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  • William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Hattiesburg
Individual Feedback 2 31 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 26
Negatively 4
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.23 31

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.87 31

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
6.29 31

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 1
15 minutes 5
20 minutes 3
25 minutes 9
30 minutes 8
35 minutes 5
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 30
At a regional location 0
At another location 1

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 18
In a group 13

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 30
Closed file 1

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
3.16 31

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

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

"Tell us about your leadership experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Extracurricular involvement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my extracurriculars" More from this Member | Report Response

"The usual why doctor? why DO? why WCUCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Three Best qualities" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three qualities every doctor should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if a doctor in your practice came to work intoxicated?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you "fit" WCUCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"In regards to OMM. "So it looks reasonable to you?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you were in a leadership position." More from this Member | Report Response

"You can be educated to be a family physician at any medical school, so why WCU-COM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why DO? What Qualities should a doctor have?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why osteopathic medicine and how did you hear about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a physician, what made you interested in medicine?/Why DO?/Why WCU-COM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What led you to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just the basic motivation inquiries." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why didn't you shadow any DOs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why WCUCOM" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose William Carey?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Don't remember" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are 3 qualities an ideal physician should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three qualities a doctor should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you want to do your residency?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have read the mission of William Carey COM, how well do you feel you fit into this statement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your recent Volunteer experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are some examples of how you display leadership?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MS? What type of medicine? File Specific Questions." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why would you want to attend a new school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you had failed a test what would you do? (followed up with) fellow students who were doing better than you offered to sell you aderall, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three qualities the ideal physician should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the top three qualities expected of a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Leadership/ volunteer experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What leadership positions have you held" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why WCU" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why William Carey? Why Mississippi? (I'm out of state so it was expected to be brought up)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of medicine do you want to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did my children think about me applying to and going to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a leadership role you have had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why William Carey University COM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical Question" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What field of medicine do you see yourself in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what type of medicine are you interested in and location you are interested doing clinicals and eventually practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you were struggling in all of your subjects and a couple of other students, who you knew were outperforming you, offered to sell you adderall how would you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"All normal. Maybe the ethical one" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my passion." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question tailored to your preferred specialty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my volunteering" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be comfortable with your male classmates being shirtless and female classmates in sports bras (in a purely professional environment) for OPP/OMT classes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you give birth control pills to a minor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"-" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you comfortable coming to class in just athletic shorts?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you comfortable being in a sports bra and shorts around your classmates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you comfortable being in a class wearing a sports bra and shorts?" More from this Member | Report Response

"During the course of your shadowing, what is the one thing you saw that you would change in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did I think that I "fit into" the mission of William Carey COM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A family friend who you haven't seen in a long time time comes to you as his internist, with HIV refusing to tell his wife, what do you do? What about HIPPA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were at a party and there was drinking going on...(ethical question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a friend gave you ADHD meds to help you study?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If the manager in the doctors office is a cousin and one day you find her stealing narcotics ,what will you do ? she pleads to you and says she will commit suicide ? in 2 days you will stop your clinicals and come back to william carey and will never have to work with the doctor again ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you continue your musical interest?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Did you shadow a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all not too bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tailored ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you prescribe birth control pills to a 14 y.o. if she asked for it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"-" More from this Member | Report Response

"Weren't really any difficult Q's" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethical question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the high MCAT compared to low GPA." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have applied to other schools, so if you had acceptances from WCUCOM and other schools how would you choose where to attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if I failed my first major test in med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A family friend who you haven't seen in a long time time comes to you as his internist, with HIV refusing to tell his wife, what do you do? What about HIPPA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you failed a test in a class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Convince us that someone with a lower GPA should be admitted to medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why William Carey University?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a classmate offered you adderal to help you study?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mainly SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked up commonly asked William Carey interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Review application, be confident answering expected questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched the school, the area, reviewed my secondary and personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read my PS, and studied the website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other than reviewing my essays and their mission statement, nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed commonly asked questions online. Studied WCUCOM's mission, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through tons of questions on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to OM1's" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my primary." More from this Member | Report Response

"used this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over the school website and read the information a DO gave me on osteopathic medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review application materials" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, as this was my third interview this cycle" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application materials, used this forum, and got a good night of sleep." More from this Member | Report Response

"pre-med advisor, professor/mentor grilled me with questions, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, Primary/Secondary, reflect on myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just know yourself well, know what you want, read over my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review of application materials, online research of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN for general interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Spent time reflecting on things, skipped rocks over a pond, thought about all those stars in the sky and how many might well be the solar centers for little green men that are staring right back asking themselves the same questions about how badly they want to become an alien doctor and then going over the most winning responses for their culture's medical profession. Plus I read a book on osteopathic medicine's history that I got for free at the AOA's annual conference. Outside of learning more about osteopathic medicine there wasn't much of a serious process that I used when preparing. Just try to be yourself and don't polish so much that they miss the real applicant for the robot we all believe schools seek." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How welcoming and attentive they were at the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice everyone was. How quickly they give you a decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy lab; larger and nicer than expected. Friendliness of the staff and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people, class size, cost" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students I ran into were so nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the faculty and staff I met throughout the interview day were so incredibly nice. Very reassuring and kind." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't meet one single person during the interview process who didn't exude pure Southern hospitality and genuine care for the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"How kind everyone was" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hattiesburg is a nice town" More from this Member | Report Response

"How everyone in the school was so friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone on campus was so nice and welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice, and welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of absolutely EVERYONE in the COM. From the facility who stopped and talked to the applicants while we waiting, to the students who spent time answering any and every question we could pose." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really impressed with the Mission of WCU-COM plans to provide primary care physicians to their target area. They are very diligent in sticking to their plan" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great new building and experienced faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are top notch, and the students are so happy!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The attitude of the students and faculty. Everyone was excited to be there, to help us out, to teach, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was nice, interview group was small (6 people, other interviews are 30+), interview was actually about me (Had some interviews where it was obvious that they did not review my file enough and would just ask one type of question over and over). Clinical years." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was confused on the interview about discipline based learning, and I asked what it was during the interview and they explained it very nicely." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much." More from this Member | Report Response

"Curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinical rotations will be planned around hub sites set up throughout MS, LA and AR. Hattiesburg has a plethora of low cost housing." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

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

"Sewage ponds (not near) can make the campus smelly with wind out of the North." More from this Member | Report Response

"not much to be honest. campus is pretty small, but some will see that as a positive" More from this Member | Report Response

"The city" More from this Member | Report Response

"Size of the campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything - Interview was awkward. They apologized to me for their poor academic and board performance during my interview. They told me that many of their students are unprepared heading into residency. Mandatory lectures. The Dean isn't a physician ..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are brand new, but there was no "awe" factor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Haing to swipe into buildings made getting into the interview on time difficult. I had to wait for a student to wonder by." More from this Member | Report Response

"The undergraduate WCU is a little different then what I expected and we did not hear much about it and its interactions with the COM. The area around WCUCOM was a little run down." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a brand new school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish the presentation tour gave information about: Services on campus, detailed information about hospitals in clinical hubs. I also wish the tour was longer and gave more information about WCU and not just the medical school. I think the tour would be better if it was given by a student and more planned/structured and not as casual. It would also help students if there were signs put up indicating where the interview was." More from this Member | Report Response

"its new so , couldnt get a tour obviously" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is so small and the interviewers were not nearly as friendly as I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost of tuition." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If they call you to interview you, they really do want you. You have a very good chance of being accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where to park." More from this Member | Report Response

"An extra faculty member sat in on the interview to observe. She was going to be an interviewer the following week. Felt awkward." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews are at the end of the day and the sooner you go the sooner you get done with the interview day. Volunteer to go first!!!!!!m Or bring a computer to entertain yourself for a few hours." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there would be three people interviewing me" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was accepted" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was nervous for no reason!" More from this Member | Report Response

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was not conversational. They only wanted you to answer the questions they ask you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Buildings still not completed, so you only get to see the construction site and floor plan." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Dont stress. if they invite you for the interview you have a very good chance" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good school, nice people. What you picture for Southern hospitality. Students seem happy, large multifaceted cafeteria that can feed any diet. Campus is nice, updated for the most part and clean. Small but coming from a large undergraduate school, I don't see it as a disadvantage, makes getting where you need to go easier. Students study wherever on campus, many in the main COM admin building where professors can be easily accessed." More from this Member | Report Response

"People were super nice, students seemed to love being there, seems like a decent place to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was the most relaxed interview I have had. Easy, traditional 3 on 1 interview that took less than 30 min per person. Felt comfortable to be myself and was not stressful at all. There were only 6 applicants interviewing my day also which was more intimate." More from this Member | Report Response

"Heard some bad things about this school before I went, so I had low expectations. WCU blew me away with out unimpressive everything was. Said they had some of the best facilities in the country - LOL - my undergrad's nursing program has better facilities. Didn't get to see anatomy lab. OPP lab looked cheap. Students seemed oblivious. Mandatory lectures? No thanks. Clinical skills taught by non MD/DO's? For real?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great interview experience. I didn't feel like I was being scrutinized or critiqued." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school really only bothers sending secondaries to people they really want to hear from- and interviews to people they WANT to accept." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was very nice. Nice facilities which are very well thought out. The facility has an average of 25 years of teaching experience. Or so we were told. The COM is very small and intimate." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed with William Carey" More from this Member | Report Response

"Go Crusaders!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just be yourself, and do not worry." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very clean, state-of-the-art facilities; students are very friendly and have nothing bad to say about the school; the faculty has all taught 25 yrs of med school minimum and they're all happy to be there and excited to teach.... LOVED this interview and the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would say arrive a little early, since WCU has an undergrad/grad, there are other buildings that are not related to the medical school, so it can be a little tricky to find." More from this Member | Report Response

"not possible to compare the school itself to other schools as of now , u can only compare how the interview went" More from this Member | Report Response

"Disappointed. Not what I expected it would be. Everyone raved about how friendly the staff was, but I did not find that to be true. Perhaps it was a fluke thing, but I have had several more pleasant interview experiences at established, highly-ranked schools." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 2
Faculty member 5
Admissions staff 18
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 21
Neutral 5
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.63 30

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 5
Out of state 24

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 1
2-3 hours 10
4-6 hours 10
7+ hours 6

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 8
Automobile 20
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 9
$101-$200 6
$201-$300 7
$301-$400 3
$401-$500 1
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

Gulfport

New Orleans (MSY)

New Orleans

DIA, DFW

Jackson-Evers International

Hattiesburg

Pine Belt Regional (PIB)

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 3
Friends or family 2
Hotel 16
Home 4
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Baymount Inn

Days Inn

Mariott-Courtyard

Microtel

Microtel near USM

No

Northgate Inn Magnuson

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Baymount Inn

Days Inn

Mariott-Courtyard

Microtel

Microtel near USM

No

Northgate Inn Magnuson

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.52 31

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
5.77 31

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.55 31

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.42 31

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.97 31

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.55 31

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep doing what you're doing. I love how you always reply to students no matter what the question is" More from this Member | Report Response

"Maybe have tours given by medical students or faculty. Would offer better answers to technical questions about facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what you are doing, it works" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Had a great interview experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Too many to list here. Avoid this school if have any other options in the continental US." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Online secondaries would be nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Online secondaries!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Better directions on how where to park and where in the building the interviews start would have been helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work. This school is obviously run with integrity." More from this Member | Report Response

"I feel that the tour could have been better. I would have liked to tour the entire campus (nonmedical buildings). I believe that WCUCOM is unique because they have Undergrad/Grad programs, school sports, etc and they should talk about it during the interview. I also would have liked a more detailed presentation about our clinical years. WCU-COM uses a hub system, so students do not have to move a lot, but I would've liked detailed information about the hospitals (XYZ Hospital, XYZ beds, XYZ services, etc). I do not think the tour/presentation showed the school as best as it could have. (I liked the school, but the presentation could be improved)." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is not possible to compare the school to other schools since the buildings have not been built yet, but the faculty was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

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