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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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 be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"How does the American system of healthcare compare to Canada's?" Report Response

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

"Why don't you want to be a politician? They want to improve the world." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If someone found a homeless person passed out downtown and they were brought to the hospital, do you think that they would be denied care? Why or why not?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your responsibility to one of your patients who refuses to stop smoking but wants a cure for one of their smoking-related medical issues?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview, spoke with students and faculty from the school, reviewed my application, read up on medical ethics and health news." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Laid-back and supportive students and admissions staff. A wonderful time to apply to UVM because of the new curriculum, new addition onto the hospital, and new medical education center on the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Would have liked a more diverse cross-section of the student body to interact with during the lunch chat session. The three students were friendly and knowledgable but were very similar." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my interviewer would not be laid-back like the majority of the interviewers are. He gave a WONDERFUL interview but challenged me quite a bit with his questions." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Intense. The interviewer didn't let me off the hook with my answers. He challenged me and asked very engaging questions. We got into a nice debate about the local hospital's evolution into a state-of-the-art healthcare facility. He told me that I did very well at the end, which was wonderful to hear." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/06/2006

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

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