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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"why medicine? tell me about ur reserach? tell me about health care in home country?" Report Response

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

"strenght, weaknesses, " Report Response

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

"ethics questions, why EVMS (THEY ALWAYS ASK THIS!)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"uhm...they were all interesting??? oh they had me describe one of the reagens i use for my expriment and i completely forgot what it was, oh well..." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"everything? why do you want to be a doctor? reagent question...oh yeah, my weakness, apprently, my weakness is a strenght, got stumped on that" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"washington website, SDN, printed out about 200 pages of stuff on insurance, i overdid it" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the students, faculty, everyone. EVMS obviously makes up for areas where it lacks. there are going to be more research opportunities becuase there is more reserach funding but i was especially imprssed by the degree of cordiality among the students. everyone knew each other and even when they didn't, they were just having fun like they did. lots of interactions with faculty and staff including retreats, Fall balls( dancing stuff ), community projects. This is the only school where i know that students get dressed up and do stuff with faculty members. oh yeah, fellow interviewees were just the best, i guess it shows how well EVMS picks it students" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the interview. it really wasn't bad, but i don't know why it has to be such a drilling. lets skip the health care questions, the ethics questions can stay. but again, it really wasn't bad" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"uhm, EVMS gives scholarships, don't know if i qualify. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"it really was great. the SP program is amazing. the M1s were being tested the day of our interview but they still took the time to talk to us and give us advice, everybody we met was willing to give us advice. the childrens hospital was great only becuase i got to see those really tiny tiny tiny premies. it would be a great place for those interested in peds or neonatology. also, i can not say enough about my fellow interviewees, thanks for being funny and just a delight to talk with. good luck" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

Train or subway

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

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 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?

01/01/2007

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?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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