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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?

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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why EVMS? Why choose you if one spot? " Report Response

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

"What would you do if a 14 yo girl came to you pregnant, wanting an abortion, but insists her parents will "kill her" if they find out... after pressing, you find out it was her dad's baby! What do you do then?" Report Response

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

"The baby question (above), what are your biggest strengths/weaknesses, what books have you read? How would you fix the US system of healthcare delivery? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were the doctor and a mother just delivered a baby with a known genetic disease and will die in a week and the baby went into arrest, would you resussitate (the mother is in a coma and can't help you)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Since Medicare recently got Rx approval, what do we do about the children who desparately need funding for vaccines, Rx's, etc? Is it right to give that money to the elderly and not to children? What would you do? How would you divide the dollar?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Studied this website, then studied on the internet about stem cell research, the US healthcare system, the uninsured, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students- they all loved it, were very helpful- even ones not giving tours!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The absolute only bad thing was the shape of their cadavers- a bit worn." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How nice Norfolk is!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was stressful- one older guy (on the board, he told me himself!) asked the "book" questions (strengths/weaknesses, why this school, etc) and another peds MD asked q after q of situational/ethical questions- it was a lot!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/17/2003

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