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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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?

Closed file

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

"You put in your application that you want to pursue lab animal medicine. Have you seen enough in this field to solidfy this track? " Report Response

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

"Why vet medicine instead of human medicine? " Report Response

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

"**This was not my question, but it was the most interesting one I heard from others. If an owner came in with a perfectly healthy puppy and wanted to euthanize him, what would you do? There were several follow up questions and a simple answer was not taken. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Have you seen any shocking cases during you preparation to applying?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why veterinary medicine and not human medicine?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over previous questions and read over my VMCAS application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new building was amazing! And the small animal hospital is incredible especially in its caseload. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"As almost everyone else has said the interview was very laid back. The day was filled with valuable information and having access to students during lunch was really helpful. During the three hour lunch one of your interviewers will come in and get you (you are told what time your interview will be that morning so you know when its coming). The interviewers were members of the admissions board. My interview was in the lobby of Hill Pavilion and was very laid back. I heard from other applicants that their interviews were more confrontational, it just depends on who you get. The student body seemed very social and Penn seemed like a great place to go to school. I got a call from one of my interviewers four hours after my interview telling me I got in (however they have 2 weeks to give you an answer so don't worry if you don't get a call right away). " 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

PHL

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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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