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  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Norfolk
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why EVMS?" Report Response

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

"What do you think of the Oregon assisted-suicide law? " Report Response

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

"Describe a typical day in your future practice as a physician. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe a typical day in your future practice as a physician. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"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. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"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. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"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. :)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The panel interview is kind of annoying, but not that bad. I learned a lot about the school, and was able to ask lots of questions prior to the interview. But I was a little tired by the time my interview came around. I was waitlisted about 10 days after I was there. Nice turnaround, anyway!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2003

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