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  • Texas A & M University Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • Veterinary School
  • College Station
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"If you are working in a group, and one person is not pulling their weight, how do you handle that situation? When you work in a group, what role do you usually assume in the group?" Report Response

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

"Who is one of your role models and why? " Report Response

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

"What traits do you think make a good veterinarian?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was a time where you witnessed a breakdown of communication while working in veterinary medicine? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe a time while working in veterinary medicine that really excited you." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN's interview feedback, read over my application, and the TAMU website. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"TAMU has some very impressive faculty teaching the veterinary students that have done ground breaking research. The large animal facilites are wonderful and new. TAMU has you do externships outside the school to get real world experience as well as doing clinical rotations in the teaching hospital." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The small animal facilites aren't nearly as impressive. They are small, cramped, and old looking. There is nothing set up for the students along with the interview to give you any information about the school. The tour has to be set up seperately by the applicant, and there is no guarantee that it will be the same day as the interview. The amount of school spirit and school loyalty borders on insane at times, which can be a positive or negative depending on if you like that sort of thing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I did ask whether TAMU still uses terminal surgeries in their curriculum. I could not find this information online, so I was curious even though I'm not necessarily against them. The interviewers acted very negatively toward the question, and one of them stated, "Yes, is that a problem?" and then looked at me suspiciously. Maybe not the best question to ask!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviews are open-file in the sense that they have your experiences and personal statement during the interview but don't have your grades or test scores. The interviewers were generally friendly, but didn't gave a lot of feedback to my answers, other than a nod and then writing things down. Don't expect anything to be prepared for you other than the 30 minute interview. Don't forget your picture ID or I think they won't interview you!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

MSC

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/23/2009

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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