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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

How you think you did?

5 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)?

"Tell me about an interesting encounter you had with a patient." Report Response

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

"Do you feel you will be able to handle the demands of a 38 credit load? (One of the interviewers gave the analogy of having your lips sealed aroung the end of a firehose and cranking the flow to it's maximum flow rate)" Report Response

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

"Do you feel they will ever find a Unified Field Theory? (This was asked as a follow-up to a comment that I made in answering a question about my interests and how I deal with stress. I had commented about being interested in Quantum Physics, Superstring Theory, and Chaos Theory. The interviewers were definitely quick on their feet...so be able to back up anything that you say.) " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What did you learn from your medical volunteer experiences in Guatamala." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What other schools did you apply to and why. Did you apply to any allopathic schools. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Checked out SDN, discussed Osteopathic Theory with several DO's, and read the Philosopher Physician and The DO's" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were quite impressive - the gross anatomy lab, the OMT lab, and the lecture rooms were just unreal. Lewisburg is nestled in the appalachians, definitely a beautiful setting. The New River Gorge is only 45 minutes away...endless potential for rock climbing, hiking, whitewater kayaking, etc. The students, staff, and faculty had nothing but positive things to say about the school...definitely an impressive group of people. Angie in admissions was outstanding. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The insanely high tuition. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The fact that the tuition will be increased by 7% each year over the next few years and that the class size will be increased significantly over the next few years. This seemed to be a concern with some of the staff because there might be some growing pains associated with accommodating such an increase in the student population. This also might have the potential to compromise some of the strengths that WVSOM has come to be known for...although I hope that is not the case." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was laid back and comfortable. Nothing to get stressed about. One of my connecting flights was canceled due to severe weather and I was re-directed all over the country and didn't get into Charleston until 2am and then didn't get into Lewisburg until 4:30am on the morning of the interview. So, I ended up getting about 45 minutes of sleep before the day of the interview...not an ideal situation. Yet, it didn't seem to matter because the interviewers really made the interview comfortable and conversational. The three interviewers seemed genuinely interested in who I was as an individual. I was definitely impressed by the faculty there. I did think it was slightly strange that I wasn't asked about my reasearch because I have several solid stem cell research publications, yet as I think about it research really isn't a prominent focus at WVSOM. To be honest I didn't think I did all that well in the interview, yet I must of done better than I thought because I was accepted yesterday. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/20/2004

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