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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?

9 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)?

"What do you think about national health care in the US? (stemmed from previous discussion about lack of healthcare in developing countries where I've had a lot of experience)" Report Response

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

"Tell us about yourself. (always tough... not sure how much detail to give in open file interviews)" Report Response

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

"What did you know about EVMS before today? Branched into a discussion on what I like about EVMS / what did I know EVMS for before the interview." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The ethical question. It was not a question about ethics as much as knowing the options that a physician has for difficult situations. The particular situation was based on a minor with Hodgkins whose parents refused life-saving treatment for him and decided to hop on a plane for alternative, not-proven therapies. What would I do? (best to be familiar with these cases - looked into it after I got home and it's more common than not. Physicians can involve the courts when they believe parents are endangering the health of a child)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do I think about national healthcare? I was prepared to discuss the "fixes" to the current healthcare system, but had not prepared my position on universal healthcare in the U.S. Think i did fine with a combination of public and private sector system but wish that I had prepared on this." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN (went through ALL of the questions); EVMS website; U of Washington bioethics; pros-cons websites on ethical issues (Guttenmacher site is good to recap laws and restrictions on such gray areas, but know that it leans left)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Standardized patients were practically developed by EVMS. It's a huge part of the program and seeing the patient teaching assistants in action was impressive. I truly believe that EVMS will provide strong patient-doctor skills even within the 1st year of the program." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not negative, necessarily, but the M1 students who gave the tour looked stressed and lacking sleep." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"SDN prepared me well. The info I didn't know such as standardized patient emphasis, I gained before the interviews." Report Response

What are your general comments?

No 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Tazewell Hotel - it's great, cost $79 with EVMS rate

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?

7 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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