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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?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"How did you pick your undergraduate institution?" Report Response

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

"What are 3 of your strengths and weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"What do you think is wrong with the healthcare system and how do you propose to fix it?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A 14 year old patient came to you and said she was pregnant, wants an abortion, and doesn't want you to tell her parents. What do you do? Tests confirm that she is pregnant, what do you do when she confides in you that the pregnancy resulted from incest from her own father? (ack! what a starting thing to ask me!)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was expecting the abortion question of course..but not the incest part!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read past interview questions on SDN, read up on ethical issues and health care, reviewed submitted app, practiced my answers for possible interview questions, spoke with current EVMS students about their experience so far" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"AWESOME PROGRAM! Demonstration of Clinical Skills Program and use of standarized patients, tour of campus by med student, seeing a human cadaver, Diabetes Research Institutes, HAPPY HAPPY "love med school" students, community feeling of place and people." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"long interview day: tour etc starts at 10am and ends with lunch at 1:00, interviews start at 2pm. Good thing my interview was at 2:45pm! I feel bad for those who had to wait 2-3 hours fir theirs. Big negative for me: out of state tuition/cost is ~$55,000! Also, new school, so not really well known." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"glad THIS SCHOOL was my first medical school interview ever. had a great experience overall. comfortable community friendly atmosphere. Wouldn't mind going EVMS." Report Response

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