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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"What would I do about the 45 million uninsured? (and several follow-up questions)" Report Response

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

"What would I do if a 15 year-old came into my office and wanted an abortion? (again, some follow-up)" Report Response

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

"Typical questions: why medicine, why EVMS, strengths/weaknesses, etc." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"We had a fairly extended discussion about healthcare insurance and how to provide for the uninsured, so it was probably somewhere in there." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"In response to my answer to a question about the uninsured, one of the interviewers asked me a complicated question about the ethics of healthcare insurance. I didn't fully understand what she was asking me." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my apps, SDN, EVMS website, a little ethics review" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The standardized patient program is excellent - one of the best in the country from what I understand. Students begin working with them within the first month of classes." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"First impressions are huge - other schools had smiling faces and snacks waiting, even if you were early. EVMS just made you kind of wait around in the hallway until someone came to find everybody. If they don't bother taking care of applicants, why should I believe they take care of their students?" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"A way to get around the tunnel, as the day finishes right in the middle of rush hour." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview itself was fine - the school was okay, but didn't impress me enough to seriously consider it. I was a bit surprised at an apparent lack of technology throughout the school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$501+

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Historic Page House Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/11/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

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