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  • Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • East Lansing
Individual Feedback 1 18 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 17
Negatively 1
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.28 18

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.88 17

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.61 18

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 1
45 minutes 2
50 minutes 9
55 minutes 1
60+ minutes 4

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 18
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 14
In a group 3

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 11
Closed file 6

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
3.24 17

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

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI format of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you would tell someone if they brought in a new kitten to see you for the first time." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does a large-animal practitioner work differently with clients and patients than a small-animal practitioner?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me 5 things in a grocery store that a veterinarian would be involved in producing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the things I love about veterinary students is their passion and enthusiasm. Where does you passion lie?" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most significant challenge facing the world today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the special responsibilities of a veterinarian in a large dog kennel setting? In a large horse farm setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the three most important things you learned while working at ___ vet clinic?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm a member of PeTA, how can you justify to me the caging of animals? (i.e. What qualities about your methods of caging animals makes it ok?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you think of going to a small college? Do you think you were disadvantaged?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much money does a veterinarian make right out of school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are current issues within the veterinary field. " More from this Member | Report Response

"So you applied to veterinary school before. What will you do if this year doesn't work out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you go to ______ for your study abroad? " More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you are very involved in music. Veterinary school is very time-consuming - are you willing to give up your music?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us about your research. Then they asked in further detail until the only thing left for me to say was "I don't know, it might not even work so let's cross that bridge when we get to it." They laughed." More from this Member | Report Response

"What roles do vets play (aside from biomedical research) to deter bioterrorism?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you tell someone about care/vaccinations who comes in with a new puppy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be the pros and cons of entering a phd program right out of vet school or working as a vet first?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can a veterinarian do to further their education." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pick you favorite species. How would you handle this scenario?" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything we have not discussed that you feel is important for us to know? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you had a conflict and what leadership skills you used to solve it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What differences are there between equine clients and small animal clients?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What type of news do you seek out? or Name zoonotic diseases" More from this Member | Report Response

"[Application Specific} What diseases do you have to protect yourself against while working with monkeys/what measures do you take to accomplish this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest achievement/ what are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I would do if I saw my senior veterinarian injecting himself with something." More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you different than the stereotypic horse showing girl?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the greatest is challenge that you will face in veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there a current event not directly related to veterinary medicine that has made a large impact on society?" More from this Member | Report Response

"lot of very specific questions on treatments and diseases" More from this Member | Report Response

"I actually didn't interview. I flew there for a luncheon at the school and to visit the campus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some common health problems in shelter medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you affect the US food supply as a terrorist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you have done a lot of research in microbiology. Tell me how that applies to the role of a veterinarian in food safety." More from this Member | Report Response

"You had an emergency call for a foaling broodmare and as you were getting into your truck a woman drives up with a dog in respiratory distress. What do you do, treat the dog or go to the farm for the horse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you walk into Meijers, what are 5 things that you find related to veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"They harassed me about what I want to do and told me I would need a phd which was wrong because every vet I have worked with in my field doesn't have a phd. So, I guess, explaining why I don't want a phd was the hardest." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some problems facing veterinary medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All pretty standard, maybe...What keeps a large animal practitioner up at night? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I applied to another (higher-ranked) school" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does a vaccine work." More from this Member | Report Response

"To explain why I handled two scenarios differently." More from this Member | Report Response

"they were all pretty generic" More from this Member | Report Response

"the specific treatment and disease, they told us it wasn't like that but they sure enough asked them." More from this Member | Report Response

"None seemed particularly hard. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you euthanize a healthy animal brought in by a breeder for not meeting breed standards?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Think of each person who wrote you a letter of recommendation and tell us what they would say you still need to improve on." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one conflict that you have had to deal with and how you resolved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked specific things about their school which were not really available online." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Watched the school provided example video, bought an MMI study guide, ran practice questions with myself and with a relative." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was MMI, and this is the first year they've implemented this. I could not prepare other than practicing how to think on my feet and form thoughts clearly and quickly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied the school, mock interviewed, studied my application, practiced explaining my experiences and research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application, reviewed current events, reviewed AVMA website concerning ethics, read about diseases/issues in areas where I have no experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on current events/veterinary news and mock interviewed" More from this Member | Report Response

"I collected questions and reviewed them as well as mock-interviewed with another student" More from this Member | Report Response

"I started out by answering a list of questions about myself on paper and got feedback from family members/friends about what would make me different than others and what my personal attributes were. I talked multiple times with a friend who was in his third year at MSU about issues in the veterinary profession. I then did two practice interview; one with two friends who were in their first year and my other friend who was in his third year. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website and learned unique facts about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"read the website, mock interview with career center" More from this Member | Report Response

"read website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed the school's website, read up on current events, reviewed my application and supplemental." More from this Member | Report Response

"Learned about what the school is strong in academically. Became familiar with issues that veterinarians deal with in Michigan (Chronic Wasting Disease, Etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my application, looked up current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my application, read online practice questions, studied current events, spoke with other students who had already had their interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looking at forums, researching diseases, current events, questions, looking over my information, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Interviewers were professional and kind, tour was after interviews, lunch was provided." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone tried to relax us prior to the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions people were so helpful and nice and the new oncology wing on the VTH was beautiful. All the current students also wished us good luck." More from this Member | Report Response

"The feedback from student ambassadors, the tour of the facility, no tracking, location, friendliness of administration and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly and welcoming atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people (staff, faculty and students) were very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the entire staff. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the people, the wonderful facilities, and the fact that even your interviewers try to put you at ease by asking if you are comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"the people are extremely friendly, the teaching hospital (especially the oncology section) is really nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinic is nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything! it is an amazing school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The kindness and helpfulness of the people - both the admissions folks, and the students they brought in to speak to us. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was friendly and willing to answer questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire admissions department is extremely friendly! The interviewers had a lot of questions specific to my application, which showed my that they had actually read it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great facilities, informative presentations about student life, financial aid, and health insurance." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions department was very sweet and funny. They had vet students cycling to answer questions." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"The timing of everything was rushed, and my group actually missed the de-briefing because we had to leave for the next group to enter the interview building." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers was rude and the tour guide was super full of herself. I wish the interviewers were more interactive and less stoic. I just felt like I was boring them." More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather in the winter." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Distance to parking; also, the school is a bit more of a party school than I prefer, and some of the current students conveyed that." More from this Member | Report Response

"They had second year students give the tours (though I had seen the facility many times) and they weren't very informative. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They make you wait around all day, even if you interview first." More from this Member | Report Response

"My tour. Information was a bit light due to an inexperienced tour guide, so I didn't feel like I got a good sense of the place." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the tour could have been a little better." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was very disorganized, no lunch was provided and most of the day was spent sitting around." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was no lunch provided, but the day ended at 4:00pm." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Would have liked to know a few sample questions as all of the available ones online were med school not vet school." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have to leave your purse/coats in a locker. They put your interviewers names on the back of your name tag so keep it for writing your thank yous." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure to bring a lot of snack food because there isn't really time to eat lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"They didn't inform us that we could leave after our interview was done so a bunch of us waited in the conference room longer than we needed to." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known how much free time I was going to have. I could have brought homework to catch up on. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That if you didn't interview in the morning that you would have to sit around for 2 hours with little to do. But they do that because security is very important to them and they don't want you wandering around." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was not a problem for me but I've seen complaints about not getting lunch during the day because you are there all day. Everyone has at least an hour break sometime during the day. If you want to leave and get lunch just ask the admissions staff and they will tell you where to go. There is a shopping center that is a 5 minute drive from the school with restaurants and fast food." More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was fun and interactive. It was not stressful or discouraging, this was my first MMI and I enjoyed it very much. Relax be yourself, there is really no way to prepare for this style of interview . You will have a great experience, keep an open mind and let your personality shine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the interview did not allow for my personality to show through. A few questions seemed odd, but it is clear they are just testing your communication/critical thinking skills and seeing where you stand ethically and morally. Some of the interview scenarios hide their intentions pretty well, though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive, I highly recommend taking the time to get to know the town. Ask the student ambassadors any question, they are willing to give you any advice/direction you need. They are very honest." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was excellent and I enjoyed meeting members of the faculty, who seemed genuinely interested in me as an applicant." More from this Member | Report Response

"Over all it was good. The interviews (more one than the other) were very fun to talk to. I think it was one of the Dr's first year doing interviews. It was just an open conversation and very stress-free." More from this Member | Report Response

"Intense. They really grill you on why you made the choices that you did and how you think. It was friendly but I left tired." More from this Member | Report Response

"i really liked the school. my visit has made michigan state my #1 choice for vet school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Frustrating, they told us one thing about the interview but then the interview was opposite. (i.e. not specific about treatments/diseases, but then they asked about them)" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very positive! They had a whole day nicely organized for us, with several workshops and students to talk to. The interview itself was much like a conversation in which I really got to showcase myself. Both interviewers were very friendly and approachable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you talk to the interviewers like they are your colleagues as opposed to acting like the interview is a test, it should go great. They are trying to see if they want to spend the next 4 years with you not if you can get all the answers right. You can have a perfect answer to everything they say and still not get in. Be someone that they would like to spend more time with. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive! Everyone was really friendly, including the interviewers. They put me at ease right away and we had more of a conversation than a hardcore interview. The other people being interviewed that day were nice too, so we could all chat." More from this Member | Report Response

"It went very well and was not stressful. They really keep you in the loop with your application." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 17
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 1
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 14
Neutral 3
Discouraging 1

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.28 18

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 9
Out of state 9

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 6
2-3 hours 3
4-6 hours 5
7+ hours 4

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 6
Automobile 12
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 5
$101-$200 1
$201-$300 1
$301-$400 4
$401-$500 2
$501+ 2

What airport did you use?

DTW

LAN

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 2
Hotel 10
Home 2
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Country Inn i think

Howard Johnson

kellogg hotel

Quality Inn

Red Roof Inn

Towneplace

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Country Inn i think

Howard Johnson

kellogg hotel

Quality Inn

Red Roof Inn

Towneplace

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.65 17

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.11 18

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.39 18

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.80 5

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.40 5

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.80 5

0 = low, 10 = high

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