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  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Lewisburg, WV
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?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

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

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Why primary care?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What do you do for fun? What books do you like to read?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your greatest weakness?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, shadowed DO, read website and osteopathic history info" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were awesome. The people are friendlier than any I met. The choice of PBL or SBL tracks is really cutting edge. Rotations in 3rd and 4th year are done throughout the Appalachian region, but you keep in touch with the schol via weekly reports that are available to the students when choosing a core hospital for years 3 and 4. It's really an advanced way of doing rotations." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The lunch with the med student was so awkward and the tuition is crazy expensive. The budget for next year is $67,000, and for ever $1 you borrow you pay back between $2-3 so by the time you were done you could have to pay back almost a million dollars.l That would take a while in rural primary care which is what they want you to practice." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Lewisburg is not a small town if you are from a small town. I am from a tiny place with no redlights and they have both a Super-Walmart and a Super K-mart so thats pretty big by comparison. If you are from a larger place you better enjoy outdoor activities because that is all there is to do in Lewisburg." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall it was good. The day seemed kind of rushed, but they were trying to get everything in by lunch because a girl had an early flight out of Roanoke and the weather was horrible. The mornng began with a review of your file with the director of admissions and she was also one of my interviewers along with a DO and a PhD. All 3 people were at one conference table and I sat at the head and they took turns asking questions. I thought this was so scary upon entering the room, but surprisingly this was my most relaxed interview so far. There is nothing to be nervous about! Then there was a tour of the facilities in the rain, but they provided umbrellas so that was a nice touch. The school is so nice and modern. Evrything has been remodeled and the facilities are top notch. You no longer have breakfast at the General Lewis Inn with admissions people, but it is still a really nice place to stay and you do have lunch there one on one with a student. My first year was not very talkative so I was struggling to make conversation and she seemed to get really offended whan I asked if the PBL students learn as much as the systems based group, but the food was really good so that was a definite plus. Our interview day ended after lunch. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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