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  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Norfolk
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think we should do about medical malpractice lawsuits?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What should we do about the 45 million uninsured people in this country?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This website, EVMS website, re-reading my application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"EVMS has a really good program with standardized patients, and they even have a whole floor of a building devoted to it." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"EVMS did not do any sort of presentation on their curriculum, and it isn't really advertised on their website, so I had to ask the students about it and they didn't seem to think that the curriculum was important; that is, they didn't have anything particularly good to say about it. It is a very traditional curriculum that is NOT small group, PBL, organ-systems based, symptom-based, or intigrative. All the classes run in parallel with independent content." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"EVMS is a medical school not associated with any university, and the community created it because they wanted a medical school in the area. The locals are very enthusiastic about its quality." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Norfolk is a pretty city, however, coming from California, there were a few things that bugged me, like the lack of recycling. There is apparantly one liberal neighborhood in the city that is right next to EVMS. As for the interview day itself, the interviewers and presenters had a very high opinion of their school without having many specific comments as to why. I'm sure it's a great school but they didn't make much of an effort to brag about it, or to indicate what was special about it in comparison to other schools. My three interviewers started off the interview by asking me to just tell them about myself, and so I described my experiences, and thereafter nothing about my resume came up in their questions (except that I took a few courses at cheap night school so I could work during the day this year). It was all a discussion about health care policy and the health care system." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

ORF

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Sheraton Waterside

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/18/2006

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

5 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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