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  • Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Huntington
Individual Feedback 2 41 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 37
Negatively 2
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.07 41

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.03 37

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.10 31

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 4
35 minutes 4
40 minutes 5
45 minutes 12
50 minutes 1
55 minutes 1
60+ minutes 13

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 31
At a regional location 1
At another location 8

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 40
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 40
Closed file 0

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.73 40

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

"Why medicine and why now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you travelled extensively?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Marshall?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Start from the beginning of your schooling and bring us to today. Tell us about the journey and how you got here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Marshall? How did you get here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the situation in healthcare today? Tell me about a time you overcame an obstacle." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Let's start from the beginning, explain to me how you got to where you were born and raised to the present? Where did your desire to want to understand your culture more come from? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What led you to want to be a doctor? What will you do if you don't get into MUSOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strength and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the research you have done. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the Biochemistry class you took." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you read lately? What do you do for fun? Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you take P Chem ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Like I said, I started talking about myself so here are the questions I answered: Who are you, Describe Yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research. Tell me about the two years after you graduated college. Is there anyhing you'd like me to tell the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you are not accepted to medical schools this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have you read lately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you pick your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a few strengths/weaknesses, 3 things you would like me to tell the admissions committee about you, What type of books do you like to read" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you change your major from Pre-Vet to Pre-Med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What the most recent book that you've read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What event impacted your decision to follow medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the C's on your transcript." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? They also focused on all of the weakness on the application like poor grades or scores and requested to justify that. If you can turn anything negative into positive learning experience they really loved to hear that. Why all the volunteer experiences were important to you? How will you prepare for the boards? How will you handle an emergency situation? How do you work under pressure and stress? You had some time off from undergrad to med school, how do you feel about the challenges that will come the first year in adapting to the stress level?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Asked about my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivated you to change careers at this stage of your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of medicine are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun; what are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

" How did you get from your major to medicine? What concerns you about medical school? How supportive is your spouse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your spare time? What do you like to read? How do you think the obesity epidemic in WV can be addressed? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did the MCAT go and how did you prepare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you changing careers to head into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is/are your favorite class(es)? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most interesting class you took and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a certain section of the MCAT that may not have been as good as it should have been. I did not do as well on the reading section as I would have liked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you only make a A- in Organic chem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for Fun? Do you enjoy Reading? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun? What do you like to read? What periodicals/ journals do you read and why do you like them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to apply to Marshall?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could put anything on a billboard about yourself, both good and bad, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you spent much time traveling and if so, where?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, Why Marshall, Do you plan to practice in a rural area or at least in WV" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun? and what do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to have fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read and what was it about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your most recent book you read? What is your favorite book? Tell me about it. How do you teamplay in sports and in life? What is one quality you think is most important for a physician to have? Describe how your friends would describe you in 3 words? Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What one thing would you like me to say about you to the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why this MCAT score? How did you study for the MCAT? If we asked you to take it again, would you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your volunteer experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun/relaxation? (this one was asked in both interviews) Tell me about your travel experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan to retake the MCAT? What was your biggest obstacle with the MCAT? What has been your biggest academic challenge or obstacle as an undergrad? Where else are you applying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Leadership role? so you play the guitar? What was the last book you read? tell me about it? (all stuff that was on AMCAS)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 3 important character traits of a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you believe is the role of the physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your least favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think we should move toward a federal or private insurance system or a combination of both and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have questions prepared to ask and try to turn negatives into positives when possible without over selling yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important thing you learned in physics ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experience. My first interviewer had the same speciality as what I was doing my research in, so that was pretty easy and fun to explain. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you done any traveling? Any to third world countries?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you like to skydive?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sort of periodicals/newspapers do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you do not get accepted to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteering in India. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family, What do you do for fun" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would keep you in medical school, under all of the stress and as time consuming as it is?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your goals for the next five years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell of a specific experience you had that made you realize how much doctors contribute to society." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were really impressed with honesty and genuine ability vs. dishonesty to impress them in playing the game of getting in." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan on doing over the summer?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A faculty member asked a very interesting question regarding my specific research." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your favorite books to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to read? How did you like the ending of Harry Potter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Through all of your international traveling and volunteer work, what was the most impacting thing that you experienced or observed? How do you compare getting access to healthcare in the local WV community versus abroad internationally? What do you think contributes to this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an experience where something bad happened or you had a struggle, and how did you deal with it or overcome it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What video game do I currently play." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could invite any 6 people (dead or alive, no language barriers), who would you invite?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too interesting, mostly standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what book you have most recently read." More from this Member | Report Response

"See, the way my interview went was I just started talking about myself, they were pretty relaxed and it seemed like they had a list of questions, but I guess I supplied them with enough information i.e. Who I am, Why medicine, Why marshall, What I like to do for fun, What books do I read, " More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you explain why your grades improved as you progressed through college? I remembered this because I didn't think my grades DID improve. I actually thought they got worse, and I told her as such." More from this Member | Report Response

"why didn't I re-take the MCAT." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you are not accepted to medical schools this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had one "do-over", what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were to put something on a billboard which I did not want people to know about me, what would I put?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have you read lately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your background in theatre (I was previously a theatre major) will help you in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you end up at Duke? (my undergrad)" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing interesting really, all pretty standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like endocrinology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of magazines do you read? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the nicest thing that's ever happened to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like me to tell the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are taking anatomy course with me. You work so hard, invest so many hours for preparation. You walk into the exam room and after the test feel that you have done extremely well at the level of A+++. WHen you receive your test you notice you have missed so many q's and have gotten a C+. What would you do? How would you react? " More from this Member | Report Response

"When does the new Lord of the Rings movie come out?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you deal with academic problems that might arise?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why this grade in organic chemistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your life. How do you feel about leadership and following? What's the situation in healthcare today? (all of the above were difficult because of their open-endedness more than anything)" More from this Member | Report Response

"In one sentence, please sum up any points that describe you overall as an applicant or any information about yourself that you think I have not covered. If there was one thing you could do over in your life, what would you do over? " More from this Member | Report Response

"In 4 sentences, why should admissions take you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were really difficult... although the "tell me about yourself" question always takes time." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem with healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think should be done about West Virginia's obesity epidemic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself, always a rough question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why you want to attend this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you've never had a summer job or one outside of the academic setting. Why? I thought this was just a mean question to make me feel like I was a spoiled brat, when during the school year, I worked at least 2 work-study jobs a semester" More from this Member | Report Response

"What periodicals/journals do you read, and why do you like them? What the heck?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your low MCAT score." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of them..they were all questions that anyone who is applying to medical school should have thought about at some point." More from this Member | Report Response

"When given a large amount of work, how would you manage it? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself. That's such an awful question! What should I tell the admissions committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I tell the admissions committee so that they will admit you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions really. Very conversational. One lady did ask: "where do you see yourself in 10 years?". Now the question was not difficult but I guess she expected more for me to say after I had given my full answer, so I was scrambling to say more for a little bit. Hopefully that wasn't too big of a slip. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The admission's committee won't be able to get passed your low MCAT score in, can you explain... Talk about throwing me for a loop! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me three things you would like me to tell the admissions committee." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the nicest thing that ever happened to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where will you be in 5 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to explain the C's on my transcript." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the C's on your transcript." More from this Member | Report Response

"To see if my mind gets diverted from my aim of being a physician they asked, "A health commissoner is a better person than a physician because he is responsible for sanitation." What do you think? Isn't he?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"re-read application, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN, watching YouTube, writing answers to common questions, reviewing basic chem and biology." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just read my application over." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read these comments, reviewed AMCAS primary application, practiced interview with roommate." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor Network, books on US Healthcare system" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website, read application" More from this Member | Report Response

"answered lots of sample questions, SDN, practiced my responses out loud with family and friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock Interview. Answered sample questions well in advance. Practice out loud with myself. Help from family. Read over AMCAS and essays written." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my AMCAS app and personal statement over a few times. Read sample interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friends who had interviewed at Marshall already, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over school stats, looked over this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview with pre-professional adviser and family, read up on current issues,tried to relax, didn't work. I think my nerves showed through and i didn't do as well as i would have liked" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read up on the school from their website." More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, looking over my documents, going through school's website http://musom.marshall.edu/index2.asp?x=1024&y=768 ,and mock interview at my university's career services center. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Students Doctor, deep breathing, anti-perspirant" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoctor.net, spoke to a former student, online research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studentdoctor.net, talked to current Marshall student, studied my application information and tried to anticipate questions that may arise. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN. AMCAS app. Older brother (Georgetown 4th year). personal reflection. mock interview with friend / family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed questions online and practiced with my peers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed applications and Marshall website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed website, AMCAS, research." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN. Mock Interview. Looked at website. Talked to 1st year student. Went over AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my file, information on the school's program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor, Marshall SOM website, review application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Internet sites, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Came up with my own questions Browsed this website Mock Interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, this website, talked to students, and read my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over this website, had my friend do a mock interview for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read Kaplan's Medical School Admissions Guide and browsed StudentDoctor.net." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed the most recent Kaplan & Princeton review 2004 book of interview tips. I studied over 500 various types of interview questions from all categories: Medicine, Philosophy, Spirituality, News, etc. And, I performed mock interviews on people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friends, this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"talked with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were very well prepared and the discussion flowed like a conversation. They also made sure there was plenty of time for my questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"how nice everyone at the school was" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their willingness to work with me and accommodate my work schedule." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice facilities, small class size, seems to be lots of individual attention." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facilities, extremely friendly ADCOM members, professors, and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly students, professors, and administration. Facilities are all completely new. Standardized patients. Opportunities for student research" More from this Member | Report Response

"The integrated curriculum. I love Huntington!!! The school's community-based approach. How Ms. Warren seemed to be really concerned about each of us. The rural and international options." More from this Member | Report Response

"how friendly everyone was, I got the option of receiving either a JCESOM blanket or gym bag" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly everyone was. Cindy and the two interviewers were very helpful in providing information and answering questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of everyone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly and the facilities were beautiful" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff answered any and all questions I had regarding Marshall Medical School and even supplied more information on top of that. I received a folder of information about the school including residency placements of former classes of students. Each of the interviewees were giving a complimentary duffel bag after the interview which was a nice gesture. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The caring and enthusiastic quality of the staff, including committee members I interviewed with, a program director, and the dean." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities seemed nice, they are in the process of adding a new building which looks like it is going to be impressive, everyone was kind and encouraging" More from this Member | Report Response

"NOTHING. It is a weak program who tried to impress us that they were the easist school in the country once you got in. I don't want easy .... I want to learn." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities. Also, the people are so helpful and nice!!! Ms. Warren is extremely sweet, and the general attitude is relaxed. They realize you've worked hard to get to this point! In terms of application process, they (rather Ms. Warren) does everything in a timely fashion, you never feel stranded as most other med schools do. The environment is one that promotes nurturing to students, not torturing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were very warm and friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"good residency matches and high percent getting first choice match." More from this Member | Report Response

"small class size (60 students), attitude and openness of faculty, staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was such a wonderful environment! I felt like I was being welcomed home and not being put on the chopping block!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The personal attention, smiling faces" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ms. Warren is extremely nice. Both interviewers treated me with respect and made me feel like a friend. Ms. Warren made me feel as if she was trying to sell the school to me, not as if she was testing me to get in. Very nice people and cool medical facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and efficiency of the school, in addition the school was very prompt with the whole application process. They even gave me my secondary app before my primary totally went through." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is so darn friendly! Small class size, non-competitive atmostphere. I've come to learn that Huntington is a really awesome town. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is at the hospital, which is really nice. You don't see the actual school though, I made separate arrangements. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere is really really great. Now this may not be for everyone, but since there are only about 50 students the class is very close knit with themselves and their professors. The professors offices are on the same floor or the floor below, so they are easily accessible for help. I like the fact that you can just walk in to a professors office at 9pm uninvited to ask a question or to just chat. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Community within the class." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly and accomodating." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone treated me like I was already a student. As soon as I entered the building, the admissions director began speaking with me. She answered all of my questions about medical school, the town, the extracurricular activities, etc. After the interviews, she took me on a tour and explained to me how things would work and where things take place within the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly, non-competitive environment, small class sizes, committed to growth and development of the students, and willingness to evaluate the student as a whole rather than just looking at the numbers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Both of the interviewers seemed genuinely interested in me as an applicant. Also, both wanted to know how best to represent me in front of the committee." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were modern, the staff was incredibly friendly, and it seemed like the faculty had a genuine interest in teaching students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Assistant Dean of Admissions is incredibly friendly and made me feel immediately comfortable. She also gave me a bit of background information about my interviewers before I met them, which I really appreciated. The atmosphere in the admissions office feels almost casual, and the interviews felt more like conversations than a Q&A session." More from this Member | Report Response

"The connection, the quality of people, the warmth, caring, compassion, and ability to adjust to your personality and make you feel comfortable throughout the interview. IT was like a homely conversation with one of my interviers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the tour was a little disorganized" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wish I could have seen more of the campus in an actual 'tour'." More from this Member | Report Response

"McDonald's right across the street.." More from this Member | Report Response

"The parking ticket (eventually waived after I had to travel to the Parking/Transportation Office)" More from this Member | Report Response

"That we didn't meet any students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not get a full tour of the school and the neighboring buildings. I was just given the description; it would have been nice to be given an official tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, but I manage to take a wrong turn looking for the admissions office." More from this Member | Report Response

"no tour was given as a part of the interview day, however, the school does seem to be a little more spread out than some which would probably make it difficult to have a fairly informative tour. also, even though i got a 24 on the MCAT, i could tell one interviewer thought that it would be a problem when she presented to the admissions committee. I'm sorry, if someone as a 3.94 overall gpa and a 3.89 science gpa,can the MCAT maybe not be taken as seriously, should i really have been wait listed" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have liked to have talked to a few med students at the school. The place where the interview takes place isn't the same place where the first and second year med students are at. Also, a tour of the rest of the campus would have been nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview wasn't in the school hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"Huntington is a VERY small city. There are no suburbs (from what I could tell) Just tiny city, then farm land. It also seemed a bit run-down." More from this Member | Report Response

"wish they had proper tours post-interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had no negative impressions. However, I do wish a tour of the facilities had been included." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, it was a good experience overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. " More from this Member | Report Response

"this not necessarily negative, but more of a "heads-up". Huntington is small. They still have practically every store or amenity that you could possibly need as a medical student but if you are looking for a town like chicago, or new york, this is not it. But then again, how much free time will you have anyway?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My second interviewer gave the impression she would rather be somewhere else. Asked cliche questions and was unable to answer my questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking is nearly impossible! Arrive early and use the free valet service!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Although, I dont always wear my ROSE COLORED GLASSES, I always try to be optimistic and look at the Glass being HALF FULL." More from this Member | Report Response

"Other applicants!" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To be more relaxed. I had difficulty responding effectively during the very first part of the interview; this was due to my own nervousness." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not get to tour the hospital or classrooms; did so independently at a later date. Cabell Huntington was extremely busy and I even got preoccupied during the interview watching people come in. (interview was at 8AM)" More from this Member | Report Response

"To get there super early--because the first interview started at 8:30--no preliminary anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"that neither of my interviewers were going to be MDS (one was a business consultant, the other was the director of the center for rural health)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid-back the interview would be. I was freaking out beforehand, but the friendly atmosphere was encapsulating; then I felt comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Which elevators to take." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student facilities were separate from the admissions office, and by the time I got out of my interview and drove over to check it out, most of the building was closed." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school was increasing their enrollment by about 6% and were going to have a minimum of 20 out-of-state students" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not very impressed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing... hindsight is 20/20. okay fine, don't be nervous, the staff is so sweet and relaxed!! :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I was just happy to get an interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"relaxed attitudes of the interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have snuck a bottle of water in my bag for a quick drink between interviews. Two solid hours of talking can really give you dry mouth." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were low-key, very conversational. Nothing to get too uptight about, I could've relaxed more!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The 1st and 2nd year students take classes at a different location than the interview location. Wish I had time to arrange a tour of both facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothin'. It was a pretty standard interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"first two years are graded. no tour, got to go on your own time. Interview at hospital, not at school." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is no university hospital..which actually makes the school more unique." More from this Member | Report Response

"Of the two interviewers it appeared one was a primary interviewer who will represent you to the admissions committee and the second interviewer to ensure the accuracy of your answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"The actual classes are held at another location (Veteran's Hospital)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had more questions prepared for the interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish that I had prepared questions for my interviewers, because both of them expected me to ask just as many of them as they did of me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There were 25 people on the committee including the two interviewers. They all sit down and represent your personality as a whole to the committee and then they all take a vote on whether to accept or hold the applicant." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If you have the privilege to interview here, it might be your best interview experience of the cycle." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very genial interview, with very pleasant interviewers. I actually enjoyed it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Marshall University is an outstanding, closely knit community and is an excellent choice for a student who prefers a homey atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"No frills interview--no tour unless you asked for it (that was of the second year's facility); no breakfast, drinks, snack, or lunch. The admissions office seems to be a one-woman shop, but she does a great job--very friendly and helpful. Just from the admissions process it seems like a very family-like school. Take the extra time to orient yourself to Huntington. It's a wonderful town and a lot of the facilities of the University and the Medical school are new. Everyone seems happy to help-- you just have to let them know it's something you'd like to know about." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't freak out. It's more like a conversation. Have fun and be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I enjoyed my experience thoroughly. Everyone is very friendly and the interviews were relaxed. The school is amazing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers knew my file pretty well beforehand so asked specific questions regarding my activities and experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I got to meet a really great group of people and had some good conversations with my interviewers. It was pretty laid back and comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"the day was fairly standard, no tour, however, Cyndi Warren was very nice and encouraged students to not be so nervous. you come in and talk with Ms. Warren, have your two interviews, and then they show you the door. the day could have been a little better, a little more informative" More from this Member | Report Response

"I hope I get in elsewhere, because I would only go here is it was my only choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed the experience, like I mentioned before, they are very relaxed and genuinely helpful people. They aren't out there to get you and be tough on you, they realize that if you've gotten to this point, you've gone through all of that. They make a lot of jokes. I remember the my second interviewer had told someone that they haven't accepted any of his interviewees in seven years. He was describing the face on that interviewee, and we were just sitting there being grateful we weren't the ones he said that too! He was teasing though, but no one is hardcore ''WHAT are you DOING here???'' " More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interview with the student was informative, but I felt they weren't trying to get to know me, so much as sell the school to me. The second interview was brutal, the woman just kept scanning my file and finding things to ask me." More from this Member | Report Response

"It seemed to go alright...I wasn't nervous since I had already accepted a seat at another school and wasn't expecting to get any more interviews. When I arrived I spoke with the admissions director for a few minutes, then we watched a brief video and then my first interviewer came to get me. 20-30 minute interview, then went back to the admissions office, then to second interview, then brief tour of the hospital. The whole time spent there was only about 2 hours, and much less thorough than any of my other interviews. It was mostly time for me to ask questions...they didn't have any presentations or too much prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"overall good, hoped for a tour, interviewers were easy to talk to" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a wonderful interview experience and I'm really hoping to be accepted at Marshall. It seemed like such a nurturing environment and like the perfect place for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent. I drove a long way and it wasnt that long; but I enjoyed it and felt very little stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process was very laid back and the interviewers showed a genuine interest in showing me in a positive light to the admissions committee. I was treated very well from the moment I arrived until the moment I left. The staff was very polite and didn't just leave you sitting around while you waited to be interviewed." More from this Member | Report Response

"I went in and met with the asst. dean of admissions for a few minutes, and then was taken to my first interview. I was super nervous, but it tended to be more conversational rather than confrontational. Then I waited for my 2nd interview, which was much more relaxed than the first. Dunno if it was me or the interviewer or both, but I felt that one was even more relaxed than the first. Then we went on a short tour of the hospital. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviews were more conversational - rather than the three question style. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I thought the interview experience was very good. The school is really nice, and I like that since the class size is so small, the students get more attention from faculty. I had 2 interviews which both ran about 45-50 minutes. Cindy Warren, the assistant-dean ( i think) is the biggest sweet heart. She makes you feel sooo comfortable. It was definetly different from my other experiences because of how nice and personal everyone is. I even went in the night before to check out the class and anatomy lab and met about 10 students, which is 1/5 of the class. They were are all really friendly too." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good. The second interviewer seemed unsure of my file..saying everything was great but one MCAT score. I think I convinced her otherwise by the end, but the first interviewer had no concerns and was very down-to-earth." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly. My primary interviewer was very well prepared. He was knowledgable of my application and able to conduct the interview in a conversation format as opposed to question and answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"I feel that the interviews went well!! When I first left the school, I felt that the questions that I was asked were not the ones that I had prepared for. They were less formal and more about me as an individual!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviews were informal. The first one lasted 45 minutes because we were just freely talking. The second one didn't last as long, but it was still informal. In both cases, it didn't feel like I was being grilled, and I left feeling good about it. I didn't have "Oh, why did I say that" moments." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers were very pleasant and seemed to be on my side so that they could present my case to the rest of the Admissions Board. In general, they concentrated on my weaknesses and the questions that they believed the Board would raise. Other then that, they just wanted to get to know me and the reasons I wanted to be a doctor. It is very important that you bring up your weaknesses if they do not come up during the interview, b/c someone on the Board will bring it up and come to their own conclusions." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were two interviews, which each lasted about 15-20 minutes. Both of the interviewers were extremely well prepared; it seems as if they knew my entire file by heart. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great! Very low-key, friendly atmosphere. I liked how one of my interviewers took time to tell me a lot about the social aspect of the school and of the town of Huntington." More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interview was slightly difficult because I had a really hard time answering "Who are you?" However, by the time I met my second interviewer, I felt at ease and the conversation was seamless." More from this Member | Report Response

"A beneficial experience that will always enhance my pathway to mediicne." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 4
Faculty member 4
Admissions staff 21
Other 3

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 18
Neutral 2
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 30

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 17
Out of state 12

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 7
2-3 hours 9
4-6 hours 10
7+ hours 3

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 3
Automobile 27
Train or subway 1
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 12
$101-$200 9
$201-$300 0
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 0
$501+ 1

What airport did you use?

CRW

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 1
Friends or family 5
Hotel 12
Home 4
Other 0

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.47 30

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.29 31

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.53 30

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.86 14

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.93 14

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.92 13

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep being awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is no better admissions office in the country..." More from this Member | Report Response

"a little orientation before the interview would be nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome experience. Water provided. School info in folder and MUSOM blanket given to each applicant" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid-back interview process. The admissions office staff are very friendly and very easy to cha" More from this Member | Report Response

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