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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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?

2

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)?

"Tell us about (insert my unique extracurricular here). I've never met someone who does (extracurricular) and you'd definitely be a first in our program." Report Response

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

"Why are you interested in WVU?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your experiences while shadowing. Can you share any stories and how they affected your desire to pursue a career in medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your favorite part of the brain and why? (I majored in Neuroscience and one of my interviewers happened to be a PhD who studied neurophysiology and neuropharmacology)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell us about (insert my summer research internship here). Explain the difficulties you had in developing your protocol. What did you do to fix the issues and what did you learn?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I extensively reviewed my AMCAS application and secondary essays. I also thoroughly researched the school and its programs and did some prep with basic interview questions and some ethical and policy questions (My entire interview was focused on my application/experiences. I could have skipped the healthcare policy and ethics prep entirely)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students, staff and interviewers were enthusiastic and helpful. I felt very welcome and "at home." I could really see myself attending if accepted." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I can't think of any particularly negative impressions. Some of the facilities were outdated and drab but that's simply a matter of aesthetics and does not affect my impression of the program, nor does it affect my desire to attend. Overall, after my interview day, WVU rose higher on my own school ranking list. I was originally indifferent but now it's one of my top choices." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known more about the three different campuses. I did watch the recommended videos prior to the interview day but I wish I had researched them more. On interview day you have to rank the campuses based on your preference and while this does not affect your candidacy or acceptance, they do use this to place all accepted students. Your rank of the campuses on interview day determines which campus you are assigned to if accepted, so make sure to research the campuses thoroughly PRIOR to interviewing!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I loved WVU and would be delighted to attend if granted acceptance." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Pittsburgh

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?

Fairfield Inn and Suites, Granville

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/11/2014

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?

8 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Provide more extensive information or presentation regarding the three campuses, financial aid, etc." Report Response

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