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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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?

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)?

"What do you do to relax?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about your research." Report Response

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

"What would you do if an owner brought in a healthy 2-year-old dog and asked for it to be euthanized simply because they couldn't find anyone to watch the dog while they were on vacation?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Using specific cases, tell us about the best and worst parts of clinical medicine." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your top school out of all of the ones you applied to? Only difficult because I decided to be honest and tell them that my top one probably wasn't Penn. :)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my application and studied/thought about answers to common interview questions from previous Penn interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The size and caseload of the hospital, the friendliness of the students, and the facilities available for classes/meetings/etc. Hill Pavillion and the "old" part of the veterinary school really do feel very isolated and tucked away, which was nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Except for the interviewers, there wasn't a big showing from the faculty during the day. The actual hospital (aside from the gadgets and tools) felt kind of dated to me. Plus, I'm NOT a city person at ALL, so Philly would take a lot of getting used to." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Just how awful traffic would be getting home that night. :P" Report Response

What are your general comments?

No Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2010

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 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?

6 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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