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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Philadelphia
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?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 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)?

"Cold Interviewer: Tell me about yourself, and most importantly, why you want to be a veterinarian." Report Response

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

"Do you think you can handle the stresses of vet school, and why?" Report Response

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

"If you got into all of your schools, what is your first choice and why?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"After talking about my study abroad in Belize: Did you go snorkeling while you were there?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you think you received a C+ in this class?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Penn's website, SDN interview feedback, reviewed personal statement, AVMA website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities at New Bolton Center were amazing. The students and interviewers were very friendly and wanted to get to know us. During the tour, we got to see current vet students being taught in their labs, and we even observed a stallion being collected! Also, I really like how they get back to you so quickly. They said we would hear how we did within a week either way, but I got a call that night saying I'd been accepted!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The day was very long and the actual interview very short." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It would have been quicker to drive to New Bolton myself and left for home from there." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, the interview day was an awesome experience! It was very helpful to be able to talk to current students all afternoon, and I wasn't nearly as stressed as I thought I would be!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/13/2009

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?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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