The Admissions Committee views a solid and broad undergraduate experience to be crucial preparation for successful completion of the veterinary curriculum. When evaluating an applicant, the Admissions Committee considers both academic and non-cognitive qualities. The non-cognitive evaluation of the top qualified applicants in the WIMU and nonresident applicant pools may include a personal interview. The interview consists of a 30-minute personal interview with two to four members of the Admissions Committee. Designed to ask behavioral and knowledge-based questions, the interview will be used to assess the applicant’s motivation, communication and teamwork skills, compassion and empathy, professionalism, integrity and ethics, maturity, experience with a veterinarian in your desired area of interest, and knowledge of the profession. The interview is an important part of the assessment process, and the applicant should consider this a professional interview (prepare and dress accordingly). Interviewees are also encouraged to review their applications so that they are comfortable about any question that might be targeted toward something they put on either the VMCAS or WSU/WIMU supplemental application.
In addition to the interview, applicants are encouraged to extend their stay so that they can participate in the many scheduled events that are designed to provide information about the DVM program. Some of these opportunities may include: sit it on a class or laboratory, tour the facilities, meet with current students and ambassadors, and attend an evening mixer where you can meet other applicants, along with faculty, staff, and students.