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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?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"A few standard questions: Why do you want to be a doctor? Why EVMS? Etc." Report Response

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

"US health care problems and how you'd fix them." Report Response

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

"15-yr-old girl question(s), followed by another ethical question about euthanasia." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Part 1: A 14-yr-old girl thinks she's pregnant and wants an abortion. What do you do? Part 2: The test is negative and she doesn't want you to tell her mom. What do you do? [I say, no, I don't tell the mother.] Part 3: Is there an age or a circumstance in which you WOULD tell her mother? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Talk about the state of the healthcare system in the US today... give some problems and explain how they should be fixed. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read through my AMCAS app, EVMS app, and SDN. Also talked with lots of students throughout the tour about the interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The tour of the school was the best one I've been on. We had a long tour of the children's hospital, went all through the med school including the anatomy lab (where we actually got to see the cadavers), met lots of students, had a thorough financial aid presentation, and overall just got a really good feel for the school. The students all seem genuinely happy, friendly, and supportive of one another, and the children's hospital is amazing. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I had to wait for 2 hours after the tour for my interview, which was just annoying. Also, it just seems unnecessarily stress-inducing to have the panel-style interview, instead of one-on-one." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Lots of walking. Wish I'd worn flat shoes!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Although the actual interview was kind of stressful, I came away from the day loving the school. I was pleasantly surprised at how happy all the students seemed, despite it being finals week. In general, it feels like a small, supportive, fun environment. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/12/2003

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