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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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 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" Report Response

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

"Do you think you can handle medical school? (asked 4-5 times in a row, answered something like this: yes, absolutely, definitely, infinitely sure I can hack it, I've survived X, Y, and Z, therefore I believe I can survive medical school...) (a test perhaps?)" Report Response

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

"in my application, he said it seemed music was as important to me as medicine, so why/how did i choose medicine..." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

"Why did you major in Neuroscience? (long story, but this question kind of led to a bad turn in the interview)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read the brochure" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the safety of the town and the friendliness of the people there; they're building a new hospital" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"not really any restaurants to eat at; you eat in pubs or breweries; lots of malls with nobody in them--not a bad thing, just a surprise" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"i should've brought an umbrella" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"i didn't feel my interviewer was hostile towards me, in fact he was pretty nice, a sweet retired doctor/professor; i just felt i couldn't read him and could not connect; the interview also didn't move forward very well; sometimes i felt we got sidetracked for relatively long moments; i felt he didn't ask very good questions; he would mention something from my application and then stop and smile at me and i didn't know if i should just talk about it or if there was a particular question to answer; it was just an odd interview that felt very long and drawn out; i was exhausted by the end of it; i tried very hard to keep the ball rolling, but it was tough, and i usually have an easier time talking to people; the students were very nice and friendly and seemed happy to be there; i think my experience here was unusual b/c i heard from other people that they had very good interviews" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/09/2002

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