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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why EVMS? (And later I was specifically asked if it was my number one choice)" Report Response

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

"Tell me about telomeres and cancer (it was what I did my thesis on)" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"After being asked about the 14 year old girl who wants birth control, I was asked if I thought the sex ed program should be changed in the US" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The 'how would you change healthcare' one only because they really wanted to make sure you knew what you were talking about but I felt pretty prepared" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"AMCAS, secondary application, SDN, the EVMS website, reviewed notes from Bioethics class" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The community service work the school does and all the things the school does for the students, like retreats, dances, etc." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it was going to be the students Spring Break when I interviewed" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The whole day was very positive. The standardized patient we started off with was a great way to get us into doctor mode. The tour of the hospital was given by hospital volunteers who were very friendly and the students who gave the medical school tour wanted you to ask them any and everything. What surprised me was the admissions committee told you what kind of questions to expect before the interview, even though most of us already knew." 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?

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

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/21/2007

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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