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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?

8 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)?

"How long have you been interested in a career in medicine and what spurred that interest?" Report Response

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

"Why Vanderbilt?" Report Response

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

"How would your mom describe you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could have dinner with 2 people, living, dead or fictional, who would you choose?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me one social issue that interests you the most and why." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my AMCAS application, this site" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was very laid-back and very friendly. The school is awesome, great facilities. Everything: med school and hospital very close together. The new children's hospital is amazing. I was very interested in the Emphasis program and the Electives for the 1st and 2nd years. All the students seemed really happy to be there and they enjoyed themselves there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I applied for a host student a month in advanced and I wasn't able to have one arranged. I do understand...they have quite a bit of work and this was the beginning of the semester." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I would have had a map of the whole campus beforehand, the campus is HUGE. But I did arrive the afternoon before so I went and found the location of the hall I needed to report to." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was great, very comfortable. The interview was more conversational than just a question & answer session. My interviewer had a list of questions he wanted to ask me but most of our discussion went off the answers I gave. Everyone gave me a sense that they just expected to see you in the Fall, instead of "if you get accepted...." This was my first interview so I know I tripped up on a few questions, mostly because I was nervous and drew a blank on what I wanted to say. As long as you know what is on your AMCAS app, you will do fine. Try to be yourself, they are looking for how you are as a person...not if you answer their questions correctly or not." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn & Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/10/2006

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

9 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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