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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why do you deserve to be here? Why should you get in when that means somebody else doesn't?" Report Response

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

"Do you do experiments that involve killing mice? How do you feel about that? What if it were monkeys, or dogs and cats?" Report Response

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

"If a person comes in with an old incontinent dog, ready to go on vacation, and wants the dog euthanized so they don't have to board it, what do you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think you can accomplish the goals you set out in your PS in regards to helping people and animals, and research, without getting a DVM?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a time you screwed up." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Not very much - I just ready questions on here." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are good, but I didn't see the large animal hospital. The current students seemed really nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interview was not as relaxed as some - I had heard they were very conversational so I wasn't as prepared as I should have been." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The students were in finals - everyone was a little stressed out!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview day was pretty nice - everyone was pretty awkwardly hanging out in the lobby for a while, and then we talked to current students for a LONG TIME, so be prepared to ask them lots of questions and be on your game for a long time! There weren't any information sessions or anything, so if you want to find something out, ask a student or during your interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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