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Hello from the dark side -

I was just curious if the was any interest in an MDapplicants.com-like site for DVM applicants. I am guessing it would take a little longer to really reach critical mass, considering there are far fewer schools, but it's just a thought, and I wanted to see if anyone thought it was a good idea....
 

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xaelia said:
Hello from the dark side -

I was just curious if the was any interest in an MDapplicants.com-like site for DVM applicants. I am guessing it would take a little longer to really reach critical mass, considering there are far fewer schools, but it's just a thought, and I wanted to see if anyone thought it was a good idea....


I think that is a great idea. In addition to vet schools I applied to one MD program this year and I learned a lot from MDapplicants.com. I think prospective DVM applicants would gain a lot from a DVMapplicants.com-ish site. It would give many a better idea of what accepted applicants had done to get in. Can't hurt!

Adeno
 

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I think it's a fantastic idea. I looked around at it some even though I didn't apply to med schools. Anything with stats/helpful info from those have gone before would have been great. StudentDoctor is the only true resource I have and I would have been happy to have an addition to the people on the forum.
 

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I do have a question regarding the veterinary school admissions process: are there schools that do not interview candidates? If so, which ones? All medical schools interview folks prior to admission....
 

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xaelia said:
I do have a question regarding the veterinary school admissions process: are there schools that do not interview candidates? If so, which ones? All medical schools interview folks prior to admission....

Yeah Schools like cornell and Iowa do not interview candidates. I'm sure there are others.
 

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UGA does not interview and Missouri doesn't interview out-of-state applicants. I think there might be more that interview only in-staters, but I'm not quite sure.
 

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almostglue said:
UGA does not interview and Missouri doesn't interview out-of-state applicants. I think there might be more that interview only in-staters, but I'm not quite sure.

Oklahoma State does not interview out-of-staters (i almost went there! without ever having been even to Oklahoma hehe)
 

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I think it is more common for schools to not interview out-of-state applicants these days.

I am going to Oklahoma State without an interview, though I did go down there to visit last fall (was also looking at grad programs). I do recommend visiting, even if it is the year before. When there was a problem with my app this spring, they remembered that I had visited.
 

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No, I would say it is not common at all. I only knew a couple of people who applied to UK schools.
It is expensive, far away, and there are plenty of schools to choose from in the States.



xaelia said:
Do U.S. pre-veterinary students frequently apply to schools in the United Kingdom as well?
 

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are_jay said:
and there are plenty of schools to choose from in the States.

haha I wouldnt say "plenty" of schools to choose from :-/ especially considering most states have only one vet school, and some don't have any at all!

but yeah, going abroad for school is not a common thing i dont think. i considered it, but only to Scotland, and only because i have family (through my husband) that live in the north of England.
 

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By "plenty" I didn't mean in each state, but nearly 30 in the US beats the small number in the UK. Sure, it is nice, in more ways than one, to go to school as an in-state resident. I think my biggest mistake my first year was only applying to my in-state school, and I hear about people doing it all the time. Anyway, my point was that there is more selection here.



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haha I wouldnt say "plenty" of schools to choose from :-/ especially considering most states have only one vet school, and some don't have any at all!

but yeah, going abroad for school is not a common thing i dont think. i considered it, but only to Scotland, and only because i have family (through my husband) that live in the north of England.
 

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are_jay said:
By "plenty" I didn't mean in each state, but nearly 30 in the US beats the small number in the UK.

actually, in the UK&Ireland there are nine schools altogether (seven in England and Scotland, two in Ireland) and considering the population of the UK and Ireland is (combined) about 65million people, compared to the US's 296million....

you can see that in the UK and Ireland there is one school per 7.2million people, whereas in the US there is only one school per 10.6million people. :)

so, its almost the same, with the UK having a slight edge. so even though it seems like the UK has less "choices" than we do, its just that theyre so much smaller than we are, and it might get a bit ridiculous (but awesome for pre-vets) if the UK had 28 schools.

oh, and in the UK, you are always going to an "in-state" school...since they dont have "states" as such. so, they don't have as raw a deal as it might seem.

i swear i'm not trolling! just bored and felt like replying.
 

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are_jay said:
By "plenty" I didn't mean in each state, but nearly 30 in the US beats the small number in the UK. Sure, it is nice, in more ways than one, to go to school as an in-state resident. I think my biggest mistake my first year was only applying to my in-state school, and I hear about people doing it all the time. Anyway, my point was that there is more selection here.


oh, and haha, i think i totally misunderstood the point you were going for ;-)

a *US student* has more schools to choose from in the US than the UK's nine schools. i get it. nevermind!
 

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Hi there...I'm from Brazil and just like someone to explain me exactly what is this process of "applicants"...I guess we don't have a similar process here with interviews and all that stuff. Don't you have to do some tests???
Thanks!
 
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