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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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 yourslef. Why osteopathy? What do you like todo for fun? Your average MCAT score does not reflect your high GPA, why is that? What was your most difficult undergrad semester, what would you do differently if you could go back to it? " Report Response

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

"Tell me about the patient contact you have had. Why did you choose _____ for your research topic (followed by many questions relating to the research)? What field of medicine would you like to go into? " Report Response

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

"What are your strengths and weaknesses? What other schools did you apply to and why? Did you apply to any allopathic schools? What is your criteria for picking a medical school? Are you interested in PBL?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you know about manipulation? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This website, reread my supplemtal application and my previous research, and did mock interviewing with a friend." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were so clean and up to date. Angie in admissions was awesome! The students were so friendly!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Tuition and location. They will not be changing to wireless internet any time soon. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Third year rotations need to be conducted in WV but are not close to the school. Most people have to pick up and move for the third and fourth year rotations." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall the interview went really well. I had the interviewers laughing so it made things a little bit less stressful. I was myself and did not try to say what they wanted to hear, I answered each question honestly and to the best of my ability. They asked me a lot about the things in my application. It seemed like they memorized it!! Overall I would say that it was pretty laid back despite my high level of stress." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

General Lewis Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/05/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

7 out of 10

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