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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?

45 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)?

"What is your stance on euthanasia?" Report Response

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

"What is a typical day in the life a physician?" Report Response

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

"What turned you on to EVMS?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"One re-worded a statement on my secondary application and asked me to defend it to them. That person then continued to try to sway me by saying the school teaches the opposite of what I think." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was really surprised about the school. Prior, I thought the school really was a little sketchy. But, this school is not to be taken lightly. It is growing, and the facilities are nicer than the other schools I have visited. The tour of the hospital is really good too." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It is hard for me to gauge the city of Norfolk. Could be tolerable, or it could be bad." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How nice a school it really was. How long a day it is. Plus parking is 8 dollars. Try to find somewhere else other than the garage." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Honestly, the interview is not so bad. It feels like an interview more than a conversation, but you can get around that by just trying to enlighten the situation early on. They really will try to get you on an ethical question. The admissions staff warn you prior, that they will try to say the opposite of what you say, to see if you will stick to your guns. STICK TO YOUR GUNS! Lunch was nice. And the Dean of Admissions Dr. McCombs is awesome. He reminded me of Bob Hope (he wore a white golf shirt and big plaid pants!). The class size is so small that really everyone knows each other. The rumor about them pushing you towards primary care is not true at all. They have a plaque outside the library doors of last years residency matches, and there are plenty of other programs graduates went into. Overall, take the day seriously. It is a legit school, and just be yourself. You will do fine." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/25/2004

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