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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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)?

"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?" Report Response

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

"What is the literal meaning of "Doctor"?" Report Response

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

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

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you like yourself?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How can you change the malpractice insurance issues at the national and community level?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read the posts on this site, reread my primary and secondary apps, read the website and positive self-talk" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"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." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How much I wish I was a VA resident!!!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everyone arrived at 10am looking sharp (9 ppl). We assembled in a conference room where we were given our agendas for the day and a preso on SP's. We also got to practice on a real SP (pipe up and volunteer!). We then toured the hospital and the classrooms. Afterwards we had lunch and talked about money. Then 3 sets of interviews (you will only go to one) scheduled 45 minutes apart. Mine was the 2nd set so I had an hour to kill. I had 2 interviewers. They asked about me specifically and probed me about my ethics, passion and commitment. Then I asked questions. Guys!-Don't all wear black (it makes you all look the same!)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/05/2003

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