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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?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"There are millions of uninsured in this country, if you had the power to change things, what would you do?" Report Response

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

"We [the admissions committee] can judge students' aptitude for the "science" of medicine by the courses they take in college. It is more difficult to judge students' aptitude for the "art" of medicine. What is the "art" of medicine and how does one judge a student's aptitude for the "art" of medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a physician? What would you like best/least about being a physician? What are your strengths and weaknesses? How would you cope with the stresses of attending medical school? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Penicillin made a great impact on medicine in the 1940s. What has made a similar impact on medicine since the 1940s?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are the pros and cons of physician-assisted suicide?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reviewed my AMCAS and secondary applications. I also read about current ethical issues in medicine." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Every one seemed quite happy at the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The scheduled tours of the hopsitals were cancelled. Though there was a tour of the ER at the last moment, I was not able to see the Children's Hospital. The lunch was even late. There were only two major lecture halls. There was no gym. The campus was small overall." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I knew that I would have to wait 2 hours before my interview. I was scheduled in the last block of interviews and since the day ran late, I was literally the last one out." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day started at 10AM. First, we had a presentation on standardized patients with two demonstrations. Then, we were supposed to have tours of the hospitals, but those were cancelled. We spent almost an hour just chatting amongst ourselves. We then had student tours of the facilities. We met with the Dean and had the financial aid talk. We were supposed to have lunch with the Dean, but the food never arrived. A last minute tour of the ER was arranged. Afterwards, we ate delivered pizza in a small humid class room. The first interviews were scheduled to start at 2, but we were running late. I had the last interview time. It was the 2 hour wait that stressed me out most, though the interview itself was fine. My day didn't end until 5PM." Report Response

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