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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?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Tell me about Earlham College and why you chose to go to school there." Report Response

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

"Which of your research experiences did you enjoy the most and why?" Report Response

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

"When in your life did you decide you wanted to become a doctor? Have your motivations about becoming a doctor or your impressions about medicine changed since then?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why did you decide to take Weaving as an art class?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about your experiences as a homeschooler in high school." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed AMCAS (interview did not have access to 2ndary or letter of rec), studied school's website, MSAR" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities are first-rate, Children's hospital is fantastic. Students, faculty, and admissions staff alike were all very energetic, friendly, and seemed to love their school. The area around campus seemed very nice and there was a lot of food and entertainment within walking distance." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing, really." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I felt prepared ahead of time. I suppose I wish I had known how relaxed my interview would be -- I'd have been less stressed!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewer had a lot of titles, so I was pretty intimidated ahead of time. However, as soon as I arrived at her office, I relaxed. She greeted me in a friendly manner, said how much she enjoyed interviewing prospective students, and explained exactly how the interview process would go. We then had a nice conversation, really bidirectional, for about 40 minutes. We could have gone longer but my information session was approaching. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

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?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/22/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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