, read over AMCAS and EVMS secondary, U of Washington bioethics site, know Virginia abortion laws, and lots of Google searches on topics I felt I needed to know more about." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Read applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN and AMCAS, reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"U of W ethics page - v. helpful! Read AMA / AAMC articles on health care issues like the number of uninsured. SDN, of course." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over secondary, read over AMCAS, ethics ethics ethics & lots of health care system reading." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, PR and USNEWS, Reread my applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"reread application, visited ethics website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over applications, bioethics book, kept up on health care news, read local paper, EVMS website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, MSAR, bioethics website, and school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my primary and secondary materials. Studied the school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, SDN, MSAR, EVMS website, Health Care Meltdown, UWash Bioethics website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, particularly at the school's library the night before the interview (but also for many days prior while at work); Kenneth Iserson's "Get Into Med School!"; University of Washington bioethics site (run a google search on University Washington bioethics, then proceed to read and master ALL of the material in there); Kaiser Family Foundation materials on health care finance and reform (www.kff.org); read over AMCAS and secondary apps multiple times; through my Navy recruiter, arranged for a tour of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth the day before, met Navy docs in both surgery and emergency medicine; read Health Law journals published by the New York State Bar Association (i am an attorney); cased the joint the night before by sneaking in when a student exited the library entrance; read EVMS website; read up on illegal immigration (just in case it came up) through issues of Time magazine; listened to NPR daily driving to and from work; read blurb on EVMS in the MSAR book; found a nice chart summarizing consent laws in all 50 states with regards to abortion and pregnancy issues among underage patients; skimmed over relevant ethics and finance sections of The Social Medicine Reader (published by Duke University Press, written by collaborators at University of North Carolina)" More from this Member | Report Response

"reading SDN, reviewing my applications, downloading "Ethical and Economic Issues Facing Today's Physicians", talking to med students onsite, rehearsal" More from this Member | Report Response

"student network and read over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, researched health care issues, researched ethics questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, U of W ethics site, looked at my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview feedback on this site, mock interviews, re-read my personal statement and my secondary application, researched the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN mostly. Really look at these questions because I was asked 90% of the questions found here. Also review your AAMC application and EVMS application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, EVMS website, re-reading my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my applications, read the university of washington bioethics page(huge help!), read through Q's from SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AMCAS, secondary, SDN, talked to medical students" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UW Bioethics website, school website, secondary, jumbo margarita at Guadalajara down the street" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, univ. of Washington Ethics site, Text book on US Healthcare system." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics book, primary, secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, EVMS website, opinions from other students/doctors" More from this Member | Report Response

"school website, MSAR, and SDN (got three questions that I was asked from this site!!!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, my application, my secondary, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, and read up on current healthcare and medical/ethical issues " More from this Member | Report Response

"Downloaded and studied "Ethical and Economic Issues Facing Today's Practicing Physicians" (search on google)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN (of course!), read "Healthcare Meltdown", reviewed my AMCAS and secondary applications. Thought about why I was interested in EVMS." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, google "medical school interview", etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview feedback, printed out some bioethics topics from Univ. of Washington website" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, read articles/newspapers/magazines." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Feedback, Read the schools website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read issues on medical ethics. Read my application file/essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my applications, articles on the US healthcare system" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my application, had mock interviews previously, SDN, read the New Physician, Time, Newsweek, etc and drew on my own experiences in clinical medicine and basic science research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, reviewed my AMCAS and secondary, researched health care reform, talked to some friends who had already interviewed there, brought copies of my publications. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, compiled a list of questions from this site, read articles about national health care issues." More from this Member | Report Response

" Read SDN feedback (most helpful) Mock Interview and some reading up on current events/healthcare (which I didn't really need) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Went to Kelly's Taverna the night before with my roommates (they decided to tag along for the 5 hour trip.) Really small, nice, quaint bar. The crab dip's alright." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews, read up on healthcare and ethical issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studentdoctor.net, reading books/magazines, answering commonly asked interview questions, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, sampe interview questions, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reading up on the american health insurance crisis" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock-interview, website, talked to ER docs about ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't prepare nearly as well as I should have. They asked "why EVMS?" and i had not printed out my secondary since sending it in, and I'm pretty sure my answer in the interview did not match my answer on the secondary. I certainly recommend looking at some bioethics questions before the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, EVMS website, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, baby! Oh, yes, and I spent a lot of time drilling on interview questions, so I was comfortable and natural with my responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, U of W bioethics site, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read studentdoctor.net, kept up with current health issues in the news, re-read my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, U of W bioethics, Cato Institute publications, NY Times articles, etc. In short, I googled major topics and read the articles that looked the best." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, supplemental app, school's website, and the student host" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN prepared me beyound belief. All other comments are very accurate and to the point. Also, reviewed my applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"evms website, sdn, my secondary, a few articles on health care" More from this Member | Report Response

"read my applications, read this website, schools website, talked with a medical resident, researched health care and ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview feedback, browsed school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my application, visited SDN, paid attention to the news for a few weeks." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website,AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN and looked over my applications and practice interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics review, PS, Sec. App." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my apps, SDN, EVMS website, a little ethics review" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interviews, this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn (lost my secondary! so i didn't read it--i don't think it hurt me much)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their website, this website, my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, gathered interview questions from this site, mock interview, Iserson's books, EVMS website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Brushed up on bioethics, health care policy (Kaiser Family Foundation has some good stuff, though you have to dig for it!), reviewed my PS and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"relaxed, looked over the feedback from this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School website, Ethical text" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read through the EVMS website, my AMCAS and secondary, talked to EVMS students, and thought about questions listed on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Ethics books, my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, EVMS website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, stayed with a student (highly recommended as it gives you a good idea of the school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"thought about problems with the U.S. healthcare system" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked through the EVMS website, looked on this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site for iview question, read up on healthcare isues particularly ethics and the uninsured, paid a LOT of attention throughout the day" More from this Member | Report Response

"read this website, my application, relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, EVMS website, AMA website, bioethics.com" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read Bioethics books, read EVMS's website, reread my AMCAS and secondary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, reading bioethics books- although i was never asked a bioethetics question like i thought i would be pounded with, and spoke with a health service administration professor about our healthcare system" More from this Member | Report Response

"This web site, looked over my application, went online to learn about healthcare, malpractice, laws, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"This web site, the web site of the school, u.s. news" More from this Member | Report Response

"Readup school's website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looking at interview feedback, school website, and health care websites." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on health care issues, this site, re-read application" More from this Member | Report Response

"bioethics.net, evms.edu, nytimes.com, researched global healthcare systems" More from this Member | Report Response

"read most of the recent posts on this website, reread some chapters in a bioethics book, skimmed over my AMCAS application and secondary, read articles of bioethics.com" More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn forums and interview feed back, read books on ethics and current health care issues, did mock interview/discussions with family and friends about ethical issues, read the EVMS web site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, read my personal statement, studied my activities, read my secondary essays, studied myself (figured out my stances on difficult medical issues and my answers to difficult questions)." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my AMCAS application, read about EVMS online." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my AMCAS and secondary app" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVMS website, SDN, and available text info. Of note was my utter deficit of preparation. They WILL ask you a question on why EVMS, they will ask about contemporary healthcare issue, they will ask about your AMCAS and PS and they will ask you an ethical question. Know this." More from this Member | Report Response

"website, SDN, reread application" More from this Member | Report Response

"interview feedback, mock interviews w/family" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, researched health care, ethical issues, read over secondary, amcas, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, VCOM's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"interview feedback, read books on healthcare and ethical issues, talked to friends in health care" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, looked over my secondary and primary." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read through bioethics issues, reviewed primary and secondary apps" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn.net, read some articles on health care and ethics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, went over questions, read over applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"interview feedback, read up on ethics, practiced" More from this Member | Report Response

"evms publications & website, studentdoctor.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Consulted with one of the doctors I work with and read my AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read couple articles/chapters on ethics, SDN, secondaries." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and read articles on current health issues. I knew there would be a lot of ethical questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application and the basic questions I knew I might be asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, EVMS' website, AMA, current health issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, read up on national health care issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"School website, MSAR, ask students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, had lots of interviews before this one." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVMS website, SDN, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my primary application, read posts on this website, and read articles about current issues in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read SDN, and knew my stance on controversial medical topics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied this website, then studied on the internet about stem cell research, the US healthcare system, the uninsured, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked with other students. Read their prospectus. Tried to find out when EVMS would lose their accreditation." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my AMCAS and secondary applications. I also read about current ethical issues in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through my AMCAS app, EVMS app, and SDN. Also talked with lots of students throughout the tour about the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread AMCAS and secondary apps, read SDN comments" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read about the school and reviewed my notes from my Bioethics class." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read health related articles in current events, studentdoctor.net, reviewed secondary and school literature/website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school, Interview feedback etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't" More from this Member | Report Response

"talking to other students who had previously interviewed here, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stayed with a student and met a lot of M1's; talked about the school/curriculum with a lot of students there." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read up on ethics... Looked for some seafood restraunts in the area :)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my AMCAS stuff, my secondary for EVMS, everything I could find about Glennan, Jones, and Strelitz Institutes, and reviewed some algorithms for ethical decision-making." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, their website." More from this Member | Report Response

"This site mainly" More from this Member | Report Response

"This SDN website (thanks to all who contributed!!!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read up on all ethical issues i could get my hands on. my apps" More from this Member | Report Response

"Internet, SDN, and alot of prayer" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN; really just needed to be myself - truly no right or wrong answers, they just want you to stick to your guns and not change your opinion." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, reviewed ethical/controversial subjects and decided how I felt." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, researched current medical topics, read a science magazine, used this website, spoke to other physicians." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked over healthcare issues, read website" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, read a book on clinical ethics, watched the news, read the paper, researched the school, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"read past interview questions on SDN, read up on ethical issues and health care, reviewed submitted app, practiced my answers for possible interview questions, spoke with current EVMS students about their experience so far" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVMS is NOTORIOUS for numerous ethical questions, so I did research on abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research, and the like. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed current ethical issues, SDN, AMCAS app, and EVMS secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was fully prepared and did not get any unexpected questions because SDN covers EVERYTHING! Thank you SDN. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read previous interview reviews, studied the website, reviewed bio-ethical situations (abortion, stem cells, euthanasia, medicinal marijuana, etc), got a good night's sleep." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the posts on this site, reread my primary and secondary apps, read the website and positive self-talk" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researching the school website, looking through books at my undergrad school's Career Center" More from this Member | Report Response

"this site, talked to students, ethical books, US healthcare primer, read up on health care systems in other countries" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, my application, talking to friends at the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website (all my questions were posted here, as were those of other interviewees on that day, so I was well-warned). Staying with a student really helped me learn a lot about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"read SD.net, skimmed my AMCAS personal statement. Interestingly enough, the Dean of Admissions & the med student who gave the tour gave us hints to what sort of things are "fair game" for the interview, and also some other hints (ie. always ask questions at the end, don't have to have a REAL answer to the healthcare question, ethical questions about abortion & physician-assisted suicide, patient bill of rights, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"read this website; read medical ethics articles; researched evms; researched articles concerning healthcare, medicare, patient bill of rights, bush's state of the union address and democrat's response." More from this Member | Report Response

"talked with current student, reviewed my application, reviewed website" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interviews, commitee interviews, sd.net, friends, website (not very good), etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"pray." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN and EVMS website/lit." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reread my supplemental appl. " More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at questions on studentdoctor.net, read up on ethical issues, reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my EVMS app, reviewed my AMCAS app." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my resume, some interview questions, ethical issues, and HMO information." More from this Member | Report Response

"read stuff on this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over my AMCAS application, SDN and talked with friends at EVMS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good night sleep and a promise to myself to be myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn, read up about stem cells and health care" More from this Member | Report Response

"wrote out answers to practice questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, EVMS website, secondary, AMCAS app., ethical issues, future of medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Read over my files." More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied health care reform, read about the school, re-read my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read journal articles on the health care system and ethical considerations, Also, read "Classic Cases in Medical Ethics" by Pence, which is a very good book. SDN, and talking with friends who are also interviewing" More from this Member | Report Response

"talked to friends who had already interviewed here, school website, looked up state law on some ethical issues, looked over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback, EVMS website, went over my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read abortion chapter of Munson's medical ethics book. read EVMS website, read interview feedback on SDN " More from this Member | Report Response

"Student doctor network, website, talked to med students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read some info on US healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedbacks, curriculum info, and my secondary appl." More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewfeedback.com; talked to somebody who had interviewed there before me; read over my stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feed back, thier website, reviewed my app" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very community-centered, both in their curriculum and how friendly everyone seemed with one another. High step 1 pass rates and median score (highest in VA). Patient sim center is top notch." More from this Member | Report Response

"We got to do a standardized patient scenario, which was really cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything. this school is not cutthroat. the students care. the faculty care. great campus. historic city. wonderful group of peers i interviewed with, all diverse and soo smart, wow what a great crowd. great community focus and drive to change the healthcare issues they see. IF YOU ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT PEOPLE and want to change the community early, this is the school for you; there is no other place to be but here. if you're in this for the money and fame, idk if youd like this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulation center, new curriculum, match rates" More from this Member | Report Response

"Match rates, not much history but great progress the med school has made to try to compete with other med schools, and tour was well given. Children's Hospital was a great tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities when we toured" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, stats (top step 1 and match rates in the state), details about the curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great facilities and interaction with the current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The nearby hospitals were right next door and were very impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was really friendly and happy to see you, loved the children's hospital...adorable!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed the interviewers were." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly staff all around" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their children's hospital -- it was beautiful and I would love to have a rotation there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Simulated Patient's program! Seems to be the best in the nation." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and how happy and helpful the students were." More from this Member | Report Response

"The use of standardized patients throughout all 4 years and the experience from volunteering in the free clinic really impressed me. I was also impressed at how friendly and supportive the students were. We had random students come up to us throughout the day just to offer to answer any questions we might have. I felt welcomed the entire day and it brought the stress level down immensely. Also, that the professors are very receptive to student input." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student-led tour, the friendliness of my interviewers (who really wanted to sell the school to me based on my interests and values), the standardized patient demonstration, and the Children's Hospital tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Strong focus on developing clinical skills." More from this Member | Report Response

"Attitude of students, standardized patients, facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole interview day (up until the interview) was very well structured and informative. I especially liked the student tour, which was 1 med student and 3 interviewees (very easy to ask questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The cohesiveness of the student body (according to student presenters)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, collegiality of students." More from this Member | Report Response

"- The breadth of opportunities outside of the classroom. - The medical students are extremely supportive of each other (provide course materials, peer tutoring, etc)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Standardized patients were practically developed by EVMS. It's a huge part of the program and seeing the patient teaching assistants in action was impressive. I truly believe that EVMS will provide strong patient-doctor skills even within the 1st year of the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"standardized patients" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student body seems happy and not all depressed. They seem to have a lot of activities together that has made them united. There are international opportunities and research opportunities if you want them. The facilities seemed nice and new." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people -- they were very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"happiness of students, match success rate (98% for the last class!), hospitals" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is supportive of the students, the students do well with residency placements, and the new building that will open in 2011." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers and admission staff were very nice. Students were very nice and are willing to talk and give pointers. The standardized patient demonstration was great and gives insight to the school's focus on early clinical experience. Love the small, tight-knit feeling of the school and the Norfolk area." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their Intro to the Patient courses, general curricular focus, location, student life, and match stats." More from this Member | Report Response

"Standardized patient program, beautiful children's hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of everyone in the whole area, spirited students even if they just got out of a big exam that day, standardized patients" More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff/students were friendly and helpful. The facilities were nice. The tour was informative, and CHKD was impressive. The standardized patient presentation was great, and I was able to interview a standardized patient in front of the group. (Raise your hand when they ask for a volunteer. This was a good ice-breaker for the interview)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location, the student attitudes, the standardized patient program, the new simulation center being built, the children's hospital, the admission's office personal, the faculty-to-student ratio" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked this school. 1. Perfect town for me: medium-sized, cute and safe, beautiful neighborhoods, right on the water, 45-minute drive to nice beaches, great apartments for affordable prices right by school and hospital, not too cold 2. Teaches with two focuses: preparing you for the boards and giving you practical experience for your rotations. They've had good results (esp. high board scores). 3. Global health and volunteerism. For example, Operation Smile was started by someone at EVMS. " More from this Member | Report Response

"everything! The school's location is BEAUTIFUL. It's basically a suburban area that is surrounded by the ocean. I heard that it is the most affluent area in Norfolk so that explains just how pretty all the architecture was around there. The students were super chill and super friendly. Everyone was extremely happy. The faculty seems to be really dedicated to the students and often works in the weekends to help students. We toured the children's hospital which was AMAZING!! The whole hospital is decorated with kid themes like space themes, castles, even the elevators were decorated like a popcorn stand. IT was like going to disney world. Their neonatal intensive care unit was HUGE and very impressive. Also EVMS really prepares its students well for USMLE and clinical aspects of residencies. They have like 99% passing rate for USMLE and i heard they do better than UVA and VCU. They have a very strong clinical focus and is trying to expand on their research aspects. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the naval port and diversity that comes with that, pediatrics hospital which we toured, relaxed feel of the city and beautiful Ghent area surrounding EVMS, how down to earth and service-oriented the students are, the SP program, small class size, ..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Family-like atmosphere among students and faculty; diversity of interviewees" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff and students were all REALLY friendly. I felt comfortable the whole day, even during the interview. E " More from this Member | Report Response

"students, facilities, feel of school, and hospitals" More from this Member | Report Response

"Affiliated hospitals, a cardiologist took time out of his day to talk to our group on one of the volunteer led tours, community service, standardized patients, enthusiasm in preparing students for rotations and residency" More from this Member | Report Response

"hospital facilities and standardized patients are very nice. the students were all super friendly. lots of volunteer activities and student life stuff. my interviewers were definitely tough, but fair. I think they just wanted to see what I was really made of and if I would flake under pressure." More from this Member | Report Response

"the hospital tour was very thorough and extremely cool, the warm atmosphere, reasonably happy students, big emphasis on community service, big emphasis on learning excellent clinical skills" More from this Member | Report Response

"The highly trained Standardized Patients and the great level of involvement with them before visiting with actual patients during M3. Sentara Norfolk General is a very impressive hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of my interviewers! Students were also very helpful and friendly. I loved the area and got a very positive vibe throughout the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed really happy and friendly, faculty seemed friendly as well. Standardized patient program seems like a great way to learn clinical skills." More from this Member | Report Response

"the size of the school, the amount of clinical exposure you get in 1st 2 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, student enthusiasm/diversity, clinical training, standardized patients, demeanor and warmth of faculty/relationship with students, enthusiasm of ALL staff I encountered that worked at EVMS and Sentara, heart hospital, jones institute, responsiveness of administration, proximity of places to live... BEACH! Community service, ease of student programming/student affairs involvement, low cost of living" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Children's hospital is amazing. Ms. Williams was really helpful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The Center (even got to see and interact with a simulated patient!), Sentara Heart Hospital (one of the best in the South). One of my interviewers was very cool, calm, and extremely professional. And cute!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The King's Daugthers' Children Hospital was AMAZING! So gorgeous and modern! It even has a "healing garden," which I thought was really cool!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much everything but the location. All I could really ask for in a school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The involvement with the community, the awesome standarized patient program, how nice everyone was (all the med students wished us good luck as we walked by)" More from this Member | Report Response

"simulated patient program starting 1st year, practice you will get taking histories/doing exams, amount of community service students do" More from this Member | Report Response

"how conversational the interview became; how friendly all the students were" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standardized patients, the location in Norfolk, the active and collegiate-like student body" More from this Member | Report Response

"The LGM and ITP programs at EVMS. The strong community ties." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING! I'm not kidding. The students were amazing. It's a very close group that really looks after each other even without a strictly pass/fail system (which I thought would engender a lot of competitiveness). I visited Sentara and thought the hospital was excellent. The school is very community based, and has a ton of interesting activities to be involved with - shelter for the homeless, SMILE, health education for kids, coat drives, etc. They have been an AAMC service award finalist the last four years. Since the school isn't associated with a university, you get access to the local YMCA, and can play IM sports at CNU, which is five minutes away. Oh, and the location of the school is AMAZING. Not what you would think of when you think Norfolk. Gorgeous older homes and apartments that are very reasonably priced and just a block or two from the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are all really friendly and seem to be happy. The Children's hospital is great to have nearby if you're interested in working with kids." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the people and the number of hospitals that are affiliated with the school. At first I thought Norfolk to have a small town feeling. Although it has that facade, it is in fact decently sized. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed to really love it there. Everyone was really friendly and positive. The children's hospital is great. The school has connections with a diverse array of clinical facilities. Also a big fan of the use of standardized patients and the early clinical exposure students get." More from this Member | Report Response

"the group simulated-patient exercise" More from this Member | Report Response

"student body, enthusiasm of faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"the students really seemed to enjoy each other. Faculty seemed to respond to student needs and ideas." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seem happy, the facilities are nice, the class is relatively small." More from this Member | Report Response

"The quality of the hospitals, the sense of camaraderie among the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The children's hospital is amazing, and really focuses on the child (for example, instead of wheeling children in gurneys, they can be driven in wagons, how cool is that!) I loved the people, and many med students came by to talk to us. The standardized patient demonstration." More from this Member | Report Response

"students coming up to us and talking about their interviews, the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Children's hospital, the people are really really friendly, and laid back, they seemed to really like the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are actually really nice, better than I expected after reading SDN. Great hospitals. labs may be ''outdated'' but in no way insufficient." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are extremely excited about this school. Everyone talks about how it's like a big family." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were all very friendly. They seem like a tight-knit group and they like to have fun. One student even said that studying was actually fun because you are hanging out with your friends while you do it. The hospital and classrooms were nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area the school sits in is nice. The school used to be a big party school, it's toned down some, but you still get the vibe that the students play a lot. Really emphasize clinical skills." More from this Member | Report Response

"Use of simulation, both standardized patients from day 1 and the Govt. funded simulation center. Research on the rise. Students level of satisfaction. Student interviewer had really good questions and followups." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The school is very close to the water, the students were very friendly and genuinely loved their school Everyone was laid back. The Children's hospital was AMAZING!!! I've never really considered pediatrics but I would after seeing that place. Friday interviews are when they visit the Children's hospital tour. Their standardized patients are pretty amazing and very well trained. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the ped hospital. very nice facility. the students!!! very nice very helpful. the whole student seems to get along really well. no competition. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities were great (hospitals nearby etc), the students were really friendly and VERY social which I absolutely loved, " More from this Member | Report Response

"Attitude of students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Standardized patients. They can simulate bruises, swelling, burns, heart abnormalities, bruits, all kinds of stuff...they're amazing. The students are very tight knit and supportive of each other." More from this Member | Report Response

"The main hospital was pretty amazing; they really seem to go out of their way to help patients and their families. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly and laid back students are with each other. Children's Hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really impressed with the type of medical community that they are forming/have formed at EVMS. All of the students were really helpful and informative, as were my interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sentara hospital is pretty impressive...the hospital looks brand new...also, the ppl at EVMS are really nice....the student host I stayed with was absolutely amazing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. Three words: indoor pirate ship." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were soooo friendly. So many people stopped to chat with us while we were waiting to be interviewed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The feeling of student community. As the group of interviewees were standing around, we actually had random students ask if we had any questions, tell us to relax, and wished us luck. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Just posting to correct my previous feedback post regarding the stress level of the interview. They interviewers were very friendly. Being a panel interview was not something new to me and, if anything, the interviewers engaged in the interview so that you didn't feel like you were at a Question & Answer session." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and the staff! They truly seem to love their school. AND EVMS's standardized patient program really impressed me. They allowed us to experience what a session with a standardized patient would be liked. The school's obvious emphasis on the patients really impressed me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The community service work the school does and all the things the school does for the students, like retreats, dances, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students were all so happy!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student were nice, loved the facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are all very friendly. Several people stopped just to say good luck and answer our questions. I also like how much cooperation there is between the students and faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facilities are super sweet. I could sooo see myself there. All the students walking in the hall were genuinely nice and encouraging to all interviewees" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are great. The city is nice, and getting nicer. The students were all very helpful. The early clinical exposure is quite extensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were very nice; everyone seemed to know each other; faculty and student relations were very friendly and casual. Everyone seemed to care about each other. " More from this Member | Report Response

"happy students. good faculty-student ratio." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital is brand new, the people are nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The emphasis and amount of community service completed each year- very impressive. There seemed to be a great deal of camraderie amongst students, which I feel is important in a medical school class. And of course the focus on clinical skills is a wonderful aspect of the school. Gosh I wish they had asked me why I wanted to attend EVMS..." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students, faculty, everyone. EVMS obviously makes up for areas where it lacks. there are going to be more research opportunities becuase there is more reserach funding but i was especially imprssed by the degree of cordiality among the students. everyone knew each other and even when they didn't, they were just having fun like they did. lots of interactions with faculty and staff including retreats, Fall balls( dancing stuff ), community projects. This is the only school where i know that students get dressed up and do stuff with faculty members. oh yeah, fellow interviewees were just the best, i guess it shows how well EVMS picks it students" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the students really enjoyed it there. They do ALOT of community service. We actually got to see the standardized patient program - not just hear about it..so that we could see what exactly they're talking about" More from this Member | Report Response

"I definitely came to the school thinking I was not going to be impressed but I was pleasantly surprised. The location is great, Norfolk is beautiful! I'm from NOVA and I def. did not expect much from a place in southern Virginia, but it's really pretty. The students are SO friendly, I definitely felt like I would fit in with everyone else. The atmosphere is pretty relaxed. Very community oriented school and the curriculum is very patient oriented. Clinical exposure starts very early!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students; stdized patients" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really like the school. It's down to earth with friendly students and faculty. It's patient and community focused too." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really...I thought it would be a nice area near the beach and stuff but i ended up taking a wrong turn on my way to the interview and went through a really bad part of town. the people were nice but the facilities are just not that great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything, the students and facilities are all very impressive" More from this Member | Report Response

"the laid back atmosphere and the standardized patient program" More from this Member | Report Response

"I love the fact the EVMS gives back to the community and allows the medical school students various opportunities to do the same." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were very friendly and atmosphere was real nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"School atmosphere was positive, lots of cultural diversity." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are amazing. The children's hospital is one of the best that I have ever seen. The students all really care about each other--the faculty also cares about the students. Students not only have classes with professors but the professors also participate in community service with the students. Very helpful, welcoming environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school! Everyone is very involved in the communitee, volunteering, and student organizations...even the professors. Everyone seemed very approachable and genuine. I felt that the interviewers took time to get to know my entire profile and asked great questions. They may come off as a little intimidating at first with the tough ethical ones but if you stick to your opinion with good examples, you will be fine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Camaraderie among the students, students and faculty were extremely friendly and often approached our interview group to offer to answer questions. A fairly new (and very nice) library building. Standardized patient program. Emphasis on primary care and community medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are nice like everyone says, the admissions people are very nice too. The hospital is modern and the location is sweet overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sentara Hospital is very nice and the standardized patient program is impressive" More from this Member | Report Response

"CHKD - so great! Friendliness of students and staff - really tight knit atmosphere. The way their program is structured." More from this Member | Report Response

"I LOVE THE STUDENTS. the EVMS students were SO NICE towards eachother & also to us interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"The children's Hosptial was amazing. The enthusiasm and cheerfulness of the students. The sense of community." More from this Member | Report Response

"students enthusiasm, standardized patient program" More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty much everything, EVMS really cares about their students (and applicants, as it seemed); the standardized patient program is amazing as are the hospitals; my interviewers were such nice guys" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Children's Hospital was amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVMS has a great interpersonal atmosphere. The standardized patient program is awesome! Huge emphasis on communicatin skills and bedside manner." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sentara Hospital, Dean Sohag (sp.) was really nice, very welcoming, atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Standardized Patient Program; student performance on USMLE Steps 1 & 2; opportunities to engage in medical/humanitarian work domestically and abroad; student satisfaction; Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (b/c my interview day fell on Weds, when they only give tours of Norfolk General, this tour was given by administrator/pediatrician at my request); Heart Pavilion and Trauma Center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"The close knit community of students, the interest of the professors and staff, the Children's Hospital, the demeanor of my interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were really nice and enthusiastic and the focus on stanardized patients seems really good. Meeting the students made the experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVMS has a wonderful Standardized Patient program, campus is homely, students seemed very happy, 98% of students pass their boards, some opportunity for research, alot of healthcare facilities to choose from for residents who need variety. Free Parking available. Overall, a wonderful school." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING. I fell in love with this school. People on here are way too harsh. The interviews can be a little tough, and maybe the one lab is a little old, but other than that everything else was phenomenal. They have an amazing SP program, a beautiful children's hospital, fantastic clinical skills facilities, integration of techniques (techonology plus microscopes), cohesiveness of students, frequent social activities and extracurricular/service things to get involved in... I could just go on and on" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seem so happy to be there, everyone is very nice and friendly (even my interviewers!), the children's hospital is AMAZING...I also really liked how much the student body is involved in community service to the community, and the focus on a clinical education." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were great. I was really impressed with the faculty involvement and how commited the faculty are to your development into a physican. I think this is the thing that most impressed me. The Children's Hospital is GREAT!!!! " More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities were way nicer than I expected. Apparently EVMS will also be spending a lot of money to expand and improve things" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVMS has a really good program with standardized patients, and they even have a whole floor of a building devoted to it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm and close feeling that I got about the school, its students, and its faculty. Hospitals are very close and cost of living around the schools seems fairly low." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour of the amazing pediatric hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical exposure is great, homey atmosphere. 90+% get top two residency choices? That's hard to believe." More from this Member | Report Response

"Close relationship among students. Students seemed to be really happy and enjoyed being in the program. Library is also really nice. Being a minority, the office of minority affairs is super welcoming and READY to assist in whenever. Positively impressed with such a good communication system. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The close-knit atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"great clinical training, nice facilities, non-competitive atmosphere, enthusiastic and genuinely nice students (our student tour guide brought us to the exact room we would be interviewing in and told us some interview questions that she and other students had been asked in previous yrs), very high board scores, matched three students into derm last yr which is great for a relatively new school that not many know about" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just about everything other than the age of the labs. The standardized patient program is awesome! I really felt like the faculty would look out for me and allow me the opportunity to really shine. I loved the school even though I came in with a mediocre attitude." More from this Member | Report Response

"emphasis on preparing students to be clinicians, standardized patient program, hospital (free-standing children's hospital right next door_" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone student I met truly enjoyed being there and was very proud of the school. It seemed like a very warm and fun place to be. " More from this Member | Report Response

"quality of people (this is, above all, an institution's greatest assets and most reliable representation); quantity, quality, and comprehensive nature of affiliated hospitals (Level I trauma center)" More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is way under rated. Their clinical training is second to none, and the students all seemed genuinely friendly and happy to be there. They were glad to talk to the interviewees, and kept wishing us good luck throughout the day. I also liked my fellow interviewees too, they were friendly and talkative. They would be fun to have as classmates one day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Children's Hospital and programs that it provides. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Standardized patient program starting from first week of class, Children's Hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"student body seems very bonded and friendly. the standardized patient program is really impressive as well as the mentor program and the childrens hospital was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student body was laid back and happy. The school prepares studetns well for clinical situations. The King's Daughter hopsital is simply amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great standardized patient program Children's hospital, really nice facilities. People - very friendly and warm and tight-knit. Faculty also were very friendly -like to joke with students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Standardized patients, student friendliness, Children's Hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"the standardized patient program, close-knit student body" More from this Member | Report Response

"I stayed with a first year student who was welcoming and helpful. She and her friends made me feel very welcome. Overall the students, faculty, and staff are all truly warm and the atmosphere at the school was relaxed and supportive. The standardized patient program is very impressive, and it is clear that EVMS emphasizes a humanistic approach to clinical medicine. I could really see myself at this school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were univerally friendly and encouraging and seem to have a very closely knit community. They were planning a haunted Halloween night for disadvantaged youth, and seemed very committed to serving the area. The Children's Hospital was beautiful. The Jones IVF center is among the best in the nation, and the standardized patient program was impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The standardized patient program demonstration at the beginning of the day is pretty cool - don't worry yourself so much about volunteering for it!" More from this Member | Report Response

" The entire place is really great. Their standardized patient program is impressive. The atmosphere of the school is warm and welcoming. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I read about the students being happy, but I had no idea how happy, nice and helpful they could be. Every other person was wishing my interview group luck and with smiles. This place seems like a close knit community, and seeing the stuff they did made me regret not doing community service myself. I look forward to going here, hopefully!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standardized pt. program, friendly students with helpful attitude rather than competitive" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone seemed so happy, seriously. The students are so laid back and happy it's scary. I liked the place better than I thought I would, but have nothing to compare it to yet since it was my first interview/visit." More from this Member | Report Response

"the standardized patient program, and that we had a chance to do one in the morning." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students are so happy and the faculty are genuinely invested in them." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students enthusiasm" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview on Friday.. they show you Children's Hosptial of the Kings Daughters which is out of this world. The entire hospital looks more like a toy-store/sandcastle than a hosptial.. definitley looks like a pleasure to work at that hospital. The student-body also seemed very laid-back and genuine with regards to thier other classmates. There seems to be a "chill" attitude that maybe stems from being so close to the beach? Also saw some pretty blond ladies at the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the location is very nice, students are super friendly and it seems like a really laid back place" More from this Member | Report Response

"The attitudes of the students- they have a tremendous collegiality and are a very friendly and relaxed bunch. There was not a competitive air, it was more like a team, with everyone helping each other get through school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm and close-knit feel of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The commrodery was nice. All the students seem to really like each other. Also, the standardized patient program was amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"What EVMS really has going for it is a tremendously happy and non-competitive student body, a beautiful children's hospital, a great new Health Sciences Library, and an excellent standardized patient program that sets the national standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was treated like royalty since landing in Norfolk. My student host gave me a ride from/to the airport, and even gave up her bed for me the night before the interview. Her enthusiasm about the program (as well as the enthusiasm of the students, faculty, and administrators) put this school at the top of my list. If you're seriously looking for a tightly-knit cooperative community, then this is the place. (thanks K!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is beautiful. It is close to both hospitals and there are nearby appartments. The students were friendly and seemed happy. I think this is very important. I also attended a small part of a lecture and it did not seem any different than my undergraduate lectures except the topic here was medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students LOVE it there and are really happy and enthusiastic. i didn't walk by anyone in the hallway that didn't smile and say good luck to me" More from this Member | Report Response

"the town, the students, the Children's Hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student body is very happy to be there and was enthusiastic about the school. The community overall has a close, tight-knit feel to it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospitals (Sunterra and Children's) were pretty impressive-- it just seemed like a great place to do rotations. Also, the standardized patient program was interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were great- a very diverse and interesting group. The standardized patient program is very impressive. Norfolk is prettier and bigger than I had expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"the weather, it was so warm in January and the interviewers were very nice and the Children's Hospital is excellent, standardized patients" More from this Member | Report Response

"the area, evms is in a gorgeous part of norfolk, but also not that far from less fortunate areas where your service is needed- perfect!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone (students, staff, members in community) were happy enthusiastic people." More from this Member | Report Response

"The standardized patient program is excellent - one of the best in the country from what I understand. Students begin working with them within the first month of classes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really like the enthusiasm of the students and the supportive, collaborative atmosphere at the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"norfolk has great recreational opportunities, the school is in a cute neighborhood, the buildings & facilities were nicer than i expected, the students were very laid back, the children's hospital was wonderful, the standardized patient program seems like a great way to learn, and the school seems very secure about its educational mission and place in the community" More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the faculty and the students. I really connected with the other interviewees, as well. They get good Board scores and match nationally, but they still have time to have a life outside of medical school. I also liked the emphasis on community service and the large number of clubs on campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are great, the students are very happy, the hospitals are top-notch with a new Heart Hospital being built, the curriculum is phenomenal...everything impressed me" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed VERY outgoing and enthusiastic. Seems like a supportive, close-knit class. I was impressed by the reputed accessibility and flexibility of the faculty and administration. Last but not least, the children's hospital is fabulous!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The med students were very positive about the school and the faculty. Students do alot of volunteer work in the community. EVMS's Standardized Patient Program was very impressive. " More from this Member | Report Response

"my interviewers, the people, basically i was sold after our tour of the children's hospital...oh yeah, that sandwich we had for lunch was bangin'!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm and cooperative nature of the student body and faculty and the early hands-on clinical exposure. Students emerge from their first two years with a well-laid foundation in clinical skills. Board scores and pass rates are exceptional, regularly surpassing that of Harvard, UVa, Penn, Hopkins, etc. This the apparent result of their progressive teaching style and clinically-integrated curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cohesive and energetic nature of the students; close knit faculty-student relationship; amazing children's hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything.... the students were friendly and talked with me while I waited for the interview. Also, the school has great professors and an excellent childrens hospital right next door. Also, don't let the other feedback scare you. Everyone was nice especially the people who interviewed me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Standardized patients, friendly students and faculty, norfolk is a cool place." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview questions were thought provoking and not run of the mill but the school itself was rather unimpressive " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reported approachability of faculty and ease of getting tutoring and extra help sessions, if needed. Impressive standardized patient program (far more extensive than any other school). Flexibility of "away" electives during 4th year to explore different residency programs. Impressive children's hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"Norfolk seems like a great city, I love the area and the location of the hospital. The childrens hospital is gorgeous and the standardized patient program seems pretty intense." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students- very happy, LOVE their choice, very supportive environment. Teachers are VERY supportive. Great environment, HUGE community service focus!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the people there are very friendly, facilities are nice, it seems like the students are treated real well at EVMS" More from this Member | Report Response

"I stayed with a student, and he was very welcoming and answered all my questions. in fact, all the students i encountered during my interview day were very friendly and stopped to chat and answer any questions about the school. Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters is awesome, great place to do a pediatrics rotation. The school is very linked to the community, and it is obvious." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Children's Hospital was beautiful. Students were friendly and eager to answer questions and give tours. The class size is small and the students were very friendly with one another. There is a real sense of community. The Standardized Patient program is really well set up and run." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people- so friendly and came up to us to ask if we had questions. Standardized patient program is impressive. Really focuses on the people part of medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"THe students were all great and very helpful, the hospital was huge and probably very instructive, and the standardized patients were impressive. Also, Norfolk is a nice place." More from this Member | Report Response

"The standardized patient program was highlighted and rightfully so, I was impressed. Also, I liked that the children's hospital and main hospital were on campus. I also enjoyed the area near the water." More from this Member | Report Response

"administration and student body are really laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"The childrens hospital was truly amazing and our tour guide was the volunteer coordinator, so she was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"Fantastic children's hospital. Friendly admissions staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"the people were the friendliest people! and the dean of admissions is the sweetest man - very approachable and friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of the students, faculty, and administration. Community atmosphere provided a comfortable and engaging environment. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the childrens hospital is GORGEOUS. you see it if you interview on a friday, and it was simply amazing. i was also extremly impressed by the students - they were all so supportive and enthusiastic about the school; several stopped my through the day to wish me luck and to talk about the school. and the tour was pretty cool - we went into an anatomy lab and some kids were studying for an exam so we got to see the body. also - its awesome that you get the results in about 3 weeks. lightning fast for this process." More from this Member | Report Response

"The children's hospital is amazing. The neighborhoods around campus where the students live was a great suprise. There are cute neighborhoods and a string of restaurants and coffee shops all within walking distance of the campus. Seems very easy to get around. Norfolk itself really struck me as a great city and the beach is only 30 minutes away." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything really impressed me: Extremely friendly student body, curriculum, ties to the community. A very positive aspect was their Standardized Patient program. They employ this learning tool throughout your tenure at EVMS." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had no idea about the depth and sincerity of the school's ties to the surrounding communities and to the standardized patient programs." More from this Member | Report Response

"clinical experience; they actually had a standardized patient in the morning presentation; great children's hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"the standardized patient program" More from this Member | Report Response

"The childrens hospital is amazing. The school is nice, students and faculty are nice and stress free. Then Dean is amazing and funny!" More from this Member | Report Response

"All most everything seemed positive. The students seemed genuinely happy. The professors seemed to be so excited about the school. There seemed to be a real vision full of grandiose expectations for the future of this school. I was very interested in the medical missions program, the incredible technology the school has built in, and the atmosphere they are creating there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The standardized pt program and the emphasis placed on pt care, also the class unity and lack of competition" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly, home-like atmosphere of the school and Norfolk. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are awesome and the people are really nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendly students who all got a long, friendly faculty, wonderful children's hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the students seem really happy there and not stressed out." More from this Member | Report Response

"excellent facilities, very happy students, friendly staff, standardized patient program" More from this Member | Report Response

"standarized patient program presentation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent curriculum, std. pt. prg was great. Children hospital was magnificent and the interviewers were not as aggressive as I had expected. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Truly excellent standardized patient program. Stress on humanistic medicine/patient is a person in their curriculum. How happy and friendly students were." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people - everyone is so friendly. Also, the standardized patients. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Hospitals and other facilities were clean and everybody was very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Children's Hospital was wonderful. On Fridays, interviewees are shows the Children's hospital, so I wasn't able to see the main hospital. The library is nice and the students are really happy and actually have time to have social lives. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical student and Admissions Board member were very friendly and personable." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really surprised about the school. Prior, I thought the school really was a little sketchy. But, this school is not to be taken lightly. It is growing, and the facilities are nicer than the other schools I have visited. The tour of the hospital is really good too." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clean campus, great attention getting presentation of Standardized Patient program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice facilities, it is only 30 years old so everything is modern. The students were great. I interviewed on a Wed so we only saw the general hospital, while we were waiting for the interviews a student came and asked of we wanted to see the childrens hospital and then took 4 of us on a tour. The standardized patient program seems really cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"How happy all of the students were; high USMLE pass rate" More from this Member | Report Response

"How modern the library, teaching facilities, and research facilities are. The hospital system is very big." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so nice, there is a really big "team" feeling with all of the students. After my visit, I realized that I would love to be accepted to their school. I also liked the use of "simulated patients" in the cirriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students- they all loved it, were very helpful- even ones not giving tours!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum. EVMS has a great faculty/student ratio. The entire curriculum is PBL based. The students seem very low stressed since the first two years are P/F. EVMS placed 20 students in Derm this last year and have a 98% top 3 placement with the NRMP." More from this Member | Report Response

"Every one seemed quite happy at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour of the school was the best one I've been on. We had a long tour of the children's hospital, went all through the med school including the anatomy lab (where we actually got to see the cadavers), met lots of students, had a thorough financial aid presentation, and overall just got a really good feel for the school. The students all seem genuinely happy, friendly, and supportive of one another, and the children's hospital is amazing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice children's hospital. Most of the students I met were nice and seemed intelligent." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Students absolutely loved the school! Every student was extrmely positive. Also, the children's hospital we visited was magnificent." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students there were unbelievably friendly. It seems like a very supportive environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school seems excellent. The Children's hospital was oustanding. The students were so nice. I was VERY impressed with the program. Brand new library and happy students! Norfolk is also very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were nice but the students were nice at the other schools i've been to." More from this Member | Report Response

"the positive things the med students said about EVMS" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are incredibly friendly and fun and no one has anything bad to say about the school even when they are free to be completely honest. I was there for a couple of days in transit from another interview and had a fantastic time. The school really encourages the students to spend time doing what they like in addition to studying. There is a very nice community feel to the school - very little competition, a lot of cooperation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wide range of clerkship sites in the Hampton Roads area, very cooperative emphasis with the student body, standardized patients, emphasis on clinical skills." More from this Member | Report Response

"CHKD is definitely sweet. Students seemed, for the most part, kind and informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area-the beach is 25 min away and downtown Norfolk is growing. The students-all are laid back and extremely friendly. CHKD-a really nice pediatrics hospital. And the effort by the school to make sure students have a life outside of classes. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Norfolk is in a great location. Didn't get to see it, but the children's hospital has awesome reputation. The standardized patient program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is really awesome. The children's hospital is absolutely spectacular, the hospital tour was given by the volunteer services chief who dressed as one of the three little pigs (Halloween Day). She along with everyone at EVMS were so genuinely friendly and down to earth." More from this Member | Report Response

"VERY VERY friendly atmosphere. Faculty, administration, students all showed strong support for the school. Strong clinical training facilites." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was amazing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed genuinely happy and at ease. All of the students & faculty I talked to were open & friendly and willing to help." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student facilities are TOP NOTCH. Among the best that I've seen so far. Everything looks new. Childrens hospital is also quite nice. Very non-competitive atmosphere. Small class size" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much they wanted me to go there. Made me feel very special and wanted." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students' attitude. They all seemed very happy. It was a laid back environment. The SP program and children's hospital was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything. great standardized patient program (best in the country, a huge asset for the future board changes)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are beautiful, the students are happy and super-nice, the standardized patient program is top-notch, and the area/town is lovely." More from this Member | Report Response

"AWESOME PROGRAM! Demonstration of Clinical Skills Program and use of standarized patients, tour of campus by med student, seeing a human cadaver, Diabetes Research Institutes, HAPPY HAPPY "love med school" students, community feeling of place and people." More from this Member | Report Response

"lovely facitlities, happy students. Their FABULOUS standardized patient program. Ability to live close to campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The standardized patient program seemed incredible, students were happy to be there, new library, availability of numerous community health initiatives" More from this Member | Report Response

"Supportive atmospherel...everyone is absolutely happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed with two older physicians. One was a professor emeritus at the school, the other was a part time physician in the community. They were very laid back and the interview felt more like a conversation, although some difficult questions were asked. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed by the sense of "community" among the students. The Standardized Patient program is one of the best in the country. The city is beautiful and so close to the beach." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities of the campus. I couldn't believe how huge only the children's ER was!" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the students seem to love it there; the standardized patient system." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. New school, nice students, good scores, cheap, impressive hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer put me at ease initially by telling me he was familiar with the research I was working on. Children's Hospital is really nice, but I'm not interested in Peds, so it was a bit lost on me. Standardized pt program seems very strong, seems to be frequent pt (standard and real) contact in the first 2 years. Students seem very happy with the school. The surrounding neighborhood is nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The standardized patient curriculum is incredibly thorough & intriguing... specifically appealing since they changed the USMLE step 2 to include a process that is based upon the EVMS example. Also the community-oriented medicine, and how prepared the M1 & M2s are when they enter their preceptorships (ie. they can actually do stuff b/c of the Introduction to the Patient stuff they learn, instead of passively shadowing clinicians). 24-hour buildings, nice library, and they actually give gym memberships." More from this Member | Report Response

"standardized patient program and its clinical skills center; children's hospital; how warm, helpful and enthusiastic everyone was; jones institute; they took us to the gross anatomy labs-very interesting to say the least." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school seems very responsive to students, all the students seemed very happy with their decision to attend" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus, the students seem very happy, and the whole day was very organized! The Children's hospital was awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the hospitals." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of students and applicants, and the apparent emphasis on the student's experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"standardized patient program, childrens hospital, student happiness, USMLE I and II exams pass rate, emphesis on clinical experiances coupled with strong curriculum etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The children's hospital was fantastic! Early clinical exposure using the standardized patient(the demo during the interview was impressive). The students were genuinely happy to be there. Students tend to work together instead of against one another. Dr. Lewis, the dean, was very charismatic and helped relaxed the interviewees. EVMS has extremely affordable housing (about $700 for a 2 bedroom apt across the street from school). I stayed with a student who was very nice and hospitable even though it was finals week." More from this Member | Report Response

"1. All the students I met were REALLY happy and upbeat. They were credible when they told us that the professors were just as cooperative as they were. Not a cutthroat school at all. 2. The facilities are new, really nice new library and (though I didn't get to see it firsthand) a really nice children's hospital. 3. The "standardized patient" program which ensures a high board pass rate (last year a full 100% step II USMLE pass rate)." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is a wonderful school, that is HONEST with you! They are extremely interested in you as a student, and treat you as their own. Their standardized patient program is one of the first and best in the nation, from what I've heard, and the school is so intermeshed with the community that it's hard to not have something to do if you need it. Wonderful children's hospital!" More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was so friendly and was so happy to be working/attending the school. the faculty was genuinely interested in helping the students and it seemed like there was lots of support for academics and future clinical practice, as well as lots of chances for fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour of the Children's Hospital, the genuine concern of the admission staff,- the fact that the dean of admissions actually introduced all 20 students interviewing that day and had something to say about everyone" More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome Children's Hospital! Very friendly students." More from this Member | Report Response

"How happy the students were to be at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities are nice and new!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The professional patients" More from this Member | Report Response

"When the admissions director introduced everyone by the university they went to and their extracurriculars" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly students, Innovative cirriculum, Learned interesting things with the Standardized patient. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Fantastic Children's Hospital, friendly students, 98% of students pass the boards (WOW!!!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The demonstration of their use of the standardized patient. It was really a great experience and I really liked their emphasis on . Also, the Children's Hospital is phenomenal!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was incredibly nice and friendly. Also, I thought the children's hospital was a wonderful facility." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm and warmth of the faculty and students. The intensive standardized patient program. An overall feel-good atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were really cool (and good-looking) and the place was spotless." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day included interviewing a standardized patient." More from this Member | Report Response

"The children's hospital, down to earth students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Each class is committed in making sure nobody fails out." More from this Member | Report Response

"SP program; friendliness of the medstudents; area is cozy and pretty; apartments are really nice, cheap, and 5 min walk from school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Childrens Hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Very little focus on research at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"Both of my interviewers basically had sticks up their asses and no personality. A doctor in the area and M3 student interviewed me and I asked the M3 if she saw a specific movie and condescendingly replied "Well as a medical student, I don't have time to watch movies...". Additionally, we stood around for 30 minutes after our hospital tour for some current students to grab us for a tour of the hospital building but they never showed up and this poor M1 noticed us and gave the tour last minute (and since we lost all that time, it was very rushed). Some students also had to wait 2 hours for their interview after the financial aid seminar because instead of interviewing everyone at the same time, they do 3 separate rounds of interviews. The school did not provide an opportunity to give feedback on the interview day either and there is not a gym at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, this is a top notch school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Surrounding town is odd - gentrification at its finest. Not much to do around the area besides the beach?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the first question was "tell me something that is not on your application", but as I was about to answer she added on "what makes you different?" which are two completely different questions which would solicit two completely different answers, so that tripped me up, even though I know they were trying to help." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is somewhat small, but the size is made up for by the staff and the hospitals." More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus seemed pretty small. I kept asking the tour guide what he did for fun and he kinda said ummm...hang out? there aren't many intramurals or student activities on campus =/" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing negative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Norfolk does not seem like a fun place to live for someone in their 20s. The area around it is pretty sketchy and overall the area has an empty feel." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that my panel interview wasn't really a panel. It was two people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost of living in the area/lack of student housing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Extremely small school with two hospitals right on top of campus, so it seemed a bit claustrophobic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Minimal research opportunities" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview itself was rather uncomfortable, mainly because they just stared at me as I was answering questions and didn't offer any type of affirmation even a head nod while I was speaking. I just didn't really feel like they were "on my side" like I have in other interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"A med student said hi to a professor and the professor totally blew him off and walked away. Did not reflect positively on the approachability of the faculty, although maybe that's not normal behavior for them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The persistent use of standardized patients / clinical evaluations in a clinical setting (even into 3rd and 4th year). I don't mind them during 1st and 2nd year, but beyond that they seem to be overkill." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not negative, necessarily, but the M1 students who gave the tour looked stressed and lacking sleep." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't feel like the school did a good job of strutting it's stuff. Although they did try. Maybe I just wasn't that enthralled with the place. Then again I could really see myself there." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities but they are making the new building so don't know" More from this Member | Report Response

"The building you spend all of you time in seemed small and cramped." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are a bit old, but nothing really negative about the place." More from this Member | Report Response

"surrounding area, i would probably need a car especially 3rd and 4th year" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition for out-of-state and not being able to be considered in-state after a period of time" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location, there isn't as much to do around the school as I'd like. Also, no student guides showed up to give us a tour, so a resident who'd gone to EVMS gave us a tour of the hospital, but I would have preferred a student tour of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Norfolk traffic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Small hospitals" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing! maybe traffic in the tunnel. " More from this Member | Report Response

"out of state tuition! and no chance of switching to in-state after attending for a few years!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Long weekdays at school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Traffic." More from this Member | Report Response

"grades in med school, BLAH" More from this Member | Report Response

"The good cop bad cop routine during the interview. The questions were fair and I was prepared, but that doesn't mean I found the experience enjoyable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"everything was about as i expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"not as many research opportunities, some med students complained that EVMS lacks the "prestige/recognition" of other medical schools, also that unpleasant lady who comes in before interviews to tell you what to do and what to say to impress your interviewers (I thought we were supposed to be ourselves, why are you telling us what to do like we're a bunch of five year olds?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The combative nature of the questions asked to me about national health care." More from this Member | Report Response

"Traditional lecture-based format. Very little incorporation of technology into the curriculum. Library is not open 24 hours. Norfolk seems fairly sleepy." More from this Member | Report Response

"the location of the school, and the fact that school doesn't have electronic histology slides. " More from this Member | Report Response

"9-5 scheduling for classes leaves less time for self-directed study; students' negative feedback on some professors; convenience of food places in the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a whole lot of diversity" More from this Member | Report Response

"Had to pay for the parking deck... Norfolk traffic and the Hampton Roads area traffic in general really sucks... I did not receive information about staying with a current student until the week of my interview, which was not helpful. I wish I could have heard back sooner to take advantage of that great opportunity. " More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers had very opposite views to mine on healthcare, and he made that very clear!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Norfolk is gorgeous, but it's a lot different from LA and NYC. The night life is nothing to brag about, but the area is still very pretty. I can see myself attending EVMS! I love it actually. On another note, the 1st year curriculum seems a little intense. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Mixed feelings about the location of the school (within Norfolk and the Norfolk area in general)." More from this Member | Report Response

"had to pay to park" More from this Member | Report Response

"The lab areas" More from this Member | Report Response

"The area is a bit rundown. The tunnel systems can be frustrating in Norfolk. Live next to the school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Maybe the histology/immunology lab which looked sort of old. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers were an hour late! I had to wait for them to arrive, and it was clear that one of them had not read my file (even though he was supposed to have). The student interviewer didn't like me from the get go and was pretty much an unpleasant bitch to me during the whole interview. The physician was nice enough, but definitely flaky and asked dumb questions. I had to go on the defensive about not going to EVMS for my masters, and they questioned every reason for picking my current school. What a nightmare. I wasn't surprised when they waitlisted me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Only little things which I'm sure I'd encounter in any other city that I moved that wasn't home. Norfolk has a very different feel than say Northern California. " More from this Member | Report Response

"seemingly very conservative interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"facility it not really state of art" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities are aging but the hospitals are nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A presentation by a student focused on the social side of the school very heavily. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The lab facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the rooms are not technologically equipped. " More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wished they had more diversity." More from this Member | Report Response

"The neighborhood around the school is charming, but much of the rest of Norfolk is not." More from this Member | Report Response

"The labs are a bit old." More from this Member | Report Response

"I guess that they have tests every Monday, so the students can't exactly party on the weekends. However, they do go out Monday nights." More from this Member | Report Response

"People were friendly, but kinda got the feeling of some underlying racial tension (i might be imagining it) and i didn't get to talk to any minority students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Classroom & Laboratory facilities. Faculty interviewer: questions were engaging and provacative but some of the followups indicated they weren't exactly listening to my responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"none, but if i had to choose something. its not a big city. biased because im from chicago. no professional sports team. there is a minor league though." More from this Member | Report Response

"The schedule seemed to change a lot. I'm very much a planner so that might drive me a little crazy if I go there. But that is so minor it doesn't even matter!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost (48K out of state per year), primary care emphasis" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much. Anatomy lab is a little old school...but, I kinda like that..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really; I just felt like I stuck out like a sore thumb are suited up. " More from this Member | Report Response

"As far as the curriculum goes, it seemed that quite a few students were not satisfied with course organization and lecturers. Also, the curriculum is based very heavily on lectures instead of PBL or small groups." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really a negative...but with all the standardized patients (which are great), I wonder if they sacrifice real patient contact...also, the school isnt as well established, but I dont think this really matters..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The med school is really just one building on the grounds of a hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students didn't seem to be very motivated, and my tour guide was dressed in sweats and a tank top. She spent more time talking about how many parties the medical students throw than the curriculum. Overall, I felt that the school spent too much time during the interview focusing on the social life of the school so that I came away with very little information on the curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Small campus. There isn't really any affiliation with another university so the medical students are pretty isolated. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not so much a negative, but they could have been a bit more technologically improved. The students mentioned that they recently had begun to audio record the lectures and that certain parts of the school had access to the network wirelessly. However, the schools obvious emphasis on patient care and improving the relationship b/w doctor and patient off-set any possible negative impression. The school takes great pride in the Patient-focus approach, which won me over." More from this Member | Report Response

"the trafic was bad in the morning" More from this Member | Report Response

"Technology isn't as integrated as it is at some schools, but they are working to improve that. " More from this Member | Report Response

"umm.... nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Rent costs a lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Given the small size of the school, resources at the school aren't great when compared to other schools. However, the dean of admissions did address it and he does plan to try to save money for the future in this area. " More from this Member | Report Response

"small classroom size (sometimes people take tests on the floor??). old anatomy labs." More from this Member | Report Response

"The style of the interview, the older anatomy labs." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were just bad. They seemed to talk down to me and were more concerned with trying to trip me up then get to know me. The people are very nice but there seems to be a lack of high expectation. Every seems happy with just getting by" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was very stressful as I was continually probed deeper and deeper for answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview. it really wasn't bad, but i don't know why it has to be such a drilling. lets skip the health care questions, the ethics questions can stay. but again, it really wasn't bad" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really about the school, but just the city - without a car it could be difficult to get around - but that's about it...although weather is usually good so apparently some students just walk to campus etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities weren't amazing, but not bad either. " More from this Member | Report Response

"everything just seemed really gloomy..." More from this Member | Report Response

"the surrounding area" More from this Member | Report Response

"technology is not integrated as much as at other schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"How nervous all the other interviees were." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the facilities looked outdated" More from this Member | Report Response

"organization of tour, etc was not very well planned" More from this Member | Report Response

"Norfolk looks a little depressing but I think it's just different from anything else that I have ever experienced. They have a really great mall and a really great part of town as well--they have to with all the doctors." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing other than the facilities are not the most up to date. However, they do have great hospitals that are very innovative." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the lecture halls is fairly small and cramped looking. Anatomy and histology labs are dated. Nothing that would affect the quality of education, though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Honors/high pass/pass etc is just like A,B,C, etc so no point in having that system. Also, some of the labs seemed somewhat old, and technology at the school itself (not the hospital) wasn't great." More from this Member | Report Response

"norfolk." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything seems to be in 1 big building (lewis hall & brickell building)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilites arent as bad as people have said, but they are definitely not new, but all of the expected technology and learning aids were there." More from this Member | Report Response

"i sort of wish the interviews were before everything else...i was so nervous i think i would have enjoyed everything more had i been done with it" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were older than I thought they would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm a non-traditional applicant, so the main negative to me was that all the students there seemed to be really young. I didn't notice anyone else who appeared to be in my decade. Also, I didn't like the heavy emphasis on social clubs and volunteer events. You get the feeling that if you don't participate in these things, then you won't fit in at EVMS. " More from this Member | Report Response

"not too much!" More from this Member | Report Response

"1st/2nd year student enthusiasm bordered on ignorance or some kind of blissful daze - i was very skeptical hearing that "at EVMS students have FUN (all the time) during their four years," which meant to include having fun with their studies everyday; research opportunities are limited (but as i am pursuing the Navy's HPSP, i could avail of research opps at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth); with all the community outreach, the students have not yet created their own student-run clinic (though to be fair, free clinics abound in the Hampton Roads region)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The gross anatomy and multi-disciplinary labs are indeed pretty dilapidated, with poor ventilation and dated equipment. It seems like a very small town. The weather, as well; I had hoped it would be colder, but it's probably good it wasn't." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviers was asked stupid question. The admissions did not seem very friendly. They just pawned us off to the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Traffic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. People emphasize the microscopes thing on here too much, and how run-down the lab is. Seriously, it's nothing compared to some places I've seen and the rest of the facilities are phenomenal. They use laptops and other technology besides just microscopes too..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm not the biggest fan of the Norfolk/VA Beach area...way too warm for me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I think my adcom interviewer was a 4th year medical student. I wish it would have been a faculty member or doctor. Also the interview was so short, I felt like they didn't really get to know me very well." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVMS did not do any sort of presentation on their curriculum, and it isn't really advertised on their website, so I had to ask the students about it and they didn't seem to think that the curriculum was important; that is, they didn't have anything particularly good to say about it. It is a very traditional curriculum that is NOT small group, PBL, organ-systems based, symptom-based, or intigrative. All the classes run in parallel with independent content." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were a little run down." More from this Member | Report Response

"location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's lack of reputation left me feeling a bit empty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Long class hours. Research's not a big deal at this school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview, the facilities, the lack of research, LUNCH!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"location! although its ~15 min from virginia beach, the surrounding area is like a seaside town, not much culture, not much to do except go to the beach. as expected, student body isnt very diverse " More from this Member | Report Response

"the labs... but, I enjoy working with microscopes, so it's no big deal" More from this Member | Report Response

"FACILITIES are dungy, dark, and smelled. traffic in the area (including the bridges is horrible), downtown Norfolk isn't the most exciting place, the obscurity of the school to the general public" More from this Member | Report Response

"layout of campus; surrounding area; residence proximity/availability" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. People had told me the lab facilities weren't that great, but I like working with actual microscopes, so whatever." More from this Member | Report Response

"Age of the labs." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were not so hot; the anatomy lab was...blah...the one we have here at undergrad was better" More from this Member | Report Response

"Small Campus. Buildings seem pretty old. There is one main building, where classes are held. I think all the first year classes are in the same lecture hall." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy lab, and surrounding hallways looked old." More from this Member | Report Response

"The high stress level of interview, but it wasn't that bad. As always, stick to one side of the issue and do not waiver; there is never a correct answer to an ethical question. The teaching/lab facilities were slightly worse than average." More from this Member | Report Response

"Norfolk is a bit ghetto. The labs and other facilities are rather old. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not enjoy the interview because one of my interviewers was unusually interrogative." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were run-down, and research is poorly funded. The academic caliber of the students was not as high as at other schools. My student tourguide made homophobic comments that I felt were inappropriate. Although this is definitely a matter of personal preference, I felt that the school had a very conservative atmosphere, which I didn't like. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Really the only drawback to the school is that it doesn't have an undergrad arts & sciences campus associated with it. There are only 2 small shelves in the library dedicated to recreational reading." More from this Member | Report Response

"The night before, the drive down to the Norfolk area seemed depressing. The town seemed relatively small and I thought the next four years would be somewhat depressing and morose. However, I'm actually looking forward to it now seeing all these happy people. I can actually see myself going here!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Having always lived in cities, Norfolk is well...Norfolk. Also, the "campus" it kind of small. I have a feeling other schools' facilties surpass those of EVMS, but have nothing to really base that on other than suspicion." More from this Member | Report Response

"the surrounding location of norfolk seems a bit dry, coming from a californian. slow living." More from this Member | Report Response

"the city(town?) is miniscule and pretty dead looking." More from this Member | Report Response

"the labs" More from this Member | Report Response

"The disproportionate amount of time spent on discussing the standardized patient program made me wonder what the heck is wrong with the rest of the curriculum! Also the actual "campus" of EVMS seemed really like three buildings and a parking garage. " More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities aren't that great, they are working on getting wireless internet throughout the main medical school building" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many of the facilities seemed dated and old. EVMS, since it is not part of a larger university, does not have as much funding, nor does it have as many research programs as some schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area of Norfolk, others seem to like it but I found it somewhat run down. There are Seven-Eleven's and gas stations everywhere, and very few places to sit down and eat. I had a hard time finding a restaurant anywhere near the school. Also, it doesn't seemed very planned, apartments, gas stations, businesses, houses are all together on the same streets." More from this Member | Report Response

"The labs were kind of dingy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The classrooms themselves are old and run-down (without any windows), the technology is less than impressive (the campus is not wired), the vast majority of the classes are held in just one building (Lewis Hall), and the demographics of the area are not reflected in the make-up of the medical school class (ethinically and racially it doesn't seem that diverse). " More from this Member | Report Response

"The hotel that I stayed at was not in the greatest location, but it was very nice. Other people have commented on the city of Norfolk; it is a work in progress and it seems much nicer in my opinion than how others have discribed it." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing at all - norfolk is beautiful, the students are great and seem to have a fun time there and the hospitals (sentara and children's) were wonderful" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, it was very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are clean but not state of the art. Lack of major university attached to campus limits research opportunities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The administration seemed indifferent about the admissions process. We had lunch with them and they didn't even acknowledge we were in the room. A bit awkward." More from this Member | Report Response

"The older-looking labs and lecture halls. The anatomy lab has almost no natural light. Yuck. THE INTERVIEW. " More from this Member | Report Response

"well, the first day it was warm, the second it was pouring rain, also there aren't any student run clinics in the area, expensive" More from this Member | Report Response

"Low level of technology in the class room. They do have a note co-op though however no video taping lect. or handing out slides ahead of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"First impressions are huge - other schools had smiling faces and snacks waiting, even if you were early. EVMS just made you kind of wait around in the hallway until someone came to find everybody. If they don't bother taking care of applicants, why should I believe they take care of their students?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the main adult hospital affiliated wit them is for-profit" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much. Norfolk seemed a little dingy." More from this Member | Report Response

"the library is only open until midnight, although the main halls are open 24/7 with areas to study and computer access, and there were some bugs around which could have been cleaned up" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much. EVMS isn't part of a university, so there isn't really a campus ... for whatever that's worth." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition cost for out-of-state residents- $36,000/year!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"a couple of the administrators didn't seem to excited to have us there, like everything they said was a rehearsed speech....oh well...also EVMS does have many underrepresented minorities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The classes are on the order of 110 students in size. Not too small, but not too big either. Could be perceived as a negative depending on an individual's personality." More from this Member | Report Response

"Resources for med students were sparse; library closes at 12 am; lounge is pretty ghetto!" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"utter lack of academic curiosity of students. The first years giving us our tours didn't know what their classes were going to be the next semester and the fourth years I talked to didn't seem to really know much about match--maybe they were all EXTREMELY laid back but it came off as being apathetic and lacking motivation/curiosity" More from this Member | Report Response

"Norfolk- it is OK, but wouldnt be my pick, alnd the student center could use a face lift : )" More from this Member | Report Response

"norfolk isn't the most exciting town, but there ARE things to do in the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was basically 40 minutes of non-stop questions. It felt more like an interrogation than an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview, and crappy Norfolk weather." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have liked the tour of the hospital given by a student, but it was nice to know the volunteers are helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything was good until the interview. I really wish it was 1 on 1 instead of panel interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"A few of the students i met where not very outgoing, very introverted, but most of the students were friendly and it seems that they all participated in the schools events, such as dances, parties, retreats, and ets." More from this Member | Report Response

"The price tag, and that you cannot declare Virginia residency. " More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities need renovation" More from this Member | Report Response

"cost was higher than i'd expected. lack of funding compared to UVa. and MVC. " More from this Member | Report Response

"not much -- just the cost, which while i did know was high, it was hard to stomach the 200k+ in loans i would need to take out as an out of state student. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process was so negative and intense compared to the quality of the school, it was too much of a disparity for me. They even had a small discussion with all of the applicants before the interview to tell us how hard it would be--they told us that the interviewers loved to focus on bioethical issues and situational dilemmas." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students have to travel to all different kinds of locations for their clinical years (at least this is the impression I got when I asked). The admissions officers seemed to give canned speeches throughout the day, there wasn't any spark of excitement about their school. The panel interviews seem to create unneeded stress and I have no idea why they think it is a good idea to schedule them LAST...everyone would have been much more relaxed during the tours and lunch if we could have gotten the interviews over in the morning." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tuition for out of state applicants...yikes!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the behaviors exhibited by school staff could almost be construed as unprofessional - I know that they are just really friendly and real comfortable with each other, but it was very much a different scence from other interview sites." More from this Member | Report Response

"second year clas room is tiny; no that much research" More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost of tuition is high and they don't have up to date technology as some other schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very little. I had no real doubts about their clinical aspects but they did seem like they were trying to avoid the topic. Every time someone brought it up, it seemed as though the answers were "we don't know yet" or "we will know better next year when the current 2nd year class moves into clinicals" or "the Dean is working on that." Here are my reservations. While I am certain that the excellence of the school will continue through clinicals, there is no concrete evidence of this as of yet. Words are words. You can choose to believe them but there is no evidence. This is in no way the fault of the school. They are new and will soon have a reputation and I'm certain it will be tremendous but they just do not have one as of yet. As I make a decision on whether or not to attend this school, I feel I may be taking a slight gamble on the clinicals. I feel the first two years are excellent and of course with the faculty being together, excellence can be monitored and enhanced. The clinicals sites will be new. There will be some "kinks" to be worked out and this may be more difficult given that the hospitals and sites are not in the same building as the Dean. Will all 160 students be placed locally or will some have to travel to Ohio or Florida or somewhere else in order to do a surgery rotation or whatever else? These are questions I will need to have settled before I decide on going here." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have class til 5" More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather. It was muggy all day when I was there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Norfolk is not the nicest place. The school does not have a campus and there aren't many student oriented facilities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Hot and humid." More from this Member | Report Response

"school isn't wireless (they were, but had problems with it). school is also only a couple blocks from some fairly slummy areas. high tuitition." More from this Member | Report Response

"the ethical questions at the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"I learned that I was interviewing for the waiting list, all seats had been filled. Until around July I will be on the waiting list hoping of course that I don't get rejected right away." More from this Member | Report Response

"Traffic can get really bad around Norfolk. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather - it was rainy and cold, which I am told is pretty typical for January - March in Norfolk." More from this Member | Report Response

"The second year classroom, anatomy room, and histology room were somewhat old and needed some upkeep." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Physiology lab seemed pretty old and rather small. The school does not require you to purchase a laptop (which may be a plus in your opinion), so everyone does not have access to the same software, and there is not wireless internet at the school. The school is underfunded and students made it clear that that is probably the only problem. Change is hard to make due to the money shortage. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The Admissions Board member had to interrupt my interview in order to tell the factuly member (who was 10 min late), to lay off me a little...I believe his exact words were, "This is not how we do it here and we're going to have to have a discussion after this interview is finished." The faculty member fired question after question at me without giving me a chance to finish my responses. When I asked him to be more specific on one of his ethical questions (cloning), he came up with the above kidney question, turned to me, and said, "Is that specific enough?" Now I know this interview was probably just a fluke, but are you kidding me??? What kind of impression does this give to applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It is hard for me to gauge the city of Norfolk. Could be tolerable, or it could be bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch, watch out for the fish! also, 18 interviewees on same day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, just didn't really love the school like I had others." More from this Member | Report Response

"The only negative about this school is Norfolk. But I'm more of a city person, so it might not bother everyone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Norfolk does not seem like a exciting place to live." More from this Member | Report Response

"The absolute only bad thing was the shape of their cadavers- a bit worn." More from this Member | Report Response

"The scheduled tours of the hopsitals were cancelled. Though there was a tour of the ER at the last moment, I was not able to see the Children's Hospital. The lunch was even late. There were only two major lecture halls. There was no gym. The campus was small overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had to wait for 2 hours after the tour for my interview, which was just annoying. Also, it just seems unnecessarily stress-inducing to have the panel-style interview, instead of one-on-one." More from this Member | Report Response

"Every single student replied "It was the only school I got in to" when I asked them why EVMS... Norfolk General is an aging hospital - and not a very busy level 1 trauma center.." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is very small, campus wise, and Norfolk isn't the greatest place in the world." More from this Member | Report Response

"The rainy weather." More from this Member | Report Response

"Norfolk and Virginia. It is definitely a different area which would take getting used to." More from this Member | Report Response

"standardized pt. example/activity they presented to us" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't have a lot of time to get to know the people who I talked with." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers were completely poker-faced. I left the interview feeling like there was no way I could possibly get in after stating that abortion was morally wrong. Retroanalysis of this interview was not helpful. there were plenty of cadavers for the anatomy class. These, however, looked like they had been trashed in the learning process. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview itself was bad. There are also no opportunities for research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour given by two M2s was not too impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Like the previous poster, I noticed the "Baltimoreans." Although I am from Baltimore myself, I did wish that the others "baltimoreans" could have held their condescending thoughts to themselves. It definitely would have made the day a lot more pleasant for the rest of us." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are always few applicants from "Baltimore" thinking they're all that and cut throat. It's ok to be competitive but come on, we all know you're from "XXXX" you don't have to be so snobbish, and ego-centric. IF you think you're so good, why don't you apply to just the Iys instead of ruining the atmosphere for everyone at EVMS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Paying $8 to park. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Norfolk isn't exctly the capital of fun. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The tuition. Same at most private schools though." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't given get a chance to see both hospitals." More from this Member | Report Response

"no true cafeteria" More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum organization could be improved -- it would be helpful if concepts were taught in blocks across more than one course as opposed to each course standing on its own" More from this Member | Report Response

"long interview day: tour etc starts at 10am and ends with lunch at 1:00, interviews start at 2pm. Good thing my interview was at 2:45pm! I feel bad for those who had to wait 2-3 hours fir theirs. Big negative for me: out of state tuition/cost is ~$55,000! Also, new school, so not really well known." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have a bell-curve grading scale, Scary interviewer who really wanted me to leave crying, I'm sure (he also started filling out my interview ranking form while I was answering the other interviewer's question); and Norfolk=scary at night when you are lost trying to find your hotel" More from this Member | Report Response

"Norfolk wasn't anything to write home about, lack of affiliated teaching hospital, lack of name recognition, tuition cost out of state" More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't really think of any, but it may not be the best place for research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Too many ethical questions - it seems to me that these are only meant to catch you with your pants down. Physicians have a wide variety of opinions about controversial issues (otherwise they wouldn't be controversial) and they are still good doctors. I got the feeling that my interviewers were coming from a very liberal perspective, which made me a little uncomfortable as I'm pretty conservative on ethical issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a really long day. The dean was supposed to join us for lunch, but didn't. One person walked passed our group during our tour and grumbled, "They all look the same to me". That made me feel nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"The rudeness especially lack of respect for cultural heritage that one interviewer conveyed during the interview. On top of that, this interviewer did not introduce himself." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Seemed like a pretty homogeneous student body, but I don't know that for sure. Doesn't seem to be much time for research or electives in the first 2 years. Student tour guide took us to the anatomy lab and showed us his end-of-the-semester-cadaver. Did not warn/ask us if we wanted to see it, proceeded to poke around casually and talk with us. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of strong connections for study abroad programs, and not a weak, but not an incredibly strong, match list (middle of the road, which isn't a "negative" thing, persay)." More from this Member | Report Response

"norfolk is not the biggest city nor is it the most exciting but i am coming from ny so i guess its relative" More from this Member | Report Response

"not much, although I was the last person to get interviewed..." More from this Member | Report Response

"waiting 2 hours for interview after tour and lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"the rudeness of the interviewer, who insulted me and questioned my character and credentials." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

" That the dean of admissions introduces each student (interviewees) with their creds which is really not necessary." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was in the afternoon so most of the interviewees were tired. Some had to wait 1.5 hours before they interviewed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Norfolk. An unremarkable city. Fortunately the med school is in the nicest part of town." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Dean of Admissions has good intentions when he introduces everyone with some credentials, but it can be a bit intimidating. " More from this Member | Report Response

"traffic in the local area seems annoying. and during the 3rd year rotations you will ahve to go thru williamsburg hospitals which are at least 40 min away." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really - I loved everything about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Too much time spent in conference rooms before the interview. I was tired of smiling constantly by the time I got to the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The price of the apartments in the local area." More from this Member | Report Response

"Medical school building" More from this Member | Report Response

"School is kind of small." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's in Norfolk, VA. Also, it's relatively new so it does not have much of an established reputation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very small campus, one main building where all the classes are help. Other than that I really liked it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Norfolk" More from this Member | Report Response

"Norfolk!" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was bad weather during my stay" More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost of tuition." More from this Member | Report Response

"No place to workout at." More from this Member | Report Response

"2nd year lecture hall; how many people didn't have their own computers; sometimes professors lecture straight out of their syllabi" More from this Member | Report Response

"lecture rooms and amout of time spent there" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If you're driving, the speeding laws in Virginia are SUPER strict! I was stressed and unimpressed after the interview and wanted to just get home and got a ticket on the way home that ended up costing me an additional $450." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a long day with a lot of walking." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was more of a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wear better walking shoes" More from this Member | Report Response

"The names of my interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many seats were still open." More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew my interview was at the end of the day but didn't know I would be sitting by myself until then because everyone else had earlier interviews.." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that all the other girls were going to wear heels." More from this Member | Report Response

"That my interviewers would be closed minded. They were looking for a specific answer to each of their questions and if you didn't have that answer they would write you off." More from this Member | Report Response

"My panel was missing the third person (no medical student, so a lot of the questions for EVMS I had prepared became irrelevant because the faculty did not have the insight into student life to answer that kind of question." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the panel would NOT be stressful. In fact, it was nice! Also, the school's emphasis on community & standardized patients." More from this Member | Report Response

"*shrugs* It was pretty predictable." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN prepared me well. The info I didn't know such as standardized patient emphasis, I gained before the interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"I should have rented a car to explore the area better. Usually I would have but I was really tired. I like the parts of the city I did get to see." More from this Member | Report Response

"by how much I was going to be grilled on health care issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"That admissions can get you in contact with students that are willing to let you stay overnight rather than staying in a hotel" More from this Member | Report Response

"That there was construction going on on Brambleton. It took an hour to get out of the city because traffic was basically gridlocked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews start later than scheduled and sometimes run longer than you expect" More from this Member | Report Response

"hold your ground during the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have 2.5 hr wait for my interview " More from this Member | Report Response

"park on the street on fairfax drive if you can. parking is free there and it's right across the street from where the interviews are held. " More from this Member | Report Response

"you may have to wait anywhere from 45-90 minutes for your interview, so bring something to do to calm your nerves. lots of ethical dilemma questions. Also, show up to your interview 15 minutes before its scheduled, some interviewers like to wrap it up early and move on to the next candidate (one interviewer got especially nasty about it)." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I should have had a much more specific game plan for national health care (or moreso a more specific way of explaining that I don't think the government should be involved in health care period)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked for a student host a month in advance, but never got one. (Emailed a week before interview--no response. Called school a couple of days before interview to check, was told "we'll get back to you" but they never did.) Very disappointed--wanted to hear about the school from current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"the traffic can get really bad near the tunnel" More from this Member | Report Response

"How to get back on the highway from EVMS... I got lost :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"That one of my interviewers would attack me head-on about my ideas on healthcare. Also, that one of my letters conveyed some personal weaknesses and that those would be addressed during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. You can't be 100% prepared for the types of questions that they will throw at you. Just be confident and stick to your gun." More from this Member | Report Response

"What my interviewers would be like" More from this Member | Report Response

"How good I looked in my new suit. :) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I felt really prepared for everything. If for some reason you hadn't heard about the style of the interview, you were told 100 times throughout the day by the other interviewees, the medical students, and the EVMS staff. And the ethics/health care questions are not that hard. EVERYBODY who interviewed also thought that. SDN makes it seem like you're put in a ring with Mike Tyson for a round. Just explain your thoughts about the question, and the interviewer will likely guide you through. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They interview you in study rooms at the library. Weird." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had a better understanding of the layout of the city so that when I interviewed, I would be able to scope out the restaurants and places to hang out. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That out of state tuition was so much and that, at the time of our interview, they had already sent out enough offers to fill the class." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they do not allow out-of-state students to become residents after one year. Places school way out of my price range." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is NOT THAT BAD. Knowing this could have saved me from getting a couple of white hairs. " More from this Member | Report Response

"to be direct about answers bc thats what they wanted" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it's not too bad~" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would be totally calm until the second I sat down for my interview. Tried to appear calm but was panicking on the inside." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known what a big city Norfolk is." More from this Member | Report Response

"that the indian food the night before would make me shit so much, right up till 20 minutes before my interview. tasted good the night before though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cab wouldn't take credit card from airport to city even though I'd previously asked that specifically." More from this Member | Report Response

"Again nothing. SDN helped me prepare very well. It seems like everyone gets the same questions about healthcare and abortion." More from this Member | Report Response

"if you have a 330 interview you will atleast 2 hours of nothing. bring a book to keep you occupied. dont book your flight to close to your interview. mine went longer than i thought it would. i was panicing to get my cab and go to the airport asap." More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed it would be!! I mean you definitely have to prepare but my interview was not NEARLY as bad as some of the horror stories I have heard. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How beautiful the area is, how great the students seemed to be" More from this Member | Report Response

"How awesome the students are there. Great hospitals too." More from this Member | Report Response

"I went to the school early to try and visit the Children's Hospital (I read quite a few amazing comments about it, so I figured I would check it out before my interview since my tour wouldn't be at that hospital). Haha, I really didn't get very far, just sort of walked around the hallways looking lost. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I couldn't leave the way I came because of afternoon restrictions on left turns." More from this Member | Report Response

"Norfolk is very nice city. The only thing holding me back from calling this school great is their so-called ''reputation''" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview wasn't THAT bad. Everybody says the EVMS interviews are rough, but mine turned out to be very reasonable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The standardized patient system is extremely important during the first two years at EVMS." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wished that I knew that Norfolk had such a suburban feel. I'm not a huge City girl, so this was a pleasant surprise. I wish that I had known that a student could be on the Admissions Committee, but I don't think it would have made a difference to my visit." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was going to be the students Spring Break when I interviewed" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing... sdn pretty much told me everything i needed to know" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, SDN is a great resource" More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the school was and how sweet the pediatrics hospital is" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking is free for students.. NICE" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were only 7 other interviewees with me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"traffic's pretty bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Well I thought I was prepared to deal with healthcare issues, but apparently I should have gotten an MBA before I interviewed. (that's overdramatic- really just study how the healthcare system works and what you can do to fix the problems of the uninsured) they just want to see how you react to stress so calm down!" More from this Member | Report Response

"uhm, EVMS gives scholarships, don't know if i qualify. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That I should have tried my hardest not to check my bag at the airport..USAirways tends to lose ur luggage..so I didn't get my stuff back until I went back for my return flight out." More from this Member | Report Response

"their use of stdized patients" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview is kind of fun. there is a demonstration with a standardized patient and it's really interesting to learn about them." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, SDN is a great resource!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back the interview would really be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview procedure regarding tours and interview times." More from this Member | Report Response

"How long it would take to get there! The traffic going through Richmond is pretty bad, allow yourself more than enough time or stay the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"53 different student clubs...active social scene outside of class(work hard,play hard)...Clinical exposure begins during week 2 of first year" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they were so focused on clinical skills." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought I would like Norfolk better than I did." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is an opportunity at the beginning of the day to participate in a standarized patient assessment - it's nerve raking - but a good experience overall! There were approx 16 interviewees there on that day - but it was fine and we broke into groups for many things. I had my interview at 2:45 (approx 45 of down time), but some people went at 2 and others went at 3:30. The people at 3:30 had a long time to wait - but the students are friendly, just go hang out in the student lounge." More from this Member | Report Response

"that the girls in VA are so hot. woulda brought my mack game" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should have brought a book waiting 2 hours for my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I probably should have read up on more about ethics and our healthcare system as a whole. The bulk of my interview seemed to revolve around this." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I'm an idiot." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they're heading towards including more research in the future." More from this Member | Report Response

"that my Admissions Committee interviewer is a retired Navy Captain/hand surgeon/pilot; that both he and his student interviewer counterpart would be so candid about what they thought of my candidacy (but not knowing these things ensured that i prepared well for the interview); that the interview is NOT that stressful or negative an experience as indicated by other feedback on SDN (then again, me and my colleagues interviewed on the very first day of the interview season, and we were treated quite nicely)" More from this Member | Report Response

"That EVMS has a lot of fascinating research going on, including a potential cure (!) for diabetes (regrowth of pancreatic islets,) and some good stuff on concomitantly improving contraception and preventing disease (ie, HIV) transmission." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much service and social stuff they offer. I was really impressed. Also that their standardized patient program is one of the best- and that we would experience one of them while we were there (a little intimidating, but nice to finally see what the SPs are like instead of just hearing about them)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much I would like this school and how laid back the interview would be!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Comming into the interview previously reading others opnions of the school I had the impression that I would not like the school at all. But after talking to students there I really liked the school. Although the city needs development, I still liked it. I mean afterall you are going to med school for the school and not the city. And plus the students always had social events so that was cool. " More from this Member | Report Response

"focus of the school on community service." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVMS is a medical school not associated with any university, and the community created it because they wanted a medical school in the area. The locals are very enthusiastic about its quality." More from this Member | Report Response

"can't think of anything" More from this Member | Report Response

"That there would be a dress code on Granby. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the admissions department doesn't take their interviews very seriously" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing much. i was surprised the school did so well on the boards, and the facilities were very nice with a beautiful library " More from this Member | Report Response

"That this school is constantly awarded by the AAMC for excellence in medicine. It gets a bum rap and has one of the best programs in the nation (judged by calibur of residencies attained and faculty awards by the AAMC)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just that I would like the school as much as I did, and that if you prepare adequately (not a ridiculous amount mind you) for your interview so that you have something intelligent to say, the interview isn't stressful at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there aren't any good coffee shops within walking distance. There are a couple of starbucks's in some of the campus buildings, but I didn't know that." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a 3:30 interview so I had to sit around for 2 hours before my interview which just made me nervous and anxious...should have brought a book or something " More from this Member | Report Response

"Norfolk is congested and can make you late for the interview. Also, the area around the school is really nice (but I hear there are bad areas). A high percentage of students enter the military scholarship, because tuition is extremely high (esp. for out of state-residents). There is a Navy base nearby." More from this Member | Report Response

"What the living options are (no on-campus accomodation), prices, and surrounding neighborhood are like" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is actually quite nice. It is small, but you have to realize that almost all medical schools have small campuses of one or two buildings and the hospitals. The facilities were either new or renovated and the school has plans to continue renovating places like the lecture halls and student lounges. The difference is that this school does not share its campus with an undergraduate school. I don't think this is a bad thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview committee generally consists of 3 people: an ADCOM member, a student, and a clinician. The ADCOM member has seen your entire file, but the other two have only seen part of it. The ADCOM person will not identify him/her-self as such, so you have to guess. EVMS is all about the primary care, and has very unimpressive research opportunities. There are--count em--2 lecture halls total in the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't stress so much about all of the issues with national health care. They will probably ask you about it, but not about the specifics - just have an opinion." More from this Member | Report Response

"Maybe try to get the earlier interviews (2 or 2:45) because it will get boring waiting around." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there would be construction on Granby street. Woke me up at 5 in the morning. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew to spend enough time in Norfolk and walking around the campus to see if I could really envision myself attending the school. I arrived late at night the night before, stayed in a hotel, had a quick tour of the building/hospital, had the interview and left." More from this Member | Report Response

"the extent to which they drill you on your knowledge of healthcare issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"i needed a better outfit!" More from this Member | Report Response

"low amount of minority enrollement b/c of budget cuts..school was not able to offer as much aid outside of loans, they are working on improving aid" More from this Member | Report Response

"I should have printed out more maps or gone to AAA for the tourist book with restaurants, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I hadn't rescheduled my flight back; it wasn't necessary. " More from this Member | Report Response

"luckily i interviewed first but some people had to wait an hour or two until their interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, it was great" More from this Member | Report Response

"The class was pretty much full and they were only waitlisting." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the Norfolk area is, how long I'd have to wait for my interview (3 hours), how aggressive and unpleasant my interviewer would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"bring clothes for snow, rain, or sunshine" More from this Member | Report Response

"A way to get around the tunnel, as the day finishes right in the middle of rush hour." More from this Member | Report Response

"apparently the dress code for med schoo l interviews is to wear black! I was the only one in my group not wearing black -- I was wearing gray" More from this Member | Report Response

"that the children's hospital was quite adamant about no visitors without a scheduled tour, which was a let down as it's supposed to be a wonderful hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"In addition to its fertility clinic which I had heard of, EVMS is also home to a diabetes center of which it is very proud. Wouldn't hurt to learn a little about this ahead of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"They don't validate parking. Also, downtown Norfolk is a very classy area with plenty of restaurants and bars and a significant amount growth invested in it. The beaches are only 20 minutes away, the water is right out your back door." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews can go until almost 5 pm so bring something to keep you going, and money for parking cuz they dont validate!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, I spent me last summer in EVMS, so pretty much knew the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the school was so unimpressive I should have just saved time and money and not interviewed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much, I knew I was in for a tough interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"How hard the interview was going to be. I LOVED the school, the interview was difficult. I would have been calmer and handled it better if i was more prepared. i had about 20 + questions fired at me in a non-conversational manner. Literally no feedback/responses to ANYTHING i said (I think it varies widely by interviewee)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Norfolk traffic patterns are crazy. Leave ample time to get to the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"i wouldnt be asked bioethics questions like i prepared for all week" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't have a student interview. Also, that I had to go first." More from this Member | Report Response

"Girls, wear comfortable shoes! " More from this Member | Report Response

"their emphasize on Standardized patients" More from this Member | Report Response

"They say they will get back to you with an answer within 2-3 weeks, which is very courteous. " More from this Member | Report Response

"that the panel interview isn't that scary and that they're really nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"i thought i was pretty well prepared for the interview questions thanks to this website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"it seems like most out of staters are waitlisted - through the day when people found out i wasnt from VA, i kept on hearing "dont be discouraged if you get waitlisted - about 1/3 of every class comes from the waitlist" so im not really expecting an immediate acceptance." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had heard that the interviews were hard, but I wish I had known how stressful and negative they would be and how much it would scare me for all my future interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Norfolk is a very underrated city and would be a nice place to live. If I decide to go into Peds I would want to work in a place like Children's Hospital, it was just amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they would tell you all of the questions you would be asked in the interview beforehand." More from this Member | Report Response

"Standardized patients are a major source of pride for the program, and seems to be a major asset for students. Also, there is no one dedicated teaching hospital - they use community hospitals that enjoy teaching students. *** IF you apply out of state, they will not adjust your tuition after one year (or ever), and they will not let you redo you FASFA form, so if you work and your parents work, you're screwed. For me, it is budgeted as MSI: 54K, MSII: 54K, MSIII: 59K, MSIV: 56K. I didn't expect $200K price tag." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing - all the questions they ask are on this site. everyone makes a big effort to make sure you're not nervous, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical missions program is so incredible. During your third and fourth years, you will be allowed to select an overseas rotation (4-8 weeks) in Guatemala, Inida, or Siberia (others may be added later). If you then select to complete a Family Medicine residency through VCOM, you can also complete portions of your residency in one of their international sites. Upon completion of your residency, you will then have an opportunity to spend one full year practicing in one of their international sites and be reimbursed plus have 100K of your loans paid off by VCOM. Pretty cool!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How nonstressful the interview was" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. SDN helped me on that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing-there were no surprises after reading SDN. " More from this Member | Report Response

"how high the out of state tuition is. also, that it's not as stressful as everyone makes it out to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"interesting observation--almost everyone who attends evms is from uva" More from this Member | Report Response

"That there are very many areas for site seeing in Norfolk I could have scheduled my flight for an evening one on Saturday and take a complete tour of the USS Wisconsin (Nauticus)" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I have left the directions back to home at home." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a lot of traffic on 64 in the mornings, so prepare for it. The parking garage is also very busy, so allow adequate time for parking." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. It was all very straightforward." More from this Member | Report Response

"That my interview would not be stressful. I don't think that all interviews were as easy going as mine though. There were supposed to be 3 people interviewing me, I don't know what happened, but I was happy about it. Oh yeah, the school is really expensive for out of state students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Definitely study ethical issues and national health care issues. They will make you have an opinion even if you don't feel strongly about a certain issue." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice a school it really was. How long a day it is. Plus parking is 8 dollars. Try to find somewhere else other than the garage." More from this Member | Report Response

"size of campus, age of school, reputation, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would have been accepted to my 2nd choice the day before the interview, I found out at my student host. I would not have attended the interview if I had known that." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I'd have to carry my belonings with me all day. Should've left my shoulder bag w/laptop in the car. This was my first interview though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Eastern Virginia is very big on humanistic medicine and stem cell research." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice Norfolk is!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking can be difficult if you travel to Norfolk area via moped. Be prepare to pay car-fees in parking garages. Also, you should brush up on turning hand signals when using a moped since blinkers don't work. Be CAREFUL! Not many drivers remember what these are, you must yield to them!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew that I would have to wait 2 hours before my interview. I was scheduled in the last block of interviews and since the day ran late, I was literally the last one out." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of walking. Wish I'd worn flat shoes!" More from this Member | Report Response

"curriculum is very conservative, norfolk is actually really pretty, definitely park on the streets around the school instead of paying for parking" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would be waiting for an hour and half while others were being interviewed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just how impressive the children's hospital is. It's enough to make anyone want to go into peds." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview would be laid back. Even though it said this on SDN i didn't think a panel interview could be laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"the over-achieving, nerdy students competing to get in and that they applied to a million other med schools when they shouldn't have" More from this Member | Report Response

"That med students have time to live outside of med school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"You won't NECESSARILY have a clinician interviewing you. Mine did not show up. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That you can park on the streets adjacent to Colley Ave. and not have to pay 8$ for the lot. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was unseasonably warm." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there isn't much to do around town to say the truth." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is so low-key - - I needed to look professional, but I didn't need to spend so much time worrying about my appearance. They were really down to earth." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would rain" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to stay in the north-eastern part of town. It was trash." More from this Member | Report Response

"The signs for the airport suck. I got lost on my way back to return the rental car, and get on the plane." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview isn't as stressful as i had thought it would be. the interview was more conversational and just a get-to-know-you type meeting." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is some construction going on and it took me a while to get to my interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the outrageous cost for out-of-state students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school doesn't validate parking so expect to have $8 on hand. Also, because you may have several hours off between lunch and your interview, bring something to read" More from this Member | Report Response

"I pretty much had my bases covered." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on ethics. They WILL ask an abortion question (ALWAYS say you will give the girl a pregnancy test FIRST, even if she has taken one at home already - the rest of the answer is up to you.) - EVMS is big into stem cell research and infertility so you will likely get a question about both. I did." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much I wish I was a VA resident!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Getting back to the hotel may be difficult--shuttle service doesn't run after certain hours." More from this Member | Report Response

"traffic on the highways was completely ridiculous.....plan accordingly if your driving there the day of...i sure didn't." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area of Ghent, where the school is located is actually pretty nice. It's the area of Norfolk where the gay community is most visible, but I get the feeling that's not saying much. There is a gay bookstore in the area, but that was the only sign of gay life that I saw. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The change in the USMLE Step 2 process, the EVMS 100% passing rate for Step 2, how they have some school-owned apartments just across the street, they give free parking to med students, and the only other programs they have are a small PA program, a MPH program, and surgical assistants (they take anatomy with them)." More from this Member | Report Response

"how willing the faculty is to work to tailor academics to your professional goals; i would have come with more specific questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"the standardized patient crap is just a bunch of bs" More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew Norfolk was a beach town, and was expecting something akin to Myrtle Beach. Actually, the area of Ghent was pretty nice and even the downtown was more sophisticated than I expected. " More from this Member | Report Response

" Had I known that the school would impress me this much, I would have prepared more for the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the school was so terrific...This was my first interview so I didn't take it seriously...which I now regret." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you interview on wednesday, they take you to see Norfolk General Hospital, not the new children's hospital, which is only shown to Friday interviewees. I had wanted to see what all the ppl on this page had been raving about and I didn't get to see it. Hopefully I'll get in and get to see it again! It is a REALLY nice school." More from this Member | Report Response

"parking..." More from this Member | Report Response

"participate in their activities with the standardized patients, and ask a lot of questions. they are really excited about their school and seem to respond if you are too." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking is kinda expensive so make sure you have enough change-$8/day" More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of state costs are $45K-$50K a year." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had 2 hours between lunch and my interview in which I spent sitting in a chair the entire time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school and students are extremely involved in community activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had 2.5 hours between lunch and my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Norfolk is a crappy place, but EVMS is located in the best section of town." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they would "introduce" us to each other by mentioning our ECs. It was very intimidating to hear [details about other applicants] whom you are up against." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The schedule varies a great deal. Classes are not in blocks." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVMS has done a lot of stem cell research. You should familiarize yourself with the basics before the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tutoring amongst classmates to insure everbody passes, and the test are not in blocks but staggered." More from this Member | Report Response

"how small the complex is" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"if you care about the community and envision a life of being connected with your patients, EVMS is for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions coordinators and med students were all very friendly, but the interview day is very long with the actual interview at the end." More from this Member | Report Response

"Smile to everyone you see walk the halls (could be an interviewer). You will have between an hour to 2 hours between the end of your tour to the start of your interview so relax, get a cup of coffee, and hang out with fellow interviewers. Great school, hope I get in!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the school now, and I hope to receive an acceptance." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, EVMS seems like a great school. The faculty is great and the students seem committed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very low stress interview, very conversational. nice tour and friendly staff. small campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had an excellent experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm not sure if it was just me or my interviewers, but my panel completely turned me off the school. Every other interview I've been on has made me love the medical school even more, yet at EVMS, the interviewers weren't remotely friendly. One of them seemed a bit smug while the others challenged everything I said." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the school! The surrounding area was very close to the water, with Virginia Beach about 20 minutes away. The children's hospital was the best so if you can interview on a Friday, I recommend that!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Definitely have an opinion on healthcare and be prepared to talk about what makes you unique. Also, the interviewers respond very well to questions about the school and their own experiences with EVMS; it helps turn the panel interview into more of a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is an excellent school for anyone that wants to practice primary care. Check the match list ahead of time. Very few people get placed in top residency programs." More from this Member | Report Response

"great school, great program, but I felt very discouraged after the interview. I felt like I struggled, which was a bit disheartening (I'm usually pretty comfortable in interviews)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like a nice school that treats its students well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I was more impressed by the school than I expected to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"- Great school. Prepares you well for clinical exams. - VERY heavy on primary care and community involvement (not necessarily a bad or good thing, depends on the applicant) - Currently a traditional curriculum school. There was talk of moving to more PBL in the future." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVMS seems pretty cool. I'm interested to see how it shakes out in my list of acceptances (if I get in that is!)." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was like a conversation. not stressful. Read SDN and those WILL be the exact questions they will ask you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared to answer ethics questions. Generally, the interviewers ask one, but I was asked two. And even though it is one interview, there are two interviewers in the room asking questions. The interviewers themselves are very nice, but the fact that there are two of them in the same room with you can be intimidating." More from this Member | Report Response

"One thing I noticed is that I wasn't asked the specific questions-Why do you want to become a doctor or Why medicine? Just remember to try to put those reasons into the questions that you are asked. Overall, I really liked the school, the area, and the friendliness of the admissions staff and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office is really nice and helpful, but my interviewer was very cold and hard to read." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think one interviewer is suppose to play devils advocate (at least I hope). I enjoyed one interviewer more than the other" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed the day in general. The interview was not as intimidating as people have told me. It has the feel of a really small school, and the student body seems to view themselves as a close-knit family. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of people post feedback about tough, grilling interviews at EVMS. On my day, everyone seemed to have relaxed interviews. We only had two interviewers, both faculty, but I think the usual is two faculty members and one med student. My interviewers were very nice and knew my file very well. The interviewers appeared to have a page in front of them with characteristics and/or questions followed by the numbers 1-5. I believe that they had to ask specific questions and look for specific things, which they rated on a scale of 1 to 5. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I LOVED the school and I feel that was the general consensus among everyone who visited. I was also very stressed about the interview beforehand but just be prepared. They will definitely ask one healthcare and one ethical question. But they are very understanding about your answers. I think my interviewers liked my healthcare answer but some other students had tougher interviews who asked them specifically how they would pay for healthcare reform. There was a little bit of good cap/bad cop going on or it may just be a personality difference in the interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"School has traditional histology lab with microscopes. There are def pros and cons with this. Students are fairly diverse." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVMS has construction going on that will be great when it's completed (2011). The new technology they're integrating sounds really cool and they are very proud of their students' experiences with standardized patients - and rightly so. " More from this Member | Report Response

"panel interview, i had a faculty and a student interviewer panel is NOTHING to worry about. you'll get a healthcare/ethical for sure, but they won't kill you on it, and they're very encouraging" More from this Member | Report Response

"get your hand up first to work with the standardized patient during the presentation. it is a fun experience and gives you something to break the ice with in your interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"good school, pleasant atmosphere, like the focus on developing great clinicians...the interviewers didn't seem to love EVMS though (red flag?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I love EVMS for several reasons: 1) I grew up near Norfolk and would love to be back in the area again, 2) the network of hospitals the school is connected with is amazing within the Hampton Roads area, 3) the focus on the student seems much more greatly enhanced due to a great student:faculty ratio." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was expecting some stress because of the panel interview format, but my panel (2 doctors and a student) was very nice and relaxed. I didn't get any ethics questions, but we spent a lot of time talking about health-care reform. Overall, this seems like a nice little medical school, although it didn't blow me away in any particular respect. Clearly, clinical skills instruction (via standardized patients) is their greatest strength." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I think EVMS is a great school that turns out extremely clinically competent doctors, as compared to their peers in residency. And the student life is so, so rich and directed at community service." More from this Member | Report Response

"They prefer in-state and people who will remain in the area. " More from this Member | Report Response

"EVMS was wonderful... the students were really helpful, and gave lots of helpful hints throughout the day. The day was very low-stress. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, routinely scores the highest in the boards in Virginia. The two adjacent hospitals are state-of-the-art, and none of the partner hospitals are affiliated with a University or have large residency programs meaning more opportunities to act as a provider during clinical time!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great campus! Sentara General and Sentara Heart Hospital are top notch facilities. The children's hospital is also gorgeous; it even has a built-in "pirate ship" as a bed for one of the operation room! How cool is that?! And patients get to be pushed into surgery in a wagon of their choice! They even get flavored slurpee afterwards. Awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't freak out about it. Prepare, but there's no reason to overdo it... my interviewers made it a very comfortable experience. The whole place was extremely accommodating. Honestly, I felt right at home." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was awesome. Everyone was so nice. The interview was a 3 on 1 with 2 MDs and one med student (MS1). They asked a few moral/ethical dilema questions to see how I could reason and think. Overall the inteviewers were very nice and made me at ease from the start. We were told one of the three interviewers was on the admissions committee. The committee member had your entire file and the other two interviewers just had your PS and secondary responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewers were super nice, but liked to ask follow up questions and try to challenge your line of thinking, evms impressed me" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student body was very friendly and stopped and talked throughout the day to us. Make sure you stay with a student host because it was a great experience!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stay with a host. It makes the experience so much more vivid. I got to eat at good restaurants and sit in on a class and my hosts were great people. +10 to school charisma." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is honestly a really great school. Look past the fact that it doesn't have the name recognition you are probably looking for. The students are very collegial and know how to have a good time outside of class (beach trips, Power Puff football, MD vs PA football, tacky Christmas sweater party, etc.). I had a late interview, so I hung out in the hall with some of the others. We constantly had students coming up to wish us luck and if we had any questions for them. One thing EVMS is big on is standardized patients. Your day starts off with a mock of what you will do with standardized patients. I volunteered to be the lead physician, and got the chance to interview a girl who was depressed because her boyfriend had committed suicide and she felt responsible. It's hard to explain how much fun and how interesting it was to get that opportunity. You'll see what I mean when you go. Finally, try to stay with a student if you can. Make sure you keep in touch with the coordinator though to see that you are placed with somebody. My host was absolutely wonderful." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really wanted to like EVMS, but the whole interview day left a sour taste in my mouth. Just because I attended another institution for graduate school doesn't mean I should be treated with such disrespect! That, and I didn't even get an apology for having to wait forever for my interviewers to even show up." More from this Member | Report Response

"I know that people in all the comments seem to continuously highlight the friendliness of the people. But it's really true. From the moment you get there for your interview, you're immediately given attention from students, faculty and staff. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a really great experience. My interviewers were very friendly and made me feel at home. The interview was actually fun!" More from this Member | Report Response

"they seemed to be trying to ask rapid-fire, antagonistic questions " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very fun and informative day! Didnt think the interview went as well as I thought because I didnt expect some of the political questions they asked. However, I ran into one of the interviewers and he said I got a pretty high score...so i dunno! Keeping my fingers crossed." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a greally great day. Make sure you have a good grasp of your activies, strengths/weakness going in. If not they will call you for it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed. Had some tough questions that the interviewers were trying to pin me down on, but they were all really friendly. The whole thing felt very positive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day went very well. EVMS gave a standardized patient demonstration and a great tour of the schools facilities. The interview process was not as stressful as I imagined it would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was so nervous before the interview, although I was one of the first batch to go. I had three interviewers: a student, a clinician, and a PhD (still not sure who the adcom was), all of whom were very friendly. They did a great job diffusing the nervous energy. I had one question regarding abortion, one question on healthcare, and the rest of the questions focused on my extra-curricular activities/community service." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was ok. Two interviewers seemed nice, one guy didnt seem to like me and he was on the adcom...sooooo yea. I dont think he liked some of my answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was really awesome. Norfolk looked beautiful today." More from this Member | Report Response

"Although my nerves were going unexpectedly crazy, my interviewers were extremely nice and unintimidating. They only asked one hard question about healthcare, and although my views were more liberal than my interviewers, I feel that we had a civil debate and that they respected my answers even if they did not agree." More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed my day completely. I walked away feeling happy with the school, and my performance during the interview. This school has a reputation for being a bit harsh during the interview, but my interviewers were awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"The first item of the day was a demonstration with a standardized patient... very interesting, I think the standardized patient program is one of EVMS's greatest strengths. Tour of children's hospital. Tour of classrooms, anatomy lab, library, student lounge, etc. Lunch. Student slideshow presentation. Financial aid presentation. Interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Started off the day by bringing in a standardized patient. They didn't really try to sell the school to you, emphasized a lot on student life. I had a gruff looking doc who I later found out was a flight surgeon. I was pretty nervous for the first few minutes, but after I made the doc chuckle a little, I knew I was golden. Student interviewer was a quiet girl who didn't know my friend and so took away my trump card. All in all, I came out happier than I went in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Middling. Norfolk is great, the students seemed really into the school, but dodged my question when asked what they didn't like about the place." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was very informative and I can say that EVMS has moved way up on my list." More from this Member | Report Response

"i thought it went well. im glad i didnt do my interview first thing i got there. going on the tour and talking to students made my answer to ''why evms'' alot more genuine. I had time to collect my thoughts and give an answer from first hand experience. I like how they emphasized clinical experience. which i think is a plus. the student body is what attracts me the most. they seem like work hard party hard types. alot of social activities are planned throughout the year. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview went better than I expected. I had heard that interviewers are deliberately mean and try to ''break you'' but this was not the case with me. I had two VERY nice women. They did ask me a lot of ethics questions but it was easy common sense stuff. They were so nice and made me feel so relaxed. My advice would be to prepare but DO NOT STRESS!! It's a fun day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Other ?s: Why med school? What do you do in your spare time? Biggest thing affecting healthcare today? Most important traits for a great doctor? What have you learned today? Describe your leadership activities? Why surgery? Other application specific questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not as scary as people said. My two interviewers were very very very nice. They still asked the ''hard questions'' but since you're reading this, you must know about them...just prepare. Also, volunteer to be the guinea pig for the standardized patient...I've heard it helps...but that's a rumor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I had a great time. The students were really friendly, they invited me into their lecture hall to listen to a guest speaker talk about hemotology (I was just sitting in the hallway waiting at the time). The hospital was pretty amazing and really big. I was supposed to have 3 people interview me, but the medical student wasn't there, so I just had 2 clinicians. One was really nice and jolly, the other seemed a bit more stern, but he wasn't unfriendly at all. I think the interview went well, much more calm and relaxed than I thought it would be. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it went very well. They want you to be relaxed. They are not trying to trip you up, they just want to see how much thought and time you have put into this process. I was also asked about greatest issue in healthcare right now." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first interview, so I there were definitely things I could have done better. That said, the types of questions and format of the interview at EVMS was pretty standard, which was helpful both in decreasing my stress level and helping me prepare. Make sure you can answer: Why EVMS? Why medicine? Basic ethical questions Stengths/Weaknesses Depending on your panel, you'll get some variation in the other types of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was with a retired neurologist and another doctor (cant remember his specialty)....it wasnt as bad as people say...they just ask you questions....from obligatory ''Why EVMS'', to the usual ethics and US healthcare questions...they try to make you change your mind to see how easy they can sway your original opinion, so it helps to stick with you guns" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looking through the SDN interview feedback and talking to people on the forums, you learn that EVMS tends to be sticklers for ethical questions and tend to try and make you sweat. My interview, though, was great. They asked tough but reasonable questions that you'd expect a future doctor to have an opinion on." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was fairly stressful and included several tricky ethical questions and a lot of ''How would you fix American healthcare questions?'' The open-file interviewer had obviously read my file, but asked odd questions. ''Do you like yourself?'' is just weird." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was so nice and sweet. He was eager to talk and seemed like he was impressed by me. I also had a student interviewer from my home state which was nice:)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm a sophomore, applying through an early application program my undergrad school (William and Mary) has with EVMS. This was my first experience at a med school, but it was really great. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and really set me at ease." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really good. I was more impressed by the school and the students then I had expected to be. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a very positive experience at EVMS. The school was very friendly and the students were super supportive. I really enjoyed our chance to work with a standardized patient, it allowed me to see that I was already somewhat prepared for building relationships and trust with future patients from the training I received from my past volunteer work. The day was structured nicely. The student tour, the information session with the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid staff were all very informative and easy to approach. Overall my experience in Norfolk and EVMS was wonderful. I think I could have done better on my interview, but I was honest and hopefully they saw that and appreciated that as that is all I could hope for. I'm crossing my fingers that I may gain admissions at this school as it has bought me over." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole day was very positive. The standardized patient we started off with was a great way to get us into doctor mode. The tour of the hospital was given by hospital volunteers who were very friendly and the students who gave the medical school tour wanted you to ask them any and everything. What surprised me was the admissions committee told you what kind of questions to expect before the interview, even though most of us already knew." More from this Member | Report Response

"there was one guy who had my whole file (grades, mcats) and another guy and a med student who only had my essays and things i wrote. i sat down and they asked me why i chose evms. then we just got talking and it was actually pretty enjoyable. it was just kind of a natural conversation; the questions were mainly all tailored to me specifically." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole day was informative and everyone was really nice. The interview was a little more intense than some of my others, but just try to stay calm. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Got there early and just sat and chatted with other interviewees. There were only 7 of us. The tours of the hospital and school were really good. The lunch witht the dean and students and financial aid was informative. The weatrher was gorgeous and I also love the fact that it is like 20 minutes from virginia beach. I had to cancel my appointment with the office of minority affairs because the administrator had an emergency to attend to. I do not actually know what we were going to discuss though, her secretary said that she would call me next week. Because of that I had about 1.5 hours of down time before my interview. i just went to the library and read some of a novel I had brought with me. My interview was 25 min with a pediatric surgeaon, med student and i think a member of the community. It was a good interview. And that was it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stayed with a student host which was great. The day is well organized with presentations and lunch. I thought the interview was going to be crazy stressful with 3 interviewers. However, they were all very nice and interested in what I had to say. I think it all depends on who you get. If I got 3 hard asses, im not sure how I would've handled it. Like everyone says, with ethics questions, just stick to your guns and show that you have put some thought into the issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't go into it with any idea of how the school or city was going to be. However, coming out of the experience, I was definitely much more positive about the school and I wouldn't hesitate to go there if I am accepted (except that the tuition is almost 60k/year for oos applicants! yikes!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too surprising." More from this Member | Report Response

"They ask lots of questions to throw you off. I hear the other interviewers were nice about it. Maybe I got the bad ones but I had two people, one student one doctor who just seemed like jerks. At one point, the doctor was paged and returned the call in the room. The doctor also made comments that seemed condensending." More from this Member | Report Response

"it really was great. the SP program is amazing. the M1s were being tested the day of our interview but they still took the time to talk to us and give us advice, everybody we met was willing to give us advice. the childrens hospital was great only becuase i got to see those really tiny tiny tiny premies. it would be a great place for those interested in peds or neonatology. also, i can not say enough about my fellow interviewees, thanks for being funny and just a delight to talk with. good luck" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was all in all a great day. Well planned bu