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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

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why did you take the MCAT twice? " Report Response

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

"Name qualities that are necessary for a good physician?" Report Response

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

"What do you bring to Vanderbilt?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What makes a good doctor?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What makes a good doctor?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read up on the school and brushed up on healthcare issues" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The commitment to students. We had multiple people talk to us - students, deans, financial aid peeps. They wanted to make the experience as stressfree as possible. The facilities are great - there is too much brick in my personal opinion, but otherwise, decent campus and lots of sunshine (always a plus)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"not much - I just don't know about Nashville" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Call beforehand and see if you're interviewing in the morning or afternoon. If you're interviewing in the morning, book a flight around 4pm. I thought they had morning and afternoon interviews (as sort of implied by emails I got from them), and I ended up waiting in the airport with four our applicants until our 7pm flights. It was nice talking to them, but I seriously could have left so much earlier." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewer was a great guy to talk to. He definitely wanted as much information about who I am as a person and future physician. He was very clear, to the point, and organized in the way he conducted the interview. He even gave me a summary of what he was going to write up to the admissions committee. Thanks! Took away a lot of the (unnecessary) mystique of the admissions process. It is a fantastic school. Students seem (on the most part) happy to be there. There is a ton of work, and the first year anatomy exam is EIGHT hours long. Wow. As an Asian American, I was disappointed in the lack of diversity of the class. When I sat in on the first year class, I literally saw three East Asian students and maybe three black students. I came from a very diverse undergrad, so if I got in, I know it would be a hard transition. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/20/2004

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