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  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Spartansburg
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Spartanburg
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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 of the interviewers focused on the experiences I listed in my application: things like mission trips, past employment, and DO observation experience. It was very conversational. They asked me to tell them more about these experiences and what I learned, etc." Report Response

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

"What do you think that society expects of physicians?" Report Response

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

"How do you see yourself fitting into the mission of this school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why are you here?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What does society expect of physicians?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reading interview questions and reviewing why I am pursuing medicine and what the mission statement is of the school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are modern and attractive. They have affiliated hospitals that third- and fourth-year students "match" with and spend their entire third year and most of the fourth year rotating in that hospital, rather than having to find clinical rotation sites like some other schools. The staff and students all commented on the "family" atmosphere of everyone there, and they genuinely hope and work for every student to succeed, unlike some schools that take too many incoming students and expect that many will not make it. Lectures are recorded and shared between campuses, so all lectures at all campus sites are available to every student online. Students seem happy to be there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It is 6 years old at this point, and I wish it had a few more years under its belt. However, they do have students in residency already, and they are connected with the Virginia campus that is a bit older." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They respond quickly with admissions decisions (2 days after the interview in my case). If you are accepted, you are given one month to decide whether to accept or decline admission (and to pay the deposit if you accept). The entire campus is one building, which may seem inadequate for many, but the facility looks great and I like that everyone on the property is affiliated with the school. Easy parking and lots of study space." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I like the school and the apparent determination of the staff to help students succeed. I like their facilities. The town seems nice. I appreciate that they have a "hospital match" rotation system for third and fourth years. It is still a fairly new school, but its connection with the Virginia campus gives it some credit." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?


What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

No Response

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Howard Johnson Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

Dec 6

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"No suggestions. I appreciate the warmness of the staff." Report Response

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