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  • Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • North Grafton
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?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"Have you contacted a zoo veterinarian? (Because I said that I was interested in zoo medicine)" Report Response

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

"What kind of research are you interested in doing as a zoo veterinarian?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about yourself." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are your strengths and weaknesses? (followed by give me an example of your weakness in your life outside of veterinary medicine)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Used the tufts interview feedback and googled vet school interview questions. Determined what my ethical beliefs are and what my career plans are. Read Tufts Vet Magazine which taught me a little more about the school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The admissions office was really friendly and the interview day was very well-organized." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school appears to be in the middle of nowhere (it's still only and hour away from Boston though). I would have liked them to try to sell the area and talk about what there is to do in Grafton." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. The admissions office did a great job providing information on what to expect. Do keep in mind that this is a low stress interview. One of the professors who talked during the faculty panel even said that if any interviewer tries to make you feel like you don't know what you are talking about they should not be on the admissions committee there." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The admissions office was great and very responsive. You are provided short bios on your interviewers when you arrive that morning and they try to pair you with interviews who work in your area of interest. There are tours of both the hospitals and classrooms as well as information sessions on financial aid, research and dual degree programs, a faculty panel, and a student Q and A during lunch." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

La Quinta

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/14/12

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?

6 out of 10

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

4 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?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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