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  • University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Knoxville
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"Tell us a bit about what led you to this point, applying to our DVM program for the class of 2013." Report Response

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

"They asked me to elaborate on a line from my personal statement." Report Response

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

"What do you think about trap-neuter-return programs?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What similarities do you see between conservation medicine and production medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If I am a congressman and you are pursuing government funding for (my thesis research), why should I fund your project? What implications would this research have for other fields?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read interview feedback for UTK on here, went to the information session in the morning, had gone to 2 prior interviews, and read through the UTK website to find out more about the program. Also, I talked to one of the professors earlier in the day and found out information about my interviewers." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"It seems that the students are encouraged, beginning early in the first year, to be in the hospital, ask questions, and help out. They seem to have much more hands-on teaching with live animals than other programs." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The large animal facilities were not as modern as those I had seen at other teaching hospitals." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It would have been helpful to know about the parking arrangement in advance. The interviewees are provided with temporary permits for the day that can be used in the student lot." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interviews were open file with the exception of GPA/GRE scores. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

CHA

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western Cedar Bluff Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/17/2009

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

7 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?

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?

8 out of 10

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