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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

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)?

"Why D.O.??" Report Response

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

"Why WVSOM?" Report Response

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

"Something specific about my application." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"They were all fairly standard, get-to-know-you questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None. They really don't want to try and trip you up or fluster you. They just want to get to know you. ZERO stress. Seriously, I didn't believe it before I interviewed, but it's true." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, poured over the school website, reviewed my application, personal statement and secondary to the school, D.O. medicine website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Pretty much everything. The Dean took 10-15 minutes to talk to us on the tour and individually shook our hands and wished us luck. Nice guy! The anatomy lab is awesome!! They were done with anatomy when we toured but there was no stench at all, they have an amazing ventilation system set up and the whole thing is top notch. They also have a new center for simulated patient practice and its completely up to date and high tech. The gym facility is awesome!!! Nice weights and cardio machines. One of things that I liked the most is that everything (except the main portion of the library) is open 24/7 to students. You can study anatomy at 2 in the morning if you have a test coming up. If you feel the need to lift some weights in the middle of the night you can do that too. Your ID card gives you access to everything at all hours. Everyone at the school seems genuinely interested in your well being and the admission staff are amazingly nice. You may find the area slightly boring. But you're there to go to med school, not party, so its not a big deal. The area is full of history and very pretty." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Absolutely nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it would rain. haha. But they had umbrellas for everyone when we went on the tour so it wasn't that bad. It was out of my control, but the travel was super expensive. I had to make three connections to get to Roanoke and then I still had to rent a car and drive an hour and a bit. Just know that. If you're coming from far out-of-state I would be sure to leave the morning before the interview so you have plenty of time to get there. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Awesome school. Ten years ranked as a top medical school, and it shows. They want you to succeed and will help you reach your goals. You will love this school. Stress level on interview day is ZERO!!!! They just want to meet you and get to know you. They interview around 600 and offer acceptances to slightly over 500. Unless you seriously botch it and are nothing like you say you are in your application, you have a good chance of getting accepted once offered an interview. I freakin' love this place." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$501+

What airport did you use?

Roanoke

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

General Lewis Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/14/2009

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

8 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None. They do an awesome job at making the experience a stress free one." Report Response

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