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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?

7 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

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

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

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

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

"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?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

"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." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewed my EVMS app, reviewed my AMCAS app." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"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)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Norfolk. An unremarkable city. Fortunately the med school is in the nicest part of town." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"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." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The outgoing Dean of Admissions, Dr. Lewis, is really nice and straightforward. During the informal lunch discussion, he basically outlined for us some of the types of questions we might be asked and gave us tips on how to answer them. That was a real surprise, especially as some of the other interviewees got asked the very same "sample questions" for which he had given sample answers just a short time earlier!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/04/2002

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