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  • University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Burlington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"Where do you see (U.S.) healthcare?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Give me a strength and a weakness about you." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Most questions were meant to get a fuller sense of my AMCAS file and background." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"[I am a non-trad applicant who went to law school before really deciding on medicine.] When did you finally get your " Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"So tell me your " Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"MSAR, AMCAS, SDN, UVM website, student host, RELAXED" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"student happiness; quality of life; facilities are new; COMET truly integrates technology into the VIC; cooperative spirit; Vermont Integrated Curriculum (but USLME Step 1 is in Feb!)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"research not really a selling point; students don't care about board scores - while their pass rate is high, they didn't impress me w/ their overall performance; LACK OF RACIAL/ETHNIC DIVERSIT; Vermont law precludes having a student-run clinic" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"often 6 people to a cadaver (3-person team switches off dissecting and teaching with/to the other)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"it was very low-key, and it went by quickly. my interviewer was seasoned, and he managed our time very well. he didn't ask me the typical questions, b/c i'm a very atypical applicant. but as it was my 6th interview, i was well-prepared for anything." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$401-$500

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Lang House; Wyndham Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/03/2006

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

6 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?

10 out of 10

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