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  • University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Pikeville
Individual Feedback 4 95 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 77
Negatively 6
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.63 92

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.47 68

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
6.87 62

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 1
15 minutes 5
20 minutes 8
25 minutes 9
30 minutes 27
35 minutes 12
40 minutes 11
45 minutes 9
50 minutes 4
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 7

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 91
At a regional location 0
At another location 1

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 51
In a group 41

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 92
Closed file 0

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.10 93

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

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

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

"How are your time management skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about a very specific research paper I submitted for a class" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine and more specifically why Osteopathic Medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why KYCOM and Osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about my job in the military." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to KYCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain what you did to raise your MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What type of research are you involved with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? Why D.O.? Why Pikeville?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you go to PCOM-GA (I already go there as a biomed.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pikeville" More from this Member | Report Response

"What led you to be a doctor, Why DO? Why Pikeville?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why here? What experience do you have in medicine or with an osteopath or with OMT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your path to get here. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why DO? Did you apply to allopathic schools? Why or why not? Do you think your MCAT performance reflects how you will do on boards?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle the stress of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"General questions one would expect. Nothing out of the ordinary. " More from this Member | Report Response

"a basic physics quesiton" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to handle the stresses of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ordinary questions all the way through" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine? PCSOM? Osteopathic medicine? what was your favorite class, least favorite class, and toughest class? Where are you from?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did you pull your MCAT score up so much? (10 point increase)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The question about family illness." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked many, many questions. I will include the three most difficult. Name one event you are most proud of." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us something that you've been doing since you submitted your secondary application." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Question from above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your Chemistry GPA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your 23 on the MCAT. How did you prepare for the exam....or words to that effect." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"i was asked an ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your low physical science score compared to your other two scores on the MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your MCAT scores" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get interested in DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The basics. Why Doc, why DO, why Pikeville?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, why do you want to be a doctor, why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Pikeville/where else have I applied?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO, why pikeville?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathic Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"talk about yourself " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain your physical sciences score on the MCAT." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteo.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathic Medicine? Pikeville College?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Why are you interested in medicine, why osteopathy, and why Pikeville?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become an osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you, tell us about yourself in your own words. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you ever be interested in Psychiatry? (dad is one)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like to add to your file? Why do you want to be an Osteopath?, What are your strengths and weaknesses?, " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you? Why medicine/DO, why here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a certain grade" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to come to Pikeville?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How will you handle the stress of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are your outside hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself and your desire to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you end up at your present undergraduate school? It seems far away?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What is your support system like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest success and biggest failure in the classroom" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"You're from a large city - why Pikeville?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked what hobbies I have...and then followed up with if I like to workout" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the most challenging aspect of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I was asked about specific science classes I got a C in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience shadowing DO's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"DO vs MD" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you study best?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Personal strength and weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your MCAT jump up in 1 month?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most difficult class? What was your favorite class? Why? How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you apply to any MD schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO and why Pikeville" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the hardest course would be for you the first year? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Pikeville? Are you interested or open to primary care in under-served or rural areas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivated or inspired you to go into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers had read your file before.. and asked questions about it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what about my C in organic 1" More from this Member | Report Response

"Expalin a grade" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your undergrad experience at a certain school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Did my uncle (who is an MD) try to push me away from becoming a DO and toward an MD." More from this Member | Report Response

"The question about what to do after failing block exams." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one event if you could take back or do over would. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked a lot of questions about the grad program I've been doing." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you do research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me to explain a C+ in a science course" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you drop pre-calc?" More from this Member | Report Response

"i was asked about a C+ in an advanced chem course..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a grade in Organic Chemistry. The professor said he wanted to see how I responded to this question because he was a chemistry major in college." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, DO, pikeville?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What other schools did you apply to, including allopathic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare the feilds of practice of your father and grandfather and what you think of both of them. (My dad is an anesthesiologist and grandfather is in internal medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't do well on your first set of tests, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pikeville" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question...if two ambulances come into the ER, one with the town druggie an the other with "joe banker" who contributes to the community, etc. Both need to be on a respirator, but there is only one...who gets it? The other person will die." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where have you applied?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How prepared you are to enter med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your grades" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other questions about the diversity of classes on my transcript." More from this Member | Report Response

"What ways do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why do you want to be an osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What did you think of WVSOM? Marshall University?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why DO vs. MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a conflict and how you resolved it., Talk about a leadership position., " More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical Question" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you explain the importance of cardiovascular exercise to a lay person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you handle medical school and raising a child/marriage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you failed your first exam, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How will you manage your time?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you feel about your MCAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you made a 60 on your first test?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What impact has your father had on your decision to become a physician (he's an MD)?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did your undergraduate institution prepare for for graduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why KYCOM" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experience do you have with osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about my bad grades in ochem and anatomy...then they followed up with a long talk about how I study and organize my notes" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Question about the timeline of my non-traditional route." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have an elderly patient who has a broken leg. You are warned by the nurses that the patient is upset and in a bad mood in the office. How do you approach the patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are your hobbies outside of school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle confrontation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you go to NY for Undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to finish out your senior year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you have a great GPA and loads of science courses, tell me about the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the typical day is like of a medical student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else did you apply? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why Pikeville? Are you sure that you want to do this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you familiar with manipulative therapy and it's applications?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why osteopathy, i didn't apply for allopathy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please describe the typical day of an osteopathic medical student." More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical question about the test mentioned earlier." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Lets talk about your grades in organic chemistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"The sexual harassment question (see above). " More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you? (more than what my app says)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I deal with stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the maximum number of hours you took in one semester while in college? 4. What happened in your Organic class? (The first semester I had a lower grade.) " More from this Member | Report Response

"my mcat was above 29, i was aske how i prep'd..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics Question." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you study" More from this Member | Report Response

"You come from a very large and urban undergrad school. Why do you want to come here and how do you know you will be comfortable someplace so different?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't even think of another question, it really was alot of conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths, your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your Academic record?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to go to school here in eastern kentucky?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think a typical day would be like for a medical student" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions relating to my personal statement and personal experiences that I have had." More from this Member | Report Response

"questions about my background and experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you receive borderline grades, including one failing score, after a block of exams, how will you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for us?(the interviewers)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why Pikeville?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Medical school is not easy. How will you cope with the stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Could you explain the grades you earned in these specific courses?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Pikeville College - School of Osteopathic Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What skills do you have that would make you successful in med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Summerize the article you were given to read. This was a piece of cake. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you can handle the stress of med school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your lower than average MCAT score." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you support yourself during school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you chose Pikeville?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Are you going to study on the weekends?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What class do you think you will have trouble with in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the worst class you took in undergrad (not necessarily grade wise)? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A few medical ethics questions, as the interviewer was the medical ethics prof. (passive euthanasia, stem cell research, and abortion)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you balance family life and training?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

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

"None. Most were the generic questions that would think about being asked at a DO interview - why medicine, why DO, why KYCOM, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Questions about my family." More from this Member | Report Response

"What specifically about the osteopathic method do you find most important and how would you apply it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something relating to own personal background." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the biggest problem in the region is?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is your MCAT so low?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most interesting thing that you want us to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of guitar do you play?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the questions were expected...so I wouldn't call any questions quote...interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were the basic requisite questions of course, but after that, the rest of the interview was very conversational, so nothing really out of the ordinary. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your path to get here." More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivated or inspired you to go into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever vistited the folk art center in your town?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical questions about cheating and student behavior and trust." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you play a musical instrument?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response

"what does your wife do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked how I would respond to failing all of my first block exams. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you pull you MCAT score up so much?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lets say you are accepted into our program. You take your first blocks and you fail every single exam... what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were out partying with the class and saw a male student sexually harassing a female student, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What change happened in my life that I did so much better in grad school than undergrad? What was funny about this was that they asked the same question when I interviewed at LECOM. They looked at me funny when I laughed at the question, then I had to explain why I was laughing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked to describe a hypothetical ethical situation related to my work in the developing world." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I was to have a poor grade in a class what would I do to raise the grade up? They told me my answer was the best they had ever heard." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"there wasnt really one" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you have two patients coming in via ambulances that both needed respirators, but you only have one respirator in the hospital what would you do? Background on the patients was given, one was a 70 year old banker and pillar of the community, and the other was a 30 year old drug addict." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they were as unenthusiastic as a job interview at McDonalds" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathic Medicine. Tell us about the DO you shadowed." More from this Member | Report Response

"just asked about grades" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are two patients (a banker and a drug addict) present that are in need of a ventilator, but there is only one available. Which person do you treat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how will marriage effect your med school performance.." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think your past educational experience as a chiropractic student will help you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Favorite undergrad class and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think a doctor has to be smart?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn in each of the healthcare departments you worked and volunteered in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare the feilds of practice of your father and grandfather and what you think of both of them. (My dad is an anesthesiologist and grandfather is in internal medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since you've graduated college to prepare yourself for the work load?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what can we tell you about Pikeville? (I honestly was not asked one question, they basically told me I was in)" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel you would rank with other students in your class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"This interview was more conversation-like as opposed to them firing questions at me." More from this Member | Report Response

"How could I prove to them that I could make it through med-school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you enjoy rockclimbing? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really interesting...mostly conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about the foreign language that I chose to take and had to explain why I took it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite aspect of physiology (which was my major)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If the parents are aware that their 16 y/o girl is pregnant and decide for an abortion, in contrast to what the girl wants, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do your parents feel about you going to an osteopathic school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too crazy. Just the basic why DO and why Pikeville?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how does a pulse oximeter work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you did not pass the first test you were given here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have known and treated patient X for a long time. He has breathing problems and he has expressed to you that he does not want to be kept alive artificially. He is brought into the hospital and is accompanied by his two daughters. He will not survive without the use of a breathing machine. His daughters say they know of their fathers wishes, but will sue if you do not put him on the machine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Suppose a 16 year old girl is a patient of yours, she comes to you and discovers that she is pregant. She asks you not to tell her parents. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your life experiences led you to become an osteopathic physician? And why osteopathy instead of allopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since I am from such a small town that has almost no doctors, how did I get interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me about my ACLU experience, and in a way that showed they were really interested and not looking to have me defend a non-medical internship." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no interesting questions! They used the same exact questions as the ones I had previously read on this site. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Let's say you 10 years down the road and your practice partner comes in late and smells of alcohol. He tells you he was celebrating a little too much last night. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't recall much interesting about the entire conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two patients need a heart transplant. One is 80 and the other is 18. Who should receive the transplant? Then the interviewer added that the 18 was an alcoholic and drug abuser. Who should receive the transplant under those conditions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What course do you think will be the most difficult for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethical question: If a fellow student has stolen your next physiology exam and asks if you want to look over it, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethical question: If a wealthy man who is 75 years old and gives lots of money to the community is in need of a liver transplant at the same time that a younger man in his 30's who is an alcoholic needs one who do you give it to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you obtain your scuba diving certification?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about your undergrad institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My ethics question: What if a 16 year old girl came to you pregnant and she begged you not to tell her mom. What would you do? After answering that she is old enough to handle the situation on her own, the interviewer changed it to a 13 year old girl. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting. It was all the common questions that one comes to expect during a medical school interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I spoke german fluently, as they view medicine as learning a new language." More from this Member | Report Response

"Let's suppose that you end up getting marginal grades (C's and B's) during your first semester. Given that you want to balance school with family life, how will you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How did you improve your MCAT score so much?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you perform well in class X or Y? Elaborate." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about a specific class I had taken about 6 years prior" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Every question was straightforward and used to try to understand me as a person." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle the workload of medical school now that you've been out of school for a year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were straight forward." More from this Member | Report Response

"DO vs MD. this question tripped me up some" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to measure up since you spent the first two years of undergrad at a community college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I honestly can't say any questions were "difficult."" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. All straightforward questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, it was like a conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing that worries you the most about medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question...they asked me what I would do if I had a fellow student come to me and tell me she was having an abortion....they wanted to know what I would tell her" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was really nothing difficult. This was by far the most conversational interview I've attended. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle the stress of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathic Medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of equal difficulty. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing out of my reach." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethical question." More from this Member | Report Response

"If your buddy had a test and said you could copy it. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to explain some of my past academic discretions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Seeing as to how close you are with your family... what would you do if your mother or sister became ill and needed you to come back home to take care of them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the name of your anatomy professor from 1992? (I'm a nontraditional student. No, I couldn't remember.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked an ethical question. They short version of the question is: you're short on supplies and you need to choose between a junkie and a pillar of society which will get to use your one and only resparator?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was not a question that was too difficult to answer. I spoke from my heart." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why my undergraduate gpa was so low." More from this Member | Report Response

"None...If you know exactly why you want to be a D.O., and why you want to go to Pikeville, none of the questions are difficult. However, if PCSOM is your ''fallback'' school, or you don't really know why you're choosing osteopathic medicine, they will read right through you- and you probably won't get in." More from this Member | Report Response

"You see a student at a restaurant getting intoxicated. The situtation gets out of hadn and the student harrasses numerous patrons of the restaurant and is kicked out. The next day you are taking an exam and one of the students friends say he is sick. what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Sane" More from this Member | Report Response

"that was it..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has prepared u for medical school and how will you apply this prepartion in med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are accepted to this medical school, what would your daily schedule be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Say you get accepted here and you have to pay the $1000 deposit within 30 days. What happens if on day 29, you get an interview at XXX school, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was really difficult, no ethical questions, no questions about my grades or MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethical question, how I would handle a sexual harassment situation" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"tell us about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you do get in and you are really excited about going to school at pcsom and fail your first test, how would you react?" More from this Member | Report Response

"...the ethical question, not that I didn't expect it, but since there is no right answer, they just want to see you squirm a little." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class in undergrad and why? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel will be your biggest obstacle in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The above question, only because I did not expect it" More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions were difficult to answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why an extremely underserved community? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a typical day a medical school for you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"one of your classmates steals a test, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, we just talked. They let me lead the interview in any direction." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked how much time I planned to spend studying, when I answered I was told that it would not be enough and I was quoted a number 2 larger than my response" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Just be honest." More from this Member | Report Response

"none, they were all relative and should be expected in an interview. Very casual but precise. " More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions, really. They were very interested in making the interview conversational so that they could really get to know me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was difficult, it was absolutely a conversation. They really wanted me to aske them alot of questions though-and I hadn't prepared as many as I should have." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything you would like to tell us to add to your file? I basically just sent in my application, so I felt like I touched on everything I wanted them to know. When I was asked this question, I felt like I had to come up with things. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Same--it was the ethical question--not what I expected, but not too bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you could be successful since you are an older student and have been out of school for so long?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell us about yourself." It was difficult because I was not prepared for such a broad topic. I was nervous and so rambled a bit, which made it difficult. However, the question loosened me up for the remainder of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question... "A child comes to you needing a blood transfusion or he dies, but his parents are Jehovah's witness and it is against their religion to accept blood transfusions. What do you do?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions were really difficult. All conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"The same as the most interesting question. There is no right answer to an ethical question, and they know that, but they just want to see how you feel and react to those types of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"See most interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain an average day of medical school. Elaborate on the amount of time you thing you will spend in class and in studies. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe the most difficult challange of your life - i.e. relationships, school, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. Overall it was laid back and conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Let's suppose that you end up getting marginal grades (C's and B's) during your first semester. Given that you want to balance school with family life, how will you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"researched the school's website, practiced interview questions from SDN, read over application and secondary questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application and secondary application thoroughly; they expect you to know what you said." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my AACOMAS, secondary essays, SDN, KYCOM website" More from this Member | Report Response

"reading this forum, doing a mock interview at my university" More from this Member | Report Response

"I practiced interview questions from this website with colleagues" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked over the KYCOM website, and read multiple books about interviewing at medical schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepared answers to commonly asked questions, read interview feedback on SDN, read over my primary and secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN interview feedback, reread my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"student doctor network review the application and history of osteopathic medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really. Be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"their website, the interview feedback here" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read app, wrote out answers to general questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Spoke with the DO I work for, read SDN, read JAOA, took a deep breath." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Mock interviews with my wife, and talked to myself in a mirror...crazy I know but it works" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, personal statement and secondary essay. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Research online, practice interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application and read SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed application essays, read the interview feedback on SDN, ate a reasonable breakfast, drank some coffee, went for a brisk walk, and took deep breaths." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, my AACOMAS app, went over questions with my wife." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student doctor network, reviewed AACOMAS application, secondary essay, and personal statement as well as talked with current students at PCSOM" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN. Read over my app. " More from this Member | Report Response

"repeated my formula from previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interviews, talking with others that had already interviewed" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talking to other DO's" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I read reviews of other's PCSOM interview experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview book, prayer, mock interview, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, read primary and secondary essays, talked to myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"I made myself as familiar with the school as possible, and simply tried to relax. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, looked up possible interview questions,etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked on here, talked to other classmates who had interviewed and current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked over AACOMAS app, practice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SNMA mock interview, I had taken a two hour prep-course" More from this Member | Report Response

"I talked to current students at PCSOM, & physicians at my current job. Also, I read SDN, & I read up on Osteopathy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over the PCSOM website and viewbook, SDN interview feedback, kaplan material, read over AACOMAS app and my secondary for Pikeville" More from this Member | Report Response

"The night before, I read through the PCSOM booklet. That's pretty much it. They really stress to be yourself, and they make the experience as comfortable as possible (given the fact that it IS, after all, a med school interview)." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews, previous interviews, read school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talking with current students, reviewing school specific materials, and looking over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to a Resident who attending PCSOM" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the school's website (which was useless) and the other post on this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed web site, which is by far out of date!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, studentdoctor.net, and read my AACOMAS many times. " More from this Member | Report Response

"previewed info of pikeville, community, and school from internet" More from this Member | Report Response

"I prepared for the interview by researching the school through their website and current catalog. Student Doctor Network was very helpful and gave me insight. Also, I underwent a mock interview from a local MD who sits on an interviewing panel at a state MD school." More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, talking with current med students, reviewing my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"since it was not my first, i only read my application, sdn, and the school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read materials they sent, read Kaplan interview book" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback here, read over my application, thought over answers the most common questions asked in interviews. Oh yeah, I also bought a new suit, but I don't really think that's what the question is asking for :>)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did a mock interview with a friend, received some great advice from a couple docs, reviewed common interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"PCSOM website" More from this Member | Report Response

"just was myself. I have been on interviews befor and was just done with preparing...and pikeville was a top choice for me" More from this Member | Report Response

"read this website and visit the class website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, PCSOM website, speaking with physicians that I know." More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, the pikeville website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over interview feedback from SDN, checked out their web-site, and conducted e-mail interviews with current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn interview feedbacks" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, reviewed my application, researched current issues in medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed my applications, this site, school's web site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studentdoctor.net; their catalog and webpage; friends that are physicians" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over applications, personal statements, school facts, osteopathic facts." More from this Member | Report Response

"This site and the PCSOM web site." More from this Member | Report Response

"used this site, it was a great help" More from this Member | Report Response

"This web site, read the school web page." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor.net, read the school info sent with the secondary application. Spoke with current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I have interviewed many, many times for med school in the past." More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, and the school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the posts on this site and practiced with friends and family." More from this Member | Report Response

"I prepared by looking at these questions and practicing interview questions with family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at this site, and thought about my answers to the questions. You don't need to do Anything else!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Here, previous interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read school information. Reviewed possible questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read SDN, reviewed the school brochure and read books about Osteopathic Medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, college website, practice potential interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, reviewed my application and read all about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review application, Pikeville website, mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Web-site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading interview feedback, medical ethics websites, and my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read the school's website, internet searchs for commonly asked questions during medical school interviews. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I read SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application and read about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read application." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students and faculty were so welcoming and kind. The students were so open to answering all of our questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire staff was friendly and welcoming. The two interviewers that I had were very friendly and laid back. Also, the Coal Building is a state of the art facility; it's virtually brand new." More from this Member | Report Response

"the M1 students we talked to" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students did a great job of making the interviewees feel comfortable and informing them as best as they could." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was extremely conversational, they didnt even take notes during the interview. They spent a lot of time telling me about the school and about Pikeville" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school tour was amazing (state of the art facility), the dean came and spoke with us and he delivered an exceptional message, the professors who interviewed me were extremely knowledgeable, and even the group of students I interviewed with were extremely intelligent and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The community feeling I sensed during the interview. Everyone was friendly and there to support each other rather than being in a competitive environment full of gunners. This isn't to say you wont be pushed to succeed, but rather everyone is working to succeed together. They have some extremely well-respected faculty, and the Dean is at the top of the AOA." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly the staff was! The students all clearly love being there and the program fosters and productive learning environment. The facilities are also new." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone I encountered was very friendly, and the students were helpful with answering any questions I had. The interview focused on who I was as a person and there was no mention of grades/MCAT." More from this Member | Report Response

"staff, students, friendliness" More from this Member | Report Response

"The med students were nice and very helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of everyone involved with PCSOM. The construction site to their new medical school facility." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty members are very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"How warm the students and faculty were. The school is nice and the technology is coming around." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness. Smaller classes, better teacher student ratio " More from this Member | Report Response

"The "family" environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"How amazingly friendly and close everyone was. To say they're merely friendly would be an understatement. Students, faculty, and administration were phenomenal. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked the student atmosphere and the faculty seemed willing to help" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very warm atmosphere. Students seemed to interact very comfortably with faculty. This seemed like a very family friendly place, which is important to me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SUCH a close, family atmosphere! They REALLY DO care about their students. They have designed their program to provide a solid education--especially geared towards rural, primary/family medicine. Very cool place." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area surrounding the school has many nice views. Most of the people I met were very friendly. My interviewers seemed to be interested in more than grades and MCAT. They told stories and conversed with each other as much as they did with me. I heard that some professors went to school every day (including weekends), and that they held extra study sessions to help some students out." More from this Member | Report Response

"warm welcome of students and faculty, the family atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students were really really friendly and helpful, the whole process was laid back and I recieved an interview shortly after my materials were into the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews were very conversational, which was refreshing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing," More from this Member | Report Response

"students" More from this Member | Report Response

"I love how everyone was so friendly and helpful. I also loved the location of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is highly underrated. The quality of the students and faculty are some of the best that I saw during my interviews. It seemed like the students were a cohesive group and worked together to succeed. I was impressed by the goals of the school for the future and the high bond that the students had with the administration. Each student I met seemed to be highly goal oriented and intellegent as well as personable. This school also has turned out some of the best primary care doctors on the east coast. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness and dedication of the faculty. My interviewers were great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Video presentation of the school at the beginning of the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"this school is remarkable. The school really makes you feel like you are part of a family. My wife was included in a lot of things that were done during the interview. The students were very helpful and answered my questions. They showed me the anatomy lab and went beyond what they should have. My interviewers were very engaging and It seemed like this would be my best fit school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was not what I expected. It felt more conversational than I had thought it would. I honestly didn't want to leave the room, I enjoyed speaking with the interviewers so much. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very relaxed, all conversational and the interviewers couldn't have been more accomodating." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How friendly everyone seems to be there. I liked the anatomy lab, very clean and well ventilated, plenty of room to move around. The faculty seem interested in the students being successful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the students and the friendliness toward my husband. It was a beautiful day the day I interviewed. The hospital in town is freaking amazing! It looked like some imperial station in Star Wars or something" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly the professors & students were. The school had everything a medical student would need to get a good education." More from this Member | Report Response

"How warm and welcoming the faculty were and how much the students loved Pikeville." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students, the faculty, the atmosphere...and the incentives (laptop, books, instruments, etc. are included in tuition)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The way they take care of their students, the free laptop, free textbooks, them paying for your boards and a review class" More from this Member | Report Response

"The family feel of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to be too critical, but not much overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"To be honest and frank, I wasn't impressed at all. But, I have to give props to the Student Ambassadors and the Student Support Group for their combined enthusiam. The faculity seemed bland and barely focused." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"How interested and attentive everyone was and the wonderful atmosphere of the school. There is no reason to worry or be stressed about this interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYONE was HAPPY..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere of the students as well as the faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"the student emphasis and the commitement of the faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"the cost of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tight-knit family atmosphere which included students, profs, and admin." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Students and the Faculty were awesome!!! The students love the school and get along really well and the faculty are there for students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student involvement, several students gave up their Sat. morning to come talk with us." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were all very nice and accomodating, they had a very "family" style approach at their school which I liked." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school facilities, students, faculty, continental breakfest, down to earth and very professional..no airs or suppositions.." More from this Member | Report Response

"how new everything looked at the campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very enthusiastic and helpful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really felt as if they were trying to sell the school to me as opposed to the other way around, everyone was remarkably friendly. My interview was on a Sat. and the dean called me with my acceptance on Mon." More from this Member | Report Response

"Small School, friendly students" More from this Member | Report Response

"the students and faculty were very candid about their school, and they projected a very positive environment to get a solid education " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice faculty and staff members." More from this Member | Report Response

"Many of the students currently attending Pikeville were present for the interview day. They were extremely nice and genuine and settled my fears of living in Pikeville and the actual interview process." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is determined to produce world class doctors. They provide books, supplies and a laptop in the tuition costs. Everyone there is very friendly and supportive. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The overall demeanor of the faculty, including the ones that interviewed me, and the students. Great place to study w/o many distractions. The mountains are great for biking, hiking, camping, etc. etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty was very mannered and the students were as well. It was very laid back as promised, but they still maintained a professional environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculties down to earth attitude. We were all greeted by the Dean in the morning and he and the rest of the faculty were very nice. The dean even said to call him if you don't get in and he will help you to improve your application. How awesome is that? Also, the school is very big on OMM which is important because that is what distinguishes DO from the rest of healthcare professionals." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pikeville is beautiful, and conducive to study " More from this Member | Report Response

"It is a nice school that just got a lot of money to become even nicer. One million to update 1st year class-room and OPP lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"Focus of the faculty and school as a whole on the success of the student." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were exceptionally friendly. The staff and professors were very helpful and they did their best to make the interviewees as comfortable as possible. The dress code also impressed me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The level of professionalism with the students and interviewing faculty. Pikeville takes great pride in their school, faculty and students. Team work was obvious and they wanted to know if you were a team player. Also, I was notified by the dean within three days of my acceptance, so that was a nice Christmas gift in advance!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that the facilities were so nice, and that the whole class seems to work close together like one big family." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought the town was quaint. I thought the faculty was amazing. They made me feel so at home. I felt that they really wanted me to be interviewing them as much as they were interviewing me. It felt like a very supportive environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was suprised there was so much to do in Erie. Also, at lunch one of the students commented on how local hospitals/doctors respect and prefer the LECOM students (most likely because of the "professional rules" of the school). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, students were nice, tuition (which includes laptop (top of the line Dell), books, supplies, etc.) There is lots of subsidized housing available (more is being built as we speak)--$10-70 a month (WOW!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were enthusiastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, faculty and students. Everything was great and the students were happy.....a very good indicator of how good the school is. The students were also very helpful with answering questions (some very silly questions) and giving us pointers." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was very nice and the town is quaint and cute." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very nice. They were professors there. They really made me feel welcome." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty seemed like they were ready to help students in any way. Also, they pay for all of your books and other supplies you may need." More from this Member | Report Response

"The availability and concern of the faculty members. Also, the students were extremely nice and really excited to be there. The builings and classrooms are brand new and have state-of-the-art technology. Also, all of your books are paid for by the school as well as a brand new laptop computer and OP&P table." More from this Member | Report Response

"The family atmosphere. They are interviewing you to see if you will fit into the family." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people. Some of the friendliest people I have ever met. The students were also very nice. Seemed to be going into medicine for the right reasons. Also, you know very soon whether you got in or not. (3 days for me)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students. While you wait for your interview, a handful of current med students sit around and talk with you. They were all very excited to be there and very helpful. I could ask them questions that I didn’t feel comfortable asking the faculty and they were excited to get to know me" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not too much" More from this Member | Report Response

"The cohesiveness of the classes (only 60 in each), and each Professor had an interest in each and ever one of their students. ALso, this seems to be as non-competative as you can get for a med school. And the anatomy labs and classrooms are all great, as the school is only a few years old. " More from this Member | Report Response

"New facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

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

"Nothing impressed me negatively, but many people are turned off by the idea of living in a small town like Pikeville." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers seemed slightly biased because of the open file situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"we didnt get to see the cadaver lab, I wish we had" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was difficult to find the building interviews were taking place. I wish they would have had a staff member in the main lobby floor to help direct interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would like to see this school become more competitive. They can still fulfill their mission while trying to boost their stats." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is confusing. I would suggest a map be sent out outlining where to park and how to get to the specific room the interviewees were supposed to meet." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"old facilities (upgrading in 2012)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The two doctors that interviewed me kept interrupting me and dwelling on the negative stuff in my file without allowing me to have time to explain myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"The current medical school building is shared with undergraduates." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. it was a good school" More from this Member | Report Response

"campus is lacking size of facility compared to other schools, but they are in the process of building new facilities, but will not be done for another couple years." More from this Member | Report Response

"It wasn't negative for me, but the school is small and in a small town. I like the small class size, and with a small town, you have nothing to do but study. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How small the town was and how isolated it is. But we're here for school, not for mall time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pikeville is beyond rural" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would like to have gotten more information about the curriculum, clinical rotations, and cost of attendance. Facilities aren't as new and shiny as some other places, though there seems to be a solid focus on giving the student all the resources they need to succeed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The projector wasn't working too well. I had already seen the pre-interview video online. Some of the information in the video is exaggerated. The students helping with the application process were first years with limited knowledge about the school. The tour of the campus was incomplete." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities aren't really that up to date and the town is small." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities are outdated and dilapidated, the students are robots, one tired to be honest but was shut down, the staff where friendly, but the instructors seems to think they were better then the applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"the website is uninformative (needs revision)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Confusion finding the exact location of the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"The awful green, unripe bananas that were part of the provided continental breakfast." More from this Member | Report Response

"the town is not so great. Dont eat at ''jerry's'' " More from this Member | Report Response

"I can honestly say I had no negative experiences. I can see that parking might be a problem, but what academic institution doesn't experience that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I had a very good experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are limited" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The people in the town are REALLY slow. I think we sat in the drive through at the McD's for a half hour (fast food my a$$). The campus is on the side of a mountain. The school colors are orange and black. As a Steelers fan I don't know if I can go to a school with Bengal's colors." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pikeville has only one small coffee shop which might close! (There is a Bob Evans as a back-up)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The size of PCSOM's OMT room was. This room had a bunch of training tables scruntched into a small room. I have seen a better OMT room than theirs." More from this Member | Report Response

"The powerpoint presentation at the beginning of the day was a little dramatic, kind of boring. Other than that, nothing. But don't come here if you don't want to spend 4 years in a very rural area. " More from this Member | Report Response

"well the school is in pikeville. enough said" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilites, lack of charisma in the faculity" More from this Member | Report Response

"The anantomy lab didn't have good air circulation and was crowded, even with no students in there." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, it was everything I could have hoped for. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was happy, I'm not pessimistic, but it was almost like stepfordwives...." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really...over all i was very impressed with everything about this school " More from this Member | Report Response

"getting stared at by many people in wal-mart...i guess because I'm black. Also, the mandatory class attendance did not go too well with me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, they are still working on facility renovations (first year lecture hall) but everything should be really nice for next years entering class." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great experience, really cannot complain!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is so small, the medical school operates in the same building as the undergrad biology classes... Understanding that the school is very new, it was kind of surprising still..." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really. the initial presentation is a slide show, that is not very polished. It appeared to be along the stream of the general attitude of the school, do you want to be a physician that cares about people, are capable to meet the rigors of med school, but are not looking to be seen as 'special' just for the simple reason you will be a doctor..." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything was great" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, the school was just smaller than I expected, but convenient." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lack of things to do in Pikeville." More from this Member | Report Response

"The town! Made up of lawyers- minning town" More from this Member | Report Response

"the cadaver lab wasnt the most ventilated in the world. Not that it really matters that much when you are elbow deep in a dissection. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The video shown at the beginning of the interview day" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and location of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The city of Pikeville is small, but the mountains are gorgeous." More from this Member | Report Response

"One bar, no coffee shops." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location is a little different than I had pictured; not rolling green hills, but mountains all around. Lots of rock and not so much grass, at first I felt like it was a colony on the moon, but after a short drive everything you need is there. Also, the facilities are not as nice and new as i might have pictured, but i feel like the teachers and small class size makes up for that, and they are putting on a 1 million dollar expansion soon." More from this Member | Report Response

"not a thing" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not feel comfortable in the interview. Each of my answers were treated as if they were wrong, and each answer was "one up-ed". I was asked if I had experience working long shifts, like 24 hour shifts. When I said I had limited experience, she replied that it would be more than limited experience, it would be constant experience. I got the feeling that she was trying to scare me. I currently live in Chicago, and to start the interview I was told that I do not pronounce the name of the city correctly. I left the interview with the feeling that the interviewers were pesimistic about my answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, Pikeville is a great little town in a beautiful part of the state, and will allow students to devote all their time to a medical education. I love the outdoors and all they offer, so it will be a great area for me and my family. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I had a great visit!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt no connection with any of the students giving the tour. There were three of them, all were married. They could only answer questions about couple's lives in Pikeville and weren't really certain that there were many younger people coming straight from undergrad, as I'm doing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility was just alright. The anatomy lab was smaller than others I have seen, and very dark. Also, the interview itself gave me a negative impression because the interviewers just asked me questions off a sheet of paper. I really didn't feel like they were trying to get to know me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Taking the backroads to get their (I took the less optimal path). The doctor upstairs in the motel wouldn't stop banging around on the floor all night (and most of the next day)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were discouraging and basically told me during the interview that I would not be accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that I read that other students felt the interviews were very laid back and informal and that everyone was so friendly, but when I got there, it was the opposite." More from this Member | Report Response

"Between the construction and the train, it was far too noisy, however, they said that they only do construction during the weekends and breaks." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pikeville is a small town, and the areas you are able to do rotations in are small towns also, and it is very limited on where you are able to do your rotations." More from this Member | Report Response

"The town is very small and far from everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"OP&P lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were sort of small, but I believe they will always be adding on to what they have. Keep in mind this is a new school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The drivers - it seems that nobody is in a hurry to get anywhere in that town! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Hardly any parking for students, but they are building a parking garage. Housing can be a problem. Not separated from undergraduates." More from this Member | Report Response

"the town. (6500 people) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dress code. town" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, very straight forward" More from this Member | Report Response

"Exactly how small the town was. Town of ~6000 people" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I should make it into Pikeville before its dark because the Mountain Parkway road can become difficult to navigate during the night." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to wear a dress skirt. I am 5'3" and the chairs in the main presentation room are quite high off the floor and that made it difficult to sit properly. You are also divided up into groups and given information about the faculty members interviewing you which helped put me at ease." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview day was shorter than I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"How wonderful the staff are. I almost wrote off this school because of the location and I'm glad I gave it a chance. I can honestly say the interview was informative and fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was no reason to be stressed out at all..the interviewers just want to get to know you on a more personal level." More from this Member | Report Response

"the size of pikeville" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they were going to completely tear me apart in the interview and that they wanted my MCAT to be 2 points higher." More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather forcast." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"that I would like it so much." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who I was interviewing with, and what they were like (ie. laid-back, stern, approachable, intimidating, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where to park, it wasn't fun walking up the white steps in a suit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing...I really felt prepared" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the whole campus is built into the side of a mountain. You could easily drive past the school because it's about 200 feet above the road. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers want to get to know the applicants, and want the applicants to get to know them. It also would have been nice to know more about the area and its history before my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"that I had already got accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was going to be so laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"That many of the applicants families were with them at the interview day. I would have brought mine! " More from this Member | Report Response

"all the above" More from this Member | Report Response

"The town is VERY small and there in NO night life." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was going to be more like a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"You can call ahead of time and find out who your interviewers will be, which will enable you to do background information on them in order to ask questions if necessary after your interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would love the school as much as I did" More from this Member | Report Response

"That this is truly a chance to show off. I really feel like the interview allowed my voice to ammend for some trangressions on paper. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How truly relaxed the interview would be. It was actually enjoyable and I feel like they wanted to learn about me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of ordinary. It was what I expected or better. " More from this Member | Report Response

"ummm....They hadn't received my recent letters of recommendation, they had been using my letters from when I applied 2 years ago. Meanwhile, I had asked admissions there to tell me what letters they had received twice a few weeks before my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I was well prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much I would come to enjoy this school. I would not have applied anywhere else, saving me lots of money." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dress code" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pathology program is second rate and Behavioral Science instruction is non-existant." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of good hotels and the high drug and use of cigaretts by people in town. And, one of the wives told us that the Dean smoked all the time right in his office. The facilities looked old and run down. The rent in town for apartments tends to be extremely high. Not too many single family homes are available either. The area has a high crime rate per population." More from this Member | Report Response

"maybe two or three faculty had any worth, there pathology program was a muck, as I heard, and there is no true behavioral science course as the web site implied...there where many facts presented on the website, but no of it was true, it seemed I was lied to through the interview about what they had to offer. It seemed the only perk was thier chief was president of the aoa.." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Days Inn in town is not the place to stay. Look for any other hotel in town. " More from this Member | Report Response

"parking locations, remote location, lack of eateries that remained open beyond 5pm M-F, practically all the staff and admin were military, run the school like its the military, and have know one another for decades...they folks stick together..." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers...u can call a couple days ahead of time and they will release that info so u can do some research on those people. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the rest areas and gas stations are least an hour apart on the drive in and out." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had high expectations and everything lived up to them" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was fortunate to know a first year student, she gave me great advice and having her there really helped things to go smoothly. There were no suprises I can think of." More from this Member | Report Response

"all texts, laptop(wireless), white coat, medical testing equip, memberships for student medical associations, comlex cost and full comlex review (kaplan) are included in price tag, which is one of the lowest. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing in particular. I had a decent idea of what it would be like " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I wish that I had known how easy-going everyone is at Pikeville. The interview was not stressful, and I did not need to be nervous going into it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Thought I was well prepared after reading their materials thoroughly, including questions ready to fire back at them." More from this Member | Report Response

"The downtown district is very hard to navigate. It is all one way on the streets with no parking. Best to park at the school or library and walk. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a lot of talk about Pikeville being in the middle of nowhere but there is a JC Penney's, Lowes, Wal Mart, many restaurants hotels and so on." More from this Member | Report Response

"the town is larger than you think. It has an Applebee's and a J C Penney..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The surrounding area around Pikeville is more developed than I imagined. The school is not in the middle of nowhere. There are many national food chains and stores. This is not the most secluded school I have visisted. I was also suprised that although Pikeville has approx. 7000 residents, the county has closer to 100,000." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are many outdoor activities within driving distance of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I visited the school on my own earlier in the year and have researched the school and town over the past three years. I wanted to go to Pikeville from day one, and that is where I'm going." More from this Member | Report Response

"If i had called the school I think they would have sent a shuttle from the school to get me at the hotel." More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't recommend staying at the RAMADA" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would be so nice up there (in many ways). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I was somewhat prepared, but not totally, for the lack of outside people in this place." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was not as relaxed as many previous interviewees had said it was." More from this Member | Report Response

"They pay for all of your books." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tuition is pretty high because it is a private school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The mountains were going to be so beautiful and attractive" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was so laid back. I was stressed all week for no reason. Within one minute of the interview, I was totally calm. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the process for interview there was going to be so short." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty really really want you to stay in region after you finish school. They built the school there because they need doctors in that area, and really emphasized how they want you to stay. (of course you don't sign a contract or anything stating you will, but i think if they could , they would :) also, the shockingly low-stress level involved. The interviewers were the nicest , and most easy-going poeple that i have met. It was my first interview, and they made it completely painless. Go into it relaxed...nothing to worry about. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was very impressed with KYCOM all around. Despite some of the bad comments you may see in the forums on this website, the school is great, faculty is great, and the city of Pikeville is great. Can't wait to start." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, great interview day" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the medical school students were very kind, along with the faculty. The interview was very causal and random. Interviewers did seem to have prepared questions to ask, they winged it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be yourself! This was the most laid back interview I had all season. Read about your faculty members and see if you can pull something out to connect with them about. The school, students, and faculty were amazing and extremely helpful and knowledgeable." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would recommend KYCOM to improve their website. It is hard to find information on it. They need to include more stats on the student population (types of students they accept ie. what region/state, activities that students matriculating participate in, the number of acceptances per interviews, number of students that participate in research etc) . The website is a chance to promote the school, and I don't think it does a good job selling KYCOM." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't write off pikeville if you're looking for a good education." More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed the overall experience and was impressed with the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"accepted!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, it felt like a set-up. I don't even know why they offered me an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great program! The future of PCSOM is very exciting!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers asked me what other medical schools did I apply. Then, they tried to sell me about their program. I consider this is a very good sign. At end of the interview, I was asked if I get accepted at Pikeville would I have any concerns. I was also asked if I get accepted at Pikeville and some other medical schools, where would I choose to go and why. Hug each other and strong hand shakes after the interview. If Pikeville is you top school, then you probably will get in. If it is your fall back school, then the chances are probably slim." More from this Member | Report Response

"I cant put in a lot of interveiw questions since the interviewers were more intent on selling me the school. I consider this a good sign." More from this Member | Report Response

"They really stress rural osteopathic medicines, but more serving the underprivileged. The best credential candidate does not mean success. They really stress Kentucky and Appalachian residents" More from this Member | Report Response

"They just want to put a face with the name. Don't stress. If they weren't interested in you, then you wouldn't have been given an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"This interview experience was quite different from the others I've been to. They're really mission focused which to me is a good thing. Clinical training seems to be moving in a positive direction with the addition of standardized patients and planned expansion of clinical training facilities. They like to throw around the word family here, but it didn't seem like they were blowing smoke. I really got that familial vibe from students and faculty. " More from this Member | Report Response

"While PCSOM is located out in the country, they have fast food places, a few restaurants (Mexican and Chinese), Staples, Walmart, Lowe's, K-Mart, JCPenney's, a new local hospital, a YMCA, a movie theater, etc. Lexington is only about 2.5 hours away by car and the students go there on long weekends to unwind. The people are friendly. If you are from a big city, you may find Pikeville to be small, but if you are from any 'normal' community 30 minutes from a city of any decent size, you will be fine. You're there to study anyways, not party!" More from this Member | Report Response

"PCSOM, by far, has the most open and welcoming medical-school faculty I have met." More from this Member | Report Response

"I am glad that I got accepted here because this is where that I wanted to go." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very easy going.. it was nice to get to spend time with the current students, and ask questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"go to another school, this school seems to be the dump of all the osteopathic schools I've visited. " More from this Member | Report Response

"un-organized and not well prepaired " More from this Member | Report Response

"LOVE IT ALL!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was a great interview. I wish I could have stayed longer and talked to more people. It seemed like they had quite a few graduates that have gone into high level residency programs in the past." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great, I got accepted!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I greatly enjoyed my interview. The two faculty members that I spoke with were very friendly. The actual interview was 100% stress-free. It felt like a nice conversation with two professors, not an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview day starts with an introduction by the dean and then a short powerpoint about the school. Then the students kind of sit around with you and talk to you about the school and answer questions about the school. You are pulled individually out of the main room for the interview. After the interview, they take you on a tour. My experience was great and I hope to get accepted there because I will attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pleasant, comfortable, and warm. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great." More from this Member | Report Response

"PCSOM is a wonderful school. The faculty really want to make you the best doctor that you can possibly be. It takes more than grades to get in, they look deeper." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers try to make you at ease, which I find admirable, because they don't have to. I really liked the sense of community there. Everyone so friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very pleasant. Pikeville is not a town for everyone. I asked a few students what they don't like about the school and over and over the response had something to do with the town, not the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed my time in Pikeville. Everyone was so nice and seemed to really love the school. If you're from Kentucky, Pikeville really isn't that small of a town. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I was impressed & I thank PCSOM for accepting me into their medical school. I found out in 3 days! I was surprised I did not get an ethical question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great. Impressive. I can't wait to start this fall. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The day began with the dean getting up and anoucing many of us would not be accepted. He was followed by a power point about the school. Then as we waited for our turn with our interviewers students hung out and spoke with us. My interviewers, were very professional, the interview was laid back, open file and actually enjoyable. I was surised about how short the day was. I remember driving home and being like I drove 4 hours round trip for a 1.5 hour interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"My overall experience was very good. There are many things about PCSOM that are very appealing, such as the small class size, the open door policy of the staff (current students have home phone numbers of many of the staff!), and the commitment of the school to serving the people of Appalachia." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't recommend it to my undergraduate classmates, it wasn't worth my time driving down there from Louisville." More from this Member | Report Response

"Could have spent my money on another interview location. My last choice of all DO schools. Someone said the Dean of the school is now the AOA president, but how does that help me as a potential student. So then who is really running the place? What does the school really have to offer?? Seemed like a bunch of smoke and mirrors and no substanance to the program at PCSOM." More from this Member | Report Response

"they tried to say they support the local community and osteopathy, but when I checked into it, they do what amounts to almost absolutely nothing for the community, except suck money from it..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day started with an introduction with the Dean. I was then taken to a small conference room for the interview. It was very conversational, and not confrontational at all. The interviewers probably talked more than I did. They even told me they knew a good church for me to attend while in school. They seemed to care for the students a great deal. The entire experience was perfect. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what i found from faculty/students/staff, the school is held to military standars afar as dress code and attendence goes. it was mentioned that folks can get by missing class if they are passing, but most profs will send emails and send for you, even for one absence.....i heard of students who have family difficulty or are hard pressed are usulally pushed out insted of being helped or offered to take a leave of absence...what i heard make me refuse my offer to attend....I'm at another school....If you are military or if you can't shake your procrastinatin' this is the school that will shake it out of ya' good luck" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I would rate my interview experience at PCSOM as being very positive. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt like the interview was more like a conversation therefore i was able to share more about myself without being so nervous" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview experience was very nice. Got there and met some students while eating breakfast. Heard a presentation, did an interview, and took a tour. I really have nothing negative to say about the school. I just didn't not like the idea of mandatory class attendance, but that is just me. You get so much for so little money at that school. You can tell that the teachers really care that everyone does well in their classes. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a really relaxed atmosphere, and all of the current students were a great help in calming nerves before the interview. It was VERY friendly and they really seemed to love going to school there. I think I was only asked a few questions the whole interview. Mostly the interviewers spent time trying to sell the school to me and comparing it to the other schools I applied to. If you come from a larger more urban school make sure you can defend why you want to go to a smaller rural school, and why you think you would do well in that setting. I interviewed on a Sat. morning and was called the following Monday afternoon by the dean to let me know I was accepted =)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Like everyone else said, very laid back and conversational. I think I ended up asking more questions than I was asked. It was a 2 on 1 interview with two faculty and one interviewee but it was really stress free." More from this Member | Report Response

"It lasted longer then I though it would, however it was a great experience. The most stressful part was the waiting before the intrview. I felt prepared and that I really was myself. I think I left with them having a good idea of the kind of person I am, and I felt more familiar with the school and program." More from this Member | Report Response

"They stressed their goal of educating well-rounded physicians... They said that they were looking more for character than just grades... The whole experience was extremely laid-back and I knew I was in before I even left the building" More from this Member | Report Response

"low stress, conversational, the interviewers take your lead. How you respond to them is how they treat you..." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great" More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed with Dr. Betz and Fitzovich. They asked me to give some info about myself (since I've graduated college, I had to tell a little about the work I'm doing now). They asked about the DO that referred me (he's on the clinical faculty at PCSOM). There was a question about my MCAT score, my trip to Haiti, and the ethical question." More from this Member | Report Response

"I've been on 4 interviews and this was the first were I felt as if I was a commodity. All of the professors/staff seemed to be very genuine and willing to go out of their way to help students. During the interview they told me that I could call them at 2am during exam week w/any questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was only asked 2 questions: "Why do you want to be a D.O" and "Why do you want to come to Pikeville"... I was caught off-guard by how laid back it was... basically after I answered those questions, they were just selling the school to me.. At the end, the interviewers all but told me that I was in... probably the best interview experience I've ever had" More from this Member | Report Response

"They kept asking me how prepared I was to enter med school and my academic history." More from this Member | Report Response

"In the morning you meet in a room with current med students and then you get called for your interview. The interview is with 2 faculty and lasts from 1/2 an hour to more than that. Afterwards you take a tour and then you are free to go by noon or so. The day starts at 7:45 am. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't stress out about your Pikeville interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read this website before attending my interview, but nothing could have prepared the city of Pikeville. I am coming from a relatively large city and moving to Pikeville will be quite a change. While I was very hesitant about the location going into the interview, all of my fears were calmed by talking to current students. Pikeville seams to be the ideal place to study medicine. The facilities are limited and small, but adequate. Overall, it was a great experience and you should not be worried going into it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall was a great experience. Extremely friendly atmosphere with southern hospitality. Right off the bat, both professors explained to me how "laid-back" this meeting will be. They wanted to know in words what my profile couldn't do on paper. The interview went a LOT longer than anticipated (80 minutes), but the discussion was open and courteous with much to learn. Not at one point did they look down or become impatient. One should really consider researching more into this place. Lastly, thought it was very kind for the Dean to contact my family only 2 days later to let me know I was accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great interview and great overall experience. Highly recommend looking into PCSOM. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty and students very friendly and although students were honest that there was not an awesome social seen in Pikeville they all like the school, and believe they are getting a better education by having attended PCSOM." More from this Member | Report Response

"nice, but I'm glad I used deoderant!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was really easy going. We watched a video and then had interviews. They said they would call us Monday if we got in (interview on a Sat.) and they were true to their word. I got a call Monday afternoon. The school is nice and well kept, the medical students I talked seemed happy and without any real gripes agnist the school or town. The town itself is small but has a lot to offer. All and all it seems like the perfect place to study medicine without distraction." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I was pleased with the experience. The students were very open and very helpful. They are truely proud of the school and are ready and willing to lead the school to national notoriety. The faculty was very friendly also, they made themselves available to speak to students on tour, and were familiar with all of the students giving the tour on a first name basis. They are not kidding about the call in 3 days, I got one in 2." More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed the interview. It was the most pleasant experience that I have been part of. I found out 3 days later that I was accepted. The administration is very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"very enjoyable, the interaction with the faculty and students was above par. The interview was informative and they seem to like that I had prepared some detailed questions in advance and that I was aware of the overall program, history of osteopathic medicine and philosophies of Dr. A.T. Still." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great interview experience. The facilities were great, the students and staff were really nice, and I found out in only 3 days that I had been accepted!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview experience canceled out any negatives. The interviewers were attentive and communicative. They wanted to know all about my file but asked nothing about grades or MCATS. They wanted to sell themselves as much as I wanted to sell myself as an applicant." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure you dress nicely. The school is big on students acting/dressing like professionals. As I said before, just look over the questions on this site and there is nothing to worry about. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The town is pretty, quaint, but not too small (like Lewisburg). The staff and professors seem very nice and willing to accomodate. The students are very friendly. I had a good interview (one of the interviewers was Dr. Murphy--whom I had heard about-which was wrong). I found out today that I got accepted, and I will definitely take them up on their offer." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a terrible experience and I left with a feeling of relief that it was over and that I would not have to go to this school for 4 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a relaxed environment and everyone was very helpful. Any interview will include a little nervous jitters, but once I got past that I felt no stress. The interviewers smiled and were very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day began with the Dean telling everyone that many of us would not be accepted (I felt this was inappropriate). The day was unorganized and there were not as many interviewers present as they had expected, so many interviewers had to give more interviews than they would have liked. The two people who interviewed me did not smile once and one of them did not look me in the eye at any point. I felt I had to defend myself from the moment they began my interview. They began it with a question like, " So, you aren't good in chemistry, are you?" This after reading other interview feedbacks saying how relaxed it was, caught me off guard. I would have to say, do not believe everything you read (referring to previous interview experiences)...Pikeville IS a great school, but the interview is a little more stressful than I had anticipated." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was very conversational, and low stress. There were no ethical questions (which I had prepared for), and nothing from left field. They wanted me to convince them that I was capable of handling the rigors of med school." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was an overall good experience. The interview itself was very relaxed and was also the longest one I had sat in on. The overall day was short, they told you what you needed to know, and let you go." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great experience at Pikeville! The faculty is all very nice and willing to help you succeed. The school is relatively new with state-of-the-art technology and new classrooms. The town is very friendly and everyone seems so willing to help you out. Because there are not many distractions in Pikeville, it seems like a great place to study medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day started with a nice buffet of b'fast foods, juices, and coffees. the dean spoke for about five min. and then gave a presentation on power-point. The interviews began and the tour followed. Pray you don't interview with Dr. Murphy. I heard he was tough!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Appalachians are very underserved. If you want to go into medicine to work with people that have very little medical care, this is the place to go. It may take some time to get used to the town (small), but the students I met seemed well adjusted. This is the perfect place to study medicine, because there are very few distractions." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very laid back interview. The interviewers tried their best to keep it very casual and stress free. The facilities there are all brand new and they have state of the art technology. I was much more impressed with this school after visiting it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was an experience that I won't forget, but when compared to other interviews that I have done it didn't quite compare." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure you have questions ready. They really make every attempt to make it a conversation and not an interrogation. This is obvious, but be honest with everything. If they ask you what field you want to enter, and you don't know, say "I don't know" . I said i hadn't been exposed to enough to make that decision but i was debating family medicine, and they really seemed to not only appreciate the honesty, but sort of criticized those who already think they know what they are going to do." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very stress-free. One interviewer was a clinician (adjunct faculty) and the other two were PhD faculty members. Even this late in the interview process, it was not stressful." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 89
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 1
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 48
Neutral 8
Discouraging 1

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.03 59

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 22
Out of state 36

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 4
2-3 hours 15
4-6 hours 21
7+ hours 17

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 6
Automobile 51
Train or subway 0
Other 1

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

Response # Responders
< $100 18
$101-$200 21
$201-$300 3
$301-$400 5
$401-$500 4
$501+ 3

What airport did you use?

Closest airports are Lexington and Charleston WV. Pikeville has an airport but I believe it only lands flights from Nashville TN.

Multiple airports. The closest air is about 2 hours away.

GSP

HTS

CRW

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 1
Friends or family 4
Hotel 41
Home 1
Other 1

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.13 63

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
5.27 62

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.77 62

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.13 40

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.30 40

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.13 38

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Be more responsive to students trying to get in touch by email and phone. I have heard of many prospective students who have not received responses to questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Send a followup email with more details, maybe even an anonymous survey to students" More from this Member | Report Response

"They should have someone to meet students in the lobby to help guide them to the correct place" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would suggest that the interview day last longer. It felt awkward to just leave after the interview was over. They did not present any financial aid presentation like most schools. Another thing I would suggest (it will not work on Saturday interview days) is to have prospective students sit in on a lecture. Another suggestion could be a demonstration of OMM by some of the 2nd year students. Overall the interview day was well paced, but it needed to be longer to sell the school more." More from this Member | Report Response

"With the interview conformation I would include a campus to outline parking and how to get to the COAL building." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"N/a. Fantastic staff. I ranked KYCOM higher on the stress scale b/c of the fact that this was my 1st interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Online Applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very quick responses.. Pictures in Brochure would have been cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"employ professors who mirror that of the staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"new and more extensive website" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They were a pleasure." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, Angel Hamilton was great throughout the whole process." More from this Member | Report Response

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