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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 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?

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)?

"Every standard med question you can think of...where you'll be in ten years, strengths/weaknesses, what would your friends say about you, why doctor, why EVMS" Report Response

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

"About 5 ethical questions, teen pregnancy issues, deciding which patient deserves a liver transplant, stem cell..." Report Response

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

"What is the biggest problem with US healthcare? If you were a senator, what actions would you take to rectify the problem?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"look below" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"look below" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked through the EVMS website, looked on this website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Norfolk seems like a great city, I love the area and the location of the hospital. The childrens hospital is gorgeous and the standardized patient program seems pretty intense." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not much, I knew I was in for a tough interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall I really enjoyed the visit to EVMS. I just applied to this school not knowing or expecting much at all. The city seems great, and I love the idea of being right on the water (20 min. from Virginia beach). In terms of the interview, it was rough. Even if I was accepted I don't know if I would attend (even though I've already been wait listed) because of how it went. It was a panel interview with two doctors and a 4th year student. They really weren't interested in me, it seemed like they each had like a few set questions listed that they wanted to ask. After I answered they'd usually just nod their head and ask another question. The ER doctor was there to try and shake me it seems, she challenged almost everything I said, and generally just seemed to dislike me. About 30 minutes into the interview she stopped paying attention, gazed out the window a few times and checked her watch more than once. I can handle myself fine in an interview, but I'm still not a fan of pressure interviews, I feel they really don't serve a purpose. Make sure you're up on your healthcare knowledge and take a stand on the questions and don't budge. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/05/2004

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