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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"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?" Report Response

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

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

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

"Describe something you have learned in (insert a class on your transcript here). " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe the nuclear reactions that allow for various nuclear imaging techniques to be possible." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read WVU website, read pamphlets, used SDN website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are friendly, and the facilities are very modern. The city is beautiful too." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

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

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"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." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/14/2004

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