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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Why not just pursue a PhD (I was interested in research)" Report Response

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

"Your position when it comes to animals use in research" Report Response

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

"Your position on the issue of convenience euthanasia" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"They noted my research interests and concern for food animal welfare. How would I interact with food vets in my class who might have differing opinions about the issue?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Question on convenience euthanasia. Be careful of blanket statements. Your answer should be multifaceted." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Went through a lot of the questions on SDN, wrote down answers to harder ones." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students all raved about the heavy caseload and quality of the teaching staff" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The small animal teaching hospital is a little old, however they have made moderate upgrades to certain parts of the hospital." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Students who lead us on tours have a say on the admission committee and you are given at least a couple hours to interact with them. Make sure you have a few questions loaded up and be ready to smile." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Really, the best way I think to calm down and not be too stressed is to take deep breaths and be yourself. That's all you really can do. Be yourself." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

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

No Response

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

2/17/2012

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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