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  • Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Columbus
Individual Feedback 3 66 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 59
Negatively 2
No change 4

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.11 66

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.45 66

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.32 66

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 4
25 minutes 8
30 minutes 39
35 minutes 9
40 minutes 4
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 66
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 55
In a group 11

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 59
Closed file 4

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.02 66

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

"Why veterinary medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Heres the situation: a student in an anatomy group is hogging the project and the other students aren't learning because of this. What would you do to calm the situation if you were the faculty member talking to the student, the student hogging the project, and the other students in the group?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time either in school, work, or life that you had to be flexible and what did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A scenario question about hoarding time during a dissection lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a time you had to be flexible" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time you were a leader or had to help a leader." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"In your leadership roles, what do you do to manage conflict?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a zoononic disease and can you give us an example." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an example of a time you have failed, and what did you do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you were a leader and how you used that leadership to solve a problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your background like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you artificially inseminate a mare and what ovulating agents do you use?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with failure and what does failure mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Why did you take target archery and what did you learn that you can apply to vet med?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a current problem in the veterinary field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are global impacts of veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the questions were very applicant specific." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us something unique about yourself that was not in your file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any livestock experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become involved in ____ ? (For me the question was regarding a unique job in music I had)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about an experience that had a positive impact on you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name some current global issues in veterinary medicine, and discuss one in detail." More from this Member | Report Response

"We mostly talked about my personal experiences and what sorts of skills I've gained from them. Make sure you review your VMCAS so you remember what you put on there." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"When did you decide you wanted to become a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me a lot about my specific experiences!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is antisedan and what was the drug used?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about you experience with the mobile equine vet." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me five current events surrounding veterinarians and protecting the public health globally?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is going on in the world of veterinary medicine currently? (they pressed me for like 3-4 seperate issues)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us why you would like to be a veterinarian." More from this Member | Report Response

"List 3-5 global impacts of veterinary medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why veterinary medicine over your first college major? (Pharmacy)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 5 global veterinary problems." More from this Member | Report Response

"About how veterinary medicine is a global profession and to name several current events if I could" More from this Member | Report Response

"What roles do veterinarians play other than clinician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is BSE?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose the Undergraduate college that you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What sorts of diseases did you see at this particular animal clinic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there anything that we didn't cover that you wanted to make sure we were aware of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to help you handle stressful situations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about some of the roles veterinarians can play in global issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience with freshwater fish. (Be prepared to defend everything in your supplement)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the Barnes Maze (specific to my research)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a situation in which you had to take a leadership position. What qualities are important in a leader? In a group situation, do you usually jump in and take the leadership position, or do you sit back and let others lead? What is your role?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you run a heartworm test?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why veterinary medicine and why a veterinary degree?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and include things that were not on the application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your game plan for dealing with the stress vet students feel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you reconcile the time commitment of wanting to be a food animal vet, and also wanting to be involved in farming yourself? (I didn't answer that well. Nerves!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of anesthesia gas did you use when you were monitoring surgeries?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your path to veterinary medicine (I have a non-traditional background, so this was my first question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain more about... (research experience, reference, etc.)." More from this Member | Report Response

"An older couple comes in with an older dog with behavioral problems. They are moving into a nursing home and want you to euthanize their dog. The dog is healthy. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"This interview was a while ago so I don't remember too many of the questions :( Tell me about Proposition 2 in California and Issue 2 in Ohio. (I attended undergrad in California)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are vets important for people? What jobs can they get involved in? What's an example of a government job? What do they do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are some swine diseases that pigs are vaccinated against?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us about a time you were a leader or had to help a leader... and then they must have not been satisfied with my answer and kept asking me details about how this led to actions that impacted a result" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you were a leader or supportive of a leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress'?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a time you helped a leader" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a time you showed leadership" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time you had to be flexible, due to events that were out of your control." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you had to be flexible." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where you were in a leadership position?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What does failure mean to you? Describe a time when you failed at something" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time that you have been a leader and explain what the results were." More from this Member | Report Response

"Define failure and describe a time you experienced failure." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you heard from other students about what a day in the life of an OSU student is?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a case you saw with the vet and what it taught you?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Why vet med?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your experience at (XYZ clinic)." More from this Member | Report Response

"(Referring to a tutoring job I listed in my application) What skills did you learn from this that you could apply to being a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a typical day like or what do you typically see at your clinic (work related experience)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you manage stress? Do you find that you're able to set aside that time for yourself on a consistent basis?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Discuss some current issues in veterinary medicine/global impacts of vet med. (They didn't ask me for lots of examples, we just talked about zoonoses because I work in wildlife.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why OSU? (As an OOS)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name current events in veterinary medicine and elaborate on a few." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about tail docking, ear cropping, and declawing? (it came up in the conversation)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between animal welfare and animal rights and which one is a veterinarian involved with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about specific incidences on my application under some of my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle doing so many different things?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn in your experience doing (insert unique experience here)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"List/discuss 3-5 global veterinary issues" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How I handle stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about zoonotic diseases and what can be done to prevent them." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 5 current global issues in vet med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the PSEO program" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are a few current issues facing veterinary medicine? Expand on at least one." More from this Member | Report Response

"If an old couple came in wanting to put their 4-year old cat down, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a challenge you encountered and how you dealt with it personally." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you properly bandage a horse's leg?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you seen any recent news that could relate to veterinary medicine, for example, on CNN?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you cope in a difficult situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us one of your weaknesses ." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about zoonoses and then asked about what I would warn a mother/pregnant woman with a new puppy about in terms of zoonotics (I think mainly because they'd asked me about parasites and fecals already)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of situations make you stressed and what outward signs do you show when you are stressed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you leaving your current career/what did you like/dislike about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a stressful situation in your life and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you determine when euthanasia is the best option for a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a recent time when you solved a problem in a manner that was outside your comfort zone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us five current events that relate to veterinary medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some different areas one can get involved in with a DVM degree? (i.e. different careers outside SA clinical practice)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are three recent (in the last year) events pertaining to veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 3 relevant issues in veterinary medicine facing us today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most interesting case you've seen in the practice where you work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something you wish we would have asked you that we didn't get to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an important issue facing vets? How would you go about achieving it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a disease transmittable from animals to humans? Give us an example or 2. Ok, tell us more about them." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the term for an animal disease transferable to humans? Give examples." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Name a time either in school, work, or life that you had to be flexible and what did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about how you came to veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What field of veterinary medicine are you most interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a time you had to be leader or helped a leader." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was an interesting case you have seen? Describe" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 3 issues that will affect veterinary medicine in the coming years and elaborate on one of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"How don you plan on dealing with your debt after you graduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sort of research have you been involved in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get in" More from this Member | Report Response

"3-5 international or national events, elaborate on one or two" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about global health and One Health." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a specific case you have seen during shadowing at the vet clinic, and what it taught you." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan to do if you are not accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you choose Ohio State over other schools you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some current vet issues?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a conflict you've had with a professor or peer, and how you resolved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you were very stressed, how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing with your degree? Specifically what area of vet med do you want to enter and what other things do you want to accomplish outside of practicing (mentoring, volunteer work, etc)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience with X." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are zoonotic diseases and name a few found in animal hospitals." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some global issues that involve the veterinary profession (3-5)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe what One Health means?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Global impacts of vet med (3-6)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one thing/trait that you would like to emulate that you learned from your mentor. Name one thing/trait that you would not emulate from your mentor." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress? Is there a time you responded negatively? (be honest!!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Ohio State (as an OOS applicant)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are zoonotic diseases?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us more about your non-profit wildlife rescue" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your trip to China. (I went for 12 days over the summer in high school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was your trip to the Netherlands?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are other professions that veterinarians may pursue aside from medical care for animals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some global issues veterinarians are involved in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the issues that animal shelters deal with? (I had a lot of hours in a shelter)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think doctors have a role in veterinary medicine? (There was a heavy emphasis on the connections between all health fields)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like to focus your career on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe how veterinarians can play a role on the world stage." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you perform a fecal analysis and what does a roundworm look like (because I had listed that in my skills.. and no I didn't remember what it looked like lol)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose veterinary medicine when you could have easily gone to medical school with your background experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some current events relating to veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You mentioned in your application that you are good at negotiating and managing people. Elaborate on this." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your opinions on open versus closed animal shelters? (I'd volunteered in an animal shelter)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Vet school can be very stressful. How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the infectious agent in mad-cow disease?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like Columbus so far? (I answered, "No," and I still got accepted to the school. They commiserated w/me about rush hour traffic, which unfortunately was my first impression of the city.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What exactly did you do at the small animal clinic? Did you have interactions with the clients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a case that you went through with a veterinarian. What were the steps taken and what was the outcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an aspect of animal welfare that you would change? Why did Proposition 2 get such high attention from the media? What do you think about tail docking in dogs vs large animals? Why do dairy cows get their tails docked?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What frustrates you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a pathogen that is currently affecting many countries." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Scenario: You're in your first year of vet school and you're in anatomy lab. There is a group of students doing dissections and there is a student who is monopolizing dissecting and the other group members are upset about it. What would you do if you were in the position of: a. the faculty member running the lab b. the student who is monopolizing the dissection c. one of the upset group members"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Scenario: You're in your first year of vet school and you're in anatomy lab. There is a group of students doing dissections and there is a student who is monopolizing dissecting and the other group members are upset about it. What would you do if you were in the position of: a. the faculty member running the lab b. the student who is monopolizing the dissection c. one of the upset group members" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I manage conflict" More from this Member | Report Response

"What roles do veterinarians play in society (other than the obvious caring for animals)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you worked for a veterinarian who did not believe in declawing, and you had a client that wanted her cat declawed? What would you say to her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know you would do well at OSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you had to step up as a leader" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all what I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asking about one of my cases and what I learned from it" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about horse slaughter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a zoonotic disease? Give a couple of examples." More from this Member | Report Response

"What recent books have you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your role as a music teacher have you come to view your own teachers and professors in a different way?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know any protozoal diseases dogs and/ or cats can get? [after discussing my research on ruminant protozoa]" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a specific case you observed in your small animal clinic. How would you personally have handled this case?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What stresses you/how do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about core versus non-core vaccines?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How a specific club I was involved in (comedy club) prepared me for veterinary school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to Ohio State? Why might you come here as an OOS applicant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between anesthetizing a large animal versus a small animal?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an interesting case you observed in x setting (somewhere I interned)." More from this Member | Report Response

"They had me ask them about the school and gave me an opportunity to see what I was in for" More from this Member | Report Response

"After answering a question about a difficult time in my life and how I handled it, they asked me what I learned from that experience and how would I handle a similar situation today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role do you think a veterinarian should play in a community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Anything we should know about you that's not listed on your application? I took this opportunity to talk about my hobbies." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about zoonotic diseases and what can be done to prevent them." More from this Member | Report Response

"What options are available to a client who cannot afford emergency surgery?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your favorite volunteering experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some global issues veterinarians are involved in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if an aggressive dog at a shelter was up for adoption and a family with children wanted to adopt it? What is involved in temperament testing? (related to experience)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see that you travel a lot. Where did you travel to in Ireland while you were studying abroad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time where you had to be innovative or do something outside of your comfort zone" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a nasty patient you have encountered (I work at a human medical practice as well) and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What were some of your responsibilities at [a particular veterinary experience]?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretend I'm a state senator and you're my science advisor. What will you tell me to convince me to give money to vet met over other places?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should food-borne illnesses be eradicated? (It was neat because my interviewer explained that Sweden has made a concerted effort to eliminate Salmonella in recent years)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you made a split-second decision that you looked back on and said "I used really good judgment."" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your experience on the dairy farm in New Zealand change you in ways other than those that relate to vet med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do sheep make a good model for orthopaedic research? (This was specific to my work experience.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a case that you went through with a veterinarian. What were the steps taken and what was the outcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a time that you were most challenged and how did you overcome that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Vet school is very academically challenging. Tell us about a time when you had to use coping mechanisms to deal with a particular situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ugh I don't remember most of them!" More from this Member | Report Response

"If an old couple wanted to put down their 4 year old cat, what would you do? What if it wasn't 4 years old?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"You are a recent vet grad working in a SA hospital. It is close to closing time and someone comes in with their dog who has been hit by a car and has a diaphgramatic hernia. You have not done the procedure before, the vet who owns the hospital is not there and not accessible by phone. The dog will die without surgery and requires immediate attention. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None, it all seemed like a nice conversation and the questions seemed more like openers for discussion." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I manage conflict (they kept going deeper and deeper)" More from this Member | Report Response

"After answers what current events I thought veterinarians were involved in they asked: What do you think will have the most effect on the veterinary profession in the next few years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Walk me through a procedure that you have watched a veterinarian perform, using technical terms whenever possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some current issues in veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's something not your application you want us to know" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"All were really okay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explaining the abbreviation of a surgery" More from this Member | Report Response

"Toss up between: 1) Explaining a surgery that I had said I have observed, and 2) About specific things in an article I had written 3-4 years ago!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 5 major veterinary issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"After I had named several global vet issues, I was asked to name a specific, current one in the U.S. that was "in the news." I had spent so much time reading about international vet issues that I forgot to read about US current topics." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were organizing a county fair involving pigs, and were in charge of preventing an outbreak of swine flu, what are some things you could do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to separate several horses from a herd to examine them, what two people would you bring with you to help, what role would you take on, and how would you do it? It was an easy question to answer, it was just worded strangely and I didn't quite understand what they were getting at at first. Especially since they started the question with, "So we've offered you a place in the class of 2017, congratulations." Instead of "imagine..."" More from this Member | Report Response

"None... I felt prepared" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a client's animal died under anesthesia and you were the veterinarian how would you tell the client? (related to the conversation, but still a tricky question to answer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about euthanizing healthy animals? (The example was an animal with behavioral problems)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were particularly difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"Global impacts of vet med (3-6) they continued to want more information till I could no longer give any." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asking about issues in veterinary medicine around the world." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I bring to the veterinary profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about how I drew blood/restrained birds. Given that I had done neither, I politely informed the interviewers of this fact and they quickly steered the topic back to a skill on my supplemental that I had listed (a deliberate miscue on their part to gauge my reaction perhaps.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe in detail how you splint an animals leg (it was in my supplemental application that I had done that)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you over another applicant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 3-5 ways vets are involved globally and go into depth for one of your examples." More from this Member | Report Response

"None of them were particularly challenging. Asked me a question about mice I couldn't answer, but I explained that my role in the lab was more benchwork than animal care and that seemed to satisfy them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides ethical and moral issues, what are some of the other effects of the ban on horse slaughter? (Looking for some mention of economic issues, I think)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the impact veterinarians have on a global scale." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 5 global jobs vets have and go in depth on one or two." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain ways in which veterinarians can aid in bioterrorism prevention." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time where you had to be innovative or do something outside of your comfort zone" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you had very little information, but you had to react fast to the situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the financial implications of going to vet school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretend I'm a state senator and you're my science advisor. What will you tell me to convince me to give money to vet met over other places?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to elaborate upon a comment I had made in my supp app that said it can be difficult to reconcile veterinary science with the personal beliefs of clients. I must have answered satisfactorily but at the time I felt like I bumbled my answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 5 current events that deal with veterinary medicine and elaborate on the one you know the most about." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with interpersonal conflict? What if you can't "agree to disagree"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself. This was the first question and, when nervous, I think it's the most difficult to answer well w/out rambling and/or emphasizing the wrong things. I talked much more about my interest in farming than about my interest in vet med, although I think my presence there made the latter obvious." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I know if you are stressed? What signs do you show? Have you ever had an incident where you just couldnt handle it anymore and blew up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you function as a leader when your team is not supportive? (Specifically asking me about my team leadership in my capstone project)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you demonstrated leadership qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you had to think outside the box to fix a problem" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many animals get euthanized a year? Why so many in the US? Well in Spain they don't spay/neuter their animals and there isn't an overpopulation problem. Why is that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When is a time you had to step up and take control of a situation? How did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can vet med affect our health?(I think this is what she was asking, but I was completely confused by what she meant, even after clarification.)" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, internet searches, having an idea of what I would say to common questions, knowing what I put on my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to OSU grads and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"I studied previous questions and went over my application I submitted through VMCAS since it's open file. However, the questions submitted here by others were not asked. There was nothing specific to my file that was asked in the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practice interview with other applicants" More from this Member | Report Response

"SND, mock interview, sample questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, basic interview prep, reviewed VMCAS essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"I researched about the college and looked over my application packet." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read example questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to a current vet student, looked over my application, prepared answers to sample questions, looked up current events in vet med and global issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read veterinary articles" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to other students, researched the curriculum of the school, thought through some common vet school interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and talking to myself in the car" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review Student doctor network and did mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, VMCAS, school website, welcome dinner the night before" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read JAVMA article archives, went over personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, otherwise notecards with possible questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed the website, all of my application materials, and also reviewed current news in veterinary medicine. Also practiced my answers for basic interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked on their website to come up with some questions to ask them about the school, and I prepared answers to some general interview questions found online." More from this Member | Report Response

"1) Reviewed questions on SDN. 2) Made sure I knew my personal statement and everything on it well (Most helpful!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"read through SDN feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN questions, practiced interviewing aloud with my parents, talked out difficult questions aloud in the car during my commute, drafted a response to the necessary question "Why do you want to be a vet?" which they didn't ask." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read previous interview feedback on SDN, talked to current students, reviewed my application/ personal statement, went to an interview workshop hosted by my college at OSU." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN interview feedback, reading AVMA legislation, reading the OSU vet med website, talking to previous grad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my app and questions on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read current events and SDN!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN! I also did a mock interview at my undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and deep breathing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looking at the questions on SDN and reviewing my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"I made sure I knew in detail about everything I mentioned as experience in my applications (to school and to VMCAS)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked on SDN and reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read through my VMCAS and supplemental applications, did mock interviews, and consulted current vet students about their experiences interviewing at Ohio State." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over previous questions on SDN, got LOTS of sleep! Just RELAX and be yourself!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read all I could about the school and I reviewed my application intensively so as to not be caught off-guard by anything I wrote." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application and personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through past interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application and other questions posted on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"I reread my Personal Statement and Supplemental Application essay. Make sure you go over everything on there! Also, be prepared to explain the weaknesses in your application. I read up on current events but they didn't ask me about any." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed all application materials that were submitted." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read application. Looked at current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went through questions on SDN and prepared answers for some of them, read up on recent news..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application and essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over other questions that had been asked previously, reviewed my applications and my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over questions from people who had interviewed previously, spoke with a career counselor regarding dress and interview techniques, tried to remember to breathe regularly (oxygen is important)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN and talked to a friend of mine who goes to Ohio State. I looked up a lot of current events but they didn't ask me about them at all except for a question on zoonoses that wasn't really about current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, current student feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, checked up on current events, practiced with friends and family, typed up answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading up about the school, preparing for specific "standard" questions, taking deep breaths!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Had a mock interview, talked through a number of SDN questions, read up on current events, AVMA news, my applications and essays, some old personal reflection essays, practiced with my dad on the drive out, and kept telling myself how excited i was, lol" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a mock interview, attended a pre-interview workshop with one of the interviewers, read SDN, and spoke with people who had already interviewed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on current events, reviewed my application essays, wrote out answers to commonly asked questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed my vmcas & suppl. app. Repeated visits to avma.org & DVM360 for current events, although I was never asked about current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read SDN and talked out loud to answer the questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the interview feedback, read about other people who interviewed and the questions they got, practiced with friends, and used my university's interview preparation workshop" More from this Member | Report Response

"Feedback interview questions, some mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"reread my essays, read SDN, thought about some situational scenarios from my past that I might use" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, researched current issues in vet med (good thing too since I was asked about it!), practiced/wrote down general question answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read current events, looked at interview feedback, looked over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, relaxed, looked around the school's website, read over my application and supplemental. Mock interview, practiced answering questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read responses on SDN, looked up current events through AVMA." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The dinner beforehand, the facilities the school has" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers escorted us to our interview rooms instead of someone else, so we got to talk to the interviewers before the actual interview began, which took away a lot of the anxiety and stress. The interviewers also weren't blank faced the entire time like in other interviews. Mine also took me on a quick 5-10 minute tour after my interview to one of the labs we didn't get to see during the school tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dinner beforehand, how welcoming everyone was" More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back it was" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dinner the evening before" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty are wonderful land facilities look amazing. They seem to be VERY open to change, and not stuck in the past." More from this Member | Report Response

"The laid- back demeanor of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"OSU has a dinner and they really try to make you comfortable" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers told me what they found impressive about my application and did their best to put me at ease." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, people and the city. The dinner banquet was a nice touch too" More from this Member | Report Response

"At the dinner and during the day they made us feel very comfortable" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions was so smooth, everyone was super friendly. Equine hospital was amazing. Love global health impact and the business minor option." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of the faculty and current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff is very nice and helpful and respond to emails almost immediately." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of faculty and students, size of the campus, opportunities available, Big Sib program, clubs and organizations, and One Health!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were super friendly and nice. The professors also seemed really willing to help students out." More from this Member | Report Response

"The time given to mingle with current students, ask questions, the Q and A panel, and the overall friendliness." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of my interviewers and everyone from the CVM; the relaxed nature of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of interviewers, ability to talk to some current students at the pre-interview dinner. Also enjoyed the city of Columbus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The program as a whole, the numbers of electives you can take starting second semester, the friendliness of the professors and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The pre-interview dinner and the friendly staff and teachers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was extremely helpful and friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire session was so professional and impressive. I really felt like I learned a lot about the school and that they really wanted to convince me of why I should come to their school. It was really nice to have a faculty panel and to get to talk to them about their research and work." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was nice - literally everyone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so incredibly fun and supportive during my interview. I also think the dinner prior to interviews was a great way to calm everyone down a little." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were nice and made it a conversation not an interrogation" More from this Member | Report Response

"They had extensively reviewed my file and were prepared with unique, individualized questions about my previous research background." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was extremely nice and calm. The interviewers had a small conversation with me on the way to the interview room and were very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students who gave our tour were extrememly friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other applicants / current students were friendly and talkative. Office of Student Affairs extremely accommodating of special requests" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very low-key and did not give me reason to feel nervous. They seemed like they really wanted to get to know me and hear more about the activities on my resume." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day was well organized - the dinner before was a great chance to meet other applicants, students, and faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the faculty and the laid back attitude for the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a student and faculty member that interviewed me and they asked me if I had any questions for them and I got to learn more about the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the dinner the night before did put me at ease a little." More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions related to my application and experiences were asked of me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very open and friendly. It felt very casual." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are really nice, and all of the students raved about how close knit their class is. ("I have 160 best friends")" More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and the organization of the entire weekend." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was really friendly and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions and financial aid presentations were invaluable!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were really nice.. one of them was nicer and more talkative while one was more watchful and quiet but they weren't grilling me or waiting for me to fail and they seemed genuinely interested by my answers even when I wasn't talking about my veterinary experience. Also the tour was amazing, the financial aid presentation and admissions presentations were really helpful and the student panel was IMMENSELY helpful. I had gone in nervous and hopeful but not really that concerned with Ohio State specifically as opposed to my other schools, and I was sure I wasn't going to get in, and I left LOVING IT and just dying to get in. Which I did! =]" More from this Member | Report Response

"The financial aid session and presentation was very informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students I met, how student-centered the faculty seem to be, the vet hospital, the organization of the day" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers provided very compelling responses when I asked why they had chosen to work with OSU CVM. The campus and facilities are impressive and everyone was very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school itself, the friendliness of all of the faculty and staff, and the efficiency of the interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview didn't feel awkward and forced, we actually joked around a bit. My interviewers weren't stuffy, but I definitely saw some that were." More from this Member | Report Response

"The very relaxed, casual style. We were chatting as if we were out to lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were all great people. It was casual and conversational. Nothing stressful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were *super* friendly, and the anatomy lab looks awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of the interviewers, promptness of interview, local area." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice campus and staff. They were also quick to make an admissions decision!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The classrooms, etc were really nice, and the equine clinic was pretty :) The orientation/lunch/tour before the interview was informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were really nice (but their questions were hard haha)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The orientation presentations and student panel (especially the tour)." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was stressed how much the interview would be a "conversation" but my interviewers were not particularly friendly and kind of awkward themselves. They were not super responsive when I would attempt to make a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is my 2nd year interviewing, both years were closed file but I was never told that. Since it was closed file they asked me no questions about myself, even after I brought them up in my answers. Both years it seemed like my interviewers did not feel the need to get to know me as a person, and I have a very strong application (accepted to the 7 schools I interviewed at)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The waiting after the lunch. If your interview is after the scheduled lunch time, you sit there and wait. So make friends or schedule an interview time closer to lunch or before!" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers were not overly friendly. Everyone says to expect a “conversation” but mine was just a question/answer. They did not provide any extra comments or try to have a conversation with me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was a bit disorganized, but not terribly so. I wish they made it more clear where we had to report for interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lunch was not too great." More from this Member | Report Response

"They interview a lot of people (and they make all you feel like you are already accepted!) It's a bit disheartening." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was quite short, so I did not get to tell them about all the strong parts of my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, it was a very good dinner and interview/information day" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's cold." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I left with OSU becoming my number 1 choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student panel. It was difficult to ask the questions that you really wanted to, since you were still being evaluated for acceptance." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing sticks out" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities (hospital and anatomy lab) were outdated and disorganized. I was very unimpressed that the hallways were lined with objects clearly out of place, that personal water bottles and dog bones were strewn about the hospital. Overall very disappointed with this school that supposedly has such a high reputation." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a morning interview, and probably could have made the early tour, but was scheduled for the later one. Had to skip it because I had to drive home and work the next day. Maybe having an extra tour somewhere for people who can't stay late, or allowing students to opt for either tour would have been better." More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital definitely needs a makeover (though all the equipment is great, it's just not built for the caseload they have). Supposedly they should be starting to totally redo the hospitals and they will likely be done 2016 for 2017ers starting clinics." More from this Member | Report Response

"Kind of out-dated facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Everything was great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing at all. The entire thing was great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The price of the program...." More from this Member | Report Response

"The length of time to hear a response about acceptance/rejection." More from this Member | Report Response

"The financial aid presentation was slightly long." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hospital interior somewhat dated and I saw relatively few food animals or horses on my tour despite claims of "high caseload" from the college" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other than the fact the curriculum doesn't have clinic opportunities until the 3rd year, nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing! I love OSU and I am so excited to go there for vet school!!! Just got accepted today :D" More from this Member | Report Response

"I am not a fan of Columbus! It's too big, and driving there is super stressful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students who gave us the tours were a bit bland and unenthusiastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Our student guide couldn't tell us much about the hospital and generally seemed unprepared; I had already visited before and knew more than she told us." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a long wait in between my interview and lunch and I didn't know to rent a car so I didn't get to drive around columbus lol. Other than that everything was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"My tour was given by a first year student who didn't have as much knowledge as the third year student did. A tour guide further along in the program would have been better." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The 3 hour wait between lunch and my interview was like a psychological test of nerves and will." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was disappointed that I wasn't one of the people who could come out of the interview saying "that was fun, it was just like a conversation, I was comfortable." I actually felt pretty weak about my interview coming out." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lunch provided was not great, but then I was so nervous I couldn't eat much anyway." More from this Member | Report Response

"Couldn't handle being around a bunch of chatty, nervous applicants. I showed up 40 mins before my interview, and wandered down the hall to be by myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch wasn't that great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Day-long interviews/FAQ sessions/tours are fine but the morning interviewees ended up sitting around for a total of 3ish hours while waiting for the second half of our day to begin. Organizational issue" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour of the classrooms was really good but I didn't get much of an impression of the clinic/teaching hospital. The students also seemed not as friendly to people they didn't know as to people they already knew." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt like the interview was meant to break me down, instead of get to know me. I really felt intimidated and not comfortable at all." More from this Member | Report Response

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

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I would have known it was a closed interview. And then once I did know (shortly before my interview) I thought my interviewers would ask more about my application but they really didn't, which made me feel like I should have talked about myself more." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is NOT always open or closed file. Your interviewers get to decide whether they read it or not." More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed this interview was going to be. I was super nervous, but everyone from the informational sessions, tour guides, and interviewers were all super nice and welcoming. This was the least stressful interview I've had with a vet school thus far after it had started." More from this Member | Report Response

"that it was closed rather than open. I realized it was closed file after my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would be closed file. I was told it would be open, but the interviewers didn’t seem to know my experiences and at the end I heard from others that they were done closed file." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known it was going to be so laid back so I wouldn't have stressed as much." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was going to be laid back and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"They just want to make sure you are who you say you are. If you mentioned a procedure or anything specific in your application, they will ask you about it. They want to make sure you have really paid attention and learned as much as you could in your experiences!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had put more time into looking into current international issues in the veterinary field - that question caught me off guard a bit and that is where I fumbled the most." More from this Member | Report Response

"That parking costs money at the vet school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just to relax, I can promise you that it is not as bad as you think it will be." More from this Member | Report Response

"To bring a bigger coat." More from this Member | Report Response

"People always say the same thing, but I really do wish I hadn't stressed so much because the interview process is made to try and make you feel comfortable, while getting a sense of who you are." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dinner, which is the night before, really is a casual and non-stressful experience. They are really just trying to welcome their applicants. I didn't feel like they were evaluating me, as I thought they would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"1) That it honestly is more like a conversation than an interrogation. 2) Talking to people (for me current students and a few other interviewees) would be the most helpful in calming me down. 3) That the only thing that I really should have studied was my personal statement and relaxed more." More from this Member | Report Response

"Grab your lunch quickly-they run out and you won't get one!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Blackwell Inn provides free shuttle service to and from the interview building." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I should relax and that I would not be unprepared for any of the questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"To talk slowly, and that one answer to a question is ok (don't need to offer every possible answer to every question!) Basically, relax." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you can, pick an interview time right before or after lunch so you don't have to sit around and wait all day. If you interview in the morning you won't have your tours and stuff until the afternoon and vice versa. So you don't want to get there for an 8am interview and then sit around until lunch for anything else to get started. I had the 11:15 slot which was the one right before lunch which seemed to work out perfectly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to be nervous!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That most people don't actually change clothes after their interview for the tour. I was going to change into boots, but seeing how no one else had I stayed in my heels and my feet were killing me by the end!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How big Columbus is! And how much there is to do in Columbus!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish that I had checked the weather - I expected normal OH weather (cold, dreary, gross) and it was actually really nice out." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I should relax." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it really was a laid back environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to worry myself sick, that the interview would be a conversation, not an interrogation." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers were extremely objective and did not give facial cues or strong indications of how they felt about my responses to questions; it was somewhat off-putting at first but I stuck my character rather than trying to mold my answers to what I thought I "should" be saying." More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepare a brief closing statement (why you should get in) and some questions that can't easily be answered on their website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had planned better for the long gap between the info sessions and the interview. I didn't get to have my afternoon coffee!" More from this Member | Report Response

"To bring a small water bottle- there is a lot of sitting and waiting for your interview and your throat gets dry from nerves. It's a pain to have to keep getting up to go to the drinking fountain." More from this Member | Report Response

"The time really did go quickly while I was in the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"That my flights would get cancelled! and getting home would be a nightmare...that I should definitely have rented a car bc my hotel was not close to the school or airport and we spent a ton of money on cabs.. to RELAX because they really just want to learn about you and you do have a shot!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers would be so nice and I really didn't need to stress out." More from this Member | Report Response

"How exhausting being nervous about an interview can be!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How incredibly creative they are with their interview questions. I was not asked most of what I considered to be "standard" questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"To sit very near where the interviewers will be calling your name." More from this Member | Report Response

"That just because your interviewers don't give you positive feedback doesn't mean you didn't do a good job!" More from this Member | Report Response

"My fly was down." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I wasn't going to be asked any of the questions that I had prepared for! I really had the strong feeling from the moment the interview started that I had already been accepted & we were just hanging out, sort of killing time. SO comfortable & informal!" More from this Member | Report Response

"To be prepared for some serious drilling." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to stress so much!" More from this Member | Report Response

"To relax!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Carry more cash when I'm traveling! Otherwise you have to go find an ATM at the airport to get a taxi when your mom's flight is canceled and you can't get your rental car. So always be prepared!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Well they told us that there would be a majority of people on the waitlist....that wasn't true once I heard how many were actually alternates" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I had the last interview of the day." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Be prepared to have to force a conversation if you get people who are not particularly talkative/friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"A 2nd-year student interviewed me, it felt weird" More from this Member | Report Response

"They already have your application and paper stats, so show your personality. They tell you that they are there to get to know you, so do exactly that, show them how great you are." More from this Member | Report Response

"Try and make conversation, theres comments on here about them being conversational but for me it was almost like talking to a brick wall. They asked the four questions and nothing else. It was a stressful interview, but take a breath and put aside your nerves long enough to answer everything appropriately." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not too bad, but not as great as I expected. Just expected more friendly interview, and they didn’t want to chat at all. Asked multiple questions at the end and tried to comment on things they said but they were unwilling to reciprocate the conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think this is a great school." More from this Member | Report Response

"AMAZING experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good interview process and very fair questions. Admissions is mainly trying to get to know more about your ethics, personality, personal skills." More from this Member | Report Response

"OSU was fantastic. Even though I'm still struggling with patience in this application process I'd remind everyone that yes, it is long and stressful---but good things come to those who wait :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a positive interview, and I felt good about it afterwards. Make sure you prepare for the current events/ global issues question. It is inevitable!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Generally it was an easy-going atmosphere, the interviewers were friendly and genuinely seemed interested in my past." More from this Member | Report Response

"Amazing school. Top contender." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, great school and great day at OSU. It definitely moved up higher on my list of schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Super relaxed and calming." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, and a relaxing interview weekend." More from this Member | Report Response

"Impressed with the financial aid presentation, enjoyed the interview, and appreciated the chance to get to talk with current students. But very let down with the old and disorganized facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was REALLY impressed with OSU, the dinner the night before the interview was a nice way to get to know professors/staff/students before hand." More from this Member | Report Response

"LOVED OSU!! Hope to have an acceptance soon!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital and school seemed really nice. All the people were friendly and I felt like they really wanted me to succeed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"OSU has a great system-based program that does not force you into a tract early on. AND they encourage you and want to you to be open minded to all of the numerous opportunities open to you at the university (not just vet school)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was extremely nervous for the interview, had the first one of the day. The kid sitting with me made me feel like I shouldnt even be there talking about god knows what kind of research. Then I got into the interview and relaxed (they seem to give you people that are in your "track" - I got a cow guy that specifically wanted to know about my cow experiences!) -- After a long day of nerves, I did feel pretty good. Evidentally they did too, I got accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone told me to just relax and be myself and honest. That's what I did and really helped. Also everyone was so friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relax! I've learned that most people really don't know how they did in their interview. I thought I did so-so but apparently they were impressed! So, if you are self-critical like I am, just breathe and realize it is out of your hands once you interview. But, definitely prepare by answering questions posted on SDN and do mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Time is short, so they ask YOU many questions. Don't worry, you will have the opportunity at the end to make sure you have the chance to cover anything not covered. Might be a good idea to watch the clock as they stick to 30 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a really positive experience. I learned a lot about the school and really like it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everybody was really friendly- even the other applicants were really supportive and nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"In general, I had a positive impression of the school. The city and the large class size were a concern, but the faculty and staff seem wonderful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Try not to stress too much. They try to make you comfortable and make it like a conversation. But make sure you're prepared as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"i loved ohio state and everyone was extremely nice and helpful there, and columbus seemed like a great city" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was a very positive experience. Great school, great staff, great day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"great experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Apart from the long wait, I thoroughly enjoyed my interview date and left extremely impressed with their program." More from this Member | Report Response

"All in all it was a good experience!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Plan out some answers to commonly asked questions, don't rehearse them, just know what you want to say. Be ready for them to test you, as in challenging your answers, testing how far they can keep probing in a topic, and playing devil's advocate. They seemed to want to test my maturity and my ability to handle stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"Even tho' they designate a lunch hour, no one actually says anything about it when you are there. Food boxes just get set out, and you better grab one when you have the chance! I got the last one." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school! Admissions is really quick about getting back to people, so I hope to know whether or not I got in by Christmas (less than one week after my interview)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I loved OSU!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ohio's a nice school, Columbus is pretty cute in some areas, but others seem a bit sketchy. The vet school is pretty :) Staff seem friendly I didn't get too much of an impression of what it is like to attend the school though." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought I really liked this school until I interviewed at other schools. I don't think I could see myself attending here. I didn't feel like the students/faculty were a big family. I had a more competitive feel" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 61
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 51
Neutral 10
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.14 64

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 19
Out of state 44

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 8
2-3 hours 19
4-6 hours 13
7+ hours 23

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 27
Automobile 36
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 13
$101-$200 12
$201-$300 12
$301-$400 7
$401-$500 2
$501+ 12

What airport did you use?

John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH)

RDU-Columbus

Columbus- Port Columbus

pittsburgh -then drove b/c it was cheaper

Port Columbus International

Port Columbus International Airport

Port Columbus

Cinci Airport

CMT

Columbus

CMH

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 1
Friends or family 7
Hotel 45
Home 6
Other 1

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Blackwell

Comfort Suites

DoubleTree in Columbus

Embassy Suites (free breakfast here!)

Embassy Suites Dublin

Fairfield inn

Fairfield Inn and Suites

Fairfield Inn and Suites at OSU

Hilton

Hilton Garden Inn

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn in Worthington

Holiday Inn Worthington

Hyatt

Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites

Ramada

Red Roof Inn

Red Roof Inn at OSU

Red Roof Inn in Grove City

Spring hill suites on olentangy

The Blackwell

University Plaza

Varsity Inn North

Westin

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Blackwell

Comfort Suites

DoubleTree in Columbus

Embassy Suites (free breakfast here!)

Embassy Suites Dublin

Fairfield inn

Fairfield Inn and Suites

Fairfield Inn and Suites at OSU

Hilton

Hilton Garden Inn

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn in Worthington

Holiday Inn Worthington

Hyatt

Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites

Ramada

Red Roof Inn

Red Roof Inn at OSU

Red Roof Inn in Grove City

Spring hill suites on olentangy

The Blackwell

University Plaza

Varsity Inn North

Westin

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.29 66

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 66

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.89 66

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.42 66

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.86 66

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.61 66

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Review the interview process, many people were disappointed by it this year" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview day seemed kind of unorganized, but everyone was super welcoming and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work. Prospective students feel very welcomed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what you are doing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The auditorium was freezing! I kept my coat on during the whole morning of sessions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing! Keep doing what your doing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They do a wonderful job communicating, so just keep it up" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, you guys are great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The coordination between the professional admissions office and the vet school admissions stinks! I had no problems communicating with the vet school admissions, but if anything had to go through the prof admissions office something went wrong." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, their admissions department is awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Everyone was extremely helpful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"No. The entire interview program was great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing! April Pugh is awesome! All my emails were answered very rapidly and she was extremely friendly at dinner. She convinced me to apply this year and I am so glad I did!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I have none." More from this Member | Report Response

"The afternoon interview process is a bit torturous if you have a late interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"I actually never dealt with admissions, just my two interviewers, which is why I left the ratings at the middle number (5)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. They are very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty good admissions office, not much interaction with them though." More from this Member | Report Response

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