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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?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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?

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)?

"Pretend that you are the Surgeon General what would you do about the childhood obesity problem?" Report Response

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

"How can we deal with the rising price of healthcare?" Report Response

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

"What should we do about the 44 million Americans that are uninsured?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Say you are doing research on rats that involves killing them, but the research can potentially benefit those with spinal cord injuries. You are out at dinner one night and the person you are with's cousin is involved with PETA. He questions you about your research what do you say? Follow up question: what if the experiment was on baboons, or dogs?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Pretend you are the Surgeon General what kind of program would you come up with to provide healthcare for the elderly in an economic way?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read Bioethics books, read EVMS's website, reread my AMCAS and secondary application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Children's Hospital was beautiful. Students were friendly and eager to answer questions and give tours. The class size is small and the students were very friendly with one another. There is a real sense of community. The Standardized Patient program is really well set up and run." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview was basically 40 minutes of non-stop questions. It felt more like an interrogation than an interview." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Norfolk traffic patterns are crazy. Leave ample time to get to the school. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The students are friendly and warm. The facilities seem to be well maintained, and the library looks brand new. The other candidates interviewing on the same day were really friendly. The panel interview is a bit daunting. " 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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