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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?

3 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)?

"Who is your role model?" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

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

"How do you get a 10-year-old child to practice a musical instrument? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"1) Who is your role model? 2) How do you get a 10-year-old child to practice a musical instrument? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How can we stop people from engaging in unhealthy behaviors like smoking or eating junk food? Doesn't it all begin with personal responsibility? (I come with a public health background and don't always agree that everything begins with personal responsibility. We need to also modify the environment to make it conducive for healthy behavior.) " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interviews; read the school's website and their bulletin; talked with my student host about the school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Faculty's dedication to help students succeed; high student satisfaction at the time of graduation; tradition of second year students helping first year students with reviewing for biochemistry and anatomy; beautiful student lounge with a pool table and ping-pong table" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"traditional curriculum--not systems based" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"unless you have an afternoon interview, the rest of the day is unstructured and you'll have to do some exploring on your own" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewer was very down to earth and easy to talk with. We did not talk about my motivations for entering medicine, as I had anticipated. We covered a number of topics outside medicine including a little bit about our families, music, and the importance of mentoring. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/12/2002

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