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  • Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Lynchburg
Individual Feedback 2 24 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 23
Negatively 0
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
1.29 24

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 24

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.17 24

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 12
35 minutes 1
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 2
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 8

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 24
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 24
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 22
Closed file 2

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.92 24

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

"What is one word to describe you and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What gives life value?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you describe yourself in one word?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one weak point on your application? What have you done to try and fix that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are a physician. A 16 year old girl approaches you and says she is pregnant but does not wish to let her family know as she is not married and they would be very disappointed. She asks you to give her an abortion. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your academic history (poor college grades, post-bac program, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the purpose of homeostasis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is someone who has influenced you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Various questions involving biochemistry, microbiology, organic chemistry, and your understanding of these topics." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me more about this experience you wrote about in your essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you will succeed in a Christian environment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"A family member of an elderly Alzheimer's patient approaches you. They say the patient doesn't remember them or anything about them anymore, and it's getting harder and harder every day to meet with them knowing that. They ask you to assist them in ending it. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Basic Ethical Scenario" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about my response to one of the secondary app questions (what do you think makes an ideal Christian environment), mainly they just wanted me to expand on what I wrote and explain my reasoning. It wasn't a difficult question." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could pick one word to describe yourself, what would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"Where would you apply one of your life lessons to other aspects of your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Faith-based question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your views on the Affordable Care Act?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your study habits like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you interested in osteopathic medicine? Why Liberty U?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you done any volunteer work through your church." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you exemplify our mission?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most interesting question?

"What motivates you to serve others?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What gives life value?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given 7 days to lead a medical outreach program, where would you go?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are walking down the sidewalk. In a freak accident, a car hits a man and his dog. You approach them and see both the dog and the man are bleeding out. Which one do you save and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your knowledge about the ACA, likes and dislikes." More from this Member | Report Response

"What about Osteopathic medicine drew you in versus Allopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What field of medicine would you choose and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Basic ethical scenario" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could travel anywhere in the world for a medical mission, where would you go, and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a Medical School?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a challenge you have had in leadership" More from this Member | Report Response

"What gives life value?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one ethical dilemma physicians see today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe any weaknesses or red flags with your application" More from this Member | Report Response

"The physician assisted suicide ethical scenario." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself in one word. Tell why you chose this word." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hate to give a lame answer, but none were particularly difficult or probing." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should patients not abiding to doctor's commands be held accountable?" More from this Member | Report Response

"For me, the basic science questions as the last time I touched Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry was 3-4 years ago." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interviews, lots of research on current medical ethics and US healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"I just figured out "why DO" and "why LUCOM"" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, practiced with several people" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, had parents and friends ask me different questions about myself and my beliefs as well as ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, prior students, draft answers to questions and practice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read LUCOM's website, drove to school night before interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN forums and practiced reciting my answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN and other common interview questions/scenarios. I also reviewed the school website and re-read my secondary to ensure I know what I wrote. Went over scenarios with my family members before hand to prepare my responses, but ultimately improvised." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over what other people were asked though online forums (mainly SDN). Practiced with family and friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did some internet search on med school interview questions. Had a friend currently in medical school give me a mock interview. Basically just spent a good amount of time thinking about myself and my own motivations and filled out answers to questions but did NOT memorize them - it makes the interview a lot easier if most of your responses are natural and meaningful to yourself!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Drafted responses to common questions to gather my thoughts and then using that as a loose guideline rehearsed my responses aloud." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked at sample questions on Student Doctor Network, did a mock interview with one of my advisors, discussed my answers to several common questions (e.g. why medicine, why DO) with my parents, and made myself familiar with what LUCOM offered by investigating the school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview with family" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practice, googling interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Their commitment to making you feel welcome within the school. They truly harvest a wonderful community of students who want to make a mark on the world. They were also honest in their intentions and made transparent that they are always improving their curriculum to provide the best education for their students." More from this Member | Report Response

"How invested they were in me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff cared about us even though we were only applying, everyone knew our names by the end of the day" More from this Member | Report Response

"The environment, everyone is so friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school just wants to know who you are. Everyone was very nice and they show that even though the school has a Christian foundation, people of all backgrounds are accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything: the people, the buildings, the attitudes, the board scores, the outlook on possible residency matches, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"How open, genuine, and sincere the people and culture is. Beautiful campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of staff, students, low-stress environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff, the facility, the entire process was extremely low stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"The state of the art new building and its facilities. We didn't get to see the patient simulation center, but I imagine it looked just as nice as the anatomy lab and OMM lab. The faculty was very nice and open, and felt genuinely excited and invested in the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview day: Faculty very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their friendly approach to interviewing. It was not intimidating. They just wanted to get to know you as a candidate." More from this Member | Report Response

"The kindness of the students and the faculty. Everyone made a huge effort to calm us all down and help us relax and be comfortable being ourselves." More from this Member | Report Response

"State of the art facilities. The school is brand new w/ tons of windows and natural lighting. It has an amazing patient-sim lab and cadaver lab w/ excellent air filtration - no formaldehyde smell at all. The faculty is welcoming, friendly and warm - there was never a moment where students, administration or other faculty weren't talking to you or asking if you had any questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful, brand-new facilities, friendly and welcoming staff and students, relaxed interviews, great labs (OMM lab, cadaver lab, standardized patient & simulation centers), beautiful scenery." More from this Member | Report Response

"new facilities, spiral based-curriculum(basically revisit topics again in second yr and build on what was learned before), school is in a nice area, faculty all have a ton of experience, rotations seem decent, overall a great school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the staff and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Enthusiasm of staff, students, and professors. Friendliness of everyone. Dedication to excellence and respect of others with different beliefs." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing! They blew all my expectations away!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"NOT. A. THING." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing that really made a difference. They offered prayers however I was never forced to participate and it was just them saying nice words and wishing me well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wish some of the students were more friendly as we were touring" More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hard to say really. My experience was very positive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since it's such a new school, there's no board results from former classes or residency placement data." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, weren't a lot of med students/faculty around(interview was around christmas break) So I wish I would've been able to talk to more people/get an impression of the school while it was in session" More from this Member | Report Response

"The feeling that my religious differences were more tolerated than celebrated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"super small group of students each day, I only had 7 others interviewing with me that day" More from this Member | Report Response

"That SDN is full of crap and to not pay attention to anything negative that can be found on here." More from this Member | Report Response

"How low stress the day would be. My group also only had 4 people in it for the day so expect some attention from the staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I looked more into topics such as health care legislation." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviewers were not out to trick me or corner me into an uncomfortable situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"You will likely be guided in short prayers by either the admissions committee or even your interviewer. You are not forced to say anything aloud, do anything or even participate if you don't want to. All that happens is a LUCOM faculty member says a few positive words on your behalf. I will say - I've read plenty of stories about this on SDN and was worried about feeling uncomfortable but I can assure you it was not a weird experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"It really would be as relaxed as everyone said it was. In the interview, they stressed that since you were already there for an interview, they knew you were academically capable, so they just wanted to get to know you as a person, what is important to you, what your goals are, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed it would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would need to brush up on my old science knowledge." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"They are a wonderful institution committed to truly giving their students the best. Keep up the good work, LUCOM!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great interview experience, the process exceeded my expectations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Super up to date and great facility." More from this Member | Report Response

"They give an estimate for an answer at about 21 days." More from this Member | Report Response

"Amazing school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a wonderful school. Definitely worth seeing yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall great school and great experience! I would be happy going here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great staff and facility." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school has cultivated a warm and welcoming environment. The students were friendly and supportive and they all wished us interviewees good luck as they passed us in the hallways. The faculty was excellent in making common space with us and ensuring that we did not feel like we had to pretend to be anyone but who we are. The interview rooms were perfect, small, and inviting. Interviewees and interviewers sat at the same level at the same desk. It was more conversational than anything else. This school is wonderful!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful school, really enjoyed my time visiting/interviewing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day definitely increased my interest in the school. They are transparent about being an institution with a focus on Christian worldview, but also emphasized that they are welcoming of students from all backgrounds and beliefs. They want to make sure students understand what the school environment will be like so they can decide if it's a place where they will be comfortable/happy. It seems like a great place with a bright future." More from this Member | Report Response

"Liberty is a nice school and it seems they're taking the necessary steps to prepare students to be clinically ready." More from this Member | Report Response

"You should check out the school. It will produce good doctors. However, be aware that the school is "apologetically Christian" and they mean that." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a lot of conflicting feedback regarding this school, its beliefs, and its legitimacy as a medical school. INTERVIEW AT THE SCHOOL, learn what the school is about, and decide for yourself if it is a good fit for you." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 13
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 10
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 24
Neutral 0
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
9.67 24

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 1
Out of state 22

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 1
2-3 hours 4
4-6 hours 5
7+ hours 13

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 11
Automobile 12
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 1
$101-$200 6
$201-$300 2
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 1
$501+ 5

What airport did you use?

Richmond

Lynchburg Regional

Richmond, VA and Raleigh, NC

Lynchburg

Lynchburg Regional Airport

Charlotte

Richmond Intl. Airport

IAD (Going to visit D.C. and other places in Virginia)

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 1
Friends or family 0
Hotel 21
Home 0
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Would you recommend the hotel?

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 24

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.04 24

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.29 24

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.83 24

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.75 24

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.63 24

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep up the 5-star education, LUCOM!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep that personal and transparent touch, it made a huge impact for me" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what you're doing" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are great! Continue to do what you do!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, you're amazing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None! Keep doing what you're doing because it's definitely working!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"." More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, no complaints." More from this Member | Report Response

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