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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"How do you relieve stress?" Report Response

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

"How are you going to adjust to living in a city?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10/15 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why are you shaking? We all had a good laugh at that one. I think they asked it first to help calm me down." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If not veterinary medicine, what would you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read over my vmcas app." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new building. Penn has the newest, most state of the art veterinary teaching facility in the world!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that we couldn't go into the new building because it was still under construction." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The teaching staff/students are really cool!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was awesome. The students were relaxed and helpful. The professors seemed really nice and cool. I got the general feeling that they weren't too interested in my application, rather, they wanted to get to know me as a person instead. I guess to see if they could spend the next 4 years of our lives together. We received a free lunch. We got a tour of the vet school as well as the adjacent undergrad facilities." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

PHL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 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?

01/01/2007

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?

7 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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