At the R(D)SVS we are committed to admitting the best students who demonstrate the potential to benefit from, and contribute to, the world class veterinary training programme we offer and to flourish and thrive within the veterinary profession.
Academic entry requirements and face to face interviews leading to selection decisions are key elements of admissions processes both at the R(D)SVS and other vet schools around the world. We have explored the role and value of interviews as part of the admissions process. Team members are involved currently in long term work looking at predictors of success on the veterinary programme in relation to both pre-entry academic achievements and interview performance.
- When it comes to student selection, does the interview do what we think and what we want?
- Role of interview in Selection Decisions
- Predictors of success on the Veterinary Course
Key staff members
- Claire Phillips
- Susan Rhind
- Kirsty Hughes
- Richard Mellanby
- Geraldine Giannopoulos
- Darren Shaw
Hudson, N.P.H., Rhind, S.M., Mellanby, R.J., Giannopoulos, G.M., Dalziel, L. and Shaw, D.J. (2018) Success at Veterinary School: Evaluating the Influence of Intake Variables on Year 1 Examination Performance. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education (in press)
Hudson, N.P.H. (2018) Veterinary Admissions: Analysing the Journey into Veterinary School and Beyond. Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Fellowship Thesis (FRCVS). Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Library, London, UK
Hudson, N., Rhind, S., Shaw, D., Giannopoulos, G., Phillips, C. & Mellanby, R. The influence of interview on decision making and the selection of prospective veterinary undergraduate students. Veterinary Record (2013) 173 (15) 368.
Hudson, N. P. H., Mellanby, R. J., Shaw, D. J., Giannopoulos, G., Bell, C., Pearson, G. T., Phillips, C. A., Dalziel, L. & Rhind, S. M. Predictors of success on the veterinary undergraduate course: evaluating variables within the student intake and correlating with performance. Advances in Animal Biosciences. (2011) 2 (1) 39.
Hudson, N., Rhind, S., Shaw, D., Giannopoulos, G., Bell, C., Pearson, G., Phillips, C. & Mellanby, R. The influence of interview on the selection of students into a veterinary medicine degree programme. Advances in Animal Biosciences. (2011) 2 (1) 38
Hudson, N.P.H., Rhind, S.M., Moore, L.J., Dawson, S., Kilyon, M., Braithwaite, K., Wason, J. and Mellanby, R.J. Admissions processes at the seven United Kingdom veterinary schools: a review. Veterinary Record (2009) 164, 583-587.