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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about yourself. Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"How would you reform the healthcare system?" Report Response

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

"Ethical situation in which an elderly man dying of cancer comes to you to refill his pain medication, and tells you that he plans to take all the medication at once to kill himself. Do you give him the refill?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Ethical situation in which an elderly man dying of cancer comes to you to refill his pain medication, and tells you that he plans to take all the medication at once to kill himself. Do you give him the refill?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Ethical situation in which an elderly man dying of cancer comes to you to refill his pain medication, and tells you that he plans to take all the medication at once to kill himself. Do you give him the refill?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, UW ethics, wikipedia page on healthcare and healthcare reform." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"everything! The school's location is BEAUTIFUL. It's basically a suburban area that is surrounded by the ocean. I heard that it is the most affluent area in Norfolk so that explains just how pretty all the architecture was around there. The students were super chill and super friendly. Everyone was extremely happy. The faculty seems to be really dedicated to the students and often works in the weekends to help students. We toured the children's hospital which was AMAZING!! The whole hospital is decorated with kid themes like space themes, castles, even the elevators were decorated like a popcorn stand. IT was like going to disney world. Their neonatal intensive care unit was HUGE and very impressive. Also EVMS really prepares its students well for USMLE and clinical aspects of residencies. They have like 99% passing rate for USMLE and i heard they do better than UVA and VCU. They have a very strong clinical focus and is trying to expand on their research aspects. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing! maybe traffic in the tunnel. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I LOVED the school and I feel that was the general consensus among everyone who visited. I was also very stressed about the interview beforehand but just be prepared. They will definitely ask one healthcare and one ethical question. But they are very understanding about your answers. I think my interviewers liked my healthcare answer but some other students had tougher interviews who asked them specifically how they would pay for healthcare reform. There was a little bit of good cap/bad cop going on or it may just be a personality difference in the interviewers." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

American's Best Value Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2009

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?

9 out of 10

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

7 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?

7 out of 10

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