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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

Open file

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

"Why equine vet med? ''Cold'' inteviewer asked most questions...about my background, research, experiences, etc" Report Response

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

"Why did you chose to apply to this particular list of schools?" Report Response

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

"Is there something else you think we should have asked you, or anything else you would like us to know? Any questions for us?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"About the reality of veterinary medicine in my country (I'm an international student). The interviewer had worked over there and wanted to discuss some issues with me... I just wasn't expecting it...)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The questions were not really difficult: ''Is there any case that stuck with you?'' (about my internship) I couldn't think of anything... The questions about my country were unexpected, but not hard..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over VMCAS application, interview questions I got on the internet, tried to read about some current issues or things related to my specific area of interest." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was very nice. State of the art facilities & technology (Equine)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Coooooold! It was my first time in the city and honestly I thought it was kinda ugly." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The experience was very nice. I thought I would be much more nervous than what I actually was. Everyone was very nice. The fact that you're being ''observed'' all day long by the vet students who have a say about you is kinda stressful. The interview was very relaxed. My interviewers were really nice and easy-going! I felt they wanted to get to know me more as a person and about my experiences than ask me silly questions...(even though some people got easked silly questions/ethical/etc by other interviewers, so be prepared). But you definitely have to know what to say about yourself, why you want to do this, explain any research or work...just know YOURSELF. The interviewer called me the same night to tell me I had been accepted!" 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

PHL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Sheraton

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/16/2007

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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