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  • University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Burlington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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)?

"Tell me about a time when you had to take care of someone." Report Response

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

"Who has told you NOT to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What is going to be challenging about med school? What are going to be the disadvantages of being a doctor?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How are you going to deal with people you don't agree with? Tell me about an experience dealing with someone different than you." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a failure." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"this website, school's website, reviewed healthcare system" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The use of technology is very impressive. I sat in on a Convergence (PBL) class, and thought it was very neat how they used COMET to get information about the patient. Also, all material from your 4 years there stays on your COMET webpage and is organized nicely. Virtual microscope is a plus. The PBL faculty member was very nice and attentive to me. The students are chill. Burlington is pretty, but I am partial to New England anyway. I was also impressed by the undergrad institutions represented by the fellow applicants." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The hospital seemed pretty small compared to others I've seen. The interview itself felt like an hour-long interrogation, but perhaps I had just been spoiled by the conversational interviews I had at other schools." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Considering UVM's high primary care ranking, I expected to see a school that pushed its students in that direction. However, I got the sense that they encouraged any and all career paths. The match list is impressive (probably due in part to the innovative/integrated curriculum), with people going into all sort of fields. That being said, UVM is not a research school, and when I asked about research, people were a little unsure of the opportunities -- still, I'm sure they can be found if you look hard enough." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2009

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 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?

"The financial aid talk was unnecessarily long in my opinion. Also, the evaluation room where I had" Report Response

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