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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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Tell me about your research and what you learned from it? " Report Response

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

"Why Vermont (this is VERY important I guess)?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would be your approach to deal with a difficult or uncooperative patient, give an example of how you've handled it in your clinical experiences" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are some of the biggest challenges facing medicine and can you offer any approaches to solve these problems?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website, read over applications, read about current topics in medical ethics and health care policy issues" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"setting of school is gorgeous (right on lake with mountains in background). undegrad campus is right there so you can use gym, library, etc. This school is a hidden gem--top notch research especially with translational applications, top 5 in US for primary care, and state of the art new facilities for both the med school and hospital which is 150 feet away from the school! The facilities are just amazing, you will have to see for yourself, very 21'st century with awesome architecture. Curriculum seems very forward thinking. Financial aid talk was best I have seen and answered many questions other schools couldn't. The students we met genuinely seemed like they were stoked on the school" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"it gets cold there in winter (of course) and the bars don't have happy hour (but they do have food specials) that's about it. not really any cute girls in the group :(" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing really" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If I was to open a med school and need a model of how to run a good interview day, this is it. 9:30 start (not 8, god that kills those of us coming from west coast), learn about school, tour, then interview. This school is phenomenal, I can't believe I almost didn't apply here. The VIC (curriculum) is a very progressive systems based learning mode with lots of PBL and the longitudinal patient care program seems to be excellent. Students here actually take the step 1 early and have time for clerkships in year 2, which allows more time for research or elective clerkships in later years--students say they killed the boards with the VIC approach I got my acceptance email recently and I enjoyed my day so much that it made a UC school I visited look pale by comparison. if you get an interview here go, but beware, you may full under UVM's spell :" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

Burlington

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western Windjammer

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/07/2008

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

9 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?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"none, they were very helpful in working with me to coordinate interview dates so I could visit sever" Report Response

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