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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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"See above." Report Response

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

"Why WVU? Tell me about x volunteer experience. Why Morgantown? Ties to West Virginia?" Report Response

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

"Any idea what you would like to specialize in? Why do you want to be a doctor? Tell me about your research." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If money was not a factor, and you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If your friend were at this interview instead of you, what would he say your greatest strength is? What would he say your greatest weakness is?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"School's website, SDN interview feedback" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The area is very beautiful, the medical center is huge and extremely modern." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour guides didn't seem very excited to be at WVU. In addition they mentioned that 90% of their third year class was married, and that they had lost 25 classmates (out of a class of 110) to failing out by the third year." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The hospital is huge, so leave time to find where you need to go for your interview. The information desk in one of the main hospital buildings was very helpful with this the night before." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"All in all it was a very laid back, conversational interview. I was interviewed by a medical student and a basic science professor, and both seemed genuinely interested in getting to know me. This was my first med school interview, and it was a real confidence booster for the interviews at other schools that followed." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

3 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?

7 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?

10/15/2006

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

2 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?

7 out of 10

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