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  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Blacksburg
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Blacksburg
Individual Feedback 5 216 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 188
Negatively 14
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.72 209

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.43 153

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.81 134

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 4
20 minutes 14
25 minutes 17
30 minutes 112
35 minutes 16
40 minutes 18
45 minutes 3
50 minutes 2
55 minutes 1
60+ minutes 28

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 200
At a regional location 0
At another location 12

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 211
In a group 1

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 207
Closed file 3

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.96 212

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

"What makes the process of applying to schools and becoming a doctor worth it for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine? Why VCOM? Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could ask the President to enact one thing and him not be able to go back on it the next day, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As an out of state applicant, why VCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of all the schools you applied to, how much of a priority does VCOM have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have your previous experiences prepared you for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCOM" More from this Member | Report Response

"What interests you about VCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O." More from this Member | Report Response

"The 2 faulty interviewers asked the typical why osteopathic, why do you want to be a doctor, why VCOM questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is primary care medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one important trait that didn't come through in your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very conversational. I was interviewed by a PhD and he asked me about research that I had done as an undergraduate." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see yourself practicing in this region one day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Even though I had taken every upper level bio class offered at my undergrad with mostly A or B grades, I was asked about the one C I did get." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"1st Interviewer: Why VCOM? Why DO? Favorite class? Lease favorite class? Proudest Moment? Biggest Failure? Most recent book read? Most unique thing about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle all the stress associated with being a med student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did I think of the area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you give an example of a time you worked as a team? Can you give me an example of a time you went against your ethics? Can you give me an example of a time you were proud?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why vcom, why DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you know about OMM." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in residency? 10 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were a lot of questions-- the first interviewer asked me a lot about m interest in rural medicine, how my experiences affected my interests, and what I thought of the school and why. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How much money do you expect to make?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were really conversational. I did most of the talking." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself? What have you learned from travel experiences? What do you enjoy doing for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your Undergrad Institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are living your dream career, where will you be in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why VCOM? What are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All three interviews were super low key and very conversational. The key is to be relaxed but still be professional. They really seem to want to get to know you - so let them! I also asked plenty of questions to each interviewer and interviewed them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Name a time that you went above and beyond the call of duty. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Where do think you will be practicing medicine in 10 years? What specialty? Asked specific questions about my community involvement. This interview was very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were responsible for a patient's death how would you go about handling it? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since your father is an allopathic physician how do you think he feels about you applying to this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"First was just a conversation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Some schools will help you become a clinician, while others will make you a researcher. Which one do you want to be? (clinician) Why do you want to be a clinician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will it affect you when/if you are sued by a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Over the next 30 years the figure to care for Baby Boomers is equivalent to the current 700 Billion stimulus package. What is the importance of both and how do you feel the importance should be distributed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Then he asked like 20 ethical questions - (Yeah, all the big ones you can possibly imagine - this guy was tough, but good.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain your answer to the essay you wrote (regarding how to fix healthcare, was told it was the best essay he had ever read, and he just wanted to make sure *I* had wrote it and could back up my answers!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does my drive to be a D.O. fit with entering the Army." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why VCOM? Why medicine? How do you study best? Asked about my chemistry grades. Jam's and jellies question. Why are you interested in DO/PhD? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you nominate for Time magazine's person of the year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about OMM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why DO? why VCOM? why Medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to amputate a patient's limb, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What area of medicine do you want to specialize in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about Ireland. (I worked abroad there)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your greatest accomplishment in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO and not MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you consider DO? Why VCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What 3 material things are important to you? What determines a person's self worth?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? What characteristics make a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest success?" More from this Member | Report Response

"First interviewer did not ask me any questions. His first comment was that ''My life is very interesting!''" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCOM? Why DO? why rural medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Dr.? Why DO? Why military? Why VA? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, EVMS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Intelligence aside, what qualities do you think make an exceptional osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why VCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See difficult question above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O.? Why VCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some qualities of an osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is osteopathic medicine? Why D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a major dissapointment in your life? What is the difference between MD and DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your group interaction? How did you solve a problem when you disagreed? How do you see yourself in 10 years? What kind of practice will you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel abour rural medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you solved a problem, not medically related per se." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO vs. MD? Favorite book? What qualities can you bring to the class? What is one weak area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix healthcare in America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your missions trips" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most questions were just about my background." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years? What fields are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a dissappointment in your life. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Of all of the science courses that you have completed, which was your favorite/least favorite and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCOM? Why DO? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had Pres. Bush on the phone for 1 minute what would you suggest him to do about health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain how your experiences made you want to become a DO." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCOM? Why osteopathy? Asked me about my DO experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is osteopathy (actual first question I was asked there)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you caught someone cheating? Answer: Turn him or her in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? What do you know about DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"first interviewer: why doctor? why DO? what was it like growing up in your hometown? she looked through my file and asked a couple more specific questions..no big deal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why rural medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you apply to vcom?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the story behind your nickname?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your MCAT experience (I did really poorly on my MCAT the first time but significantly improved the second time around)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor? When did it hit you? Why Osteopathy?-same question was asked twice by two different faculty members." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come back home?" More from this Member | Report Response

"5-10 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of patient should receive OMT treatment? The answer is all patients, but the way the question was asked required me to think more than needed." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you won the lottery?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I thought about healthcare in the US and what I could do to fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As described in other posts." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you made a mistake and a patient died as a result, would you tell the family? Would you quit practicing medicine? What is your biggest regret? What would your best friend say about you? (as far as I can tell, everyone was asked these questions.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is it about osteopathic medicine that makes it a more effective discipine than allopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO, VCOM." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you very proud about " More from this Member | Report Response

"As a physician, how would I handle an uninsured patient who needed treatment? (I actually had an uncle who experienced this, so I gave what I thought was a good answer.) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Just elaborate about yourself and your file." More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine, what do you do besides school" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do in Australia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCOM." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Why osteopathic and why a physician? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years/10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What happend with undergrad grades? What is the last book you read? Why DO? Why VCOM? Why VA? (Professor very dry)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview 1: Tell me "your story." Where do you see yourself in ten years? Do you have any concerns about VCOM? If you are accepted here and several other schools, what would keep you from choosing VCOM? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathic Medicine, Why Virginia, Why VCOM? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. What experiences have you had with medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do I want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths/weaknesses? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which science class did you like the best, the least?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCOM? Why osteopathic medicine? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? ( asked in 2 of the interviews)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why VCOM? Why rural? Do you see it as a negative to have no alumni to have out in the field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you shadowed a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is euthanasia? I didn't know an exact definition. He told me "doctor-assisted suicide." I politely said nothing, but I WISH I had thought about the case of girl babies in China killed because the parents wanted a boy, or the killing of a retarded child. Neither case would be "suicide." F*CK HIM right in the ear! We were told that this school wanted us to feel comfortable, and he made me feel like my answer was dumb. I'd love to punch that focker! (My other two interviewers were awesome, don't get the wrong impression)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why you want to be a DO and not an MD. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O. and why VCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw a student cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why rural" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your work and medical experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about stem cell research? What areas of medicine are you interested in? What do you think will be hardest about medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why VCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathic Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have your experiences in both rural and urban health care changed your perception of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Why osteopathic medicine? Why EVVCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do with a non-compliant patient" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What are you doing in Biochem right now? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Favorite Class? What would I have changed about my undergraduate education? How did I balance all my activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you like growing up in MI? I'm from that state too." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could only keep 3 material possesions, what would they be? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"Were do I see myself in 10 years? ( all 3 interviewers ask this question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a disappointing moment in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself in 10 years, strenghts and weaknesses, why DO? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What osteoptahic Physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked several scenerios about abortion and cheating and how I would have handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"All three interviews asked Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years (asked in all 3 interviews)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest dissappointment in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did you learn about osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? This was the only question repeated between interviews. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself 15 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your study abroad experiences impact your passion for medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a time you dealt with conflict and how did you resolve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who were you rooting for in the Super Bowl? (I'm not even kidding)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strongest qualities? What are your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a DO instead of MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have your previous experiences prepared you to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you explain this grade in this class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time your ethics were challenged." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you passionate about? (he gave examples like abortion, politics, gay rights, etc....)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are doing a group project and your group member is not carrying his/her weight, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in primary care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you hear about VCOM (I am out of state)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want the admissions committee to know about you" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in a group with 5 people and one person had to be a leader and one had to be a recorder, would you be one of those two people or be someone in the background?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on the current status of healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you think are important in a doctor? (whatever you say, don't forget integrity!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCOM" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come here from so far away?" More from this Member | Report Response

"2nd Interviewer: Why DO? Why VCOM? How do you learn best? If you had the pres on the phone for 2 minutes what would you say to him on how to fix health care? What are your doubts? What do you know about OMM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What differences do you see between Osteopathic and Allopathic physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about my extracurricular activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your study abroad experiences. (VCOM has an extensive world and appalachia missions program), Why VCOM?, What did you like most about this school when you decided to apply?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What persuaded you to consider a career in Medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My second interviewer was really looking to be asked more questions, and I don't know if he actually asked me any personal questions at all. He gave out a lot of school information though, and was very helpful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about genetic engineering?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Tell me about your medical mission trips and volunteer experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What led you to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you take the MCAT 3 times? Why do you feel we should accept you? How and why did you choose your undergraduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite/ and Least favorite class in undergrad and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three MATERIAL things that you cherish?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the role of a primary care provider in a community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with a patient who does not listen to what you tell them? Tell me about your research? What area of medicine do you see yourself going to? Tell me about a time you worked in a team? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked what part of Osteopathy was of the mot interest to me. Can you really see your self living in Blacksburg?" More from this Member | Report Response

"According to your MCAT scores, you should not even be here, why do you think you deserve to be here. How many D.O. physicians are there in the country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What differences have you seen in the way DOs practice vs MDs? Asked questions about my research. Talked about my tutoring experiences. Asked questions about a situation in my personal statement. Other questions specific to information in my application. This interview was also very conversational. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why VCOM? ...then we spoke about our parents and Latin (one of my recommenders was my Latin teacher and my interviewer took Latin)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your overseas travel (I had studied abroad)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you always want to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Second interview was a conversation as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any leadership experiences? Can you think of a time when you resolved an argument?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about {insert ethical issue}? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO?, Why VCOM? Why OMM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you see OMM used?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself Discussion of personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would be your Time Man/Woman of the year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to go to school in VA (I live in the western US)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If accepted, what would you need." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a support network? Who are they? how do you feel you are prepard for medical school? If you could redo anything what would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What salary do you hope to make as a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"question about one of my grades, various questions about my experiences I wrote in my essay (for conversational starters)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is one thing you would do over in life? what is one example of a time you helped someone? why should I tell the ADCOM to let you be a student? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you nominate to be TIME Magazine's person of the year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your MCAT experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what an Osteopathic doctor is and what they do." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your MCAT experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan to stay in the military, and if so do you plan to return to rural medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about the free clinic mentioned in ''most interesting questions''" More from this Member | Report Response

"When were you in a leadership role in the community when you had a problem and how did you solve/resolve the issue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a strength and weakness. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What specialty?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a DO vs being an MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about Osteopathic manipulation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to do medical missions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why VCOM? What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What leadership experience have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Second Interviewer drilled me on why rural medicine, because I come from a large city. Why D.O.? Describe a difficult situation I had to overcome?Ask about my background." More from this Member | Report Response

"What events solidified your desire for medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualties do you have that would benefit VCOM? (or a variation of this)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could take 3 people to dinner (dead or alive), who would you take and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research, volunteer experience, work experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"MD vs. DO? " More from this Member | Report Response

"I am a non-traditional student (40 ish years old) So, a question: How will you fit in and get along with the rest of the class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your life (Growing up.. high school... college)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, not public health? (B/c of my background). Why DO? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you go to undergrad. where you did? (*I went to a small, private school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you get adolescent females to stop smoking? (This was because of my undergraduate research)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you interested in rural medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to b/cm a physician? How do you feel about working in a rural area? Why DO? Why VCOM? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I feel about working in rural underserved areas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of you grades concern us. How will you handle the difficult courses? What are you passionate about? Tell me about this experience? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO?/How did you learn about DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some problems with healthcare? What solutions do you have to these problems?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO school? What type of specialty are you interested in? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Difference between D.O. and M.D." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw someone cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. What specialty are you thinking about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to practice medicine because that's different from just being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you glad that you took a few years between undergrad and medical school to work? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCOM? Why osteopathic and not allopathic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some characteristics you think make a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare and contrast allopathic and osteopathic medicine for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you study? (that caught me off guard)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you consider major issues in medicine right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences. Asked me about my DO experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to DO schools and not MD schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCOM? How many kids do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you discovered another student cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to survive in such a small town?" More from this Member | Report Response

"second interviewer: tell me about yourself. asked about one of my letters of rec. very informal." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"questions specific to application for one interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you love our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared to explain what you know about Osteopathic medicine vs. allopathic" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe your research and it's medical significance? she was getting ready to do research in the same field so she was really interested, but was no intimidating at all, she was genuinely interested in hearing a very basic report of the research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why you would choose a particular specialty of medicine to practice." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you lower cost of care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why not MD like my father? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you personally? As a healthcare provider?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the MCAT experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe a complex analytical situation or event in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please explain this grade, and tell me why you think you will be successful here. You're doing research now, is there any particular reason why you don't want to do it for a career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is it about your d.o. shadowing and other medically related experiences that motivated you to apply to d.o. school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and your healthcare experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the biggest problems in healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Expand on your essay on the biggest probelm in health care" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe one of your academic regrets. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you made a mistake that cost someone's life, what would you do or say to the family member. " More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Every student reaches a point when they question this choice to becoming a doctor. How will you get over that wall?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathy" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do next year if you are not accepted into any med school? Are you interested in public health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You live in a big city; why come to a small town school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me to expand on my rural practice plans. Asked specifics from my experiences. Why DO? Who influenced your decision the most? (Admissions staff)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview 2: What is compassion? What positive experiences did have when you were shadowing physicians? What negative experiences did you have? What are the traits of a good physician? Do you think you are well prepared for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing in 10 years? Do you want to continue with research? What happened with X grade?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a DO? Have you done any research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCOM, why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of setting do you see yourself practicing? What was your favorite volunteer activity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCOM? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your strength and weakness? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Best/worst science/non-sciense class." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Convince me that you want to be an Osteopathic physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me 3 items you find important. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the problems faced in healthcare today? What would you do to solve these? (similar to essay question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this program that you volunteered in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How best to prepare and handle trauma in a rural community" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you consider to be an ethical problem in society today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you decide Osteopathic Medicine? Parallel's between the allopathic and osteopathic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCOM? Why DO? Why medical school after being a nurse practitioner?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you got here. (I'm a nontraditional student)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your three things? Above question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your greatest struggle during undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get to this point?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you handle (personal situation that affected my GPA)things better in that part of your life? " More from this Member | Report Response

"My job experience? how it relates to medicine? how will it help me in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did the family practitioner you worked with make good money? (No clue why he asked this; didn't know what to say)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do with a non-compliant patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"My opinion on cloning" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivates you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why primary care and rural medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself? How will you handle stress during medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathic Medicine, why VCOM? When and how did I decide I wanted to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why rural medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, something you would like me to know about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you consider as your role models?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you are a science major, why medicine instead of doing research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why osteopahty?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What reservations do you have about your undergraduate education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go back to rural VA?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What drew you to osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you been successful in the past in academics? What is your study style and how do you think it will help you in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have an interest in going on a medical mission trip?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you have what it takes to handle the rigors of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why will be the most challenging thing in medical school for you" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a situation in which you have fallen behind in your work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were working in a group how would you handle someone not pulling their weight?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you had a noisy neighbor above you." More from this Member | Report Response

"What trait do you value most in someone?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should VCOM have regulations on what students can put on their social media pages?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What traits or qualities frustrate you most about a person, and how do you deal with it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the bad grades you received in college? (I got 2 Cs)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty are you interested in pursuing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"3rd interviewer: very convrsational. Asked about me, my family. Where/what do you do for work now? He talked more than I did, mostly about VCOM and how they did things." More from this Member | Report Response

"Healthcare reform (there was no specific question addressing it or asked of me, I just discussed it and my thoughts with one of the interviewers, who also just kind of discussed and gave thoughts...very conversational)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you here? (I answered based on my medical interests) So why are you here? (I hesitated to find another appropriate answer... i think he was trying to trip me up)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Take me through your life after high school until now." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done in blacksburg during your time here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer #3 asked a lot of situational questions-- give me an example of when you've helped someone, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCOM? (Each one of my interviewers asked this question. By the third interview it was becoming a little difficult to reword the same answer, so be prepared. lol)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you tell me about OMM? Have you observed it first hand?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What to you is the most pressing issue facing healthcare today. How would you fix that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you enjoy in your years of research and missions trips? WHy VCOM? Why D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the most difficult part of adjusting to med school? (this question was asked because I am a non-tradtional student)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be the president of your undergraduate institution for a day, and any change you made would be permanent, what would be the first thing you change and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

" Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite book? What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research? Why do you want to work with the underserved?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Case study: A 60 year old man taking certain meds for a certain condition has these symptoms..what are the steps you would take to treat the patient. --The interviewer told me he was impressed with my answer after this, however, he began to make fun of the "country bumpkin" in their before me, felt this was unprofessional..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little bit about yourself. Tell me a time when you helped someone out. Tell me a time when you tried to help someone out, but your actions were detrimental to them. What would you do you made a mistake that lead to a patient's death? If you were the dictator of the U.S. (didn't have to deal with congress, etc.) and you had unlimited resources, what would be the first thing you would do to fix the health care system? Why DO? If I was to go to the admissions committee and tell them to accept you, what three aspects of yourself should I bring up? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why VCOM? ....then we spoke about my interests in volunteering etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"How is your mother (I had written about her being sick in my personal statement)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the work you do with diabetics and the provider in the department of family medicine. (I work at a medical school in Eastern NC)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O.? Why Tech? From your experience, what are differences between MD and DO? If you were president of VCOM for one day, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The country is currently looking at paying 700 billion to support healthcare and another 700 billion for morgage buyouts. Where should spending be cut or how are we going to be able to pay for this 1.4 trillion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get here? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest problem in healthcare today and how would you go about fixing it? What do you think of socialized medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, your values, and specifically how your values correlate with the mission of this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What course in medical school will be the hardest for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"LOTS of app specific questions. LOTS AND LOTS!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The rest was conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever made a mistake?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a non-health related social problem in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you have a support base? why do you want to do rural medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why DO? Do you want to/are you willing to work in a rural area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other specific questions about my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"What area of medicine do you want to specialize in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done in your current profession to work as a team?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an experience that has shaped who you are." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10-15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the differences between a DO and MD? Have you seen OMT done on a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to prepare yourself for the challenges that medical school will bring?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be interested in the PhD program? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not continue in nursing? (I'm a nurse)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What happened in general chemistry II? (regarding my application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other usual questions as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Third interviewer asked some questions but it was more conversational. We talked for 45 min. " More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your mcat experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Others specific to my application file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult... the were asking random questions as you were talking... really getting to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Alcohol on attendings breath, what do you do? How to solve the uninsured problem" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other questions related directly to my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel you can handle the riggers/stress of Medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing else that specific" More from this Member | Report Response

"What shadowing experiences do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your three most important material possessions? (All the other questions I was asked were VERY informal, asking about my interests, reasons for pursuing medicine, even HOBBIES that I enjoy.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything you would like to talk about that we haven't talked about already?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions related to my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? What specialty are you interested in? Name a weakness. ( I told this interviewer I used to have a problem approaching others because I was shy but I have had experiences which helped me to lose this quality and he said its not a weakness b/c he likes shy ppl b/c they keep to themselves and all this other stuff)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your experience working with Access to Rural Healthcare? (this was something from my file)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why VCOM? How has your prospective of medicine changed? What kind of support system do you have? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What's a challenge you have overcome/problem you have solved?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think of giving healthcare away for free, on say a medical mission?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you helped someone, medically related or not." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you would be able to handle to workload of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest achievement? What made you apply to VCOM? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. What would you bring to VCOM? How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who influenced your decision to pursue osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Were do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a lot of experience in research; how would you integrate that in your future career, if at all?" More from this Member | Report Response

"List three weaknesses in your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What characteristics should a good physician possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See "most difficult question"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to go to undergrad school where you did?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicie? Would yu be willing to work in a rural/underserved area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be able to live in a smaller town like Blacksburg?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite undergraduate class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"third interviewer: tell me about your family...really had a casual conversation. not stressful at all!" More from this Member | Report Response

"lots of BS I can't even remember." More from this Member | Report Response

"what sets osteopathy apart?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have for me? Be prepared w/ some good questions to ask them--it really opens new directions or your interview to go in " More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself after residency? a rural area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What my classmates would say about me that was a strength and a weakness. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most proud of from school, life, work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A couple of questions about my volunteer experience, and then the rest of the conversation was about one of my hobbies that the interviewer shared (it was a really nice conversation.) If you emphasized any particular pastime in your application, they'll probably ask you about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"do you consider where you are living now to be rural? (the interviewer obviously knew it wasnt, and revealed later he had been there before.) since you dont, why is it that you are applying to a school with an emphasis on rural care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the time was just general conversation trying to get to know you on a personal level. Just be yourself, no fancy questions or responses. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to do osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about mangaged care" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given my weak grades in organic chemistry, how do I intend to make it through med school where the subject pops up a lot? " More from this Member | Report Response

"(I just love this school's vision. For those who have medical mission in your heart, this is the school to be at. My first interviewer was talking about his numerous occassions taking medical students during break time to different countries to do medicine!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what omm have you specifically seen" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself practicing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress? How do you manage your time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO/VCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCOM? What do you anticipate the hardest part of being in med school? What specialty? ... easy, low stress stuff. Just chill, trust me I am one who worries a lot. I had a very rough interview at DMU and they are supposed to be low stress, but VCOM is just awesome school and interview wise. Top notch!!!!!! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself? How did you get to this point? Why VCOM? Why VA? Why DO? (MD)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview 3: Mostly conversational with no real questions. Discussed the professors background, his interest in VCOM, status of D.O. hospitals, international D.O. schools versus U.S. schools, realities and practicalities use of O.M.M. in practices, trends in D.O. medicine, etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you ever consider Veterinary medicine? Why did you choose not to follow that path?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who has most influenced your decision to pursue an osteopathic medical education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you shadowed a DO? What do you think about OMM? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are my strength and weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you deal with changing curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you do not get in this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What field of medicine are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some important character traits for a physician to have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself practicing in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be the one reason you wouldn't come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They mainly just took many questions from my file and asked for more details." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest strength/weakness? (Came up in one shape or form in all 3 interviews)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me? (heheheh definitely ask some! it'll make a good impression and show you're interested in their school ;-))" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem facing healthcare today, and what would you do to correct it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Virginia. (I'm from Alabama)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How best to motivate change of lifestyle in a rural community" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one thing that you have done in your life that you truly regret and wish you could change. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were accepted to all of the schools of which you applied, what would be the one reason you wouldn't choose EVVCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be interested in research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to VCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O and what area of practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years? What are your weaknesses? What are your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give a situation when you feel like you you miss it and what will you do to improve?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why VCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VA? Why rural? Why DO? When did you decide to become a DO? GOOD LUCK!" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a teenage girl wanted birth control pills without her parents knowing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of qualities do you have that you will share with this institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Two characteristics that best describe you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should you be allowed to be a doctor if you have such a low MCAT score???" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is my biggest role model and why? What qualities do I look for in a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research...mentoring...etc (specifics about your application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did you first learn of Osteopathic Medicine and why Osteopathic and not Allopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine, why physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the person sueing MCDonalds for making them obese?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What field of medicine (subspecialty/primary care) do you see yourself doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were the Dean and a student got a DUI, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you pick living or dead for Time Person of the Year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most recent book your read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was given a scenario and asked what I would do. Scenario was about a young child who had become pregnant and wanted to get an abortion. She can't tell her parents because they would abandon her. As a doctor who she came to, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time that you cared for someone else." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question - fellow student with a drug problem" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO, not MD? Did you apply to MD schools as well? (I did not, committed to osteopathic medicine was the main point of my answer, which they respected even though they were an MD)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about Urban Meyer? ( went to undergrad where he currently coaches football and recently won the national championship)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time your ethics were challenged." More from this Member | Report Response

"the student interview questions were ALL interesting- If your house was burning down what material item would you save? Do you think VCOM should monitor students' facebooks or ban their students from facebook entirely? If you were a fruit what fruit would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a magic wand, what is one healthcare issue that you would do away with, and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why isn't your GPA higher. Odd since it is over a 3.4 science/overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"Last book I read." More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you switch from fashion design to science?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I honestly don't remember any specific questions asked, everything was so conversational, I can't say I was ever really asked any pointed questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What three material things do you value?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If, for some reason, the new health care reform was not passed, what aspect of the bill is most important to keep by itself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had $1.8B to spend on one thing to improve the health of people in Virginia, what would you spend it on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the pros/cons of VCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you were in charge of healthcare in the united states, and you had $1,000,000 to divide up, how would you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the dream? What do you wish to accomplish after your residency?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were really interesting, we were just conversing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"they were all pretty basic" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the worst job you've ever had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why i took the MCAT three times?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have your travel experiences taught you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"coming soon" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which science class did you dislike during undergrad - not hard just not expecting it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many D.O. physicians are there in the country." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about a patient in my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were pretty much what I expected except for the patient death question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite book? What is the last book you have read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite book, who wrote it, and why did you like the author so much." More from this Member | Report Response

"conversations were interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"We tell smokers that they will eventually have many health problems and they understand yet continue to smoke. Should we still offer these people healthcare? Should they be able to get something like a heart transplant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethical ones were all great." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will it affect you when/if you are sued by a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I also telephone interviewed, what can you tell me about the experience (from my AACOMAS)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you accept a bushel of corn and a butchered pig as payment for a medical procedure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"?What would you do . . .? Some ethical question I can't remember the specifics. I think it was on a 14 yr old wanting an abortion or someone refusing to get a limb amputated. The most interesting part of the interviews was speaking with the professors and learning about some of the research they were involved with." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you were a certified optician, recommend glasses for me that will work for me in a certain activity I participate in (profs hobby)? I haven't had any luck with anything else." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, the interviews went fine, they got into what my experience and knowledge I had from school, volunteer and shadowing." More from this Member | Report Response

"med school is competitive. Why should I go to the admissions committee and tell them to let you in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had to amputate someone's limb, what steps would I take post amputation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between physical therapy and OMM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you were paid for services in jams and jellies would you accept that if that was all patients could offer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you nominate for Time Magazine's person of the year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you name as TIME magazine's person of the year 2007? (I was NOT prepared for this question and I could not think of anyone good so I made a joke out of it. I said ''Britney Spears for her incredible career suicide''. My interviewer laughed so hard and said he loved the answer!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be president of your undergraduate university for one day, and you had all the funds and resources at your disposal, what changes would you make?" More from this Member | Report Response

"While working as a hospital corpsman and laboratory technician, what events stand out or have made the most impact on me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were given unlimited funding to start a free clinic, and you could hire 7 practioners, from what specialties/areas would they be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most interesting book you've ever read? and What's the most interesting place you've ever visited?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much do you feel you should earn after spending so much time getting your medical education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the way or weird. All questions were straight forward and related back to my application materials." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were very general, such as, what are your hobbies?, Why DO? Why VCOM? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why rural medicine? If I had three people to take to dinner (dead or alive) with all expenses paid who would I take?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was a major disappointment in your life and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing remarkable or unexpected. All questions were straightforward, fair and directed towards my application information." More from this Member | Report Response

"Think ahead in 10-15 years and you're a general practioner. How many patients do you intend to see in a given day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the United States (asked in relation to my international background)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The impossible question.. Which would you rather be, the very best Diagnostic Doctor or the most compassionate Doctor? No matter which you choose the interviewer players devils advocate." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was basically all conversational with me taking the lead sometimes." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to pick 3 people to eat dinner with, with all expenses paid, who would you take?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your three most important material possessions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What could you do as a physician for tobacco farm owners if people stopped smoking? (I had done a lot of undergraduate research on the cessation of tobacco use among adolescent females)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions regarding my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did I know my middle name was French? What do I like to do for fun? (Most questions were pretty standard just trying to get to know you as a person. There was no drilling, just conversational)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could do it all over what would I do differently? (Academics)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three material objects that are important to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about becoming a radiologist? (this is a primary care focused school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about at time you helped someone, medically related or not." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do I know about OMM" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, really. There wasn't many questions because of the conversational type interview. I did, however, have a question about Hurricane Katrina." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read? The one before that? If you get Dr. Santo, dont just say "I read lots of books". " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a story you remember from your Mythology class" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could staff a free clinic with 8 people, what type of people would you hire? (i.e. types of doctors)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that science (which goal is "to Know") has shortcomings/failures in refernce to spiritual and mental aspects affecting health." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name something that was a dissappointment in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the day you received your MCAT scores. How did you feel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When I take your file to the committee what is the one thing you want me to remember or say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a mechanic you would only expect to be payed if you fixed the problem but as a DR you may not "fix the patients problem" but you still expect to be payed. How do you explain this??" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really... (see description)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Of the three people I had in my interview, one of them continued to talk about what kind of physician he wanted me to be and never gave me more then two minutes to answer a single question: for example: I see that you are a C.N.A. I talked to my wife about this, she is a R.N. I respect you for this. You work with a lot of sick people, that is very good, I want all of the future physicians to do this....on and on, I felt like I was in a lecture. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the qualities a physician should possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

""tell me about yourself questions. Why DO? Why VCOM? Where do you see yourself in 10 years...rural setting? What characteristics should a good physician possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See "most difficult question"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think your greatest accomplishment has been?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools did you apply to? Did you apply to MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an example of a disappointment in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one thing you have do that makes you most proud?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most interesting place you've been?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would I do if a teenager requested BCP?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about herbals and homeopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite/least favorite undergrad course and why" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you propose as a possible solution to the looming crisis in health care coverage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I explain to a family that I was responsible for the death of a loved one." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where was my accent?? I'm from southwest virginia but have lived in CT for a while and lost it. Everyone the interviewer had met from my county had thick southern accents. " More from this Member | Report Response

"When you decided on medical school, how did you decide/know, what led you to conclude medicine was your calling?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of patient should receive OMT treatment? The answer is all patients, but the way the question was asked required me to think more than needed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The most interesting questions were about items in my file that they had pulled out unexpectedly. It was interesting to see someone read the file that close." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an event or situation where by you had to use complex analytical skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None to orignial." More from this Member | Report Response

"Here's your chance to convince me why you will succeed at this school. Let's hear it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest obstacle you've faced in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When i become a physician what would i do to help the middle class that didnt have insurance at the legal level." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I saw a student cheating, what would I do? (I had to stop and think about this one. I thought I gave a pretty good answer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know how kids get ADHD? (I did research dealing with ADHD students)" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Every student reaches a point when they question this choice to becoming a doctor. How will you get over that wall?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing weird" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your family think about you applying to med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you made a medical error?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What determines a person's self worth?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most questions were standard. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that you will remain compassionate as a physician? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as the biggest problem in healthcare today, can you expand on your secondary statement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you anticipate resolving the insurance/healthcare problems present in America today? (from my file) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of when osteopathic medicine is more effective than traditional medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything was from my file, nothing hard, don't stress this one!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since my interview, I have been accepted to this program. I will be attending this school this fall. I am writing this in response to the post dated "4/10/2004 3:50:27 PM", and posted by the Engineering turn biochemistry major, who claims to have interviewed on 3-31-04" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I perceive healing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you feel practicing medicine in a rural setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutly nothing surprising. Just the typical interview questions. Why do you want to be a physician, why EVVCOM, etc...." More from this Member | Report Response

"All standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The majority of the interview content involved conversational exchange of information directly related to my file. It was very low stress and I felt that the faculty was just trying to get to know me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Could you elaborate on your answer of providing healthcare for under- and uninsured people? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you have enough funds to save five people with cancer or use those funds to screen and maybe save more lives what would you do? What if the person with cancer would die within six months,would you use your all you funds on him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical questions, about only having one pint of blood who would you give it to. A 70 year old man in a coma, a 7 year old girl with leukeima or a new mother. I thought it was obvious." More from this Member | Report Response

"What nonscience class would you advise anyone to take?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you want to combine your engineering degree with your medical degree?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Role reversal- I was allowed to interview one of the interviewers for a little while." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three items that are important to you. Questions regarding my undergraduate research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What undergraduate course would you recommend that every student take and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your business degree will help you in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I knew about exercise and its impact on the immune system (because of my research experience). He wanted specifics which I couldn't give him, but was nice and tried to explain to me that he didn't know an exact answer either." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked by one of the interviewers to give him a quick shoulder massage because he wanted to feel my skills. I have been a therapist for seven years and you can tell a lot from depth of touch. He told me I would be everyone's best friend for palpation skills." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your biggest disappointment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a woman's mother had cancer and told you not to tell her mother what would you do." More from this Member | Report Response

"What ever happened to your mother? (I talked about her in my essay question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing...typical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"For the most part, the standard/traditional questions were asked and then the interviews turned into more of a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"What three things do you consider your most valuable possession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a non-science class from undergrad that positively influenced you and think that everyone should take no matter their major." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me everything about yourself and how you got to this point. I want to get a good sense of you." More from this Member | Report Response

"You are a rural primary care physician and a member of the community has just been run over by a truck. There is no access to a Level I trauma unit. How, as a physician practicing in a rural environment, could you prepare for such a situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to commit the rest and prime of your life to medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is compassion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Scenario: 7 year old child, mother that just delivered a baby, and 70 year old man-one unit of blood-- Who will I give it to?" More from this Member | Report Response

" If I wanted to go into psychiatry because of my psychology background." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you run? (first question asked--out of the blue)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are music and medicine tied together (I was a music major in college)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What determines a person's worth?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My thoughts on cloning" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my opinion on the current situation in Venezuela? What do I think will happen with President Chavez?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What ethical problems are happening in medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most comples situation you have been in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest challenge facing medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model and how have they effected you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Health care is changing. How do you think Medicine is going to be like in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had all the power in the world, how would I use it to change Healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about ethics regarding abortion and Rural health clinic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as "most difficult question"" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question regarding genetic testing and my stance on the issue" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to deal with death?" More from this Member | Report Response

" how do you feel about assisted suicide and how do you feel about compromising your or a patient's morals in order to treat the patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the most complex situation you've ever been in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. ALl of the questions were to be expected. " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time that you had a conflict with a direct superior and how did you resolve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are having a lunch with a friend you haven't seen in a while. Your professor decides to change the lecture schedule and have the lecture at the same time as your friend and you were going to meet. What do you do? Follow Up: Do you think the professor owes you and the class an explanation as to why he needed to reschedule?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult, pretty standard interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"2 Ethics questions. 1- Your attending inappropriately touches a young woman patient, what do you do? 2- You observe another classmates cheating, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a negative thing about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to make the transition to medicine from the military?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One thing you would do help with healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your low GPA, unimpressive MCAT. Are you going to be able to handle the workload of med school? Your stats tell us otherwise..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think patients should take some responsibility with their own healthcare? (I basically answered the question similar to "you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink" and gave an experience example such as smoker who doesn't want to quit despite everything their doctor does to try and help them." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be your biggest challenge in medical school>?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question- What would you do if you had a patient in a vegetative state and the family was to emotional to make a decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were particularly hard." More from this Member | Report Response

"How should a preceptor handle a student who will not see patients asking for birth control?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were very difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hypothetical question about prescribing medicine to a man who looked up his symptoms online." More from this Member | Report Response

"About pharmacology and what I would suggest for a fictional patient." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most unique thing about you - what sets you apart? (difficult to come up with a unique enough answer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Three separate interviews, almost all just conversations about all kinds of stuff, related and unrelated to my file. Not sure if this was a good thing or not, but it was interesting nonetheless." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are only two countries in the world that have an economy-driven healthcare system: the US and China. There are ___ billion people in China, only __ million have health insurance. What should we do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you determine someone's worth?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me the difference between a doctor and a physician. (WHAT?!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an example of a time when you led a group through a difficult situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"none really too bad" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the pros/cons of VCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"you have $10,000 and two populations of patients. One group has 10 patients and if you treat them, one of them will get worse, the other group has 1 patient and will die if you do not treat him/her. Which group do you treat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The situational questions are always really tough for me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your 3 most important material possessions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The healthcare and how to fix question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you would handle a noncompliant patient who was a repeat offender of some sort. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your grades in Organic Chemistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why i took the MCAT three times? (threw me off)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a billboard to show/tell everyone about yourself, what would it say or show?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult, every interview was very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"coming soon" More from this Member | Report Response

"According to your MCAT scores, you should not even be here, why do you think you deserve to be here. (not so difficult, b/c I was expecting it, however, he was pretty rude about it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dictator of the U.S. question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Patient death question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you were disappointed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your greatest weakness. (Typical self searching question to judge your reaction and response)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that physicians should be rewarded for their work? (in reference to the possibility of doctors making less money)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was difficult, and they didn't have any issues with my file. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of socialized medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The baby boomer generation question." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I gave you 100 million dollars that had to be entirely allocated to fixing a medically undeserved area, what would you do with the money?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who should be the Time Man/Woman of the Year? It just caught me of guard. I think I recovered but I definitely did not have an answer for this. I was asked a similar question in the next interview as well. This seems like a favorite so I would think about this if I was interviewing at VCOM." More from this Member | Report Response

"Fix the healthcare problem by changing ONE and only ONE thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"whould you accept jams and jellies for medical work in a rural area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what should I tell the committee about you that would make them select you" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were forced to amputate a patient's limb, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could tell me anything up front about yourself, that you wanted me to know, like making a billboard for yourself, what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A child comes in and needs her leg amputated. What do you do? (my other interviewers were so conversational that this question caught me off guard)" More from this Member | Report Response

"First question of an interview: If you could tell me anything up front about yourself, that you wanted me to know, like making a billboard for yourself, what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were difficult. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a problem you solved individually and as part of a team, how you solved it, and what you learned from it." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were really difficult. More just conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"All were pretty fair questions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the most challenging thing about medical school for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be your biggest challenge during Medical School? There weren't any really difficult questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None of their questions were difficult. The interview was very conversational. They really tried to make you feel comfortable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None really! All simple and fair!" More from this Member | Report Response

"no real difficult questions " More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A. Again, all questions were straightforward and fair." More from this Member | Report Response

"Something about if I had a patient who wouldn't comply with what I was telling him to do and he was on the road to passing away... what would I do." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too major. Only had one ethics question (alcohol on attendings breath), a couple of health care system questions (3 problems that would affect how you practice medicine, how to deal with uninsured), and the normal tell me about _____ (experience)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you offer the class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Actually the most interesting question I was asked was also the most difficult. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no difficult questions.... Difference between DO and MD? Why I chose VCOM? Why did I decide to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What determines a person's self worth?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about illegal Imegrants working and lving in the U.S.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you solved a problem, not medically related per se." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most Interesting Course/Least Interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"No real difficult questions." More from this Member | Report Response

""How would you fix healthcare in America?" there's no right answer so be honest. " More from this Member | Report Response

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really one difficult question rather the interviewer kept asking me to expand on my answers over and over." More from this Member | Report Response

"There really wasn't one that stood out." More from this Member | Report Response

"definitely nothing difficult!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The pure lack of questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"List three weaknesses in your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"If George Bush was on the phone right now, and you had exactly one minute to tell him how to solve our healthcare crisis, what would you say? The interviewer then interrupted me (my ramblings I should say) by saying, "Your minute is up, he has hung up on you." " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is wrong with medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the three most important material things in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite book? I don't read for leisure so this caught me off guard. I simply said I didn't read for leisure and enjoyed more out doorsy things. He said, "Well at least you are honest."" More from this Member | Report Response

"This question was previously posted. What would you do/tell the family who died due to your mistake as a doctor? The interviewer stressed that deaths occur every year due to medical errors before asking the question so interpret as you like." More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer questioned me about expressing interest in alternative medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"you were a buisness major. why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I accomadate my lifestyle to associate with my patients OUTSIDE my practice in a rural community (or some sort of bs like this)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name an instance in your life when you were wrong and had to confront it. what did you do and feel from there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about you do the numbers just not tell me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing--everything was very standard. Two of my interviews consisted of regular conversation (I talked about weddings w/ one of them!) and basic questions like why DO, why VCOM. Only one of my interviews really questioned me a lot but it was all on stuff from my file like classes and volunteer experience, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you propose as a possible solution to the looming crisis in health care coverage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I decided to leave my PhD program with a masters and not continue research. The interviewer conducted research so I had to answer carefully." More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you plan to be in 5-10 years? Describe your practice setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of patient should receive OMT treatment? The answer is all patients, but the way the question was asked required me to think more than needed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an event or situation where by you had to use complex analytical skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What mistake I have made and what did I do about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest regret? (One interviewer asked all the questions you expect to get: "what would your best friend say about you, etc.") Not really difficult, just annoying that could guess all of the questions that would be asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about stem cell research? Do you think being a mathemetician influenced Descartes as a philosopher (question from a conversation regarding my personal statement)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How i felt about abortion, euthenasia, and stem cell research all in one question what a bear that one was" More from this Member | Report Response

"No real difficult questions. Some interesting ethical/moral questions were posed, but naturally these have no right or wrong answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you made a mistake as a doctor, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself, why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was difficult. Mainly it was just like having a conversation with someone. " More from this Member | Report Response

"All were very personal, and really not difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Each interview was mostly conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was an experience you had where you gave selflessly of yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think the government should be allowed to sue the tobacco companies? Should individuals be allowed to? I have no idea where this one came from. I think I ended up giving a general opinion about lottery style litigation and didn't really answer the question and he could tell. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't say that anything was difficult. Maybe, would you consider "oncology?" I would and in fact it had already crossed my mind. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you consider practicing in a rural area? I wanted to be honest in that I would but wasn't sure if it were I would end up." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Kind of difficult to predict, especially when you are open to doing mission work, and/or are still pondering.... " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most proud of? What are you most ashamed of/What decision have you made that you later realized was a mistake? How did you deal with your decision and learn from it? Now you are a doctor. What would you do if your mistake resulted in a patient's death? It was a two part question series and I suppose not really that difficult but I just could not think of a good example of a mistake I had made. Also if asked this do not say you would apologize to the patient's family, apparently this is a huge liability issue and my interviewer didn't appreciate the noble gesture." More from this Member | Report Response

"no difficult questions, they just want to get to know you" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I perceive healing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you change over to biochemistry from engineering? - Not really difficult - but this shows how low stress the interview really was." More from this Member | Report Response

"How should physician deal with death? (that is an open-ended question and answer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were really that difficult, some just made you think. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were difficult. The one question that I felt I answered the worst was "Tell me about yourself". Even though I had practiced answering this question, I hadn't gotten much sleep the night before the interview and I lost my train of thought in the middle of the response...looked bad I am sure!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself. (I am not very good at self bragging)" More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions were difficult at all. I did not get any ethical questions or "what if..." questions. Just know your application and your motivations for osteopathic medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above. He kept re-wording the question to see if I would change my mind. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really was very difficult, they were all so nice and conversational. They just wanted to know why DO why Virgina, strenghs and weaknesses, nothing hard at all. DON'T be NERVOUS" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult- it was very conversational. The only q I couldn't answer was which non-science class did you most dislike- I couldn't think of any!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you expect to be able to come into a rural community as a physician and gain the trust of the community? (phrased 3 different ways)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Teenage girl, raped, now pregnant. What do you advise her to do? What is euthanasia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three items that are important to you. I was kinda stumped... I said my car, my tv, and my basketball... I am pretty good at BS so I might have gotten myself out of this question, but I doubt it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult situation you've been in and how did you overcome it? (had trouble picking one :-p)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult, but the most thought-provoking question was a scenario where you have one unit of blood to give someone, but three people who need it to survive: a seven year-old girl with leukemia, a seventy year-old male who was in a car accident, and a mother who has just given birth to a baby. Who gets the blood, and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none- everything was very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really. All were mostly conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"No question was really difficult. All the questions asked by the interviewers were very fair. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a significant point in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions, just be yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a significant experience in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your biggest disappointment and how did you deal with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have one pint of blood for three patients who all need it or they will die - a seven year old girl with leukemia, a 70 year old man who was in a car accident, and a 30 year old who had just given birth to a baby. Who gets the blood? I was expecting this question, but I still had trouble answering it for some reason." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same, above question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a really hard incident in your life and how you overcame it. Tie it to your desire to become a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were ask to keep three material things what would it be? I didn't know what to say initially but manage to say something later" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question about rights of a patient to know about their terminal illness." More from this Member | Report Response

" most were rather expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"An old lady's daughther asks that you not tell her mother about her cancer. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the current issues involving malpractice insurance?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above. I am Latinamerican so I guess the question makes sense. I am also very interested in Latinamerican politics so I had no problems answering this question. However, it fel like it came out of nowhere and I was certainly not prepared for a question like that!!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most complex siutation you have been in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your best quality and worst?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the ethical considerations with cloning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Think about a conflict and how you resolved it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Case scenerio: A family asks you not to tell their old mother that she has MS. What do you do? What do you think of abortion and uthenesia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about how my faith influences my view of death" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is the case against McDonalds food leading to obesity (and subsequent health problems) different from the case against the Tobacco Industry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We all make mistakes. What is one decision you have made that you were ashamed of? What do you wish you had done differently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none........the questions were on the most part expected" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to deal with all the stress associated with medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as above" More from this Member | Report Response

"why rural medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A scenario about abortion." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interview, looking at the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepared answers to basic questions, read SDN, reviewed my resume and application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, practiced my answers to common questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback, Reading through primary application and secondary application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reading over my application and their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, Reread my own application and secondary answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"online questions, practiced with previous admissions members and med students, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read books, had a nice suit. I flew there from the other side of the country. When I got there, I realized my suit pants were missing! Interviewed without dress pants, just a casual pair of khakis. Got accepted anyway." More from this Member | Report Response

"ACCOMAS File, SDN, Internet" More from this Member | Report Response

"Research questions, mock interviews with family" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews, looking over application and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forums, school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"researched VCOM, looked at SDN, googled medical school interview questions (basically everything)" More from this Member | Report Response

"This page and mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"I found a list of the most common interview questions on the internet and read over them." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the website and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"VCOM's website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Googled practice medical school interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Make a list of questions I expected to be asked and/or knew would be difficult for me if asked. Compiled the list mostly from books on the subject. Had a friend asked me the questions. Attended 2 mock interviews at my undergraduate school." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, schools site." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN feedback and reread my primary and secondary applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"Using this site, mock interview, talking to others." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read reviews on SDN, reviewed my essays, relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my own AACOMAS file, practiced interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my primary and secondary applications, studied the schools website from history to curriculm, did a mock interview, and reviewed the feedback on here" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN - I read up on the school's programs and style" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed apps, websites, common interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"snd, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed Primary/Secondary, SDN, School Catalog" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my essays. SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed the VCOM web site, my own application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Website and forums" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, read over my application, had a mock interview with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview feedback, mock interview at my school, family members and coworkers asking me questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practice, typing answers out" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback, SDN, my secondary app and AACOMAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews with doctors at work and friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN,previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"VCOM website, SDN, mock interviews, read through application, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, " More from this Member | Report Response

"I spent some time reviewing SDN, reading my application and LOR's and brushing up on the details of my research. Big dinner and good night sleep and then I relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, visited the school, web-site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewed myself on the car ride down, SDN, re-read my primary and secondary apps." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, the VCOM website, looked over my application and essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked up health care info on wikipedia, mock interviews, read VCOM's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"VCOM website, UWash website, SDN, mock interviews, internet" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock questions with my girlfriend, researching the school, had dinner with a research graduate beforehand" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the interview feedback on SDN, re-read my primary and secondary apps, and had a couple of beers the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"read over supp app and SDN forums" More from this Member | Report Response

"U of Washington ethics website, read papers from my ethics class, read past feadback, read secondary application again" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, re-read submitted materials" More from this Member | Report Response

"The VCOM website, VCOM handbook obtained prior to interview, SDN, mock interviews, asking various physicians ethical questions that I thought would be asked of me." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback, VCOM's site" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, mock interviews, an ethics book." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, practice interviews, read over my primary and secondary apps" More from this Member | Report Response

"interview feedbacks, rereading my essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, days of mock interviews, shadowing, volunteering." More from this Member | Report Response

"you name it... I did it." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read their website, SDN and the OMC info book for 2008." More from this Member | Report Response

"hiked in the mountains to relax" More from this Member | Report Response

"a lot of stuff. Too much to post" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read everything on their website and the AACOM page" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read over my application, read the VCOM website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read over my application materials" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over AACOMAS, Secondary, SDN, current events, and read practically everything on the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my secondary application, used Student Doctor and practiced questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, the BBC webpage's science and nature section, my application materials, and conversations with current medical students. I also reviewed the specifics of my published research to be prepared to answer questions about my methods, and its relevance to the practice of medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AACOMAS application/secondary review." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback, SDN, mock interview, read over website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my secondary application, personal statement, and familiarized myself with all aspects of the school...including curriculum, campus setting, programs offered and recent events" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application and essays, student doctor, VCOM website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my publications, experiences, ACOMAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my primary & secondary. SDN interview feedbacks." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed primary, secondary, SDN, and mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AACOMS and Secondary Application. Talked to a friend that went to school there. SDN of course!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, looked at secondary application" More from this Member | Report Response

"VCOM website, SDN and reviewed my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"I re-read my AACOMAS and secondary application materials. I prayed alot too..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Several mock interviews, read interview feedback, UW bioethics page, found some articles on organ transplantation and other topics off pubmed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor.com, my primary application, researched the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"web site, and re-read my secondary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the feedback on here and stayed relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over primary and secondary application, practice responses" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read through my AACOMAS application and these SDN interview reviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AACOMAS and VCOM applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AACOMAS, My primary and secondary applications, SDN forums and interview feedback, online research of potential questions, mock interviews with friends, just relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions on studentdoctor.net, reviewed my applications (AACOMAS, secondary)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read my application, looked at the questions on SDN, and also looked at the question bank at my undergraduate instition's website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over application, SDN posts." More from this Member | Report Response

"School Website, AACOM.org, Mock Interview at work and school, Articles on topics like abortion, euthanasia, HMO's, PPO's and studentdoctor.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application essay, read some DO articles off the internet, read SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over this site a little. I tried not to stress myself out by worrying about what they might ask. Thought about other things." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback, Internet sites with Medical School questions, Interview Workshop booklet, Family" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Primary and secondary apps, talked to current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview with prof., practice with family." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN website, practiced with family" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website, practiced with family" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched osteopathy, read applications, and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied my applications and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, my secondary and primary application, and spoke with friends who had interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN website, reviewed my application, VCOM website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"read school's website, applications, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, prior interivews and application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked with students." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my aacomas app and secondary app, mock interview, talked to myself a lot" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, prepared questions, talked to myself..a lot:)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did some research on the school. Actually I went in pretty cold because I think it allowed me to be myself not some prepared false perception." More from this Member | Report Response

"Had 4 other interviews and also read my app again and studentdoctor.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"My app and SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN interview feedback, reviewed application, read up on VCOM" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, practice questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my app again, my secondary, SDN, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read website" More from this Member | Report Response

"school website, mock interview, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read books on interviewing and checked sites for sample questions that I might be asked and that I might ask the interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"SND, reviewd application, reviewed school website and school's mission" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my research, though about my homestate and what questions they could ask about why I wanted to leave their" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my AACOMAS, secondary application, SDN reviews, the VCOM website, and the VCOM student handbook." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Friends, read handbook" More from this Member | Report Response

"read this site, looked over my file, and made sure why I wanted to come back to southwest virginia, and be a DO." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed applications, essays, studentdoctor, school webpage" More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed the night before - I didn't really need to prepare because I had already been accepted to other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked people at other interviews, looked on student doctor, read the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over interview feedback from SDN, checked out their web-site, and conducted e-mail interviews with current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my app and statments." More from this Member | Report Response

"Downloaded the handbook and read the whole thing, studentdoctor.net, read the website. Got there a day early and walked around the campus/town." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor; Spoke with a current student" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my app and sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN Interview feedback, practiced talking to myself by answering questions I thought I would be asked (and never was), skimmed through file. " More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoctor.net, VCOM website, hanging out with Hokies, and touring the campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"secondary, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, VCOM website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN; VCOM Web site; researched current healthcare and other political hot topics on the Web." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, relaxed before" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, VCOM website, my applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, VCOM's website " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Gevitz book, VCOM website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read my app(primary and secondaries), read their website, read over general DO information, spoke to my DO recommender, made lists of possible questions, relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, read literature on history of osteopathic literature and philosophy, and shadowed a DO(VERY IMPORTANT)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked over typical interveiw question. I reviewed this website, and extensively looked over the school website and the information mailed to me by the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website and the VCOM website and student handbook (VERY IMPORTANT!! - This tells you a lot about the school that they fail to tell you)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Look at the school's website and at my application. This was sufficient." More from this Member | Report Response

"VCOM website, SDN, and read my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"read this website, practiced answering general questions with friends, re-read my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Read my applications, talked to friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read my primary and secondary, "osteopathic Medicine: A Reformation in Progress," "Epidemic of Care," this website, other websites dealing with medical school interviews, and medical student feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read secondary application and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked at their website and this one reread my application, which helps ALOT" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site and my applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"Gevitz, preped for interview questions, read over application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School website. Always rehearsing and asking myself questions. Practice NOT saying "um." You'd probably be surprised at how much you say it w/o realizing." More from this Member | Report Response

"read this webpage" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked over my application and answers to essay questions, looked over notes from ethics class" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the interview feedback at SDN, studied my application that was sent to VCOM, and thought about how I would answer the typical interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"reading interview feedback and website and several previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN and AACOMAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, website, secondary application" More from this Member | Report Response

"I have been prepared for this for a long time." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN website, VCOM website, AACOMAS application, talked to people who had interviewed at VCOM and other schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student doctor website, read over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read application, review current events" More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, other web sites, college's web site" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews, planning certain answers to standard interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"School interviews, student doctor info., and interviewing for other jobs." More from this Member | Report Response

"read this site, their website and info, read over my AACOMAS and secondary applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, review application." More from this Member | Report Response

"This website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over Primary and secondary application, web page, and SDN interview feedback (very helpful)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the web site, SDN, interview feedback, read books about DO's" More from this Member | Report Response

"website, SDN, read app" More from this Member | Report Response

" I reviewed the information sent to me and looked at the website" More from this Member | Report Response

"School's website, SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN and VCOM's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, internet, books, friends in med school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock Interviews, school web page, SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Internet, other students, reviewing ACCOMAS and 2ndry application..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading things on the net, being myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Gevitz, AACOM website, EVVCOM website" More from this Member | Report Response

"i have been preparing for the interview for years now, by going to college, taking mcat, doing community work, learning, etc.. so it is just a matter of speaking from your heart and using your head the day of the interview. you just have to be able to formulate all your experiences into answers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Gevitz, VCOM website, DO websites" More from this Member | Report Response

"SND, VCOM website, and read over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"The VCOM website, SDN interview feedbacks, made flashcards with possible questions to get an idea of what I wanted to say" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read VCOM website, SDN, ethics background...read over my own application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview Feedback, EVVCOM website, reviewed my apps and essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed SDN website, EVVCOM site, Medical school admissions guide, and varied internet sites on interviewing" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my application, looked over the VCOM website, researched osteopathic medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"studied the school's website, info on osteopathy and how it compares to allopathy, studied my aacomas application, also did some mock interviews " More from this Member | Report Response

"website, gevitz, AACOM website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read evvcom website. Look at other DO school interview feeedbacks." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"how nice and informative the faculty were, the interview was very smooth and comforting instead of scary" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were all very friendly, one of them commented specifically (when asked) that they loved the work environment and how friendly and supportive all the staff is" More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the admissions staff was" More from this Member | Report Response

"legit everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderfully friendly staff, very welcoming and genuinely happy/excited." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone at VCOM was super nice, they kept telling us over and over to relax and they honestly were super chill. Most of the interviewers are young(er) and are chill to communicate with. All my interviews were more of a conversation than a heres the questions give me answer type of thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were very thoughtful and personalized - they really cared about who I was as a person. Didn't share those for fear of sharing personal info." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly and attentive" More from this Member | Report Response

"Incredibly friendly atmosphere, very low stress, conversational interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities and Sports Medicine program" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very, very friendly atmosphere. Felt like a family. They also seem to really be concentrating on boards and how to best prepare students." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students were really friendly and happy, the program had an above average board pass rate, the ties with virginia tech's athletic programs, I could go on and on..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Modern equipment- each cadaver lab has its own ventilation system. Every student I've talked to really like the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a family atmosphere. Everyone knew everyone else and was happy to see them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything-- from the admissions staff, to the area, and the facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"They faculty seemed to be extremely caring of the students. I saw a lot of faculty members just chatting with students in the hallways and it seemed very friendly and conversational. Their facilities are new and incredibly nice. They took us on a brief tour of Spartanburg, and for me this helped solidify how committed they are to the community." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus and the friendliness of the people" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of professors and staff. Beautiful brand new campus. Technology in lecture halls." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities looked top notch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities and admissions office." More from this Member | Report Response

"The amazing attitudes and calmness of everyone who worked there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The relaxed atmosphere - they really just want to get to you know you, so be open and honest." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very up-to-date technology throughout the school (they are heavily associated with VA Tech and VA Tech alumni, so they are well funded...plus, it is a fairly new school, accepting their first class in 2003); very friendly staff and administration; very kind, polite students; Blacksburg area is gorgeous; systems based approach to curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the admissions office, students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The welcoming atmosphere of students and staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students can use all the Virginia Tech facilities and attend games, join clubs, etc. I like how non-competitive the class is even though they are on letter grade system. The students were challenged but had fantastic feedback about professors being fair and pretty understanding. The admission staff took us on a tour of Blacksburg to know about the apartments there, see the VTech campus, etc. - very helpful and beautiful! I like that there is a block at the end of first year dedicated strictly to board prep. There are lots of bike trails connecting the town as well as a free bus service from VTech that helps to cut down on gas/hassle. I thought the cost of tuition compared to other schools and what is included is phenomenal! Also, the structure of classes has more frequent tests built in so students can stay up to date with the material AND redeem themselves after one bad test. Anatomy lab is all throughout first year not just crammed into 3 months." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty, staff, facilities, curriculum, students." More from this Member | Report Response

"how fast the admissions committee was in responding, how great the day was, how nice and laid back the interviewers were." More from this Member | Report Response

"atmosphere and welcoming attitude" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Sim labs, the Anatomy lab, the opportunity to do international missions. The week off after finishing every block. Increased time off to study for boards. They give you a practice test before you take it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The Anatomy lab! The global health program. How friendly everyone was. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The people at this school are absolutely amazing. If you really want a nice, comfortable, hassle-free environment, this is a great choice. Plus, it is REALLY cheap to live here, which is always a great plus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab is fantastic and it does not smell. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The attitude of everyone there, including the students. They had a big test that day and were still happy to meet people. " More from this Member | Report Response

"how friendly everyone was" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, Virginia Tech affiliation, Blacksburg. The anatomy lab is one of the best I've ever seen." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Time efficient, the most friendliest group of staff members and profs ever met, very encouraging, relaxed interview, helpful....lunch 2nd yr student excellent in answering questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very impressive anatomy lab with many cadavers. The admissions office could possibily contain the nicest people I have ever met! Great Sim lab in the near future." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anat. lab, curriculum, facilities, international program, staff (very friendly), the surrounding area (its beautiful in virginia)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very low stress day, I had the opportunity to have good conversations with the interviewers. Everyone involved in the day was very friendly and helpful. The campus is new and very modern, the students seem happy. This school has built quite a solid reputation for being so young." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities were good, VT affiliation, and all the expansions. Seems like a great place to go to med school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The affiliation with VTech, how modern the facilities are, the anatomy lab - NO SMELL!!!, the OMM and sim rooms." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff is very helpful and treat everyone nicely and with respect...before acceptance." More from this Member | Report Response

"I like how they integrate clinical aspects of medicine throughout all of the classes. Everyone in the admissions office is amazing. The overall atmosphere of the school seems helpful and non-competitive. The facilities are great. The anatomy lab is outstanding. The new OMM/simulated patient facilities are nice too. The block schedule. The school's association with Virginia Tech is a huge plus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The community atmosphere at the school. There was no competition among students and the faculty cared about the well-being of the students. It's basically a brand new with more additions for the next year. Blacksburg is a beautiful town with lots of things to do and very cheap housing compared to where I went for undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the facilities are very good. The best part of the school is the anatomy lab (there wasn't a trace of odor). Everyone was very warm. Virtually every VCOM faculty or staff member thanked me for coming to the interview. Blacksburg is a very nice town." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. Virginia Tech has worked hard to build this program into something rivaling UVA, EVMS, and MCV. The facilities are great and the response from the admissions department and all of the staff in general is warm and welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"the new curriculum and school improvements. new buildings and anatomy lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much progress the school has made and how much potential it has, it's one of the top three schools (md and do) for international medicine programs, anatomy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING - campus, affiliation with VA Tech, area, town (adorable), everyone I met, cadaver lab!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab was the only positive component this school has to offer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Administrative staff attitude, fellow interviewees, "new" approach to clinical education, ANATOMY LAB - no smell at all--other schools you can smell the lab as soon as you get on the floor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything else but the van tour. The school is small but it's a new place and they are growing. I really enjoyed it and definitely see myself gong there." More from this Member | Report Response

"For a new, one building school, VCOM has some nice facilities. The anatomy lab is outstanding! Their association with Virginia Tech was a plus for me. I also liked the fact that they are actively trying to improve the ''campus.'' The students they sent to have lunch with us were informative and enthusiastic. I like the way the school year was set up with breaks between blocks. I was very excited about the chance to go on medical mission trips. The staff and faculty gave the impression that they cared about the students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"great school, affiliation with VTech, great facilities, wonderful profs, AMAZING fin aide presentation!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the anatomy lab, nice building, " More from this Member | Report Response

"The affiliation of VCOM with Virginia Tech." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff was very friendly. The interviewers were friendly. They seemed to just want to make sure you would be happy at their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"students, labs, lectures were very well structured, rural medicine " More from this Member | Report Response

"They gave us information about financial aid that applies to any school. It was very helpful and appreciated. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab, the international medical missions program, and the school's affiliation with Virginia Tech " More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab!!! It was incredible. The best technology paired with the greatest view of the mountains. The people were so friendly. I felt very welcome. Also, the International missions program is unbelievable with a number of options of countries to do rotations in. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The schools mission for service through medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly EVERYONE was. From the students to the cafeteria staff, everyone was warm, welcoming, and happy to have us there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities: were new, clean, modern. The whole campus is wireless. Anatomy lab has ventilation technology that is brand new." More from this Member | Report Response

"The town, the students and staff were super friendly. The professor knew every student by name and told me some info about each one..they stressed cooperation and not competition! The dual Ph.D and the medical missions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of all of the administration and faculty and the new and clean facilities especially the anatomy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"The welcoming positive attitudes of the faculty and students. The anatomy lab and technology utilized at the school. All of my interviewers were wonderful, very personable, and easy to talk to. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy lab, medical missions program (can spend 3rd and 4th years in Africa)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The lab was state-of-the art, " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything is state-of-the-art and in excellent condition." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy Lab! DO/PhD program can be done in 5 years without having to pay tuition during your fifth year. Medical Mission program. Curriculm is on Block system and you get one to two weeks off after each block. Access to Virgina Tech's Campus. Free Transportation System. 3rd year rotation site in New Jersey." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school facility is incredible! The anatomy lab and classrooms are real new and nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The admissions director is an extraordinary person. As well, the staff and faculty are great. Top-notch program and facilities. Students are required to take the USMLE. The education and training emphasizes primary care in the rural setting. Professional-casual dress code. Students are encouraged to work together for a common goal. The program is tough but the staff and faculty make themselves available to assist you any way they can. Clinicals are offered at affiliated sights throughout Virginia. Blacksburg is a charming town and not too far away from metropolitan areas." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed with the director of the missions medicine department. He told me about some opportunities for international medical missions. Megan, the director of admissions and Bea a student services coordinator were great too, they were very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"How happy everyone seemed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their missionary work program! and of course the fact that they are authentically nice people! Also, the curriculum, affiliation with VTech, the facilities (which blew me away - namely the anatomy lab) and the marvellous nature and pure air!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their association with Virginia Tech, and the amount of research facilities they have and plan to build." More from this Member | Report Response

"The building is all new and the facilities were awesome... the staff is very friendly... the students seem to enjoy the school.. The close link with VTech." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the wonderful admissions staff, the friendly students, and the very friendly faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The relaxed atmosphere, great facilities, the tour of the town, and the strength of intellect I found in the interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. I was expecting the school to be great but it went beyond my expectations. Facilities are great, faculty members are great, and there seems to be a lot of opportunities for mission work." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and admissions staff go out of their way to make you feel at ease. State-of-the-art facilities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The growth of the school, SMARTboards! are very cool, the fact that Blacksburg is a pretty rural area yet there are things to do downtown and VTechs college atmosphere is literally 5 mins away. The closeness of staff, faculty and students, seems like everyone knows eachother by name" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was amazing how friendly and warm everyone was. The facilities were great and I loved the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admission staff and most of the interviewers were very friendly. The technology at the facility was state of the art. They have these awesome smart boards (white boards), that prints what you write on them. You can even post it on your website. The anatomy lab was also wonderful. Each table had its own vent. There were also windows, as it was on the third floor, and you could see the mountains. The faculty, staff, and students also seemed very caring about their community. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Students, faculty and staff were all very happy with the school. The professors have an open door policy, and students spoke highly of their professors. The interviewers were open and honest about their feelings on the school, students, and town." More from this Member | Report Response

"the state of the art facilities, how happy the Dean of admissions was about the facility and the program, The medical mission rotations for 3rd and 4th years. Overall i jsut felt at home" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are top-notch, better than any other school I visited, DO or MD. Anatomy lab, OMM rooms, and study rooms are sweet. The association with VT gives students at VCOM a huge amount of extracurricular activites, assuming you have time to use them. Low cost of living, investment opportuinties if you buy a house/townhouse, nice scenery, decent restaurant & bar scene. The VT undergrads and the other graduate school students I met the night before the interview were very friendly and seemed to enjoy their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone from the faculty to the students love to be there. Very family oriented. They want you to do your best. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy lab, new facilities, laid-back, very friendly staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and technology were awesome. The staff was also very friendly, warm, and excited to have us there. The anatomy lab and software is the best I've seen so far." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are amazing and the people they have teaching and the admin. go above and beyond what I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are awesome! The interviewers also made it clear that they judged applications beyond MCAT scores and grades. They were more interested in knowing who I was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! The technology was awesome and the students and staff were extremely warm and inviting." More from this Member | Report Response

"The technology, how friendly everyone was, the anatomy lab was great (wonderful ventilation system + very big windows with great views). I love the campus at Tech and Blacksburg is a great town (Note: I'm a bit biased since I'm a VT undergrad :) )" More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty members and students were enthusiastic about the school. The level or employment of digital technology was impressive and the anatomy lab was outstanding!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Super technologically advanced. They are affiliated with Virginia Tech which is neat because you get the feel of a large school. Everyone was super nice and the students LOVED their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked everything about it. Especially the anatomy lab, it did not smell, state of the art facilities,the town of Blacksburg, and the people were really friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is new but feels like it's very established partly b/c of the affiliation with VTech, but mostly b/c it seems they did it right-- they planned and and built the facility well before admitting their first class. Thank goodness for grants, huh? Also, unlike most DO schools, your 3rd and 4th years can all be spent within a 3 hr drive of the area-- good for students with families." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Virginia Tech campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness, enthusiasm; the anatomy lab was the best I have ever seen." More from this Member | Report Response

"the technology, friendly students and staff, new facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the staff, the nice facilities (anatomy lab is amazing), the proximity to VA Tech." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were amazing, people were really nice and down to earth, VATech is a great place to be around, sports medicine, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"I love this school. The curriculum is top-notch, the resources are unbelievable, and the technology is nothing short of impressive. The people are also unbelievably friendly and it's affiliated with Virginia Tech, giving you all the benefits of a bigger campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The technology and the location" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is extremely friendly. The time taken to familiarize applicants with VCOM, V Tech, and the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"Enthusiasm and friendliness of faculty and students, facilities, impressive track record for such a young school." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone is SO nice!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"fascilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"top-notch facilities, enthusiastic staff, great location" More from this Member | Report Response

"VCOM is a new facility with top of the line instructors, technology and student services. VT is in itself a great school. Everyone loves it there, students and instructors." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty seem really concerned about students success and about their students significant others and their families, which is important to me" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYONE WAS SO NICE!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The high level of academics at the school, the superiority of the facilities, the friendliness of everyone we met, and the close knit feel of the program. Basically I was positively impressed by the entire program." More from this Member | Report Response

"SUPER nice people, very kicked back and easy going at the school. The catered lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"As everyone else has said, the technology and facilities are amazing. Everyone seems happy and excited. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the staff was extremely enthusiastic and friendly. Have a lot of faith in the class about to take their boards." More from this Member | Report Response

"Technology is amazing, far better than any program on the east coast I visited. School administrators and MI//MII attitudes and positivity...everyone is really excited about the program and direction for the future." More from this Member | Report Response

"The state-of-the-art technology, anatomy lab, and the enthusiasm and optimism of the students and faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, friendliness of staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dress code. I know you are going to say that it shouldn't matter, but I guess my age and work experience makes me realize the importance...at least to me. The focus by everyone to do have the students do well. The technology is highly impressive. They also pay the clinical teaching staff, and not every school does this." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff was very organized, and a friendly environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"They do project and aura of professionalism and aspirations to greatness." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is going to do well. I earned a masters degree at an allopathic medical school, and VCOM's facilities were every bit as nice, the staff is far more friendly, and they seem to be more supportive of the students. The match won't be a problem; there are plenty of hospitals for people interested in primary care. This school has something to prove and they are bending over backwards to ensure their reputation as a good school (like requiring both boards), and that the students are happy. The other students being interviewed seemed smart and sincerely friendly, so I felt like I was in good company." More from this Member | Report Response

"the whole day was well planned out, informative and laid back, and really gave a good feel for the school. all of the staff members, profs included, were really out of control nice, supportive, and available. i really got the feel of a strong community at vcom, minimal competitiveness. also, the technology used was beyond anything ive ever seen before. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculity, other students" More from this Member | Report Response

"State of the art facility; Friendly administration; Students were pleased; VCOM students get same priveleges as Virginia Tech students; Seems to be going to the top in a few years" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so nice, they really act as if they want you there, loved two of the people that interviewed me" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The school is great, the faculty and staff are great, the association with VT is great. My number one choice, and I'm afraid to find out what happens." More from this Member | Report Response

"THEY ARE SO NICE!!! EVERYBODY!!! YOU FEEL SO WELCOMED ONCE YOU WALK THROUGH THE DOORS!" More from this Member | Report Response

"great technology new amazing school great enthusiasm of faculty/staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, anatomy lab!!!, require you to take both the COMLEX and USMLE" More from this Member | Report Response

"Blacksburg" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything impressed me. This school was awesome! All high tech, wireless, best ventilation system in anatomy lab, location is amazing, and the staff is completely focused on the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone, from the students we met to the interviewers, to the admissions staff is really happy and loves VCOM. It's a very high tech place, all around. Wireless network baby!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new campus, the AWESOME, supportive faculty and administration, access to Virginia Tech campus ,etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone there was so enthusiastic about the place and life in general. The students said they got all the help necessary from professors that there is an open door policy. Cutthroat competition is highly discouraged. Even the people at visitor info on the V-Tech campus were very nice. A professor saw me looking at a campus map and offered to help me. They have a great transit system so you would not have to worry about driving in the snow. " More from this Member | Report Response

"All most everything seemed positive. The students seemed genuinely happy. The professors seemed to be so excited about the school. There seemed to be a real vision full of grandiose expectations for the future of this school. I was very interested in the medical missions program, the incredible technology the school has built in, and the atmosphere they are creating there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"High tech, very friendly, laid back faculty and staff, students happy and enthusiastic, amazing anatomy lab (absolutely 0 smell), family oriented school, medical missions and opportunities, innovative curriculum with frequent but short breaks year round, well organized and definite sense of compassion and eagerness to help in the faculty, the area is absolutely stunning beautiful and peaceful" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice staff/faculty (except for one interviewer), integrated program, pro-student, technology (anatomy Lab does not smell like formaldehyde AT ALL!), small and close-knit student environment, great interviewers (except for one--the particular person seemed detached and impersonal)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are amazing, the curriculum is cutting edge, and the people are so friendly. This school will really be the best DO school out there within the next few years!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly. The student who ate lunch with us offered to go out that night and talk to us more about the school. A very nice gesture!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was friendly and made me feel comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the facilities were. However, they were confined to one building, and one of the students commented on how we were going to feel like there was not enough space with more than one class present. The staff kept saying how students could use VTech facilities, which is OFF campus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Every person in that building has open arms to the interviewers. They are so nice and positive. I felt very comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are amazing, and the staff are great. Every aspect of the school left a positive impression" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and admissions staff were friendly and caring, they really strive to make you feel welcome. The campus is beautiful and the college has state of the art technology!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student to faculty interaction and the beautiful scenery from nearly every room in the building. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I cannot begin to list them all. The facilities are extraordinary, state-of-the-art! The curriculum is systems based block model somewhat similar to KCOM but not the blocks - this is going to be integral to learning and retaining info for the boards and future knowledge. STRONG sense of community and comraderie which I think is essential for student success. They are and will be a top pioneering institution in medicine! The staff and faculty are top notch and really do care for the students. They have collaborations with Virginia Tech for research and will be offering a dual DO/PhD degree. Again, they are focusing on medicine for the future! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everthing- how excited the staff was, the school, the technolog, the area (especially how cheap it was to live down there). The school and area just seemed to fit me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is beautiful, the people are nice. Its associated with Virgina Tech. The anatomy lab is so awesome with incredible views and the air is cirulated like 17 times a minute and they have candy!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just about everything- brand new facilities, the people were fantastic, so open and nice, wireless campus, these smartboard things, everything!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Technology at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people seem really excited to be there and to recruit the best and the brightest. They seem to be looking for visionaries to shape the future of the school. The area is beautiful and the rent cheap. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The technology, no doubt. Ask about the dry-erase boards in many of the smaller rooms (ALL of the study rooms, and all of the OMM rooms). Friendliness of the staff. Everyone is happy to see you, really wants the school to succeed." More from this Member | Report Response

"the technology in this school is nothing shy of crazy. The staff are pretty friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The building and facilities are brand new and very high-tech. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The high-quality faculty that was hand picked by the Dean, the enthusiasm of the faculty and staff, the affiliation with Virginia Tech, the high-tech building and classrooms, and their mission to make the school top notch in every area." More from this Member | Report Response

"The high tech. building. Virginia Tech campus was quite nice. The faculty and admissions personnel were all very nice and didn't hound you about any shortcomings (MCAT) but highlighted the positives. They made you feel welcome and want to sell the school to you by allaying any worries concerning the school's newness." More from this Member | Report Response

"New facilities and school is associated with Virginia Tech." More from this Member | Report Response

"very laid back environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The kindness of the students and staff, the beautiful building, and not to mention the technological level of the school. How at home the faculty made the visit. It was a good fit for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at VCOM is extremely friendly and down to earth. I was really impressed by the warmth of the school and their eagerness to make the day really special and stress free. I felt like I was at home with friends. The Admissions Director even took us out to give us a tour of Blacksburg and showed us different places where we should live, and places to shop and eat at. It was really awesome. Plus the school is very technologically advanced. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that every thing was so high tech and board reviews offer by the school for free" More from this Member | Report Response

"The technology of the school was Awesome!! The anatomy lab was spectacular and the faculty and students were very approachable" More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the school facilities. Very modern and wireless. Plenty of parking. You can live across the street from the school and walk to class in less than 5 minutes. Everyone seemed to genuinely enjoy being there. The town is small so there are less distractions. No traffic. Diverse first class. Impressive anatomy lab. The interactions between faculty and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! The facilities, latest technology and labs, the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"VCOM is on top of things. The first block went smoothly. The students who had trouble with the first block were given extra help to pass - it sounded like a "leave no student behind" kind of plan. Also, the anatomy lab is state of the art." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff cook and set of food for the students during finals week." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities are state-of-the-art! students seemed happy, desire of interviewers to get to know me well, and their enthusiasm." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are fabulous, very modern. Wireless internet access. The anatomy lab has individual ventilated "boxes" for each cadaver as well as filtering/recycling the air frequently (I forgot the turnover rate--maybe it was 15 times per hour). It's also on the top floor with large windows for natural lighting. We also got a nice tour of Blacksburg, apartments, townhouses, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great facilities, enthusiastic staff and students, the anatomy lab is phenomenal. The dean has brought in people from all over the country so it seems that everyone brought a lot of experience to the table when planning the medical school. Looks like it's about half MD/half DO which is nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"state-of-the art technology, affiliation with Virginia Tech and the niceness of the staff and faculty that interview me. The interview was not stressful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, great technology, awesome labs!! " More from this Member | Report Response

" I LOVED the facilities. They are states of the art and very technologically advanced. I thought the admissions staff was amazing especially Megan Settle. She was truly a pleasure to work with! THe lunch was really yummy also." More from this Member | Report Response

"The environment the school is located in is absolutely beautiful. Even if I don't go here, I will someday want to live in VA." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions committee was really friendly and interested in getting to know the applicant as a person. Also the school is going to be state of the art." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and faculty were great. They really went out of their way to make us comfortable. The program sounds awesome. " More from this Member | Report Response

"friendly staff/faculty, new buildings" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! The building is new, The school sounds like it's going to be great and they'll be doing research with VA Tech (one of the top 50 research schools in the nation). The staff was very friendly and made us feel pretty confortable about everything. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The people! Everyone was amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the Virginia Tech campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The positive atmposhere and excitement of the staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone there is top notch. Dr. Dubin's presentation in the morning was excellent!! The curriculum is based upon a rational design for medical practice in the future." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty and staff are very enthusiastic about the new school. The curriculum is very innovative and appealing, and they have some top notch researchers joining the school (partially due to reasearch collaboration with VA Tech). The town of Blacksburg is just a huge campus with a lot of diversity in the mountains. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility and thier vision of the future physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"The outlook and vision of the school. Everything is state-of-the-art, new facilities and technology, the faculty are all high quality from diverse backgrounds and education, their affiliation with VaTech (yes, we are Hokies!!), and the interview experience was designed to be laid back and low-stress. There was a strong emphasis on this first entering class to be the fore-runner to a successful program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The positive attitude of the faculty and the staff. I was also surprised at how much I liked Blacksburg... Also, they have such an attentive staff! There is practically no waiting throughout the process." More from this Member | Report Response

"The quality of the faculty and the enthusiasm of everyone. Being taken out to lunch and driven around the town to see good places to live. Having the opportunity to talk with the other people that were interviewing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The positivity of the entire staff along with the state of the art facilities being completed" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really impressed with the excitement of the faculty and staff. The facilities are going to be state-of-the-art." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything about the school is very impressive: the staff, the faculty they have recruited, the facilities (and future facilities), blacksburg is great college town" More from this Member | Report Response

"schools organization, motivation of faculty and staff to make VCOM the best of the best, area is nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The positive direction of the school and its philosophy to spare no expense for good faculty and buildings." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"mandatory attendance and mandatory business casual dress code" More from this Member | Report Response

"The surrounding area seemed a bit "sketchy"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mandatory lecture attendance, dress code" More from this Member | Report Response

"The town- doesn't seem like there's much to do which would minimize distractions so I don't view it too negatively" More from this Member | Report Response

"The area around the school seems a bit lacking in activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their match list" More from this Member | Report Response

"Spartanburg. It's just not a great place, and the school's location within the city isn't the best either. Lack of safe/clean/modern housing in the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean. He was the rudest of all my interviewers and the most unprofessional of all the deans I met during the cycle....just made the school look bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school not being complete yet (Carolinas Campus)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing I can really think of." More from this Member | Report Response

"How the school is not stand alone - the students stated they go to VA tech for the gym, study rooms, restaurants, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dress code :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dress code: at first I thought this was cool to keep the school professional and classy but, let's be honest, there are some days I'd like to roll outta bed in sweatpants after a long night of studying! Other than that, the school exceeded my expectations! I saved it for last to interview bc I wasn't sure it sounded like a good fit - WOW was I wrong!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The building needs to be done! I want to see it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really confused...and still am...about the 3rd year match lottery system. How is that decided etc. The students seemed blah. Maybe it was the end of a Block or something. They just seemed aloof and unknowledgeable. The ones I spoke to, really did not have the answers to my questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a long interview day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that they change the schedule of the curriculum every year. I felt that the students were being experimented with every year. However, in all honesty, this is a new school and they have done very well considering the short amount of time they have been open." More from this Member | Report Response

"one of the interviewers may or may not have told one of the interviewees who of course told the other interviewees that there were no more spots left for the next class and we were interviewing just for waitlist spots. not the best idea." More from this Member | Report Response

"The van tour was a little long." More from this Member | Report Response

"that our 1st year school tour guide couldn't answer some of our questions, very pleased with what she could tell us tough" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish our tour would have been with a second year student. Our guide did a good job, but as a first year she couldnt answer some questions. There arent a standardized labtops withs standardized programs." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were not a lot of student facilities in the main building (small library, small commons area, no cafeteria), though there are plenty of facilities at VT that VCOM students have access to" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really stood out as negative, all schools have some issues but VCOM seems very actively involved in finding and fixing shortcomings. A couple of applicants acted as if they were bored and did not want to be there (maybe nerves), I found that a little odd." More from this Member | Report Response

"I heard a number of times of how some professors were nice people but not so great teachers ( pathology maybe? )" More from this Member | Report Response

"The cap on financial aid .. i have A LOT of debt from my Masters degree and i will have to do some creative bookkeeping to go here -but i think it is super worth it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. The 12 month school year took me back a little but they have many breaks. The cost of attendance is kinda steep (but debt is debt)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm still not sure how the OMM labs work because they have several small labs instead of one big one. The students may be slightly cramped in their classrooms." More from this Member | Report Response

"I went to VTech for undergrad, so i'm used to the area. Some people say rural blacksburg is boring." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish there was a large teaching hospital closer than Roanoke" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, seriously" More from this Member | Report Response

"The temperature of the van for the tour until we got the AC on." More from this Member | Report Response

"The van tour of the city was not very helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"There really isn't much of a campus to speak of. They are very lucky to have Virginia Tech there to make it more enticing, otherwise well there isn't much room and isn't much there at the moment. The students we saw that did not meet us for lunch where not enthusiastic and seemed to try and avoid us. They did not seem happy to be there. The tour of Virginia Tech was done in a van with not enough room. The cirriculum seems to change a lot more than one would think is necessary. Most of the negatives in my expereince came after the itnerview and what I have heard current students and alumni say." More from this Member | Report Response

"whole underlying issues with problems @ the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole ordeal, I even stabilized a local resident with local ambulance team, and this school did not even care. Its really hard to believe. They assured me to my face, they did not doubt my abilities and things looked well, then to receive info saying historically this and that and I need another year of school. My gpa was 3.6 with science of the same. The whole admissions team was fake. Too bad I can not attend school in my own state at this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"the lunch, the car ride around town was cramped. They need to invest in a van. The library looks like they threw it together overnight and got some osteopathic artifacts on loan from PCOM. They have a lack of a cafeteria and students seemed like they didnt hang out in the building. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How fake some of the admissions people were. I felt like I was in the middle of a 7th grade popularity contest based on two minutes of interaction." More from this Member | Report Response

"You probably have to go out of state for your clerkships." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt like I was having to be on the defense about my application at times. interviews were interrupted at times by people comming in the office. They also need to buy a new van to transport students on their tour. Be prepared to be jammed into a small vehicle for 45 mins" More from this Member | Report Response

"It seemed like the admissions folks were a bit fake. Can they really be that happy? I know current students say they are but how often do they really see them? I felt more comfortable with admissions staff at other interviews. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Blacksburg is a rather small town and in the middle of nowhere" More from this Member | Report Response

"That there was not a hospital attached to the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Small town, not much to do there. Housing seemed less than ideal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was ideal, only thing would be how was away the airport is." More from this Member | Report Response

"The surrounding area...there is not much to do except outdoor activities. Which is really ok because there probably won't be much time for relaxing anyway" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"New school; no one seemed to know the first and second classes boards passing rate" More from this Member | Report Response

"That you have to have life insurance prior to matriculating. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dress Code. Mandatory Attendance. Location some what. The walls of the classrooms kinda make the room feel like a jail-cell. But I am just nit-picking. The campus is not that bad. No Work-study program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area doesnt have much around it. There's not much to do on a rainy day" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"VCOM goes to school year round and does not have a break during the summer. But you do not finish any earlier because you get 1-2 wks between blocks of instruction." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing except not having a big airport very close. Unless Roanoke counts." More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew Blacksburg was very rural so if you are from a big city you may be underimpressed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, there was no part of the day which I thought shouldn't be included." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school had a dress code, requires attendence (not really that negative), and doesn't have online videos of lectures like some schools do." More from this Member | Report Response

"1200 deposit!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't find anything negative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two days notice between invitation and interview. The redneck element at the school, lack of diversity in the students, cultural dependence on VT football and Nascar, more religous undercurrents than I would prefer in conversations with faculty. I was looking for a Charleston, SC vibe, what I got was more Jackson, MS. Quite honestly, some of the other interviewees came across as beer swilling country bumpkins. The fact that VT is a huge party school despite what they might try to tell you(great for undergrad, not so for Medical School). See below, big time negative!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, except there were no board reviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"The town of Blacksburg and the VCOM cafeteria. I come from a small city and Blacksburg just wasn't a good fit for me. I don't like the rural aspect that you are so far aways from everything but know what works for you. I was disappointed with the cafeteria because it really isn't a cafeteria, more of a sandwich shop. The food was edible but it wasn't great. But it was free so I can't complain too much." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's easy to get lost in Blacksburg." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, I thought their library was small but all their books are found online. The cold weather is scary." More from this Member | Report Response

"The town of Blacksburg-- it is the ultimate college town (mostly b/c of there not being much else around). If you aren't a Hokie fan, and don't like being surrounded with partying undergrads, I would suggest planning on living at least as far as Christiansburg (10 minutes) or maybe even closer to Roanoke. Graduate/professional housing rentals in the area are quite expensive for Southern VA and have unreasonable pet fees. Notice I did not say anything bad about VCOM-- it is GREAT!" More from this Member | Report Response

"No graduating class (very, very negative, talk to any doctor), no scholarships so expect to pay A LOT. No aggreements for clinical experience or residency programs outside of VA, not good for someone from PA. They had the answer to acceptance immediatly after the interview was over and sent letters out as you were sitting in the very seat. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cafeteria was pathetic, the library is sparse (even though it's mostly electronic, I like to see some hardbacks) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost, I think its the most expensive school I've interviewed at. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That I'd have to wait an entire week to know if I got in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Small cafeteria without variety--which is not big deal to me, especially since most students go elsewhere or home for lunch. The library is also small, but by the same token, most the things you will need can be/are downloaded off your computer." More from this Member | Report Response

"The building was smaller than I thought and made me wonder how they could have 300 students (1st and 2nd years since 3rd year was rotating)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very short track record since it's only accepted three classes so far, isolated location, year-round schedule." More from this Member | Report Response

"NOTHING!" More from this Member | Report Response

"INTERVIEWERS!!!!! They were AWFUL!!!! Everyone kept saying how laid back and easy-going they would be...they were NOT!!! I've had two other interviews and both were much more laid back than this one. One interviewer made no sort of response to any of my questions, one kept telling me "If you don't get into med school this year, keep trying" REPEATEDLY, and the other was making no sense what so ever and asking me all these BS questions about rural medicine that made absolutely no sense!" More from this Member | Report Response

"had trouble understanding one interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nada" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wouldn't say it negatively impressed me but all of the technology was almost intimidating!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a single thing" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing except all the fog on the drive in." More from this Member | Report Response

"attendance policy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost of program seems a touch high, especially for a new program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost of attendance, and the fact that it is a new school. I also wish there were more sites for MSIII and MSIV rotations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so friendly and said point blank you are wonderful. To be here for an interview, you must be wonderful. THe first interviewer told me my file was great and what could he do to persuade me to attend VCOM... I loved the school to find out that it was all fake. I was not accepted even though 2 of 3 interviewers said unless I was "an ax murderer", I was in. Don't joke with that with premeds." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Sure I'd like that the school had some board scores to look at but they don't." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had visited the school during Open House and had an opportunity to speak with current students. Besides not having a wet-lab I could not find anything negative. VCOM was my 1st choice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nobody can tell me what it will be like for the clinical rotations since noone has done it yet." More from this Member | Report Response

"The town is even smaller than I expected, and a large percentage of the students are married. Health insurance doesn't come through the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"i already knew this before the visit, but year round school, business casual everyday, not yet accredited, and no graduating class, so no match stats or links with residency programs established." More from this Member | Report Response

"No accrediation yet, year round school and 2 boards to take." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dress Code; Otherwise, I was very impressed" More from this Member | Report Response

"YOu have to take the DO and MD boards only school that does that and there is a dress code and year round school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular about this school -- it's great. However, one thing that bugs me is that schools can still reject or waitlist students who interviewed because of GPA or MCAT scores; couldn't they have saved us the money for the trip and not offered an interview if our GPA or MCAT was too low?" More from this Member | Report Response

"This question is harder than my interview questions. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"not too much" More from this Member | Report Response

"such a new school, no one has taken the boards yet" More from this Member | Report Response

"Couldn't get a straight answer on rotations, the students that ate lunch with us were kind of annoying, and talked way to much." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not fully accredited, no microscopes for histology(I prefer my own slides/scope). Some students mentioned that some of the students don't get along but it's a personal thing, which I think is ridiculous since we are supposed to be professionals! " More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a new school and this one Physio instructor who was stoked that his class is by far the hardest class in the school etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much at all to say negative. As other posts have mentioned there are a lot of unknowns. I would love to know the percentage of students that are going to pass the boards this year and in the future how many match with their top pick for residency. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very little. I had no real doubts about their clinical aspects but they did seem like they were trying to avoid the topic. Every time someone brought it up, it seemed as though the answers were "we don't know yet" or "we will know better next year when the current 2nd year class moves into clinicals" or "the Dean is working on that." Here are my reservations. While I am certain that the excellence of the school will continue through clinicals, there is no concrete evidence of this as of yet. Words are words. You can choose to believe them but there is no evidence. This is in no way the fault of the school. They are new and will soon have a reputation and I'm certain it will be tremendous but they just do not have one as of yet. As I make a decision on whether or not to attend this school, I feel I may be taking a slight gamble on the clinicals. I feel the first two years are excellent and of course with the faculty being together, excellence can be monitored and enhanced. The clinicals sites will be new. There will be some "kinks" to be worked out and this may be more difficult given that the hospitals and sites are not in the same building as the Dean. Will all 160 students be placed locally or will some have to travel to Ohio or Florida or somewhere else in order to do a surgery rotation or whatever else? These are questions I will need to have settled before I decide on going here." More from this Member | Report Response

"School is new and untried or tested, curriculum is not proven effective because no class has taken or passed the boards yet (there is a strong feeling and confidence in the students but nothing beats proof), library is pitiful (yes VTech has library but the study space seemed lacking)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I have read other postings, and personally am not a big fan of the dress code. It is not too bad, however, requiring that students only adhere to it while in lecture, and not in OMM labs, Anatomy Labs, or while studying. Required attendance is a small problem as well, because in medical school, each person develops their own approach, and that requirement may prevent some students from developing their own individualized study habits. Did not like that a member of the staff sat in during the lunch period--it should have been an open session for current/prospective students to share their honest opinions and experiences about VCOM. Lack of study hours is one of my concerns, as med students study at odd hours." More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather was awful, but that was hardly the schools fault. It was just the only bad part of my visit! And I guess it was sad at the end of the day to find out we could only be waitlisted at best, but I knew that going in thanks to this site. Also none of my intervieweres seemed to know anything about me going in. They had just gotten the files that morning I think, but atleast that made their questions more focused on me instead of ethics and issues in healthcare so it wasn't really a bad thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Year round classes, dress code, mandatory attendance, you cannot do out of state electives because they want you to practice in VA. This could severely limit residency options." More from this Member | Report Response

"The first thing I witnessed as I walked in was a secretary giving a student this snotty attitude because he missed a class and was trying to be excused. In case you haven't done your research, class is absolutely mandatory, and you have to apply for an excused absence before you miss class. I also did not like that we were not left alone with the students. Lunch with a med student was soooo awkward, because an admissions person was there. She kept offsetting any slightly negative comments from the student. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, I think we were all disappointed at the end of the day when we were informed that all of the seats were full and we would only be eligible for the waitlist. Maybe this should have been told to us when we scheduled the interview so we could have opted out if we so desired. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Its a new school, still working on ciriculum, summer school, not accredited yet require both COmlex and USMLE, which is good i guess. but still NEW SCHOOL!! and expensive ANd blacksburg doesn't really have anything to do. its a small town where the majority of the population is students. which could be fun, but again NOTHING to DO. They also stress Rural area ALOT" More from this Member | Report Response

"The only things I didn't like were the fact that classes are mandatory, there is a dress code- business casual. Oh, and the building (including library) closes at 10pm. But then you can go use the libraries at VTech- so it's not a big deal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would take a lot of time from day to travel to campus (workout, etc.), because, if I am correct, VCOM parking does not work in the undergraduate parking lots." More from this Member | Report Response

"they specifically told us they were only sending yes or no answers at this time; oddly, I was put on the alternate list." More from this Member | Report Response

"School year is 12 months. Aside from having lunch with a student, there was pretty much NO opportunity to talk to current students, or sit in on lectures. I bumped into a few studnets in the hallway, and although they spoke positively about the school, they weren't excessively friendly. This could have been due to sleep deprivation-they had a big exam the day of my visit. " More from this Member | Report Response

"These 2 reasons are why I am indifferent about the school. It seems to be a risk. This is the first year of the school. There are no stats about VCOM because stats dont yet exist. While the technology seems great and the people are nice there is no promise the school will be a good one. I dont want to take that risk on my medical education. Second, everywhere you look the school says there is a focus on rural medicine. Thats fine and dandy, but that focus seems to be very very large. While I have not said I will not be a rural doctor, I have not ruled out practicing in non-rural areas. The clinical rotations seems to put a person at a disadvantage if they apply to non-rural residencies. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Two of the three interviewers seemed more nervous than I was!" More from this Member | Report Response

"For me personally, the fact that they really stress rural medicine was a bit of a concern since I am pretty certain that I don't want to go that route." More from this Member | Report Response

"vague responses regarding how they integrate early clinical experiences into the curriculum and exactly how they mesh the systems-based curriculum in with individual classes such as epidemiology." More from this Member | Report Response

"New school with no track record. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt the interviews were a little to short, I felt rushed at times, as if I didn't get to talk about everything. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The tuition is pricey and you need a laptop. There is also a dress code for class. The school is so new so won't know how the class does on boards for a few years (although I like the curriculum)" More from this Member | Report Response

"One interview seemed rushed - no time to ask questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Although I do have to say people from Blacksburg love their Hokies!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I can not remember one thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Limited access to the building and anatomy lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have like to have spoken to Dean Tooke-Rawlins for a little bit. She introduced herself as we were walking out the door." More from this Member | Report Response

"New school, won't get accredited until 1st class graduates. However, they have a provisional accredidation which is impressive for their first year in business." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, but I would have love to meet more students and talk to them. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The lunch room and break area are too small and may not handle both MSI and MSII when they both will be there starting next year" More from this Member | Report Response

"Unsure whether or not the students and professors were happy to be there" More from this Member | Report Response

" It's a new school and its track record isn't established. THat honeslt yabout it. I wish it were a couple years older and then I would have felt more comfortable going there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing negatively impressed me except that my last interviewer seemed a bit uneasy. However, that could be because I was her last interviewee. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Two of the three interviewers were great, one was a little uneasing, even though they said it would be a relaxed day/atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Blacksburg didn't impress me. It's a city built around a college. Only good thing about a town like that: cheap housing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school requires an HIV and Hep C test before entering. This is extremely controversial and some believe it to be unconstitutional." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people all seemed faked happy and wanted to make excitable false impressions upon you...they also seems somewhat nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"Vagueness about the selection process and when the last interviews will be conducted." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school has lots of UNKNOWNS, there is an escrow account setup so if the school for some reason shuts down you might have to finish your education somewhere else...I am glad they thought about that, but it just shows how even they are not 100% sure about the school,,,AND its 30,000 dollars a year, a lot more expensive than the other DO schools that are established" More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole area is under construction- bulldozers and dirt piles everywhere. But by April the academic building should be complete and ready for use. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not given a lot of financial aid information...but that is a minor point. Nothing else was negative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I was very impressed with the whole experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"not that many clinical rotation sites and none outside the southern Virginia area as far as I can see..." More from this Member | Report Response

"NEw school." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it would be more casual than nerve-wrecking" More from this Member | Report Response

"how easy and relaxed the interview would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"How low-stress and conversational the interview day was going to be" More from this Member | Report Response

"how much I would fall in love" More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back the interviews would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"how nice and relaxing the interview was." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt well-prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"How low stress the environment is" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was interviewing for waitlist only (interview mid-March)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed the interview day was." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the student interview was serious and they had a list of questions to ask. It was after lunch and I think I was feeling a little to relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would have got to town earlier to explore the area a bit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the staff members are allopathic doctors and they will ask why you want to be an osteopath." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was interviewing for a wait list (even though I did eventually get in, be prepared to be told this during the interview. Don't act surprised)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ask a lot of quality questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I gave myself some time to explore the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the second half of the interview day was mostly just touring Blacksburg and getting information on the area. I have plenty of friends that went/go to VA Tech, so getting to know the area was really not necessary." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviewers want you to ask the questions - they didn't spend much time asking me anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known how awesome this school is even though it is tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mts of Virginia: I would have cancelled more of my other interviews if I hadn't put this one off! The Virginia Tech mascot (the Hokie) is a ficticious bird." More from this Member | Report Response

"How lax it was going to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"how layed back it was going to be" More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather was warm." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cold? Virginia? Snow? " More from this Member | Report Response

"DRESS CODE! I didn't know anyone but LECOM had a dress code. :(... Major bummer." More from this Member | Report Response

"You can order as much food as you like, so you can get a salad too. I was hungry. But don't go overboard! " More from this Member | Report Response

"how windy it actually was. i may have thought about rethinking the skirt thing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Three interviewers isn't as intimidating as it sounds." More from this Member | Report Response

"That my neck must have grown since I last wore my white shirt and tie! I just hope my face wasn't red all day." More from this Member | Report Response

"I cannot help feel that some decisions regarding an applicant were already determined before he/she stepped into the school for interview day. I felt my interview went very well and all my stats were right up there with their averages but then I got a rejection letter." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt pretty prepared...I rocked the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back most of the day is. Don't stress too much." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was unexpected and they informed you on anything you wanted to know." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a back side to the lunch request form that you fill out." More from this Member | Report Response

"I could have ordered more food for lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"a better understanding of physician salaries" More from this Member | Report Response

"The cops are sneaky on 81" More from this Member | Report Response

"It it is laid back...but it is not that laid back. They attempt to create a relaxed environment; however, do not allow this to steer you away from acting professionally. Some other candidates that were interviewing became slightly too comfortable and did display a lack of professionalism and maturity." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cap on debt allowed between undergrad and medical school. I have some debt from undergrad which may potentially be a problem if I go here." More from this Member | Report Response

"To not stress ahead of time...the staff did EVERYTHING they could do to make you feel comfortable, it was amazing. And don't stay in the Inn at Virginia Tech...I had a bad experience on many levels. The staff weren't entirely prepared to help and/or fix their problems until I decided to throw a cross-eyed fit...then they fixed the problems, but it left a bad taste in my mouth." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is where my opinion of the interview turned from very positive to negative. I was very excited to attend VCOM and was impressed with all of my interactions with the admissions department and faculty but I basically had no chance at acceptance. I don?t want to bash the school and I genuinely liked the staff of the admissions department. The admissions department seemed very helpful throughout the application process and tried to keep my best interests in mind. They were quick with responses to questions and provided what I thought was great support and advice. In the end it appeared as though there are some contrasting forces at work like the admissions department did not understand what was important to the admissions committee (they are separate entities and do not seem to communicate much with each other). Some of the advice I was given ending up being detrimental to my application. In the end I felt I had interviewed well, I was told I interviewed well and that and there was nothing I could have done differently when I asked for a review of my application after I received their decision, but was not accepted. The reasons why I was rejected were set before I even got to the interview. What is worse, the all of these reasons could have been fixed in the 3+ months between when I got they received my material and when I interviewed, or if (like I have seen recommended on the SDN forums) I had just lied to get in. I would not be comfortable lying to get into medical school but apparently that would have helped. So to sum up, I wish I known that I would not have a chance at the interview so I did not waste my time and theirs by going down there. As I said the admissions committee was genuinely interested in us and they even helpful after I was rejected but this could all have been addressed before I got there. I am very thankful for the help they gave after the interview and I believe that VCOM could be a great school it just seems like they have some internal issues that can completely blind side applicants. Unfortunately I am not the only one that has experienced this inconsistency and the feeling that they lead on applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"how relaxed the interviews were, wish there had been more time to interact with students and ask q's" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was a popularity contest, or something. There is no way they were interested in a dedicated individual and its alright, cause four other schools have already accepted me, both allopathic and osteopathic." More from this Member | Report Response

"that I would waste my money on travel and hotel." More from this Member | Report Response

"VCOM has a dual PhD/DO program." More from this Member | Report Response

"You probably have to go out of state for your clerkships." More from this Member | Report Response

"that I would be rejected. I wouldnt have wasted all that money to travel there." More from this Member | Report Response

"I discovered that VCOM offers a lot of programs that they do not mention on their webpage. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Attendance policy, dress code, and many of the third year clinical rotations in very rural areas" More from this Member | Report Response

"The deposit is not due until Dec 15th (very nice). " More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly and helpful everyone was!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had done extensive research on the school and there was nothing I did not already know." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there are no available spots in the class right now. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the seats were already full." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would love Blacksburg and the people soo much!! Not as rural as I thought and the people are some of the nicest people I ever met!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, I live in B'burg and have become pretty familiar with the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This school has significantly lower MCAT standards than other schools--I wouldn't have had to re-take the MCAT!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The mandatory rotation in primary care in a rural area for 2 months." More from this Member | Report Response

"DO/PhD program! If you go there you are required to have life insurance. There is a cap on the amount of loans you can take out especially for stafford loans." More from this Member | Report Response

"the rotations are kinda spread out and confusing" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I just wish I hadn't wasted money applying to other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"The missionary work program!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Basically the block method of instruction." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything as expected" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I knew that a $1200 deposit would have to put down 3 weeks after acceptance to reserve a spot in the class" More from this Member | Report Response

"That there is NO REASON to be overly stressed for this interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The 3 one hour interviews were not as bad as I expected. They were very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Everything that might be surprising (mandatory attendance, dress code, class year round, etc) I learned from SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"I visited the campus for their open house a few weeks before my interview, therefore I was pretty much aware of everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"That ALL the spaces in the 2006 class were already filled and people who interviewed around the time I did and subsequent to my visit were at best vying for wait list spots. Additionally, that last year they hardly used their wait list but that they would offer a very select few waitlisted persons early admission for 2007. NO advance notice of this, highly unprofessional IMO and primary reason for my negative rating." More from this Member | Report Response

"That most of the seats were filled up." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was pretty familiar with the school so I have to say nothing I discovered that I didn't know. I would advise that you find out when you would have to pay your $1,000 acceptance fee before you interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back the interview really is. They do everything to help you relax. It's a fun day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How low stress the interview was. I was really worried about it, but the interviewers were so nice and laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"After you are accepted you have around three weeks to fork over 1,000 (nonrefundable) to hold your seat. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone said that it was going to be really laid back and I wish I completely believed them because it was." More from this Member | Report Response

"How huge a presence VTech really is. Over half the population of Blacksburg is made up of students. The area is pretty but I imagine how many drunk kids roam around on game day..." More from this Member | Report Response

"See above. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They require all students to have life insurance." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so warm, interested in you, and there to help you in any way possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, they had laid out the interview day nicely and there were no surprises" More from this Member | Report Response

"That several of my former class members were already at school there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is so safe that people leave their stuff on a study table and don't think twice - including computers, purses, etc. Also the cafeteria is small but doesn't ever close - you can take drinks/snacks on an honor system. There's just a jar there to pay with." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Blacksburg is not that rural or small (at least it blends with Christiansburg which is bigger)." More from this Member | Report Response

"the tour of blacksburg...ha, I graduated from virginia tech...so i kinda know the area ;)" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the profs. were not easy going like everyone else said." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I was well prepared. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If accepted the tuition deposit is $1000.00 and can not be charged to your credit card. You must pay w/ cash, check or money order--a little difficult for some of us to come up with in 10 days." More from this Member | Report Response

"That this school is so awesome. It's year-round, but these students look the happiest of all the school i have been at. Block schedule makes more sense for learning. only slightly negative is that they only had 8 seats left and there would be over twenty of us in the last admissions committee." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nada..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Year round schedules and you have to take both board tests." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had already met with the admissions staff previously so nothing suprised me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"there was an attendance policy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very little surprises, learned that they were planning a dental school to open in next few years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - alternate the previous year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Year-round school. Dress code." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was excited about the medical missions program that explained on the post on 9/22/04. The previous applicant stated you could work overseas for a year after residency in one of VCOM's sites for 100K off your loans, but when I asked about this, they had no clue what I was talking about. If someone has more info on this or can tell me where that information came from please place another post." More from this Member | Report Response

"Getting from Roanoke to Blacksburg is very easy and cheap. Don't worry about hotel shuttles or an airport van: take the SmartWay, which is a subsidized bus service that leaves from the Roanoke Airport and takes you to the Blacksburg campus, with a few stops along the way. It's direct, it takes about an hour, and it's three ($3) dollars. No kidding. No reservations required. Also, the Holiday Inn near the school is within walking distance of the undergrad campus and a shopping plaza, and they have a shuttle to the med school (the med school might be a bit of a hike from any hotel. You don't need to rent a car, though, no matter where you are flying in from. If you need a cab in Blacksburg, take the Hooptie Ride, it's fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"They are going to also have a dental school open up at Virgnia Tech along with the medical and vet school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"More information about stem cell research" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was year round school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I felt I knew as much about the school as a non-student could, just from reading about it and asking questsions of students. I do wish I knew the Godfather was playing the night before the interview; I stayed up way too late watching it and the election coverage during commercial breaks. (But it did give me something else to talk about!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You can get a visitor pass to park at the VTECH campus. The pass allows you even to park in a teacher's spot! :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"where ramble road was!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What a Hokie was." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's not that I didn't know, I just didn't focus on it as much that the school isn't fully accredited." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The affiliation with Virginia Tech! It's awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it can take 8 months or longer to get your Hepatitis B immunizations and you need to have these before doing rotations, which start immediately. I had an opportunity to get the series through my university and didn't do it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical missions program is so incredible. During your third and fourth years, you will be allowed to select an overseas rotation (4-8 weeks) in Guatemala, Inida, or Siberia (others may be added later). If you then select to complete a Family Medicine residency through VCOM, you can also complete portions of your residency in one of their international sites. Upon completion of your residency, you will then have an opportunity to spend one full year practicing in one of their international sites and be reimbursed plus have 100K of your loans paid off by VCOM. Pretty cool!" More from this Member | Report Response

"international medical missions and opportunities!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That all the spots were full..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The waitlist is nowhere near a rejection, Megan Price the Director of Admissions, who is fantastic I might add, explained it like this if you had been here a couple of months ago you would be in. Also it is ranked by merit of applicant as well and they pull from the top as positions open. The student we talked with interviewed last year in April and was waitlisted as were 2 other members of the group he interviewed with and they all ended up getting in. I was just really dissapointed before I ever got there, because I thought there was no chance, but now I know there is still some hope! I just wish i had applied earlier!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the building seems too small for 2 classes of med students to be there. Also, there will not be enough parking next year. One person in my group asked what to do about this and their response was "maybe people will bike to school". Not an adequate answer for the $$$ they want to attend here." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nervous I was going to be, because I didn't need to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"I spent a good deal of money flying out to VA. After being led on during the whole interview process, the director tells us that they have already offered all the available seats, and the best situation would be the waitlist. I actually found this out the day before I flew out because I read a review from this website. They should have been honest with people, lying is never tactful. Interviewees are deceived by how nice they appear and the low stress level of the interviews, but it seems that there are numerous underlying issues they don't want you to know about. " More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the staff was so friendly that I really did not need to stress about my interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Definitely fly into Roanoke even though it is more expensive. This will save you the stress and anxiety of having to rent a car and drive several hours and worrying if you'll miss your flight. Traffic can sometimes come to a complete stop." More from this Member | Report Response

"How pretty the campus and the area is. Its bigger than what I expected. " More from this Member | Report Response

"VIRGINA IS GORGEOUS!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's not quite on-campus (of V Tech)... the research park is a few miles away, but not far." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed on Monday and they were making decisions on Thursday. Make sure you have shadowed a DO. I didn't think this was possible since I work full time, but that question took many points away; needless to say, I'm taking the day off Monday to do so before my next interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would end up liking VCOM as much as I did. I still have two more interviews scheduled next week, but they've got a hard act to follow. Yahoo! directions were incomplete/hard to understand. Make sure you know where the school is the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"The extent of the school's focus on rural medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have two weeks to respond to an acceptance offer. A $1,000 non-refundable deposit is required at that time, which makes it tough if you're still waiting to hear from other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"use the school's map on the website to get there- not yahoo maps or any other outdated map- was lost a long time before finding the school and because the school is so new many people in the area haven't heard of the school yet so they can't offer you good directions" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you use Rand Mcnally online for your map DON'T! My map failed to mention a few streets and I could not find the school for a while." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone there lives in condos/townhouses, not many houses for rent." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there was no reason for me to stress about the interview at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dress code(that is not strictly enforced now), $1000.00 deposit due upon acceptance" More from this Member | Report Response

"That classes usually go from 8-12 so less total days off but leaves plenty of study time. How small the library is. I guess everything has gone wireless.(I am a little old fashioned, still like to read from books now and then.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Big town." More from this Member | Report Response

"The rental market is great - tons of apartments to choose from. However, if you are looking to buy in Blacksburg, the search may be long and drawn out." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two weeks off after basic science, one week for christmas, one week for spring break, and only three weeks off for summer. School runs all year long." More from this Member | Report Response

"they have a dress code and attend classes year-around, require a laptop which is not part of student fees, offer no student health insurance, association with only small hospitals." More from this Member | Report Response

"Requirement to take both Complex and USMLE (that's good), short summer break (not good)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Grades are not pass/fail but rather A, B, C, D,and F. Not a big thing, but would have been nice to be informed abot this before I went." More from this Member | Report Response

"No NHSC scholarships are accepted at this school No summer break" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the school still wasn't built--even in May. I wish I could've walked in and around the building." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school doesn't really have a summer break after the first year. I think the break is 2 weeks. " More from this Member | Report Response

"requirement to take both USMLE and COMLEX, required to have own health insurance-no school health program" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think I was too stressed out about this interview. They were pretty relaxed about the whole process. I wouldn't have stressed out so much had I known how relaxed it was going to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they were rushing to finish filling the positions for thier first year class." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many students had been accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have applied to this school earlier in the process. After interviewing here, this is my first choice. I would have saved alot of money by interviewing elsewhere" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are required to take COMLEX and USMLE. You can only go to the barns of virginia for clinical rotations and they are highly selective and strict in maintaining the rotation sites to be in rural area. Basically they want to force students to endure 4 years of rural life so they will opt to do their residency in the rural virginia area" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of my interview and where I was to be @ 9:00am." More from this Member | Report Response

"I got all worked up and stressed out because this was my first interview and my top choice- but honestly, Mr. Hincker (Admissions) made it known that it was supposed to be very low-key and relaxing, and it really was. So don't wig yourself out!! :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known how quickly I would know about being accepted. I also wish I had realized how laid back the interview process would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"the location of the interview was not at the school(its still under construction) but I got there the night before and found their temporary offices fairly easily" More from this Member | Report Response

"The actual medical building won't be finished till April and meeting for the actual interview takes place at their temporary location, make sure you get that address! P.S. VCOM wants its grads to take both COMLEX and USMLE throughout." More from this Member | Report Response

"that there were 3 seperate interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I liked VCOM so much I am going there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Impressed by the school, friendliness of the interviewers- one of which said he spent 2 hours reviewing my file because he thought I was "so interesting." 2 interviews from professors (both MD) and one by an administrator. They actually told me numbers aren't everything, they wanted to here from me, as a person, why my GPA and MCAT weren't the only things to look at. They WERE trying to find a reason to let me in, not keep me out. I interviewed at the Carolinas Campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"I definitely enjoyed my interview experience at VCOM! My interviewers were very laid back and we basically just had a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I hadn't already been accepted into a more reputable school, this would have been my first choice by a landslide." More from this Member | Report Response

"GREAT SCHOOL" More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a wonderful school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful school!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I love this school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be yourself! Relax and be confident but humble. Send thank you letters with specific comments for each interviewer that are relevant to what you talked about." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had two acceptances within a week of my interview at the Carolina's Campus, I wish I had saved the travel money and not bothered with VCOM." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great day and awesome school. I will be attending in the fall of 2012." More from this Member | Report Response

"Its a great school and I will be starting at VCOM in a month because the interview impressed me so much!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't stress about the interviews - but do know your stuff on VCOM, DO, and OMM. Most of the interviewers were very conversational, so make sure that you have questions to ask them as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the school is very well organized, very advanced in technology, great access to high-tech research facilities with their association with VA Tech, and their systems based approach to the curriculum is very appealing. You could not ask for kinder, friendlier staff, admin, and students. Very much a family-like feeling there. And Blacksburg/Christiansburg area is just beautiful, so, overall, this is definitely a school on the top of my list." More from this Member | Report Response

"Long day of them expecting you to ask questions. The school was not impressive, but the tour was nice, and the admissions office is very friendly and willing to be a resource." More from this Member | Report Response

"VCOM has so much to offer! I was blown away by their state-of-the-art facilities and technology as well as the perks of being 2 miles from a 30,000+ university. The area is beautiful and VCOM is tucked away from the undergrads but close enough for convenient food, shopping, rec, etc. This school has lots to offer in research too if thats something that interests you. the cost of living is low and the students here were so friendly! After my visit here, this school went from the bottom of my list straight to the top - can't wait for fall!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent experience. Tough questions asked in a conversational, non-threatening manner." More from this Member | Report Response

"VCOM is by far the most impressive medical school out there. I love this place!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I still came away with alot more questions than answers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was incredibly helpful and friendly. Great experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"No matter what, this is a great school. The major decision really comes in when it comes to the rural surrounding area. It essentially all depends on preference. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is very, very conversational. Just be yourself and really get to know your interviewers. They were very interesting people and really wanted to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very conversational, it was great talking with the faculty. They seemed genuinely interested in meeting with me and getting to know me. After the interview, a 4th year called me to ask if I had any other questions. They are really great there. Very organized." More from this Member | Report Response

"very laid back interview. conversational. good times. awesome anatomy lab, bright and good ventilation system. tour was fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't judge this school because other feedback slams the admissions office. You'll only deal with them once or twice in your four-year career. VCOM is an awesome school and I'm happy to be attending there next fall! Several of my classmates turned down some really good schools to go to VCOM." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were very conversational. One interview was briefly interrupted by someone dropping off paperwork, but this was not too distracting. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading some of the negative feedback from past interviewees had me a bit worried. It seems to me that those remarks were totally unfounded. My experience was great, my guess is that the negative feedback came after getting a rejection letter...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, great reputation, dynamic curriculum, happy students and dedicated faculty and staff. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school however, I wish the admissions committee were a bit more consistent." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed with the school - especially having attended and worked at school whose med school is ranked 14th in the country. I think the curriculum is very forward and i feel they are truly trying to make it a cutting edge school. Everyone is beyond super nice. Students seemed generally happy - it IS med school you cant be happy all the time but generally speaking." More from this Member | Report Response

"I am from a small town, thus I liked the atmoshpere at VCOM. However, I feel some of the staff are small minded, and treat situations as if they were still in high school...which is a turn off. Even though I have accepted my spot, I still am waiting for acceptance at two other institutions, and may take acceptance elsewhere due to the experiences I have endured after my acceptance." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a great school" More from this Member | Report Response

"I love the school....you will too as long as you like the idea of living in a community focused around culture rather than shopping centers (which they do have)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school! I'm probably going there." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are considering VCOM good for you, and good luck at your interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"First impression during open house 2 years back was great. . this time around it was even better." More from this Member | Report Response

"Note that you have 3 separate, short interviews with 3 interviewers. It seemed to be one basic science prof, one clinical prof, and one adminstrator." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is a tiny depressing building that seemed deserted and lifeless the minute I walked in. The students seemed slightly dull and the admissions staff are a throw back to a highschool popularity contest. They are looking for people who will play their game. Also, Megan and Bea were obsessed with the whole "hokie" thing. They also presented a rather scewed version of what osteopathy actually is and made a rather pathetic attempt to make this school look better than it actually is. They should choose admissions people who's IQ's exceed 75 to present the school and the practice of osteopathic medicine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, great school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews themselves were not stressful, this just happened to be my first interview. The school has some very positive points and it could become a high quality institution but the experience after was both disappointing and very frustrating. I was very excited to attend this school but after my experience I had to give it a negative rating." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two interviews were highly positive, thought it was great I was there to interview. The other, was supposed to be the dean, but she could not even show up. Its interesting that people can see your ability and drive, but in the end they are collecting thousands in secondary application fees. Nice image for the growing osteopathic profession" More from this Member | Report Response

"For a second year. The interview was the same. This time around it wasnt as stressful except when one interviewer decided to put me on the spot and stated that my MCAT was not good and to give him reasons he should vote for me at the meeting. Our interview was then broken up by staff members who messed up. The day was long but nice. I'm less than pleased with the admissions office and their help while I reapplied. If you went to VT then you will probably get in with no problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the interviewers/admissions staffers seemed a bit immature. Other than that, great facilities, great affiliations with VT, I hope I get to attend!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Three interviews - all separate 20 minute blocks. The first one was with an immunology professor, who played soothing (but good) music in the background. The second was a foreign trained MD, who just seemed to want to know who I was. The third was an OMM professor and DO, who seems to try to intimidate at first, but really has a heart and just wants to make sure you will be happy there. It was laid back, and I left feeling happy and confident. A tour was given by admissions and included the local town and VTech campus. Also, someone gave us a tour inside the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought my interview went very well. I thought I performed extremely well. It wasnt stressful and it's a nice school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was ok but not the most comfortable interview I have ever had. I did not feel like I connected with the faculty/staff members at VCOM as much as I did at other schools. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There were three one on one interviews and each lasted about 30 minutes. All the interviewers had access to your materials. Everyone asked different questions. Most of the questions were the standard interview questions. All three interviewers were pretty laid back. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There were three one on one interviews and lasted about 30 minutes each. They each had access to all of your materials. Everyone asked different questions. For example, the first guy asked me a lot about my past experiences, the next guy asked me the standard strength and weaknesses questions, and the third asked me about grades/mcat. All three were pretty laid back and mainly just conversational. I made some jokes and stumbled a couple of times but it didn't matter I suppose because I got accepted! " More from this Member | Report Response

"I left with a very positive feeling, the interviews were more like a conversation rather than a ''drill.''" More from this Member | Report Response

"Believe all the comments posted. There are really know reasons to be nervous. The staff is incredible and the interviewers are extremely nice. Even though I read all the information on this web page I was still really nervous. I struggled through the first couple minutes of my first interview because of nerves but was able to recover and still have a nice conversation interview with the interviewer. My advice, stay calm and try to stay as calm as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed, everyone was extremely nice and personable. They really try to sell the school to the interviewees rather than asking tough questions, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Arrived at VCOM at 8:30, 5 other students. Met Megan, the sweetest, most bubbly person ever! She really does a great job of selling the school. An overiew of VCOM given until 9:30am and then the interviewers come and pick you up. My interviews were all great, very converstational, the last one had a list of questions he asked me..not hard..then we were given a tour of the school..great Anatomy lab(no smell), had lunch and then taken on a tour of the town and VTech campus. At 2pm we were given a presentation on from finacial aid and the registrar's office. Then the day was ended by talking about the admission process and how many seats were left(scary) and how the waitlist works. All in all a fantastic day and experience..I loved everything about VCOM!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview expereince was GREAT! Overall it was very laid back and everyone made you feel welcome with their enthusiasm." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were 3 one-on-one interviews each lasting around 40min. The interviews were very conversational. No trick questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty good--I had to travel a lot so I was tired. It was my first interview so I was nervous. It was pretty laid-back. The admissions staff is very welcoming and warm, very excited you are there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Megan Price, the admissions staff and the faculty all seemed very nice and friendly. Megan was sick, so she didn't give us the tour. It was another staff personnel. The interviewers kept mentioning their medical missions program. One of the doctors didn't ask me any questions, he said he just wanted me to tell him more about myself. Overall, I really liked the campus and the people. I am really glad to be starting there this fall. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school. Everyone is so nice. I especially liked how Megan Price, the Director of Admissions, personally took us on a tour of Blacksburg." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful. Very relaxed. They make you feel like your accepted already by showing you different housing sites on the tour and the discussion on financing your education. They talk to you like a VCOM student. " More from this Member | Report Response

"it was great! everyone was extremely nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day went well and was well organized. The day started with an overview of osteopathy and VCOM. About 30 minutes later the interviews started. There are three interviews, 30 minutes in length and they are given in succesion. My interviewers consisted of two Ph.D.s and one M.D. The interviewers were professional and personable. The interviews were conversational for the most part. After the interviews, a campus tour was given by a staff member. The facilities and technology are incredible. Every school boasts about their anatomy lab, but VCOM should be reserved the right. Seriously, the anatomy lab is state-of-the-art and has many windows that provides increased light and a nice view. After the tour, lunch was served. At the start of the day, I was allowed to select my lunch, which is ordered from a local cafe. Needless to say, lunch was great. I had lunch with a student and gained a wealth of information about the medical school experience. After lunch, a tour of Blacksburg was given by the admissions director. This tour provides opportunity to learn which living facilities are good and which to stay away from. The day ended with the registrar and financial aid director giving their presentations. This school is great. When coming to interview at VCOM, leave your nervousness/anxieties at home. The staff and faculty have a genuine professionalism, cordialness and are friendly down-to-earth people. I believe this school is and will continue to be in a class of its own. My thoughts and impression is that they are not looking for those with the highest g.p.a. or MCAT. Rather, it seems they are interested in mature candidates who are academic sound, understand the osteopathic tenets and are interested in primary practice in the rural setting. If offered a seat at VCOM, I will accept it. VCOM has an added depth to it that distinguishes it from other programs. To understand completely, you will need to experience it." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very comfortable and conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"I actually thought I hadn't done too well in the interview. It was a bit stressful, but I've had worse interviews. The panel format really isn't as bad as most people make it out to be. The standardized patient was a very interesting experience. Don't be afraid to volunteer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience! It was so refreshing to be treated like a human being during the interview! No drilling or stress type interview. Very conversational and friendly. Just be yourself while remaining professional and you'll be fine. Although many may be tempted to go to schools which are older and have been established for a longer period of time, I think it is important to keep in mind that a new school can be a better match. Furthermore, this school has a serious future, has been proving itself and I'm sure will continue to do so. I am choosing to attend this school over more prestigious ones because it fits me. It's important to go where you feel you belong. I am very thrilled to be starting there in August 2007!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, great professors, great location - but the method of instruction kind of threw me. They do have one on one instructor tutoring if you ask or start to have difficulties." More from this Member | Report Response

"Fun.. Just as I expected from reading the comments here. I like the campus of VTech. Awesome faculty and staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great staff, faculty, and facilities. Seems like the students are not crazy competitive and are friendly with each other. Great informative day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Although I had read the SDN interviews that students had posted saying not to stress, I went in to the day feeling quite nervous. This, afterall, was a MEDICAL SCHOOL interview, which I expected to be very rigorous. In hindsight I have found no reason that I needed to be nervous. Although I found it beneficial to have a healthy anxiety, if YOU are interviewing at VCOM: relax, be yourself, be very honest, and enjoy the experience for what it is (in other words, it's not pleasant or comfortable to interview, but it's very important in each interviewee's life.) Megan Price, the admissions staff, and the faculty at VCOM are fantastic and good at what they do, however take the day with a grain of salt remembering that it is there JOB to have students pursue VCOM. BUT, from what I hear, they are TRULY as excited about the school as they are on interview day, which is very good to know. Overall fun day though. I was contacted by phone the next week about my acceptance (and I'm going). I did apply Early Decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"Arrived at VCOM at 8:30 AM. Provided water and an informational presentation. The first interview was with Dr. Prater. She was great and seemed to be finding out who I was and how the school matched my goals and needs. The second interview was with Dr. Wyeth. He seemed to be the only interviewer that asked really difficult questions. He was a really nice guy though. The final interview was with Dr. Kerger. He was very laid back and listed the benefits of all the schools I had applied. He was interested in me finding the best match. After interviews we took a tour of the school and then took lunch back to the informational room where we ate with two students. Afterwards, we went on a tour of Blacksburg to learn about VT and housing opportunities. Finally, we received a presentation from the registrar office and financial aid. Overall, the interview day was long but helpful and exciting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back. The day has pushed VCOM into one of my top choices!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent! They made us feel very comfortable" More from this Member | Report Response

"GREAT, AWESOME, WONDERFUL." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day starts at 8:30 Am. First there is a presentation of osteopathic medicine and VCOM. Then at 9:30 AM the interviews start. There are three one on one interviews (supposedly one of them are on the admissions committee and the other two present to the panel). Each interview is about 30 minutes. It is mostly conversational and they ask questions from your application. Only one of my interviewers seemed to be a bit drilling. The interviews end around 11:30 AM and was followed by a tour of the awesome facility. A lot of the faculty have dual appointments at VCOM and Virginia Tech. So the school also has a research component to it. After the tour we had a lunch with a first year and second year student. Then we took a tour of Blacksburg in a Van. This was nice because they showed us VT and various housing complexes. At 2:15 we had a financial aide and registrar presentation and then a wrap up. The interview ended around 3:00. Overall it was a great experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Laid back. Not many difficult questions. Their interested in you as a person and wanted to see if you were a good fit for the school. Asked me how I felt about rural medicine, but did not push it on me. Overall it was stress free." More from this Member | Report Response

"VCOM was a great place to interview, the three interviews were very laid back, mostly about who I was with the occasional " More from this Member | Report Response

"The Edward Via building gives a great first impression, modern, clean, organized, bright and full of activity. Good presentation on the school direction, philosophy and financial aid. Overall the school has a helpful, enthusiastic administration staff, especially the finacial aid woman. My first interview was terrible, the Dr. I met did not give me anything to work with and basically just sat back and said "talk". Impossible to connect with this first Doctor, we are from different worlds and he was unwilling or unable to bridge the gap despite my efforts. Second interview went great, very personable and conversationally adept professor, enjoyed this one the most. 3rd interview was rough, questions were of that terrible generic variety, felt like this Dr. was just going through the motions. The students I met were happy to be there, didnt have any concerns over the as of yet accreditation. Those we met all had some tie to VT undergraduate. They did mention that if you were planning on taking the M.D. boards in order to be more competitive for residency that the first class didnt do too well on them. The feeling I got overall was that you are pretty much chosen before you get to the school and that as long as you fit their preferred profile(southerner, country lovin', VT undergrad) that you will get in. I being from a major metropolitan area and doing my undergraduate work outside of VT felt at a great disadvantage. The interviewers made me feel like they didnt believe there was any way I would be happy doing clinicals in tiny rural towns. They also incorrectly refused to believe I ever intended to end up practicing somewhere near Blacksburg or in rural Virginia which is their big objective. Sadly, I really wanted to like VCOM and be a student there since I'm instate and enjoy the Shenandoah/New River Valleys' natural beauty and outdoor activities. I made the best effort to make it happen but I dont think this school was a fit. Had there been open spots for the 2006 class when I interviewed, even with my poor interview performance and personality differences, I would have given a glowing, positive review of the school. The fact that they bring people in without divulging they have little to no chance of getting in this year is bullshit, and this review would be longer and twice as vehement had I needed to fly in and drop a chunk of money to get there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was really laid back. They really want to get to know you. The interviewers have all the info they need in front of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxing and I wish I could have gotten in." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is pretty much like everyone else has already said. Laid back and they really stress that you have nothing to be nervous about you. They also really stress how much they want to get to know you as a person. I was a little upset that my first interview was over in 15 min which meant I had to wait 20+ minutes for the next one which started late. But they were mostly like having a conversation than the interviewer drilling you with questions. They are really big on how much technology they have and the smart boards are the coolest thing I have ever seen (and only seen it at VCOM). They tell you they don't play games with the interviews either. We were told if all of us are good, we get accepted but they don't interview a certain number and only accept a certain % of the group. I'm not sure how I feel with not having practical labs for histology and microbiology but I guess it's not a huge deal. Overall, fairly stressless experience as interviews go." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was an excellent experience overall. The interviewers did a great job by not making it stressful at all. I didnt have ANY ethical questions and I was ready for them. They'll tell you that what they need to know is on your file and they've all read them. Just tell them who you are b/c that's what they want to know." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were not difficult; I was not asked a lot of questions. The interviewers were more interested in the questions that I had for them, so make sure you have some!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great. There was nothing to be nervous about." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a good experience. The morning started with a presentation on VCOM and osteopathic medicine, then we had the actual interviews, then a tour of the med school, followed by lunch, a tour of Blacksburg, financial aid meeting, and then a meeting detailing how you would be contacted if accepted, how many seats were left, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall good experience. One interviewer seemed more stressful then the others but then people from the school said he is really nice and just wants to make sure you are making the right decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"The overall interview experience was great. All of the interviews were more conversational and low stress. The interviewers are really trying to get to know more about you and are truthful in telling you that they are not there to ask any trick questions. Be open and honest and you should be fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was awesome, we got to see the town of Blacksburg, and the students at the school would peak in and say hello and offer advice and just chat with us which was neat. A lot of people are worried because they have not graduated a class yet but they are so state of the art and have the best faculty I really doubt they will have problems with their accrediation. Make sure you have lots of questions because they will ask you if you do...millions of times. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process was very low stress and you interview with three seperate faculty members one at a time. The interviews were more conversation like than anything else. The school is amazing, I have visited other schools and those do not even compare. I do not like city life so VCOMs location was perfect because Blacksburg is a very small town. I can not wait to get there in August." More from this Member | Report Response

"The commitment the school has made to serving Appalachia is refreshing. They stay true to this mission in rural education and try to give students the chance to stay local for rotations (most DO schools guarantee you will be at least a quick plane ride away for a clerkship or two). They have a great afilliation with VTech that allows them to have more resources than almost all DO schools, with opportunity to do research and other studies. The students were very friendly and down to earth, as was the admissions staff. The faculty interviews were so laid back and conversational that I don't really recall being asked specific questions. It was more a give and take... a real conversation where they get to know you as a human being first. They do, after all, have your file so they already know you as a student. They are open to questions and answer honestly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was laid back, too laid back. They will continue to talk and talk and give you little time to respond. The whole attraction to the school is their "relationship" to VTEC which, even they admit, is not set in stone. NO accrediation which means if they do not get accredited you are shit out of luck.At the end they informed us that they made their decisions already and we would be hearing the next day. Basically, they wanted you in or out even before the seat was cold. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Three one-on-one interviews. Very low-pressure." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lowest stress interview you will have. The interviewers just want to get to know you as person. Speak honestly and openly. I found out of my acceptance the evening after my interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"From the very beginning, I was impressed. The interview group was small (three others) and they started with an overview of the school. The individual interviews took place afterwards (40 min. each X three interviews) and they were all very laid back, and mostly conversation-style. Each interviewer had their own style, but they were all nice and helpful. After a tour of the facilities, we had lunch, which was horrendous, but we were accompanied by a couple of students, which made it informative at least. They seemed very happy to be there. Then, one of the nicest ladies you'll ever meet, Megan Price, took us on a tour of Blacksburg, Tech, and the surrounding areas. Finally, the financial aid meeting and the day ended ala 3:30." More from this Member | Report Response

"Fairly easy and laid back. Three seperate, half-hour interviews with a DO PhD and admissions staffer. Questions werent easy but not terribly difficult. Had some ethical issues brought up as well as current events. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Amazing. If I get in I'm going here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was a great experience. The staff seem uniquely interested in their students and are very polite. The interview was very laid back and conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very relaxing and had a friendly atmosphere. One interviewer was a bit standoffish but perhaps that interviewer was the "bad cop" of the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"VERY relaxed. Three individual interviews with faculty members. Mostly conversational, only a few direct questions asked. One interviewer said I would get in and admissions staff called me later that day to confirm acceptance. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Whole day was casual...really LOW stress. We were given a good background intro on VCOM, then the interviews, tour of VCOM, the tour of blacksburg, and some financial aid info." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not impressive. Te school iself seemed great and the students seemed to like it. Good fascilities. BUT the interviewers really turned me off. I think it's my last choice now." More from this Member | Report Response

"i really enjoyed the school and blacksburg. although i did have trouble understanding one faculty member the other two interviews went very well. the interviews are very conversational and its a very informal process" More from this Member | Report Response

"Professional, Plesant, Honest... We were offered a good look at Virginia Tech. The interviewers were looking to see us as people, to see how we conducted ourselves and what we were interested in." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were very relaxed and all seemed interested in getting to know my personality rather than what kind of numbers I could post" More from this Member | Report Response

"although they were three different interviews and we ran over on time on two of them it was awesome. everyone was so nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"I have interviewed at several other schools, all of which were MD programs. This was the first DO program I was interviewed and was more impressed by this program than the MD programs I interviewed at. This school is so far ahead of so many other programs, it is incredible. I look forward to begin attending in August as I was informed yesterday that I have been accepted to the c/o 2009." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good, I have known this site for awhile, but have been to lazy to post. Go to this school. I am from Utah and picked it above for other places!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent. The faculty are hand picked throughout the country to form an incredible school. I am very pleased to be attending in the fall. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Casual questions and mostly conversation, at this point they just want a general feel for you, background, goals, attitude." More from this Member | Report Response

"Arrived, short power point presenation, interviews (mostly conversational), tour of facilities,lunch with 1st and 2nd year student, tour of Blacksburg, financial aid presentation (Overall time there: 9am-3pm)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so nice and kept saying to the students we were wonderful.. and the interviewers seemed to be recruiting students rather than interviewing..and even said, we're doing the interview to be sure your file's correct and you're not an ax murderer... but are they still accepting students??..NO, only waitlisting. So why not tell you that upfront????" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I was really impressed. Sure it is a young school but they look to be on the right track." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was greeted early in the morning by a wonderful admissions director. Six of us were interviewing on this day and we had a chance to relieve any unnecessary stress via general conversation. Two of us were from VA and the rest were out of state. The interview itself was pretty much like a general conversation sprinkled with questions about healthcare in US, and how it could be fixed, my favorite type of music and letting them know a little about myself. On the other hand, I did have an interviewer who pulled out a list of questions and proceeded to run one off right after the other. I became stuck on one or two but the next interviewer was a person who enjoyed talking and we had a nice conversation..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and staff are coming from other schools and have done this before. Quality of the education shouldn't be a concern for anyone. I think the year-round schedule is better than the traditional schedule, actually; you get more vacation. Two of the three interviewers had clearly read my file carefully and asked good questions, one interviewer seemed to ask everyone the same questions without having read our files carefully, but even that wasn't too bad. Don't let yourself get rattled; if they invited you down for an interview, they're definitely interested in you." More from this Member | Report Response

"the funny thing about this interview is that the interviewers talked about themselves the majority of the time! i had to struggle to get a word in edgewise. i enjoyed 2 of the 3 interviewers very much and they seemed very enthused about their school (the other interviewer was a bit intense in that jumping on everything you say and interpreting it negatively kind of way. i think he was just tired of interviewing.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I go in to this school and will probably be going here next august, 05. Great school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"VCOM was my first choice, so I was pretty stressed going into it. However, they made the interviews very relaxed, which was so important. They were more organized and treated me better than other schools. I was accepted yesterday and I'm very excited about going to school there. Great experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a pretty low key interview realacxing for once" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall experience was really great. The interviewers really just want to get to know you, and I wasn't really asked anything too difficult. I didn't notice any of the interviewers taking actual notes, so either they have really good memories, wrote notes after I left, or I was too tired to notice them writing during the interview. I get the feeling that, for some students, there is already a preliminary decision on what to do with them regarding admission, but I could be wrong." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great! The whole day is very organized and the interviews are very low stress interviews. The campus is great and the technology used in the class room is amazing. I think I'm spoiled now. This is my first interview..I don't know how the other schools are going to even compete. I will hear this coming Friday if I got in or not, so they are pretty quick to let you know! I hope I get in! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school will go far... was expecting more boondack like surroundings.. pleasantly surprised" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great! If it wasn't such a new school and located in such a small town, I would definitly go there. Everyone was super nice and this was the most relaxing interview I have been on." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is going to be a good school in a few years. It bothered me that they haven't proven their cirriculum with boards yet. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is going to be great and the location is beautiful. The curriculum seems to be focused on what's best for the students. The faculty and staff are all so nice and make you feel at home. I think the dress code is appropriate for the field we are embarking upon, and the year-round calendar is fine with me as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was really great. The other 5 interviewees were talkative, which was nice. Candy and water when you arrive; the interviewers picked you up from the conference room that served as home base. Admissions staff was really pleasant. They actually put you ina minivan abnd take you around the VCOM/Virginia tech campuses, and Blacksburg. Find out what a Hokie is before you come. It's really great that V-Tech is close by. Besutiful campus, and adds a lot of life to the area. registrar and Fin Aid ladies were very straigtforward, and really made me believe that VCOM goes the extra mile and spends a lot of time on helping each student. Great day. Blue Ridge Mts are stunning!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was just one of the most relaxed, low stress interviews possible. A wonderful group of people." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were 6 of us interviewing that day. The others all seemed to have great backgrounds so I felt good to be a part of that group. The faculty and staff made us very comfortable. The whole day was done very professionally. They even had the interviewers come to pick us up in the conference room so we did not have to go looking for any hidden offices so that was very nice. They gave a lot of good information during presentations. Like out of the first class 4 students left. 1 for academic reasons, 1 will drop down to the next class because of a medical reason, 2 left for personal reasons. We were given tons of information about housing and even which apt complexes are known for partying. I had a great day and felt like I got all the information I need to know about the school to make a clear decision about attending there." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is so much to love, it almost seems to overshadow my concerns. The family friendly environment. The professors frequently have potlucks for the student where the profs bring the food. They have movie nights in the auditoriums with kids in one room and adults in the other. Everyone is full of vision and hope. A great sign. Professors are there because they want to be. Many of them have designed the program and have a great deal of pride in it. It is very obvious that this school has great things in store." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was long but the staff and faculty went all out to make us comfortable and happy. We had water and candy when we got there and the day went very smoothly. Every single person we came in contact with seemed sincerely interested in selling the school to us and in showing us how close and family-oriented they are. Three back-to-back interviews in the morning with faculty members seemed long and hard before we got there but they were in fact very nice conversations and it was a pleasure to meet each of my interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not expect the school to be located where it was, but I quickly grew fond of it after having many of my questions answered during the interviews. I like the block system, and do not like it. It keeps your mind fresh with information, but cuts down on your vacations--which is a sacrifice that I am more than happy to make because it is medical school after all. The weather was not all that nice, but the school makes a genuine effort to get to know you, and "sell" themselves to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire day was so awesome. First you are introduced to the program and a little background on the school through a presentation. They give you candy and bottled water from the start. You also get a folder with spaces for business cards and everyone you meet gives you their card so you can't forget names. There are 3 seperate one-on one interviews, about 40 minutes each. I had 2 PhD's and a DO. My first interview was a little tense and stressful. I had a hard time understanding what he was saying (thick accent)and his questions were more ethical. He also was the least friendly of anyone I met and I did not think he liked me. The other 2 interviews were awesome. My second interviewer talked so much that it felt more like I was interviewing him. He could not say enough good things about VCOM and he was so nice. I was still in his office when I was supposed to be at my next interview we talked so long. My third interview was my DO interview. All his questions dealt with shadowing a DO. They do not want a candidate who has just read about it so find a doctor to shadow! He was the OMM chair so we mostly talked about that, but it was so relaxed and even fun. Then there was a tour of Blacksburg and we got tons of apartment information and a yummy lunch from a local cafe. Hope that you really like lunch because it is the place that caters the cafeteris and is your only choice for food on VCOM's campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is to the person who has been accepted to VCOM who has a problem with the post on 4/10/2004. You have no right to criticize this person for their post. The purpose of this web site is to rate medical schools so that other applicants may have more knowledge and a better feel for the school when they visit. I have personally been accepted to VCOM and have decided not to attend for reasons similar to those posted on 4/10. While you may think that not being able to wear jeans to class and mandatory attendance is no big deal, it is. Medical school is hard. It is one of the hardest things we will ever do. It is important as a medical student, at least for me, to go to a school which is "prostudent". I always go to class. That said, I may choose to miss a class at some point during medical school. We are not in kindergarten, we are in professional school. We should not have to be "excused" for making a personal decision. I imagine this situation is worse at VCOM because school is year round. Do you really want to go to a school where missing a class can affect your grade? This has nothing to do with how good of a physician you will become and as for me personally, I prefer not to be treated like a child in professional school. The same is true with the dress code. I understand that we are going to be professionals and I am all for looking professional in front of patients but why not be relaxed and comfortable in class. I personally learn more that way. As for your comment about full accredidation, it IS IMPORTANT! Wake up people. If a certain percentage of the first class does not pass boards, they are not accredited. While I think this is a very unlikely scenario, it is something to think about. On the positive side, everyone at VCOM IS REALLY NICE. They just are. While I think this is great, I think that VCOM severely limits its students in their career. The building only being open until 10pm is RIDICULOUS!! If you go to this school, you are paying $52000 a year. You should be able to use the facilities. This and the other rules lead me to believe that VCOM does not trust its students to know what is in their best interests and therefore the school is attempting to control many aspects of student life. Once again, medical school is stressful! Why add extra, unneeded stressors to the situation? It makes no sense to me. On the other hand, if this does not bother you and you want to do primary care in rural virginia, you will probably be very happy at this school. I just cannot get past the negatives so I will be attending elsewhere. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dear applicant: I am very uncertain about why you have chosen to attend medical school. You seem very immature by your responses. Allow me to address each concern of yours. 1.“You can't wear jeans to class”: Unfortunately you are applying to professional school, and not a community college. Learn to dress responsibly at all times. 2.“The school building is only open from 7AM to 10PM”: Well I agree with you, as this is a legitimate concern. I also mentioned my concerns to the 1st year class during my interview. They are currently working on it. 3.“Yes, they were extremely nice but the students did not look happy”. My friend, I don’t know about you, but while I was working on my Master’s Degree, and taking classes with medical students, I did not have a smiley face on me at all times. You obviously have no clue about the rigors of medical school. There are times to smile and be happy, and times to frown and be unhappy. Medical school is more challenging than your undergraduate biochemistry course, from your mediocre college. 4.“They are NOT fully-accredited yet”. Hello! This is a new school. There is no way they can receive full accreditation until they graduate their first class. 5.“It seems they brag more about their intramural soccer championship than about how safe their curriculum is”: You are comparing apples and oranges. Their curriculum is probably one of the best you would find for integrative learning. You obviously have no idea about a medical curriculum. 6.“It also seemed like they look down upon medical specialties, and train you for family practice. They also stress that they would love for you to stay in the Appalachian region.”: You warn other students to do their research- well, why don’t you just take a minute or two to go to the website online. Turn your computer on, click on the e-sign, go to google.com and type in Edward via Virginia College of osteopathic medicine. Once you arrive at the site, go to the mission statement. Read it. It should say something about training physicians (primary/rural) for the Appalachian area. If you are unable to read, send me an e-mail (www.readersaid.com) 7.“The first thing I witnessed as I walked in was a secretary giving a student this snotty attitude because he missed a class and was trying to be excused”: Well learn to be disciplined. I am sure you could miss as many classes in your engineering program. You might consider switching back to that program. 8.“Lunch with a med student was soooo awkward, because an admissions person was there. She kept offsetting any slightly negative comments from the student” : I am pleased to inform you that I agree with on this matter. They probably should not have the staff in there at the same time. 9.“I spent a good deal of money flying out to VA. After being led on during the whole interview process, the director tells us that they have already offered all the available seats, and the best situation would be the waitlist”: Get in the back seat and wait. They should not be in any hurry to offer someone like you a seat, at least I hope not. 10.“They should have been honest with people, lying is never tactful”: Cheap shot. How did they lie? They are giving students an opportunity to fill the seats in the event that other students don’t attend the school. You are very immature and I hope you do not get accepted to this school, let alone be a class colleague. 11.“Interviewees are deceived by how nice they appear and the low stress level of the interviews, but it seems that there are numerous underlying issues they don't want you to know about” : The school does not hide any information. I think they are as open as can be. Yet not perfect, because they are a new school, they are as revealing as can be. 12.My advice to you is that you not attend this school, as you probably would not be a good match, due to your immaturity. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Each iunterveiwer was plesant and made me feel comfotable, like they were just tring to get to know me." More from this Member | Report Response

"BE WEARY!! You are interviewing them as well. Also, do your research. You can't wear jeans to class, and the school building is only open from 7AM to 10PM. These are tiny details people need to know before they spend $200,000 on an education. Yes, they were extremely nice but the students did not look happy. They are NOT fully-accredited yet, it seems they brag more about their intramural soccer championship than about how safe their curriculum is. It also seemed like they look down upon medical specialties, and train you for family practice. They also stress that they would love for you to stay in the appalachian region. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone will be nervous going in!! But they will try their best to relax you, and they do a good job. The interviewers were nice and in-tuned to what you were saying. Very comfortable setting!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was great and the whole experience left me very impressed with the school and the program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a low stress interview, mostly conversational. I felt that the faculty and staff were just trying to get to know me." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a wonderful low stress day. This school is excellent." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the interviews were very relaxed! We just had normal conversation with a couple of standard questions thrown in. Don't be stressed! Just be yourself and let your true self shine through! If you get nervous easily, practice interviewing in front of people. Believe me, just try to be yourself...I am the type of person who gets nervous a lot!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I LOVE VCOM. I came away from the day with a positive outlook. The staff are so excited to be there and to have you there. The interviews were not stressfull. One question was off the wall (see above)but they just wanted to get to know you. Lunch was good. The tour of the campus and of the area was very nice. I have never been to an interview where they take you on a tour of the campus. That was awesome. Just relax and have fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't be nervous they are so nice. This school is going to be one of the top in the country. The faculty and the students are committed to making it a great place. I look forward to seeing what they do. The interviews were 3 consecutive interviews in the very beginging which is nice you get it over with fast. They were one on one, so if you mess up in one you get 2 more tries. They all ask you different questions they really want good people and know that mcat and gpa don't say everyting. don't be nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great! Everyone was very nice, made you feel so welcome and nice. They even drive you around and show you places to live! Talk about optimistic!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good interview. They took A LOT of questions from my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was a VERY positive day. The interviewers put a lot of effort into getting to know you. My first interviewer was quite cold, asked some questions that stumped me. Later, another interviewer said that he was "so nice." Depends on the individual I suppose. There are a lot of "positives" about this school. Enough to overshadow many of the negatives. Ample info about nearby housing is given, cost of living is pretty low. They REALLY are putting a lot of effort into making this school great, so I'm not at all concerned about the school being so young. Again, I am kind of concerned about being in class year-round, and since the MS1's haven't even gone through a summer of class, they can't tell you whether or not it sucks. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was pretty relaxed, one of the interviewers failed to arrive on time, but that was quickly resolved. Everyone was nice, and the technology really is amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a stress-free experience. Starting off the day with interviews is definitely much better than having to wait until the afternoon and stressing all day. The first interview was more conversational while the other two asked the traditional questions- these two did not really seem interested in getting to know me as a person and seemed very nervous... I hope it wasn't something I said! It was nowhere near as bad as I had expected; if you're reading this now- don't waste your time stressing- it's gonna be a great day! " More from this Member | Report Response

"I walked away very impressed with VCOM. They want to make their school on the cutting edge of technology, education, and research. It seems that an excellent plan was drafted from the beginning, and the mission of becoming an awesome medical school is being carried out. The day was very low-stress, and their goal is to get to know you better. They said that they received 1,500 applicants, and they are going to interview 300, so if you've made it this far they are obviously very interested in you." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a pleasant experience, the school was nice and has much promise, and the faculty/staff all seem to be very optimistic about the future of the school. It also seemed as though the admissions director, who gave the tour of VT, and interviewers were genuinely glad that you were there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff is very excited and the interviewers were cordial and informative. The physician asked me all the hypothetical questions and the other 2 interviewers weree more conversational. Low stress, relax, it will be a great interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"I will definitely be there in the fall.. I don't think you could top this school with the state of the art facilities and the amazing faculty. Although a new school I am not a bit worried about the potential of my medical education." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview experience at VCOM was absolutely amazing. I interviewed at other schools before VCOM and I can truly say that VCOM was the best in the sense that they are really friendly and make you feel really welcomed. Some of the other schools I interviewed at were so impersonal and made it seem as though all they really cared about was numbers. VCOM placed an emphasis on numbers, but an even emphasis on getting to know you as a person. The school is very technologically advanced and has the best professors in all of the U.S. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My overall interview experience was wonderful. I really LOVE the school. I also appreciate notification in a speedy matter. I have since been accepted and will be attending the school in the fall. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very enjoyable expereince. It would take some getting used to after living in bigger cities. I would reccomend the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would LOVE to go to this school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school and facilities are amazing. There is an overall feeling of warmth and enthusiasm emanating throughout the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two weeks later, you find out how you did. Good Luck." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview day was well constructed and offered a great chance to see the school and surrounding area. everyone was really nice and enthusiastic about the school and us being there. this school has great potential, and is interested in student's imputs to achieve that goal." More from this Member | Report Response

"All in all, I was impressed with its facilities. The faculty and staff were all very friendly. The interviews were low stress. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There are three 30 minute interviews but the good thing is they are over in the morning, so you can relax for lunch, your tour, etc. The driving tour of Blacksburg was nice and they pointed out the places to avoid when looking for apartments (Tech is a big party school and some of the apt complexes can get pretty loud even on weeknights)." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good experience overall and I really like the school. I think it is very promising and I have no doubt that if they keep the committment up, this school will become one of the best med. school in the world. Would like to attend if given the opportunity" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great. The entire staff was very informative and helpful. The driving tour around Blacksburg was an added plus. Wish we could have seen Dean Rawlins on that day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This seems to be a great institution but there were just a few things that did not sit well with me. Students and professors seemed a little unsure and unhappy with school. Scary that it is not fully accredited." More from this Member | Report Response

" I loved it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The overall interviews went well. They try to get an idea as to who you are, whether you can communicate effectively, and whether you truly want to become a DO. Remember, there are three separate interviews at this school, which is different from most other schools, and so your endurance will be tested. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the school is going to be a great school. The interviews are really low stress; just be yourself. Blacksburg is in a nice location and the faculty look like they are going to be top notch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two of the interviewers just talked with me and I felt like the questions were developed during the interview. The third interviewer had a sheet of questions and she took notes, but still maintained a somewhat conversational air. I loved the school- their philosophy and excitement. If they let me in, I'll definitely go. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt comfortable with the staff and other interviewees, laid back (for the most part) which is a nice change...wonder if this will stay that way once classes begin." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I'm really impressed with the school. I promises a lot. The only bad thing about this entering class is that it's going to be the first one, sort of guinea pigs. But, there is a plus side, better interaction with the faculty members, etc. We were all able to talk to the dean for a couple of minutes in a very friendly environment. I am really hoping to get accepted. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt rushed through each interview and pretty much the whole day." More from this Member | Report Response

"This will be a wonderful school, I am looking forward to attending if possible...but as said above it was vague to what they were really looking for in a student and how the selection process happens." More from this Member | Report Response

"very laid back. everyone is really nice and out to get to know you. it was nice that admissions counselors showed us around town and were very open to questions and suggestions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews were not strict at all. The staff is incredibly helpful, nice and attentive. Blacksburg is a good town, but it is sleepy and rural. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I would give it a high rating and say it was a good interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day started with a presentation given by Dean Rawlins which was very informative and explained the mission of the school, history of Osteopathy, outlook, curriculum, etc. Three individual interviews took place after that, approx. 30 min each. I felt the questions were all expected and for the most part not difficult to answer. We were taken out to lunch and given a tour of Blacksburg and possible housing arrangements. When we arrived back at the college, we ended the day with a financial aid information meeting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dean Rawlins has done a great job putting together a patient-centered curriculum with enthusiastic faculty. Everything looks great on paper---but, you have to wonder how the program will actually materialize taking logistics into consideration. The interviews are nothing to worry about---unlike some other schools, they just want to get to know you and why you are interested in entering medicine. Just be yourself, and be excited about VCOM's potential. Also, be sure to talk one-on-one with Dean Rawlins.... Obviously, its her school and if she likes you, you'll probably get your acceptance letter the next day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"A tremendous, positive experience. The school is going to be top notch! The interviews were 30 min each x 3 interviewers, but the day was 0830-1530 (including them taking us to a nifty restaurant..which was a nice touch). Very low-key interview process." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt the interviews were relaxed but focused on gaining a sense of your overall interpersonal & communication skills as well as your motivation for becoming a DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was my first interview and it was a great experience. Everyone is so excited about the new school and committed to making it a top medical school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers were extremely nice. Dean Rawlins has put together an excellent urriculum. Facilities will be state of the art, faculty are motivated and highly qualified. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good laid back experience." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

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Student 48
Faculty member 22
Admissions staff 135
Other 7

How did the tourguide seem?

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Enthusiastic 115
Neutral 14
Discouraging 1

How do you rank the facilities?

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8.63 131

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 34
Out of state 95

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 13
2-3 hours 17
4-6 hours 55
7+ hours 44

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 28
Automobile 101
Train or subway 1
Other 1

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

Response # Responders
< $100 31
$101-$200 41
$201-$300 18
$301-$400 10
$401-$500 3
$501+ 14

What airport did you use?

Roanoke, VA airport

Roanoke, VA

DEN, MSP, CLT, ATL

Spartanburg

Greenville-Spartanburg

Greenville-Greer International (GSP)

Richmond

LAX/ATL/Roanoke

Roanoke

GSO

ROA

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 3
Friends or family 16
Hotel 93
Home 4
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

a friend's house

Amerisuites

AmeriSuites (aka Hawthorne Suites)

Best Western Holiday Sands Inn & Suites

Comfort Inn - Blacksburg

Comfort Inn Blacksburg

Comfort Inn of Blacksburg

Comfort Inn--Blacksburg

Comfort Suites at Woodgate Mall

Comfot Inn

Courtyard by Mariot (do priceline!)

Courtyard Marriott

Fairfield Inn

Hampton -Christiansburg

Hampton Inn

Hampton Inn (great rate)

Hampton Inn Christiansburg/Blacksburg

Hampton Inn in Roanoke

Hawthorn Inn

Hilton Garden Inn

Holiday Inn Blacksburg

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn University

Inn at Blacksburg

Inn at Virginia Tech

Inn at VT

Inn at VTech

Microtel

none

One of the ones across from Westgate Mall, can't remember which

Ramada Inn

Red Carpet Inn

Residence Inn.

The Comfort Inn of Blacksburg

The Inn at Virginia Tech

The Inn at Virginia Tech -- the hotel on campus

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

a friend's house

Amerisuites

AmeriSuites (aka Hawthorne Suites)

Best Western Holiday Sands Inn & Suites

Comfort Inn - Blacksburg

Comfort Inn Blacksburg

Comfort Inn of Blacksburg

Comfort Inn--Blacksburg

Comfort Suites at Woodgate Mall

Comfot Inn

Courtyard by Mariot (do priceline!)

Courtyard Marriott

Fairfield Inn

Hampton -Christiansburg

Hampton Inn

Hampton Inn (great rate)

Hampton Inn Christiansburg/Blacksburg

Hampton Inn in Roanoke

Hawthorn Inn

Hilton Garden Inn

Holiday Inn Blacksburg

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn University

Inn at Blacksburg

Inn at Virginia Tech

Inn at VT

Inn at VTech

Microtel

none

One of the ones across from Westgate Mall, can't remember which

Ramada Inn

Red Carpet Inn

Residence Inn.

The Comfort Inn of Blacksburg

The Inn at Virginia Tech

The Inn at Virginia Tech -- the hotel on campus

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.09 131

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.53 134

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.02 133

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.63 70

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.99 70

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.38 66

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"nothing, keep up the good work!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - did a great job, and they take care of veterans very well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing-- very friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"Rank the waiting list more quickly. Waiting until May 15 was torture." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They were ok, nothing special but seemed to do their jobs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. They did a fantastic job of presenting the school and making us as interview candidates feel like they were just as privileged to have us there as we felt to be there. Really kind, genuine people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was awesome! Excellent lunch, got the interviews overwith quickly, tour of the area helped, and we talked with current students candidly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch should be at 12 not 12:30. Do the lunch first, then do the tour. We were starving after interv" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very approachable people. Megan and Bea are always willing to help or answer questions. They are ver" More from this Member | Report Response

"they pretty much got the admissions process down. no complaints." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly but quite obviously fake" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing much...more recycling bins (I'm a hippie)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep it up!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Meghan, Julie, and Bea are all fantastic!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would recommend that you select a student for the tour that has spent significant time there. Mine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, really, b/c they did a great job" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff is quite obviously fake and do not do a very good job of hiding it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please don't waste other people's time. If you give advice to an applicant, please make sure it is" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some applicants are driven to be osteopathic doctors, others are just doing it, get a grip and learn" More from this Member | Report Response

"shorten the day. It does not need to be that long." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't base your judgment of applicants based on how much they kiss your rear...base it on their cred" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff is very quick in responding to requests for more information but I found the re" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions office is top notch. Best that I have dealt with thus far in my medical school interview" More from this Member | Report Response

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