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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?

10 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?

Open file

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

"Have you ever experienced convenience euthanasia in your clinic? How would you deal with that kind of situation?" Report Response

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

"How do you feel about animals being used in research?" Report Response

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

"What are some problems that vets face today?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you got accepted into UPenn but were told you had to wait a year to join the class, what would you do during that year?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You've become a vet, you're now 80 years old and retired. What would you want your legacy to be? (I was not expecting this kind of question at all!! The interviewer saw my expression change and was like, "Interesting question, eh?" HAHA" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed SDN questions and recalled how my experiences impacted my journey on wanting to become a vet" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers made jokes to lighten the mood before the interview. They definitely wanted to ease the nervousness so that I could answer at my best. When they asked me to tell them about myself, they genuinely looked interested in hearing what I had to say." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing!! After the tours and interview, UPenn became my #1 choice!!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really? Because they answered any questions I had. Some people say they wish they knew how chill the interview would be but it's not bad to be over-prepared." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I'm usually really bad at interviewing so I can't thank my interviewers enough for creating a low-stress environment for me. It was really conversational, and the 30-minute interview felt more like 15 minutes." 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

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?

The Pod

Would you recommend the hotel?

Yes

General Info

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 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?

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?

"None at all. They were super friendly and wanted to make sure you were not stressed so that you could perform at your best. They even had cute line pictures for us to color :') and they stressed interacting with the other applicants because they could be our future colleagues" Report Response

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