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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?

3 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)?

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

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

"What kind of things do you enjoy in your free time?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 or 15 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

"How do pronounce "aptotosis?" He had reviewed my file very thoroughly and was asking because I had worked in a dementia lab over 7 years ago. Couldn't remember much about that experience at all when asked." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the Vermont brochure twice, reviewed by AMCAS, and enjoyed myself." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"A lot. Of the 4 med schools I interviewed at, the students here were by far the happiest and most interesting. You get the impression that they think they are at the best med school in the world -- they genuinely have no regrets coming here. The faculty really do care about teaching the students -- there personality pervades the feel of the campus: chill, fun-loving, hard-working, focused but also can see the big picture. The curriculum is great too. The length of the interview day is perfect: not a dull moment because talking to students filled up any free time, and it gave you a great impression of the whole of the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Didn't have an opportunity to visit the hospital (which is still under construction.) It is hard to actually get to the med school (again, construction, and not enough parking.) Not many places to study because library is still not finished (again, construction.) " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To allot out some time to visit the actual University of Vermont undergraduate campus which is not adjoining the med school. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Wonderful experience -- loved the people and the environment. Still waiting on the admissions committee to get back to me. Learned that they only review applicants 3 times a year (December, February, and April), so future applicants, try to interview before February if you can. They do waitlist most OOS applicants, so that is a drawback. The only thing keeping me from making Vermont my top choice (because I really do think I would be amazingly happy with my fellow students, the curriculum, and my training here) is the geographic location. Vermont is cold and rainy/snowy/sleety for much of the wintertime, and there really isn't much to do for a CA warmblood who doesn't ski, loves to run/bike/swim outdoors. Also as an ethnic minority who loves many ethnic foods, I'm worried about finding people of similar background and good restaurants. Still Burlington is a pretty charming town, the University of Vermont undergrads probably add life and vitality to the area, and the summertime will be great. Still undecided where to go if they accept me." 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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