Interview Day: FAQ
What time should I arrive? When will the day be over?
Please view the interview day itinerary. It explains where to be and when to be there. Arrival time is 10 a.m., and the day is over after your personal interview.
Where do I park?
Parking is available at your expense at the central parking lot. The entrance to the central parking lot is located through Wagner Road (see map PDF).
How many applicants will be interviewed?
Approximately 600 – 650 applicants are interviewed each year from September through March.
What kind of interview is it? One-on-one? Panel?
The interview is a panel interview that lasts about 30 to 40 minutes. Ideally, the interview panel consists of a basic scientist, a clinician, and a medical student. One member of the interview panel is a member of the Admissions Committee.
Will I get a chance to interact with students?
There is plenty of opportunity to interact with students on your interview day. Students will take you on a tour of Lewis Hall, the Research and Education Building and accompany you to lunch. Our students are extremely warm and friendly, and most of them will approach you.
After my interview, how long will it be before a decision about my candidacy is made?
Generally, it takes about four weeks after your interview before you are notified of a decision about your candidacy. The earliest an acceptance can be offered (for the General Pool) is October 15th, for EDP (Early Decision Program), no later than October 1st.
How does the waiting list work?
Once placed on the waiting list, you are encouraged to call the Office of Admissions to learn about your placement. Since EVMS has rolling admissions, there is normally a lot of movement on the waiting list.