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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?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"So how has your day been so far?" Report Response

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

"What has your best friend said is the best thing about EVMS? (We chatted for a while after the first question and I mentioned my best friend is a M1 at EVMS)" Report Response

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

"How did you get interested in the issue of female genital circumcision? (again, my thesis)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What have you read about male circumcision in relation to female circumcision? (I did my thesis work of female genital circumcision)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you recommend to a family who has a child with cerebral palsy who is on life support and will never wake up? (I began to stumble a bit in my phrasing and my interviewers guided me in the right direction which was very nice)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"University of Washington ethics website, Wikipedia on health care, my application materials, came up with some key points to talk about from my experience" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the facilities were great (hospitals nearby etc), the students were really friendly and VERY social which I absolutely loved, " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The schedule seemed to change a lot. I'm very much a planner so that might drive me a little crazy if I go there. But that is so minor it doesn't even matter!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How relaxed it would be!! I mean you definitely have to prepare but my interview was not NEARLY as bad as some of the horror stories I have heard. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview went better than I expected. I had heard that interviewers are deliberately mean and try to ''break you'' but this was not the case with me. I had two VERY nice women. They did ask me a lot of ethics questions but it was easy common sense stuff. They were so nice and made me feel so relaxed. My advice would be to prepare but DO NOT STRESS!! It's a fun day." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/03/2007

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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