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  • University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Gainesville
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

No Response

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

"Give an example of when you were a group leader?" Report Response

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

"What is your leadership style? (I'm a delegator apparently)" Report Response

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

"Who are role model(s) in your life and what have they taught you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is "your" definition of a no-kill shelter? (And then went on into further detail on how to reduce the amount of euthanasia in shelters aka. implementing behavior programs, using varying anxiety med for dogs, etc. )" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name a mistake you've made. (Obviously I practiced this question but on the spot I became frantic and nervous because we discussed the high rates of suicide in our field and were on a very somber note so I was worried about seeming too emotional [I let a single tear slip!] I blanked on the spot but still came up with something.) Don't forget to ask them to give you time to think. I should have done that with this question. I was also asked if I had any paid animal experience. I have not. I emphasized how to me there are three steps of understanding: 1: reading 2: observing 3: Doing it. I've read and understand the field of veterinary medicine and have been observing, volunteering and shadowing. Now I need to be a vet because it's what I know I love. (And yes I got in (: you got this)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Did a mock interview at UF Career Connections first before anything else. Wrote out my answer to 40 possible interview questions. Discussed potential questions and hearing other answers with/from friends applying to medical school (I figured health interviews are similar excluding questions regarding issues in the field.) Asked interview questions to two veterinarians to get their opinions and hear their views. Ask some interview questions to a PhD candidate to get a different perspective. Did one last professional mock interview with a research mentor so she could give me strong feedback. And then go over the questions one last time with a supportive friend who has received 2 bachelors and is shooting for psychology so she could give me feedback on my behavior or any weird habits that I had." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The kindness and relaxed nature of my interview committee. I had 3 people: one community veterinarian, one DVM candidate, and one faculty member." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"At the meet and greet I just wasn't very connected to one of my interviewers but I had a great experience overall." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I knew I didn't have to go buy a suit haha! Others can in business casual outfits but not everyone had a suit. Also, I am glad I went to the meet and greet. I was able to talk to other professionals outside of my specific interview committee and interact with the other potential candidates. I do wish I'd focused less on the questions and more on studying what I've done in the past and what I have learned from those experiences." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The overall interview process wasn't bad. You do need to arrive at least minutes early. I showed up 15 minutes early and they had already taken the group upstairs for an overview of what the school has to offer. Try and make them laugh because that will create a more easy environment for yourself. When they asked what I would do if I didn't get in I said "I'll see you all next year! During that gap time, etc."" 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

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?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 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?

"Considering Multiple Mini Interviews so there are multiple interviewers and a way to try something new." Report Response

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