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  • Texas A & M University Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • Veterinary School
  • College Station
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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"If we brought your best friend in the room to describe you, what would they say?" Report Response

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

"Have you ever seen any ethical issues first hand in a vet clinic? Did you feel like the veterinarian on staff made the right choice in the way they handled the situation?" Report Response

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

"If you were in an anatomy lab group with 4 other people and one of them wasn't pulling their weight all semester (didn't show up, didn't do their homework) and then they showed up one week before the final and asked for your help, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why did you choose not to attend A&M as an undergrad and what makes you want to attend A&M now? (The school I am currently attending has a vet school so I think that might be why they asked me this question.) Why did you apply to the other vet schools on your list? Have you heard from any of the other schools on your list yet? What types of animals have you had growing up?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a time that you had a personal conflict and what did you do to fix it?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I did a mock interview at my undergraduate school's career services center (which helped a lot!), read SDN feedback, looked up the AVMA's stance on some current issues in vet med." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interview was very laid back. They even gave me a bottle of water. They read all my essays and activities, but they don't know your grades or major, so it's up to you to tell them if you so desire." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of the interviewers was a stand in because my interview was so close to Christmas that they didn't have enough committee members available to interview me. She didn't ask me any questions but she did fill out an evaluation form." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interview wasn't actually in the vet school, it was in the medical sciences library which is across the street from the vet school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This interview was more of the committee trying to get to know you than trying to figure out what you know. Don't stress too much because it really was pretty laid back and your natural personality will come out with the types of questions they ask. I wish that the school had scheduled a group tour and/or lunch so that all the students interviewing that day could meet each other and feel more comfortable. I drove all the way up just for my 40 min interview and then left because I couldn't do anything else. I never saw another applicant the whole day and waited in the waiting room for about 45 minutes alone, making me more nervous and uncomfortable." Report Response

Tour and Travel

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?

4-6 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?

12/21/2009

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

8 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?

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

6 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?

"I wish that the school had scheduled a group tour." Report Response

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