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  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Nashville
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 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)?

"Just a few questions about my motivations for medicine and specific classes I took. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I really didn't get many questions, and when I did, he usually interrupted me after a sentence or two. The interview was basically an hour of him talking at me. He was nice, but I didn't feel like I was able to express myself much at all. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Researched Vanderbilt's programs, looked over my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students really seemed to like the school, and the facilities were great. Curriculum updates seem to have gone over well. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Interview style, general feelings about the school and how I felt there. I'm also not very enthusiastic about going that far South, although Nashville does seem like a nice city. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Lots of down time, especially since I had the earliest interview. They give a few suggestions of things to do, but it wasn't enough to really occupy me for the three hours or so I had with nothing scheduled. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Part of it was probably airline nightmares and the odd interview, but I just didn't get a good feeling about the school. Not a good fit for me, I guess. Least favorite interview experience I've had so far. " 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?

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?

Guest House Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/16/2007

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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