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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?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"Why EVMS?" Report Response

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

"What would your best friend say was your best/worst quality?" Report Response

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

"(see slew of questions listed above and imagine them asked in a very agressive way)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If your mother was dying and needed a kidney transplant and the only way to save her was to buy a kidney from Korea that they had cloned overseas using technology that was illegal here, what would you do? (um...yeah)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Take your pick - they asked me about HMOs, national health care, the 40 million+ uninsured, IVF, cloning, and malpractice insurance to name a few." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Website, read up on national health care issues." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The medical student and Admissions Board member were very friendly and personable." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The Admissions Board member had to interrupt my interview in order to tell the factuly member (who was 10 min late), to lay off me a little...I believe his exact words were, "This is not how we do it here and we're going to have to have a discussion after this interview is finished." The faculty member fired question after question at me without giving me a chance to finish my responses. When I asked him to be more specific on one of his ethical questions (cloning), he came up with the above kidney question, turned to me, and said, "Is that specific enough?" Now I know this interview was probably just a fluke, but are you kidding me??? What kind of impression does this give to applicants?" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Definitely study ethical issues and national health care issues. They will make you have an opinion even if you don't feel strongly about a certain issue." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/27/2004

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