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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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 medicine? Why EVMS?" Report Response

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

"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...)" Report Response

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

"What would you do if you were a small town doc and a 14 year old girl told you she thought she was pregnant?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you do if you were a small town doc and a 14 year old girl told you she thought she was pregnant?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"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..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread AMCAS and secondary apps, read SDN comments" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nice children's hospital. Most of the students I met were nice and seemed intelligent." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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.." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"curriculum is very conservative, norfolk is actually really pretty, definitely park on the streets around the school instead of paying for parking" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The panel interview was supposed to have 3 interviewers - a first year student, a clinician and an academic. My clinician didn't show up. The academic had weak personal skills, made me feel uncomfortable, and asked weird questions. She also made every attempt to make things more stressful by making comments under her breath and questioning me. You should know they make a practice of asking ethical questions, and pushing you about your responses to see if you'll budge. The students who gave us the tour did warn us about this - but I was surprised at how unprofessional my interviewer was. The student interviewer was nice, but she didn't say much. Also, you MUST give them a very clear answer as to why you are interested in EVMS. Lie if you must, but they only want people who are completely enthusiastic about their school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2003

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