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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"What made you decide to pursue medicine?" Report Response

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

"What can I do to convince you that Vanderbilt is the right school for you?" Report Response

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

"Most other questions were specific to my application" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The interview was very conversational, not a lot of direct questions. Nothing really stuck out" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none were difficult, most were just clarifying parts of my application" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, read an interview prep book, got a lot of sleep" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities are amazing -- Children's hospital and new wing of main hospital. More new facilities should be ready by 2nd year." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It seemed like a couple of the student tour guides "settled" on Vanderbilt -- it wasn't their top choice and they all just kind of happened to end up there." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Wished I had known a bit more about the school -- I applied mostly on its general reputation" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school impressed me very favorably: it seems like the staff and administration are genuinely helpful. It also seems like the students enjoy themselves -- parties, sports tournaments, etc. The new emphasis program seems very promising." 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?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

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?

Holiday Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/09/2005

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?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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