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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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why Vanderbilt?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"No unexpected questions - very conversational. You were basically given a chance to explain yourself. The interviewer tried to make you as comfortable and possible and just got to know you." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No medical ethics or healthcare questions. Just stuff like: hardest/easiest class, why doctor, tell me about yourself, family, hobbies, research, weaknesses, etc etc etc" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Lots of research on the school. Its helpful to look the school up in lexis nexis academic universe and see what comes up." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very laid back, nice location, great school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The map SUCKED and couldn't find the location and no one knew where anything was. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"About the emphasis program. I could have added that to my secondaries." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very laid back and conversational. Basically half the time you ask questions and half the time you answer them." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/25/2003

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