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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"How did you first find out about WVSOM? Why did you decide to apply here? (Paraphrased)" Report Response

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

"Did you apply elsewhere?" Report Response

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

"What do you do besides applying to med school? Where do you picture yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Is your fiance smarter than you? (It was a joke, but I was baffled as to what to say. I later lamented, ''Aren't they always?'')" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are some of your reservations about attending medical school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, TPR's ''Planning A Life in Medicine'', Other students who interviewed that day :)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff and the students were really friendly and eager to answer questions. The lunch with both PBL and SBL students was extremely valuable. Angela Bowyer is the nicest admissions representative on the face of the planet." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Fire alarm went off due to construction (a positive if you really think about it..), nothing serious" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the facilities were so amazing - the lecture halls and the anatomy lab were simply the best I have come across. I was honestly taken aback. I have no idea how such a quaint community supports such an amazingly-modern medical school. I grew up in a small rural town, and I could not imagine a medical school being located there. VERY impressive to say the least." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview experience was my first, so I was nervous without having interviewed previously. That said, the interview was extremely laid back and Ms. Bowyer was excellent as a tour guide and admissions rep, and she made every effort to make us feel welcome and comfortable throughout the day. After a tour and an introduction to the PBL curriculum, the students provided an invaluable means of information when they took the interviewing group out to lunch at the General Lewis Inn. After that, we watched a video about clinical experiences. OH, and I have to mention ''Otto'' which simply amazed me... it was a robotic patient that responds to treatment and can be used to practice clinical stuff before using real humans (They have 3 robots total including a child robot for pediatrics). The anatomy lab was devoid of formaldehyde smell and it was extremely open with skylights! I can't emphasize enough how much I enjoyed my visit to WVSOM and how positive the interview experience was." 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?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

The General Lewis Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/01/2006

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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