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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

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)?

"Question about one of my secondary essays." Report Response

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

"Why are you interested in EVMS?" Report Response

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

"If you don't get in this year, what will you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you are a psychiatrist who is treating an inmate (who is in prison for severely beating his wife) that tells you he is very angry with her, and wants to "get even" with her for getting him thrown in the prison, what would your obligation be to patient confidentiality?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Surprisingly, none were difficult. Just make sure you read up about our healthcare system a little bit." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN (of course!), read "Healthcare Meltdown", reviewed my AMCAS and secondary applications. Thought about why I was interested in EVMS." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"This school is way under rated. Their clinical training is second to none, and the students all seemed genuinely friendly and happy to be there. They were glad to talk to the interviewees, and kept wishing us good luck throughout the day. I also liked my fellow interviewees too, they were friendly and talkative. They would be fun to have as classmates one day." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. People had told me the lab facilities weren't that great, but I like working with actual microscopes, so whatever." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Just that I would like the school as much as I did, and that if you prepare adequately (not a ridiculous amount mind you) for your interview so that you have something intelligent to say, the interview isn't stressful at all." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day started out with a presentation about the standarized patient program (which actually seems VERY useful for gaining clinical skills). Then we had a tour of the children's hospital since it was Friday (Wednesday people tour the general hospital). The children's hospital is very nice and also quite unique in that much of its fudning comes from community fund raising, and it does not turn any patients away for the inability to pay. After this we had small group tours led by medical students. My tour guide was very open about the school and willing to answer any questions we had. Next came lunch, and then the interviews at our scheduled times." 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?

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?

$201-$300

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?

Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/18/2005

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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