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  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Nashville
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"A difficult and complex case study of a patient with a potentially terminal illness that only responded to an exotic therapy that the insurance company refused to pay for because of its' contract. What would I do? " Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"What sets you apart from other applicants?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Do you have any questions about Vanderbilt, Nashville or Tennessee?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The interviewer described a difficult case study of a patient with a potentially terminal illness that only responded to an exotic therapy that the insurance company refused to pay for because of its' contract. What would I do? This lead to a discussion of the pitfalls of the current medical economy set-up" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The same case study question. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read applications, read up on the school to have questions to ask them, kept up with the news, reading these reviews were a help too." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone in Nashville is incredibly friendly, the students and faculty at VUMS seem very excited about the school, and they did a great job of not only "selling" the school and program, but the campus and the city as well." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The weather was cloudy and cold. There were going to break the record of most consecutive cloudy days at 14. They did not provide any information about the financial aid process at VUMS, which would have been nice." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That inspite of having the A, B, C, F grading system, the students have an incredible amount of commradery and cooperation. This was very encouraging" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school facilities are great, the campus is beautiful, the people very nice, thourough curriculum, and the faculty is nationally recognized. I went into the interview having Vanderbilt be a distant second choice behind my state school. After the interview and campus tour, I would have a difficult choice between the two if accepted at both. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/27/2003

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