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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?

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?

2

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)?

"What does a doctor DO exactly?" Report Response

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

"When DOES life begin? (after I said that I had taken an ethics class...oops!)" Report Response

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

"Why EVMS/why medicine, the normal questions like that." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What does a doctor DO exactly? (really didn't know what they wanted for this one...I just gave the obvious answer and got lucky!)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"An ethical question along the lines of what would you do if you made a mistake with a patient." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"The interview feedback on this site, mock interviews, re-read my personal statement and my secondary application, researched the school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seem so happy to be there, everyone is very nice and friendly (even my interviewers!), the children's hospital is AMAZING...I also really liked how much the student body is involved in community service to the community, and the focus on a clinical education." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I'm not the biggest fan of the Norfolk/VA Beach area...way too warm for me. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How much I would like this school and how laid back the interview would be!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was my first interview, so I was pretty nervous going in. The people at EVMS make you feel very welcome and the students are so friendly. The other applicants I interviewed with were so nice too (probably the nicest group that I've had at any of my interviews). They do a standardized patient presentation at the beginning which is so interesting and fun, and in my opinion a great way to start the day. We toured the children's hospital (amazing!) and then a few students broke us up into groups and gave us a tour of the school. After lunch we all had our interviews...mine was in the last group, so there was quite a bit of waiting around time. I only had 2 interviewers as opposed to 3 (probably because it was getting late) -- a 2nd year student and a faculty member. After reading all the feedback on SDN I was concerned about the panel interview, but I actually think I like it better that way. The two interviewers were amazingly nice and we had a really good conversation. I definitely got asked a variety of questions and quite a few ethical questions, but I think they were more interested in how I thought and if I could defend my point than in what I said. It was definitely the most pleasant interview experience I've had." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2005

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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