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  • University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Davis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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

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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What have you been doing since you applied?" Report Response

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

"Name a time when you had to overcome a particular challenge in your life." Report Response

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

"How will you cope with the heavy course load of veterinary school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"An ethical question involving what I would do as a zoological vet in response to a situation like the tiger escape at the San Francisco Zoo." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why get a DVM and not a research degree when that is where most of your experience is from?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read sample questions, read current events, talked to professionals in the field, answered the questions out loud to people." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was friendly and encouraging, especially the current students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Kind of short interview" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interview was really casual." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Got there early, chatted with the temp and the admissions people, then went in there and did my thing. I was really relaxed, and the interviewers made me feel really comfortable. Just breath and say what you feel." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

SAC

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?

02/27/2008

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?

7 out of 10

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