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  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Lewisburg
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Personal questions: They asked about why I made several long distance moves around the country, about my musical experiences, and to give more details about one of my volunteer experiences." Report Response

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

"What is one of your weaknesses and one of your strengths?" Report Response

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

"What is your motivation to become a D.O.? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Which instruments do you play?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None in particular... Just know your application and be prepared to elaborate on your experiences. One girl, who had been an EMT, was given a scenerio in which she had to triage patients. The other interviewees were given similar questions relating to their background." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Interview questions found on the internet as well as StudentDoctor.net" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The extreme beauty of the West Virginia mountains. I was also impressed by how quaint the town was, yet it is large enough to have a Super Walmart! Yay! The classes are held in historical buildings (I believe it was once an academy?), however the best parts of the history have been maintained while keeping the facilities state-of-the-art. Apparently their anatomy lab is so advanced that other schools (Edward Via Virginia and others) have mimicked it. And similar to what seems to be the case at most Osteopathic schools, the students and staff were extremely friendly and helpful! Oh yeah, there is no dress code." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"In previous years the school boasted an impressive board passing rate. However, for some reason this last year their passing rate dropped below 80%! (Although it is easy for statistics to jump considering their relatively small class size) They do maintain a 98% "finish rate" though. Apparently 98% of those who start there, finish with their D.O. degree (took boards twice?). Nonetheless, 80% is a very low passing rate. They have the new PBL track now and that seems promising. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Last years low board passing rate. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was very low stress. I suggest going to the breakfast before the interview to get to know the other applicants. It was my first interview and I was just accepted, woohoo! Now to go check out the competition. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/04/2003

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