During the admissions interviews – the scores from which were used as a determining factor in the application process – applicants were interviewed by faculty members, alumni, practicing veterinarians, and others involved in veterinary education. All interviewees participated in eight scenarios, which lasted six minutes each, and had the students rotating through interview rooms for evaluation of their skill in responding to these scenarios.
“It’s extremely important for us to evaluate these skills that the veterinary profession and global stakeholders have identified as crucial for veterinarians,” said Dr. Jacque Pelzer, director of admissions and student services at the college.
The final decision on whether or not to enroll at the college is now in the hands of the accepted applicants. Active recruitment for the college's DVM class of 2016, which will be comprised of 120 students, will begin this summer.