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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?

2 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?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"If I talked to your best friend, what would she say is the worst characteristic that you have?" Report Response

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

"What will you do if you are not accepted to medical school this year?" Report Response

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

"Describe your most recent volunteer experience." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think the solution is to the problem with the uninsured? (If there were an easy solution, wouldn't someone have thought of it by now?)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you had a 14 year-old patient who was pregnant and wanted an abortion. You confirmed her pregnancy and she said that she didn't want her parents to know--she just wanted it to all go away--what would you do? (No laws in this hypothetical scenario)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This website, EVMS' website, AMA, current health issues" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Children's Hospital was wonderful. On Fridays, interviewees are shows the Children's hospital, so I wasn't able to see the main hospital. The library is nice and the students are really happy and actually have time to have social lives. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The Physiology lab seemed pretty old and rather small. The school does not require you to purchase a laptop (which may be a plus in your opinion), so everyone does not have access to the same software, and there is not wireless internet at the school. The school is underfunded and students made it clear that that is probably the only problem. Change is hard to make due to the money shortage. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my interview would not be stressful. I don't think that all interviews were as easy going as mine though. There were supposed to be 3 people interviewing me, I don't know what happened, but I was happy about it. Oh yeah, the school is really expensive for out of state students." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day was really organized. We got a really nice demonstration of how the standardized patients are used and how they give feedback. The tour of the hospital was nice and for the tour of the school, there were several groups. The lunch was okay and the financial aid presentation was very helpful." Report Response

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