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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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 type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"They were flipping through my amcas application and asking me questions about my activities." Report Response

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

"What did you like about your tour today? (the interview is at the end of the day)" Report Response

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

"Why did you apply to EVMS specifically all the way from California. (I screwed this one up. The way he asked it didn't make it sound like a why EVMS question!)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The last question they asked me was, "Okay, this pink sheet of paper is what we bring with us to the admissions decisions meetings. It summarizes everything about you. There's a line right here that says to describe the applicant in one sentence. If I had to write one sentence about you, what would you want me to go back and tell admissions?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"They asked me an ethics question about a girl who is referred to me for being underdeveloped at 16 and was being teased at school. Nevertheless, her mother insisted she wanted her daughter to be short and look like a little girl. He kept dragging the story on until eventually I was asked what I would do if the girl overdosed on her mother's medications." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked through sdn feedback, read The Healthcare Handbook and they didn't even ask me anything about healthcare, read ethics articles" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Simulated Patient's program! Seems to be the best in the nation." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that my panel interview wasn't really a panel. It was two people." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known that all the other girls were going to wear heels." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I liked the school! The surrounding area was very close to the water, with Virginia Beach about 20 minutes away. The children's hospital was the best so if you can interview on a Friday, I recommend that!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

Norfolk International Airport

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Sheraton Waterside Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

October 17, 2014

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

4 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

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I wish they'd provided a campus map or something. The hall where we met in the morning was a bit difficult to find." Report Response

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