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  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Lewisburg
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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?

20 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)?

"Why DO? Why WVSOM?" Report Response

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

"You're living in a metropolitain area, what is your interest in rural medicine?" Report Response

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

"What do you do in your free time?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"none" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why dont you have experience shadowing a D.O.?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read interview feedback on SDN, reread my apps, read the school's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school is beautiful. The campus buildings have an "old" ivy league feeling to them like you're at Georgetown or Harvard... until you get inside anyway. The surrounding area is pretty in the fact that its in the mountains. The facilities are nice, one of the best anatomy labs I've seen. I loved the group lecture halls and the fact that every student had a little personalized desk area for lectures and study time. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school is in the middle of nowhere and the students reflect that. One of the interviewers even bragged that he was born and raised in Lewisburg and had lived there his whole life. I wondered how anyone could stay in that town for so long. Also, the tuition is way too high." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there is very little culture or diversity amongst the students or the town in general." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school and the facilities are nice. The campus is beautiful and I love the serenity of a mountain town, however I don't see myself fitting into such an isolated place. Maybe because I live in a city I'm used to more diversity, but diversity is something that is important to me and I think beneficial to anyone who wants to be a doctor. The fact that students get shipped out to even more isolated areas of WV for their 3rd and 4th year scares me even more. The tuition is way too high, even for a really great program. I would have to seriously weigh my options if I chose to go to school here over anywhere else." 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?

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?

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?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Express

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/17/2008

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

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Admissions staff are by far the friendliest admissions people you will ever meet." Report Response

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