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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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 are you looking for in a medical school?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about x experience." Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about a time you helped someone. What did you learn from it?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think is the most significant problem facing health care in the next ten years?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, reviewed health-care articles, explored the school's website, talked with an alum of the undergrad program." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The emphasis program and available selectives are really neat. It seems like there is a lot of contact and individual work with professors here." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Anatomy lab is very rigorous--but the students do well on their boards." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was pretty straightforward. He asked me a lot of questions about what I was looking for in a medical school, what a medical school should be doing and how, and then would talk to me about how Vanderbilt might or might not meet my needs. He did a lot of talking." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

BNA

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?

Guest House Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2006

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

10 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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