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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?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"What's on a CBC?" Report Response

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

"Discuss some current topics in veterinary medicine." Report Response

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

"What drug would you give a dog who had eaten rat poison? Followed up with: what is rat poison? (ie what is the name of the toxin)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"They had me discuss the possible change in terminology from "pet owner" to "pet guardian" and possible legal/malpractice implications of this change. I didn't really know specific details on that topic but it was definitely interesting to think about!" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you handle a situation where a mistake made by yourself or one of your staff members resulted in severe injury or death of a patient?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Talked to a LOT of current students and other interviewees about their experiences. Reviewed my emergency tech booklet which didn't really help very much (haha). Kind of reviewed AVMA website/journals for "current topic" ideas, although I totally panicked and forgot most of them during the interview. Thought a lot about a "pick me!" statement." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The freaking gorgeous Valley Hall, lecture rooms, anatomy and microscope labs. I also liked the covered lameness workup area and the large animal barns! Also, everyone was incredibly friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Difficulty contacting admissions during the entire process. Excessive use of powerpoint during lectures (personal pref-- I tend to zone out if too much powerpoint is involved)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the "technical" questions would be a lot more basic. I kind of over-prepared on that end which was a mistake." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Davis was a challenging interview but definitely a good experience! They made me work hard and think a lot but all three of my interviewers were open and friendly, and definitely not "out to get me."" 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/12/2009

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 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?

1 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

3 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Be more available. Please return phone calls and emails. Thanks!" Report Response

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