Menu Icon Search
Close Search

Interview Feedback

Individual Response

  • Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Manhattan
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Right out of the box was their infamous three-parter: a) what makes you unique? b) why vet med? and c) why k-state?" Report Response

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

"what are some qualities that you have seen in the veterinarians that you have worked with that make them good veterinarians?" Report Response

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

"if you are, say, struggling in a class or did poorly on a test, how would you go about resolving yourself academically or what resources would you turn to?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"i will list two, because the first one is something that would tailor only me: 1) tell us more about lure coursing! we do not know what that is. 2) how is physics used in veterinary medicine? (i got ecstatic with this question because i LOVE physics)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"asked by the interviewer that practices privately, (it was pretty confusing at first because he made it so wordy but...) it boiled down to how would i react if encountered cheating or veterinarians taking the "straight and narrow"? it was difficult because i asked him if he was asking about cheating colleagues and he said sure. but after i answered that, he expanded and asked what i would do to get rid of it in private practice." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"i learned about SDN at a mock interview with a career counselor. those helped greatly, in addition to looking over my applications and scanning the school's website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the layout of the VHC. it seems a little industrialized in presentation, but i like the organization of where small animal is placed across from large animal, which is further divided into livestock and equine." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"during the pizza party, the dean had talked about k-state being a non-terminal school. i never thought about it in depth too much until then. i, personally, would prefer learning on a live, beating animal for the sole purpose of teaching than having someone's beloved pet be the first true surgery i perform." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing really took me by surprise." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"i know i would love k-state and be very happy to obtain my dvm there. i like their pc tablets in conjunction with the curriculum (3+1) layout, and having all the veterinary related buildings connected. the second and fourth year buddy system seems like something i would use to my advantage. what worries me is my significant other. he was talking to an ambassador during my interview and learned there isn't really much for jobs outside of retail. what can you expect from a college-town, though? at least the school has experience with students being outside of the city in order to meet middle ground with their spouses working elsewhere; though you will need arrangements during on-call rotations fourth year." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?


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


What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Quality Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

9 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?

"Maybe revise emails during the application process to advertise looking over the frequently asked questions on the website; there is a lot of useful information there!" Report Response

// All Questions & Responses //

See what the community had to say about this medical school.

Browse all Questions & Responses

// Share //