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  • Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Blacksburg
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

6

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 do you think of the feral cat controversy?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be an vet?" Report Response

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

"What would you do if you had a lab partner who was leaving you with all the work but still getting your ''A'' grade?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were a member of Veterinarians Without Borders, how would you do your work?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"With the high cost of vet education, and low starting salaries, how can veterinarians as a profession increase our salaries? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"OCD studying of current events, reviewed application materials" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Interviewers in cold interview asked interesting questions and seemed interested in learning more about me. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Open file interview (at head of table with 4 interviewers around) was very stressful, and both interviews were too short. I felt like the interviewers in the open interview purposefully asked questions about your answers to get you to reach your stress point." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I apparently can speak and still not make any sense." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My poor performance was mostly due to my nervousness. I wish I had done more mock interviews. Very short, and I didn't feel like I really had any time to shine, especially after flubbing up my first question." Report Response

Tour and Travel

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/09/2007

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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