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  • Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Corvallis
Individual Feedback 1 10 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 8
Negatively 0
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 10

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.10 10

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 9

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 2
25 minutes 1
30 minutes 6
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 1
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 8
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 6
In a group 2

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 8
Closed file 0

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
3.00 8

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

"Describe a typical vaccine schedule for a new puppy." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your opinions on animal research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about the program at OSU CVM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a person brought you a horse with a lameness, but they couldn't afford to pay for treatment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Vaccine protocol for cats (frustrating, since they had my file and knew my only small animal experience was at a shelter). Also asked about vaccine protocol for horses (better, since that is where most of my experience was)." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in class and saw a friend cheating on a test what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about terminal surgeries?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think the costs of attending veterinary school are and how much do you expect to earn following graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do at your job as a veterinary student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some lamenesses that horses get? What vaccinations would you give to a horse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked if I knew the cost of veterinary school, and how I planned to pay for it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say to someone who is opposed to animal research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They had a math problem that they made you do! It was the last question of the interview and they prefaced by saying "oh you've probably heard of our little math problem" and all I was thinking was "CRAP! I HAVE TO DO MATH? WITH THEM WATCHING ME?" but it was really an easy question, just figuring out how many pills a dog of a certain size would need for it to be the correct dosage (which they tell you)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What is the average starting salary of a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about things on my application, like why I took such big course loads and about specific classes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Simple math question about medication dosage calculation." More from this Member | Report Response

"General question where I was able to pick a topic concerning current events and veterinary medicine and talk about it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three equine diseases? (equine was my main interest and the majority of my experience is from equine stuff)" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you feel about using live animals for surgical practice during your courses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me to discuss the ethical/legal responsibilities of a veterinarian." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about the current legislation relating to the unwanted horse problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you deal with people having different opinions from you on the issue of terminal surgeries?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"They were really interested in having me explain how I overcame some of the "blemishes" on my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time that you had to work with a difficult person. How did you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked how I felt about going into vet med, when people spend so much on healthcare for their pets in the U.S. while you can feed a person in a third world country for a dollar a day. This one just threw me off." More from this Member | Report Response

"After seeing that I had a couple not so good grades in O-chem and physics one interviewer asked me to convince them that I would be able to handle the rigors of vet school. (This one just threw me off guard because my grades for my last two years of undergrad were really good and I didn't get asked about grades at all in my other interviews)" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Researched general veterinary school interviews and reviewed my VMCAS and supplemental applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over questions posted on forums online. Practiced talking through behavioral-based questions to a friend." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read practice questions I found online, reviewed my vmcas and supplemental apps, discussed interview strategies and how to answer difficult questions with career counselor from my undergrad" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly looked for sample questions online and practiced in my head what I would say." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my application, read the school's website, talked to a vet who went there." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Each interviewer listened closely, asked their own questions, and responded to your own questions. They were all very relaxed and interested in you as a person." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff in the admissions office are incredibly kind and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers and the office staff were extremely friendly, the facilities were beautiful, and the students I talked to were open and excited about the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions secretary/coordinator was always very helpful and quick to respond. Tour guide was enthusiastic and answered lots of questions...she also took me to dinner with some other current students. Had a horse handling class for interviewees to attend (weekly class designed to help students unfamiliar with horses become more comfortable)." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were a group of mostly first year students near the entrance that you could sit and talk with before the interview. Also the actual interview environment was pretty relaxed and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"that a student was willing to give my mom and I a tour right after my interview so I wouldn't have to wait until the one at 6pm (my interview was at 9am). She was very nice : )" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of the interviewers came off as really intimidating. I was surprised because I had heard from many people that Oregon's interview process was extremely relaxed and low-key." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Had been told there would be students (and possibly a dog) waiting in the lobby to answer questions, but no one was there--perhaps because my interview was at the end of the day. Hard to get pamphlets, etc. when researching schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't any students to talk to when I first got there, one interviewer kind of seemed out to get you, one of them gave a really vague answer when I asked about their specialty. One interviewer asked if I used animals in my senior thesis, had he read the title of my thesis or anything it would have been clear that I didn't, which I found a little frustrating since it was an open-interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Who my interviewers would be specifically." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would be pretty relaxed. I stressed out about it too much." More from this Member | Report Response

"That some of the interviewers would be kind of cold. At my other interview all of the interviewers were very warm and kind." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I had gone to a mock interview with the OSU Pre-vet club and for the most part the format was exactly the same." More from this Member | Report Response

"The math question! That the interview would be a little "good cop, bad cop" sorta thing." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Although I had heard that they would play "good cop bad cop", they didn't! There was a math problem, which I was glad I knew about beforehand." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't forget your picture, and don't stress about the math." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just know that there is a math question, but it is very simple and nothing to be worried about. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They accepted me so I guess the interview didn't go as badly as it felt." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 3
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 1
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 4
Neutral 1
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.75 8

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 7
Out of state 0

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 2
Automobile 4
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 3
$101-$200 1
$201-$300 0
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 0
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

Portland

Where did you stay?

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

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No responses

Would you recommend the hotel?

No responses

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.63 8

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.30 10

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.30 10

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.20 10

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.70 10

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.20 10

0 = low, 10 = high

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