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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?

1 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?

2

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)?

"How did it feel to be rejected by Penn last year?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Do you think you might switch to large animal? (I'm SA)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why did you choose the undergrad schools that you did? (I have an AS from a community college and a BA from a city school)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Does your husband, as a human physician, take veterinary medicine seriously?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you have any concerns (not in the context of any conversation... just an open ended question). " Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewed VMCAS app, and a mock interview with a friend who is a 3rd year at Penn." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything. Friendliness of people, the structure of the day which was very relaxing and put me (generally a pretty nervous person) completely at ease. Great facilities. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Classroom A until I learned how historic and awesome it is!! Otherwise, nothing. Though I do wish we had Iowa's AWESOME anatomy lab.... but ours is nice enough ;)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How stress free and relaxing the whole thing would be. The interview was completely conversational, I even got to joke around a bit and they laughed and joked too. It's been said a million times already, but they REALLY DO just want to get to know you! So do whatever it is that you need to do to be relaxed and show your personality, because they WANT to like you, and they do take more than 1/2 of the people they interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I just typed a LONG review with all of the answers I gave...and SDN logged me out before I submitted, so the whole thing was lost. This will be the abridged version.... PM Shanomong for more info.... And FYI, if you don't get a call the night of the interview, DON'T freak out! I was called that night, but a friend wasn't called until Monday. She had an awful weekend because of that... but it turns out that some of the interviewers just don't do the same day thing. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

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

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

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

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep doing what you're doing. It's the best interview process out there!" Report Response

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