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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by mattm, Feb 22, 1999.

  1. mattm

    mattm New Member

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    Has anyone interviewed with Pikeville SOM?
    I am interested in some information about the program and the interview process.

    Thanks,
    Matt
     
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  3. prefontaine

    prefontaine Senior Member

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    The secret to doing well in the interview is to remember to NOT to wear shoes and be sure to have your front teeth knocked out. You can also change your last name to Hatfield or McCoy and use "ain't" and dangling prepositions as much as possible. If you can get a sister or female cousin to escort you (as a date), this will score bonus points. Be sure to complement the women in the admissions office ("nice tooth!") and pick up some moonshine before arriving. Do not share these 'pearls' with too many other applicants or you might lose your edge.
     
  4. Doreen

    Doreen Member

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    What in the world is Prefontaine smoking? You think you're funny but you're not. Sorry Mattm, wish I had answers for you about Pikeville but I don't. Could someone with "real" responses answer his question.
     
  5. IUHoosier

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    Prefontaine,

    You seriosly bother me. All I have read from you since I started reading this forum was negative comments. I have seen a person who feels superior to the rest of us because he has had a few extra years of medical school. Well, I have news for you. You were in the same boat as many of us not too long ago, and I am sure you had the same questions. Please stop disrespecting this great opportunity for many of us to find serious answers to serious questions. Is this how you act with the rest of your collegues. If so, I sure as hell hope I am not one of them. I only wish I had the means to kick you off of this forum. I apologize to the rest of you for being so harsh, but I have noticed a trend with Prefontaine for the past few months that has seriously bothered me.

    Josh
     
  6. StillBorn

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    You all need to give Prefontaine a break. From his posts over the past few months it should be obvious to all the budding psychiatrists out there that he is working through some serious inadequacy issues. He almost certainly has tendencies toward Histrionic or Narcissistic disorders.

    What really bothers me though, are the historical inaccuracies. No one interviewing at Pikesville would want to change his/her name to Hatfield. The Hatfields were from West Virginia; the McCoys were from Kentucky.

    [This message has been edited by StillBorn (edited 02-23-99).]
     
  7. NickCVM

    NickCVM Senior Member

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    Hey mattm
    Excuse pre- for his stupid comments above - but after all he's been in E. Appalachia for quite a while...- (by the way Pre- do people in West Virginia scream "RED NECK" or what? do ya'll have stickers on the back of ya'lls trucks that s'y somethin' like "..I eat my road kills for dinner.."?)
    Anyway, matt - I was actually offered an interview at Pikeville, KY but declined- I have a ms-2 friend there and he likes it O.K. - I don't know if you are from the area (Pikeville's) but it is quite "country" or at least that's what I was told-
    As far as the appication process it is the same as any other D.O. school - apply through AACOMAS/fill in 2ndary/go to interview/wait for acceptance (3-4 weeks tops). By the way they only have 60 people/entering class - so if you are thinking of applying right now - it might be a little late!
    Good luck- hope this helped.
    --Nicolas--
    WesternU'03

     
  8. Billie

    Billie An Oldie but a Goodie...

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    Wow! I am not sure what to make of Prefontaine's or NickCVM's comments. As a native West Virginian attending WVSOM, I have always known that I was made fun of because of my heritage, but to find it in a professional forum is always disappointing. I agree that someone coming to my home might find culture shock if they have never been here. But I have lived all over, from the deep South to New England to Europe, and I still prefer my home crazy as that seems I know. Both of my parents have died in the last 4 months during the most stressful time of my life (med school), so I of all people have nothing to keep me here anymore. But I hope to stay and go back to my rural hometown and help out those who need me. I realize that is such an outdated concept to many reading this, but that is me.

    But if you hate it so much, why stay here? To attend school here and yet disparage it so much is so hypocritical. Don't come here to get an education all the while ridiculing me. And even when you finally get your dream of leaving Appalachia, please do not treat your patients as you have treated me and my home. Your patients deserve so much better.

    Billie
     
  9. NickCVM

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    Hey Billie
    Sorry if my comments hurt your feelings - that was not my intention. I live in TN so what applies to WV usually applies to TN.
    I just can't help associating pre-(after his idiotic comments) with red neck.
    I understand that my comments could be interpreted as a declaration of war vs. WV but it was not my intention.
    Again, Sorry
    --Nicolas--
    WestrenU'03
     
  10. Billie

    Billie An Oldie but a Goodie...

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    No problem Nick! I guess I should be used to it! [​IMG]

    What part of TN? I have only been thru Oak Ridge myself, though one of my classmates is from TN. I love the area!

    Best wishes to you in your first year!

    Billie, MS-I
     
  11. drno

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    I grew up in Florida for 10 years and then when I graduated from High School my family moved to TN. We liked it. I met my wife there in college. She was born and raised there and when I get out of the Army we plan to bee line it back there. My Mother is from WV and I have a lot of good childhood memories of Shady Spring. My Grandfather was a coal miner in various parts of WV. My paternal Grandfather enlisted for a grand total of 34 years in the US Army and was a ole AL boy with parents who worked in the cotton mill. My wife and I have lived in MO, GA, FL, TN, TX AND GERMANY. We definitely know we like the country life. If we get the urge for city life we will vacation there. haha There's no place like home, there's no place....
     
  12. G Mangle

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    I found the Pikeville interview to be very relaxing. It was down to earth and the people are friendly and great. In fact we were told that because we had gotten to the point of the interview, all we had to do was convince the admissions panel that we intended to practice rural medicine, preferrably in Kentucky. The school has many new additions and many perks are included in your finicial aid. These include equipment, books, and a laptop computer. They also have the most scholarships I have seen at any of my various interviews. They basically have something that applies to everyone. It might also be interesting to note that the staff are basically individuals from the Kansan City School who felt that medical school should cater to the student. They have assembled a prettu impressive package.

    "G"
     
  13. sam7713385

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    I interviewed at Pikeville a couple of months ago. I felt that they tried to make for a relaxed interview process, but when all was said and done, it was a pretty trying experience, probably about as harrowing as other interviews. I felt attacked by one of the MD's on the panel, although perhaps he did not intend to do that. Maybe I was a little too nervous and brought that out of him. Also, I am not from Kentucky, and I'm sure that counts extremely heavy against me.

    I have to admit that there was much to like about the school.
     
  14. BLT

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    I do not have warm feelings about this school. They took my money and my supplemental app. last year and didn't even have the courtesy to send me a response.
     
  15. MattMac

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    I interviewed at Pikeville
    last week and already heard back. I have been placed on the alternative list. I really
    like the school.
     
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    That's good to hear. Maybe they're more organized this year. Although for some reason the're sending me recruitment letters for their undergraduate program.
     
  18. sam7713385

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    They did seem pretty disorganized.
     

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