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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

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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)?

"What is your concept of the ideal physician? (character qualities, etc.)" Report Response

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

"How would your brother describe your strengths and weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"What are the pros and cons of universal health care?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was the last book you read?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What sets you apart from other medical school applicants?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Brushed up on bioethics, health care policy (Kaiser Family Foundation has some good stuff, though you have to dig for it!), reviewed my PS and secondary" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students seemed VERY outgoing and enthusiastic. Seems like a supportive, close-knit class. I was impressed by the reputed accessibility and flexibility of the faculty and administration. Last but not least, the children's hospital is fabulous!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much. EVMS isn't part of a university, so there isn't really a campus ... for whatever that's worth." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"In addition to its fertility clinic which I had heard of, EVMS is also home to a diabetes center of which it is very proud. Wouldn't hurt to learn a little about this ahead of time." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, the EVMS interview was lower-stress than what I had expected. The interviewers were friendly and conversational, but still asked some tough/revealing questions." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Econo Lodge on the Ocean

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/28/2005

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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