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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Tell me about your experience at the summer VETS program (at Penn)." Report Response

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

"That school has a riding team, doesn't it?" Report Response

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

"Have you experienced any tragedy at that experience?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I mentioned where one of my experiences was, and one of my interviewers was from the same area so we talked about that for a bit." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You're Catholic, so I know your position on abortion...how do you feel about spaying and neutering animals? (less difficult and more somewhat rude and unexpected)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practice interview at career services and reading lots of interview feedback. I also looked at the front page of USA Today on the morning of my interview, but they didn't ask about current events at all." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students really seemed to love it there, and there was a great dynamic between all of the student reps." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There seems to be a lot of focus on science and diagnostics but the curriculum doesn't seem to really prepare students for clinical practice as well as I would like." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That they weren't going to give us lunch, at all. I think they must have a few years ago; from this section I was expecting it to be late but I thought they would at least give us something more than pretzels." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Don't bother to bring comfortable shoes for the tour; you leave all your stuff downstairs when you go up to where you wait for interviews/tours. Also, it might be a good idea to save your questions for the waiting room instead of asking a ton during your tour. I think we missed some tour stops because we stood for ages in the classroom and in junior surgery while our tour guides answered questions." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

Philadelphia (PHL)

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Sheraton University City

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

February 1, 2013

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

2 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

6 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I love how much time we have to talk to the students. They should tell us about the happy hour before we come, though, because a lot of people had to leave to catch trains straight after that they might not have if they'd known." Report Response

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