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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"Your a family practice physician, and a 14 year old girl - whose entire family are your patients - comes in wanting birth control. Do you give it? Then she comes back some months later thinking that she may be pregnant, wants an abortion, and doesn't want anyone to know. What do you do, and do you tell her mom because she is your patient?" Report Response

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

"What do you know about the health care system? And how would you go about improving the situation?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about your dialysis center volunteer work?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think a dialysis patient lives a life worth living?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really. Maybe the health care question, but I knew it was coming and my interviewer basically guided me through any ethical/health care questions that I needed a little help on." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, two practice interviews, read a few chapters of a book on medical ethics" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"EVERYTHING! I'm not kidding. The students were amazing. It's a very close group that really looks after each other even without a strictly pass/fail system (which I thought would engender a lot of competitiveness). I visited Sentara and thought the hospital was excellent. The school is very community based, and has a ton of interesting activities to be involved with - shelter for the homeless, SMILE, health education for kids, coat drives, etc. They have been an AAMC service award finalist the last four years. Since the school isn't associated with a university, you get access to the local YMCA, and can play IM sports at CNU, which is five minutes away. Oh, and the location of the school is AMAZING. Not what you would think of when you think Norfolk. Gorgeous older homes and apartments that are very reasonably priced and just a block or two from the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. Maybe the histology/immunology lab which looked sort of old. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. I felt really prepared for everything. If for some reason you hadn't heard about the style of the interview, you were told 100 times throughout the day by the other interviewees, the medical students, and the EVMS staff. And the ethics/health care questions are not that hard. EVERYBODY who interviewed also thought that. SDN makes it seem like you're put in a ring with Mike Tyson for a round. Just explain your thoughts about the question, and the interviewer will likely guide you through. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This is honestly a really great school. Look past the fact that it doesn't have the name recognition you are probably looking for. The students are very collegial and know how to have a good time outside of class (beach trips, Power Puff football, MD vs PA football, tacky Christmas sweater party, etc.). I had a late interview, so I hung out in the hall with some of the others. We constantly had students coming up to wish us luck and if we had any questions for them. One thing EVMS is big on is standardized patients. Your day starts off with a mock of what you will do with standardized patients. I volunteered to be the lead physician, and got the chance to interview a girl who was depressed because her boyfriend had committed suicide and she felt responsible. It's hard to explain how much fun and how interesting it was to get that opportunity. You'll see what I mean when you go. Finally, try to stay with a student if you can. Make sure you keep in touch with the coordinator though to see that you are placed with somebody. My host was absolutely wonderful." 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?

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/03/2008

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

4 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?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Let us know what time our interview will be before we arrive." Report Response

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