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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)?

"How did you spend your summers? What extracurriculars were you involved with?" Report Response

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

"Why did you take a year off and how would you like me to explain that decision to the Admission's Committee?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about a time when you felt that you let yourself and other people down. Tell me about a time when you made the greatest impact on another person." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about a time when you felt that you let yourself and other people down." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why did you take a year off and how would you like me to explain that decision to the Admission's Committee?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Talked with other students, looked over Vandy website, re-read my AMCAS statement. On the day of the interview, I went to class for a few hours then went on the student tour and finally interviewed." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are incredibly friendly and social...not your typical med school students. They seem very close-knit and supportive of one another. The school provides a lot of support (in terms of professors donating extra time/tutors) for any students who are having academic difficulties, and before my visit I didn't realize how well Vandy students did on the Boards. The medical school and hospitals/medical facitlities and undergraduate institution are all located is close proximity." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interviewer was very strange (and I later found out other students felt similarly). Nashville was a smaller city than I had realized." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Vandy has FABULOUS students. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Vanderbilt was not in my top 5 schools before my visit, but now it is ranked as my #1 because the faculty, " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/09/2004

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