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  • University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Burlington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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 medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why Vermont?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How will you deal with the fact that most of your work time will be spent in small rooms dealing with minutia?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, Vermont website, my AMCAS" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The whole place impressed me. The students were stoked, the facilities were fine, the program is progressive (if untested)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"1: The cost is immense for out of staters. 2: Six months of winter. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The new curriculum is just that: new. The class entering this August will be the crash test dummies for the new program. I don't think that elements of it have been beta tested at all. The VIC will be introduced all at once, not phased in." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The admissions staff puts together a good day for applicants. Interviewees get lots of information about the area and the school. The financial aid presentation is a good feature. When the staffer passed out the information on indebtedness, you could see the faces of some applicants just drop. Those numbers definately test your committment. My interviewer was a retired faculty member. He was well-versed in my application package and he had some pertinent questions. As another poster noted, he left numerous pregnant pauses. I felt no need to fill the silence. He didn't seem bummed by it either. He harped a bit on some elements of my background but I answered those questions and moved on. I did spend a fair amount of the interview disagreeing with him on several issues. I was disappointed that he was unable to answer some specific questions regarding the curriculum change. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/18/2003

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