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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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)?

"Tell me a little about time you've spent abroad." Report Response

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

"What made you want to go into medicine? Is anyone in your family a doctor?" Report Response

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

"So you've done some biochemistry research; what did you learn from that experience?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What's the difference between country music and bluegrass?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Sorority? Greek letters? I'm not from the US, could you explain that system to me?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read their website, read the feedback here" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"1. High(est) USMLE scores 2. Great Advising/Support system 3. Substantial opportunity for clinical research" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nashville. I asked about "cultural opportunities" and got told about country music." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was great! I ended up chatting with my interviewer for an hour and a half. He took me around the pediatric neonatology unit and introduced me to the nurses, med students, & pharmacists. I ended up going to one of his classes later in the day, also. He was super-enthusiastic about Vandy." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2002

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