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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?

40 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)?

"If you were a pharmacist, would you prevent people from purchasing certain drugs based on your own moral or religious beliefs?" Report Response

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

"What are your positive and negative attributes?" Report Response

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

"Why did you want to come to EVMS? What specific aspects attract you to the school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How does growing orchids and medicine fit with each other? (Wrote in my PS that I grew orchids as a hobby)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing was particularly difficult, but I did have to stop and think about the ethics question regarding being a pharmacist and the follow up question about being a surgeon and someone coming in for an abortion." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"As silly as this may sound, I asked myself questions and then answered them out loud. Then I did a mock interview at my undergraduate school followed by a review of U. Washington's ethics site" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of the people and the number of hospitals that are affiliated with the school. At first I thought Norfolk to have a small town feeling. Although it has that facade, it is in fact decently sized. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Only little things which I'm sure I'd encounter in any other city that I moved that wasn't home. Norfolk has a very different feel than say Northern California. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had a better understanding of the layout of the city so that when I interviewed, I would be able to scope out the restaurants and places to hang out. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I know that people in all the comments seem to continuously highlight the friendliness of the people. But it's really true. From the moment you get there for your interview, you're immediately given attention from students, faculty and staff. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Norfolk International

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Waterside Sheraton

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/12/2007

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?

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I just wish that the application process was a little more organized. It seems much of the applicati" Report Response

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