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West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

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Survey Information
Survey Name West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Created Date 12-01-2005
Survey Description - Updated Date 12-13-2005
Category Medical Schools Interviews Last Answer 12-18-2005
Location West Virginia Your Result Never take, Click here to take
Answers 1 Overall Summary Click here to view
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0 of 0 people found the following overall summary result helpful.



Overall Summary
1. What do you like best about your school?
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  • - The location is wonderful if you enjoy outdoor activities. Yet it is in a rural environment which does not provide a lot of distraction. The townspeople are very friendly and helpful to students. Students tend to be helpful to each other, not aggressive. - Facilities very modern. They leave you alone to study on your own if you learn best that way.

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4. Geography
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6. Academics (Years 1 & 2):
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8. Facilities
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9. Administration
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10. Opportunities
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12. What do you like least about your school?
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  • - The administration can be overbearing, short-sited, and ignorant to the students needs. Their attitude is of the "we've always done it this way, so we always WILL do it this way" mind-set. During a student's time of crisis with a personal problem, they can be unforgiving and harsh. Yet it depends on the administrator. I got help from some and admonishment from others. - Very poor minority recruitment.

13. Please share any other thoughts you may have about your school.
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  • - All in all you will get an excellent education the first two years. There seems to be a lack of consistency in their clinical education teaching hospitals. The school requires you to pass COMLEX II to graduate, though they require no testing on indivdual rotations. You have no idea if you are learning what you are supposed to be learning to pass the test. Yet if you do not pass, you will not graduate. In my opinion, if the school were legally challenged in court regarding this matter, they would lose. They have nothing objective to show that you learned anything (esp enough to pass COMLEX II) the last two years. The only grades you get on the rotations are from the individual preceptors filling out a very subjective form. If you come to this school, just know what you are getting yourself into. They present themselves in the interview as very student-friendly, but that is not always the case once you are there. - Great school unless you're not a West Virginian. very few out-of-state applicants accepted.