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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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?

2

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)?

"Why WVU? What are the chances you would attend here if admitted?" Report Response

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

"Questions about my undergraduate major (business), the program, and why I pursued it in addition to medicine" Report Response

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

"Why medicine, what field and why?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do kidneys do that dialysis machines don't? (since I volunteered in the Kidney center in college)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Does it make any sense to you why a dialysis patient would need erythropoietin? (dialysis machines sometimes filter out red blood cells and kidneys produce this protein, making patients anemic)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, went over application, read the handbook they send you in the mail... went over possible questions related to my experiences" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Even though the hallways look old, the classrooms are very nice and Pittsburgh is only 45 minutes away" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"How secluded Morgantown is even though it seems like a nice area." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"2 doctors interviewed me who are professors during your 1st two years of school. Both were very nice, one just probed more into what I knew about my experiences. They really study your file and seem to have an impression of you before you walk in there... so just don't blow it! It was a laid back environment, just relax." 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?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 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?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2005

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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