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  • University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Davis
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?

10 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?

3

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)?

"What have you been doing since your application?" Report Response

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

"How will you manage the clinical rotations (since I have little clinical setting experience)?" Report Response

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

"Do you work better in groups or individually?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Ethical question regarding how I would respond to a sick flock of turkeys with an infectious disease. How would I tell the media and animal rights activists that want to interview me about my reasons for culling. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you necropsy a bird? (I forgot a few things)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interviews. Trolled this website, dvm360, and dolittler for current events. Practiced out loud example questions from uc davis interview email. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How nice the facilities were, how nice the vet school campus was, how quickly the interview went by. The secretarial staff. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That those monster quick shots you can buy at gas stations give you near epileptic fits of shaking. Seriously, a cup of coffee beforehand next time will do." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview process was pretty laid back, I had a group of older gentleman clinicians that were somewhat critical of my desire to do research, but who could blame them, they were all about the clinical aspect ;). Still, the interview was quick and painless. Makes you wonder how they manage to cut anybody." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/23/2009

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 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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