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  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Pomona
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

No Response

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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?

Closed file

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

"Name a time when you had competing priorities." Report Response

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

"Name a time when you had to use innovation to solve a problem." Report Response

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

"Name a situation you regret and how you would have changed it." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could choose one word to describe yourself, what would that be?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name a situation where you had to work with a strong willed individual." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Their "right to life" policy - they don't euthanize animals to, e.g., learn gross anatomy, etc." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not everyone is asked the same questions, which they lied about. (Found this out after speaking with other interviewees.) There are literally no lectures even though they claim there are some and all the learning comes from you reading a textbook, i.e., you teach yourself veterinary medicine (learned from a friend who is a 1st year)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Everything I wrote in the impressed negatively section, and that they have no teaching hospital. Instead, they have Banfield (who I hate)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I would never attend this school. If it was my only choice, I would reapply the next year instead of starting. Almost $300,000 of debt to teach myself is stupid. PBL and absolutely no lectures or structure work for some people, but not for me. There are schools that are AVMA accepted, do case studies, lectures, and physical exams the first year. It may not be called PBL, but the school has similar programs elsewhere in nicer areas and nicer facilities." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

2 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?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

ONT

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Shilo Inn Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/05/2010

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

No Response

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

2 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Use e-mail to communicate acceptances. If the only form of communication between them and students is e-mail, then why snail mail the acceptance/waitlist/rejection letters? Or use the phone!" Report Response

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