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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 you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why EVMS?" Report Response

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

"Describe further [anything from the application, such as activist work, desire to work in international relief, academic problems, etc]" Report Response

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

"ethics: You accidentally and inadvertently chance to see the file of the husband of a family you've known for a long time, but are not his primary provider. The chart shows that he has HIV, and his wife later comes to you for a physical." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"ethical, see below" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why EVMS; hard not to sound too canned, despite a sincere desire to attend." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reading SDN, reviewing my applications, downloading "Ethical and Economic Issues Facing Today's Physicians", talking to med students onsite, rehearsal" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The close knit community of students, the interest of the professors and staff, the Children's Hospital, the demeanor of my interviewers." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The gross anatomy and multi-disciplinary labs are indeed pretty dilapidated, with poor ventilation and dated equipment. It seems like a very small town. The weather, as well; I had hoped it would be colder, but it's probably good it wasn't." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That EVMS has a lot of fascinating research going on, including a potential cure (!) for diabetes (regrowth of pancreatic islets,) and some good stuff on concomitantly improving contraception and preventing disease (ie, HIV) transmission." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Stiff in my suit with thirteen other prospectives, we spent the day being lectures to and led around the school. These are not bad things; the lectures were short and germane, and the tour was student-led and hit all the relevant facilities, including classrooms, labs, lounge/study areas, the Children's Hospital, the skills practice clinic, library, etc, etc. Particularly striking was the very first thing in the day, which was a demonstration of the Standardized Patient program, in which a very brave prospective consented to do a difficult interview of a depressed woman. The admissions interview was at the end of the day, which allows one to queue up a great deal of interesting material about the school before hand. My interlocutors were an older physician doing research in infectious disease, and a second-year med student. The feel was informal, a series of broad questions drawn from my application to allow greater explanation of some of the points therein. The much-vaunted ethical question was interesting, and I worked through to a decent answer, which allowed for several minutes conversation on the rules involved and a bit more digression on the public health issues involved. It lasted 30 minutes, and I think I did well overall. Keep reading this site; it works." Report Response

Tour and Travel

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How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

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How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

5 out of 10

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