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  • Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Blacksburg
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

6

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Why Vet. medicine and not human medicine? Why here?" Report Response

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

"Explain a conflict you've had in the workplace and how you dealt with it." Report Response

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

"Summarize the animal experiences you've had. -- They never asked for detail of anything I've done, I assume because I wrote in detail for the secondary application." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was explained to about a recent event in British news involving a Vet fined for docking/cropping. I was then asked if I felt that it was ethical to perform cosmetic procedures on animals and if I would ever do them." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I know you prepared for this interview - What is one question that you had expected us to ask that we didn't? -- Unlike me, make sure you say one that you are prepared to answer!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"On the 9 hour drive down I asked myself questions I thought they'd ask and kept retrying answers until I found one that was reasonable." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Joyce and all the interviewers were EXTREMELY friendly. I connected on a personal level to almost all the interviewers to a point that I was wondering if they didn't specifically choose them for me! Oddball personal interests, television preferences, and two of them had either lived or dove in lakes in Africa where I WC fish from. Personal talk caused my interview to go over the 30min limit." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing negative. I was a bit surprised that all classes for 1st-year students are in one room, all classes for 2nd-year students in another room, etc. Not sure if this is common practice or not." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I was well prepared - read over their website and what they have to offer because they WILL ask you about it." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Absolutely wonderful, very friendly. I was shaking before I went in with a big board-room style table with me at the head, but it was made so comfortable. Couldn't have asked for a more pleasant experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

$201-$300

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?

Holiday Inn University

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/14/2007

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

8 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?

7 out of 10

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