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  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Lewisburg
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"How did you become interested in medicine?" Report Response

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

"What do you think of the Problem-Based Learning curriculum and would you like to participate in it?" Report Response

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

"What other schools have you applied to and why?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"This is quite a distance from your home (Boston). Why are you interested in WVSOM?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What frightens you most about your medical education?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read my supp app essays, got a good night's sleep in a great little historic inn down the road (The General Lewis Inn- stay there, the breakfast is right there in the morning so all you have to do is dress and walk down the hall) " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was impressed with everything- the people, the school, the town. Southern hospitality is incredible! I felt so incredibly welcome. The facilities are fantastic, the students and staff are very friendly. The school is well respected both in the local community and across the country." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There was one student at lunch that was particularly negative and a bit cynical, but most likely because it was hell week for exams. I was still highly impressed." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known more about the Problem-Based Learning track that WVSOM is now starting to offer. You can read about it on the school website. I showed great interest in it and hope to be admitted into it if I am accepted. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Being from Boston, I wasn't sure what to expect from a school located in such a small, rural town. But I was completely blown away! They have incredible facilities, a great faculty-student rapport, and a real heart for osteopathic medicine. Definitely tied for my top choice." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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