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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?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 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)?

"Question about crack baby described above. HINT: As a doctor, it is your responsibility to be an advocate for your patients, even if they cannot advocate for themselves! Who their mom or dad is should not make a bit of difference." Report Response

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

"Question about who deserves a liver transplant more, person in situation A or person in situation B. HINT: That is not up to you to decide. There is a very precise system in place for the allocation of organs to potential recipients. It matches based on blood type, body size, place on list, etc." Report Response

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

"Why medicine? Why EVMS?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A baby is born who is blind, deaf, retarded, and has a congenital heart defect that will not allow her to live for more than a few years. Should we funnel endless amounts of money into this baby's life support/care? Follow-up: What if the mother is a homeless crack addict? (I didn't really see why that should make a difference...) Follow up #2: Okay, so who should pay for all of this care the baby will need? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website,AMCAS application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were great- a very diverse and interesting group. The standardized patient program is very impressive. Norfolk is prettier and bigger than I had expected." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The older-looking labs and lecture halls. The anatomy lab has almost no natural light. Yuck. THE INTERVIEW. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How nice the Norfolk area is, how long I'd have to wait for my interview (3 hours), how aggressive and unpleasant my interviewer would be." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewers all seemed nice enough at first, but quickly settled into a good cop/bad cop routine. There were two doctors and a first year on the panel. The student and the female doctor quickly became silent, and the male doctor proceeded to ask me a variety of ethical questions. This I was fully prepared for. What I was not prepared for was the amount of antagonism I would receive in regards to my answers. My answers were good, I don't think it would have mattered what I said. Every answer I gave, he would attack and/or try to chip away at it to see if I would crumble. I didn't, but it was still very intimidating. During this time, the other two would just sit quietly and nod in response to my answers.At the end, somewhat abruptly, they turned off the good cop/bad cop routine and talked to me like a normal person for a few minutes. One other thing: when he learned I was interested in gynecology, he made a joke about dealing with "women's plumbing." Not appropriate." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Sheraton

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/26/2005

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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