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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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 you applied?" Report Response

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

"What were your grades in Fall semester, what are you currently taking?" Report Response

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

"Why vet med? (I'm non-trad, career changer)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Talk us through surgery, what techniques were used, drugs used and how were they administered (I had performed surgery before outside of the US)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are some current issues in vet med?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, orientation session, interview workshop webcast, read over VMCAS application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"It was really relaxed and conversational (for the most part) and the admissions staff were really friendly and welcoming. I liked that they took a photograph of applicants when they come in to put the face to the name during their decision making process." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Admissions office is relatively unresponsive before you get an interview. They are incredibly nice and helpful come January/February, though. Also, my interviwers did repeat 2 questions (from the beginning) towards the end of the interview after we went on a big tangent regarding performing surgery. I think they forgot where we were and then they were trying to decide amongst themselves what else they wanted to cover in the remaining time" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I was going to have a practicing small animal vet from San Francisco on my panel." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great experience overall (despite the tough questions I was asked) - - - and despite how much I overanalyzed it...I got in!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

OAK

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/27/2009

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?

6 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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

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