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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?

5 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)?

"Tell me about your medical leave" Report Response

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

"Tell me about going to ABC university" Report Response

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

"Tell me why you enjoy being a musician" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing particularly interesting" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about this "medical leave" <I went nuts>" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"not enough, just read some info on the school. Bring up how they are one of the highest rated in terms of NIH grants" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I loved the school, the students were genuinely happy to be there. Aside from the cowboy hats, Nashvillians are mad cool, not nearly as rednecked as I thought; very refreshing city" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was WAY TOO COLD! So I couldn't walk around campus much. But overall I was impressed and wish I had done better on this interview" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Even though the website says the hotels are within walking distance, that isn't really true although shuttle service is usually available. Don't forget to tip the airport shuttle driver <they leave every 15 mins> and don't lose your round trip ticket like I did! Also, you are usually done by 4 so a 6PM flight is doable" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I *really* wish I had done better on this interview. No difficult questions were asked, but few questions were asked at all. It was very open ended, and I just rambled on for an hour about jobs, schools, family, etc. The interviewer was very nice, but I couldn't tell if he was impressed or not. In a nutshell you have a lot of control over this interview, so go into it, prepared to sell yourself rather than be interrogated. Also ask the interviewer about him or herself..mine seemed to enjoyed telling his life story" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/16/2004

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