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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"How do you reconcile your GPA with your MCAT score?" Report Response

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

"Why DO, why rural medicine, why WVSOM?" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do reconcile a relatively low science GPA with a relatively high MCAT score? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, review my AACOMAS and secondary application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students!! They all seem very happy to be and very willing to answer any and all of our questions. For the most part, the facilities were outstanding. All the SBL seats and PBL rooms had full ethernet capability (no wireless though). The gross anatomy lab, multiuse lab, and and OMT room were outstanding. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The only thing that negatively impressed me was the library. It was pretty small as college libraries go. Apparently, the school does have online subscriptions through EBSCO and MD CONsult, though." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How beautiful West Virginia is! How helpful the staff is (Ange, you rock!)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, a great experience! The day starts with breakfast at the General Lewis Inn. They rotate faculty for this, so you don't know who you're going to get. It is a great way to break the ice, though. Next they take you to the admissions office where the director goes over your file and any missing requirements. Next you get to set in on the PBL and SBL sessions while the interviews are going on. The interview itself wasn't too bad. There were three comittee members including the Associate Dean for Admissions. After everyone has interviewed, you have lunch with several 1st and 2nd year students, all of whom are very courteous and helpful. Finally you get the grand tour of all the facilites. Overall, it was a great experience. You get a LOT of unsupervised access to the students, which I think speaks very well of the school. The Lewisburg area is absolutely beautiful (I'm sure it didn't hurt that the leaves were at the peak of their color when I was there). Be prepared though: the area is very rural. If you absolutely live for the breakneck pace of a Mega metropolis like DC, New York, or Chicago this is probably not the place for you. If you want somehwere that is quiet and the students and faculty are tight-knit, then you should definitely check out WVSOM." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2004

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