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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?

7 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)?

"Name your best and your worst quality. " Report Response

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

"Why would you choose EVMS over, say, some larger school to the west of us. (I work at UVA so they were clealy asking me why they should believe that I would want to go to EVMs over UVA). " Report Response

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

"How would your unique background contribute to our campus diversity and to your success as a physician. (I have a Master's in Theology and Philosophy so yeah I guess I'm kinda unique)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you fix the problems with the current US Healthcare system. Namely the 40 million uninsured americans and the rising cost of healthcare?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were a family practice physician, and the fourteen year old daugther of a family you care for comes to you and says that she is a month late on her period, her home pregnancy test came back positive and she wants an abortion. What would you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN Interview reviews, U. Washington ethics page, Internet searches on ''Healthcare Crisis'', etc. And a book called ''becoming a physician'' put out by Wiley publishing company. Great resource. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything. The school is very close to the water, the students were very friendly and genuinely loved their school Everyone was laid back. The Children's hospital was AMAZING!!! I've never really considered pediatrics but I would after seeing that place. Friday interviews are when they visit the Children's hospital tour. Their standardized patients are pretty amazing and very well trained. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Again nothing. SDN helped me prepare very well. It seems like everyone gets the same questions about healthcare and abortion." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall it was very informative and I can say that EVMS has moved way up on my list." 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?

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?

$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?

10/19/2007

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?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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