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FINALLY, an interview (at University of Vermont)! Please advise

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by singing doc, Mar 5, 2002.

  1. singing doc

    singing doc Member

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    Hello everyone! I've been wanting to post something, but didn't feel that I could since I hadn't gotten any good news from schools...but now, I finally got an interview at University of Vermont!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> Does anyone have good info about UVM? Thanks!
     
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    Check out Interviewfeedback.com
     
  4. rockaway

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    good luck singing doc!! Two docs that I know recently graduated from UVM...they have nothing but good things to say about the school...BTW, did they email or snail mail the invite ?...I hope it goes well for you
     
  5. Doctora Foxy

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    Congrats on the invite singingdoc! I just got one there too for 4/2 (via snail mail)...oops I can't find the postcard we have to send back, so I have to go look for it. :p

    I have heard great things about it: beautiful town, friendly people, and did you know they're ranked in the USnews primary care list? UVM is good stuff! I'm so excited.

    So congrats!

    p.s. I'm gonna stay with a student if possible. The admissions office never answers the phone when I try to call...

    p.p.s. There was a thread a few days ago about vermont-do a search and you'll find lots of previous threads about it :)
     
  6. altaskier

    altaskier Altaholics Anonymous 92'

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    I interviewed at UVM earlier and I really liked it. The atmosphere is very comfortable and relaxed. The school is nice. I liked the city of Burlington. As for the interview, you are interviewed by 2 faculty for one hour. However, there were people that were interviewed by 1 faculty. Nothing out of the ordinary in the interview. There are lots of posts about UVM. Check out some of the old posts.

    Good Luck!
     
  7. trout

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    I was interviewed by 1 faculty????

    my big advice is don't ask how much the ferry cost ($12) each way...I think I may have annoyed them when I asked if the school pays for it...(12x2x23=more money you have to borrow!) Also they are looking for people that will fit their school so be yourself....otherwise I love burlington such a nice area have fun!
     
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    altaskier Altaholics Anonymous 92'

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    Yeh...like I said some people were interviewed by one faculty, others by two. I was one of the ones who was interviewed by 2 faculty for 1 hour.
     
  9. singing doc

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    Thanks for replying...getting my first interview is VERY exciting for me, since I got a WHOLE BATCH of rejections each day for two weeks in February. I'm actually applying to reapplicant programs (all the med school UCs have them and Georgetown, Finch, MCP Hahnemann) just to cover my bases.

    Anyway, just to answer a few questions...

    rockaway: I got my invite snailmail-style.
    doctora foxy: my friend, cali boy, mentioned that you were going to UVM for an interview as well. actually, I know locitamd is going on the same day as I am...did you re-sked your interview to 4/9 as well? I'd be excited to meet you guys! :)

    to everyone else: thanks for your feedback! good luck with the process and stay sane! :D
     
  10. rockaway

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    thanks for the answer singing doc.....show them what you've got!!
     
  11. Optimistic

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    Congratulations and good luck for the interview. <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
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    good luck singingdoc! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> You will wow them with your pumping and bursting. <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />

    That was an inside joke.
     
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    singingdoc: the other day I must have called 6 times to schedule a student host and to ask if I could change my date, but no one ever answered the phone, so the last time I called I left a message (I hate leaving messages). Mary Keefe called me back 2 minutes later! I guess they screen their calls so that they're not harassed by anxious applicants.

    My point is that if you are interested in scheduling a student host, just leave a message :)

    I'll be there 4/2---sorry I won't get to meet you, but hey, this way I can give you a full report before you go! :D

    Foxy Mama
     
  14. SMW

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    I stayed with a student host (I had to call the school to get one). She was very nice and was working hard on borrowing me some interview clothes until my lost luggage showed up late the night before my interview. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> She even let me stay an extra night with her, as I had to choose between 2 nights there or 2 nights in Rochester. The fact that both the curriculum and the physical plant are under serious construction detracted from what was otherwise a wonderful place. What others have posted about the interview was also my experience. And whoever mentioned the stiflingly hot waiting room was right on! One of my interviewers was a little more formal/awkward (i.e. seemed to be reading from a list of prepared questions) than most others I've had. She did ask me some questions I'd not had before (not hard ethical/health system ones or anything like that). I did not like interviewing at the end of a long day, Thank God I'd gotten in early the day before, had been able to nap and was not too jet-lagged.

    I like the hippies in town and the liberal atmosphere. :cool: :p And the gorgeous lake and surroundings!!! :D Reminded me of home (except for the liberal atmosphere part <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> ). :)

    They've had a milder than normal winter. Not much snow, although there is some on the ground. It was pretty balmy when I was there, but I'm sure it can change quickly.

    Good luck, singingdoc and Dra. Foxy!!! :D :D
     
  15. singing doc

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    Doctora Foxy: I'm definitely calling to stay with a student host. Thanks for the advice. Also, I got even more excited about UVM when you told me that they're ranked for primary care, which is where I'd like to go ultimately.

    SMW: Thanks for the post. I'm from California so I'll probably need to be prepared for lower temperatures, but it's nice to hear that they're having milder weather. Hey, I'm glad your luggage came in eventually...what a nightmare, huh?

    Anyway, you guys have been great -- I really needed the advice since I didn't know anything about Vermont. :)
     

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