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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

How you think you did?

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)?

"If you were the Surgeon General of the US and had all the power to rebuild the healthcare system from the ground up, what would the system look like?" Report Response

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

"Organ allocation question. (see above) " Report Response

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

"If you've done anything "special", e.g. travelled to a foreign country to volunteer, etc., make sure you are prepared to explain how it will help you become a better doctor. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You are in charge of organ allocation and have one liver available. The two candidates for the organ are: 1) a middle aged man in jail who needs the liver because of alcohol induced cirrhosis. He has quit drinking alcohol. 2) an elderly woman who's been a model citizen her whole life. Who do you give the liver to and why? (stick with your guns regardless of your answer) " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"All of the questions about healthcare and ethics were reasonable. Just look over some of the questions on other posts and practice defending your opinion. Make sure you don't waver from your stance even if they try to nudge you in the other direction. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read most of the recent posts on this website, reread some chapters in a bioethics book, skimmed over my AMCAS application and secondary, read articles of bioethics.com" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendliness of the students, faculty, and administration. Community atmosphere provided a comfortable and engaging environment. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"cost was higher than i'd expected. lack of funding compared to UVa. and MVC. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"i thought i was pretty well prepared for the interview questions thanks to this website. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I was thoroughly impressed by EVMS. The students passing by in the hall stopped to talk to us and expressed their enthusiasm for their school. They emphasized the non-competitive and cooperative nature of the student body. Their standardized patient program is unique and very appealing. I also learned that the school is extremely focused on developing clinical skills. Don't be intimidated by the panel interview. The common sentiment of all the interviewees I talked to was that their doctor(s)/medical student combo was extremely nice and engaging. Don't worry too much about the interview questions. Read the questions posted on other posts, formulate your opinions, and stick with them when asked. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2004

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