EP006- CSU Admissions w/Dr. Delcambre

The Academic Veterinarian Podcast

01-04-2021 • 1 hr 2 mins

Dr. Gretchen Delcambre is Director of DVM Admissions at Colorado State University. She shares her journey to becoming a veterinarian and how she found her calling within the veterinary profession. She describes Colorado State’s holistic approach to reviewing DVM applications and what the admissions committee is looking for in standout candidates. We also discuss the top reasons why candidates may be declined admission to the DVM program and how to improve your application when reapplying. Ever wonder what to expect during an MMI (Multiple Mini-Interview)? Have a listen, we discuss that too and much more!

Topics discussed in this episode

0:00- Dr. Delcambre shares her journey to becoming a veterinarian

7:06 – Dr. Delcambre discusses her veterinary school experience and graduate studies.

12:15 – DVM/PhD and other combined programs offered by veterinary schools

15:12- Dr. Delcambre’s role as Director of DVM Admissions at Colorado State University

18:58 – The application process at Colorado State University

25:38 – Animal-related experiences and letters of recommendation

29:16 – The supplemental application at Colorado State University

32:50 – The VMCAS personal essay/statement

34:34- The vet school interview and MMIs (Multiple Mini-Interview)

39:58 – CSU application statistics and residency rules and application timeline

45:52 – Reapplying to vet school and tips on how to improve your chances

49:25 – Top reasons vet school applicants are denied admission

57:07 – Final thoughts

Resources mentioned in this episode

Colorado State University

AAVMC (Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges):

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