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  • West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Morgantown, WV
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Many questions specific to my application - like how did you decide between teaching and medicine?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What did you gain from being risk manager of your fraternity?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"You're from Richmond, VA and went to UVA for undergrad. How did you end up here?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"website, school info, SDN, reviewed application, looked over list of common questions asked in interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Both interviewers seemed genuinely interested in getting to know me. They listened to my answers and asked follow-ups where they were necessary, but they did not challenge or deride my answers." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"library was a dump, but it is scheduled for a complete overhaul (unfortunately the construction would be going on when I will be there - to be completed ?2006?) Also, labs were not that impressive, and student computer labs and lounge areas were poorly lit and kind of depressing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"WVU has three programs for the 3rd and 4th years which are barely mentioned on the website or in their paper info. One is in Morgantown, where the main school is located, one is in Charleston, and one is in the eastern panhandle of the state. The panhandle is very rural and community based, Morgantown is the only large hospital/academic medicine setting, and Charleston has hospital and community emphases. This info is difficult to come by, yet they get you to declare your decision while you are there for your interview! With a little prodding, the admissions secretary told us that people are always trying to switch into the Morgantown program and out of the other two - so when you get there, unless you're sure of one of the other programs, put down Morgantown, and you can always switch later if you want." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, it was much as I expected - they asked very typical questions, and as long as you are relaxed, the interviewers were very easy to get along with. " Report Response

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