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  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Norfolk
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


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)?

"what is one strength & one weakness?" Report Response

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

"how would you address the national healthcare problem for 45 millions uninsured americans?" Report Response

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

"what do you see yourself doing after leaving medical school? any specific directions?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think a physician is capable of giving quality healthcare to a patient without speaking the same language? (this is in context of medical translator ethics)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you address the national healthcare policy? What about other national health care policies, such as that of Canada, etc.?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read, skimmed my AMCAS personal statement. Interestingly enough, the Dean of Admissions & the med student who gave the tour gave us hints to what sort of things are "fair game" for the interview, and also some other hints (ie. always ask questions at the end, don't have to have a REAL answer to the healthcare question, ethical questions about abortion & physician-assisted suicide, patient bill of rights, etc.)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The standardized patient curriculum is incredibly thorough & intriguing... specifically appealing since they changed the USMLE step 2 to include a process that is based upon the EVMS example. Also the community-oriented medicine, and how prepared the M1 & M2s are when they enter their preceptorships (ie. they can actually do stuff b/c of the Introduction to the Patient stuff they learn, instead of passively shadowing clinicians). 24-hour buildings, nice library, and they actually give gym memberships." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lack of strong connections for study abroad programs, and not a weak, but not an incredibly strong, match list (middle of the road, which isn't a "negative" thing, persay)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The change in the USMLE Step 2 process, the EVMS 100% passing rate for Step 2, how they have some school-owned apartments just across the street, they give free parking to med students, and the only other programs they have are a small PA program, a MPH program, and surgical assistants (they take anatomy with them)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Incredibly friendly, and it is obvious that the medical students are the entire school's first priority ((vs. the MD program being one of many within the school). " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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