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University of Vermont College of Medicine
University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1819
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University of Vermont College of Medicine (UVM)
Allopathic Medical School
Burlington
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 243 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 2 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $47,118
  • Non - Resident Tuition $57,726
  • Application Fee $80
  • AVG MCAT 515
  • AVG GPA 3.8
  • LIZZYM Score 71.6

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Medical Student Admissions
  • The Courtyard at Given S100
  • 89 Beaumont Avenue
  • Burlington 5405
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The College of Medicine, in alliance with Fletcher Allen Health Care, has as its mission to render the most compassionate and effective care possible, to train new generations of caring physicians in every area of medicine, and to advance medical knowledge through research. We serve - and learn from - the community.

Curriculum

The Vermont Integrated Curriculum (VIC) provides primary education in genetics, epidemiology, ethics, social and biological variations of culture, and health care systems in addition to a solid foundation in basic health science knowledge and clinical skills. Also included are programs in leadership skills, professional development, research and teaching skills. Assessment provides continuing feedback on students progress and certifies competency to move forward in the curriculum.

Facilities

As a UVM student, you will have the opportunity to experience clinical training in a variety of settings including teaching hospitals Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Maine Medical Center in Portland, as well as with local physicians in their practices. These settings provide students with the opportunity to work with distinctly different populations of patients in clinical settings. Most of the College's clinical training takes place at adjacent teaching hospital Fletcher Allen Health Care, which comprises a large multi-specialty outpatient clinic, 22 satellite facilities including primary care locations, and a tertiary-level referral medical center hospital.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 202
Negatively 19
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.15 237

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.76 178

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The turnaround for a decision is very long. If it is possible to make decisions more efficient or to communicate a timeline for when a decision will be rendered that would be helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Closing remarks" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have the current medical students give a tour, also make sure to introduce who is speaking." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have more current students involved on interview day - maybe as tour guides. More than just having lunch with a couple of students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, they are amazing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"More student-lead aspects of the interview day would be nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions office is great. Very friendly, very thorough. I felt like I got a lot from the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had such a great day. The presentation by the admissions officer was really smooth, and I apprecia" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was great" More from this Member | Report Response

"PLEASE shorten the first presentation. It was way too long and the speaker didnt seem into it." More from this Member | Report Response

"As an out-of-state interviewee, I liked the fact that the interview day didn't start until 10am." More from this Member | Report Response

"The financial aid talk was unnecessarily long in my opinion. Also, the evaluation room where I had" More from this Member | Report Response

"Longer and more involved tours" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, they were very helpful in working with me to coordinate interview dates so I could visit sever" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"more extensive tour of hospital facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have lunch with the students in the cafeteria instead of a meeting room - more friendly and we'd get" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was great. I was able to sit in on a class but this was not part of the day. This classro" More from this Member | Report Response

"My only suggestion would be to give a more in-depth tour of the clinical facilities. We only went t" More from this Member | Report Response

"None - they were great and the day went very smoothly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please get better name tags!! It was a bit annoying to have the tag curling up and eventually fallin" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very little--the day went really well." More from this Member | Report Response

"You might want to make it easier to find the admissions office - I had to do some searching on the w" More from this Member | Report Response

"lower tuition!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Either give a set date for decisions or say 'we don't know'. I couldn't sleep well for weeks after" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"MMI, so can't reveal too much. There were 9 total stations, 1 was a patient interaction." More from this Member | Report Response

"I won't disclose the contents of the MMI. From my understanding, it was a typical MMI." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about experience X." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had an unexpected free day, what would you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your unbalanced MCAT score." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is there such a disparity between your grades in the humanities and those in the sciences? (Asked this twice, although worded slightly different)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You could go to your state school and pay much less money. Why do you think UVM would be worth the extra money?" More from this Member | Report Response

"specific questions about my file (activities, grades, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to live in Vermont? (I live in Texas)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think health care should be paid for in the U.S.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the negatives of becoming a physician? How would you deal with those aspects as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your life etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 3 of the biggest problems in medicine right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All about my AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who has been the greatest influence on your life" More from this Member | Report Response

"Proudest achievement outside of academics/science/clinical research/medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing after you graduate? (I finish in December)" More from this Member | Report Response

"just questions about my experiences, very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doc?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the advantages and disadvantages to going into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you had to take care of someone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your career before med school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? Why UVM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? " More from this Member | Report Response

"You're in front of the admissions committee panel. Tell us why we should take you over someone else." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your plans if you don't get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel your background has prepared you for primary care practice." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been a positive impact on your life? What has been a negative impact on your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UVM? Why Vermont?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of Vermont?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a personallity trait that sets you apart." More from this Member | Report Response

"(Personal questions about AMCASS app) " More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Vermont? Why UVM? Why Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why uvm? vermont?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain MCAT scores and GPA." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the USA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UVM? Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you deserve to attend UVM over the other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you are not accepted this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you hear about UVM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience in Ghana. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Bioethics scenario questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decided to go into medicine (later in life, since I'm a non-trad)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review of logistics from AMCAS app; where I went to school, where I grew up, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you considering the MD/PhD program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years." More from this Member | Report Response

" How did you decide that lab research isn't for you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you have done well thus far, what are your weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UVM? Why the northeast?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the origins of xxx language(obscure language I am familiar with)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you handled your ailment (mentioned above)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Was a conversation, no questions were asked. We just hit it off. Just like old buddies talking..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What intellectual pursuits have you taken while in school? What did you enjoy about these experiences? What did you not enjoy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your job" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see (U.S.) healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have about UVM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? There are plenty of other professions where you can help people." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your research, teaching, and other jobs ..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about an issue in medicine. (be prepared to know this issue IN DEPTH)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Comment on an experience that you've had with a difficult person." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you ready for the intensity of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you know you wanted to be a physician when you first attended undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your clinical experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to vermont?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to UVM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of medicine do you want to practice? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the major issues you see in health care in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your activities " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, why UVM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you learn to type at your highschool? (First question)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research/what does ____ mean?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What classes are you taking?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your thesis." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself 15 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why vermont?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me some of your successes and failures." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about this article you wrote." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UVM amongst all the other great schools out there? What's so special about this place?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one problem that you forsee yourself having as a med student? As a resident? As a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine/UVM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you end up knowing becoming an MD is what you wanted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your community service..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about what you have done since graduation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UVM? Why Syracuse for undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say is a weakness of yours?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Weaknesses? Over and over and over she dwelled on my weaknesses. I can only hope that means she thought I was a strong candidate." More from this Member | Report Response

"Your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what should I tell the committee on your behalf?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your town like" More from this Member | Report Response

"why uvm" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Why do you want to come to UVM? Where do you see yourself in 10 years, what field of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your positive attributes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your work experience (i.e. clinical research)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you anticipate to be the greatest challenge you will face in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UVM? Your strengths & weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't get into med school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your friends and family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why not a social worker or nurse instead? (You will definitely be asked this question!!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What influences shaped you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of malpractice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did Native Am. etc.? What do you think will be hardest in med school? How can I explain to the admissions commitee that you're scores are not reflective of how intelligent you are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses? Are you a reader and what book are you currently reading? Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the bigest problem in health care right now? Why medicine? Why the University of Vermont? If a kid comes to your office with a genetic problem and the monther says don't tell my minor kid about his/her disease? what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why didn't you take any time off between medical school and college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about *blah* experience from my AMCAS. (The interviewer obviously had spent a lot of time reviewing it.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"euthanasia" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician? What are some of your strengths? Why UVM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UVM?, Why move from CA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine (as a second career)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"view on physician assisted suicide" More from this Member | Report Response

"What lead you to want to go into the medical field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MD/Phd? This was more of a grilling session...(the guy pretty much presented the woefully long duration of the program, difficulty level, stress afterwards to dissaude me...I just smiled." More from this Member | Report Response

"wat is the problem w healthcare today and solutions to it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is a role model of yours?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So tell me about yourself. Start anywhere you like." More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the nobel in med awarded for" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the political make up of Vermont?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your service activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is partial birth abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't remember...mostly converstaional questions...very pleasant" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you over the other applicant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do during your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine and not another profession where you can help people one on one?" More from this Member | Report Response

"very conversational... where do you want to settle in the future? why uvm? why medicine? are you a patriots fan? oh, and my interviewer knew my file really well (particularly my personal statement and a select few activities) so be prepared to go in-depth with your responses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you used empathy." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you need to improve on before/during medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could invite a famous person to dinner, who would you invite?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"give an example of a failure in your life" More from this Member | Report Response

"How well do you work with other people? (i.e. are you a leader or a follower)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would the person who knows you best say about your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Clarify the phrase: "There is no social justice without a single payer system"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why not physical therapy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UVM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why med school and more specifically WHY UVM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you improved from last year/what have you done differently this cycle?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you different from other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor and not some other health care professional?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain to me your email address." More from this Member | Report Response

"two strengths, and THREE weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

""I don't understand why you said" this or that...." More from this Member | Report Response

"what hardships do you think you will have as a med student? as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if you couldn't be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if you didn't get into medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"WHere do you see yourself in ten years? Describe your typical work day." More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you apply to uvm?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come here? (asked in various ways for the first 15-20 minutes of the interview) probably important for them to ask applicants from warmer climates and big cities--totally understandable" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about x experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very few actual questions. Mostly it was a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's a book you've read recently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your special experience in college changed you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting, just had me repeate my application over and over." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see medicine changing when you become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can more doctors be drawn to work in rural areas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many youth do you have praying for you? (based off of a reference in my AMCAS application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really interesting, but he seemed very interested in getting to know my family life and background. He asked me to tell him where my parents came from and their background as well as my life story... It was low stress though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your thesis" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does the general public perceive physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was conversational; there wasn't just one interesting question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the new healthcare reform? (It was like a day after it had passed...we spent most of the interview conversing about this topic)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me your ideal day off. What you would do, where, with whom, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you couldn't go into medicine? What will our health care system look like in 5 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have I read recently? That led into finding that the interviewer and I both have the same interest" More from this Member | Report Response

"In what ways do South Americans lead better lifestyles than Americans? (Because I studied there)" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were very expected, nothing out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most interesting thing you saw while working in an ER?" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Say something interesting about yourself. So if you are interviewing, have an answer ready." More from this Member | Report Response

"You talked about attending x conference in your AMCAS application, who should get to decide how organs are distributed and by what method?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to deal with people you don't agree with? Tell me about an experience dealing with someone different than you." More from this Member | Report Response

"What achievement are you proudest of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your perfect day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your high school visits (I went back to my HS last year and I'm going back this year again to talk to kids about college. We actually spent a good deal of time on this.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be your approach to deal with a difficult or uncooperative patient, give an example of how you've handled it in your clinical experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the worst problem in health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you think focusing on MCAT scores is a good way for medical schools to distinguish applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your wildest dreams?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What one thing do you want to accomplish?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who made the most impression on your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you read anything good lately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you'll handle the power of being a physician? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide on your undergraduate institution, and how does that inform your decisionmaking process for a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"more conversational, with a few basic questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just standard questions about my aplpication." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no interesting questions - all were very bland. This was disappointing, as I was hoping for thought-provoking questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you come to the U.S. to study medicine(all the way from Korea)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Problems with the Canadian Healthcare system" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you think that your creative spirit will be subdued if you go into primary care" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who's your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a challenge you've overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What scares you about becoming a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"who founded uvm" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How me might approach the health care problem in the U.S. (though he did not really ask me we kind just discussed it)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did UVM stand for? It was asked during a group session before the interview process began. Google it for the meaning!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you like writting? (I never mentioned that in file or discussion)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about very specific hypothetical bioethics situations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you publish your paper under an alias?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think a Dr should be paid?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All were pretty straight-forward ''tell me about yourself and experience ''type questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question pertaining to my upbringing and how I have supported myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your research (plant bio / agricultural) relate to human medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about how you got to see surgery at age 12." More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't recall any particularly striking question that made me go, wow, what a neat question! Every question was sort of run of the mill" More from this Member | Report Response

" It was more of a conversation, so no difficult or unique questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your sister's diabeties." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I pick my major? What made me change paths from History to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you move a 200 lbs keg?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me three words with which to describe you to the admissions committee." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did I deal with a past ailment listed on my AMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response

"What current areas of basic research in biology will lead to new cures in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your spare time? In all of those experiences, can you tell me about one very positive and one very negative experience? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most difficult thing you will face as a Physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the most difficult thing for you to deal with in medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a typical day as you see it 10 years from now starting from when you wake up." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't get in this year? What if you couldn't ever become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"[I am a non-trad applicant who went to law school before really deciding on medicine.] When did you finally get your " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer asked me a lot of questions about my background specifically." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had all the knowledge of the human genome what would you do with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was directly asked the basic questions like tell me about yourself, your interest in UVM, why you want to be a doctor, and then the rest of the interview was basically just a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I say to the admissions committee when it's time to talk about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Hospice is a socially accepted form of euthanasia." Agree, disagree, why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I respond if a terminally ill patient disclosed they were considering suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have your research experiences helped prepare you for a career as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you would be able to adjust to the atmosphere of Vermont" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare health care systems of the US and of the UK." More from this Member | Report Response

"Were you interested in becoming a doctor while you were in college? (i've taken several years off)" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteer experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"I showed an interest in pediatric oncology and the interviewer's response was: "Dont you realize these kids are going to die? Why would you want to be part of that?" " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a day all to yourself what would you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book that you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important problem facing medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If someone found a homeless person passed out downtown and they were brought to the hospital, do you think that they would be denied care? Why or why not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could write your own eulogy what would you want to be remembered for?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a difficult situation (with a person) you had to handle?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of movies/books do you like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose MD rather than MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does the trauma service at your institution compare to UVM's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult. All specific questions pertaining to my essay and activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were new to an area and needed to be seen by a physician what is the #1 most important characteristic for that physician to have? (He would take "a cold fish scientist before a humanistic physician")." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know what (some obscure musical instrument) is?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you restructure public housing in Boston to promote more community? (Related to my volunteer experience)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your [interesting experience]." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, the usual: why vermont, how would you deal with the cold weather, " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did the Europeans treat you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about euthanasia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked about an article I had written for s journal. He said he hadn't heard of the disorder the article was about, but he asked a bunch of relevant follow-up questions, so he was definitely testing me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you role models and how did they impact your decision to enter medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"During which life transition did you decided to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you interested in Vermont because of the mountains? (my experience is very outdoorsy)" More from this Member | Report Response

"So why MD and not PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss your clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific question about my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not asked any questions that were interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your opinions on antibiotics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is Chinatown like in Philadelphia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your least favorite class that you took?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you foresee using genetics as an effective clinician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your co-workers say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you interested in participating in a MPH program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Speaking of drinking, what happened in your freshman year? (she wanted me to crack)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself practicing? ( I had mentioned my interest in international medicine)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can be done to provide health care in an equitable manner across the entire (national) population?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a 45min exploration of ethics, the question just kept becoming more focused and pointed after I answered. The interviewer was very attentive and didn't let me get away with making generalizations" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that spending three months working in a health clinic in a poor country really helps improve things?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing unexpected" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time in your life when you were so overwhelmed you didn't think you would make it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MD and not RN or DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think there has been an increase in the number of cases of ADHD diagnosed over the last few years? (this question was specific to me considering my research is in the area of child psychiatry and ADHD)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should government be responisible for the health insurance of every citizen?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself in a sentence." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you friends with your friends? What common link do you all have that makes you friends?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family and friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to major in neuroscience and philosophy? What connection do they have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to change the world? (this followed an idealistic tangent of mine)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have been the most important medical advances in the last 100 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing unusual. But they do make it a point to talk about some current health issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you who you are today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did being Native American play a role in your life/upbringing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What person has had the most impact on you in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about working in a homogeniously white population of Vermont? " More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were mostly standard. She really knew my application and asked about me research." More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions were interesting; the interviewer kept pressing me on my religious beliefs. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Take your pick: Taiwan politics, international policy, fishing in Lake Champlaign, perceptions of Americans overseas, being a military doctor, health care policy." More from this Member | Report Response

"euthanasia" More from this Member | Report Response

"Young woman (teenager), who is 17 years old, is in your office for a routine check-up, but is really there to find out if she is pregnant(and indeed she is), and her mom is outside in the waiting room, would you tell the mother about her daughter's pregnancy or not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about Spanish history and culture. ( I studied there for a year)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you improve your verbal score in a matter of a year? (I took the MCAT twice)" More from this Member | Report Response

"It sounds like you have a lot of experience working with patients, what do you think are the advantages of being an older student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides medicine, what other career interests you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"no one interesting question-just lots of good probing character and motivational questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What havent I asked you that you would like me to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How am I going to pay for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is the practice of medicine not ideal?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there any issue/has there been a time that just makes you want to jump out of the soap box and say something?" More from this Member | Report Response

"wat is the problem w healthcare today and solutions to it" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with a coworker who you have a problem with? I'm not sure why this tripped me up - just an unexpected question I guess. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you drink Coke?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the nobel in med awarded for" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should we do about the spread of AIDS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is it like for a person with so much on their plate to focus on one thing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do so many students from your school apply here at Vermont? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you manage all that you did? (referring to my activities)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Paint a portrait of your self to decribe your personality and strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ho do view the ethical issues surrounding engineered bodies and stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of medical ethics? (I'm not quite sure how I was supposed to answer this one . . . they're good?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Think about your career 50 years from now and tell me what you want your medical legacy to be. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about Cipro use in Anthrax scare. To assess Rxing to pt for use in case of infection." More from this Member | Report Response

"If your wife was sitting here what would she say were your strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your dance ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if i considered myself a type a or type b personality" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your high school experience like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was your role model in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Gave various scenarios that lead to a discussion of healthcare issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"Healthcare issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many questions asked me to draw from experiences and think aobut things a little more in depth than in some interviews. For example, did a particular patient stand out to me? Has a patient/family member of a patient ever angered me? What was my favorite book? Why was it my favorite book? What about the characters could I relate to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you think there are any negative aspects of attending UVM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where is health care going? What are some of the problems facing HC system in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you get your spunk from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your essense?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked if I had taken any courses, etc in ethics, and if I had I was asked to expound on a topic within medical ethics." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you have a unique contribution to the student body and to the school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"You care a lot for the people you work with, how do you deal with it when they fail or don't progress the way they should?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you deal with dying patients and death in general as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When you hang out with your friends, do you tend to just ogle women and talk sports, or are you guys out to figure out the meaning of life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you realize how boring being a doctor can be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"so you have close friends - what is it that makes people your friends? what is friendship?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was given a quote from Hemingway's Farewell to Arms and asked what I thought about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there a patient that you worked with that you found to be memorable? " More from this Member | Report Response

"In what ways did you mature from your volunteer experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you want to be remembered (i.e. an epitath)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your name mean and tell me about your parents." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever taken an unpopular stance/position and what was the experience like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything you've seen here at UVM that might dissuade you from coming here?" More from this Member | Report Response

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What do you like most about this school?

"Unique longitudinal programs for primary care RPAP (rural) and MetroPAP (urban underserved)." | Report Response

"The pre-clinical curriculum is well-run, well-taught, and efficient. The administration really takes care of the students. The extended MS4 is wonderful. Clinicians are great and enjoy teaching more than other places; I found that many came to Vermont simply because they liked it, and that happiness is reflected in how they treat students." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Not enough emphasis on/integration of social determinants of health, though I suppose this is more a fault of modern medical education in general." | Report Response

"Clinical years (as they are everywhere) are chaotic and inconsistent and the constant travel between away sites in FL, ME, and CT is draining." | Report Response

How frequently do pre-clinical medical school activities have mandatory attendance?

"Rarely." | Report Response

"Once a week at least, depending on clinical teaching sessions. There is a required weekly group session that runs the whole year." | Report Response

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