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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?

45 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)?

"why evms?" Report Response

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

"how did your experience studying abroad make you a better dr?" Report Response

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

"your the next president....." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"i wasnt caught off guard by any of the questions -- they were all pretty standard and in accordance with the other posters, so i didnt find any of them to be too interesting..." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"youre the next president, what 1 thing would you do with the health care system? i was expecting this question and did prepare for it, but still found it kind of difficult. i couldnt tell if the interviewers thought i was nuts or thought i had a good answer." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read sdn forums and interview feed back, read books on ethics and current health care issues, did mock interview/discussions with family and friends about ethical issues, read the EVMS web site" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the childrens hospital is GORGEOUS. you see it if you interview on a friday, and it was simply amazing. i was also extremly impressed by the students - they were all so supportive and enthusiastic about the school; several stopped my through the day to wish me luck and to talk about the school. and the tour was pretty cool - we went into an anatomy lab and some kids were studying for an exam so we got to see the body. also - its awesome that you get the results in about 3 weeks. lightning fast for this process." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"not much -- just the cost, which while i did know was high, it was hard to stomach the 200k+ in loans i would need to take out as an out of state student. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"it seems like most out of staters are waitlisted - through the day when people found out i wasnt from VA, i kept on hearing "dont be discouraged if you get waitlisted - about 1/3 of every class comes from the waitlist" so im not really expecting an immediate acceptance." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"this was the first interview i had and overall i think it was a pretty good experience. i was most intimidated by the other interviewers [14 of us total] who had gone on 5 or 6 already and kept saying they were glad that this wasnt their first. everyone was very nice, very laid back, and overall seemed very happy to be there. i got to norfolk the day before the interview so walked around a bit and the downtown seemed pretty nice. i keep hearing that it isnt a very safe city, but the small section that i did see looked nice - clean, pretty vibrant, looks like there were pleanty of good bars and restaurants. the interview day was very relaxed and informal [the dean sat in front of us in plaid pants. loved it]. i dont have anything to compaire the facilities to, but they looked fine to me. the strengths of the school lie in the strong relationship with the community, the fact that they do not own a teaching hospital [thus allowing you to have a myrad of clinical experiences], the student body is very cohesive, and the standardized patient program. talk about these. they love it. the interview itself was fine - mostly normal questions that i was expecting, but i wasnt asked why i wanted to be a doctor, which i found kind of odd. overall, a great day though! cant wait to hear!" Report Response

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