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  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Norfolk
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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 friend's dad has a heart attack, and a pill for $10 might help but a $50,000 medication would save him, what would you prescribe. Who would pay for it? Does everyone deserve adequate healthcare?" Report Response

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

"I was asked about present policy regarding healthcare reform and funding, and then about what John Edwards did (Hint: doctors don't like him)" Report Response

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

"Strengths and weaknesses." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If, after you graduated, they made a plaque that said what you did here/what you were known for, what would that plaque say?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you could either pay for one life-saving liver transplant or supply vaccinations to every child in Los Angeles, which would you pick?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This web site, looked over my application, went online to learn about healthcare, malpractice, laws, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"THe students were all great and very helpful, the hospital was huge and probably very instructive, and the standardized patients were impressive. Also, Norfolk is a nice place." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview, and crappy Norfolk weather." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I didn't have a student interview. Also, that I had to go first." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The two interviewers played good cop/bad cop. One was very nice, and put me at ease. The other kept asking me a difficult question, then cutting me off when I was halfway done. It was more stressful than I anticipated, but I was dumb to succumb to nervousness. Just stay as relaxed as you can; they can smell fear." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/13/2004

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