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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?

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?

1 interview, 1 observer

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)?

"There are several doctors in my family, so my interviewer asked me why I chose veterinary medicine over human medicine." Report Response

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

"Please tell me more about the experience you mentioned in your personal statement." Report Response

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

"What other careers did you explore before deciding on veterinary medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"There wasn't one question in particular that really intrigued me. The entire interview was interesting and conversational." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No difficult questions per se. Just had a hard time explaining one of my experiences." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read over all the questions on SDN. They didn't necessarily help because the interview was really personalized. Reading over my application DEFINITELY did help, though. The interviewer had a copy she marked with notes and questions in front of her, so she flipped through and asked me about specific experiences." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The current VMD students. They were incredibly friendly and willing to answer questions." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The veterinary campus. It may have been the cold, snowy weather that made it look gloomy. Regardless, it didn't leave the best impression on me. It may have also been the city. Philly is like a flat New York. Charming in some parts, but crowded and somewhat dirty in others." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Come with a ton of questions for the VMD students. Have coffee, exercise beforehand...do whatever gives you energy. While the entire process may only be 5 or so hours, having to be "on" can be tiring!" 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?

Out of 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?

$501+

What airport did you use?

PHL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hilton

Would you recommend the hotel?

Yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

January 6, 2017

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

8 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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"It would be wonderful if interviewees could sit in on a class!" Report Response

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