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  • University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Knoxville
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

How you think you did?

4 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?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What kinds of sacrifices do you feel you will have to make to attend veterinary school?" Report Response

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

"What do you like to do for hobbies?" Report Response

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

"Name some zoonotic diseases and tell me why they are important." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who is Temple Grandin and what is her philosophy about handling cattle?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think that you are better than the other applicants?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read the UT web site, re-read my VMCAS application, personal statement, and the supplemental essays I wrote for other schools. I researched contemporary issues in exotic, wildlife, and farm animal medicine. I tried to determine the research interests of the faculty." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Associate Dean Brace is very personable and helpful. I really liked him a lot. The students leading the tour seemed very fond of their insructors and were very willing to help interviewees in any manner possible. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview itself was rather confrontational. I felt a little like there was a personality clash and I definitely thought I blew it. I was accepted, however, so who knows." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Where exactly to park, and that lunch--or at least heavy snacks--would be served." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I liked the school, the dean, and the students. Several staff members were very friendly and helpful. The interview itself was stressful, but the overall experience was pleasant." 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?

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Four Points Sheratin

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/12/2007

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

7 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?

8 out of 10

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