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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?

10 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?

One-on-one

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me a little about yourself (in my opinion the worst interview question of all time)" Report Response

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

"abortion, resource allocation, autonomy--ethics, ethics, ethics" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Baby with congenital heart defect (will only live a few days) arrests shortly after birth, mother is unconscious so you can't ask her opinion, do you try to resussitate the baby?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You're made surgeon general and your first task is to solve the problem of the 44 million uninsured Americans, what do you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, stayed with a student (highly recommended as it gives you a good idea of the school)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the interview questions were thought provoking and not run of the mill but the school itself was rather unimpressive " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"utter lack of academic curiosity of students. The first years giving us our tours didn't know what their classes were going to be the next semester and the fourth years I talked to didn't seem to really know much about match--maybe they were all EXTREMELY laid back but it came off as being apathetic and lacking motivation/curiosity" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the school was so unimpressive I should have just saved time and money and not interviewed" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Stayed with a student the night before the interview in student housing which was really helpful. I got to meet a bunch of students, and figure out what life as an EVMS student was really like. Arrived a bit early for the interview and was (unkindly) directed to wait in a students lounge outside the admissions office. Had SP demonstration which was neat, tours (mediocre) and then lunch. Found it interesting that during lunch when one admissions member was talking about the school the other two members were shuffling through papers and reading the newspapers. Didn't seem very respectful or give the impression of interest in the school. Tours were as previously described. Heavy on the ethical questions but both my interviewers (student and clinician) were very nice." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/03/2004

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