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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

3

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)?

"Why you want to be a physician (you almost always WILL be asked this so have a concise answer it looks extremely negative on your part if you stumble over this answer) " Report Response

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

"How do you respond to an angry mother who had to wait in the ER for 6 hours to find out her son only had a cold and doesn’t understand why he can’t be given medicine (something like that). Followed up with a question about the healthcare system (they seem to like this topic) " Report Response

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

"Basic ones included my strengths and weaknesses, why evms/what impressed me about the school (know info about the school they like to see you've done research on them) Questions relating to my experiences. Know your amcas and secondary application they can and most likely will refer to it at some point. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"As an ER doc what do you do if a 15 yo girl comes in telling you she is suicidal and she just got raped…and then what if she attempts to run away from the er." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was honestly very surprised to not have any questions that tripped me up. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

" Read SDN feedback (most helpful) Mock Interview and some reading up on current events/healthcare (which I didn't really need) " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

" The entire place is really great. Their standardized patient program is impressive. The atmosphere of the school is warm and welcoming. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Maybe try to get the earlier interviews (2 or 2:45) because it will get boring waiting around." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I stayed with a student and it was a really great experience. It saved me money on a hotel and allowed me to discuss the whole interview process and get answers to the many questions that I had. The interview itself was so much more laid back than I had expected. Most of the time it felt more like a discussion than an interview. My advice is to be prepared but do not stress over it. " 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?

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/28/2005

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

9 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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