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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?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"15yo in the most rural area where you are a family practitioner comes to you for birth control since she has a new boyfriend and she is going to be sexually active (does not want her parents to know)what do you do? If you don't give it to her, she comes back six months later pregnant, she requests an abortion because she does not want her parents to know. what do you do?" Report Response

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

"What would your best friend say your strengths and weaknesses are?" Report Response

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

"What is your typical day five years into your surgical practice? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A 15 yo. comes to you for birth control what would you do?(you have known her all her life since you are the family doctor and you know her parents very well)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN Consulted with one of the doctors I work with and read my AMCAS application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Excellent curriculum, std. pt. prg was great. Children hospital was magnificent and the interviewers were not as aggressive as I had expected. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I learned that I was interviewing for the waiting list, all seats had been filled. Until around July I will be on the waiting list hoping of course that I don't get rejected right away." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there are very many areas for site seeing in Norfolk I could have scheduled my flight for an evening one on Saturday and take a complete tour of the USS Wisconsin (Nauticus)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day began with an introduction to how the STD. PT. prg works. We had a volunteer whom we did not know at the time was actually one of the faculty members play the role of a pt. and one of us volunteered to be the doctor trying to find out what is "wrong" with this "pt." That went really well, there was a part two of that which was based on how to perform a physical examination (auscultation). A tour of the childrens' hospital followed and then the medical school and anatomy lab. Lunch break followed and a brief informal financial presentation FYI out of state students $52,000/yr. My interview was at 3:30pm I had about one and half hours down time, bring something to read. Don't be intimidated, you have three pple. interviewing you in one of the rooms located in the library only one has your open file with your academic transcipt and MCAT scores. The other two don't. The team comprises of a faculty member, clinician, and a medical student (M1-M4). A panel interview may not be favorable with most pple., but it is not different from the one on one, Just be yourself. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/19/2004

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