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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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 Medicine?" 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)?

"What distinguishes you from the rest of the highly qualified applicants we are interviewing?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Specific stuff about my resume..." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too crazy... I guess I had the most trouble with the ''what is your least favorite class from college'' question, just cause I hadn't really thought about it too much." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read previous interview questions from SDN, Read Vandy's website, reviewed my AMCAS application and secondary essays." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"LOTS... How nice everyone was (including my interviewer); how happy the students seemed to be there; the investment and new construction that is going into the school; the emphasis program; the new curriculum; Children's hospital is beautiful" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There was a lot of down time between information sessions, tours, and interviews. The tour could have been more structured (we didn't get to see classrooms, labs, etc...)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing earth shattering that affected performance, but there were some cool facts, i.e... Each student is paired up with a patient with a chronic illness and follows their treatment/progression over the 4 years. The tremendous amount of flexibility each student has in defining an Emphasis project. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was actually a really pleasant experience. I think the best advise I could give is to try and relax as much as possible because they really aren't out to ''trap'' you. Short of some weird experience, you'll probably leave the interview day extremely eager to hear back from them. Vandy was high on my list, but being down there definitely shot it to the top." 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?

7+ 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 (Ellison Pl)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/25/2007

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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