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  • University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Burlington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Why do you want to be a physician? What are some of your strengths? Why UVM?" Report Response

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

"The one stated above about the teenage mother and partial abortion issue. Talked about universal healthcare insurance coverage. " Report Response

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

"Numerous questions about my activities and hobbies." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Young woman (teenager), who is 17 years old, is in your office for a routine check-up, but is really there to find out if she is pregnant(and indeed she is), and her mom is outside in the waiting room, would you tell the mother about her daughter's pregnancy or not?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Related to the above question but talking about the Partial Abortion issue." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This very helpful SDN website, UVM brochure, UVM website,, Howard Dean's website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The supportive atmosphere of the medical school, new buildings for 2005, the Vermont Integrated Curriculum, everyone was laid back and very friendly. A lot of students from all over the country and is very diverse." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The 6 months of winter (-20F<->10F), 60K per year for out-of-state residents. I wished I would have talked to the interviewer a little bit longer, but it was fine." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Vermont Roads are mostly single lane (no major highways except I89), T-Mobile and AT&T do not have reception in Burlington. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Hello everyone! I hope the information provided will be of good use to future applicants and good luck on the interviews! My interview here was the last day for the UVM season and there were 12 of us today. The schedule is as follows: @11am, Dean of Admissions presentation, Lunch with medical students, tour of the Given Building, Financial Aid Info, @2pm or 3pm, Interviews. My interviewer had already reviewed my file and application thoroughly, and asked a lot of questions about my activities and some parts of the essay. My interviewer was extremely friendly and smiled a lot, which made me feel more comfortable and relaxed during the interview. It was a great interview and many other students felt that their interviewers were great as well. In general, it was more conversational than the typical interview and I had a great time at UVM. Burlington is a quiet yet fun city with 40,000 people, so you must love the small city environment to be happy here. They generally wait-list many out-of-state applicants before making final decisions on acceptances. Good luck and God Bless everyone!" Report Response

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