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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?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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 your background/personal history." Report Response

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

"How to fix problem of chronic disease in America" Report Response

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

"Why Vanderbilt?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Background because I have a lot of stories to tell :-)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Chronic disease question" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, read my secondaries for all schools, reviewed AMCAS application, school website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students were nice and actually go to class. They are also pretty honest about how hard medical school is. My interviewer was nice and pretty honest about the schools good and bad points." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I'm not sure I will like the city. Lack of emphasis in primary care (especially family medicine). I was also told that the school isn't that involved in the surrounding community, but work is being done to change this." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Nashville is such a small "city" more like a town really. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interviewer has your AMCAS and nothing else." 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?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

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?

Comfort Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2009

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Didn't interact much with admissions officers. Faculty presenter was great though!" Report Response

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