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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?

4 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)?

"How did you decide to become a physician?" Report Response

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

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"Besides medicine, what other career interests you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Besides medicine, what other career interests you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are your strengths/weaknesses?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, admissions brochure, talked with a student beforehand." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Interviewer was extremely friendly, students were friendly, open and honest, everyone seems to enjoy being there, students entering this fall will likely receive tablet PCs (most of the handouts and supplemental material are online/handed out on floppies -- this year the first years received laptops), integrated curriculum, instead of exam blocks (ie. several exams over the course of many days) students take one exam at the end of every block that encompasses many disciplines -- probably the same amount of work but only one exam." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lecture halls were a bit primitive, new curriculum is a "work in progress", construction won't be finished until sometime in 2005, winter is harsh there, Burlington is very rural, gym and student parking are a bit far from the medical school buildings." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"High tuition, virtually no possibility to gain in-state status, you take USMLE Step I in March or April of your second year, a lot of the new curriculum centers around the use of computers (quizes, grades, lecture notes/handouts, dissecting videos, more) -- one student said you could theoretically complete the entire basic sciences curriculum without ever really going to class except for labs and exams, although that's probably not recommended. Also, laptops are serviced and/or replaced by the school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"A good time was had by all." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/04/2004

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