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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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 do for fun?" Report Response

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

"Cliche alert: Why are you interested in medicine?" Report Response

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

"How has your home life (I was a military child, moved around often) affected your development and potential medical skill set?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How have your research experiences helped prepare you for a career as a physician?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain the disparity between your very high MCAT and your diappointing undergraduate grades." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed the UVM catalog and curriculum to formulate questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The renewed and state-of-the-art physical campus, the enthusiasm of the admissions staff (Mary Campbell)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Out-of-state tuition." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"No surprises here." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewer was suffering from a nasty cold, and so it was very hard to gauge his body language. In addition, he kept interrupting the interview to reach for a cough drop or tissue, and his cell phone rang a few times, conveniently when I was espousing my virtues as a prospective medical student." 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?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

BTV

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Lang House

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/02/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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