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  • Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • North Grafton
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"So since you are interested in conservation medicine, how do you feel about animals for entertainment such as zoos? How about circuses?" Report Response

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

"You are in small animal practice and a family brings in a dog that has been showing aggressive tendencies and they have a small child at home. They ask you for advice. What do you say?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about this ____ study abroad activity you did? What was involved when you did _____?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Since you want to do some conservation research in your career, what kind of research training do you think you need for that?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"In your volunteering in clinics, tell us about something you have seen that really troubles you. (I kind of blanked)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN Interview feedback, read over my application, prepared tons of questions, read up on veterinary news, read through the brochure they gave me again and read their website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The hospital, the wildlife clinic, the scenery, the atmosphere" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known that the tour would take so long because I didn't end up getting to see all of campus and I also spent most of the time worrying I would be late for my interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview had a lot of awkward pauses. They would make a comment about something on my application without asking a question leaving me clueless on how to respond." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Boston Logan

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 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

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

7 out of 10

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