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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 you think you did?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"What would you do if you didn't get into med school this year?" Report Response

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

"There are 6 or 8 big issues in ethics. Identify as many as you can." Report Response

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

"What do you do to de-stress?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why are you friends with your friends? What common link do you all have that makes you friends?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Of anything in the news in the past 6 months, which news story/issue had the most impact on you, in that it had both near- and far-reaching implications?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reading this site, reading the school's viewbook, discussing ethical issues w/friends" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Just walking around, people noticed I was in a suit and they asked if I was interviewing, and asked how it went. They then told me how great the school was. Very nice staff/students!! They gave a 1/2 hour financial aid talk which was boring but VERY informative and gave very important info. My interviewer was very sweet and nice and asked many questions and I felt like I was better able to represent myself at this interview than at any others. Burlington is a very nice little town and a friend who goes to UVM says the town is a blast year round. If you don't like Burlington, you can leave for your 3rd/4th years and go to Maine, NY, and I think even Boston." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There wasn't much of a tour (which I didn't really care about, but someone else may), and while the main campus of UVM is very old and nice, the med school itself isn't that nice. However, they are doing a huge renovation which should be done in July 2005. If you can't stand/don't like cold, DON'T GO HERE! It was 30 degrees, ridiculously windy, and at times snowing. Oh and it's insanely expensive for out-of-staters." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If you can, drive there. It's nice to be able to drive around the school/town after the interview, because you don't get much of a tour." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was over 60 minutes, but we talked the whole time. No question was too difficult, and the interviewer would "introduce" questions so I had time to think of answers while he was still technically asking the question. He was a good listener and seemed to actually care about the answers I was giving to his questions. The three listed below were three out of about 20 questions I was asked." Report Response

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