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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?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Are you interested in primary care? Where do you want to practice?" Report Response

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

"Explain discrepancy of GPA/MCAT." Report Response

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

"What do you know about OMT?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Something particular to my application." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Something particular to my application." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN interview feedback, thought about why I wanted to be a doctor." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"1) Friendliness of admissions staff; there was a real down-home feel to the school and the town. 2)The students seem happy. Everyone has their own little space in lecture hall that they've personalized. The anatomy lab was nice but very crowded when I was in there. It was interesting that they showed the prospective students cadavers on interview day, but I appreciated seeing what anatomy lab really looks like. 3) Plenty of parking. 4) The area. The mountains of West Virginia are beautiful and there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"1)Like most DO schools, there is no affiliated hospital, so you have to move third year to another site in WV. 2)The whole place seemed a bit generic. There was nothing particularly special or interesting about the campus. For example, there hardly any pictures on the walls. Something about it just struck me as odd. It feels like they just moved in yesterday. Very strange. 3)Staff referring to female applicants/students as "girls." This might be picky of me, but they are women seeking/getting a professional education, not high school students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That even though the school touts its commitment to rural primary care, many of the students are not interested in this at all. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, a positive experience. The interview panel was polite and friendly. One of the interviewers turned the heat up a little bit. I think this school has everything in order and students going here will get a solid education. I also learned quite a bit more about OMT from being here and am more interested in it than before I interviewed." 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?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/09/2009

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?

4 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

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