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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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 EVMS? Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why should we take you instead of another Canadian? (I am Canadian)" Report Response

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

"Some kind of assisted suicide question (if you read through the U wash website and do their cases, and read a book or two on ethics, you should be able to destroy their questions)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How is assisted suicide different (giving the patient something that will help them die) than removing a feeding tube" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Which type of doctor is better: 1) a doctor who is able to diagnose/fix any health problem but has no interpersonal skills, or 2) a doctor who is a joy to be with, really cares, but is barely passed his boards and went through a 3rd rate residency" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Made sure I was familiar with medical ethics (read Wash U's website, answered previous EVMS ethics questions from SDN)...read about the US healthcare system (wikipedia)...went over my AMCAS file and my EVMS application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Sentara hospital is pretty impressive...the hospital looks brand new...also, the ppl at EVMS are really nice....the student host I stayed with was absolutely amazing" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not really a negative...but with all the standardized patients (which are great), I wonder if they sacrifice real patient contact...also, the school isnt as well established, but I dont think this really matters..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Norfolk is very nice city. The only thing holding me back from calling this school great is their so-called ''reputation''" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interview was with a retired neurologist and another doctor (cant remember his specialty)....it wasnt as bad as people say...they just ask you questions....from obligatory ''Why EVMS'', to the usual ethics and US healthcare questions...they try to make you change your mind to see how easy they can sway your original opinion, so it helps to stick with you guns" 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

ORF

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 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?

09/26/2007

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?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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