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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?

9 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)?

"How would you address the problems of the US healthcare system?" Report Response

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

"What will you do if you don't get into med school this year?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to become a doctor now (following prior career)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread apps, SDN interview feedback, U Washington bioethics website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students seemed really happy and friendly, faculty seemed friendly as well. Standardized patient program seems like a great way to learn clinical skills." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Traditional lecture-based format. Very little incorporation of technology into the curriculum. Library is not open 24 hours. Norfolk seems fairly sleepy." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Asked for a student host a month in advance, but never got one. (Emailed a week before interview--no response. Called school a couple of days before interview to check, was told "we'll get back to you" but they never did.) Very disappointed--wanted to hear about the school from current students." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was expecting some stress because of the panel interview format, but my panel (2 doctors and a student) was very nice and relaxed. I didn't get any ethics questions, but we spent a lot of time talking about health-care reform. Overall, this seems like a nice little medical school, although it didn't blow me away in any particular respect. Clearly, clinical skills instruction (via standardized patients) is their greatest strength." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

ORF

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?

Sheraton

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2009

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?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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