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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"How do you manage your time? They like RAs a lot so I worked in a story about how I manage my time with goals but I am also flexible because when an emergency happens, things won't end up as you planned." Report Response

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

"Asked about my ethics. Took me a little to realize that they wanted me to come up with a scenario. Then talked about how I would handle an abortion and was then asked about how I would treat a JW child who needed a transfusion and the parents refused. http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/topics/ This website really helped me prepare for ethics topics and my interviewer agreed with what I said." Report Response

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

"What is the most important quality of a doctor and why? I talked about trust because you have to be able to instantly create a relationship with a patient in order for them to be willing to share personal information so that you can diagnose." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I really liked discussing ethics with them. They challenged my position, but I showed them that I was confident in my answer and explained my reasoning, as difficult as it may be. It was a relief to have them agree with my decision at the end." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"We had a long discussion about the finances of healthcare in the US compared to Europe and where most of the money is wasted. It was mainly challenging to me because I am not very political so I wasn't as confident with my responses as I would have liked. But they were very friendly and it was more conversational than grilling so it was still low stress." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Studied medical ethics, obamacare, reviewed my personal statement and other application materials, organized my thoughts for common questions like tell me about yourself, why medicine, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The use of standardized patients throughout all 4 years and the experience from volunteering in the free clinic really impressed me. I was also impressed at how friendly and supportive the students were. We had random students come up to us throughout the day just to offer to answer any questions we might have. I felt welcomed the entire day and it brought the stress level down immensely. Also, that the professors are very receptive to student input." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

No Response

What are your general comments?

No Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$501+

What airport did you use?

Dulles and then drove to Norfolk

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Courtyard by Marriot

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/13/2013

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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