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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?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"How would you want to be ranked in the class of 131 students? Are you competitive?" Report Response

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

"What are some of the qualities a good Veterinarian?" Report Response

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

"Describe the most interesting/memorable case from your experience (at a small animal practice)?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why did you choose Anthropology major for undergrad?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"(Follow up question): But what if a person who wants to euthanize his healthy dog doesn't listen to any of your suggestions and says he will go shoot the dog unless you agree to euthanize?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, reviewed my application, talked to Veterinarians, tried to catch up on some of the important issues in Vet. Med. Also, thought about some of the ethical questions I knew I was going to be asked." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were really friendly and nice. I was extremely nervous before, but I walked out of my interview happy and relaxed." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I knew my student host was going to offer to take me around the school and into her lab. I would have left some time for that after the interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was about half an hour, but I got asked a lot of questions. We actually ran out of time at the end, so I didn't have time to ask them any questions myself. Overall, it felt like a conservation. The interviewers were a lot nicer than I expected. Also, one of the three was not faculty member, but a small animal practice DVM from the area." Report Response

Tour and Travel

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Aggie Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/05/2008

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?

8 out of 10

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