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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?

9 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)?

"Why did you decide to pursue an MPH?" Report Response

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

"Describe your research in Dr. X's lab" Report Response

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

"What do you think you will add to Vandy Med?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was the purpose of your personal statement? What was your intent for the reader?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think you will change about yourself when you come to medical school? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"kept up with New York Times and NEJM (sort of), reread primary app, reviewed old research experiences, read through admissions website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"umm...EVERYTHING???? incredibly friendly and blazingly intelligent people everywhere, beautiful, state of the art facilities, gorgeous campus, lots of new education technology" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"didn't get to see the beautiful new anatomy labs *sad*" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"lunch is sparse, bring your own snacks. there's also a lot of free time built into the day, so bring a book or be prepared to wander around the campus. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"i love this school. if you don't love it after your interview day, something is seriously wrong with you. " 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

Nashville International

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/24/2009

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None, you all are awesome, keep up the great work!!!" Report Response

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