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  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Pomona
Overall Experience

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"Describe a time you were unable to meet a deadline." Report Response

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

"What's an example of when you didn't get along with a group member/co-worker." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe a problem or challenge and how you worked through it." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Give me an example of a time you set a deadline and didn't make it." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Searched typical behavioral based questions on the internet. Reviewed my animal and life experiences and tried to pair them up to possible questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The program really tries to prepare students for the ''real-world'' by emphasizing problem solving and team work through Patient Based Learning modules. (aka PBL's) One of our activities was talking through a PBL case as a group. This gave me a better idea of whether this innovative learning style would work for me. Opportunity to do 4th year rotations anywhere in the world. Close to Cal Poly Pomona, where students work with large animals." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"School is located in an unsafe neighborhood (although there are a few security guards milling around and students say it is not a problem. Eastern LA is very warm and smoggy. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How warm it would be the day of my interview. (70 degrees plus in winter!)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Well-organized activities, enthusiastic students, many applicants from out of state. Overall, I was more impressed with Western after this experience, although I still have reservations about its location and small size." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

ONT

Where did you stay?

Hotel

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Shiloh Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/05/2007

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?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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