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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

How you think you did?

9 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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"How was your "introduction to modern culture" class?" Report Response

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

"Specific question concerning my research." Report Response

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

"Do you still play the violin?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You have had many extraordinary experiences, which one was your greatest? Which one was your least favorable?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You have had many extraordinary experiences, which one was your greatest? Which one was your least favorable?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I only read about my interviewer for a couple of minutes the night before the interview and it really helped, especially when it was my turn to ask the questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students displayed great group dynamics and seemed to like the program. Mrs. Williams was a great hostess and her life story was an amazing testimony to Vanderbilt's excellence. I also had an informal interview with one of the faculty members and I was amazed at the level of detail to which she knew my AMCAS application and how she really wanted to know me as a person." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The lecture days are just too long! Also, I didn't really understand why Vanderbilt had such a reputation. I didn't get to see much of the campus. I only got to see the biomedical research library, which is adjacent to Light Hall. I had an afternoon interview and I was left to myself for most of the morning." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was my second interview and I was much more relaxed. I had not taken much time to prepare for the interview but I still felt comfortable. The students were very friendly and they came out to greet us and answer our questions everytime they had a lecture break. Mrs. Williams was very nice and she did all that she could to keep us comfortable. My interviewer was very cool. He had thoroughly studied my AMCAS application and knew everything. He basically told me that he had a set of questions written down and he wanted the interview to be conversational. He was really interested in knowing me as a person. So we went back and forth asking each other questions. This was great, but I soon ran out of questions because I wasn't expecting this at all. :)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/29/2004

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