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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

55 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"There is a student that always shows up late to class, makes a lot of noise and walks all the way to a table at the front of the room. They often have phone interruptions as well. This person is very distracting to you and others in the classroom. What do you do about it?" Report Response

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

"Are there any vets you have worked for that you see as a role model? How about a non-vet?" Report Response

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

"There is a sick, cancerous dog staying in your hospital which the owners know will die, but do not want to euthanize. You are covering the night shift in the hospital that night. You accidently give the dog a double-dose of its nightly pain killer and it dies. You are the only person in the hospital, and no one knows about the mistake but you. What do you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You are working the night shift in a hospital, and an animal is supposed to get med # 1 at 9, and med #2 at 12, each getting their next doses every 6 hours. You accidently gave #2 at 9, and now it is 12 (the time that the animal should have gotten #2). What do you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your responsibility as a veterinarian in dealing with invasive species?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I looked over SDN just to see what kind of questions to expect. I made sure I was capable of answering them, and especially tried to connect those answers with my experiences. Memorizing what to say is what I did not do. You need to seem authentic in an interview, and having a rigid response prepared won't help. Make sure you can answer it all, relax and get your head in the right place." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The head of my interview committee was one of the coolest people I've ever talked with. This is not a guarantee (I was not impressed by who interviewed me last year). Maybe things were more relaxed since this was my second go-around, but overall it felt extremely relaxed." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interview was at the end of the day, and one of the members of my committee seemed a bit fried. That's the downfall of holding all your interviews across 2 days." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They do a good job letting you know what to expect. One good thing to keep in mind is to put your best face on for every person you talk to." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There will likely be questions in the interview that SDN will not provide, so look over all your materials and look back at all your experiences. It is much easier and looks better to answer questions with something relevant from your own life." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

No Response

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Other

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

February 8, 2014

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

9 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?

9 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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Work out the system kinks that slowed the process down this year." Report Response

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