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  1. stoneage

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    Can any current students explain what you did for clinicals in your first year? It seems like you would be acting as a vet tech since you don't have any academic instruction behind you at all? Were you restraining animals and observing or was there any level of responsibilty that you think of clinical rotations traditionally having?
     
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  3. AlfieEquestrian

    AlfieEquestrian 2+ Year Member

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    Great.... I'm IS too and was hoping the cutoff was lower... I got the impression that it was closer to a 3.1-3.2 and anyone above that went on to the second round. Guess my 3.3 cumulative and 3.0 science GPA won't be cutting it then? :(
     
  4. Tco87

    Tco87 Illinois 2016 5+ Year Member

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    If you didn't get a rejection letter in December, than you did make the phase 1 cuts. I know someone who's in state and she was notified then by snail mail.
     
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  5. greyhound326

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    interview invites are posted on the portal and mail was sent out today!
     
  6. nordicat

    nordicat Mizzou c/o 2016 7+ Year Member

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    The cutoff for OOS vs IS is usually a bit higher due to there being so many more OOS people competing for fewer spots, I believe!
     
  7. Scrantonvet

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    Status page update and interview offered!! OOS was mailed 1/09
     
  8. BlackDog618

    BlackDog618 Tufts c/o 2016! 5+ Year Member

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    Good luck to everyone who applied! I wasn't expecting them to post this soon.
     
  9. NStarz

    NStarz Ohio State c/o 2016 7+ Year Member

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    Interview offered :eek: I wasn't expecting to get one, given the horrendous essay I wrote :laugh: Congrats to everyone else who received an offer!
     
  10. BlackDog618

    BlackDog618 Tufts c/o 2016! 5+ Year Member

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    These past 2 days have been great for you, NStarz! Congrats!
     
  11. NStarz

    NStarz Ohio State c/o 2016 7+ Year Member

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    Thanks Blackdog! Everyone on here has been so wonderful. I don't know what I would do without SDN. You guys really get this process and have been so supportive throughout it.
     
  12. greyhound326

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    does anyone know when the interview is?
     
  13. nordicat

    nordicat Mizzou c/o 2016 7+ Year Member

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    Wahoo! Congrats, all! I live ~1.5hr away from campus and 30 min away from Midway airport, so lmk if anyone needs a place to stay! :) Iirc, 5 years ago we all interviewed on the same day.
     
  14. nordicat

    nordicat Mizzou c/o 2016 7+ Year Member

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    No idea, but it's usually between the middle & end of February. My mail hasn't come yet, but I'm IS so The Letter may be in there today. I'll let y'all know if I get it.
     
  15. greyhound326

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    thanks! appreciate it
     
  16. What exactly did your status update say about being offered an interview....mine says please wait for official letter mailed 1/09/2012....
    i called the office and left a message because i am very confused :(
     
  17. Scrantonvet

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    Interview Offered - Please wait for official letter mailed 01/09/12
     
  18. UIUCHopeful

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    Interview offered!! I was looking on UIUC page and looks like interviews are Feb. 13th.
     
  19. Moonwatcher

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    Where does it say Interview Offered? It says official letter mailed 1/9/2012.
     
  20. UIUCHopeful

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    Mine says interview offered- and that the offical letter was mailed yesterday
     
  21. orca2011

    orca2011 PennWe c/o 2016!!! 5+ Year Member

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    Mine says Interview offered as well. I really hope I get that letter before the 17th. I have a flight voucher with Southwest that expires that day and would really like to use that money before it goes to waste.
     
  22. bbeventer

    bbeventer Illinois 2016 5+ Year Member

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    Mine says interview offered as well. I wont fully believe it till I have the piece of paper in my hand, but right now I am super excited!
     
  23. nordicat

    nordicat Mizzou c/o 2016 7+ Year Member

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    Not in today's mail for me; probably tomorrow if they did indeed mail 'em on the 9th!
     
  24. nordicat

    nordicat Mizzou c/o 2016 7+ Year Member

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    Glad you found this! Still no mail here.
     
  25. BlackDog618

    BlackDog618 Tufts c/o 2016! 5+ Year Member

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    Just wondering where on the website you saw this UIUC? I need to request the time off from work and just want to make sure I have the correct dates. Thanks!
     
  26. UIUCHopeful

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  27. ianjw

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    Hmmm, and if it says "Interview Confirmation Status: Please wait for official letter mailed 01/09/12" then we can assume it isn't an interview letter arriving?
     
  28. NStarz

    NStarz Ohio State c/o 2016 7+ Year Member

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    Mine specifically says:

    "Interview Offered - Please wait for official letter mailed 01/09/12"
     
  29. orca2011

    orca2011 PennWe c/o 2016!!! 5+ Year Member

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    Anyone else a little nervous about doing a behavior-based style interview???
     
  30. nordicat

    nordicat Mizzou c/o 2016 7+ Year Member

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    I did it before 5 years ago, it's not so bad :) Just review your personal experiences and review the interview feedback here on SDN!
     
  31. bbeventer

    bbeventer Illinois 2016 5+ Year Member

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    I am a little. I am not good at recalling situations and using them as examples. I guess I will have to do a lot of pre-brainstorming before hand.
     
  32. orca2011

    orca2011 PennWe c/o 2016!!! 5+ Year Member

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    Sameee. That's why I'm worried. Also, I feel like I haven't been in a whole lot of situations where there was a situation I had to fix. Or maybe I'm just super forgetful. Or both.
     
  33. bbeventer

    bbeventer Illinois 2016 5+ Year Member

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    Same. I think I am the type where its just not a big deal so if I sit around awhile I can probably think of something, but most likely I have forgotten most conflicts that have occurred in my life.
     
  34. fromthebox

    fromthebox UMN Intern 2017-18 5+ Year Member

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    Not my thread, but practice or "mock" interviews are great for this sort of thing. Put your suit or at least your heels on, walk into a room and have friends act as your committee, reading questions from SDN interview feedback. Helps you practice coming up with scenarios to explain.
     
  35. kakurubird

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    Also, another interview tip, most college career centers will do mock interviews (and I think I've seen my grad advertise Skype advising sessions, so they'd probably do Skype mock-interviews also; worth asking about if you've graduated) and I'm sure they would be happy to use a set of questions you provide (or at least focus on a certain type of question, if there is something you're more worried about being able to answer). For me at least, it's really different answering questions asked by someone I know pretty well versus someone I don't know or have maybe only met once or twice.
     
  36. bbeventer

    bbeventer Illinois 2016 5+ Year Member

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    Has anyone received their letter yet?
     
  37. UIUCHopeful

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    Still waiting on mine. I would assume it will be in the mail today- I hope.
     
  38. nordicat

    nordicat Mizzou c/o 2016 7+ Year Member

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    Just got the letter in the mail today! The date is indeed February 13th, and everyone will be interviewing the same day. See you guys there!!! :) :luck:
     
  39. bbeventer

    bbeventer Illinois 2016 5+ Year Member

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    Can't wait to get mine :luck: Wish I wasn't in Oregon right now or I would be checking my mail box every 5 seconds.
     
  40. dressage5

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    For those of you who are IS applicants and who received interviews, are any of you willing to share what your cum and science GPAs are?

    I'm applying to Illinois this upcoming summer/fall, and the 3.62 cum OOS GPA cutoff for this application round is scaring me . . . .

    Thanks!
     
  41. bbeventer

    bbeventer Illinois 2016 5+ Year Member

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    Once acceptances are sent out there is normally a Accepted student Stat post created.
     
  42. mulletsarelove

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    For those of you that have their letter, does the letter have the time of the interview assignment on it?
     
  43. nordicat

    nordicat Mizzou c/o 2016 7+ Year Member

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    Yeah, and unfortunately, they must have not gotten the memo that I'm not a morning person! :laugh:
     
  44. BlackDog618

    BlackDog618 Tufts c/o 2016! 5+ Year Member

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    I hope I get a morning or early afternoon interview! The last flight out back to Boston leaves at 530pm so if I get one of the later interviews, I'll be staying another night in Illinois and missing an extra day of work. I tried calling the offices today to find out about times, but I guess they don't have them listed in their system. Looks like I'll be calling my parents every hour while I'm at work tomorrow to check for the mail.
     
  45. rescuemom

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    Once you've gotten an interview gpa no longer matters. 75% of the final decision is the application and 25% is interview...look on the site where it explains "phases" of the application process
     
  46. orca2011

    orca2011 PennWe c/o 2016!!! 5+ Year Member

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    My mom is kind of hoping for one a little later in the day I think. I just got an interview with Auburn, which I set up for the 10th to avoid any potential conflicts with Tufts since I'm still hoping for an invite from them. My mom and I were planning on driving down and staying with my Uncle in Georgia since he lives 2 hours away from Auburn, but I guess she wants to stay an extra day in Georgia to visit everyone. This means I wouldn't be getting pack to PA until sometime Sunday evening. Ended up getting into a little bit of an argument. It's not like I have much control over these things...
     
  47. bbeventer

    bbeventer Illinois 2016 5+ Year Member

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    Orca are you planning on bringing your Mom to your interview? I am trying to figure out if I should ask mine to tag along. It is only a 2 hour drive for us :)
     
  48. orca2011

    orca2011 PennWe c/o 2016!!! 5+ Year Member

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    To Illinois? I'm not sure as I might be taking Nordi up on her offer since I can only fly into Midway if I want to use my money from a cancelled Southwest flight last year. She came to all of mine last year (except Penn really-she drove me there but couldn't partake in anything like the tour) and I liked having her there. Sometimes I think she knows me better than myself and can get a feel too if I belong somewhere. If I was only 2 hours away, I would probably bring her; my mom helps keep me relaxed a bit too.
     
  49. bbeventer

    bbeventer Illinois 2016 5+ Year Member

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    Thats great that your mom is able to keep you so relaxed. I guess I will ask mine if she want to tag along.
     
  50. BlackDog618

    BlackDog618 Tufts c/o 2016! 5+ Year Member

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    Just booked my flight and hotel... I'm so excited!!! :soexcited: Does anyone know where they're staying yet and would anyone like to plan a dinner/breakfast? Otherwise it's going to be me eating by myself in the hotel.
     
  51. nordicat

    nordicat Mizzou c/o 2016 7+ Year Member

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    When are you staying at the hotel? I'm thinking about going down on 2/12 and staying the night since my interview's at the buttcrack of dawn :laugh:
     

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