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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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?

Open file

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

"Do you know what kind of medicine you want to go into: specialty? academic/private practice?" Report Response

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

"What do you think of Nashville?" Report Response

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

"Lots of stuff about my current job and what I've done since graduating from undergrad. Where did I go, what did I do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How my undergrad major (not a typical pre-med major) prepared me for medicine." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Whether or not I see myself in academic medicine. Only difficult b/c I don't know." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interviews, re-read AMCAS, vandy website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The extreme enthusiasm students, faculty, my interviewer have for Vandy & Nashville. The emphasis program & flexibility of curriculum to accomodate independent projects/dual degrees." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That the children's hospital tour is scheduled during some of the afternoon interviews. I had to skip it to go to my interview & I was disappointed b/c of the positive feedback I've read about it on this site." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. No surprises." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"VERY low stress. My interviewer started by asking me about some travel experiences I've had, then just asked questions as they came about naturally in conversation. I intermittently asked questions as well. We found a lot of common ground to discuss & it was not a Q&A session at all. Very relaxed. I can't believe I was stressing about skirt vs. pants or anything along those lines at all, it's just very low-key." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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

What airport did you use?

BNA

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Select - Vanderbilt

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/13/2005

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?

7 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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