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"1) why do you want to be a vet? 2) why OSU? 3) tell us what is different about our curriculum? 4) name some major issues facing vets? 5) what bill is currently passing through the senate that would benefit vets? (yep didn't know that one!) 6) what are zoonotic diseases/name some"
"Tell us about your wildlife experiences?"
"We noticed you don't have any large animal experience, why not? What are some other veterinary career paths?"
"Tell us about your research"
"Why Vet med?"
"How do you restrain a cow? A cat? A gecko?"
"Why veterinary medicine?"
"How do you feel about using animals for research or experimentation?"
"What are some other things you can do with a DVM, besides diagnostics and clinical practice?"
"Why do you want to be a vet? What will you do if you don't get in to any schools you applied to?"
"No "tell us about yourself" question, no "why OSU" question. In no specific order: 1) How much does OSU cost? 2) Why do you want to be a vet and not something else in the animal world? 3) General clinical pathology questions such as 'what's your favorite part of clin path', 'which chemistry analyzer did ya'll use', etc."
"How will you handle the difficulty of the veterinary curriculum?"
"How will you manage your time for studying? (Relevant because I am married and have a small child.)"
"1.) Specific questions about my experiences 2.) Tell me about H1N1. 3.) Tell me more about H1N1 4.) Specific questions about my life/family 5.) On a scale of 1-10, how comfortable are you handling large animals?"
"Tell me about yourself, why do you want to be a vet?"
"What can you tell me about the Horse Slaughter Act?"
"Tell us about yourself."
"They asked me a lot of questions specific to my application. "
"Why do you want to be a vet/why OSU?"
"What can you tell me about TNR (trap-neuter-release) programs? Why not just euthanize the animals since they've caught them?"
"Money related: How much does it cost to attend OSU vet school? How much would you be in debt? If accepted, how would you pay for it? What's the starting salary? Do you feel comfortable with the fact that your debt will be ~2X as much as your starting salary?"
"Tell us about a current event affecting the veterinary world. "
"Where do you see yourself in ten years?"
"What would you do if your dog was in the vet hospital, you had three huge tests that week (including one the next day), and your mom called and told you your dad was going to the hospital for emergency surgery?"
"What can you tell me about the horse slaughter ban?"
"How much money would you expect to earn as a veterinarian? How do you plan to pay for school? How much debt will you have at graduation?"
"If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?"
"How much does it cost to attend OSU? How do you intend to pay for it/will you hold a job while in school? How much do veterinarians get payed right after graduation? How long will it take you to pay back your student loans?"
"What is the salary of a veterinarian?"
"What's the difference between animal rights and animal welfare? Name an organization associated with animal rights. What do those letters stand for?"
"Describe a difficult situation and how you dealt with it."
"Rank the schools that you applied to and give us your reasoning for why you ranked them in that order."
"How will your research experiences allow you to contribute to veterinary medicine?"
"What is an animal species that you know nothing about but would like to know more about? Then to follow- How would you go about learning/getting to know about that species?"
"Have you heard about Proposition 2?"
"Why do you want to become a vet?"
"So, tell me a little bit about yourself."
"Walk us throught dealing with a client having to explain rabies testing and the procedure."
"What was your favorite class in college and why?"
"How much does it cost to attend vet school?"
"Where do you see yourself in a few years...ie what do you want to do in vet medicine?"
"How do you decompress?"
"Tell us about BSE."
"So, we take 140 highly academically qualified students and we make a soup, put them in a pot. And things settle out. Where are you in the pot, and how do you deal with people being different from you or better than you in some respects?"
"We often have to work with people we might disagree with, tell me about a time and how you dealt with it."
"Have you looked at the cost of attending Veterinary School among all of the schools that you applied to?"
"What is MRSA?"
"How did you deal with a stressful situation?"
"Tell me about BSE."
"Personal strengths and weaknesses"
"What are 10 things you can do with a DVM? "
"Why Ohio State?"
"Have you read any good books lately?"
"What are some other things that you can do with a Veterinary degree besides working in private practice? "
"Tell me about your path to vet med."
"You mentioned you were involved in many post mortem evaluations, can you describe some of them?"
"How do you manage stress?"
"Describe a round worm egg."
"What would you do if a old farmer brought his old dog into be euthanized?"
"What is an issue that veterinarians are going to have to increasingly deal with? [I started talking about avian influenza, and one of my interviewers interrupted me and asked if I knew about any other issues, so I mentioned Mad Cow Disease (since I knew that was what she was getting at), and she said, 'that's what I wanted,' so make sure you know about mad cow disease and it's symptoms and what the US is doing about it]"
"What is the biggest issue currently in vet med?"
"What do you know about avian influenza?"
"What is the difference between animal welfare/rights?"
"What does GDV stand for? Explain symptoms of incoming patient with GDV. How would you diagnose this condition and how would you treat it?"
"7) because i answered H1N1.. tell us more about it? 8) what makes it different from any other flu strains 9) what is the difference between H1N1 and avian flu 10) tell us about your fly lab research 11) why did you use flys instead of say rats?"
"Describe some zoonotic diseases?"
"What is a global veterinary issue? (I answered swine and avian influenzas) They then proceeded to ask me many questions about modes of transmission of these diseases, virulence, how they affect agricultural production, and why small animal vets should care."
"Asked me about my experience on the dairy farm"
"What is BSA? What is a prion? Why is it important?"
"Why not human medicine?"
"What are some current global issues going on?"
"Series of questions about Ohio Issue 2."
"What are some fields outside private practice that vets can work in? What are your strengths and weaknesses? "
"4) How do you de-stress? 5) What's a biochemical change in vet med that will affect the field in the future? 6) The 'old dog euthanization' question. "
"Tell me about your large animal experience."
"What do you think will be difficult to adjust to by coming to OSU? "
"5.) Aside from shelter medicine, wildlife, and research that you have experience in, tell me what other things you can do with your DVM. 6.) Do all vets work with animals? 7.) Name some careers that you can follow as a DVM where you don't work with animals. 8.) Tell me what a typical day might be like for a DVM who doesn't work with animals 9.) Can you think of some other things you can do with a DVM? (OMG, I already gave them a bunch so I totally draw a blank, and of course I come up with some cool ones AFTER the interview!)"
"How will your study abroad experience make you a better vet?"
"What do you feel is the most pressing issue affecting veterinarians in the future?"
"What is zoonosis and specific examples."
"Tell us a current event going on right now that is affecting vets. "
"What do you know about BSE and other prion diseases?"
"Tell me some zoonotic diseases you are aware of."
"Why do you want to be a vet? Why do you want to go to OSU?"
"What sets you apart from all of the other candidates? "
"Question specific to sheep experience."
"What salary do veterinarians make after graduation?"
"How do you feel about euthanasia?"
"What is a current issue facing horses in this country?"
"Tell me about some current global issues affecting veterinary medicine."
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"How do you feel about confrontation?"
"Tell me about Mad Cow Disease. How does it work? Why do we care? How and in what aspects does it affect humans?"
"Why did you apply to (specific vet school name)?"
"Tell us about an important current issue/event in vet med."
"You seem to have worked a while at a particular clinic. What have you learned from the vets there? Please give us a specific example."
"Tell me about a global issue relevant to veterinary medicine."
"Do you know the average salary for a small animal vet? equine vet? large animal/food animal vet?"
"Explain you experiences with Dr. _____."
"What are some zoonotic diseases causing some major concern lately?"
"What other schools did you apply to? (And follow-up: Where do you rank these schools in terms of your interest?)"
"Which doctors get paid the most, large(food), equine, or small animal rank them."
"In four words or less, tell us what your greatest flaw is. "
"How would you break into academia if that's what you want to do?"
"What do you do to relax?"
"How do you feel about the Horse Slaughter Act?"
"What is MRSA?"
"Have you ever had to use your TaeKwon-Do training in working with animals?"
"In ten years what do you forsee becoming a major issue in veterinary medicine"
"How do you deal with students who might be jealous of your success?"
"How do you de-stress?"
"How do you deal with confrontation? Have you been confronted or confronted someone before?"
"Looking 10 years down the road, what kinds of issues do you think veterinarians will be asked to address?"
"Large animal diseases that we should be most concerned about and why."
"Name 5 breeds of beef cattle."
"Tell me what you know about the Horse Slaughter Act."
"Why do you deserve a spot at this school? Why not the next person who walks into the interview room?"
"What skills do you bring to a group?"
"What kind of dog did i have?"
"What are some values that you are measuring when testing urine?"
"Tell me everything you know about BSE/Mad Cow."
"I see you applied to schools X, Y and Z. Where have you already interviewed? Why the Ohio State University?"
"How much debt does the average student have when they graduate?"
"Being primarily interested in equine, what did you take away from your small animal experiences?"
"What is the difference between animal welfare and animal rights?"
"Tell me about _______ experience from your application/essay."
"How much does OSU cost? How much does a starting vet make? How do you plan on paying for veterinary school? "
"What do you do for fun?"
"Tell me about your leadership positions."
"Explain different values found on a urinalysis dip stick test and explain what each value might indicate."
"How much does it cost to attend our school and how will you finance your education?"
"How much will your four years of veterinary school cost and how do you plan to pay for it?"
"12) tell us about the ohio proposal 2 13) what are some jobs that vets do beside see animals? 14) tell us about a day in the life of a vet who doesnt tend to animals 15) what stroke did you swim in high school? 16) what would you do if you dont get in this cycle 17) would you pick OSU over your in state school, MSU?"
"Tell us about H1N1"
"What are the two most important accomplishments/awards that you listed in you VMCAS resume?"
"What are the greatest issues facing veterinarians today?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"What are your weaknesses?"
"What is it about science that interests you?"
"Tell us about a time where you didn't get along with someone and what did that entail?"
"Discuss the link between veterinary and human health/medicine."
"How do you relax? What is the hardest thing in your life you have had to overcome?"
"7) Where do you see the field of vet med heading? 8) What was the most interesting case you've seen? A lot of the questions were tailor-made to me. In fact, one of my interviewers was a clinical pathologist, so we talked a lot about my clin path experiences. "
"Tell me what you've done to improve your application since last time?"
"Why veterinary medicine?"
"10.) When have you really screwed up? 11.) What would you have done differently? 12.) If you were a vet at an org that kind of sucked like you described, how would you change it? 13.) So what happened with your boyfriend situation? 14.) Is OSU one of your top choices? 15.) Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?"
"Describe your research to me"
"Tell me about a time when you had a conflict with a coworker and how you resolved it."
"Is money a factor?"
"On an x-ray, does fluid show up as dark or light?"
"What non-veterinary and non-school related book have you read recently?"
"Client relationships are very important in the field, but what if you had a client who came to you with a cat with a very treatable condition who did not want to treat the animal? How would you handle this situation?"
"Tell me about some zoonotic diseases."
"Tell us about a time you used your good judgment to make a decision in your professional or personal life."
"Discussion of zoonotic diseases."
"How is your application this year different from your application last year?"
"What have you done to improve since last year's application?"
"Tell me how your experience in mathematics will assist you as a veterinarian."
"What is the difference between animal rights and animal welfare?"
"What would your options be if you developed an allergy to animal dander while practicing veterinary medicine?"
"Difference between animal rights and animal welfare?"
"What is One Health?"
"Tell us about a current event within the field of veterinary medicine."
"Why do you want to be a vet? "
"How did you get into veterinary medicine? What are three things that you might specifically do with a DVM?"
"How do you feel about terminal surgery for research/eduction?"
"What do you like to do in your free time?"
"What other positions can you hold with a DVM?"
"How do you like to relax?"
"Do you have an idea about cost? How much will it cost you to come here?"
"How are you going to pay for vet school. (all the interviews seem to ask me this, unless independantly wealth, other than loans how would any one?) "
"Tell us about some zoonotic diseases. "
"Questions specific to research."
"What would you do if you do not get into veterinary school this year?"
"Have I heard about stem cell research?"
"How much does it cost to attend OSU? How much to vets make right out of school?"
"How much does OSU cost per year for out-of-state students and how will you pay for it?"
"What do you do to relieve stress"
"How do you deal with stress? Especially considering you have to take a large amount of classwork as a Veterinary Student?"
"Are there any species you would rather not work with?"
"What are some diseases that are prevalent in today's society and have been in the news for the past 2-3 year?"
"What do you think about these programs that allow people who don't have time to have a pet full time to ''rent'' a dog or a cat? What kinds of behavioral issues do you think this will cause?"
"What do you do to destress?"
"How do you handle stressful situations?"
"What would you do if you were accepted to all of your schools?"
"Tell me about zoonotic diseases. Why do we care about them?"
"What are your strengths/weaknesses?"
"Where else did I apply?"
"Describe one of the necropsies that you helped with. "
"How would you handle the situation if a client brought you a slightly older, but healthy dog to be put down, simply because they were moving out of town?"
"As a first year in vet school, you see a fellow classmate cheating during an exam. How would you handle this suituation?"
"In the Taco Bell incident where did the E. Coli strain most likely come from?"
"What is BSE?"
"Tell me about a current event."
"Do you think you can handle the stress of 21 hours? How will you cope with not being able to make A's and B's?"
"What is a veterinary procedure that stick's out in my mind? "
"How will you finance vet school?"
"Name 5 breeds of dairy cows."
"Explain how someone may become a specialist in veterinary medicine."
"Tell me about (insert something from your personal statement here)."
"Tell me everything you know about avain influenza."
"What stroke did you swim in high school?"
"Should veterinarians have a place in Washington (D.C.)?"
"Is there one thing that you will not be able to give up in vet school? Riding my horsies, of course!"
"Explain a time where you had a difficult customer at Caribou Coffee. (I worked there in high school!) How do you study?"
"Have you heard about the emails about global warming? Why is it an important topic for veterinarians?"
"A question asking me to compare the strengths of two different business models for veterinary clinical practice."
"What type of emergency situations have you witnessed?"
"What do you think we should do about bacterial drug resistance? What is a major non-scientific issue facing veterinarians?"
"As a lead off from the most interesting case question: "Why do you think a cat's skin would just peel off like that?""
"How will you deal with a client's desire to use ineffective complementary and alternative remedies? We had been talking about CAM-criticism as an interest of mine. :)"
"Are there any questions we didn't ask that you thought we were going to ask? (Totally threw me off for some reason.)"
"So what happened with your boyfriend situation?"
"None - they were all generic questions, except for the most difficult:"
"What are your feelings on the horse slaughter ban?"
"What do you think the advantages and disadvantages are of the broad-based curriculum at OSU?"
"Say a client was upset about how much their visit cost? What would you do in this situation? "
"Tell us about the research you were involved with. "
"What would I say to a client if they asked if it was ok to consume meat/milk from a cloned animal."
"Name some species you do not have experience with. What can you do to gain experience between now and starting vet school?"
"What can you take from your years of dancing and apply to veterinary medicine?"
"Tell me about a goal you set for yourself and what you did to accomplish this. What did you learn about yourself in the process?"
"Is there anything else you want to tell us that you think we should know?"
"Tell me about a goal you have set for yourself, how you achieved it, difficulties you may have had, and what you learned from it."
"What would you do about the unwanted horse situation?"
"How will your experiences as a waitress help you in your veterinary education and profession?"
"All pretty predictable after seeing this website beforehand."
"Specific to my experiences - be prepared to talk about them+"
"Tell us about the usage of pain management techniques. Do you think that pain management is needed in cat de-claws?"
"How is your Drosophila microinjection relevant to veterinary medicine in terms of model systems?"
"Situation: your dog is at the SVM with chronic diarrhea and you have a huge cardiology exam tomorrow. Then your mom unexpectedly calls to let you know your dad is about to go into emergency open-heart surgery. What would you do in this situation... describe your whole thought processing?"
"Explain our curriculum here at OSU. "
"Give three words to describe yourself and three words others would use to describe you."
"Would you ever be able to bleed Scarlet and Gray? (I'm a Gator, so there's a bit of a conflict of interest!)"
"Walk us through the process of milking a cow"
"If we were to give you an unlimited amount of money, which area of vet med would you use it in and why?"
"how was it coming from a city and being in 4H?"
"What do you think are the weak parts of your application?"
"Why do you think the Avian Bird Flu is so prevalent in Asia vs. the US?"
"Tell us about your favorite class you've taken and your least favorite class."
"Tell us some stories."
"What current issues in veterinary medicine may your clients ask you about"
"The most interesting question I was asked was what did I know about the Horse Slaughter Act?"
"How do you feel your [random extracurricular activity having nothing to do with the veterinary field] prepared you for veterinary school?"
"What was something you did that was above and beyond?"
"Why not medical school?"
"Name a time that you used your creativity that stands out at you."
"Have you ever thought about teaching?"
"What were you looking to gain from your research?"
"The group interviews were interesting. The students were divided into groups and given assignments to perform while being assessed. "
"Why did I want to be a vet?"
"How would you explain copper toxicosis to someone without a medical background? "
"Tell me about perspectives on stem cell research."
"Tell me about the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. "
"How would your friends describe you?"
"If your local municipal board asked you to become the town's health inspector, would feel qualified? And would you be interested?"
"How would you set up your fee structure in your clinic, and have you been able to determine an objective evaluation on different veterinary jobs?"
"Tell us how you would explain an abscess in a cat to a client."
"What are your thoughts on adding antibiotics to the feed for food animals?"
"Did the story in your personal statement really happen? (I made my personal statement into more of a narrative with a flowing story-line...and yes, it did happen...we all had a good laugh about it)"
"How would you repair an intususseption on a lamb?"
"None - they were all pretty basic :)"
"tell us about the senate bill that would benefit veterinarians.. something about giving benefits to those individuals that would help with research and such"
"How would you settle your differences in opinion with a large animal vet if you were on the Issue 2 board of inspectors? Also, the fact that I got asked NO small animal questions!"
"What can you do with a DVM? I began talking about research/ vet med in africa,idia, etc...then they asked how do you believe you would receive funding for this?"
"Nothing really stuck out as too difficult."
"Situational question: An owner of a dog comes to your house late at night complaining that she just went to another vet and they couldn't diagnose the problem. It obviously had a bad case of fleas. What do you do?"
"How do you think the conditions that lab animals are kept/housed in are? (Follow up to How do you feel about the use of animals in teaching and research?) (Only difficult because I have no experience with lab animals, so I had to admit that I do not know - which was fine!)"
"What does TTA stand for? (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement)"
"What would you do if you were appointed to the Animal Care Standards Board (created by Ohio Issue 2)?"
"Can you explain your grades in ____ semester? (very poor grades one semester)"
"We talked about my MBA some and about the financing of vet school. I mentioned that I wanted to open up my own clinic and so they asked how much does it cost to open a clinic? I'd never done any grand amount of research on that topic (will cross that bridge when I get a bit closer to it lol) so I had to kind of guess."
"As a re-applicant, what makes you ready to enter to vet school now?"
"Tell me what a typical day might be like for a DVM who doesn't work with animals"
"What's your greatest weakness?"
"What is the mechanism of action of Gleevec? What is the mechanism of action of any chemotherapy drug?"
"What is the average debt of a vet student graduating right now. "
"Describe yourself using 3 words."
"What is your opinion on using animal sacrifice for educational purposes? (Just hard because it was the one ethical question I HADN'T thought of a solid answer to previously)"
"What's a difficult conversation you have had to have? How did you handle it and what did you learn from it?"
"What else would you like us to know that we haven't already read about or talked about?"
"Describe a time when you were trying to achieve something and encountered road blocks. (I'm bad at remembering good examples when put on the spot for these types of questions)"
"There were no truly difficult questions, everything was tailored to your application and very fair."
"What are you reading? (The only book I could think of was Twilight - an embarassing teen vampire book - and luckily I thought of another slightly more mature book at the last second)"
"If you had a pet owner come in with a 16 year old cat in need of a dental cleaning, what reasoning would you use to convince the owner to get the cat's teeth cleaned if she didn't care about oral health? What blood work would you run and why?"
"Tell me about some specific issues veterinarians have faced in the past year. Why would these issues (that I mentioned) be important for a companion animal veterinarian to be educated on?"
"Tell me more about BSE."
"What is your leadership style?"
"Where do you see yourself in ten years?"
"How will your non science coursework help you as a vet. "
"Tell us about a time when your honesty turned a bad situation/major mistake that you made into a positive situation."
"Tell me about a time you used creative problem solving to address a difficulty in your laboratory?"
"Are there any questions we haven't asked you yet that you think should be asked to benefit your chances of getting in?"
"Name some diseases that pigs are vaccinated for."
"What the most stressful situation you've ever encountered, how did you deal with it, and what have you learned from that experience?"
"Is there anything else you'd like us to know that isn't evident in your application? (Not necessarily a hard question, but it caught me off guard at the end of the interview and I hadn't prepared for it!)"
"What is currently going on in the media that will affect bovine practitioners? (The cloning of meat animals, which I know now but had not read about pre interview.)"
"Tell us about a time when you used your leadership skills and creativity to solve a problem. "
"money issues - running a practice, convenience euthanasia, etc."
"How do you feel about euthanasia/the horse slaughter act?"
"What current events should veterinarians be concerned about?"
"None of the questions were very difficult. I never had to say ''I don't know''"
"Do you think Michael Vic's sentence was appropriate? (I live under a rock and so I only knew generally about the whole situation.)"
"The most difficult question concerned whether what was the greatest adversity I had faced. Since this concerned the death of my mother, this was very difficult."
"If this was a slim letter year and you weren't accepted anywhere, what would you do?"
"What are some things Veterinarians do aside from practice and research?"
"Tell me about a time you disagreed with someone very strongly, but still had to work with them."
"Same as above"
"Tell us about yourself."
"They didn't ask anything that couldn't be answered"
"I was asked a lot of situational questions about how I would handle a given situation in practice. For example, I was asked how I would handle a situation where a client brought a puppy in to me that had a broken leg and had been treated by my colleague down the street, but it was clear that it wasn't treated properly. I was also asked about zoonotic disease - i.e. name some, why do we care about them?"
"There were no difficult questions. It was the interviewers' personalities that made the interviews difficult."
"What adversity had I overcome?"
"Have you ever sat down with a vet and discussed how they structure their charges? "
"What is the single greatest problem facing the world today?"
"Tell us about a time that you made a significant mistake, something that if given the opportunity to do again, you'd have done completely different."
"Tell us about a mistake you made and how you rectified it"
"How would you handle a situation where your client said their last veterinarian never told them of their dog's longterm condition?"
"Anything else you'd like to tell us? (i hate that one) Why should we choose you over other applicants? (I hate that one more)."
"How do you perform a spay? "
"If your recommenders could describe you in three words, what would they be?"
"How much alfalfa hay would you feed a producing dairy cow daily? "
"What would you tell a client that called you to say that their dog had pinworms?"
"Nothing was extremely difficult, Just be honest."
"Trying to convince the interviewers that vet school was not a last minute, fleeting dicisions for me and that although I had changed my mind in the past regarding my future vocation, I was not going to this time. I mean, how do you convince someone of what's in your heart?"
"SDN SDN SDN, mock interviews, looked up potential questions"
"SDN, mock interviews, research on zoonotic diseases and current events."
"SDN, SDN, and more SDN. Referred to OSU interview feedback and made a list of many of the tough/common questions asked by OSU. Read up on most important veterinary issues (BSE, influenzas, ethical issues, etc). I also reviewed small animal veterinary concepts I should know (important blood/urine test values, common drugs used, etc)"
"SDN, reading about current issues (world and vet), Ohio's website"
"SDN, mock interview with a veterinarian, preparation with surgeons and residents I work with, AVMA website, current events, OSU website, went over questions with my family and friends"
"SDN, going over current event topics, mock interview with a vet, talk to people."
"Read SDN, read up on current issues (primarily on AVMA), talked to people who interviewed there (and at other schools) in previous years"
"SDN, read through my application again, and my research stuff I did while in undergrad (which they did ask about)"
"Read SDN feedback, brushed up on current events."
"SDN, looked up current events and zoonotic diseases"
"SDN, interview feedback, practicing with a web cam to see facial ticks and the like, wrote out answers to the most 'popular' questions, etc. "
"Read AVMA news, mock interviews, reviewed VMCAS and supplemental. "
"Read SDN interview feedback, Read vet news "
"compiled SDN interview feedback questions and had people test me; wrote up an answer to "tell me about your self"; wrote up a summary of my research; talked to myself a lot; mock-interview; looked up a bunch of current events + relevant zoonotic diseases."
"SDN, mock interview, reading the news"
"Read up on veterinary issues, researched the school, prepped answers to some questions."
"I read these questions. I looked up current events. Read their website. "
"Went over basic/common questions."
"SDN reviews, mock interviews with faculty at my college, read up on current events, and reviewed my application"
"Read my VMCAS application, OSU supplementary application, SDN, and veterinary relevant articles. I also went over responses to common questions like, "why do you want to be a vet," "why OSU," etc, etc. Came up with specific questions to ask at the end of the interview."
"I did tons of practice questions, read up on current veterinary issues on AVMA, researched the school and curriculum. "
"SDN website, OSU website, reading over secondary app."
"SDN, went over my applications, read up on current events."
"SDN Interview Feedback, reread application, AVMA website, other veterinary websites"
"Read SDN interview section and forum, read about zoonotic diseases and current events on AVMA website, reread application"
"Reviewed Ohio's veterinary school website, AVMA's news website, zoonotic diseases, and my application."
"SDN interview questions, my essays for my application, studied the OSU website including curriculum, first year student handbook, tuition, etc."
"Read about current events and zoonotic diseases; re-read my application essays; went over common interview questions"
"SDN interview feedback, read over my VMCAS and supplemental apps, OSU website, practiced interview questions, read up on some zoonotic diseases and current issues"
"reviewed supplemental application, personal statement, osu website, SDN, avma.org, push-ups, figured out how to answer all the cliche and awkward personal questions, hungout with some pups and kittehs"
"SDN, Ohio web site (BTW knowing a lot about all the schools you applied to will help), AVMA website news section and zoonoses backgrounders & practiced "
"Read SDN interview feedback, researched diseases, reviewed applications and research, and went over questions with friends."
"Borrowed books on livestock pests, brushed up on zoonotics and current events, highlighted every statement in my VMCAS and supplemental applications that could be directly questioned--this was tremendously helpful."
"SDN feedback, OSU-SVM website, read over my VMCAS and supplemental application"
"Reviewed appilcations and studied some of the information on past veterinary experiences."
"Read over OSU's website, reviewed my VMCAS and supplemental apps."
"I read all the previous interview feedbacks on Student Doctor Network, read up on some current issues, read all about zoonotic diseases (they asked about them!), practiced interviews with my friends, re-read my application/resume/essays (they asked specific things from my application), and checked out the Ohio State and AVMA websites."
"Rereading my application, practicing with the career services office at school."
"Looked over application, personal statement, current events, and research. "
"read over school website, went over practice questions"
"Read current events (relevant to vet med), read previous interview feedback, and went over my application)"
"Went over my application, read my personal statement, brushed up on all relevant zoonotic diseases, brushed up on local equine concerns, watched the news, talked with friends, professionals and vets"
"Read through practice questions, watched the news, had friends and family ask questions."
"Read other interviewers' posts, studied current events/hot topics (which was a good thing because they asked me about avian flu, BSE, Michael Vic, the human food recall, and Horse Slaughter Act)"
"look over application materials, review current events"
"I prepared by taking questions from past interviews on the Student Doctor Network. I also looked up the Ohio State University's Pre-Vet Website and found their list of questions that were asked. I then answered all of those questions, looked over my VMCAS and Supplemental Applications. I then looked over any odd cases I had from my experience I had at my Hospital. I then looked up Zoonotic Diseases, Avian Influenza, BSE, etc... (All of the previous three came up in my interview). I made sure to know what my research was about and I looked up research that doctors at the hospital were studying."
"Honestly? I really didn't prepare other than review my application and the school's research projects. I just made sure to look professional and to be myself."
"OSU site, researched current issues"
"Prepared answers for all the posted previous OSU questions, talked to veterinarians, read over my application."
"Watched the news, read over application, talked to veterinarians."
"Watched the news for a week before the interview, studied my notes from my experience with veterinarians, read a book on veterinary medical ethics, looked through information on AVMA website, mock-interviews with faculty at school, family, friends, or whoever would listen, haha."
"Read over my research and application and looked over previous interview questions "
"I did a lot of research on zoonotic diseases, and different species of farm animals ( I had heard that some of their interviewers would ask people to name 5 species of swine or dairy cow)"
"Researching the program, speaking with students who had been through the experience."
"Read over my application materials."
"Looked up current issues and over my application"
"Reviewed my application, looked up and thought through interview questions, read current events (both global and vet related)"
"Read over my VMCAS, checked out CNN and FDA News sections on-line, went to the vet school's website and read about the program I was interested in (this will help you formulate good questions to ask them as well)."
"checked out the OSU website"
"Reviewed my applications, information from Ohio's website, current events, common diseases and vaccines."
"Read over my essay and application, studied BSE Avian flu, horse slaughter in the news, lots of mock interviewing with my boyfriend."
"Read up on current events, practiced questions, and read through my application. "
"I read about current public health issues (avian flu, bse, etc.) and reread my application."
"Not much. Just went over basic questions in my head (Why do you want to be a vet? Why did you pick Ohio State? etc.) Probably should have prepared more for the specific veterinary questions, though I don't know how I could have because they asked me questions from courses I took years ago."
"Mock pre-interview with my undergrad's pre-health advisor, reading up on JAVMA's website, reading about current events in general, going over basic interview questions for pre-health careers"
"Read over questions I found online, was sure to read up on current veterinary related issues in the news (Avian Influenza, BSE, Canine Influenza....)"
"Moc interview with two veterinarian friends. Reading up on current events in the news and veterinary issues online. "
"everything.. the whole process seemed really organized, everyone seemed to love the school and the facilities were amazing :)"
"The beautiful facilities!"
"EVERYTHING. This school is absolutely amazing. Such a vibrant city with tons of stuff to do. Lots of school spirit. The current students are all thrilled to be at OSU. They had nothing bad to say during the question/answer period. Facilities are beautiful. And the staff are all so friendly (even the bad cop in my good cop bad cop interview)"
"Everyone was really nice, the students all seemed happy, columbus is awesome and all in all OSU is an awesome school"
"How comfortable the interviewers made me feel. I felt like I was having a normal conversation."
"Good relationship between students and faculty"
"The current vet students were pretty awesome, nice, talkative, funny, down-to-earth..."
"It's a great school. Good location (TONS of stuff to do in Columbus), student affairs is very responsive and friendly. Very active student social life. The interview was pretty laid back compared to some I have had, which was nice."
"The tour guides and all the students I talked to seemed very open and friendly. They talked about how once you are in vet school, there is very little competition between students for grades since there is no curve, so you all help each other out in stead of trying to beat the curve. The facilities were AMAZING."
"The vet school. It's humongous! There's so many cases there and the students have a lot of free reign too. They don't do terminal surgeries. Not that I'm against TS, but it's nice to know they don't. Faculty, staff, and students were all happy to be there."
"Beautiful facilities, friendly interviewers and students, good explanation of how to handle the cost of vet school."
"The town was larger than I expected as was the campus. "
"the laid back atmosphere; the awesome facilities + huge caseload; that the large animal facility was adjacent to the small animal; my interviewers were like the SWEETEST people ever; "
"attitude of interviewers and admissions staff"
"The students that presented information to the group seemed very honest and available."
"Nice facilities. Columbus is a fairly large city, so coming from one of the largest cities in the U.S. not too much of a transition."
"The day was very well set up and the information session was great. The students were very friendly. "
"The laid-back atmosphere, interviewers really seemed to want to get to know me, tour and student Q/A session were very helpful. "
"The enthusiasm of the students and faculty I met about their school and the close-knit community they have there."
"The facilities were great and the students/staff were so helpful and friendly. "
"Everything! The students were extremely friendly, the one who gave my group tour was great! Everyone was super nice, they really wanted us to be at ease. The information sessions were very helpful and I learned a lot about the school. "
"The dean was very personable. They stress how OSU is a family. Lots of opportunity for involvement. The interview was relaxed (or as relaxed as it could be!)"
"The people and the presentation. Everyone was genuinely excited to tell us about the school and their experiences. The information session provided all the important information that I wasn't expecting to get from it."
"Everything- the enthusiasm, the welcoming nature, the facilities, the interview itself..."
"Facilities, especially proximity of equine hospital to all other buildings (even though it is in a city), students were very friendly, very nice equipment (microscopes, computers, etc. all on rotating replacement schedule)"
"There was a Q & A with the current vet students and they seemed very happy to be there and were very open and friendly. The facilities were very impressive and the equipment is all brand new. There was a lot of reassurance that if you get rejected from vet school, it is not a personal failure and to keep trying if this is what you really want. My interviewers were very kind and non-threatening."
"The facilities were great, everyone including students, faculty, and interviewers were very nice, I loved that parking was available for all students"
"The people - extremely friendly, down-to-earth, empathetic. I was VERY impressed."
"The uncompetitive nature of the other interviewees, free pet food for students"
"The Deans and students (very down to earth and approachable) and facitilities. After my interview I was wishing that one of my interviewers could be my advisor some day."
"The facilities, the students, the faculty, and the professionalism of the entire day!"
"The interviewers did not attempt to reduce me to a pile of goo like my PhD committee did during my candidacy exam. Once my nerves settled, the interview was a rather pleasurable experience."
"School pride- could be seen in both faculty and students. Also, the orientation session before the interview really helped to calm nerves!"
"The facility was very nice and the faculty was amazing. They were very laid back, which helps with being nervous."
"Facilities, curriculum, financial aid availability, how enthused all of the vet students seemed about the school."
"The vet students that did the Q&A and led the tours were super-enthusiastic and everyone there couldn't stop saying awesome things about Ohio State and how much they loved it."
"That u can become a resident of Ohio after ur first year"
"The interviewers were friendly, the tour guide was very outgoing, and the facility was great. "
"good sense of community"
"How nice and enthusiastic everyone was!"
"The other interviewees. It was nice to talk with the others, break the ice and realize we were all in the same boat, Nice to hear their stories."
"The interviewers were extremely easy to talk with, they did not seem very judgmental at all. "
"My interviewers were awesome. I figured it was going to be okay when the first question I was ask was, ''so, tell us some stories''. :)"
"how easy it was to talk to my interviewer and how she truely wanted to get to know me."
"I was impressed by the fact that the Main Academic Building was practically new. (At least five years old.) I liked that the people were very friendly and it had a large number of residencies."
"The interviewers knew everything about my application, including the other schools I applied to."
"The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere was pretty relaxed up until the harder questions."
"All the staff seemed friendly and wanted to get to know me. Everything was kept to a schedule."
"Everyone was friendly and the facilities are great."
"I really was impressed by facitilites, especially the veterinary teaching hospital. I was also impressed by how nice everyone was that I talked to - my interviewers were very good at making some small talk to start the interview to help me to have less stress."
"Everyone was so friendly, the facilities were huge "
"The facilities - they were up-to-date, state of the art. Everything seemed new, and very nice. It was a bigger school than others I had seen."
"The faculty and students were the most professional I've met in the grad interview process. "
"The interviewers seemed to really want to get to know me."
"Everyone was extremely friendly and the facilities are wonderful!"
"My fellow applicants and the facilities."
"The dean of student affairs (one of my two interviewers) was soooo nice, I could tell she had REALLY read my VMCAS because she would ask me the hardest questions in the areas that she knew I worked the longest in and more basic questions in the areas I'd worked less in. She also recalled specifics from my personal statement (and she didn't have any notes out at that point to remind her of things). Both interviewers were so interested in finding out about me as a person, I'd say 40% of my questions had nothing to do directly with vet med. "
"Everyone was very friendly and welcoming."
"The staff's attitude and the layout of the veterinary hospital."
"The facilities, and the city"
"The facilities were top notch! They even serve starbucks coffee! Everyone seemed very nice."
"The campus was nice and so were the people. "
"My interviewers were simply amazing! They were both very nice and extremely personable. "
"The ease of transportation around the campus and the nice facilities."
"The facilities, the centralness of the hospital to the lecture halls, the extremly nice interviewers!! (what is it about midwestern people that makes them soooo nice?)"
"The beautiful VMAB building. The immense amount of school pride and ethusiasm among students."
"Lack of caffeine at orientation :("
"no coffee at the orientation"
"I am interested in wildlife medicine and thats the one area that OSU completely lacks"
"So cold! (I'm from Florida haha) The traveling was also a nightmare with multiple canceled flights and weather issues. "
"The campus is very big."
"Can't think of anything!"
"The cost for out-of-staters is ridiculous! But at least you can get residency pretty easily if you want to move there after your first year."
"My interviewers were kind of "green." They were new to the school, AND new to interviewing. It seemed like they didn't really know what they wanted to ask me. After I finished answering, there would always be an awkward silence while they thought of something else to ask."
"Nothing really. The cold maybe? Not sure they can do much about that, I hear it's a seasonal thing. Personally I blame Canada."
"The roadways were a little difficult to me. I had no negative impressions about the school. "
"It snowed but not their fault."
"All the students were totally depressed by their curriculum - nobody likes the first two years at all. The interviewers seemed to just read questions off a sheet - it was very awkward."
"The super long information session in the morning. It was a lot of information that I'd heard before, and a lot would only be pertinent to students who were accepted. Why spend so much time on this type of information when we're all sittin around completely nervous. The tour was not as thorough as other schools I've been to. Additionally, they kept talking about the new teaching hospital that wouldn't be ready before I graduated. Kind of a disappointment."
"The veterinary library closes @ 8pm and there is no cafeteria to buy lunch and not many tables to eat at for hundreds of students/staff."
"While one building was brand new, the rest were older (not as nice). How many people they interview for OOS spots."
"The out of state tuition is high, but they give you every opportunity to gain residency after one year. That's really the only negative thing I saw that day."
"Nothing- I do agree that people there for an interview should already know just about everything they go over in the presentation."
"Very expensive for OOS!"
"The orientation had two repeating themes: Vet school is hard! Vet school is expensive! Anyone who does not already know this must not be very serious about this profession."
"Very expensive, huge campus"
"I felt some of the information we received was a little inappropriate. Some of it we should know before we applied and some of it we didn't need to know unless we're accepted."
"The unusual questions in the interview"
"Lack of free caffeine "
"The Red Roof Inn. Great price, but the heater there made crazy sounds all night and kept waking me up. If you've got money to spare, it might be worth the extra ~70$ to go to a better place"
"The black ice."
"No free coffee! ;)"
"Can't think of anything at the moment..."
"Some parts of the hospital seemed a little old and cramped, enormous tuition cost for non residents."
"Having to wait 3 1/2 hours between lunch and my interview. It didn't end up being that bad though; a lot of us sat in the lounge area and chatted."
"The tour was not the greatest. Kind of boring and we did not see much of the hospital"
"some things need to be updated"
"Our tour guide could have been more enthusiastic; it was kind of a dreary day, she could have worked to make up for that fact. :)"
"It was kind of a dreary day, and the student guide wasn't the regular guide. The original guide left with only two people and there were over 10 people for the interview. Thus the guide who gave us our tour wasn't very impressive, but she tried her best."
"the surroundings around OSU were pretty boring and I don't know if I would enjoy being in ohio for 4+ years... with gloomy weather 6 months of the year"
"Many of the classrooms were in use, and there was a conference going on so I was not able to see a lot of the academic facilities. The day was not really organized - I had my interview in the morning, then it was optional to come for a student-conducted tour at noon"
"Some of the faculty appeared to be socially awkward."
"The whole process was quite unnerving, because everyone was so unfriendly. There was nothing organized for interviewees other than the actual interview itself. The tour was thrown together last minute, and led by a student that was only half interested. The admissions staff was quite unfriendly, and my interview was incredibly stressful. "
"The faculty was curt and impersonal. The day was robotic."
"The tour wasn't as informative as I had hoped"
"The interview day was not very structured and because it was exam week we couldn't see the classrooms"
"The fact they didn't make a whole interview day out of it."
"Nothing at all. "
"Class size is big--140!"
"My tour was during the college's break, so my tour was not very thorough."
"The admissions woman, Taira Crockett - I was already hesitant to meet her since shes less than pleasant on the phone...in person shes no different which is a shame for that school's PR"
"We didn't really see much of the hospital facilities (walked through it, but didn't see any surgery or appointment rooms). "
"The tour guides weren't the best. I wish they would have given us more info."
"I wish a student would have given me the tour -- I think this was just because of the timing of it. My interview was pretty late in the year and it would have been nice to perhaps have it a bit earlier."
"The fact that the day was unstructured. I enjoyed the visit, but at other schools they plan a whole day for interviewers."
"My interviewers were older and retired. The created a very stressful interview atmosphere which felt like and instense 45 minute grilling session where I bascially felt like I had to defend myself rather than sell myself. "
"Buy coffee ahead of time.."
"I didnt need to be so stressed out, the interviewers were really nice and did not TRY to stress me out or push too hard if i truly didnt know what they were talking about!"
"I'll tell you what I wish I HADN'T known. I was actually kinda bummed after my interview because I heard stories of other ppl being approached directly after the interview with admissions offers. I didn't hear anything for about a week and a half and during that time I was obsessing about little things I did wrong in my interview. But right before Christmas I got a call offering me admissions!!! So be patient. Just because you don't get an instant phone call doesn't mean they don't want you."
"Just read SDN and you will be well prepared"
"That I would be too nervous to eat lunch. yikes!"
"That the campus is the biggest campus in the U.S."
"That a blizzard on the east coast would leave me stranded in Columbus for 2 extra days? ;)"
"That it wouldn't be as stressful as I thought it would be! I wasted so much time worrying about things I shouldn't have been stressing out about. They just seemed like they wanted to get to know me a bit better."
"That I didn't need to be so nervous. The interviewers I had were so nice and tried to make me feel comfortable."
"Not really something I wished *I* had known, but I'm sure someone did. Some people had been sitting in the lounge for HOURS. One girl had been there 6 already and still had 4 more to go. Not sure why they got there so early but I'm sure it was not much fun. As an interviewee, they said you're welcome to walk around the building and can go upstairs to the library to read or get on the computers or whatever. "
"Nothing, I was a third-timer. "
"Where the best place to park was. "
"that it would be soooo cold!"
"Most of the tour is inside, so I wouldn't worry so much about bringing a change of shoes"
"How awkward the interviewers would be! It felt more like a behavioral style of interviewing than I was lead to believe ahead of time. Be ready to just TALK about everything. Don't expect it to be comfortable or to have a real conversation. They interview a ton of people at the same time so it's totally just the luck of the draw who you'll get."
"I felt pretty well prepared for this interview, so I'm not sure there's anything I felt I didn't know."
"Parking meter info. And mapquest messed up my directions (they left out a street going there and then leaving the street names didn't even exist)."
"That I really shouldn't have been so extremely nervous. "
"How many other people would be there that day (40 people)."
"Nothing. SDN had me well prepared for what to expect."
"I felt well prepared- it is a good idea to bring comfortable shoes (as they recommend) because the tour does take you all over the place and my feet were killing me by the end of the day."
"How friendly everyone was - it was definitely not nearly as stressful as I had imagined it would be!! Also, how much they would probe about current events and career awareness."
"I would have wanted to know they were going to ask me so many questions about clinical situations. I would have wanted to know that they would ask about global issues and not just national issues. I would have wanted to know that if you have any C's, D's, F's, or W's on your transcript in prerequisites, they will ask you to explain them!"
"I should have reviewed more current events"
"That they were going to ask so many questions about current events in veterinary medicine"
"that my skirt would get static cling to my stockings"
"Sign up for an interview as early as possible. Otherwise it's torment!"
"That there is not much to do between interviews and lunch."
"I didn't feel fully prepared for my interview beforehand (had 2 finals the day before, so didn't prep too much).... but I walked out of the interview feeling OK! So no, can't think of anything I wish I would have known ahead of time."
"Although I knew some already, be prepared to give some zoonotic diseases. Also, be prepared to talk about anything on your application or anything you say in detail."
"I wish I had brought a book along. The morning was information sessions and the tour, followed by lunch until 12:30, when interviews started. My interview wasn't until 2:45, and there wasn't really anything for me to do or anywhere to go except hang out in the lounge where we had eaten lunch. It wasn't really a big deal, as most everyone else with later interviews just sat there and talked until it was our turns."
"There were things that I didn't know about OSU, but nothing really that I wish I'd known. I was surprised at how urban the campus is, and at some of the qualifications to get Ohio residency. Overall I feel that I was very well-prepared."
"Nope... SDN is awesome!"
"Other reviewers said parking (it's metered) but I had someone drive me. Let someone else worry about feeding the meter so you can concentrate on you."
"I should have gotten a map of the buildings (the inside of the buildings) because trying to find Dr. Couto in Onco-Land proved a little difficult at first."
"I wish I had known how close my hotel was to the Academic Building. I left an hour to get there and it took five minutes."
"The school hospital does not see rabbits. "
"I should have done more research..."
"That there aren't very many minority applicants."
"The parking meters cost a quarter for every 15min. So bring lots of quarters"
"Meter-parking only!! Bring lots of quarters! Also, an extra pair of shoes wouldn't hurt for the tour, especially if you interview in the afternoon after the tour - we walked through the large animal facility, which was clean for a barn, but still a barn. :) You don't want to smell like you stepped in something going into your interview, even though it IS a veterinary interview, haha."
"I should have rented a car because it rained the whole time"
"That this type of interview process was very uncharacteristic of all the other processes! I thought I was going to experience hell like this at every school I interviewed with. Definitely not true!"
"That the atmosphere is not as stressful as everyone makes it out to be."
"There are parking meters right in front of the academic building, as well as some by the teaching hospital."
"Just bring quaters b.c visitor parking is metered (15 mins = 25 cents). I had no trouble finding a spot to park b/c there is a fair amount of visitor parking around the school. "
"Wear comfortable shoes--lots of walking also Taxi's do not know where Coffey Road is! Try to get specific directions you can give them. "
"Perhaps more about the facilities so I could have asked more questions."
"That the interviewers dont always ask specific veterinary knowledge questions - I wasted time preparing for that"
"The tour is long and my feet started to hurt from my shoes!"
"Wear comfortable shoes for the tour."
"They don't feed you!"
"Nothing. I felt adequately prepared. "
"Amazing school :)"
"This was my first big interview ever and I went in without any mock interview prep. Some things I noticed I did wrong during my interview: I had a good cop/bad cop setup and I noticed that I was directing my attention to the good cop the entire time and just glancing at the bad cop here and there. I also kind of rushed my answers (for fear of boring the bad cop). Take your time in thinking about your answer but be concise in your wording. Get straight to the point in an almost bullet-point fashion. Lastly, it would be a good idea to fully prepare a statement of why you want to be a vet and why OSU because these questions will most certainly be asked. "
"I would suggest going there a day early to look around. The informational sessions are good, and its helpful that you have a student panel to answer any of your questions. I was freaking out about the interviews, but they aren't bad (I guess it depends on who you got). It's mostly questions relevant to your experience, so that they know you didn't make it all up. Just answer truthfully, and you'll do fine! I got a call the next day telling me I got in!"
"Interview in the morning, if you can get a morning slot! There was hardly anyone there when I showed up, and it really helped me keep my stress level down. Also it was nice to get it out of the way first thing, and not have to be stressing about it through the info session and tour."
"Definitely a school worth the price tag. One thing that irked me was where I stayed, The Blackwell. For one, they refused to give me the Winter Special, even though I was within the time window, so to stay there was $147 vs $111. The lobby was a $150 lobby, but they only had $50 rooms. Most impressive part was a flat screen TV in the room and I could've happily forgone that for a cheaper rate. They do run a shuttle to airport and back, but it's in hour and fifteen minute intervals, so you better plan way ahead if you want to use it. The good is that they're very close to the vet school. It's only about a 15 minute walk from the hotel and they give you a campus map. Very easy to find your way (head past the stadium, then to the huge tower, and go over the bridge. Can't miss it). Bad part was the power went out. A utility truck had hit a generator and the entire hotel was without power. They eventually (8 hours later) transferred us to another hotel and covered our expenses, so I got to stay free the night I was there essentially. They also covered one of my cab rides too since I could no longer walk to the vet school, so that was nice. But unless you can get the hotel at a special rate, staying there isn't really much bang-for-your-buck. You won't save enough on taxi fare to make it worth while. "
"Interviewers seemed much nicer this year and I felt better prepared. "
"It seemed that one of my interviewers knew the info in my file and questioned me from that. The other one was reading off a list of questions. My travel expenses would have been $1K if I didn't have airline and hotel points. I also found out about my interview later than others it seems. I only had a week to plan after I booked my interview time. My travel time would have only been 4.5 hours each way if I would not have had huge airport delays (9 hours). So don't wait until the last minute to arrive!!"
"The students were very friendly and seemed to get along pretty well. I met with a few faculty members individually for the actual interviews, including the POI, and there are were other events and presentations during the weekend. It was fairly relaxed but professional."
"I'm sure OSU is a great school but their interview process threw me for a loop. They interview a TON of people and I felt like one of a big crowd. Think undergrad bio 1 at a big university. "
"Great interview process - the way the day was set up was very effective and gave me a true feel of the program. "
"I really enjoyed my interview process; it was amazing to meet so many neat applicants and I was much less nervous then I though I would be when the time came to be interviewed!! My interviewers were great; they were friendly and tried to get to know me as an individual."
"My interviewers were incredibly nice, it really did seem like they just wanted to get to know me better. When I first started my hands were shaking and my voice was unsteady. They stopped me and told me to just calm down, and to think of it as more of a conversation. I felt good about it when I left, and they called me 3 days later to offer me a seat!"
"Wear a nice suit. One would think that this would not have to be said, but I was surprised that some others were dressed rather unprofessionally."
"Hope I hear good news!!!"
"The most stressful part of the day is waiting for you interview. After they called my name all my nerves went away and the hard part was over, the interviewers even joked about that with me."
"It was a very positive experience. I actually had fun!"
"The tour guides loved OSU and were very enthusiastic. Out of state tuition is ridiculous. However, you can get in state after your first year, a beautiful loophole."
"don't sweat it"
"I thought the entire day was very well organized and was designed to help you relax. The information presented on financial aid was great, as were the current students. The interview was very conversational and actually fun! About 5 minutes after my interview was over, one of my interviewers pulled me aside to tell me that I had been accepted!"
"Orientation and financial aid information was very useful."
"It is really OK to be nervous!! I could even tell my interviewers were nervous too (they put their pants on one leg at a time too). My voice was super shaky for the first few minutes, but once the conversation got flowing I felt completely relaxed... GOOD LUCK!!! Also- I am IS but attend college OOS so I flew in , that is why my travel/cost is higher... incase you were confused"
"It was a great interview, especially my first (and only) veterinary school interview. Also, as someone else noted, stick around about 10-15 minutes afterwards. I received a call ten minutes after my interview had ended saying I was accepted!"
"The interview was very conversational and laid back. There is still an aura of importance and professionalism, but one of my interviewers was cracking jokes a couple times, so that gives you the idea of how informal it was. Also, the OSU website recommends staying at the Blackwell hotel, but there is a Red Roof Inn literally 3 minutes driving distance from the school for $55 a night compared to the $160 or something like that at the Blackwell."
"The best thing to do for this interview is relax. My interviewers were very nice, and the whole thing was conversational. Everyone said all morning that the interviewers are just trying to get to know you as a person, and I genuinely felt like they were. Know some stuff about current events, and a lot about veterinary medicine in general (stuff you should probably know anyway if you're this far along in pursuing vetmed as a career), and be able to describe many facets of your personality. Also, if you feel you did well, stick around for a few minutes afterward. They told me I was accepted 15 minutes after my interview!"
"I thought it went ok, enjoyed talking to the interviewers, bu did not get accepted unfortunately."
"I was very stressed before my interview, but the interviewers were friendly and helped me relax. I was asked more character assessment questions than questions relating specifically to vet med. "
"so-so. i'm not sure how well i did or if the interviewers ended up positively or negatively impressed."
"Overall I found it very positive. The interview was very relaxed and the questions were not difficult. The tour was great, and definately helped you understand what life at OSU was like. "
"Great facility. I have several close friends who are recent graduates of the Vet School and they have taken me on mini-tours, but I had never seen the class rooms, library or labs. Really nice. My interviewers were really nice and laid back."
"Overall, the interview was great! Everyone was friendly that I encountered and willing to help in any way!"
"Well, obviously it went better than I thought I did since I was offered admission right then and there! :)"
"I just left some feedback about Ohio State University and I forgot to mention some stuff. Don't be suprised to find out that day how you did. They say that if you have a low application score and a high interview score, then you find out in about three months. But if you have a high application score and a high interview score, then you might find out that day. I was leaving, and they called me back in to offer me admission. Don't be suprised if this happens to you. Good luck!!"
"I thought my interview went well. I had two gentleman who were Theriogeniologists. They didn't play good cop, bad cop and were very friendly. They helped me feel relaxed and then helped me ease into the questions. They also talked to me about the cost of me attending The Ohio State University. I don't know if it helped that I'm also a guy and was able to talk football with them. I prepared using all of my tools, and almost all of my questions that I had thought of (Horse Slaughter Act, BSE, research, etc...) were asked. I answered them well and they let me ask some questions too."
"This was my first interview but I really wasn't nervous. I tried to keep an open mind and answered questions honestly and it worked to my benefit."
"overall, it was not a bad interview but was not a great interview. this was my first one so I will learn from this one and have a better understanding of my future profession for my future interviews."
"This was my first interview, and it really wasn't that bad. My interviewers were two doctors and two students. Everyone was friendly and realy just seemed to want to get to know me. There was a little of the ''good cop, bad cop'' thing, but I think they were just testing to see if I would lose my cool."
"There were 2 interviewers and one played the good guy and the other the bad guy. I normally don't get nervous about anything but I got more nervous as the interview went on because of the way the ''bad guy'' was"
"I felt fairly confident coming out of the interview. My interviewers really made it seem more like a conversation than an interview, so it was much more relaxed than I was expecting. I felt like I was well prepared (probably spent too much time preparing in actuality) and I could answer all of the questions I was asked. "
"I really enjoyed the time I spent at OSU. Everyone was very friendly and it was much more laid back than I expected"
"Overall, it was not a good interview experience, and definitely gave me a negative impression of the school. "
"Low stress, interesting"
"My interviewers (one of which was Dean Sanders) were extremely friendly and really tried to put you at ease. We laughed and joked around a lot and they really wanted to get to know you. My SA experience was limited (100 hours as compared to 1000s of hours in zoo/equine) yet most of my interview questions were focused on SA medicine. I was nervous as I didn't know some of the SA questions, but the interviewers were very understanding and I got in so I must not have done that bad! "
"Positive! I had already known quite a bit about the school and the program before my interview, so there wasn't tons I hadn't seen or heard before. The people were very friendly - both students who were lurking around to answer questions despite it being finals, and the faculty/administrators. It seemed as if I had a ''good cop/bad cop'' interview though - with one super friendly and the other more reserved who asked much tougher questions. It could have just been personality differences. "
"Awesome, sums it up. State of the art acedemic buildings and hospital, approachable faculty, and every student I talked to was SOOOO nice and helpful. *Another thing about Ohio for out of state residents: If accepted, the school gives you $10,000 (this is NOT based on financial need, every out of state student gets it) to help cover tuition your first year. THEN after that it is very possible to pay in-state tuition. While I was touring the school, they actually were giving a seminar to the first year students on how to do just that, so don't be detered by the cost if you really want to go here! "
"Very friendly and relaxed. No particularly difficult questions--they weren't trying to trick you. "
"Really good! My interviewers and I maintained a very conversational tone. Don't be afraid to ask questions throughout and take your time before answering questions."
"Very relaxed. They didn't ask me any specific factual questions. They really wanted to get to know me, and it felt more like a casual conversation."
"I fell in love with the school, 100%. "
"Well, they asked me a lot of detailed questions while both of my interviewers were very nice, one of them seemed disinterested during my responses. "
"I had a really positive experience since my interviewers made it clear they wanted to get to know me as a person. They did not ask me any difficult questions at all!"
"It was me and two 70-something retired vets. I felt pretty grilled the whole time, though I did get a few ''good answer'' from them. As I said before they must have looked over my transcript and asked me about stuff they thought I learned in my classes. A few times I had to say ''honestly I don't know that answer, I never learned that''. I felt it was really an unfair interview because of all the really specific questions asked. There was no way to study for it because I couldn't study ALL of my old course material."
"Extremly positive experience -- I loved my interviewers. Everyone I met at the school was great. Once I began the interview, my stress level went down tremendously because they really tried to have more of a conversation with me and get to know me better. "
"The OSU interview is laid back. I laughed with my interviewers through out most of the interview. It seems like they are really trying to understand who you are and why you want to attend. It was a refresing change from some other schools. Just be sure to read up on veterinary issues in the news (Avian influenza,BSE... etc)because they ALWAYS ask."
"Intense and discouraging although apparently it actually went very well because I got in!"
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Baymont Inn - OSU
Blackstone (on campus)
Hilton Garden Inn
Holiday Inn - OSU
Holiday Inn Express
Hyatt on Capital Square
Midwest Plaza Hotel
Ramada Inn Airport East
Red Roof Inn
The Blackwell Hotel
The Red Roof Inn
University Plaza Hotel
University Plaza Hotel
Baymont Inn - OSU
Blackstone (on campus)
Hilton Garden Inn
Holiday Inn - OSU
Holiday Inn Express
Hyatt on Capital Square
Midwest Plaza Hotel
Ramada Inn Airport East
Red Roof Inn
The Blackwell Hotel
The Red Roof Inn
University Plaza Hotel
University Plaza Hotel
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"Great, felt very comfortable. The only thing that was annoying was sitting around for 2 1/2 hours af"
"Somehow schedule interviews so they don't interfere with most people's finals weeks?"
"More time to plan for travel. Scheduling page open later or on weekends."