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West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Year founded: 1974
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 200
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West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Osteopathic Medical School
Lewisburg
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 229 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $20,450
  • Non - Resident Tuition $50,200
  • Application Fee $60
  • AVG MCAT 500
  • AVG GPA 3.4
  • LIZZYM Score 59.0
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Admissions Information

  • WVSOM Admissions Office
  • 400 North Lee Street
  • Lewisburg 24901
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine educates primary care osteopathic physicians for rural communities. The school is dedicated first and foremost to service for West Virginia and prepares graduates to care for the special health care needs of West Virginia`s elderly population. The institutional mission is supported by education, service and research. Education is primary and shall receive top priority for institutional resources.

Curriculum

A quality, four-year osteopathic medical education program in two curricular tracks (systems based leaning and problem based learning) has been tailored to meet West Virginia`s special health care needs. Family, rural, geriatric, and preventive medicine are emphasized. Students are educated about the region`s unique health care needs through training in small community hospitals, rural clinics, and public health care agencies.

Facilities

The recently completed Center for Rural Medicine and Technology is a state-of-the-art 6.3 million dollar facility which houses two modern, 200-seat lecture halls. Other new buildings include the newly expanded Gross Anatomy Lab and the new Admissions Center. The Robert C. Byrd Clinic, an on-campus primary care clinic, provides convenient and varied clinical training opportunities for students. Affiliated hospital training sites include: Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV; Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Ronceverte, WV; Logan Regional Medical Center in Logan, WV; Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, WV; Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton, WV; The Toledo Hospital in Toledo, OH; United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, WV; VA Medical Center in Beckley, WV; and West Virginia University Hospitals in Morgantown, WV.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 191
Negatively 9
No change 24

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.82 222

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.89 173

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Provide an individual that will talk through all the information on the powerpoint, make the powerpoint available to interviewees, and/or provide a packet of information" More from this Member | Report Response

"They should keep doing what they do best and make applicants feel welcome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely none, the admissions office is perfect because their staff are SO NICE!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep it up!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Please ask questions not asked in the supplemental application. I had many experiences and opinions I wanted to discuss but could not because of the very general nature of the interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The wait to interview is difficult if you are one of the last to go for the day. Perhaps have people come in at different times." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They were excellent and so welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what you are doing :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was perfect.." More from this Member | Report Response

"None- Keep doing what you are doing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please be more understanding and lower your deposits. You have to realize that students are probably waiting on other schools and to demand $3000 is just unreasonable and contradicts your "focus on the student" attitudes you shared on interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"While admissions was extrememly laid back and friendly, the interview itself was stuffy and formal - please warn students to snap back into serious mode! It's easy to feel like the whole day is going to be a breeze with the helpfulness of the staff but we need to put our business hats back on!" More from this Member | Report Response

"No suggestions, they answered all of my questions and were kind and considerate." More from this Member | Report Response

"Email invites faster, my status changed 4 days before I got an email" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Nicest people ever! Very supportive, and incredibly friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Angie and Annette are the nicest people ever!" More from this Member | Report Response

"none. they were so friendly and willing to help with anything that i needed." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They do an awesome job at making the experience a stress free one." More from this Member | Report Response

"Schedule interviews for when students are not having tests." More from this Member | Report Response

"keep doing what you're doing" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they were very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Take a bottle of water into the interview in case your throat gets dry." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions staff are by far the friendliest admissions people you will ever meet." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, admissions staff is ridiculously friendly, you will understand when you get there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing. This was the fifth interview I'd been to, and this admissions staff was the mos" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly and eager to assist with any questions or concerns." More from this Member | Report Response

"No suggestions. They were hands down the friendliest, most welcoming admissions office of them all!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing. They could not have been more friendly! What an amazing staff!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have more water available throughout the day. I was parched by lunch time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The only thing I would suggest is to offer rescheduling for interviews if need be. It did not affec" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, phenomenal staff. They do an amazing job." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, Annette and Angie are both great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing! Keep doing what you're doing, it's great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They are too awesome for words." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt very welcomed and relaxed. They even provided bottles of water, fruit juice, and snacks for" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Annette is amazing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. annette is super." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the great work!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you study?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is compassion something you can teach?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why this path (medicine)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why osteopathic medicine in a rural setting?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would I do if I knew someone was cheating" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why WVSOM/West Virginia?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They specifically asked me about a class I didn't do well in." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why WVSOM/DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about your journey to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why is your MCAT low?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The path that lead me to want to be a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were to get into all of your schools, what factor(s) would make you choose WVSOM out of all of them?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a weakeness" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would you like to continue with research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Osteopathic Medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about the path that lead you to choosing osteopathic medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What made you change your mind and choose medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you shadowed other medical staff other than the osteopathic physician who wrote your recommendation?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why WVSOM? Most stressful aspect of going back to school (I am non-traditional student)? With all my healthcare experience, what's the biggest problem with healthcare? Explain why I have a gap in my application? What aspect of my previous professional education will help me with school and what aspects will hurt me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Lewisburg?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you going to find most stressful about medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What brings you to Lewisberg?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you spend your time outside of school/ what do you like to do for fun" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is osteopathic medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you hear about WVSOM and why do you want to go here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why D.O.??" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself and how you got involved with medicine and specifically osteopathic medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you interested in primary care? Where do you want to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Can you handle the cold weather of West Virginia? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Osteopathic Medicine? Why WVSOM?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO? Why WVSOM?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a DO/ what do you want to specialize in?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose WVSOM?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a DO? When did you learn about WVSOM and why did you choose to apply?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like most about medicine?What do you like least about medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why physician, Why Osteo, " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Specific to my file." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why WVSOM/ Why DO/ etc?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do I look for when choosing a school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What size area do you want to practice in?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your military experience and what you did." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think you'll find the most difficult about med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think is the difference between Osteopathic and Allopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why WVSOM? Why osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell us about yourself, etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine, why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I noticed there are some Ws on your transcript... can you please explain what happened that semester?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO and why WVSOM?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What attracts you to osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What specialty are you considering?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See Above!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your biggest concern about Med School?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Before we get started, tell us about yourself and how you got to where you are today." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell us about your teaching experiences" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Main difference between allopathy and osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you like to do for fun ?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you deal with the heavy work load of medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about the physician you shadowed." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"First thing they ask you to do is to tell about your self, so come up with something good" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you apply to WVSOM and how did you learn about the school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a primary care physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you first find out about WVSOM? Why did you decide to apply here? (Paraphrased)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about osteopathy? -very open ended" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourselve and why you are applying to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us little bit more about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you familiar with OMT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"as above" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun when you're not studying?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your undergrad school. Were your classes challenging? Tell me about your piano & guitar classes." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to do osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medical school over research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why WVSOM?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"standard stuff they asked before on here. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Osteopathic Medicine? Have you applied to MD programs?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Which track I was interested in SBL or PBL." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you apply to WVSOM?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Problems in rural medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO? Why WVSOM? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Basically most of the questions were specific to my application and my activities." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you learn about osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do want to get into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to go into medicine? Osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself, how did you get here (applying to DO school?)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where else did you apply and why? What type of medicine do you want to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself and why osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your biggest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO? Why do you want to be a doctor? What led you into becoming a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your MCAT." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why wvsom" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What field of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why ostoepathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is one of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Medical experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourslef. Why osteopathy? What do you like todo for fun? Your average MCAT score does not reflect your high GPA, why is that? What was your most difficult undergrad semester, what would you do differently if you could go back to it? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of medicine do you see yourself practicing? and PBL VS SBL, what do I think (the DO hated the idea of PBL)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What made you start looking into DO medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you had any encounters with death in your family or friends?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us when you decided you wanted to pursue osteopathic medicine instead of allopathic?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me the differences between osteopathic and allopathic medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself? What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your spare time? How are you going to deal with medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what did you do the second time when you took your mcat?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about an interesting encounter you had with a patient." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is my favorite show? last book I read" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I see on your application that you've volunteered at the hospital. Tell me about ... (a medically related volunteer experience you've had)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you reconcile your GPA with your MCAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you take an MCAT prep course?? Do you think it helped improve your MCAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did I take a MCAT prep course?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why ostepathic medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO? Why WVSOM? What other schools have you applied to? Why not them? Have you observed OMM?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All standard." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Standard interview questions. Nothing suprising." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you handle a stressful situation?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you become interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how did you decide to become an osteopath" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Basic stuff about my background, why medicine, what do you want to practice." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Osteopathic Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about scientific research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you learn about osteopathy" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of animal would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you learn of osteopathy/WVSOM?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All typical - what are your strength....." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you study? PBL or Systems based preference?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If we gathered ten of your friends, what would they say your strength is?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you have fun; What was your hardest semester, therefore how do you plan to handle the medical school information; Why did you choose the schools you did" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why osteopathic medicine? Why WVSOM?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO, which DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the difference between DO and MD" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a DO? What schools did you apply to other than WVSOM? How would you decide where to go?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Hobbies/Last book I read." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you pick WVSOM?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What strengths would you bring to the field of medicine? Weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Personal questions: They asked about why I made several long distance moves around the country, about my musical experiences, and to give more details about one of my volunteer experiences." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be an Osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about general practitioners delivering babies?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"strenghts/ weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If we called up three of your friends, what would they say your strengths and weaknesses are?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why osteopathy? Have you ever experienced OMM?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What type of medicine do you want to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What does osteopathy mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how will you decide which medical school to choose" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you hear about our program and what made you decide to apply here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why a DO program over an MD program?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you applying to osteopathic schools?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What geographic area would you practice in? of course they want to say WV, rural areas." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you do if a medical peer was going through a mental health crisis?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"is there anything you are curious about" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describing how I studied for the MCAT." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Situational: a friend is going to miss a class with in-class participation - What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think you could live in this area for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Could you see yourself living in a small town?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about not being close to a mall? lol" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is your GPA an accurate representation of your knowledge base? It is very high. Did you actually retain all of that information?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Specific to me about a volunteer experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like most about WVSOM?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about the most difficult situation you have encountered at your current position (I work in research)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why pick a school way out in West Virginia?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See previous post" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What science classes did you like most/least?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of speciality are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you seen an OMT demonstration? What do you know about Osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Everything was pretty predictable." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"mostly questions based on my particular application" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you study for your MCATS specifically" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions relative to my application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you react if Aunt X said Osteopathic medicine was not a real medical profession." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How was your trip over here? (I'm from Seattle and I told them about how it was an adventure, taking 3 planes, eating alligator, and driving an SUV for the first time ever :P)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They were all fairly standard, get-to-know-you questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you manage to get along in the Czech Republic the first couple of weeks where their simplest word is "ahoj"? (This was based off my application)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Something particular to my application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever been to a small town like this before?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really stand out." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Based on one of my medicine related jobs." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"specific for me....sorry...but one I expected...dealing with something in my past" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do for fun or in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Question 2" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like most about medicine?What do you like least about medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What were your best and worst shadowing experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain an instance during your shadowing when you knew you wanted to go into medicine and one where you thought you weren't so sure. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you interested in missionary work?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you're in a grocery store and a patient comes up to you with a problem in their leg, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Besides WVSOM, what brings you to the Lewisburg area?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All the usual questions. Nothing extraordinary." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think is the most important biomedical advancement of the last decade?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing out of the ordinary...All standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What type of specialty do you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How many hours a week do you study?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There wasn't anything too out of the ordinary. Be prepared to answer questions about your file and motivation. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are the big challenges and issues facing physicians today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"all the basics,nothing interesting." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Medical school is difficult. How have you prepared to handle the challenges and need for lots of studying?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing especially interesting..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They asked a lot about my hobbies and jobs." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Two patients are brought into your ER in respiratory arrest. They have the exact same vital signs. Your nurses are busy with another critical patient and you have one ventilator. What do you do? (I feel that I may have been asked this question as I am an EMT and had mentioned my interest in emergency medicine.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you explain Osteopathic medicine to your friends who are unfamiliar with it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All pretty basic, nothing really interesting." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you know about OMM? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You're a doctor in a small rural town, in a hospital of about 100 beds. You're in the ED, all other nurses are busy. You have one respirator. Two patients are being brought by an ambulance, both in critical condition with respiratory distress. Both are unstable with the exact same vitals. The ambulance driver has no medical training. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How does your dad feel about not wanting to take over the agribusiness?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what has changed from this application cycle from the last" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe the most touching experience in the ER?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell about the you being deployed overseas? Were in the war?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you plan to pay for medical school ?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Pretty much all the questions were quite generic." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really, the questions were pretty standard. Why DO? Why West Virginia? etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A question related to my knee injury that I thought was a little awkward." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing really interesting. what do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Everything seems pretty basic. They asked my why i was taking botany and ecology my senior year and it was because i had to fulfill my biology reqs and they asked me abou tmy undergrad school because they never heard of it, and when i told them it was a womens college and they geared the education toward the way women learn, they asked me how women learn" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing interesting" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's the correct way to say flute player...flutist or flautist? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When did you decide to go into medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you learn?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do when a bad situation seems impossible to resolve?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing interesting, the usual. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"As you can see we don't have a swimming pool and you're a swimmer. What activities will you do for fun/to relieve stress if you are accepted here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is your fiance smarter than you? (It was a joke, but I was baffled as to what to say. I later lamented, ''Aren't they always?'')" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"perhaps how I was going to afford med school since im out of state and i want to work in more impoverished areas not making big bucks" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A question about the winemaking class that I am taking." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the most hours you have taken in a semester?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Recent survey indicated that sixty percent of the doctor would have choosen different profession, if they were given another chance. Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I brought in 6 of your friends into this conference room without you here, what would they say is your biggest weakeness?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How the transition from an urban setting to a rural setting will affect you." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"eh. All the questions were pretty much your basic interview questions. Nothing Too Spectacular or exciting." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What experience have you have with Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""What has been the most important molecular genetics breakthrough in the past 5 years"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what would your mother say is the criteria for being sucessful. Difference between osteopathic and allopathic medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some of the problems that I would expect in practicing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They asked personal questoins about my application which showed that they had read it and remembered unique aspects. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing unusual" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They asked me about my views on the inhalable insulin" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Number of times you have taken the MCAT? Nothing else out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No interesting questions. just basic stuff." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes me happy...what do I enjoy most about life?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"if you had a pile of acceptance letters in the mailbox. how would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why didn't you go into research? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose to major in Biochemistry?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You have a good job now working in the medical field. Why on earth would you want to become a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They asked me what other schools I am applying to, not sure why." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing off the wall, just get to know you questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None interesting, all basic" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

" Problems in medicine in the rural areas." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What area of medicine do you think you will go into?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe something that makes me angry?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really. How will you be able to drive in the snow? I'm from the South But it wasn't really a unique question." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be an osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""since you are a very hardworking individual, how will you not overwork yourself?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you respond to me saying, "you will not make a good physician"?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing terribly interesting, just standard get-to-know-you stuff and goals for the future." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Coming from a large school (University of Illinois Urbana Champaign) how do you think you will be able to handle the transition?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you had any OMM experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have a shirt with a Salamander on it? (I am researching salamanders)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor and not a veterinarian? (Due to my essay relating horse judging to osteopathy)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you consistently told patients to live healthier lives and they didn't listen to you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you ever make any beer? (referring to my food microbiology class) *They asked pretty general questions, nothing too wacky." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Interview was both one-on-one AND group. No particularly interesting questions: Why did you apply to a West Virginia school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Interesting? All of the questions asked of me where direct and to the point. Probably the most "interesting" was a discussion concerning my family and my ability to handle Med School. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"i was asked why I want to come to WVSOM. Why come to a small town to study from a big city?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Since my undergrad school was only 15 minutes from my parents' place, "why on Earth would I want to go all the way to West Virginia?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Gaps in my transcripts" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about PBL track." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about PBL? - it was only interesting because one of the faculty members hated it" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you have the physician you shadowed perform OMT on you? Why not?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none were too interesting, pretty basic, but pertinent questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you like snow and cold weather?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the last movie I went to see?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you had any encounters with death in your family or friends?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you apply to West Virginia?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did Osteopathic medicine start?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is first name of the DO you shadowed?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were accepted at both ______ and here, which school would you choose and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you had an ill patient who you did everything you possibly could for and they passed away." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you reading?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you study? Which class did you like the most in your undergrad and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What did you learn from your medical volunteer experiences in Guatamala." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really...I practiced what was on the this website. It was a very relaxing interview so when he asked me why do you wanna be a doctor and why osteopathy? I was caught by surprise, but it was good overall. Very relaxing and friendly people." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do reconcile a relatively low science GPA with a relatively high MCAT score? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The questions were all pretty much general....no ethical questions or anything like that. What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Your MCAT score is pretty good, did you use a prep course?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are there any questions that we did not ask, that you wished we would have asked?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How many lives have you saved?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Well they didn't get to ask me alot of questions because I basically asked them so many questions about osteopathic medicine and how it would positively affect the way I practice medicine. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the most interesting patient you have met while working or shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why I had a pilot's license." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I could be any animal what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What qualities do I think that I possess that would make me a top candidate for WVSOM." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"This is quite a distance from your home (Boston). Why are you interested in WVSOM?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You mentioned that your MCAT testing site had a noisy environment with loud music. How will you deal with distracting circumstances in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would you consider the PBL track???" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"a question about a faculty member at the university of pennsylvania. one of my interviewers had ties to philadelphia." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Best movie I have seen lately." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All were pretty basic, nothing extrordinarily interesting." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none- routine questions pertaining to my interests" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the last book that you read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you start your EC's and volunteering so early?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I put 10 of your friends in the back room, what would they say were your strengths? your weaknesses? What are you doing to improve them?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the latest book you've read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When was the first you heard about osteopathic / WVSOM" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe the happiest moment in your life and the saddest. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You are in pharmaceutical research... isn't it ironic that you are applying to osteopathic medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any pets?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your hardest semester in undergraduate? "answered" followup... How do you plan to make it all the way through medical if it's said that med school is a lot harder than anything you've overcome in undergraduate school." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you interested in PBL or SBL? Why? (One of the interviewers was definitely for PBL the other was more traditional lecture-based learning.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What I would say to a 75 yo man who just had a heart attack came in from the EMT and I was the attending physician!?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you do so much volunteer work?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A question about why one of my MCAT sections was so much lower than the others (biological sci...and I'm a bio major)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What does photography and practicing medicine have in common." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

" I was asked why a person gets nauseous during a MI" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing too bad. Just told me to tell them about myself. There was the ubiquitous "What is your greatest weakness?" question." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I lived in Vail, CO for several seasons, and they asked me about the town and how I felt about moving away from there." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Which instruments do you play?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is one of your weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the most intersting movie you've seen lately?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"relatively basic ques. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about working for UPS." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why didn't you apply to the new school in blacksburg, va?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"did i play golf and what was my handicap?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you look for in a school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I see you were selected as sophomore of the year and junior of the year at your undergraduate college, what happened your senior year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""if we brought in 3 of your closest friends, what negative things would they tell us about you"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you know where PahPah, WV is? (My husband is a WV native)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So I hear you are in a band!?!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If all MD and DO programs that I applied to accepted, which one would I choose and why? What would be the selection criteria for picking the one program?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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