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  • Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Blacksburg
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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

4

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)?

"So, why are you sitting in that chair? Why do you want to be a veterinarian?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (twice- once by the hot team and once by the cold)" Report Response

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

"What do you do to relax?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You want to pursue Lab Animal Medicine, what is a pro and a con of that field?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you respond to people who say animal research is unethical and unjustified?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN feedback- thanks everybody- and AVMA ethics and issues webpages." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were very friendly and conversational while showing knowledge of their fields and interest in my pursuits. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The name tags wouldn't stick and my suit was held together with safety pins- literally. But, from VMR's perspective, they ran a good show and were really friendly." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the experience would be so relaxing. Also, I planned avoid the lobby and other students but it turned out that chatting with them really helped to make me comfortable and at ease which is perhaps the most important thing for interview success." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was an enjoyable interview, good tour and great faculty who really seem focused on student concerns. I have to say the classrooms seemed sub-par and the library is very small. Blacksburg was bleak and just another college town with not much to offer. Basically, be conversational, review likely questions but don't try to memorize a script just points you want to bring up." 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?

Out of 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?

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Red Carpet Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/09/2009

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

8 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?

2 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

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

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Joyce with Admissions is wonderful, really friendly and made everyone at ease." Report Response

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