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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?

30 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)?

"What do you think about President Bush's stance on stem cell research?" Report Response

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

"Why EVMS?" Report Response

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

"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?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about President Bush's stance on stem cell research?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think about President Bush's stance on stem cell research?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read previous interview reviews, studied the website, reviewed bio-ethical situations (abortion, stem cells, euthanasia, medicinal marijuana, etc), got a good night's sleep." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"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. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"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." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, not bad, not too stressful" 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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