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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"We started talking about my trip down here because I had to apologize for my shoes (which were still lost in transit in my bag - so I wore the sneakers that I traveled in to the interview) and then Why Virginia? (I'm out of state, int'l student) - I was told for in state - Why EVMS? is a staple..and for OOS - Why EVMS and why Virginia?? are gonna be asked for sure" Report Response

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

"AMCAS questions? Why medicine? Fix US health care? Abortion question? " Report Response

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

"Grades/GPA too low, but MCAT fine. Have improved over school career but have I considered other options? What to do if don't get in right away? What other schools have I applied to? What do I want them to tell admissions commitee?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You've been the primary physician for a 15 year old her whole life. You know her family and know her and have known them for a looooong time. Now she says she is pregnant and wants an abortion what to do? Follow up: Suppose you do her pregnancy test and it comes up neg?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None because they prepared you for all the ethics questions. Technically you already prepare since u read this, and then during the day (the interview is in the afternoon) you will be told multiple times what kinds of questions to expect. They have 10 specific questions they must ask you and ~2 are ethical and one is how to improve the US health care system. So basically...that's all - the rest are about you and ur strengths and weaknesses etc." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, AMCAS, Watched news in the morning, University of Washington Bioethics site" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"That the students really enjoyed it there. They do ALOT of community service. We actually got to see the standardized patient program - not just hear about that we could see what exactly they're talking about" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really about the school, but just the city - without a car it could be difficult to get around - but that's about it...although weather is usually good so apparently some students just walk to campus etc." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I should have tried my hardest not to check my bag at the airport..USAirways tends to lose ur I didn't get my stuff back until I went back for my return flight out." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was all in all a great day. Well planned but did give us some free time to check out the school right before interviewing so that was nice. I also got a chance to get to know some of the other interviewees better which I'm starting to believe is one of the high points for me (I love meeting new ppl esp. with similar interests) anyways the people at the school were really kind, very helpful, and really wanted to make ur visit to the school as pleasant and stress free as possible." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?


How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?


Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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