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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?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"AdCom member asked about a few specific activities on my app. What has impressed you most today? Why EVMS?" Report Response

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

"How would you fix the healthcare system? A 15-year-old girl comes in and asks for an abortion, what would you do?" Report Response

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

"If I called your best friend right now, what would they say are your 2 greatest strengths and 2 weaknesses? Followup of how do you think your weaknesses will impact your ability to handle medical school? Describe what you think your typical day will look like as a physician. Do you have any questions for us?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How will your faith play a role in the decisions you make as a physician? (lead in to abortion question)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you fix the health care system? Knew it was coming, but still a really difficult question." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback. Reviewed AMCAS and secondary responses. Did some reading on ethical issues like physician-assisted suicide." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were all very friendly. They seem like a tight-knit group and they like to have fun. One student even said that studying was actually fun because you are hanging out with your friends while you do it. The hospital and classrooms were nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I guess that they have tests every Monday, so the students can't exactly party on the weekends. However, they do go out Monday nights." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known what a big city Norfolk is." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The first item of the day was a demonstration with a standardized patient... very interesting, I think the standardized patient program is one of EVMS's greatest strengths. Tour of children's hospital. Tour of classrooms, anatomy lab, library, student lounge, etc. Lunch. Student slideshow presentation. Financial aid presentation. Interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/02/2007

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

6 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?

9 out of 10

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