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"Having a longer tour (important!), having less applicants on the same day (felt so impersonal and felt more competitive), making it more clear that you only need to be their for your interview and you can leave/come at any point."
"Everything was great!"
"Change nothing. You are perfect!"
"N/A - they are great."
"I can't think of any suggestions right now."
"Longer tours and tour of the library and classrooms would be nice."
"Personally, I'm a fan of the separate application for Tufts. It was 1) cheaper, and 2) asked some interesting questions, and I think it's a benefit that it filters out people that would apply just because it's a click away."
"None. You were great!"
"None -- they are extremely friendly and easy to work with!"
"Increase number of students giving tours, or decrease number of interviewees on tours... it was difficult to interact with students because we were on such a large tour. Also, larger panel of students to speak with during lunch."
"They were truly wonderful to work with and made my interview day a fantastic experience."
"I wish they would call or email us about acceptances rather than snail mail!!!"
"The admissions office is great! No need to change."
"I would have really like to get an email or phone call about the admissions decision - it came on Ch"
"Nothing! You're system and responsiveness is great! You made the process so much easier and were qui"
"Nothing! They were the friendliest and most helpful of all the admissions people."
"Have an information/welcome session. Have more activities throughout the day."
"Don't wait 4-6 weeks to mail decision letters especially when the first interviewers found out quick"
"I've heard that some schools let interviewees sit in on a class--I'd love this!"
"Perhaps have the interview day survey available to complete via email after the day of the interview"
"Admissions office was incredibly friendly and extraordinarily helpful. I felt there could have been"
"Some food or beverages other than coffee and cookies would have been appreciated."
"Maybe a bit more help for non-locals to get to the school. An info session on student life. Maybe in"
"Provide free lunch like some other schools do. Other than that, you did a great job!"
"How do you feel?
My answer: a little nervous (and this response was ok!)"
"How I planned on paying for vet school?"
"Are you aware of/prepared for debt after vet school?"
"Tell us about your veterinary experience"
"Asked about my research experience"
"They didn't really ask me any questions, strangely enough. They just talked about themselves and the program and then asked what questions I had. Be prepared with at least 6 good questions. By question 4 I ran out of things to ask and we sat in silence for awhile... awkward!"
"You mentioned in your extracurriculars *this*, explain more about it.."
"Did you like playing *insert sport here*? How do you de-stress?"
"What challenges do you think you'll have in veterinary school?"
"Why did you choose your undergraduate college?"
"They mostly just wanted to know about me and my experiences. The interview was more of a dialogue among three people, than two people drilling you with questions"
"What are your research goals within food animal science?"
"Why not go to a school that tracks? (I talked a lot about my specific interest)"
"Explaining my extracurricular activities in more detail."
"Why veterinary medicine and not human medicine?"
"Have you contacted a zoo veterinarian? (Because I said that I was interested in zoo medicine)"
"Asked about my TA experience"
"What do you do for non-veterinary fun?"
"It was more of an open conversation than formal interview: they talked about themselves and then asked me to tell them about the path that took me here interjecting with follow up questions and statements about the school and how the program fits with my interests."
"Tell us about your experience with laboratory animals at the college (animal technician, animal husbandry at the college vivarium)."
"About my research, and extracurricular experiences, why I applied to tufts, where I see myself 5 years after graduating vet school"
"What would you like to talk about? (we were waiting on one of the interviewers)"
"Where do you see yourself in 15 years? & Who inspires you the most?"
"How did you like ____ (my undergrad institution)?"
"Tell us about your research."
"What is your opinion on the use of antibiotics?"
"Why Tufts? What did you like and dislike about working in a small animal practice? How did you deal with people who couldn't afford care?"
"Tell us about your experience in Italy."
"What do you see yourself doing in five years?"
"To be honest, they didn't ask me a lot of specific questions. We just had a conversation."
"Explain the grades on your transcript."
"Tell me about yourself and how you ended up here."
"You've worked with many different species of animals. Tell us about a case that was meaningful/memorable to you."
"So since you are interested in conservation medicine, how do you feel about animals for entertainment such as zoos? How about circuses?"
"Tell us about your alpaca research."
"They asked me about my research. "
"What is your feeling about lab animals? Race horses and dogs?"
""Tell us about your honors thesis""
"Asked me about a summer program I did at the school back in high school."
"Let's say that you are completely stressed out. The electricity is out, you have 5 tests the next day and all of your underwear is dirty. How would you handle this stress?"
"Tell us about yourself/why do you want to be a vet"
"Tell us about yourself--this is your chance to "sell us" on you!
"The first thing they asked me after looking at my experiences, looking at your experiences, you have a lot of exotic/zoo animal experience, is that the area you're interested in?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"You went to Cornell and now work at Penn, our biggest competitors in the region; why Tufts?"
"They basically were just asking me questions from my personal info on my application"
"how do you cope with stress?"
"All of the questions I was asked had to do with my specific situation. Although, they do expect you to come prepared with questions about their program and school, and that exchange comprised a majority of my interview time."
"''How did you decide to pursue veterinary medicine?''"
"why did you decide to not pursue an m.d?"
"Tell us about [a class I took]"
"Where do you see yourself five years after finishing vet school?"
Why veterinary medicine and why Tufts?
Tell us about your research.
How much do you think a small animal vet makes right out of school? (I answered correctly, and then...) Do you think that's too much or too little?
What do you do to relieve stress?"
"How do you plan on preparing yourself for, or do you foresee any difficulties in, beginning a heavy science course load?"
"Tell us about yourself."
"Why veterinary medicine?"
"If you saw a fellow student cheating, what would you do?"
"What did you think of our Adventures in Veterinary Medicine program? (I attended last spring)"
"Why do you want to go to tufts"
"Tell us about [my senior capstone course]."
"What do you think about the ratio of males to females in the veterinary profession?"
"How I handled ethical disagreements and mistakes working at a vet clinic?"
"What is your 10 year plan after vet school?"
"Have you ever had an ethical disagreement at work"
"Why are you interested in this species?"
"You answered my question, now can you ask me one?"
"They wanted to know about the person I chose for my essay and asked me a lot about my major in English Literature! They wanted some book recommendations haha"
"Did you ever feel heartache releasing a wildlife patient that you became attached to?"
"Why do you think there is such a disparity in the number of men and women in the veterinary field?"
"About my previous research experience?"
"Explaining unique/non-veterinary extracurriculars."
"What was the last book you read?"
"Have you ever disagreed with any of the ethical opinions of the veterinarians you have worked with? (I said I disagreed with convenience euthanasia and they had a lot of follow-up questions)"
"What questions do you have for us?--I asked them what they would tell me that I haven't heard from admissions or already told them that would make me want to come to Tufts."
"Who inspires you the most? & How will you incorporate your second major (philosophy) into your profession?"
"Really can't remember any specific questions they asked..."
"How would you justify the slaughter of cattle to a vegan or vegetarian?"
"Tell us about your artwork. Do you think there is anything from art that you can apply to vet med?"
"You seem pretty musical. Do you still play much music? Do you play classical guitar?"
"What do you think is the vet's role in the animal-owner bond during euthanasia?"
"What kind of impact are vets able to make? What impact did you make on your trip to Peru?"
"Tough- the interview was very conversational and interviewers were engaging and warm."
"Since you want to do some conservation research in your career, what kind of research training do you think you need for that?"
"They asked me some questions about my research and mentioned their own."
"Compare vet medicine between Country A (which i lived in) and country B (which I studied abroad in)."
"What do you think should be done with excess males in the goat and dairy industry? "
"If I told you that the best way to be prepared for research was to go into a phd program and skip vet school, what would you say?"
""How did you come to combine your mom's interest in horses (she's a dressage trainer) with your dad's profession in human medicine? How do they feel about your decision?""
"I told an anecdote about having to put a dog down - they asked me if I was a veterinarian, what would I do in that situation?"
"They asked me about a Drum and Bugle Corps I marched in. I thought is was interesting that they asked about it."
""you seem optimistic...tell us the dark side of your self""
"A lot of interesting conversation, not really any questions specifically. "
"Because the interview style was so conversational it is difficult to say there were any interesting "questions".
Tufts matches you up with interviewers who have similar interests/backgrounds as you, so that lends itself to interesting conversation."
"What do you like and dislike about your current job? (They were both familiar with the place where I work, so this allowed for more of a conversation.)"
"Have you talked to many large animal veterinarians about their economic situation? What are your thoughts? (Interest provided was equine)"
"Exactly what kind of job do you think you could get that would match your interests?"
"Most dealt with my very specific experiences. "
"How would you get younger students interested in veterinary medicine?"
"This is what we're doing with our small ruminant program...What do you think?"
"I am leaving a 10-year career in public policy research to start a career in vet med. They had some interest in that transition."
"''How did you end up pursuing veterinary medicine?'' (The path here has not at all been linear or obvious! :)"
"why did you decide to not pursue an m.d.? (this question was probably based on my past medical research experience)"
"How do you believe animals help people with disabilites and how well are these animals treated? (In reference to a specific expierence I had)"
"About a class I took."
"What are some of the challenges you see facing the profession in the next 5 or 10 years?"
"Why do you like reptiles?"
"If all the vet schools burned down, what would you do next year?"
"The only question I was asked was, If you saw a fellow student cheating, what would you do?"
"Are you going to make documentaries? (I have a BA in screenwriting..)"
"Since you are getting married soon, how do you think you and your husband will deal with the stress and time commitment of vet school?"
"I wasn't really asked anything specific, we mostly just talked and they gave me a chance to tell them about what I had been doing since I applied. "
"I was asked about a passage I had written in one of my essay questions, which impressed me because they had actually read it. "
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