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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?

6 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?

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)?

"What do you think of the everyday life of a physician?" Report Response

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

"What do you suggest to do about national health care issues?" Report Response

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

"14 year old girl, daughter of a family you treat, asks for an abortion and doesn't want parents to know. What do you do? (VA state law requires parents to be informed about abortion for minors, but they do not need to give permission) Later you find that the girl was raped by someone in her family. (Turn case over to social services)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was the most recent book you read? (Atlas Shrugged)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"All the tangential and subsequent questions to the national health care question. One of the interviewers was very combative about my responses and nitpicked everything I said apart before I could finish my response." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read interview feedback on this website, read UW Bioethics, read over my personal statement, role-played most likely questions (why do you want to be a doctor, national health care, abortion)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The highly trained Standardized Patients and the great level of involvement with them before visiting with actual patients during M3. Sentara Norfolk General is a very impressive hospital." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The combative nature of the questions asked to me about national health care." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I should have had a much more specific game plan for national health care (or moreso a more specific way of explaining that I don't think the government should be involved in health care period)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall I love EVMS for several reasons: 1) I grew up near Norfolk and would love to be back in the area again, 2) the network of hospitals the school is connected with is amazing within the Hampton Roads area, 3) the focus on the student seems much more greatly enhanced due to a great student:faculty ratio." 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?

In 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?

RIC

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/02/2009

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?

6 out of 10

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

8 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?

8 out of 10

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