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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?

3 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)?

"Why are you interested in medicine?" Report Response

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

"Are you interested in doing research?" Report Response

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

"What field of medicine are you interested in?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"N/A" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"N/A" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practice interviews, read up on the school, reviewed AMCAS" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Emphasis on teaching students, great faculty/student relationship, quality of facilities, co-location with undergraduate and other professional schools, happiness of students, proximity to downtown and cultural activities, affordability of housing" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"southern atmosphere, limited diversity, smaller town" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"enjoyed learning about the emphasis program, the curriculum is more flexible than I originally thought" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, a very relaxed experience. I would suggest scheduling a morning interview if possible so that you have the time in the afternoon to go on the student-guided tour. My interview was very casual as my interviewer really only asked me to expound on some of my AMCAS activities, rather than trying to challenge my belief system with thought provoking questions. He asked some questions about me for about 25-30 minutes and then he allowed me to ask him questions about the school. We chatted back and forth about Vanderbilt for almost an hour. Make sure you have some questions lined up ahead of time. Because the faculty takes such pride in their relationship with students, I would ask about something like that...they enjoy talking about it and their passion really shines through. The tour was ok, nothing special. If you have the chance between your interview and the tour, I would suggest taking the time to walk the undergrad campus as you won't see it on the tour. Vanderbilt definitely impressed me as a place where learning comes first. I think the medical education you get at Vanderbilt is on par with any school in the nation and the facilities are top-notch and getting better. On the other hand, I got kind of a strange feeling that this wouldn't really be a place where I was challenged outside of the academics. I guess, for me at least, it felt safe...like staying in the box, rather than trying to take in new things outside the box. Maybe that's just me. Nonetheless, I would be very happy going here." 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

BNA

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn - West End

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2005

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

7 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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