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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 you think you did?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"as above" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The interviewer (County Health Commish, btw) says: "I'm a genie in a bottle and I grant you one of three wishes - end to childhood cancer, end to scourages of adolesence and middle age, or an end to later life issues - which do you choose, and why?" " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain a small, relatively remote detail from my personal statement. Good question, just tough because it caught me off guard." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"EVMS website, SDN, and available text info. Of note was my utter deficit of preparation. They WILL ask you a question on why EVMS, they will ask about contemporary healthcare issue, they will ask about your AMCAS and PS and they will ask you an ethical question. Know this." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I had no idea about the depth and sincerity of the school's ties to the surrounding communities and to the standardized patient programs." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of the behaviors exhibited by school staff could almost be construed as unprofessional - I know that they are just really friendly and real comfortable with each other, but it was very much a different scence from other interview sites." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Standardized patients are a major source of pride for the program, and seems to be a major asset for students. Also, there is no one dedicated teaching hospital - they use community hospitals that enjoy teaching students. *** IF you apply out of state, they will not adjust your tuition after one year (or ever), and they will not let you redo you FASFA form, so if you work and your parents work, you're screwed. For me, it is budgeted as MSI: 54K, MSII: 54K, MSIII: 59K, MSIV: 56K. I didn't expect $200K price tag." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The entry before mine was accurate (we interviewed on the same day, obviously). Start with an explanation of the day from an adcomm assistant, followed by neat little get-together with the standardized patient (SP) director. We got to "interview" an SP...the SP could even cry on cue. Then tour of Children's Hosptial, then tour of library, then lunch - which is interspersed with the Director of Admissions (unconventional guy, maybe unprofessional?, but made good points) and financial aid staff. THEN - finally - interviews. Two people tag-teamed me, could be just one or as many as three." Report Response

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