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  • University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Knoxville
Individual Feedback 2 28 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 25
Negatively 1
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.43 23

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.26 27

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.26 27

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 2
25 minutes 7
30 minutes 13
35 minutes 3
40 minutes 2
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 28
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 9
In a group 19

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 22
Closed file 4

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.86 28

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

"What does the human-animal bond mean?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem facing veterinary medicine right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your hardest class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose the University of Tennessee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you minor in French?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are some of the biggest challenges facing veterinarians currently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you solely studied small animal as your electives in vet school, are you legally allowed to treat a horse? Answer: of course!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a bit about what led you to this point, applying to our DVM program for the class of 2013." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a major problem affecting the Dairy business?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you walk us through what you feel are some of the highlights of your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What factors in my life led me to this career choice, and how I think they will help me." More from this Member | Report Response

"So, tell us how you arrived at this interview today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest international challenge facing veterinarians?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 3 of the most common injuries to a Standardbred racehorse" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned about Tennessee that made you put us on your application list?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself and how you became interested in veterinary medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kinds of sacrifices do you feel you will have to make to attend veterinary school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us about yourself and your interest in vetmed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Tennessee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are zoonotic diseases? Name 3 of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"behavioral" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you do to relieve stress/what do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are other areas that a student graduating veterinary school can go in to? (Research, FDA, CDC, specialties, teaching, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What fields can veterinarians go into other than private practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How can you contribute to animal overpopulation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a strength of your application? A weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your extracurricular involvements helped you succeed in vet school? (for me this was ballet and French, so a little difficult!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite non-science course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me to elaborate on a line from my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of field can vets. get involved with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in the veterinary field? and follow up question: what is involved in getting there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Opinion on horse slaughter prevention act." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your previous experience at your former job (it had nothing to do with vet med) and how you can translate some of your skills/experiences to the practice of veterinary medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you define a zoonotic disease to a layperson? What example would you give?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you worked at a petting zoo. What are some risks associated with allowing goats, sheep, etc. being put into petting zoos?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some big issues facing large animal medicine and veterinarians today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose U Tenn to apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the main thing that separates you from other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about the research you are doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get so much of XXX type of experience when you seem to want to do YYY?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"related to my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to the schools you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the typical salary for a new graduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do I see myself in 5 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on the horse slaughter ban? This came after they asked me for some controversial issues in vet med." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your back-up plan?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How are veterinarians involved in Public Health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the hardest part of vet school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about trap-neuter-return programs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the biggest hurdle to overcome if you come to UTK?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to attend UT? and follow up: What are some of the sacrifices involved in attending veterinary school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions regarding my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you have a client that wanted to euthanize their perfectly healthy pet or a pet with a very treatable issue, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You mentioned the human-animal bond in your personal statement. Can you imagine a bond between a human and a food animal?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to be an equine or small animal veterinarian" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is involved in becoming board certified?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What size milking farms are there in your area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name some zoonotic diseases and tell me why they are important." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do veterinarians do other than clinical practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between being a vet in India and U.S. (related to my application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something about vets and their role in conservation work. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever seen something while working in the field that may have detered you from wanting to be a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"related to my app" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you like to ask us?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you know how much this degree will cost?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the ownership of exotics? (I have an exotic interest on my application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role do veterinarians play in public health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Odd question - Why didn't you apply to medical school? Did you ever think of applying to medical school? (Because my mom and grandfather are both involved in human medicine)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What similarities do you see between conservation medicine and production medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pertained to application... How do you like team roping and barrel racing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers was familiar with my research area (from my application) and asked me if I had heard of a specific virus, which has some traits in common with a bacteria I researched." More from this Member | Report Response

"So, tell us about your dog? (This was completely unexpected, I think one of my LORs mentioned my fanatical relationship with my dog :))" More from this Member | Report Response

"#2 above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Of the veterinarians you've shadowed, which one do you consider your mentor? how do you feel about horse slaughter? Why don't we just starve them? (My interviewer said the USDA would've agreed with my answer...yay!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who's your favorite racehorse of all time? :) Totally won me on this one!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as being an issue in large animal medicine in the coming years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is Temple Grandin and what is her philosophy about handling cattle?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is a veterinarian's main responsibility to the animal or the client?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can we convince you to attend UT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to Glasgow?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was the famous alumni from my undergrad school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"they have your application (sans grades/gpa) and will ask you anything they find interesting or unusual on it." More from this Member | Report Response

"In the future, will slaughterhouses be obsolete due to being able to make meat in petri dishes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's involved in becoming a board certified specialist? (I had mentioned I was thinking about this)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Oh, so you like golf?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain a time when you had to show leadership and how you went about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"We were talking about the most difficult issues in the practice where I work and it basically led to how I plan to deal with compassion fatigue." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the most difficult part of vet school for you or what will be your biggest sacrifice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role do veterinarians play in public health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something you love about Veterinary Medicine (besides the animals)? Something you dislike?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If an owner brought a dog to you that had been hit by a car and couldn't afford to treat it, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you ever use your DVM to teach? They asked this because my personal statement mentioned that I tutor. Not really a difficult question, I just wasn't expecting it." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I am a congressman and you are pursuing government funding for (my thesis research), why should I fund your project? What implications would this research have for other fields?" More from this Member | Report Response

"NONE!...I did have to think on this one though...Out of all of the vets you have shadowed, what would you change about the way they practice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really, I didn't think any of the questions were difficult...all of them were pretty general." More from this Member | Report Response

"So, you've spoken a great deal about your desire to work with people and your past experiences and current interest in public health . . .why not just go to public health school? (this one just caught me off guard . . I was totally expecting the "why vet school" question just not framed in this context . . .I definitely babbled my way through it . . .blah)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you aren't accepted this year? (This wasn't actually difficult, it just came at a weird time in the interview and I didn't think I answered it very well.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the vet at a racetrack and saw someone hurting a horse, what would you do in that situation? (It was part of my personal statement - I saw some pretty shady things while working at my local raceway)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your opinion on horse slaughter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What ethical concern do you think is worst at the clinic where you work? (wording not exact, but this is the gist of the ?) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that you are better than the other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest weakness in your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel using animals for research related to pain?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about group decision making at XXXX organization." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do veterinarians play a role in the genetic engineering of vaccines? " More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do we have zoos?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did I know about the curriculum and how many hours did most students spend in class, labs and studying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What roles do veterinarians play in society" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, read my application and PS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Study questions, prepared answers for anticipated questions, mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, going over my application, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback, practice questions, google searches, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed SDN feedback, reviewed my personal statement, read current events in vet med, talked with students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview feedback, read past year's threads for the school, looked over the school website, read articles on AVMA." More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my application and personal statement, read surveys on SDnet, looked at the school's website, read up on current events" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched possible questions online and read the interview feedback for UT on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read interview feedback for UTK on here, went to the information session in the morning, had gone to 2 prior interviews, and read through the UTK website to find out more about the program. Also, I talked to one of the professors earlier in the day and found out information about my interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, went back through my application and made notes so that I'd be prepared to be knowledgeable about any experience they asked me about, read veterinary journals and made notes about hot topics in my interest areas, scanned the news to be prepared for any world current events questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, veterinary current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, researched the school, researched current events in the medical and vet fields, took a tour of the school before my interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"re-read my application a gillion times, had coworkers read it and come up with questions, mock interview, read CDC, AVMA, TVMA, etc websites, practiced in front of a mirror. Basically, tried to do everything I could to be prepared for any type of question . .. naturally, they only asked me a couple of questions that I had specifically prepared for." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read my VMCAS application again, reviewed the current issues posts on SDN, read the AVMA's ethical policies, and spent time reading through information on the college's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied the school, talked to a first-year over SDN, read up on some current events from the AVMA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my VMCAS, 2 prior interviews, read up on current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread application, 4 previous interviews, kept an eye on current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the UT web site, re-read my VMCAS application, personal statement, and the supplemental essays I wrote for other schools. I researched contemporary issues in exotic, wildlife, and farm animal medicine. I tried to determine the research interests of the faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"school's web site" More from this Member | Report Response

"visited the UT website " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the school's website, thought about my significant experiences for behavioral questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on current events both veterinary related and other, reviewed application, researched about the school, reviewed other interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"practiced the most basic questions: why our school? why veterinary medicine reviewed my application/experiences so i could draw upon them should i be asked a behavioral question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview questions from various people both for UT knoxville and elsewhere. Talked to the students on the day of the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application, looked at school's website, googled some current medical/veterinary topics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Look over lists of interview questions, read sections of ''Interviews for Dummies''" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The brand new facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The large animal hospital was AMAZING. All indoors, beautiful facilities, hyperbaric chambers, cleanliness of the hospitals." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facilities are very very nice! And everyone had nothing but positive things to say about their school." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The friendliness of the students and staff and the facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dean Brace and the faculty really, REALLY want students to succeed, and will make themselves available to you at all hours if you need help. The school seems like a big family. Very friendly people." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very friendly and encouraging, and I didn't feel uncomfortable at all. Dr. Brace, the dean of students, also had a great presentation before the interviews that answered a lot of questions I had about the school and interview process." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the students and teachers seemed really nice. You can tell that they love the school, and everyone is there to help you." More from this Member | Report Response

"It seems that the students are encouraged, beginning early in the first year, to be in the hospital, ask questions, and help out. They seem to have much more hands-on teaching with live animals than other programs." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly atmosphere!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'd heard from several people that UT has a really laid back interview, and it is so true. Halfway through my interview, they asked me what they could do to convince me to come to UT and spent a long time selling the school to me (totally unnecessary b/c I LOVE the school!). They also complimented me on my application, which they didn't have to do, and one of the interviewers had obviously spent a lot of time studying my application...she had things highlighted, post-it notes, things written in the margins -- that really impressed me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Knoxville is a very pretty city." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed with the information packet, buffet of snacks and drinks, and the professors and student there to greet me when I arrived early for my interview. One of them even offered to take me on a tour of the hospital! Everyone was very friendly and the facilities were great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Thoroughly impressed with the approachibility of the professors, interviewers, and students. This has been discussed already on other feedbacks but I can't reiterate how NICE and accomodating everyone was. There was no "good cop/bad cop" or disenchanted students. Everyone really seemed to want to make you feel at home and did what ever they could to calm your nerves" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone went out of their way to make all the interviewees feel at ease. It was a great experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are great - very spacious, and they are looking to expand it even more. The hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber for horses was cool. The faculty, staff, and students were so helpful and welcoming. Although I was extremely stressed and nervous, the interview was very relaxed and comfortable" More from this Member | Report Response

"How genuinely nice everyone was, and how far they went to get to know me. They asked a lot of cool questions related to what I like and enjoyed speaking with students." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly everyone was, Thelarge animal coordinator came into the room to answer any questions we may have, the dean talked to us at the beginning of the day, student were available throughout day to answer questions.One of my interviewers came out after the interview and showed me an additional part of the hospital. I visited about 3 years ago when they were starting an expansion which they are now almost finished. They are planning on expanding the large animal facility. They have a hyperbolic chamber (sp) how cool is that. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Associate Dean Brace is very personable and helpful. I really liked him a lot. The students leading the tour seemed very fond of their insructors and were very willing to help interviewees in any manner possible. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent hospital facilities, exotic/zoo program, everyone seemed really interested in helping students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of people and the interviewers. Also, the dean will speak to you after the interview to make you sure you have all your pre-requsites completed." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly and welcoming the faculty and students were, and the construction of the hospital expansion. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean spoke with each of us individually after our interview to make sure we were on the same page." More from this Member | Report Response

"the hospital/facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"They have a lot of state of the art equipment. There is also a great connection for the exotic/zoo animal side. Also, the faculty is very friendly and want to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Strong emphasis on teaching; small animal and exotic/zoo programs seems very strong; facilities are nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were nice and up to date" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That the interviews are so much later than any of the other vet schools. It didn't really leave a lot of time to make a decision before the VMCAS April 15th deadline." More from this Member | Report Response

"We did not see many students in active class. And we did not get to see many classrooms to get an idea of a "day in the life" (otherwise we saw EVERYTHING else on our tour)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first years doing my tour were a bit unprofessional and silly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The large animal facilities were not as modern as those I had seen at other teaching hospitals." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really...except I was thinking that there were more farms (well not more, but larger) near the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I could think of something negative...something I can latch on to if I get rejected! haha. Honestly, it was a great experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, honestly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I did feel it was a little stressful but nothing too bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview itself was rather confrontational. I felt a little like there was a personality clash and I definitely thought I blew it. I was accepted, however, so who knows." More from this Member | Report Response

"construction going on for new hospital addition" More from this Member | Report Response

"The freshmen classroom seemed very cramped. It is very small and the seats are not comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"How my interviewers didn't really seem like they wanted to be interviewing prospective students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Couldn't find any restaurants to eat at near the vet med hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"1st year lecture room seems rather dismal, the location of the school..Knoxville looks veeeeery sleepy." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a lot of construction" More from this Member | Report Response

"traffic in Knoxville was worse than I expected" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was given by a group of students, and the students seemed clique-ey, like you could tell that they didn't all like each other, something that the interviewees shouldn't have been able to see. Also, the students didn't seem proud of their school or happy to be there, even though they were giving the tour!" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I kinda wish they had someone outside handing out parking passes instead of having us park, pick up the pass, then take it back to the car. No a huge deal, but a little annoying." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt very informed about everything.." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they weren't going to be asking specific questions to my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known what questions I would be asked so that I could prepare more articulate, less panicked answers, but that isn't possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"where exactly the interviews and info session would take place" More from this Member | Report Response

"That there would be plenty of time to change clothes between the tour and interview....high heels and large animal barns don't mix well. :-p" More from this Member | Report Response

"It would have been helpful to know about the parking arrangement in advance. The interviewees are provided with temporary permits for the day that can be used in the student lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't know there would be a practitioner from Knoxville on the panel, but I liked it. My practitioner spoke a lot about the sense of collegiality that she feels as a graduate of the school, the experience she had as a student, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did know (thanks to SDN) but want others to know that you should go at least 30 mins early for your interview because there is a sitting room where there is food and professors/students eager to answer your questions and help you with anything you might need or be wondering. When I walked in, one of the professors introduced himself and immediately started telling me about the "team" that would be interviewing me (he had a list, which was nice to know in advance!!)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a couple of meetings with the Dean beforehand so I knew a lot about the process already. It is nice to know in advance that the committee is only looking at your personal statement and LORs. Dean Brace tells prospective students that the numerical portion of the application (grades, GRE, etc.) is to determine if you CAN "do vet school" and the interview is to determine if you SHOULD do it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers are not on the admissions committee, and that they can change the phase 2 scores they gave applicants, even after theyve handed them in" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers have no grades, test scores, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer do not have your grades or gpa, gre scores etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where exactly to park, and that lunch--or at least heavy snacks--would be served." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was cold and windy there. Check the weather before you go." More from this Member | Report Response

"Downtown Knoxville is adjacent to the main campus so it's very reasonable to stay. The Dean does do an information session at 9 when the first tour is supposed to start, so even though there are tours all day it's good to get there in the morning even if you have an afternoon interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"They offer tours throughout the day, if you ask a student." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers don't have student's academic file (I had forgotten this)" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"They looked at my packet and highlighted areas that I felt were important that other schools looked over. I appreciated that the interview was more of a conversation than a question-and-answer session. Even if I don't receive an invite (OOS school for me), I really enjoyed my time there." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed with both the school and the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"The equipment and facilities of the school were very nice. The interview and student tour were both very positive experiences!" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers were wonderful! I loved visiting with the students until time for my interview. Dean Brace was very helpful with questions I had. The facilities were quite impressive!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, great town, I hope I get in this year :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews were open file with the exception of GPA/GRE scores. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Real low key. Nothing stressful about it. The students were really nice..but there always has to be one in the bunch that is a snob...made the comment..."oh interviews must be going on...Ugh" really sarcastic tone too!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were veterinarians from the faculty milling about to meet and greet with students, and they were really helpful. None of the students really knew anything about the practitioner on my panel, but the faculty did and filled me in so I had a good feel for my panel before I went in to interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think this is the first year they did this . . but my interview team consisted of 2 faculty members and one general practitioner from the Knoxville area (which offered a different perspective). Also, the stress level I indicated above was completely due to my own neuroses and not any stress that the interviewers put directly on me . . .they could not have been more cool and laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at UTK really wants to get to know you. They asked me a lot about equine medicine, since that's my interest, but really wanted to learn about me. What my interests, opinions, and viewpoints are." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought it went well the interviewers were very helpful in answering my questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the school, the dean, and the students. Several staff members were very friendly and helpful. The interview itself was stressful, but the overall experience was pleasant." More from this Member | Report Response

"You get a thorough tour, then wait in a room that has food and drinks, along with several students and faculty you can talk to and ask questions. After your interview, the associate dean talks with you and he's very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"You meet in a room along with your fellow intervieews. There are food and drinks for everyone. Five minutes before the interviews you have to go out to the hallway and wait for one of your interviewers come and take you to the room. The interview is very laid-back. The interviewers were in casual attire which was little bit surprising. The interview was mostly conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the more nerve-wracking I have had. The questions seemed to address really trivial parts of my application and were at superficial level. The reception room available all day was quite nice - it was great being able to talk to students and faculty all day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty good, not too stressful considering how nervous I was. Overall good facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a pretty good experience. They were friendly and tried to decrease the stress level during the interview. Everyone was helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"You meet associate dean who's very friendly and informative, a student gives a tour in a group, then you wait in a room with snacks until your interview. Several students and faculty are there to talk to you. The inerview itself is pretty low key, it was more of a conversation at times." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day didn't seem extremely organized; the directions told you to go to one place but then everybody was congregating (and they expected you to be) elsewhere. Basically, you get there and wait for everybody else to get there, then you hear a little speech about the interview process, then you break into groups to take the tour. The tour was to last 45 minutes or so, but some people had interviews in 30 minutes, so it kind of put them in an awkward position. Then, after the tour, you can eat snacks and talk to students for a minute, but they didn't really have much advice, nor seem super excited to be there. It was kind of weird, nobody tried to sell you on the school or anything, I expected them to tell me why I should consider going there. " More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 26
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 1
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 24
Neutral 3
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.11 28

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 11
Out of state 17

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 2
2-3 hours 9
4-6 hours 14
7+ hours 3

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 8
Automobile 20
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 9
$101-$200 5
$201-$300 7
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 2
$501+ 1

What airport did you use?

Chattanooga

knoxville airport

CHA

none

ATL

TYS

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 1
Friends or family 2
Hotel 19
Home 0
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western

Best Western Cedar Bluff Inn

Four Points Sheratin

Hampton Inn

Hampton Inn Downtown Knoxville

Hampton Inn Dwntown

Hilton

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn DT

Holiday Inn Select

Knoxville Marriott (on Hill Ave)

Would you recommend the hotel?

Best Western

Best Western Cedar Bluff Inn

Four Points Sheratin

Hampton Inn

Hampton Inn Downtown Knoxville

Hampton Inn Dwntown

Hilton

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn DT

Holiday Inn Select

Knoxville Marriott (on Hill Ave)

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.19 26

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 27

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.59 27

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.81 16

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 16

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.86 14

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"It would have been very helpful if in the interview offer they mentioned how long the tour was going to be. That way students could have planned better when to arrive at the school for the interview and tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish the process would occur a little sooner so we could hear an admissions decision more than ten days before our due date to decide. I wish interviews were in early March or February to give us more time to make our decisions." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Send more updates and information: I received much more from other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"None! Everyone I have communicated with at UTCVM has been helpful, encouraging, and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

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