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  • West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Morgantown
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

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

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

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

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

"How did someone from out of state become interested in WVU?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

"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." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

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

What impressed you positively?

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

What impressed you negatively?

"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." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"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." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/05/2003

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