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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?

6 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 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 sets you out from the other 1000 applicants?" Report Response

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

"What is Women's Studies? (that's my major)" Report Response

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

"What did you learn from going to Lithuania? From doing this?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think it is fair for us to give a spot to someone who will end up quitting medicine and raising a family full time? (this exact question was asked to female applicants before the 1960s to keep them OUT of medical school--and what year is it now???)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you feel that doctors are responsible for supporting poor, handicapped children whose parents cannot pay for them? Apparantly in Virginia they are." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"EVMS is NOTORIOUS for numerous ethical questions, so I did research on abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research, and the like. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"lovely facitlities, happy students. Their FABULOUS standardized patient program. Ability to live close to campus." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They have a bell-curve grading scale, Scary interviewer who really wanted me to leave crying, I'm sure (he also started filling out my interview ranking form while I was answering the other interviewer's question); and Norfolk=scary at night when you are lost trying to find your hotel" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the outrageous cost for out-of-state students" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Well I walked out of the interview knowing that I am not getting in based on this interview--he really intimidated me and made me distrust myself. BUT just stay with your beliefs, no matter what the interviewers try to make you say." Report Response

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