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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?

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?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

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

"Did you learn anything about EVMS today? What do you think of the standardized patients?" Report Response

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

"What are 3 things you would do the fix healthcare?" Report Response

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

"What are 3 of your strengths? 3 Weaknesses?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"(Because there was not an option for this above: 1 interviewer had an open file, and the other had a closed file). A mother has an emergency C-section. The baby is born with acute cystic fibrosis and will probably not survive for more than 4 or 5 days. The baby stops breathing while the mother is still under general anesthesia. What do you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"A 16 year old boy that does not have a good prognosis refuses to be intubated contrary to his parents wishes. What do you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed AMCAS; Read Jeremiah Fleenor materials; Reviewed bioethics notes from undergrad; Read recent healthcare articles" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff/students were friendly and helpful. The facilities were nice. The tour was informative, and CHKD was impressive. The standardized patient presentation was great, and I was able to interview a standardized patient in front of the group. (Raise your hand when they ask for a volunteer. This was a good ice-breaker for the interview)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Norfolk traffic." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there was construction going on on Brambleton. It took an hour to get out of the city because traffic was basically gridlocked." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really enjoyed the day in general. The interview was not as intimidating as people have told me. It has the feel of a really small school, and the student body seems to view themselves as a close-knit family. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/04/2009

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?

8 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?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Switch application from paper-based to electronic-based." Report Response

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