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  • West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Morgantown
Individual Feedback 4 88 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 72
Negatively 5
No change 3

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.74 86

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.93 73

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
6.93 67

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 7
25 minutes 13
30 minutes 31
35 minutes 10
40 minutes 11
45 minutes 11
50 minutes 1
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 3

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 85
At a regional location 2
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 67
In a group 19

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 85
Closed file 2

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.85 87

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

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

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

"Tell me about "x" on your application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a patient interaction that was meaningful that isn't on your app anywhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Service experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why WV" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Asked about research (very important at this school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about playing the guitar" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about (insert my unique extracurricular here). I've never met someone who does (extracurricular) and you'd definitely be a first in our program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you write poetry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most difficult undergraduate course you've taken and how will you be able to handle medical school coursework?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do differently between first MCAT and the second? -study whole 3 month for the second" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you interviewed anywhere else? Where?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What surprised you about the WVUSOM today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your Eagle Scout contributed to your success in life as a man?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why all these Cs in econ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No ties?? Why did you apply here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I prepared for MCATs" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my MCAT--if I plan to retake & how I prepared for it." More from this Member | Report Response

"--How did I prepare for MCAT and what was my reaction to the score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Waiting for the interview you have to write a mini essay (just a few lines) on what your goals in medicine are." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hardest class taken?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"Why would a california girl want to come all the way out here to little west virginia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly about my activities/experiences and personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite/least favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what did you learn from shadowing" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your trip to Ukraine. (basic stuff off of the AMCAS app.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has led to you a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain why you got a C in anatomy." More from this Member | Report Response

"If we were to ask your best friend what your greatest strength and weakness are, what do you think they would say?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your undergraduate university experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain why your MCAT scores are somewhat lower than other applicants (despite the fact that my numbers were right on if not above the averages for WVU according to the MSAR)." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us about your work in central america." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Give us an example of a situation where you displayed leadership." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have done a lot of research, does that mean you want to go into research as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Convince me to move to Parkersburg, WV." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why WVU? What are the chances you would attend here if admitted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your strengths and weaknesses and how will they help/hurt you in med school and being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your clinical experience in Haiti." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"if your best friend were here right now, what would he/she say was your biggest strength and your biggest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your abroad program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"why did u choose your undergraduate institution" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Was it difficult getting into my undergradate instituion and why did I choose it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"You got some lower grades but went to a good school. Do you think your grades are good because of the school or bad because they are not as high as they could be?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me more about your interest in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your high school" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn on the tour today that you did not know about WVU before?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why the discrepancy between early science grades and the rest of your record? (They'll ask you straight up like this, be prepared!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like Morgantown? Have you been here before? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what can you offer us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many questions specific to my application - like how did you decide between teaching and medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Could you please explain your D in Organic Chemistry? (Don't worry, I retook it)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the most glaring thing on your application. What is your greatest strength? Weakness? Of your activities, which means the most to you? Tell us about this particular medical experience. Tell us about this activity. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"what leadership experience do you have" More from this Member | Report Response

"Research experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why this specific regional campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"[insert any given question about your application here]" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about working in EMS, what kind of patients I had seen, what I learned from this" More from this Member | Report Response

"What ties do you have to the region?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your (insert medical condition)?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Were you happy with your MCAT score" More from this Member | Report Response

"Things written on the primary application: tell me about the shadowing, medical field experience, patient interaction." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get accepted this year? (Followed by saying WVU offers counseling to people who don't get in this year)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why this grade in o-chem?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain your poor grades as a college freshman." More from this Member | Report Response

"What sort of activities do you like to do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Were you pleased with your MCAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A C in Spanish?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I do in my free time" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about all of my activities and interests." More from this Member | Report Response

"--AMCAS/Secondary Stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"It seems that all the docs in your family were females and you are the first guy trying to go to the field. Why so?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you couldn't do medicine, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you play any musical instruments?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could never, ever become a doctor, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did your experiences lead you to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your costa rica trip." More from this Member | Report Response

"what was your hardest class and why" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the most difficult person you ever waited on as a server?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what types of books do you like to read? Why did you choose the undergraduate college you went to? (small, private)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your best friend was here, what would he/she say is your greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

" Explain these B+? Why don't these grades reflect the rest of your transcript? (seriously though, they were in organic so isn't that self-explanatory?) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to WVU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any roots in West Virginia?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why WVU? Tell me about x volunteer experience. Why Morgantown? Ties to West Virginia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite artist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why WVU? (I am fromt the city and have traveled extensively)" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us about your university." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why West Virginia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sort of activities do you do through NSCS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could not go into the medical field, what field would you go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How well will you transition from the city to Morgantown, WV." More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you be able to handle the courses in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my undergraduate major (business), the program, and why I pursued it in addition to medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell us about the research you conducted in your undergrad. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what was your hardest class? why? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are not accepted into any medical school this year, what will you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was my favorite part of my major" More from this Member | Report Response

"do u have any ties to the state of west virginia... i was out of state applicant" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you leave morgantown for college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your hometown." More from this Member | Report Response

"what would your best friend say is your greatest weakness/strength?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergraduate institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the types of radioactive decay and how does this relate to medical imaging?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What area of medicine do you see yourself 10 years from now." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your best friend describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you only take 12 credits when you were abroad? (Because the program made me.)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"So you do (activity x,y,z, etc.)....really just a reiteration of my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about specific work and academic experiences in my file? Tell me about x, y, and z." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine/ what physicians have you shadowed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you gain from being risk manager of your fraternity?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did you decide to come to Grove City College?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does someone with your background decide to enter medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my honors and honors programs at my undergrad institution." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Why WVU" More from this Member | Report Response

"Military experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about studying abroad" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences while shadowing. Can you share any stories and how they affected your desire to pursue a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Qualities to be doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you exercise (stemming from my personal statement)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any more questions? - I did not really but asked the same questions that I have been asking all day long to medical students there." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain the gap in your education and your choice of majors. What happened?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Fill me in on your research." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I always ask applicants to tell me something not on their AMCAS application that I can talk about with the committee, what would you like to tell me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked a lot about research and volunteer work." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain low VR on MCAT. What do you want us to tell AdCom about you? Why WVU? (I'm OOS)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide on medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your undergrad experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about some of the W grades on your record " More from this Member | Report Response

"I will be graduating in December so I was asked How will I spend my time next semester" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most influential medical experience you have thus far?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me what you learned from caring for you dying grandmother?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why WVU? Why do you want to go from living in downtown Pittsburgh to a small city like Morgantown?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty do you want to go into? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say your greatest strengths and weaknesses are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think health care in this nation is a right or a privilage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any idea what you would like to specialize in? Why do you want to be a doctor? Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are your role models?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why WVU, why medicine, blah blah blah..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your High School." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us why you took a year off." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Tell us about working as a vivarium tech" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if the gov't said there could be no more doctors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What social/volunteering experiences or activities were you involved in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, what field and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How should I convince the ADCOM that they should take an engineering major like yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"biochemistry questions relating to the T. cruzi parasite and diabetes. study up on biochemistry if you are going to interview with dr. vandyke. he asks biochemisty questions relating to experiences in your application.. even if they don't have anything to do with biochemistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"Elaborate a little on your application essays. " More from this Member | Report Response

"can you explain your weak vocab MCAT subject score the first time? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared to talk about things from your application. How did you prepare for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you gotten to travel with the band?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where will I be in 20 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"what did u learn during HCOP at WVU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where will you be in 20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any ties to West Virginia? and all the other normal questions (i.e. why medicine, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what volunteer experience has had the biggest impact on you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say is your best/worst quality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe something you have learned in (insert a class on your transcript here). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything that you think the admissions committee should know about your C in organic chemistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about this program?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did you benefit from your sorority? How did you contribute to your sorority?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did someone from out of state become interested in WVU?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us in depth about all these experiences. They really wish to know the details of all your stories, so make sure they are honest, written with integrity, and explained with loyalty and a gleam of truth in your eyes when making your connections with the interviewees!" More from this Member | Report Response

"You're from Richmond, VA and went to UVA for undergrad. How did you end up here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that you would like living here, given that you currently live in California?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Would you be willing to spend years three and four in Charleston?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most interesting question?

"None. It was mostly standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Favorite part of the body?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly it was pretty dull, boiler-plate stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"What one experience have you had that made you say "that's how I want to treat me patients"" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have your ideal practice, where would you practice medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your favorite part of the brain and why? (I majored in Neuroscience and one of my interviewers happened to be a PhD who studied neurophysiology and neuropharmacology)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why write poetry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite part of the human body" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about my thesis defense for undergraduate degree." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could sit in front of all 20 people in the admissions committee, what would you want them to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you go here for college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to reconcile your interest in evidence-based medicine with the realities of clinical practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the gap in your education and your choice of majors. What happened? Why are you graduating just now?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Asking about my fiance's background (in WV--the reason I applied here)" More from this Member | Report Response

"When you become a doctor and you make a mistake with a patient, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"They were not really interested in my research, but extracurricular activities such as art and dance." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you couldn't work in the healthcare industry, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was the biggest surprise in the Mitchell report?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something that describes you, which we wouldn't get just from today or reading your file?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What your best friend would say was your strength/weakness." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities should a doctor possess? What role should a physician have with patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We talked about my favorite sport for awhile, which was comforting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to leave West Virginia for college?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I see you were involved in chorus. Sing us a song........." More from this Member | Report Response

"Because your parents are both research scientists...what do they have to say about you going towards medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your visits to Pakistan." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most interesting class you have taken?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What volunteer or service opportunities would you like to continue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing much, routine questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would a New Englander want to come to West Virginia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see health care in the nation as a right or a privilage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If money was not a factor, and you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as the greatest challenges in healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about Sheetz (where I worked for a few years previously)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn about yourself it the time between high school and college (6 yrs.) and how will it benfit you as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"On my AMCAS I had lots of extracurriculars and they pretty much had researched them well and just asked me about all of those." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this class: "Death, Myth, and Reality"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give us an example of a situation where you displayed leadership." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you satisfied with your MCAT score? Can you sing a song for us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Convince me to move to Parkersburg, WV." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a visa, what process did you have to go through when you moved here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do kidneys do that dialysis machines don't? (since I volunteered in the Kidney center in college)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing extremely interesting. Maybe, "What was the hardest merit badge to earn on your way to Eagle Scout?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the oldest animal alive on earth today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I'm lost in the woods what should I do? (I was an outdoor guide in college)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever watched Nip Tuck? Which doctor would you be like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you transfer schools? how are you going to deal with the distance from your family? interviewer started asking calculus, organic chemistry structures (cholesterol) and physics questions. very intimidating. " More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty much just asked me to talk about a few things that were in my application, i.e. work experience, hobbies" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about a really random scholarship I received about three years ago. They also asked if my mom made a certain kind of Slovak cookie :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I enjoyed most about my abroad program" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was it difficult getting into my undergradate institution and why did I choose it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the questions were pretty standard" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you think you could adjust to life in Morgantown, WV (vs my very urban current residence)?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you feel about living in West Virginia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So tell me about (your hometown)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was your most interesting patient during volunteering?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were real brain-benders. Pretty standard stuff, no complicated ethical questions like at some of the other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions pertained to my file, so all were as interesting as I could create them to be for me! Your activities are too excessive, you've accomplished so much in your life, how can you guarantee us that you will not go overboard with your level of achievements and activities in Medical School???? hehe!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I went to a junior college and they asked if I felt my education was compromised." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite key? (As in musical key to play the piano in)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked a lot of questions about my background and experiences, which are not typical of most med school applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Don't remember" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think WVU mission is" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did you get this information? (In response to my saying I know the faculty and students are close-knit and the school is community oriented)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviewers asked about a weakness in my application (one asked why I had less shadowing experience than other applicants, one asked why I took the MCAT twice.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think the upcoming elections will effect healthcare in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your C- in (insert class)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about (insert my summer research internship here). Explain the difficulties you had in developing your protocol. What did you do to fix the issues and what did you learn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about low GPA" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I gave you a list of 100 drugs, its mechanism and who it functions in the human body, how would you go about memorizing it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"there was no ethical questions or random stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can we do to get you to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What ethical traits did you gain in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain these W's." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to reconcile your interest in evidence-based medicine with the realities of clinical practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's one of your greatest weaknesses as a person? (I hate those questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"We're your advocates: what should we tell the committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are problems in health care, what do you do?--difficult because I didn't know which of many problems he was talking about." More from this Member | Report Response

"There really wasn't one. The whole thing was very laid back, possibly because it ended up being a one-on-one interview since one of the people got held up in surgery." More from this Member | Report Response

"More awkward than difficult... -Why didn't you apply to the DO program at your undergraduate institution? -What other schools are you applying to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something about my native country which was a little confuzing to explain." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None of them were really difficult. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why was your verbal score so low and biological score so high? (first question)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing, everything was straightforward. Dr. Helsley is an amazing interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"the person drew a chemical on a paper and asked me if it was soluble in water." More from this Member | Report Response

"If your best friend was here, what would they say is your strength and weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, all the questions were pretty standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. All questions were the standard questions you would expect. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Name one strength and one weakness and how you have improved that weakness." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really difficult they were all expected and pretty straightforward." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If your friend were at this interview instead of you, what would he say your greatest strength is? What would he say your greatest weakness is?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why West Virginia?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain this negative experience and how it affected you/your grades/etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. It was very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Give us an example of a situation where you displayed leadership." More from this Member | Report Response

"They seemed to pick out all of the activities I thought would be least important and asked questions about those, rather than asking me about my major research and volunteer activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why this low score on the MCAT? How should we defend it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe othe shadowing experiences you had, what cases did you see, and what did you learn from them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Does it make any sense to you why a dialysis patient would need erythropoietin? (dialysis machines sometimes filter out red blood cells and kidneys produce this protein, making patients anemic)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult. No ethics BS or anything like that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Complex questions about type 1 and type 2 diabetes, biochemsity questions about metablic pathways in parasites" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Same as most interesting question." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was what i expected other than the calculus, physics, and organic chemistry questions. make sure you study the questions people post about the school, most of those questions were asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing difficult " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did a nice Uniontown girl go to Pittsburgh?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty I want to pursue--I have no idea. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing difficult, very easy and simple stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing I couldn't handle" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What have you learned from your daughter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the nuclear reactions that allow for various nuclear imaging techniques to be possible." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you have any connections to West Virginia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing your best friend would say you need to improve on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What happened during the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers said "Let's talk turkey" and got right to the one weakest aspect of my app. While this was stressful, I appreciated that he really seemed to have studied my file beforehand. So in that sense it was a mixed bag." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to just relax, just be, not hurry and worry all the time and carry the whole world on your shoulders?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None were particularly difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions were especially hard, though I was asked to explain some of my grades." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"mock interviews, read about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview and looked up Q & A online" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my primary and secondary every night for 4 days prior to the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read and practiced questions online, thoroughly reviewed my primary and secondary apps." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS app, secondary app" More from this Member | Report Response

"I practiced answering questions about my primary and secondary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practicing with friends, went over my primary and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website, reviewed PS/secondaries/activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over AMCAS and researched school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I extensively reviewed my AMCAS application and secondary essays. I also thoroughly researched the school and its programs and did some prep with basic interview questions and some ethical and policy questions (My entire interview was focused on my application/experiences. I could have skipped the healthcare policy and ethics prep entirely)" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, common questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on my own app, talked to a few people that go/went to the school, read up on the schools website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Review your primary application!! thoroughly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewing my own info as well as what I like about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS primary application, practiced with roommate." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewing application materials/SDN interview feedback/reviewing commonly asked questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoctor.net; looking over my application; reading current health articles; reading up on healthcare/healthcare reform" More from this Member | Report Response

"Spent time with my best friend in Morgantown who's currently in the middle of M1 at WVU. Relaxed and tried not to worry about anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"talked to my boss about interviewing, thought about things id say, read sample questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"reading applications over, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, reread application materials" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews with friends, looked over my AMCAS and secondary essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read school's website, my applications, SDN, read healthcare and ethics books (not necessary for this interview), semi-mock interviews with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"i didn't prepare much for this one...read over website and my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, my own application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my application and the WVU website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application over, looked at the website and studied SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"read university website, re-read my app, looked on here, prepped with friends already in medschool." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked on here, reread my application..." More from this Member | Report Response

"website, asked current WVU students" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read my essays, ethics UW" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked with med students, SDN, application (primary and secondary), website" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, self-practice, browse school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed the website and talked to friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not prepare." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Kaplan's interview questions, online links, everything, school website, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"looked over standard questions, SDN, school's website, reread application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN's, looked at schools website, read over AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reread essays, practiced answers to common questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, looked over my essays and my amcas extracurriculars. the interviewers really study your file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS/secondary materials, AAMC potential questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"School's website, SDN interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed essays I had written, AMCAS, and school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"read my AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my AMCAS, essays, SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, SDN..." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over primary and secondary essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, read over my application, studied papers that were from my research, which turned out to be unneccesary" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over SDN questions, read the news, school website, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, went over application, read the handbook they send you in the mail... went over possible questions related to my experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review AMCAS, re-read essays, review typical interview questions, read about the school..." More from this Member | Report Response

"read over amcas, SDN, thought of answers to questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Checked out SDN and read my essays and application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at frequently asked questions, and prepared responses. " More from this Member | Report Response

"read over this website and answered all the questions posted. make sure i had many experiences on hand i could draw from. " More from this Member | Report Response

"read over application, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS application, secondary, resume read-overs" More from this Member | Report Response

"Schools website and this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my essays, read the book that WVU sent me, " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"this website, read over AMCAS and secondary applications, researched school and curriculum, decided why i wanted to go to wvu" More from this Member | Report Response

"This." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read WVU website, read pamphlets, used SDN website" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, reviewing my application essays, and getting some rest" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, my AMCAS statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read through secondary app essays, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Looked over my application, looked at this website, had a mock interview with my mentor" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, studied up with practice questions (which in the end were unecassary, because none of them were asked)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Visited the school a year earlier, read website, talked to students/faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application, read some interview q's, relaxed, relaxed, and practiced the law of acceptance and detachment, and relxed some more." More from this Member | Report Response

"website, school info, SDN, reviewed application, looked over list of common questions asked in interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went to this website, researched the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched the website, interview feedback, talked to current med students, reviewed my app and essays, prayed." More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, the school's site, my AMCAS and secondary, information the school sent me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over application." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the facilities are incredible, all of the medical students seem really happy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student host program; scenery around campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty really seemed to care about the students and everybody was very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"New culinary track, and military friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very nice, the facilities were great, and all of my questions were answered." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice people, good resources at this school, Very quick to get back after the interview (they promise one week after the interview with a decision), Very respectful of students' needs and what they want our of their education" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid-back and happy students who were willing to help each other out, approachable faculty, nice facilities, school is very open to feedback, multiple campuses each with interesting opportunities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The community and the people. Everyone is extremely nice and willing to answer all questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students, staff and interviewers were enthusiastic and helpful. I felt very welcome and "at home." I could really see myself attending if accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, politeness of staff/students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Patient simulator room and the way they are expanding the center. lots of investments made for the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new building for the lecture (1st and 2nd year) : built on 2005." More from this Member | Report Response

"The 3rd year students who gave the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of students, interviewers and admissions staff. The curriculum. The clinical lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were VERY friendly and really prepared. They knew my application very well, which was helpful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus location and the countryside. The culture. I really like rural areas and small-town feel. Plus a plethora of outdoor adventures for long weekends and breaks. :D" More from this Member | Report Response

"people were really friendly, the hospital is new, and the curriculum is integrated. they also match pretty well" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly interview, that medical students still work (the clerk at the hotel was a second year); yummy lunch " More from this Member | Report Response

"everything. I enjoyed the school, area, people, students, everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great facilities. And people aren't kidding about how nice everyone is. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was really genuine and nice. The facilities in the hospital seem really nice--a lot of them are new. It's just a really friendly atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"tour guides were really enthusiastic" More from this Member | Report Response

" Students look happy. They do have free time during studying while doing well on Boards Examinations. New classrooms look great. Morgantown is a nice place (#1 dreamtown in the USA, blah, blah...) :) They have a nice parking lot available which is close to school. You have options where to go on clinical rotations (all in WV). The student who I stayed with was a great guy! I was very happy staying with him; MedStay program is amazing! Also, you get a little gift right after your interview. How nice of them!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were very affable. The curriculum is constantly being changed to help the student. New facilities. Pretty city." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were amazing. The people were super nice. My interview group was very outgoing, which might equate to a good student body (one of the girls in my group was quite beautiful). Just a great experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was extremely nice and friendly. Also, the students at this school (dental, pharm, OD, MD) are above average, looks-wise." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guides said that a lot of neat changes are coming to the school (one of them was on a committee for those changes). She said that they have really good board scores too." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities were new and really nice, the staff and students were friendly and helpful" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was new, hospital was excellent, cost of living very cheap, students were enthusiastic, lots of outdoor activities, excellent quality of education, open door faculty, and so much more!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Community service is a big deal...the school really cares for the people of west virginia." More from this Member | Report Response

"Atmosphere. It seemed relaxed, yet focused. It is a place where you will succeed, but also be happy doing it. I would like to go here." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness of students, facilities, curriculumn" More from this Member | Report Response

"the new library!" More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was SO friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new library is awesome !" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are building new buildings and have a new hospital. Also, you can go to different campuses across the state to study your 3rd and 4th years." More from this Member | Report Response

"They are building new facilities (like a neuroscience center), everyone was very nice and tried to make the day minimally stressful. The new library is state-of-the-art. Also, living in Morgantown is ridiculously cheap compared to where I live right now (you can get a 1 bedroom apartment for $500 dollars according to our tour guide)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview. I had a PhD and an MD, and the interview was very conversational and not stressful at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hospital was under a lot of construction, therefore keeping up to date and well maintained." More from this Member | Report Response

"the new facilities and the friendliness of the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff and students were all very friendly. The new hospital was also very impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Atmosphere conducive to learning. WVU's campus very busy and active. Hospital facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area is very beautiful, the medical center is huge and extremely modern." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone I met was very friendly. Stayed with a med student instead of the typical hotel... very happy with this decision. Beautiful area with rolling hills and fall colors. New construction and a lot of excitement about future additions to school." More from this Member | Report Response

"A familiar location to me personally, adequate facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed genuinely happy to be at WVU( though not so enthused about the tour). The admin staff and my interviewer were extremely congenial and made me feel at home." More from this Member | Report Response

"the student interviewer seemed very bright, enthusiastic, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very positive from the beginning stating that they were my liason to the admissions committee and that the purpose of the interview was to help them defend me. The M4 tour guide told us it was easy to find research, as he did over the summer, was paid for it, and got published! The student body is actively involved in community support (at least 100 hours mandatory to graduate but everyone overdoes this on their own). "No student here is ever bored in their free time". It's the primary Cancer referral site in the state and my interest is in Oncology. People were in general really friendly all around Morgantown. Lots of surrounding outdoor activities (skiing, hiking, biking, etc...). They have one of the best gym facilities in the country (though it's not near the Health Sciences Campus, WVU has this neat little tram system that takes you everywhere pretty conviently)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone seemed happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities were really nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone there is extremely friendly, and very positive about the school, and very excited about the education they provide" More from this Member | Report Response

"The class schedule" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students that gave the tour were very down to earth, happy, and friendly. The secretary and interviewers were very friendly and calming." More from this Member | Report Response

"Even though the hallways look old, the classrooms are very nice and Pittsburgh is only 45 minutes away" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school recently received $145 million or so to double the size of the hospital and build a new library, + others." More from this Member | Report Response

"morgantown is pretty, the campus is nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Morgantown is a great place to live." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was really cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"how they look at your file, but then make sure they make eye contact with you when your telling them your experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new research facility, library, and classrooms that are all being built. Also, everyone there was so friendly and into rural medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"classes are only 4 hours each day in the morning so you get the afternoons off to study or sleep" More from this Member | Report Response

"the intervieweers were extremely nice, along with everyone else there I met." More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather, the friendly students, the large number of good looking people" More from this Member | Report Response

"4th yr student tour guide was very informative; you receive a free mug after interview; decent number of attractive female students throughout the buildings; " More from this Member | Report Response

"the students that gave the tour were very nice and answered all of our questions honestly, all of the first year medical students we talked to really seemed to enjoy morgantown and the school, the admissions coordinator explained exactly how the selection process occurs" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students that we met were really cool. Everyone seemed to be happy to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are friendly, and the facilities are very modern. The city is beautiful too." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff was very nice and the students were really proud of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of everyone (The admissions staff, the students and interviewers). I felt very respected and special. Also, the hospitals are very modern and the school has wireless internet in the classes." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities are awesome, the students seem really happy to be there and proud of their school. It's a small town, but a huge school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital is brand new and sooo nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was pleased with all the information about the admissions process I got on my visit. The staff was helpful and informative and the interviewers were very jovial and easy to talk with." More from this Member | Report Response

"Super friendly staff and students. Really positive about the school it's programs, and the town. Very impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Super helpful admissions staff, relaxed and happy students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview & people!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviewers seemed genuinely interested in getting to know me. They listened to my answers and asked follow-ups where they were necessary, but they did not challenge or deride my answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything, I loved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers seemed to know a lot about me- enough to care to ask me about very specific things." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students all seem very stoked to be there. The students who showed us around like the school and the area enough that they both want to do their residencies there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The two interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not enough time for my questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"the info session gave a lot of info that I could have just found online" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the day was spent with a couple of students. I only spoke with one doctor the entire day, who was one of my interviewers, and she spent more time talking about herself than she did asking about me. My other interviewer was a student. It didn't really feel like anyone was happy you were there and the interviewers seemed like they were just going through the motions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of organization and enthusiasm from students" More from this Member | Report Response

"I found out that the patient body is very homogenous and there is a lot you won't see." More from this Member | Report Response

"Morgantown is pretty small and very much a college town," More from this Member | Report Response

"located in small city in rural area with less cultural diversity, non-standardized basic science test questions (not from NBME CAS), unknown average step 1" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour guides were getting lost - not very prepared. However, they were third year medical students, this was there first tour, and they were both on rotations from 6 pm - 6 am floating around the hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't think of any particularly negative impressions. Some of the facilities were outdated and drab but that's simply a matter of aesthetics and does not affect my impression of the program, nor does it affect my desire to attend. Overall, after my interview day, WVU rose higher on my own school ranking list. I was originally indifferent but now it's one of my top choices." More from this Member | Report Response

"Area is rural" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't feel like I got to talk about my passions and stuff outside of an academic setting. Most of the questions asked were revolved around MCAT and coursework" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are no financial stuff, tour is crappy; so you should do a medstay if you want to know better about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people who interviewed me..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm not sure about Morgantown. I've heard it's a great place to live, but it seemed a rather dilapidated and dingy little place. To be fair, it was the middle of winter, and I didn't have the chance to explore too much." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was very disjointed and fairly uninformative. For the most part the students were good at answering the questions we had, but they didn't have any sort of planned tour. It was more like, "Here's this place. This is what we do here. Umm...where else do you guys want to go and see?" Right." More from this Member | Report Response

"not so friendly admissions staff, we spent most of the day just waiting in rooms without any structured activities. Our tour guides were friendly and great for questions, but we didn't see much of the facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, except the maze to get to the admissions office" More from this Member | Report Response

"Having to buy their laptop." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guides did not have much to tell you. They do not have printed slides of presentations to students before the lecture. Also, they do not have any note-taking service that I find very convenient. You must buy an expensive laptop from school even if you already have one. No info on financial aid at all!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Traffic is horrendous for a small town and I went when undergrads weren't even in session!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was construction in the hospital and in the parking lot, but nothing too annoying. The food they served for lunch wasn't the best." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wished we would have had more tour, but it was still ok." More from this Member | Report Response

"the tour guide made negative comments about his colleagues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really! Some people might not like living in a small town, but that's my thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guides knew very little about the school and the programs. " More from this Member | Report Response

"they have a mandatory laptop program >.<" More from this Member | Report Response

"the weather was kind of chilly" More from this Member | Report Response

"not enough parking" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking was difficult because of all the construction." More from this Member | Report Response

"There really isn't that much to do around the area, you are in the middle of no-where if you travel 1 hour in any direction." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have to spend your third year at one the campuses and you don't always get your first choice, so you could end up in hicksville. The first year lecture hall is kind of crappy and there aren't big tables so you can't take notes on your laptop. Lectures are on powerpoint and you have to take notes by hand. But they seem to be builing new lecture halls, so maybe those will be an improvement. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities: it didn't seem like there were many places to study. No info on financial aid. Also, we just walked a lot on the tour without seeing much of anything, not the anatomy labs, no lecture halls..." More from this Member | Report Response

"student body could be more diverse." More from this Member | Report Response

"The hallways lined with lockers reminded me a little of high school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Health science building facilities on the old side, class rooms need technological updating, lots of construction." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guides didn't seem very excited to be at WVU. In addition they mentioned that 90% of their third year class was married, and that they had lost 25 classmates (out of a class of 110) to failing out by the third year." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of traffic due to homecoming weekend. Other than that, everything was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything seemed to be somewhat smaller or cut back from how they are done at other schools that I saw, the interview and having to wait for almost 3 hours" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities that we saw left much to be desired. The lecture hall, study area, and library are pretty weathered. We didn't get to see much of the hospital either." More from this Member | Report Response

"the tour/tour guide" More from this Member | Report Response

"The construction going on, but it will eventually be a good thing in the near future." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers did not seem to have read my application very thoroughly, although it was an open file interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"No financial aid discussion" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school not having many places for students to study." More from this Member | Report Response

"How secluded Morgantown is even though it seems like a nice area." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"our tour guide was less than thrilled to be guiding us, he didn't know much about the school and gave us a really short tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking sucks, but that goes with any college town." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"calculus and the subject questions were retarded and way too much in detail." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school itself is confusing, all of the halls look the same. " More from this Member | Report Response

"NOTHING!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Way too much construction" More from this Member | Report Response

"all the construction going on around the builiding, but i guess thats a good thing too" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour was a bit disorganized" More from this Member | Report Response

"having to choose one of three clinical rotation sites before interview; library was old-school but not that bad; didn't really get to see much of the facilities; building is like a maze" More from this Member | Report Response

"there is a lot of construction around hospital and the interview site" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The library is crappy right now, and the construction seems so widespread that as one project ends another begins. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school--very rural." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. The school and town were a positive surprise." More from this Member | Report Response

"the old library, but they are building a new one right now" More from this Member | Report Response

"The library is straight out of that 70's show" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was an individual who did not seem easily impressed. Perhaps this is because he was a psychitrist! I could have told him I was an axe murderer and it wouldn't have made an impression. So I would say never read too much into an interviewers demenour, some are just like that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Library, but they are renovating it." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didnt really enjoy doing the tour with 3 other med students. I had a long drive the night before and then the early morning tour; I wanted to stay focused on my primary aim the interview. I wish I could have scheduled the tour some other time. Its too time consuming, I was totally disinterested and lost my focus due to my primary aim being the interview, and just wanted to relax more in the morning instead of arriving early for the tour. Also, the nerves of other med students waiting with you make your process a little more discomforting, its hard to remain detached from it all. My suggestions: If you can, you should request to just not attend the tour and schedule it some other time, like after you are accepted and then when you evaluate your plans to attend this particular school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"library was a dump, but it is scheduled for a complete overhaul (unfortunately the construction would be going on when I will be there - to be completed ?2006?) Also, labs were not that impressive, and student computer labs and lounge areas were poorly lit and kind of depressing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The library was a floor in a building and it felt like I had stepped back to the 70s, given the decor. But they are in the process of building a new one." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt like they didn't really pursue questions to the point where I could convey myself to a satisfactory point. For example, they asked what the "status of medical schools in MI is" (I'm from MI), and after answering their question directly, I never got the chance to tell them how my decision would lie if I received acceptance both at a MI school and at WVU. The interviewers were very nice but also rather dry." More from this Member | Report Response

"A large proportion of the student population comes from the WVU undergraduate school. That seemed a bit incestuous to me." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"how much walking was involved in the tour--maybe bring flats if you are in heels" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would be SUCH a relaxed and friendly environment. It would have calmed my nerves a bit more." More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"Almost all out of state applicants will be wait listed, have faith many will get accepted later" More from this Member | Report Response

"Double check the address for where you'll be interviewing before booking your hotel. The campuses are pretty far apart" More from this Member | Report Response

"More prepared to answer the question of why WVU" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known more about the three different campuses. I did watch the recommended videos prior to the interview day but I wish I had researched them more. On interview day you have to rank the campuses based on your preference and while this does not affect your candidacy or acceptance, they do use this to place all accepted students. Your rank of the campuses on interview day determines which campus you are assigned to if accepted, so make sure to research the campuses thoroughly PRIOR to interviewing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where to park" More from this Member | Report Response

"...I wish I had known the questions...ahead of time and whom I am being interviewed by." More from this Member | Report Response

"Check to see if you have anything on your shirt before the interview, as you eat lunch right before it." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was only going to be there for 15 mins in my interview. Pretty darn short." More from this Member | Report Response

"not to stress out about getting there on time, as no one from the school came to see us until an hour after our reporting time; to bring water; that we would have to rank our choices of the campuses for our third year during one of the waiting times" More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back it would be, so I didn't stress out for 2 weeks." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was really hard to find the room we were supposed to report to - took me like 20 minutes; " More from this Member | Report Response

"2-on-1 interview is still manageble. Still I was a little stressed trying to have eye contact with both interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"The level of construction is pretty intense and the location is a bit difficult to find. Map it out ahead of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's not as conservative as everybody says WV is. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That if you are last of the group to be interviewed, you basically sit there and wait. I would have brought a book! :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had to spend 1 1/2 hours sitting in a room waiting for my interview. I wish I had brought something to pass the time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is very laid back, they just want to get to know you. No ethics questions for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"You don't interview until you've talked to admissions, taken a tour and waited around for a long time..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking was hard to find." More from this Member | Report Response

"parking would be pretty hard to find" More from this Member | Report Response

"how much tuition cost" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so friendly. I just loved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical school is not in the same area as the undergraduate college." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, SDN pretty much told me everything I needed to know" More from this Member | Report Response

"At the time of the interview you are asked to choose where you would want to spend year 3 and 4 (charleston, morgantown, or east panhandle.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"how to get to the Health Sciences Center." More from this Member | Report Response

"How confusing it would be to find the admissions office." More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital is huge, so leave time to find where you need to go for your interview. The information desk in one of the main hospital buildings was very helpful with this the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers want to know about you. Nothing to be nervous about, just be yourself!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That interviews were done in such a slow manner that made the whole thing almost not worth it" More from this Member | Report Response

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, really" More from this Member | Report Response

"When looking for a hotel in Morgantown to stay at, really research which ones are close to the hotel as some of the hotels they give you on the list they send out are 15 min. away." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"As everyone else says, be prepared to select a rotation campus... Stick with Morgantown, you can always change later." More from this Member | Report Response

"that i wouldn't be able to talk with many students or see much of the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was given after the tour and lunch. " More from this Member | Report Response

"how much self study is involved in the courses" More from this Member | Report Response

"all of the construction, but i guess thats a good thing" More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice everyone would be!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known as an out of state student how much they want you to stay in West Virginia after med school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"there is a lot of down time... they make u wait a while between the tour/lunch and the actual interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"The med school was right next to the place I was staying, so I left a little bit early. " More from this Member | Report Response

"depending of which way you enter the school, there is a lot of traffic" More from this Member | Report Response

"the adcom hasn't accepted any students yet, everyone who has interviewed so far has been waitlisted" More from this Member | Report Response

"I already knew about the three campuses. Pick Morgantown unless you're sure you want one of the others. You can switch any time before your third year, but another student has to agree to switch with you. Someone reportedly paid $10,000 to switch to Morgantown." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked nothing about my grades or tests. The whole interview was about information given in the biography portion of the AMCAS application. I was asked very few practical questions and those that were asked were extremely detailed and impossible to answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"That out of state students need very close affiliations with the state for admission." More from this Member | Report Response

"If coming from out of town - Stay at the Radisson. It is about 10 minutes drive from the school but it is an awesome hotel for a fairly reasonable price." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure when having your forms filled out by the pre-med advisor that they know the communication letter is not the same as a pre-med committee letter. My advisor didnt send in comments about my communication and they asked me about it and then made me send in another one, which delayed my acceptance/rejection by a month!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew about the Morgantown/Charleston/Panhandle choice, but it is in no way an irrevirsible thing. I think they do it to allow all students access to the type of program (hospital or clinical or rural) that they want to learn about." More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew that I would have to chose between Morgantown, the Eastern Panhandle, and Charleston for my third and fourth year, but it was still a hard decision and I felt there was insufficient warning and information." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure you know where you wish to practice your clinical rotations your 3rd & 4th year; there are 3 options: Morgantown, Charleston, and eastern Panhandle. If you dont, it will be very difficult to make a change later. MOrgantown is very fast paced-challenging and stimulating lifestyle, in a hospital based trauma 1 care. Charleston and E.P are both primary healthcare areas. Its easier to switch from Morgantown to the other 2; then vice versa!" More from this Member | Report Response

"WVU has three programs for the 3rd and 4th years which are barely mentioned on the website or in their paper info. One is in Morgantown, where the main school is located, one is in Charleston, and one is in the eastern panhandle of the state. The panhandle is very rural and community based, Morgantown is the only large hospital/academic medicine setting, and Charleston has hospital and community emphases. This info is difficult to come by, yet they get you to declare your decision while you are there for your interview! With a little prodding, the admissions secretary told us that people are always trying to switch into the Morgantown program and out of the other two - so when you get there, unless you're sure of one of the other programs, put down Morgantown, and you can always switch later if you want." More from this Member | Report Response

"What a great school it is and that Morgantown is a really small town. I was shocked to hear that it only has a population of about 60,000 half of which are students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since the school has rolling admissions, it is possible to be interviewing for a place on the wait list. This year that didn't seem to be the case, but we were told that last year they had filled the class before Christmas. I think the admissions people would be honest with an applicant who asked if there were any seats left in the class." More from this Member | Report Response

"The 4 30-minute PhD interviews were back to back. " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interviews were too short and our discussions were cut short due to lack of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole day just did not feel welcoming. The students didn't really know where to take us half the time, we didn't get to speak with any faculty until the interview, and no one working there seemed like they were taking us very seriously." More from this Member | Report Response

"As expected" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have an answer ready for why WVU and any connections to the state, You will have to make your campus selection on interview day and that will be your choice for 3rd and 4th year," More from this Member | Report Response

"Great community focused school. HPF, research opportunities, interesting pilot programs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school - loved the sense of camaraderie and the people" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved WVU and would be delighted to attend if granted acceptance." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, great people, great cirriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"MedStay program is great, i would definitely recommend everyone to use it! Also you can go to lecture with your host the next morning!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I want to be here" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I was impressed. WVU is not a prestigious medical school, but it seems to be a solid program. Not everyone can go to Harvard or Hopkins, and I'd be happy to get my medical education here." More from this Member | Report Response

"The football stadium is right across from the hospital (you can watch the games on the jumbotron from the hospital). The facilities are really nice and the students seem very happy. I loved the school. It is best to fly into Pittsburgh and rent a car. Morgantown is pretty small but seems like a great city. I hope to get in!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really freaked out about my interview only lasting 15 mins. and I thought to myself, "This could be really bad, or really good. Either they already wanted to accept me, or they only continued to the interview because they offered already and they were ready to reject me. Or I just really said something stupid in the interview (which, I know I didn't)." My friend called me a few days later and said several kids in his class had 10-15 min interviews, so if your interview is short too, no worries. You're in good company. ;-)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Kind of left the interview experience thinking "that was it? that was worth all this driving and stress?" I left without much more of an idea about the school or the area" More from this Member | Report Response

"cool coffee cup at the end" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a really good day." More from this Member | Report Response

"MedStay is great! I would suggest everyone take advantage of it! It really gives you a step up and some additional insight!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great place, I liked the school, the interview was fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went into a room with 4 other people. The admissions coordinator came in and talked with us and then we toured the school with 3 3rd year med students. We had lunch and then we were taken back to the room and interviewed sequentially. As of the 1st of the year, the class is only half full, so that's good news." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview experience was fantastic. My interviewers were very friendly. The food wasn't great, but it was hospital food, so what do you expect? Everyone seemed outgoing, especially in my interview group. The people from my group were from all over the United States, including myself (Michigan). I think my group made the experience much more relaxed because they were so talkative and easy to get along with. Only two group members attended WVU for undergrad, but they were great. I really hope that everyone who interviewed today gets accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"Try to locate where you're supposed to go BEFORE you have to go there - I didn't and was almost late. All in all, this school is pretty nice, the people are great. Nothing to worry about in the interview, I could have done it without prepping at all. Also, be prepared for snow." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was really an easy experience. You get there, eat lunch and take a tour, have things explained to you, then your two interviewers come and get you (or you wait til it's your turn) and ask you about yourself. None of those hard questions about chemical reactions or anything. They really just want to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed. The school is constantly improving, and the faculty seems genuinely concerned with their student's educations. People were very friendly and open. You have a tour, lunch, and interview, very simple. I kind of wish they went over financial aid, if only briefly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day is pretty long...you talk with Beth Ann the admissions cordinator first, you have to rank where you would like to do your 3rd and 4th year rotations before you do anything else. Luckly the med student I stayed with gave me a little extra info on this. Then you go on a tour and grab lunch...After lunch (1pm) interviews start. Each person waits until the previous person is done interviewing to meet with an physician and 4th med student. If you are the eighth person in line, you'll have a very long day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive. I wish everyone could have the same tour guide that I did...engaging, interested, and a very down to earth person. " More from this Member | Report Response

"arrived to the interview room at 10:30, filled out some paperwork, had a tour/lunch with some M3s followed by an excruciating wait to be called upon to interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was great ! I loved it and hope I get accepted. This is really where I want to go !" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great ! very friendly and laid back" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great experience. I hope I get in. I do not think I could be any happier at another school. I love doing community service and they just were rated the top school in the nation for service to the community. They are clearly set on being the best and I want to be a part of that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was great. The cramed 8 of us in a tiny room to sweat to death and wait for our interviewers to come and get us. Then, they take you out one at a time, over a 2.5 hour period (don't be the last person). The interview was very laid back and the guy said ''I want to be able to convice the Adcom to admit you, so help me get to know you better''. Then you get a tour of the hospital (kind of old, but being new construction is everywhere), and then you get a really really good lunch!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole experience was very relaxed. The interviewees sat in a room and chatted, so waiting for my turn wasn't as nerve-wracking as I thought it would be. The staff and interviewers were friendly and tried to make you as comfortable as possible. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first interview, and at first I didn't have any strong feelings either way, but as I interviewed at other schools this experience moved further and further down the list. There isn't much to the day: a brief intro about the 3 campuses, a tour, and the interview. No overview of the curriculum, no info on financial aid, not much of anything. I simply wasn't impressed. The interview itself was fine, very conversational. I suppose I would have gone there if I hadn't gotten in anywhere else, but thankfully that is not the case. " More from this Member | Report Response

"First all the interviewees waited in a room where we were given a brief explanation of the three campuses in which you could spend year 3 and 4. We had to choose which campus we perferred. Then we were taken to lunch and given a brief tour. We returned to our room and waited to be called for the interview. It was a 2 on 1 interview. Very relaxed. The interviewers make sure to let you know they are your advocates and help to ease the stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was a pretty good day. not as long a day at other schools, and the people were very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first panel interview and it was no where near as bad as I thought it would be. It was very conversational and they weren't trying to intimidate or trick me at all. Overall a very positive experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxing atmosphere. Doctor and a 4th year med school student. Doctor seemed more concerned with fleshing out my activities and personal statement from my AMCAS app while the med school student seemed more interested in what I do to relax, for fun, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"All in all it was a very laid back, conversational interview. I was interviewed by a medical student and a basic science professor, and both seemed genuinely interested in getting to know me. This was my first med school interview, and it was a real confidence booster for the interviews at other schools that followed." More from this Member | Report Response

"All four of us waited in a small room to be interviewed. One by one we were escorted to another room where we were interviewed by two individuals (professor and physician). Though nervous, the interviewers quickly made me feel comfortable with their friendly attitudes and smiles. The interview flowed freely as they took turns asking me questions. They (as I had heard from other feedback) really seemed to have studied my file. The 30 minutes went by very fast." More from this Member | Report Response

"I got there in the early morning and had a small brunch with some med students who also gave the tour. I couldn't get over how much the plae looked like a high school with the long halls and lockers everywhere. I was in a group of 6 people and was number 4 in line to be interviewed. The problem was that the same two people were interviewing everyone one after the other, so I waited over 2.5 hours to finally get into my room. The two-on-one approach made me pretty nervous and the woman seemed to laugh at everything I said for some reason. I was especially insulted by the question about why my MCATs were somewhat lower than other candidates. How do you answer something like that? It was over quickly and I took my mug with blue fortune cookies and got out pretty quickly. Honestly, for me the only real draw of WVU over other schools was that friends of mine were going/going to go there. I'm still on their waitlist (which I am told can last up until the day classes start), but I have already accepted an offer at a much better school for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Laid Back! The day started with a brief intro and simple paperwork. This was followed by lunch with two students and then a tour. The student's were happy to be at WVU and had good things to say about the school. Though they did not mention the construction that is underway to improve the school. Which kind of suprised me because in its current state the school is somewhat worn down. Though construction on a new library is already started and a Neuroscience facility is coming soon. Tour was followed by my interview that would have been two-on-one had one of my interviewers not fallen ill. the interview was converstaional and lasted about an hour even though it was only suppossed to last half an hour. Overall, I think the program is great but the facilites were not so great. Last but not least, there was no real information session or financial aid presentation which left me feeling a bit unfulfilled." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview itself was fine; low stress. the questions were pretty standard. the tour, however, was awful. the girl didn't know she would be giving one, and she was really bizarre. we walked really fast around the hospital, and she didn't show us things like the anatomy labs or student check up rooms, but she would point to a staircase and say "that's a staircase." or "that's a closet that we put our bags in." really weird." More from this Member | Report Response

"A good professional conversation. Never felt as if I was under a microscope. In general I'm just a nervous interviewer, otherwise I would give higher interview scores." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty good." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a 2-on-1 interview, which was kind of intimidating. The questions were really basic, nothing too difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt it was very short. In my group of four there were two of us that were in staters. We had short interviews compared to the out of staters. I had one fourth year student as an interviewer; she just read questions from a piece of paper and didn't seem as prepared and comfortable as the professor who also interviewed me. But overall it was good. " More from this Member | Report Response

"You have to wait until they call you in, and depending on the premade order, you may be the last one to go, which means you may be waiting over two hours. You get brought in, and a very relaxed discussion begins regarding who you are, your academics, and questions about your activities, and medical related experiences. Very calm and pleasant." More from this Member | Report Response

"2 doctors interviewed me who are professors during your 1st two years of school. Both were very nice, one just probed more into what I knew about my experiences. They really study your file and seem to have an impression of you before you walk in there... so just don't blow it! It was a laid back environment, just relax." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day started at nearly 11a, so you get to sleep in most likely. No 6a wakeup call. Information, tour, then lunch all before 1p. The tour was with a 3rd yr who really seemed to enjoy the school but was very realistic about the medical profession. Interviews began at 1. The interview was very laid back. I interviewed with Dr. Ferrari, who was just amazing. He was more interested in getting to know me. He was raised in the town over from my parents, so we had some personal topics of conversation. Expect the usual, "Why medicine?", "Why WVU?", etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"interview is with four other applicants, starts at 11am -brief introduction by admissions secretary, tour by student, lunch, then interviews from 1-4pm, then you can leave." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything went really well. The 4th years were extremely informative and helpful during the tour. They had a no BS attitude that made it easy to ask questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"A two person team took turns asking specfic questions about my resume. They did not question me about my grades or MCAT scores. They did question me about my clinical experiences and what influences made me want to become a doctor. " More from this Member | Report Response

"it was different, but i enjoyed talking to the interviewers. they are more concerned about the type of person you are. " More from this Member | Report Response

"show up and beth talks to you for a bit. You go on a tour with two students, get some lunch, walk around the school a little longer and meet back at student services and wait for your interview. I was first so I got to leave when I was done, you could be unlucky and have to wait an hour and a half or so for your interview with nothing to do. The interview itself was simple, they just talked to you and got to know you. No ethical questions or anything like that. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, WVU gave me an excellent interview experience. Everyone was very nice and upbeat. The questions weren't too hard - they basically wanted to get to know you! Make sure you know your application!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very positive overall. I wouldnt be too concerned. No ethical or current healthcare problem questions. Be very familiar with you application. They asked me very detailed questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"day started at 11 am, then a short introduction, and spent a lot of time with the students who gave us a tour and took us to lunch, and then had interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the shorter overall interview experiences. Myself and the other 3 interviewees were out-of-state. Day starts 10:45am with school info from Beth Ann (admission coordinator). Then tour of school followed by lunch with student tour guide. Interviews started around 1pm. You can leave right after your interview is finished." More from this Member | Report Response

"very laid back, everyone was extremely nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was surprized that all four of the people interviewing were out-of-staters. The interviews were at 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, and 2:30 and you got to leave right after your interview. Before the interview, we had a tour given by two third year students followed by lunch. We were told that other than EDP acceptances, no acceptances have been given yet this year. Although it is rolling admission, large batches of acceptances usually go out around the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines Day, and Easter). Don't worry if you get waitlisted because it may just be that they are waiting to get a large pool of completed applications before giving out any acceptances." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school and the people who comprise it are amazing. Nothing could have been done to make the experience more positive. However, my second interviewer did not show up and the interviewer who did attend was very detail-oriented. He asked the most detailed questions and was unsatisfied with my answers, even when his answers were the same as mine just using different words. Overall, it went well I think." More from this Member | Report Response

"Positive but probably the best organized interview out of the other 2 schools I interviewed at." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a very solid clinical program that treats its students (and interviewees) with respect and care. I would gladly go if accepted. The admissions staff are very thorough in their explanations. You will most likely be interviewed by 2 people at the same time. Don't let that faze you." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a little frightening in the beginning since 2 people were interviewing me at the same time with my application in front of them. But they were both very friendly, prepared and had studied my application well which I liked. They did not ask me any ethical/medical questions, just strictly personal. They wanted to know me as a person, where I grew up, what I enjoyed most at school...Very impressed by the school and totally conversational interview. I'm a city person but would absolutely love to go to this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were so nice. They did their best to relax you. It was initmidating at first because its 2 on 1 and they are staring at your file right there. I felt confident at the end of the interview that I had let them know about me as best I could. I would love to go to this school. Morgantown is small and I am a big city person but I think it would be a great experience. (The gym is a major plus!!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers asked me questions to elaborate on some parts of my application. They asked me about my family, places I've worked, my volunteer work, my hobbies, research I've done, and classes I've taken. " More from this Member | Report Response

"You'll like this interview process, they truly are a nice group. Expect two interviewers, even though I only got one due to illness. Ask alot of questions of the student tour guides, because they have no input into the decision and it's worth your while to learn as much as you can. WVU is a great school and I'm sure all but the most driven, prestige oriented person would be happy there, but I doubt it is the type of school that attractsd that kind of applicant. Great place, great town." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was sort of difficult, only because I felt like the interviewer had already made up their mind and the meeting was just a formaility. I was rushed through questions and cut off, which made it disatisfying. I'm sure this one person was just an exception. There was supposed to be a student interviewer as well but they did not show up." More from this Member | Report Response

"EXCELLENT LEARNING EXPERIENCE!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was much as I expected - they asked very typical questions, and as long as you are relaxed, the interviewers were very easy to get along with. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great experience and I really fell in love with the school. Everyone is really helpful. I was afraid that being such a small town it would lack diversity, but I was really surprised to see the wealth of diversity. " More from this Member | Report Response

"awesome experience--i would love to go here!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first interview and I guess it was an overall good experience. Leaving the interview, I felt a little puzzled about the half-pursued questions, but I guess they were satisfied with my answers and I know that I gave it my best. I really loved Ruby hospital and would love to attend WVU. I really appreciate the fact that they will let us know our status as soon as possible and like the free mug! I can now rest knowing that God is in control- don't know what I'd do if I didn't have that!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The third-year students who showed us around were great. They were very upbeat about their school and the experience there. They gave us good, useful information. The folks in the admissions office are unfailingly helpful. The facilities are good (the library being the one exception I saw; it's adequate) and should remain that way as long as Robert Byrd is a senator. I was interviewed by an MD and a PhD. One had very little reaction to anything I said and it was hard to judge if he thought I was the greatest applicant ever or just another bozo who gets the 'no thanks' letter next week. The second interviewer was a bit eccentric and threw out some total non sequitors every now and again. He was amusing, but I had to work to bring the interview back to why they should let me in. They had clearly looked closely at my application packet and letters. They were well informed about where I was coming from. I did get the impression that they wanted the interview to last 30 minutes and no longer. I only had time to ask one question of them before one interviewer got up and opened the door as a signal that the interview was definately over. " More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 84
Faculty member 2
Admissions staff 1
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 48
Neutral 19
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.62 63

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

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In state 16
Out of state 49

What was your total time spent traveling?

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0-1 hour 11
2-3 hours 19
4-6 hours 17
7+ hours 20

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 21
Automobile 44
Train or subway 0
Other 2

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

Response # Responders
< $100 15
$101-$200 16
$201-$300 10
$301-$400 3
$401-$500 6
$501+ 8

What airport did you use?

Morgantown, tickets have to be bought separately from other flights, but are very cheap

Pittsburgh

RIC

PIT

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 1
With students at the school 12
Friends or family 6
Hotel 34
Home 1
Other 0

General Info

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

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7.18 67

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

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7.09 67

0 = low, 10 = high

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

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6.56 66

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

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8.09 35

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

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8.43 35

0 = low, 10 = high

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

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5.75 32

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"When I came for the interview I was excited to learn more about their research opportunities. However, I could not get a solid comment from either faculty or the students as to the specific projects and programs that are available." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, keep being amazing and friendly. It was such a great environment on my interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students should be prepared to give tour. They were quite confused about which floor is which." More from this Member | Report Response

"If tour guides could speak up, that would be awesome so everyone could hear! Otherwise it was a great experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wished interview was 30 minutes instead of 20, felt like I could have said more about myself if interview had been a little longer" More from this Member | Report Response

"Better subject titles in emails" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Very up front. Explained when committee was meeting and when you would receive a response. Was told that they are meeting a week from interview and will have answer the following week on acceptance." More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide more extensive information or presentation regarding the three campuses, financial aid, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Verify the receipt of the part of the application that is mailed in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Coffee and water during the waiting periods would be very nice! Also, having the schedule available" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have signs to guide people to the admissions office since it isn't exactly easy to find." More from this Member | Report Response

"Perhaps provide an overview of the curriculum, highlights of the school, financial aid info during t" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please, give some info on Fin Aid during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Financial aid presentation would be great." More from this Member | Report Response

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