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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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 is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"How are you? How was your flight? Will you be staying for a few days or ...?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family?" Report Response

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

"What other schools have you applied to? if you say 18, make sure you know all 18. I made a fool of myself. I only mentioned like 13, forgot about the others. not that they are not good schools but bc I didn't complete the secondaries...too much on my mind. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked: Do you have any burning question for me? about 3-4x so I wonder what else to say. Please arm yourself with info about what your interviewer does. and you can ask them about their work. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What should I emphasize on your application to the Adcom? He told me that I'm an amazing applicant so I wasn't sure of what else to say from my experiences. Hey, but I said smthg and I think he loved it! OOh, pls try to smile as much during the interview to show that you are interested. It's not stressful at all....RELAX my friend." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, didn't browse the school's website alot (My mistake! Please please send a lot of time on the web and asking students prior to interview). AMCAS and experience from my 3 other interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The close proximity of the hospitals to the medical school that is you don't really need to drive to diff. hosp. to do rotations. everything is there! Lectures are also recorded so you can listen at home if you prefer. Also the new curriculum is amazing. I'm very glad that many major medical schools are moving to this system of educating us. It may not be the best but it is definitely excellent and on the right path to producing very competent physicians. One of the things that will impress you is that all the students will finish med. school with very unique experiences. There are vast opportunities to do whatever you want! Please read more about the medical scholars program. but overall, I was really impressed although I felt that I was way underprepared for the interview. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The lunch was okay but I'm personally tired of sandwiches for lunch. See, I would love my rice or pasta..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Emphasis program is a biggie in the school. so pls read about it before stepping there! oops.I knew of it from the website but not in detail. Know which of the 9 concentration areas interests you the most. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Vandy moved to my #1 school after my interview. And to be frank, it'll be difficult deciding which school to attend. Overall it was a great experience and I look forward to attending the 2nd look weekend" 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?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Guest house inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/19/2007

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

6 out of 10

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