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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

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"What do you anticipate to be the greatest challenge you will face in medical school?" Report Response

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

"Do you ski?" Report Response

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

"You appear to really enjoy the outdoors. Please elaborate?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"same as above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"mock interviews, UVM website and brochure, talked to students, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students appeared exceptionally down-to-earth. There doesn't seem to exist the same competitive attitude that can be found at other schools. Much more collegial at UVM." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school is under renovation therefore we could only tour the older, more archaic portions of the school (which most likely were the motivation to renovate in the first place)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You are told upon your arrival in the morning who will be interviewing you in the afternoon so you can do a little research on them in the student lounge, if you are so inclined." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was, as most students describe, very laid back. My interviewer made a conscious effort to avoid the traditional, patronizing rhetoric and instead focused on those areas of my application that were really exceptional. There were no trick questions, just open-ended directional comments that allowed for a free flow of ideas." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/30/2004

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