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  • Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Miss. State
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

6 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?

3

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 is a zoonotic disease? Can you name a few? If you became unmotivated to continue practicing and continue learning after about 10-12 years in veterinary medicine (as often happens, according to this interviewer), how would you address this?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about your research. Why did you decide to leave research and pursue a DVM?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about yourself. Tell us about your current position. If you had a problem with a coworker or boss, how would you address it?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"As a veterinarian, how would you address injured wildlife patients that did not have clients to pay for their treatments? (Question tailored towards me b/c I work at an avian/exotic practice)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are a veterinarian's moral obligations to his/her local community?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over school's website, reviewed my application, discussed potential questions with coworkers, friends and family." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The program seems very well structured, the faculty is extremely supportive, and the students were very pleasant. It seems as though the class is one big family." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location. Starkville isn't really good or bad, just kind of there. In the middle of nowhere." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There is orientation in the morning, and then you have quite a few hours before your interview (depending on your time). My parents dropped me off thinking the whole day was planned, and I ended up sitting around for hours waiting for my interview time." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"On the whole, the school, the students, the faculty, and the program are amazing. I do not enjoy the isolation of the town, but I would be willing to live there for four years because I believe the quality of the program is so high. I agree with what we were told, ''Mississippi State CVM is vet school's best kept secret.''" 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?

4-6 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?

MEM

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hamptom Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/01/2007

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?

4 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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