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  • Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • North Grafton
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

2 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2 faculty members; some students are interviewed by 1 faculty + 1 alumni

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)?

"How do you feel? My answer: a little nervous (and this response was ok!)" Report Response

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

"Tell us about your undergraduate university. What do you think of the horse-slaughter industry?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about your current job." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about the ratio of males to females in the veterinary profession?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How much do you think is the cost of hay for one year?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, googled common vet school interview questions, read AVMA articles, read over my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Seeing the baby sheep on our tour, seeing students actively examining a cadaver in the anatomy lab, speaking with a student on my overnight stay" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"How many students there were on interview day and how we did not have enough time to fully see everything we were supposed to on our tour." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It's difficult to tell after the interview how well you did. I left thinking I failed and didn't answer their questions well/wished I answered things more fully and in a different way. It is a conversation so the interviewers give their opinions on the questions they are asking. Try to take a deep breath. They understand this interviews are stressful. It is ok to say you are not sure in response to a question they ask. It's difficult to know how the conversation is going to go in regard to topic since there is not a standardized list of questions. Meaning preparation can be a crap shoot in what to prep. I've heard many students say they were asked "Tell me about yourself" for which you can talk about something non-veterinary related that you like to do in your free time and how that makes you different and interesting and an interesting reason why you like doing it. I did not receive this question but it is still important to think about what you would say in response if you do receive this question." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I definitely recommend taking Tufts up on their offer to stay overnight at a current student's house. There is "Lunch with Current students" during the interview day but there are so many other applicants and it feels so much more formal to ask all of your questions. It was nice to see the host's living environment, class material, the curriculum and Tufts in general. The interview is more conversational than other interviews by design. Keep that in mind." 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?

4-6 hours

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?

With students at the school

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?

2 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Having a longer tour (important!), having less applicants on the same day (felt so impersonal and felt more competitive), making it more clear that you only need to be their for your interview and you can leave/come at any point." Report Response

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