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  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Nashville
Overall Experience

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"All of your community service is admirable, but I don't understand how that connects with your desire to study and practice medicine....um...so how does it connect?" Report Response

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

"A bunch of details about my AMCAS." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"All of your community service is admirable, but I don't understand how that connects with your desire to study and practice medicine. Do you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read some stuff on their website, reviewed my AMCAS app." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are pretty awesome, especially the new pediatric hospital. The students seemed to be really happy with the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I was one of the only students from a state school at the interview, and it really gave the impression that Vandy is out for the Ivy League kids. It also seemed like the town and student body lacked diversity." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I should have talked more about my research interests and how they affected my decision to pursue medicine...the interviewer really didn't care much for my community service experiences." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This is a great school, although I was left wishing that I had studied in an ivy league school..." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Marriot

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/15/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

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