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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?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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 (growing up, school, family values)" Report Response

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

"What is a role model in your life besides a parental figure?" Report Response

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

"How does your faith fit into your school and career goals (I'm from ND so this is kind of a gimme question, most ppl won't get asked this)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing really super sweet" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you like me to explain to the admissions committee that you had a poor freshman GPA?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, re-read AMCAS and Vandy secondary, got familiar with me research, mock interview, read about the school on the web" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Student satisfaction was really high, the facilities are pretty nice, everyone seems really into the program there" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The large amounts of unscheduled down-time" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I should have brought something to read" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The Vanderbilt Interview Experience was really really really relaxed. For this being my first interview, I was happy that this atmosphere qualmed my fears. Vandy is a great school where the students are extremely satisfied and the administration does everything it can to fix complaints. The only thing to be aware of is that the curriculum is totally traditional, meaning there's none of the that problem-based learning or everything. You better hope the kids you are interviewing with that day are cool, because you're going to spend a crapload of time with them. Otherwise, don't fret about the interview, they really just want to get to know you." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/31/2004

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