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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Why EVMS?" Report Response

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

"What is your greatest strength and weakness?" Report Response

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

"You have one liver for transplant. The two candidates are: a rich, 80-year-old widow with 10 years to live or a 60-year-old inmate serving a life sentence with no possibility of parol. Also, the inmate has a family with young children. Who gets the liver? Depending on who you chose, either the inmate's wife or the widow's son comes to beg for the liver. How do you defend your choice?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I have a 16 y. o. patient with cystic fibrosis. He is gradually becoming unable to breathe. It is possible to prolong his life for 3 weeks if he is put on a ventilator. His parents want him put on the ventilator and he wants to refuse treatment. The state of VA states that he is competent to make his own decisions. What do you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"same" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"school website, MSAR, and SDN (got three questions that I was asked from this site!!!)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Just about everything other than the age of the labs. The standardized patient program is awesome! I really felt like the faculty would look out for me and allow me the opportunity to really shine. I loved the school even though I came in with a mediocre attitude." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the labs... but, I enjoy working with microscopes, so it's no big deal" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That this school is constantly awarded by the AAMC for excellence in medicine. It gets a bum rap and has one of the best programs in the nation (judged by calibur of residencies attained and faculty awards by the AAMC)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really had chemistry with my interviewers. It was supposed to be a 45-minute-interview and it actually lasted 80 minutes. The experience was really enjoyable and I felt they really got to know me well." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

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?

Radisson

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/09/2005

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?

10 out of 10

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