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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?

5 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)?

"Ethicals (abortion, health care rationing)" Report Response

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

"why medicine" Report Response

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

"ultimate characteristics of the ideal physician" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your responsibility as an advocate" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"various ethical situations, difficult in the respect that there is no correct answer, merely an instinct and a personal code of ethics by which you can abide. Be sure to know the field of health care and the issues that plague current physicians." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, School website, Ethical text" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The enthusiasm and cooperative nature of the student body and faculty and the early hands-on clinical exposure. Students emerge from their first two years with a well-laid foundation in clinical skills. Board scores and pass rates are exceptional, regularly surpassing that of Harvard, UVa, Penn, Hopkins, etc. This the apparent result of their progressive teaching style and clinically-integrated curriculum." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The classes are on the order of 110 students in size. Not too small, but not too big either. Could be perceived as a negative depending on an individual's personality." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They don't validate parking. Also, downtown Norfolk is a very classy area with plenty of restaurants and bars and a significant amount growth invested in it. The beaches are only 20 minutes away, the water is right out your back door." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Fantastic experience overall. Granted, the interviewing experience is somewhat intimidating at times, but it's merely a means in which to really get to the heart of you. Namely, your ideals, beliefs, and goals for the future. The AMCAS is designed to acquaint them with your past and your accomplishments, while the interview was there to explore more of the intangibles like how you work through problems. Address issues as capably as possible and be your own best advocate. I recently received my acceptance here, and after a couple acceptances already elsewhere at UVa and Tulane, I think I've decided upon EVMS as my home." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2004

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