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  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Blacksburg
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Blacksburg, VA
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What happend with undergrad grades? What is the last book you read? Why DO? Why VCOM? Why VA? (Professor very dry)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Asked me to expand on my rural practice plans. Asked specifics from my experiences. Why DO? Who influenced your decision the most? (Admissions staff)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about yourself? How did you get to this point? Why VCOM? Why VA? Why DO? (MD)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Most questions were standard. " Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think the government should be allowed to sue the tobacco companies? Should individuals be allowed to? I have no idea where this one came from. I think I ended up giving a general opinion about lottery style litigation and didn't really answer the question and he could tell. " Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, VCOM website, my applications" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone there was so enthusiastic about the place and life in general. The students said they got all the help necessary from professors that there is an open door policy. Cutthroat competition is highly discouraged. Even the people at visitor info on the V-Tech campus were very nice. A professor saw me looking at a campus map and offered to help me. They have a great transit system so you would not have to worry about driving in the snow. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much at all to say negative. As other posts have mentioned there are a lot of unknowns. I would love to know the percentage of students that are going to pass the boards this year and in the future how many match with their top pick for residency. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it can take 8 months or longer to get your Hepatitis B immunizations and you need to have these before doing rotations, which start immediately. I had an opportunity to get the series through my university and didn't do it. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There were 6 of us interviewing that day. The others all seemed to have great backgrounds so I felt good to be a part of that group. The faculty and staff made us very comfortable. The whole day was done very professionally. They even had the interviewers come to pick us up in the conference room so we did not have to go looking for any hidden offices so that was very nice. They gave a lot of good information during presentations. Like out of the first class 4 students left. 1 for academic reasons, 1 will drop down to the next class because of a medical reason, 2 left for personal reasons. We were given tons of information about housing and even which apt complexes are known for partying. I had a great day and felt like I got all the information I need to know about the school to make a clear decision about attending there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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