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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"1.) Tell me about yourself" Report Response

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

"2.) Tell me about __________ (the gene I'm researching) - one of the interviewers was open file. 3.) Is it ethical to breed mice strains that have a perinatal lethal mutation (such as the one in my lab)" Report Response

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

"4.) If a young Jack Russell Terrier went and bit a neighbor's infant, what should happen? 5.) What if the dog was not vaccinated for Rabies and was at risk? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Is it ethical to breed mice strains that have a perinatal lethal mutation (such as the one in my lab)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"wrote a list of all SDN interview feedback questions and had people test me; read up on current events + relevant zoonotic diseases; wrote up answer to "tell me about yourself question"; wrote up summary of research" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the hospital and facilities were AMAZING! I love their new setup of their swine unit (though I didn't see it). I liked how they had the current students really mingle with us and help us relax. the professionalism shown throughout the day." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"not much at all... some of the other interviewees were kind of snooty/rigid but that's about it" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that the interview itself was going to be so relaxed!" 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?

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?

$501+

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/11/2009

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?

5 out of 10

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

10 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?

10 out of 10

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