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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"Tell me about your family and growing up" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself after graduating medical school" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Asked me why my band (something I mentioned in app essays/AMCAS activities) wasn't "getting big" on Music Row" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Questions about the future health-care, though we both came to the agreement that we don't know what was going to happen so we laughed it off and continued" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, current medical student feedback, researching school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone seemed very happy. I liked how much peer mentoring there is (and how second years pass their textbooks onto first years...how nice!)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interviewer talked most of the time and he was pretty cynical. I don't feel like he gave me a enough time to portray myself to him." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it was going to rain!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Vanderbilt was my number one choice before going to the interview and I doubt another school will dethrone it. It was my first interview so I was very nervous but Vanderbilt treats its interviewees very well. Expect a relaxed interview!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/15/2009

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?

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?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"There's lots of down-time in the afternoon if you have a morning interview." Report Response

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