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  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Spartanburg
Individual Feedback 1 11 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 11
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
1.82 11

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.27 11

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
6.82 11

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

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

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 11
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 11
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 10
Closed file 1

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
3.36 11

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

"Have you ever observed OMM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think you will bring to this program?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why DO" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do I feel about research opportunities?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"All interviewers asked why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, they each opened with a question from my file. Then I literally just explained my file, gave ample context all the while answering questions to the typical Why DO? Why VCOM? Why medicine? Why primary care? without them having to ask me. Answers to all those questions were included in my story." More from this Member | Report Response

"Many of the interviewers focused on the experiences I listed in my application: things like mission trips, past employment, and DO observation experience. It was very conversational. They asked me to tell them more about these experiences and what I learned, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, why osteopathic medicine, and why VCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Who would you put on the cover of Time magazine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a parent refused a blood transfusion for their child due to religious purposes, but the child would die without it, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your support system been like on your journey to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did you hear about VCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Am I interested in international missions?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be at VCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think that society expects of physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain the research you did during your undergrad career." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your clinical experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you bring to this school if accepted" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which specialties are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How do you see yourself fitting into the mission of this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If a parent refused a blood transfusion for their child due to religious purposes, but the child would die without it, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What characteristic will you bring to VCOM to enhance the culture and education here?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why are you here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your dream? Outside of specialty, location etc." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

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

"Describe something you are most proud of." More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you come here if we give you a seat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about specific grades and why not As" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explaining grade trends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not nurse practitioner? (I am a nurse)" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does society expect of physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practice questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched the school, practiced general questions, looked through SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"going on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback, Mock Interview with med school adviser, typed up general answers to questions and collected all my anecdotes in one place so I could have them ready for situational questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Review my application, Sleep, research on school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewing my primary and secondary application, thoroughly going over the school website, and SDN interview page" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewing my portfolio (especially personal statement) and preparing for common questions (why DO, why VCOM)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my file and made sure to fit their mission statement to my story and my goals." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading interview questions and reviewing why I am pursuing medicine and what the mission statement is of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read their website." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"It was a very low stress day." More from this Member | Report Response

"The close relationship between the students and between students and faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus was nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people there are amazing. Very warm and supportive atmosphere. Everyone was very happy to answer questions and present VCOM well." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people, the location and the facilities. The faculty were extremely welcoming and helpful, students were happy and seemed satisfied with their decision. The whole area is beautiful, especially the facilities. It is close to the local hospitals and clinics. It was a small campus and everyone seemed to know everyone" More from this Member | Report Response

"staff was very friendly, the school itself was great" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very warm and welcoming, very low stress throughout each 30 minute interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"So receptive of my input, and they each gave great feedback immediately after the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are modern and attractive. They have affiliated hospitals that third- and fourth-year students "match" with and spend their entire third year and most of the fourth year rotating in that hospital, rather than having to find clinical rotation sites like some other schools. The staff and students all commented on the "family" atmosphere of everyone there, and they genuinely hope and work for every student to succeed, unlike some schools that take too many incoming students and expect that many will not make it. Lectures are recorded and shared between campuses, so all lectures at all campus sites are available to every student online. Students seem happy to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The environment was very welcoming and friendly. Awesome SIM lab as well." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Grades are not pass/fail" More from this Member | Report Response

"It seems that many students don't place much emphasis on research, despite the fact that there are many opportunities for research there (that was the feeling I got from talking to the students)." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a small campus and everyone seemed to know everyone" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing negative to report." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is 6 years old at this point, and I wish it had a few more years under its belt. However, they do have students in residency already, and they are connected with the Virginia campus that is a bit older." More from this Member | Report Response

"They don't do pass/fail grading." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It isn’t as bad as you’re probably expecting." More from this Member | Report Response

"You only have 2 weeks to respond after receiving an acceptance" More from this Member | Report Response

"I shouldn't have talked so much about OMMS. I was trying to express my open-mindedness considering the subject, but I may have simply come across as ignorant in that area. You can navigate the entire interview without bringing it up, and I was dumb. So don't (unless you know a lot about it and are excited about it)." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are 3 one on one interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"-" More from this Member | Report Response

"They respond quickly with admissions decisions (2 days after the interview in my case). If you are accepted, you are given one month to decide whether to accept or decline admission (and to pay the deposit if you accept). The entire campus is one building, which may seem inadequate for many, but the facility looks great and I like that everyone on the property is affiliated with the school. Easy parking and lots of study space." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a good interview day overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back and conversational, don't stress about it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very supportive school with a multitude of opportunities. However, board prep seems to be a bit more self-directed than at other school where I have interviewed. However, there IS dedicated time for studying for COMLEX and the USMLE." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent experience!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is very professional. I learned lots about the school and curriculum despite having done ample research before hand. The disaster training program is fascinating. Ask as many questions as you can, they all have a wealth of knowledge." More from this Member | Report Response

"I like the school and the apparent determination of the staff to help students succeed. I like their facilities. The town seems nice. I appreciate that they have a "hospital match" rotation system for third and fourth years. It is still a fairly new school, but its connection with the Virginia campus gives it some credit." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 8
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 3
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 9
Neutral 2
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.27 11

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 2
Out of state 9

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 3
Automobile 8
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 2
$101-$200 4
$201-$300 0
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 0
$501+ 2

What airport did you use?

GSP

GSP - Greenville/Greer/Spartanburg

SGP

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 0
Hotel 9
Home 1
Other 0

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 11

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.09 11

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.73 11

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 11

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.73 11

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.36 11

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

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

"Give more dates to choose from for the interview, or give more time between invite and the interview, like at least 2-3 weeks advanced" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give more dates further out. I was given only 2 weeks of interview dates and had to chose one that was within a week of the invite. Plane tickets and hotels are very expensive within a week of travel." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't think of a single improvement to be made. I was extremely impressed by the overall presentation of this institution. Very professional." More from this Member | Report Response

"No suggestions. I appreciate the warmness of the staff." More from this Member | Report Response

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