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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

In a group

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

"Why do you want to be a physician? What is your greatest strength/ weakness? (very standard questions)" Report Response

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

"How do you plan to balance your responsibilities to your family and your patients?" Report Response

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

"Why EVMS?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked very standard questions-- I wouldn't describe any of them as interesting." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you compare health care in the U.S. to health care abroad?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reviewed my application, visited SDN, paid attention to the news for a few weeks." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The hospitals (Sunterra and Children's) were pretty impressive-- it just seemed like a great place to do rotations. Also, the standardized patient program was interesting." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The administration seemed indifferent about the admissions process. We had lunch with them and they didn't even acknowledge we were in the room. A bit awkward." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The class was pretty much full and they were only waitlisting." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The students were very friendly, as were the interviewers. They asked me questions for about twenty minutes, then we spent the rest of the time just talking and they answered my questions. Very relaxed. Except for the hour we spent not talking to the admissions staff during lunch, this interview was great. Amazingly, no ethics questions (and I had prepared for them). They were very prompt in getting back to me, even though I was waitlisted." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Sheraton

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2005

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

8 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?

8 out of 10

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