University of Vermont

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Interviewing at UVM: Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What time does the interview day start?

Answer: Your interview day begins at 8:00 and lasts until 3:00 pm. In order to ensure that the day begins on time, we ask that applicants arrive no later than 7:45 am.

Question: Should I plan to eat breakfast before I arrive on campus? What about lunch on interview day?

Answer: If you are an early riser, you may certainly eat before arriving on campus. There will be complimentary coffee, tea and light fare (granola bars, etc) in the morning. The admissions office is located adjacent to the Atrium Cafe, where you are welcome to purchase a more substantial breakfast, if you wish. And don't worry about lunch--it is on us, compliments of our Medical Alumni Association.

Question: What is a typical interview day like?

Answer: When you arrive you will meet and chat with fellow applicants. We will start the day with a whole group orientation, then you will be split into smaller groups which will be led by two current students.  You will then either start your interview rotation, watch a presentation and go on a tour of the College, or participate in a teamwork simulation.  At noon you will eat lunch then you will do whatever activity you did not do in the morning. At 2:30pm you will come together as a whole group for a debrief of the day.

Question: What should I wear to my interview?

Answer: Most applicants wear formal business attire to their interview. We encourage you to wear shoes that you feel comfortable walking in and that have closed toes, as we will be visiting clinical sites on the tour. During our colder months, we also encourage you to watch the weather reports and be sure to pack warm clothing.

Question: May I bring a friend or relative to the interview day?

Answer: Unfortunately, due to space limitations, we are not able to accommodate non-interviewees during the interview day activities.


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