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  • University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Gainesville
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

55 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about your undergrad - which school you went to, your activities, your favorite class, and your least favorite class." Report Response

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

"Tell us about your veterinary experience and what you have learned from each one." Report Response

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

"There were various questions about euthanizing animals in different situations (in a shelter, a lame horse, an incontinent cat)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The behavioral questions were interesting - they aren't asked at the other schools I had interviews at." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"It was a question about the Tennesse Walking Horses and soring them. I like equine (but don't want to specialize in it) but was not overly knowledgeable about the subject. She then proceeded to talk about ethics and penalties about it. It was just random and difficult to respond to." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was very nice and very helpful - I did the Early Admissions Interview (which included rotations with different 3rd year students) and it was great to see what the students actually did on their clinicals." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The small animal inpatient room smelled like feces. I expect that in the back or maybe even the exam rooms, but not where clients are sitting. It wasn't there the first time I went on a tour there though, so I feel like they made have had a very ill animal." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To relax!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school - Admissions is very very nice. Terri Wheldon is extremely helpful as is Jonathan Orsini. The facilities are very nice and on the clinicals the faculty: student ratios are amazing." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Gainesville Regional

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

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?

12/7/12

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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