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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?

1 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)?

"What's it like to be a whitewater kayak instructor?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research, and are you interested in pursuing research at Vanderbilt?" Report Response

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

"What kind of books do you like to read?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How did you get involved in whitewater kayaking?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How did you hear about Vanderbilt? I know this is an easy question, but it was probably the most difficult one that was asked." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I stayed with a student host who loved to talk about the school, read over the website, reviewed current events, used this website, and talked to a lot of med students before my interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Every single student I talked to, and I talked to a lot of students, seemed to love Vanderbilt. More than one student stopped the tour group to say "Come to Vanderbilt. We love it here!" Everyone was extremely friendly, and students seemed particularly supportive of each other. Vanderbilt really made clear that their emphasis is on the education and training of the current med students more than anything else." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Although students seemed happy, they also appeared more stressed than at some other schools I've visited. This might have been due to an upcoming anatomy exam for first years and pathology presentations for second years." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I knew how friendly and laid back my interviewer was going to be. This would have allowed me to talk about everything I wanted to mention." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was totally conversational and seemed to pass by too fast. My interviewer seemed to be very familiar with my file and brought up topics that were directly relevant to me. My only concern with the interview was that I ran out of time to talk about everything I wanted to, and although I thought the interview went great, I'd guess that everyone with my interviewer comes out feeling the same." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/18/2003

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