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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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 intellectual pursuits have you taken while in school? What did you enjoy about these experiences? What did you not enjoy?" Report Response

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

"Some of the standard stuff: Why UVM, questions about experiences on AMCAS(they only have your amcas, no letters of rec), what type of doctor do you want to be..." Report Response

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

"What does UVM stand for? my interviewer didn't ask me this, but they asked other applicants in my group. It does NOT mean university of vermont. Google it, it's latin." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you do in your spare time? In all of those experiences, can you tell me about one very positive and one very negative experience? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None of the questions were hard!! My interviewer was a psychiatrist and it really felt like a therapy session...no, I didn't cry ;)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I overprepared; I spent lots of time brushing up on healthcare policy, ethics, current events. My interview, and everyone else's in my group was nothing more than a casual conversation. Very chill, relaxed, open, etc. So to prepare well, do some inner reflecting about the questions I've listed below. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Burlington is the shiznit: a quaint, rustic little town with old-world charm, like they would film a sitcom there or something...UVM has a true cozy, east coast feeling to it. Everyone is VERY friendly, and the hospital and medical school itself are very newly redone. I'm impressed. You will be too." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Going to UVM is heeella CA$H. If your an out-of-stater, you have to pay out of state tuition for all 4 years, totalling over 250,000. That didn't sound too bad, afterall, doctors make cheese right? But, the financial aid lady burst my bubble when she said the average monthly payment for a loan was over $1000 a month. While you're a resident making like $3000 a month? OUCH!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The admissions committee EXPLICITLY told us that most out-of-state applicants are placed on the waiting list. It kind of sucks that most of us will probably have to wait until may-june to hear if we got in or not..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My advice: -try to arrive early enough in Burlington so you have to time to walk around and smell the roses. Trust me, they smell good ;) -do not waste your time preparing for ethics questions here, their goal is to get to know you to HELP you. The interviewer is not on the Executive Committee. Rather, they leave a 1-page summary of your interview in your file with everything else, and your entire file is reviewed later. -The school is a non-competitive community that is very tight-knit. It's not a shark tank like most pre-med filled institutions. If you're into that, definately a good place to interview. If not, have fun in the tool box." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

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?

Wyndham

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/17/2006

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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