Vet School Interviews: Kansas State

This is a panel interview. There were 3 interviewers and they just alternated who was asking questions. There was a mix of standard interview questions and questions more specific to my application. Some of the general questions included:

-tell us a little bit about yourself

-where do you see yourself in 10 years?

-what are important leadership traits for a veterinarian?

-what do you think will be the biggest global issue within the next decade?

-how could human doctors and veterinarians better communicate and why is it important?

-what is one of the biggest challenges in the food and production animal industry?

-why kansas state?

-why is one health important and what do veterinarians have to contribute?

-in 1 minute or less tell us an interesting fact you learned this year, and it does not have to be related to animal health or medicine at all (I had some fun with this one)

Some of the specific questions to my application they asked included:

-I see you read a lot of books (it was a question on the application). What types of books do you like?

-Why is reading so important to you?

-you wrote about the human animal bond in your essay? Can you elaborate on what that is and why it is important to you?

The questions were deep and thinking questions at times. I had never really thought much about doctors and veterinarians being brought up in an interview but I never felt like they asked me something I couldn’t answer. But I thought the people interviewing me were very friendly and I really enjoyed their answers to my questions for them as well. Overall I really enjoyed my visit to Kansas so as with all interviews relax, take a deep breath, be yourself and let your personality shine through because they do want to get to know you.

 

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