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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

10 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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

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)?

"something along the lines of ''why are you worthy of being one of the 15% to get invited to an interview?''" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"do you think your limited of clinical experience is going to be a problem for you?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"you've done a lot of different things and change your mind a lot-- how can i be sure that you're committed to this field?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"what do you think everyone else has on their application that you don't?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"about the ethics of restricting rules on restricting sow movement... i have never touched a pig before" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reading sdn/penn's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"campus/facilities, the students, the other applicants-- everyone was so friendly" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"my interview was terrifying... i felt like i was being interrogated for a crime" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that scary interview does not equal rejection (i was accepted tonight!)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"the cold interviewer did all the talking while the hot interviewer took notes. every question was phrased somewhat like an attack... i felt like i spent most of my time defending myself and my application and didn't get to talk too much about the things that i had prepared to talk about." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Airplane

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

$501+

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/23/2007

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

10 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?

10 out of 10

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