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Travel to Vermont and Discussion

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Doctora Foxy, Feb 28, 2002.

  1. Doctora Foxy

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    Has anyone travelled from Burlington to Boston? What's the best way to do this without renting a car or driving? The interview is supposed to be over at 4 pm, so I may have to stay an extra night because the buses don't seem to operate very late from there. Also, did you stay with a student or in a hotel?

    I'd also appreciate any info about Vermont, the interview, likes/dislikes, maybe even stats

    SMW who did you stay with?

    And I just read all the old threads about Vermont, so thanks for the info altaskier :) ....you don't have to repeat anything here :D

    Muchas gracias! I'll be there around April 4th if anyone wants to hang out :D (Especially if I have to stay an extra night)

    ~Foxy
     
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  3. altaskier

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    I interviewed in early Novemeber. I didn't stay with a host. I just stayed at the Holiday Inn. It is about 2 mintues from the med school. The shuttle will take you to your interview in the morning for free. As for travel to Boston, I know wouldn't know. Try the Vermont Transit. I took the train up from NY (a 10 hour ride). If the train runs between Burlington and Boston, Essex Junction is the stop you need to get off at.

    As for the interview day, it is pretty chill. You interview at the end of the day, after the intro and financial aid session. The interviews were pretty chill. You are interviewed by two faculty at one time, for about 1 hour. The people who interview you also interview another person. So either you will go first with the 2 faculty or another student will. At least that is how they did it when I was there. All in all, I'd say relax and don't worry. Just make sure you emphasize that you'd be willing to live in Burlington.

    Good Luck
    Hope this helps

    ps...The dean as well as the students at lunch told us that most out of staters are put on the waiting list, which is broken up into thirds. If you in the first 1/3, you are in. And so on.... That is just the way they do things initally so all vermonters get priority.
     
  4. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping.
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    Good, your still alive. I was scared for a while there. I hadn't seen a new Foxy post in about an hour. I was going to call the cops and tell them you were missing. Then I realized I don't know who you are.
     
  5. Doctora Foxy

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    hahahaha <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> I was reading interviewfeedback.com, and I took a shower break too. I feel like such a traitor :(

    btw josh, you and scoob forgot to invite me to your hotel room! I feel so left out.

    Foxy Mamasita
     
  6. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping.
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    Umm, I whatever he told you happened in the hotel room is a lie!!!!!!!!
    But hey, your welcome in my hotel room anytime you want. You have an open invitation.
     
  7. Coalboy

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    Does Vermont have student hosting? I'm going on March 12th, but I've seen no mention of it in the stuff they have sent me.
     
  8. crazygop

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    I applied to UVM as well, and I interviewed there in December. I also lived there for four years when I was younger (3-6th grade). Vermont is an interesting place, to say the least. It is a beautiful state, so if you like the outdoors, etc., it is great for that. One thing about Vermont that is quite unique, and that may or may not affect your decision to go there, is the political climate. Vermont is, in my estimation, the most liberal state in the nation (which may or may not suit your tastes - I am sure that you can tell by my disply name that it does not suit mine). They are so liberal, in fact, that they are truly borderline socialists - just check out U.S. Congressman Bernie Sanders. The students that I encountered there, while very friendly and easy to talk to, definately reflected the political philosophy of the majority of the state.
    The interview process is very laid back, and is exactly what was described by one of the folks who posted a reply. I was not admitted to UVM, but don't think that this post is sour grapes, just trying to give you an idea of what its like up there.
     
  9. Coalboy

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    I lived in Vermont for four years during college, and while it is a very free-thinking state, I think calling it borderline socialist is going a bit far. But then again, I'm a liberal, so maybe I didn't notice it as much. :)
     
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    Check out the Red Square on Church Street after your interview. My interviewer recommended it to me as a good place to see some local music, and it is a sweet bar. Very friendly local people. I like the hippies.
    Nectar's around the corner serves an awesome open-faced turkey sandwich with fries smothered in gravy if your into that sort of thing. It's also supposed to be the birthplace of Phish if you like local history.
    Enjoy Burlington...bring a coat, hat, and gloves.
     
  11. P60001

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    UVM does have student hosts. I stayed with a host when I went to my interview in Jan. Good luck with your interview. My interview was pretty relaxed, but she really focused on how I deal with stress, support system, failure, and my personal coping system. She really kind of drilled me on this, but in general, the interview was pretty mellow. Just keep in mind, being an out of state applicant will probably mean you will be waitlisted. Anyway, enjoy the area. It was cold and snowed most of the time I was there, however I just checked the weather for NH, since I will be there on Tuesday, and it looks mostly dry and COLD.
    Good Luck-
     
  12. SMW

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    Foxy and Coalboy,

    I stayed with a student host (I think I had to call the school to get one, can't really remember, am in NYC now and don't have my files). 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 too like the hippies and the liberal atmosphere. :cool: :p And the gorgeous lake and surroundings!!! :D Reminded me of home (except for the liberal atmosphere part) :)

    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 to you both!!! :D :) :D
     

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