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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 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?

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)?

"Explain why your MCAT scores are somewhat lower than other applicants (despite the fact that my numbers were right on if not above the averages for WVU according to the MSAR)." Report Response

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

"Who is your favorite artist?" Report Response

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

"Why WVU, why medicine, blah blah blah..." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell us about Sheetz (where I worked for a few years previously)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain your MCAT scores " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"WVU website, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"A familiar location to me personally, adequate facilities" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Everything seemed to be somewhat smaller or cut back from how they are done at other schools that I saw, the interview and having to wait for almost 3 hours" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That interviews were done in such a slow manner that made the whole thing almost not worth it" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I got there in the early morning and had a small brunch with some med students who also gave the tour. I couldn't get over how much the plae looked like a high school with the long halls and lockers everywhere. I was in a group of 6 people and was number 4 in line to be interviewed. The problem was that the same two people were interviewing everyone one after the other, so I waited over 2.5 hours to finally get into my room. The two-on-one approach made me pretty nervous and the woman seemed to laugh at everything I said for some reason. I was especially insulted by the question about why my MCATs were somewhat lower than other candidates. How do you answer something like that? It was over quickly and I took my mug with blue fortune cookies and got out pretty quickly. Honestly, for me the only real draw of WVU over other schools was that friends of mine were going/going to go there. I'm still on their waitlist (which I am told can last up until the day classes start), but I have already accepted an offer at a much better school for me." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/16/2006

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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