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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?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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 are your strengths and weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"Who has been an influential person in your life?" Report Response

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

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

What was the most interesting question?

"What current areas of basic research in biology will lead to new cures in medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Who in your life have you had to deal with to work toward a common goal, but who you did not like or respect?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website, read AMCAS, reviewed research, talked to students day before" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Beautiful location and facilities; very friendly admissions staff and students; some of the use of technology; flexibility in the last year for electives and research." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Too obsessed with use of technology (?); they do not videotape lectures; while curriculum is newfangled with its block approach, the science is still almost completely lecture, not much small group work or problem-based learning in the first year and a half." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"zip" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day was pleasant and low-key. Started with presentation on the VIC and admissions process, then lunch with students and brief tour, then interview. I stayed with a student and had a chance to see downtown and hang out with some students the night before." 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2006

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

6 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?

8 out of 10

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