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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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? Especially since it is so far away from your home state." Report Response

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

"Specific questions about my primary and secondary application." Report Response

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

"Ethical question above and if you had a colleague who was hammered at every event what would you do? What if it was affecting their work?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A beauty pageant queen comes into your office with a mass in her breast. Her boyfriend tells you not to tell her what's wrong with her because it will destroy her. Her mother calls you later that same day to say the same thing. What do you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Sum yourself up in a 30 second sound byte that we can present to the admissions committee. Include why you above all of the other applicants from your state should be accepted." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN interview feedback, reread my secondary." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are amazing. The children's hospital is one of the best that I have ever seen. The students all really care about each other--the faculty also cares about the students. Students not only have classes with professors but the professors also participate in community service with the students. Very helpful, welcoming environment." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Norfolk looks a little depressing but I think it's just different from anything else that I have ever experienced. They have a really great mall and a really great part of town as well--they have to with all the doctors." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I got the most difficult set of interviewers but I truly enjoyed the questions they asked me. It was a great interview and I felt like they were really trying to get to know me. It was a great experience." 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

ORF

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

2 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Radisson

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/06/2006

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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