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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What were your favorite and least favorite PreRequisite Classes and why?" Report Response

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

"How do you deal with stress and managing a busy schedule?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about yourself." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"For me the most intersting question was about my large animal experience since it was very nontraditional and this led into a conversation about wildlife and zoo stuff." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"''What is your favorite movie?'' - Yes it was ridiculous, but the experience, best and worst part of the application questions I was prepared for. This one caught me off gaurd, and I didn't help that when I my brain clicked in neither of the interviewers had actually seen any movie I could name." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read over my application and my personal statement again to refresh my memory and I also poked around the school website to be sure I had intelligent questions to ask." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was impressed by the students who gave our tours and guided us through the day, by the teaching hosopital and the new research and teaching building that is being built." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The classrooms and labs seemed very old and like they would be a tight fit with over a hundred students" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I can't think of anything" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I found this to be a really positive experience. The day started with an overview of the program and an orientation to our day by the Admissions Directors. Then we were passed off to student tour guides who took us through the school and the hospital. After that we went to a room with lunch and we were encouraged to talk to the students (who have a say in the admissions process). From lunch we went to our interviews at our scheduled times (we waited with the students before our interviews and could come back to chat after the interview). As to my specifics interview, when the interviewers were ready, one of them came to get me. He explained that he had read my file and the other interviewer had not. We went into the room and I was asked to tell the ''cold'' interviewer about myself. I tried to hit experience and strengths and weaknesses of my application. After that I was asked about my favorite and least favorite pre req class, how I dealt with stress and finding study time, about my large animal experience and about movies. We also chatted about my small animal clinical experience. Also they asked in general about other schools where I applied (they have this form VMCAS), and how I decided on that particular list. I found this interview low key and conversational." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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