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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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?

5

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)?

"I see on your application that you've volunteered at the hospital. Tell me about ... (a medically related volunteer experience you've had)." Report Response

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

"What strengths do you have that will make you a good doctor? And conversely, what weaknesses do you have that will challenge you as a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Have you thought about what area of medicine you'd like to get into?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you like to do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What other schools have you applied to? Why do you want to go to that school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Lots of practice interviews! I spent time interviewing with a 2nd year hematology-oncology fellow. She gave me great pointers and helped me by pointing out areas I needed to work on for the real interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone at WVSOM is so geniunely nice! I loved the small town atmosphere. Students and faculty members would walk right up to you and introduce themselves, and ask you about the interview. All the students had great things to say about WVSOM." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I wish I could have spent more time in Lewisburg. Unfortunately, the interview ended around 3 pm, and I was so exhausted from the little bit of sleep I had the night before. I was not able to check out the town, because I had a 5 hour drive home." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You cannot gauge how your interview will go based on the comments of other students that interview before you. A student that interviewed before me felt that he was drilled with tough questions and insinuations were made against him that he would not be a good doctor because of bad grades he recieved his freshman year. I didn't feel any of the questions were particularly difficult, and I thought my interviewers were very nice." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview was supposed to be with a doctor, a scientist, and a member of the admissions staff. The scientist was ill, so I only had two interviewers. Both of them were very nice and easy to talk to. I was a little nervous at first, but soon I felt like I was just having a discussion with some close friends. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/29/2004

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