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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"How would you handle all the stress associated with being a med student?" Report Response

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

"What differences do you see between Osteopathic and Allopathic physicians?" Report Response

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

"Healthcare reform (there was no specific question addressing it or asked of me, I just discussed it and my thoughts with one of the interviewers, who also just kind of discussed and gave thoughts...very conversational)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I honestly don't remember any specific questions asked, everything was so conversational, I can't say I was ever really asked any pointed questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None. Three separate interviews, almost all just conversations about all kinds of stuff, related and unrelated to my file. Not sure if this was a good thing or not, but it was interesting nonetheless." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read reviews on SDN, reviewed my essays, relaxed." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very up-to-date technology throughout the school (they are heavily associated with VA Tech and VA Tech alumni, so they are well funded...plus, it is a fairly new school, accepting their first class in 2003); very friendly staff and administration; very kind, polite students; Blacksburg area is gorgeous; systems based approach to curriculum." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing I can really think of." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the second half of the interview day was mostly just touring Blacksburg and getting information on the area. I have plenty of friends that went/go to VA Tech, so getting to know the area was really not necessary." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall the school is very well organized, very advanced in technology, great access to high-tech research facilities with their association with VA Tech, and their systems based approach to the curriculum is very appealing. You could not ask for kinder, friendlier staff, admin, and students. Very much a family-like feeling there. And Blacksburg/Christiansburg area is just beautiful, so, overall, this is definitely a school on the top of my list." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Fairfield Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/11/2011

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Nothing. They did a fantastic job of presenting the school and making us as interview candidates feel like they were just as privileged to have us there as we felt to be there. Really kind, genuine people." Report Response

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