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  • Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Blacksburg
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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 another location

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

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

"Tells as about yourself and why you want to be a veterinarian." Report Response

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

"You say you want to be a small animal vet, but you only have one summer of clinical experience. Why didn't you seek out more clinical experience?" Report Response

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

"Well, you know that we have your file, and we're going to see your grades. What are your study skills, and how have they changed from ungergraduate to graduate school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you feel about owners going through such great lengths to treat their pets when humans are suffering?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Is there anything else you would like us to know about you? (I say this was difficult only because the interviews were split in two, and this question was asked at the end of my 2nd interview, so I had a hard time recalling what I had said in the first interview vs. second...I probably repeated myself!).....oh and definitely my 2nd question" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read CVM, CDC, and AVMA webpages. Searched online for common interview questions and questions specific to VMRCVM. Researched A LOT of current issues and ethical obligations of veterinarians. Developed OCD." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were actually really nice and they always smiled at the end of my answers and said "ok, great," which really put me at ease. Another veterinarian not involved in the interview process told me what was going to happen before it happened, and she reinforced the fact that the interviewers were not there to make you nervous, but jsut to have a conversation with you." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interview was at the University of Maryland because I am a MD resident, so I wish I could have driven down to BBurg to see the facilities - although I did spend my undergrad there." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"15 minutes goes fast - make sure you know exactly what you want them to know about you because you're not going to get the chance to tell them unless you're organized and on a mission." Report Response

Tour and Travel

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?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/06/2009

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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