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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?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"Why did you apply to schools in the states?" Report Response

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

"Ethical question regarding the morning after pill." Report Response

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

"Tell us how you came about to decide to become a doctor, the long version." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are the pros and cons of the Canadian Health System?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Questions regarding the Canadian Health system but from the pharmaceutical drug side." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, past interviews, reviewed information regarding both health care system, my application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students and the staff! They truly seem to love their school. AND EVMS's standardized patient program really impressed me. They allowed us to experience what a session with a standardized patient would be liked. The school's obvious emphasis on the patients really impressed me." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not so much a negative, but they could have been a bit more technologically improved. The students mentioned that they recently had begun to audio record the lectures and that certain parts of the school had access to the network wirelessly. However, the schools obvious emphasis on patient care and improving the relationship b/w doctor and patient off-set any possible negative impression. The school takes great pride in the Patient-focus approach, which won me over." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wished that I knew that Norfolk had such a suburban feel. I'm not a huge City girl, so this was a pleasant surprise. I wish that I had known that a student could be on the Admissions Committee, but I don't think it would have made a difference to my visit." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a very positive experience at EVMS. The school was very friendly and the students were super supportive. I really enjoyed our chance to work with a standardized patient, it allowed me to see that I was already somewhat prepared for building relationships and trust with future patients from the training I received from my past volunteer work. The day was structured nicely. The student tour, the information session with the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid staff were all very informative and easy to approach. Overall my experience in Norfolk and EVMS was wonderful. I think I could have done better on my interview, but I was honest and hopefully they saw that and appreciated that as that is all I could hope for. I'm crossing my fingers that I may gain admissions at this school as it has bought me over." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Radisson Hotel Norfolk

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?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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