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  • Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Pullman
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?

9 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?

Open file

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

"Chose from two questions for essay: role of students and professors in education process, and why was basic science needed before vet school." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What are some current issues facing vet med?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Do you have a specific area of vet med you are interested in?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Having a client trust you is important. If you worked in a large clinic and only saw a client once, how would you build a bond with that client? " Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What are you most proud of? (Not that difficult, I just blanked for a second)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed list of questions from Illinois' website (no longer available, nor is WSU's), talked with pre-health counselor at undergrad's career office, read recent issues of JAVMA, reviewed VMCAS and WSU supplement" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was extremely nice, and I felt the interviewers wanted me to feel comfortable. One of the admissions staff sat in the waiting room with us answering questions." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I disliked writing the essay in the waiting room with everyone, but suppose that was part of the point: to see how you dealt with the noise and distractions." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How nice the interviewers were...I would have been much less stressed out." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview was basically a conversation...we actually ran out of time:) We could have talked much longer." 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Pullman

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Express...they were so WONDERFUL!

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

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?

3 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?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 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?

"Sending info on the classes/other activities offered ahead of time would have been helpful. I flew" Report Response

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