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  • Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • Veterinary School
  • Fort Collins
Individual Feedback 1 5 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 3
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.80 5

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
6.80 5

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 5

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 1
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 1
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 2

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 5
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 3
In a group 2

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 2
Closed file 2

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
4.20 5

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

"All were scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response

"MM1- There is a viral out break and the survival rate is 50%. You are in a high-up position at the CDC and are offered a vaccine for the virus. Do you take the vaccine? What influences your choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I be able to specifically contribute to DVM/PhD program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not just go into a PhD program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you showed empathy." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"MM1 2- What are challenges in veterinary medicine and what strategies will you use to overcome them. Follow up- how do you define self-care" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are my weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are your clinical and research interests related?" More from this Member | Report Response

"HBC dog is brought to your clinic and the owner says they don't have any money...what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"MMI 3- You rent out a bedroom & this roommate has not paid rent in full for the past three months. When walking, you see them give ($20 or $50 idk) dollars to a man and their dog. How do you handle this situation? Follow up- do you confront your roommate? How does your response change when the roommate says the man threatened to hurt them" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why CSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the cons of equine private practice (my stated career objective)?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"MMI4- you are a small business owner of a business with 5 employees. For the second time this month, an employee calls in sick, noting a foot injury. Later that night, a coworker calls and says they saw this employee at the gym with a gym bag. How do you handle this situation? Follow up- how does leadership influence your decision" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do I want to do DVM/PhD and not one or the other?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What thought process do you go through when you have to make a decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"MMI 5- Your job is the figure out what an object is- it is a person, place or thing. You will do this by asking the interviewer 20 “yes or no” questions. There is no penalty if you do not figure out the object. Follow up question- how did you approach this problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do I see myself 5 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other than the time advantage, and the integration of medicine and research, why are you interested in the joint DVM/PhD program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you had to break the rules to get a job done." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read info on MMI style interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice MMIs for Med School" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked myself these same questions, looked over webpages of people I was going to meet, and thought of questions to ask interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on wildlife/zoonotic diseases (my area of focus) - but wasn't asked about any of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a behavioral interview, so spent time reflecting on past experiences that would demonstrate teamwork, creative thinking, integrity, empathy, conflict management, etc. Put some thought into how I would address questions that may be raised about my application, such as not having many upper division sciences classes completed at the time. Also considered how I would respond if I totally blanked on a question. Attended the free interview prep workshop they offered beforehand, and found it useful. " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The current Director of Admissions is amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The meet and greet was very nice! Great spaces for students" More from this Member | Report Response

"High grade facilities, very friendly interviewers, and the teaching hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"The relaxed attitudes of the faculty, and their interest in my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"In the waiting area there were several current vet students hanging out trying to help you stay relaxed by talking to you and answering questions (although in retrospect, I wouldn't have gotten as involved in small talk with them because I think I lost a little of my focus and had to regroup during the first few minutes of the actual interview.) " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The questions had very little to do with vet med or personal experiences of the applicant." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought VTH was not as nice, also the lights in the hospital rooms were off so we couldn’t see anything" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, it was just a very long day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sometimes the faculty talked to each other, which I certainly didn't mind, but it was hard to tell if they were comfortable with me, or just bored with my answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'd hoped my interviewers would provide SOME amount of feedback...they were both very nice but didn't give away any hints, verbal or nonverbal, as to how they thought the interview went. " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Just be yourself, take a deep breath, and do your best." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn’t have to sign an NDA, which is why I posted questions. Questions posted once cycle was done! Best of luck to future applicants" More from this Member | Report Response

"A day full of individual meetings with professors and tours with students, one group interview in the morning with committee members, and my first talk was an hour with the director being informed of the history and administration of the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was for the joint DVM/PhD program, so there were ~7 hours of interviews (both group and one-on-one) as well as several tours with current students. Facilities were VERY impressive, faculty were nice and easy to talk with, and the current students enthusiastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was get-to-know-you conversation that seemed to focus on your understanding of the profession (pros and cons), your motivations for entering it, one ''moral dilemma'' question, some past experiences questions about how you handled certain situations plus the opportunity to ask questions of your own." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 4
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 4
Neutral 0
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.40 5

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 1
Out of state 3

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 1
2-3 hours 0
4-6 hours 2
7+ hours 1

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 4
Automobile 1
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 2
$101-$200 0
$201-$300 0
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 0
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

Denver International

DEN

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 0
Hotel 3
Home 0
Other 1

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Would you recommend the hotel?

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.80 5

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.40 5

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.20 5

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No responses

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