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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?

2 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?

3

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)?

"how did you decide to become an osteopath" Report Response

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

"describe your research" Report Response

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

"what do you think about west virginia, speak about you living in a rural setting" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"a question about a faculty member at the university of pennsylvania. one of my interviewers had ties to philadelphia." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"the questions were not difficult, however they were very nebulous....i guess to give me a starting point to talk. for instance: how did you decide you wanted to become an osteopathic doctor? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"school website, reviewed secondary" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the facilities are very modern/advanced (anatomy labs), the students were all very positive and there seemed to be a strong sense of comraderie among them. Perhaps it is b/c interviewees stick out like sore thumbs, but all of the professors and staff either stopped and smiled or wished us luck and tried to alleviate our nervousness. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the location of the school. the town is not part built around a college , so there is no "college town" atmosphere, nor is there really any "quaintness." it is simply a very small town, however, that is not to say that it doesnt have potential. a large metropolitan area it is not, however, i doubt there are tumble weeds blowing through the streets either. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the cost of the tuition for out of state residents. the school suggests a budget for 1st year students in excess of $61,000. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"the day starts out with breakfast at the general lewis inn. the inn is very quaint and has a historic ambiance. the breakfast was delicious and a great way to start out the day and get to know some of the other potential candidates. from the get go, you get the sense that the interview will not be overly competitive, and the two faculty at breakfast wanted us to speak candidly and offered to answer any and all questions. i interviewed third out of four people, so i had the chance to attend the second years lecture on GI pathology. to be honest, the majority of the class seemed unenthused, however, they had the powerpoint slides as handouts and could probably find better ways to spend their time. the interview itself, was what i expected, typical how and why type questions, but nothing off the wall. the tour was great and very informative. the school is in its first year of a pbl (problem-based learning) curriculum, and the students (21) that are members, all seem to love it. they seem enthused and yearn to learn more. the tenets of this type of learning make sense and the program seems very well organized, however there is no data on the success of the students as of yet. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/22/2004

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