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Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia
  • Year founded: 2002
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Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia (VCOM)
Osteopathic Medical School
Blacksburg
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 211 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 1 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $43,250
  • Non - Resident Tuition $43,250
  • Application Fee $50
  • AVG MCAT 502
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 62.0

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • 2265 Kraft Drive
  • Blacksburg 24060
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

VCOM prepares primary care osteopathic physicians to serve rural and medically underserved areas of Virginia, North Carolina and the Appalachian Region, and provides scientific research that improves the health of all humans. To achieve this mission, at least 50 percent of the student seats are reserved for students from Virginia, North Carolina and the remainder of the Appalachian Region that falls within Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and West Virginia. In addition, VCOM has a commitment to recruiting additional students from all rural areas, minority students who are unrepresented in healthcare and students who are committed to mission medicine. e population of the United States is growing in diversity. VCOM seeks a diverse student body to meet the needs of a diverse society.

Curriculum

VCOM educates its students with a unique systems-based integrated curriculum. In the first two years, the biomedical sciences are taught through lecture, problem-based curriculums and laboratory experience. Pathophysiology is taught through a case presentation format and is integrated within the biomedical systems. Clinical medicine is taught through a case presentation model, and VCOM students participate in clinical experiences throughout all four years.

Facilities

The new VCOM building is approximately 60,000 square feet and is situated on a 9-acre campus. The east wing of the building houses two separate lecture halls. There are six Clinical Exam rooms where OMM and Physical Exam Skill Labs are held. Two faculty members are present in each room to facilitate the hands-on teaching. VCOM offers a state-of-theart anatomy lab with 32 computers that use advanced virtual anatomy software.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 183
Negatively 14
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.74 204

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.44 148

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Nothing - did a great job, and they take care of veterans very well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing-- very friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"Rank the waiting list more quickly. Waiting until May 15 was torture." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They were ok, nothing special but seemed to do their jobs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. They did a fantastic job of presenting the school and making us as interview candidates feel like they were just as privileged to have us there as we felt to be there. Really kind, genuine people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was awesome! Excellent lunch, got the interviews overwith quickly, tour of the area helped, and we talked with current students candidly." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Lunch should be at 12 not 12:30. Do the lunch first, then do the tour. We were starving after interv" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very approachable people. Megan and Bea are always willing to help or answer questions. They are ver" More from this Member | Report Response

"they pretty much got the admissions process down. no complaints." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly but quite obviously fake" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing much...more recycling bins (I'm a hippie)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep it up!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Meghan, Julie, and Bea are all fantastic!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would recommend that you select a student for the tour that has spent significant time there. Mine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, really, b/c they did a great job" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff is quite obviously fake and do not do a very good job of hiding it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please don't waste other people's time. If you give advice to an applicant, please make sure it is" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some applicants are driven to be osteopathic doctors, others are just doing it, get a grip and learn" More from this Member | Report Response

"shorten the day. It does not need to be that long." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't base your judgment of applicants based on how much they kiss your rear...base it on their cred" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff is very quick in responding to requests for more information but I found the re" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions office is top notch. Best that I have dealt with thus far in my medical school interview" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If you could ask the President to enact one thing and him not be able to go back on it the next day, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As an out of state applicant, why VCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have your previous experiences prepared you for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCOM" More from this Member | Report Response

"What interests you about VCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The 2 faulty interviewers asked the typical why osteopathic, why do you want to be a doctor, why VCOM questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is primary care medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one important trait that didn't come through in your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very conversational. I was interviewed by a PhD and he asked me about research that I had done as an undergraduate." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see yourself practicing in this region one day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Even though I had taken every upper level bio class offered at my undergrad with mostly A or B grades, I was asked about the one C I did get." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"1st Interviewer: Why VCOM? Why DO? Favorite class? Lease favorite class? Proudest Moment? Biggest Failure? Most recent book read? Most unique thing about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle all the stress associated with being a med student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did I think of the area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you give an example of a time you worked as a team? Can you give me an example of a time you went against your ethics? Can you give me an example of a time you were proud?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"There were a lot of questions-- the first interviewer asked me a lot about m interest in rural medicine, how my experiences affected my interests, and what I thought of the school and why. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How much money do you expect to make?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The interviews were really conversational. I did most of the talking." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself? What have you learned from travel experiences? What do you enjoy doing for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your Undergrad Institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are living your dream career, where will you be in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why VCOM? What are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All three interviews were super low key and very conversational. The key is to be relaxed but still be professional. They really seem to want to get to know you - so let them! I also asked plenty of questions to each interviewer and interviewed them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Name a time that you went above and beyond the call of duty. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Where do think you will be practicing medicine in 10 years? What specialty? Asked specific questions about my community involvement. This interview was very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were responsible for a patient's death how would you go about handling it? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Since your father is an allopathic physician how do you think he feels about you applying to this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"First was just a conversation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Some schools will help you become a clinician, while others will make you a researcher. Which one do you want to be? (clinician) Why do you want to be a clinician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will it affect you when/if you are sued by a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Over the next 30 years the figure to care for Baby Boomers is equivalent to the current 700 Billion stimulus package. What is the importance of both and how do you feel the importance should be distributed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Then he asked like 20 ethical questions - (Yeah, all the big ones you can possibly imagine - this guy was tough, but good.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain your answer to the essay you wrote (regarding how to fix healthcare, was told it was the best essay he had ever read, and he just wanted to make sure *I* had wrote it and could back up my answers!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does my drive to be a D.O. fit with entering the Army." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why VCOM? Why medicine? How do you study best? Asked about my chemistry grades. Jam's and jellies question. Why are you interested in DO/PhD? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you nominate for Time magazine's person of the year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about OMM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why DO? why VCOM? why Medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to amputate a patient's limb, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What area of medicine do you want to specialize in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about Ireland. (I worked abroad there)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your greatest accomplishment in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO and not MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you consider DO? Why VCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What 3 material things are important to you? What determines a person's self worth?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? What characteristics make a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest success?" More from this Member | Report Response

"First interviewer did not ask me any questions. His first comment was that ''My life is very interesting!''" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCOM? Why DO? why rural medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Dr.? Why DO? Why military? Why VA? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, EVMS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Intelligence aside, what qualities do you think make an exceptional osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What are some qualities of an osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is osteopathic medicine? Why D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a major dissapointment in your life? What is the difference between MD and DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your group interaction? How did you solve a problem when you disagreed? How do you see yourself in 10 years? What kind of practice will you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel abour rural medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about a time you solved a problem, not medically related per se." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why DO vs. MD? Favorite book? What qualities can you bring to the class? What is one weak area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix healthcare in America?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Most questions were just about my background." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Name a dissappointment in your life. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Of all of the science courses that you have completed, which was your favorite/least favorite and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you had Pres. Bush on the phone for 1 minute what would you suggest him to do about health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain how your experiences made you want to become a DO." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why VCOM? Why osteopathy? Asked me about my DO experience." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is osteopathy (actual first question I was asked there)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you caught someone cheating? Answer: Turn him or her in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? What do you know about DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"first interviewer: why doctor? why DO? what was it like growing up in your hometown? she looked through my file and asked a couple more specific questions..no big deal." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why did you apply to vcom?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the story behind your nickname?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your MCAT experience (I did really poorly on my MCAT the first time but significantly improved the second time around)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor? When did it hit you? Why Osteopathy?-same question was asked twice by two different faculty members." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"5-10 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of patient should receive OMT treatment? The answer is all patients, but the way the question was asked required me to think more than needed." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you won the lottery?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I thought about healthcare in the US and what I could do to fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As described in other posts." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you made a mistake and a patient died as a result, would you tell the family? Would you quit practicing medicine? What is your biggest regret? What would your best friend say about you? (as far as I can tell, everyone was asked these questions.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is it about osteopathic medicine that makes it a more effective discipine than allopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO, VCOM." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you very proud about " More from this Member | Report Response

"As a physician, how would I handle an uninsured patient who needed treatment? (I actually had an uncle who experienced this, so I gave what I thought was a good answer.) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Just elaborate about yourself and your file." More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine, what do you do besides school" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do in Australia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCOM." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Why osteopathic and why a physician? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years/10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What happend with undergrad grades? What is the last book you read? Why DO? Why VCOM? Why VA? (Professor very dry)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview 1: Tell me "your story." Where do you see yourself in ten years? Do you have any concerns about VCOM? If you are accepted here and several other schools, what would keep you from choosing VCOM? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about yourself. What experiences have you had with medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do I want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Which science class did you like the best, the least?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCOM? Why osteopathic medicine? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? ( asked in 2 of the interviews)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why VCOM? Why rural? Do you see it as a negative to have no alumni to have out in the field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you shadowed a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is euthanasia? I didn't know an exact definition. He told me "doctor-assisted suicide." I politely said nothing, but I WISH I had thought about the case of girl babies in China killed because the parents wanted a boy, or the killing of a retarded child. Neither case would be "suicide." F*CK HIM right in the ear! We were told that this school wanted us to feel comfortable, and he made me feel like my answer was dumb. I'd love to punch that focker! (My other two interviewers were awesome, don't get the wrong impression)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why you want to be a DO and not an MD. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What would you do if you saw a student cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why rural" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your work and medical experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about stem cell research? What areas of medicine are you interested in? What do you think will be hardest about medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How have your experiences in both rural and urban health care changed your perception of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Why osteopathic medicine? Why EVVCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do with a non-compliant patient" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What are you doing in Biochem right now? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Favorite Class? What would I have changed about my undergraduate education? How did I balance all my activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you like growing up in MI? I'm from that state too." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you could only keep 3 material possesions, what would they be? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Were do I see myself in 10 years? ( all 3 interviewers ask this question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a disappointing moment in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"where do you see yourself in 10 years, strenghts and weaknesses, why DO? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What osteoptahic Physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked several scenerios about abortion and cheating and how I would have handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years (asked in all 3 interviews)?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the biggest dissappointment in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did you learn about osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? This was the only question repeated between interviews. " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the most recent book your read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time that you cared for someone else." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question - fellow student with a drug problem" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO, not MD? Did you apply to MD schools as well? (I did not, committed to osteopathic medicine was the main point of my answer, which they respected even though they were an MD)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about Urban Meyer? ( went to undergrad where he currently coaches football and recently won the national championship)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time your ethics were challenged." More from this Member | Report Response

"the student interview questions were ALL interesting- If your house was burning down what material item would you save? Do you think VCOM should monitor students' facebooks or ban their students from facebook entirely? If you were a fruit what fruit would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If you had a magic wand, what is one healthcare issue that you would do away with, and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why isn't your GPA higher. Odd since it is over a 3.4 science/overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"Last book I read." More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you switch from fashion design to science?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I honestly don't remember any specific questions asked, everything was so conversational, I can't say I was ever really asked any pointed questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What three material things do you value?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If, for some reason, the new health care reform was not passed, what aspect of the bill is most important to keep by itself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had $1.8B to spend on one thing to improve the health of people in Virginia, what would you spend it on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the pros/cons of VCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you were in charge of healthcare in the united states, and you had $1,000,000 to divide up, how would you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the dream? What do you wish to accomplish after your residency?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were really interesting, we were just conversing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"they were all pretty basic" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the worst job you've ever had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why i took the MCAT three times?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have your travel experiences taught you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"coming soon" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which science class did you dislike during undergrad - not hard just not expecting it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many D.O. physicians are there in the country." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about a patient in my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were pretty much what I expected except for the patient death question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite book? What is the last book you have read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite book, who wrote it, and why did you like the author so much." More from this Member | Report Response

"conversations were interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"We tell smokers that they will eventually have many health problems and they understand yet continue to smoke. Should we still offer these people healthcare? Should they be able to get something like a heart transplant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethical ones were all great." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will it affect you when/if you are sued by a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I also telephone interviewed, what can you tell me about the experience (from my AACOMAS)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you accept a bushel of corn and a butchered pig as payment for a medical procedure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"?What would you do . . .? Some ethical question I can't remember the specifics. I think it was on a 14 yr old wanting an abortion or someone refusing to get a limb amputated. The most interesting part of the interviews was speaking with the professors and learning about some of the research they were involved with." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you were a certified optician, recommend glasses for me that will work for me in a certain activity I participate in (profs hobby)? I haven't had any luck with anything else." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, the interviews went fine, they got into what my experience and knowledge I had from school, volunteer and shadowing." More from this Member | Report Response

"med school is competitive. Why should I go to the admissions committee and tell them to let you in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had to amputate someone's limb, what steps would I take post amputation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between physical therapy and OMM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you were paid for services in jams and jellies would you accept that if that was all patients could offer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you nominate for Time Magazine's person of the year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you name as TIME magazine's person of the year 2007? (I was NOT prepared for this question and I could not think of anyone good so I made a joke out of it. I said ''Britney Spears for her incredible career suicide''. My interviewer laughed so hard and said he loved the answer!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be president of your undergraduate university for one day, and you had all the funds and resources at your disposal, what changes would you make?" More from this Member | Report Response

"While working as a hospital corpsman and laboratory technician, what events stand out or have made the most impact on me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were given unlimited funding to start a free clinic, and you could hire 7 practioners, from what specialties/areas would they be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most interesting book you've ever read? and What's the most interesting place you've ever visited?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much do you feel you should earn after spending so much time getting your medical education?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing out of the way or weird. All questions were straight forward and related back to my application materials." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were very general, such as, what are your hobbies?, Why DO? Why VCOM? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why rural medicine? If I had three people to take to dinner (dead or alive) with all expenses paid who would I take?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was a major disappointment in your life and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing remarkable or unexpected. All questions were straightforward, fair and directed towards my application information." More from this Member | Report Response

"Think ahead in 10-15 years and you're a general practioner. How many patients do you intend to see in a given day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the United States (asked in relation to my international background)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The impossible question.. Which would you rather be, the very best Diagnostic Doctor or the most compassionate Doctor? No matter which you choose the interviewer players devils advocate." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was basically all conversational with me taking the lead sometimes." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to pick 3 people to eat dinner with, with all expenses paid, who would you take?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your three most important material possessions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What could you do as a physician for tobacco farm owners if people stopped smoking? (I had done a lot of undergraduate research on the cessation of tobacco use among adolescent females)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions regarding my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did I know my middle name was French? What do I like to do for fun? (Most questions were pretty standard just trying to get to know you as a person. There was no drilling, just conversational)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could do it all over what would I do differently? (Academics)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three material objects that are important to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about becoming a radiologist? (this is a primary care focused school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about at time you helped someone, medically related or not." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do I know about OMM" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, really. There wasn't many questions because of the conversational type interview. I did, however, have a question about Hurricane Katrina." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read? The one before that? If you get Dr. Santo, dont just say "I read lots of books". " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a story you remember from your Mythology class" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could staff a free clinic with 8 people, what type of people would you hire? (i.e. types of doctors)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that science (which goal is "to Know") has shortcomings/failures in refernce to spiritual and mental aspects affecting health." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name something that was a dissappointment in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the day you received your MCAT scores. How did you feel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When I take your file to the committee what is the one thing you want me to remember or say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a mechanic you would only expect to be payed if you fixed the problem but as a DR you may not "fix the patients problem" but you still expect to be payed. How do you explain this??" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really... (see description)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Of the three people I had in my interview, one of them continued to talk about what kind of physician he wanted me to be and never gave me more then two minutes to answer a single question: for example: I see that you are a C.N.A. I talked to my wife about this, she is a R.N. I respect you for this. You work with a lot of sick people, that is very good, I want all of the future physicians to do this....on and on, I felt like I was in a lecture. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the qualities a physician should possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

""tell me about yourself questions. Why DO? Why VCOM? Where do you see yourself in 10 years...rural setting? What characteristics should a good physician possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See "most difficult question"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think your greatest accomplishment has been?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools did you apply to? Did you apply to MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an example of a disappointment in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one thing you have do that makes you most proud?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most interesting place you've been?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would I do if a teenager requested BCP?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about herbals and homeopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite/least favorite undergrad course and why" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you propose as a possible solution to the looming crisis in health care coverage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I explain to a family that I was responsible for the death of a loved one." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where was my accent?? I'm from southwest virginia but have lived in CT for a while and lost it. Everyone the interviewer had met from my county had thick southern accents. " More from this Member | Report Response

"When you decided on medical school, how did you decide/know, what led you to conclude medicine was your calling?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of patient should receive OMT treatment? The answer is all patients, but the way the question was asked required me to think more than needed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The most interesting questions were about items in my file that they had pulled out unexpectedly. It was interesting to see someone read the file that close." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an event or situation where by you had to use complex analytical skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None to orignial." More from this Member | Report Response

"Here's your chance to convince me why you will succeed at this school. Let's hear it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest obstacle you've faced in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When i become a physician what would i do to help the middle class that didnt have insurance at the legal level." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I saw a student cheating, what would I do? (I had to stop and think about this one. I thought I gave a pretty good answer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know how kids get ADHD? (I did research dealing with ADHD students)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Every student reaches a point when they question this choice to becoming a doctor. How will you get over that wall?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing weird" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your family think about you applying to med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you made a medical error?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What determines a person's self worth?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most questions were standard. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that you will remain compassionate as a physician? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as the biggest problem in healthcare today, can you expand on your secondary statement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you anticipate resolving the insurance/healthcare problems present in America today? (from my file) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of when osteopathic medicine is more effective than traditional medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything was from my file, nothing hard, don't stress this one!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since my interview, I have been accepted to this program. I will be attending this school this fall. I am writing this in response to the post dated "4/10/2004 3:50:27 PM", and posted by the Engineering turn biochemistry major, who claims to have interviewed on 3-31-04" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I perceive healing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you feel practicing medicine in a rural setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutly nothing surprising. Just the typical interview questions. Why do you want to be a physician, why EVVCOM, etc...." More from this Member | Report Response

"All standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The majority of the interview content involved conversational exchange of information directly related to my file. It was very low stress and I felt that the faculty was just trying to get to know me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Could you elaborate on your answer of providing healthcare for under- and uninsured people? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you have enough funds to save five people with cancer or use those funds to screen and maybe save more lives what would you do? What if the person with cancer would die within six months,would you use your all you funds on him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical questions, about only having one pint of blood who would you give it to. A 70 year old man in a coma, a 7 year old girl with leukeima or a new mother. I thought it was obvious." More from this Member | Report Response

"What nonscience class would you advise anyone to take?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you want to combine your engineering degree with your medical degree?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Role reversal- I was allowed to interview one of the interviewers for a little while." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three items that are important to you. Questions regarding my undergraduate research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What undergraduate course would you recommend that every student take and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your business degree will help you in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What I knew about exercise and its impact on the immune system (because of my research experience). He wanted specifics which I couldn't give him, but was nice and tried to explain to me that he didn't know an exact answer either." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked by one of the interviewers to give him a quick shoulder massage because he wanted to feel my skills. I have been a therapist for seven years and you can tell a lot from depth of touch. He told me I would be everyone's best friend for palpation skills." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your biggest disappointment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a woman's mother had cancer and told you not to tell her mother what would you do." More from this Member | Report Response

"What ever happened to your mother? (I talked about her in my essay question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing...typical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"For the most part, the standard/traditional questions were asked and then the interviews turned into more of a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"What three things do you consider your most valuable possession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a non-science class from undergrad that positively influenced you and think that everyone should take no matter their major." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me everything about yourself and how you got to this point. I want to get a good sense of you." More from this Member | Report Response

"You are a rural primary care physician and a member of the community has just been run over by a truck. There is no access to a Level I trauma unit. How, as a physician practicing in a rural environment, could you prepare for such a situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to commit the rest and prime of your life to medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is compassion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Scenario: 7 year old child, mother that just delivered a baby, and 70 year old man-one unit of blood-- Who will I give it to?" More from this Member | Report Response

" If I wanted to go into psychiatry because of my psychology background." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you run? (first question asked--out of the blue)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are music and medicine tied together (I was a music major in college)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What determines a person's worth?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My thoughts on cloning" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my opinion on the current situation in Venezuela? What do I think will happen with President Chavez?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What ethical problems are happening in medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most comples situation you have been in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest challenge facing medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model and how have they effected you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Health care is changing. How do you think Medicine is going to be like in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had all the power in the world, how would I use it to change Healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about ethics regarding abortion and Rural health clinic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as "most difficult question"" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question regarding genetic testing and my stance on the issue" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to deal with death?" More from this Member | Report Response

" how do you feel about assisted suicide and how do you feel about compromising your or a patient's morals in order to treat the patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the most complex situation you've ever been in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. ALl of the questions were to be expected. " More from this Member | Report Response

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