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  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Pomona
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?

8 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"A time you were in a novel situation that was different from anything you had experienced before." Report Response

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

"A time when you had to manage competing priorities." Report Response

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

"A time you used innovation to solve a problem." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A challenge from the past that you would deal with differently if it happened now." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"A time you dealt with people who had different opinions/attitudes/beliefs/values." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, my pre-personal statement freewrite, read a bit about behavioral interviews, brainstormed some anecdotes that might be useful. Still got stuck at a few points though. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students and faculty all raved about the WUHS experience (then again, they don't show us the dissenters at interview day). PBL sounds like a great way to learn- it's easier to be engaged in a discussion than in a lecture, even if the material is interesting. Lots of real-world experience in many settings starting early. Not having a teaching hospital seems to mean that they focus more on the students than on research or notoriety." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Pomona is a drag. It's just charmless, as is the campus. I hear that their are cute areas nearby, though, and I believe it. Many people (even in the vet field) haven't heard of it. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"They explained how the interview works at the beginning of it. It's okay to repeat things from our application. It's okay to pause and reflect before answering. Whenever I answered in generalities, they would ask for a specific instance that exemplified what I was saying. Like tell us about one conversation, or one interaction. That was tricky. They take notes and remain pretty inexpressive. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/27/2009

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

6 out of 10

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