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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 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)?

"Why do you want to be a vet? Don't say ''Because I love animals!''...they'll throw you out the door." Report Response

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

"What are your feelings on animals in research? Be honest. There's no right or wrong answer. They just want to see how you think and feel on the subject." Report Response

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

"They will ask you stuff in your application. ''So tell me about this. How was your experience during this. What was your favorite/worst moment during this. etc''" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I mentioned how I want to go into public health. I accidentally brought up SARS and Avian Flu. One of my interviewers (who specializes in public health) asked me the difficulties of detection between the two. If you're going to bring something up during the interview, MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT!" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"So tell us about yourself. It's an open/closed interview. One person has open file while the other person doesn't even know your name." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I made an autobiography and kept saying it in front of the mirror over and over again...until my roommate had it memorized. I still blanked during the interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How nice everyone was. Also, we have a new building!!! The newest state of the art building at Penn." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"We're in West Philly...home of Willy, born and raised." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Penn is basically just trying to get good, genuine people in their school. If you received and interview invitation, you passed part of the weeding out process already." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Relax!!! They're more interested in finding about you as a person moreso than asking stupid questions like ''so if you were a bumper sticker, what would you say?'' Be yourself, and if they think you should be a Pennwe, you'll be fine!" 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/27/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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