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  • University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Gainesville
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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?

Closed file

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

"What is your definition of happiness?" Report Response

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

"Elderly lady who is a long term client has just learned she has a terminal disease and wants her 2 Poodles euthanized when she dies. Would you perform the euthanasia?" Report Response

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

"You catch a classmate cheating on an exam. What do you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Had a whole slew of questions about what I wrote in my PS about how veterinary medicine needs to be careful about falling into the animal right's trap. So I had questions regarding cropping/docking and about mandatory spay/neuter laws." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The ones listed above as I felt I was in a debate rather than an interview when those topics came up." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This was my third time interviewing at UF, so I pretty much knew the drill. However, hardly any of the questions came from lists that I had made of questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"One of my interviewers picked up real fast that I knew she was involved in animal behavior and asked questions regarding behavior issues. I also had time to ask my interviewers 3 questions and their answers were very thorough." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I wish Florida would get rid of these behavorial interviews!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing - been there plenty of times. Not only for interviews, but also as a client with my dogs and horses. I know the facilities so well I could give a tour." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"They are in the midst of groundbreaking for a brand new 3-story small animal hopsital that they hope to have finish by late 2010. Interview wasn't entirely "cold" - they knew I had interviewed previously and had my PS in front of them." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

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?

03/21/2009

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?

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"More use of email communication would be nice." Report Response

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