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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why EVMS? How health care could be improved? If there were one thing I could excise from our health care system, what would it be? About the Taiwanese health care system, from the view of a PR there for 7 years." Report Response

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

"Ethics: a) Physician Assisted Suicide, b) Workplace ethics. About details regarding my volunteering experiences. Have I had any experience with family members illnesses; what did I learn from it." Report Response

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

"About the paper I published; Why I felt I knew I would like interacting with people; why I wanted to be a doctor; what doctors I have known that have impressed me and how" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Their interest in traditional Chinese medicine" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"N/A" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, talked with student/friend for hours about EVMS/emailed students, website, UW ethics website, wikipedia, health care policy journals, reread my application, talked out loud to myself" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities, student enthusiasm/diversity, clinical training, standardized patients, demeanor and warmth of faculty/relationship with students, enthusiasm of ALL staff I encountered that worked at EVMS and Sentara, heart hospital, jones institute, responsiveness of administration, proximity of places to live... BEACH! Community service, ease of student programming/student affairs involvement, low cost of living" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"9-5 scheduling for classes leaves less time for self-directed study; students' negative feedback on some professors; convenience of food places in the area." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I think EVMS is a great school that turns out extremely clinically competent doctors, as compared to their peers in residency. And the student life is so, so rich and directed at community service." 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

What airport did you use?

N/A

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

N/A

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/07/2009

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?

7 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?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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