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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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 type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why EVMS (obviously)? What impressed you today? What didnt impress you?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about doctors." Report Response

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

"Various questions about my interests. Make sure you are prepared to back up your answers!" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What kind of reg do you have? (scuba)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"When has your bluntness (one of my weaknesses) been to the detriment of you patient communication? Benefit?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, PR and USNEWS, Reread my applications." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The children's Hosptial was amazing. The enthusiasm and cheerfulness of the students. The sense of community." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilites arent as bad as people have said, but they are definitely not new, but all of the expected technology and learning aids were there." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Should have brought a book waiting 2 hours for my interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I arrived at 930am and was the 4th person there. They have you wait in the main hallway (there's only one) of the medical school right outside the admissions office. Between 930 and 10, 4 students came up to me and started talking to me about the school... all VERY positive. The initial presentation and standardized patient were a little drawn out, but not too bad. The tour was given by students with about 4 applicants per group. They were enthusiastic, and one was very knowledegeable. We saw everything you would expect to see including the anatomy lab with cadaver display. If you interview on a wednesday, ask them to quickly walk you thru the children's hospital, it was very impressive. Financial aid and student life presentations were presented at lunch. The interview itself was definitely good/bad cop routine. I immediately knew from the questions which one of the interviewers was the adcom member and had access to my file. The adcom member seems to be the good cop for most people. The questions built on one another, i.e. give us your strengths and weaknesses... how would you use such and such strength to benefit your patient care. If nothing else, stick to your guns. They want confidence in the face of difficult situations, not wishy-washyiness. Just answer the questions and dont be afraid to say " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

4 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?

$101-$200

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 (Ask for EVMS Rate)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2006

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

6 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?

8 out of 10

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