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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"Questions about non-science classes I'd taken." Report Response

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

"Give me an example of, in a leadership role, how you acted differently than you normally would." Report Response

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

"Why should we accept you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None in particular." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Lots of grilling about my research." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interview, talked with a friend" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Judy! Being walked to/from my interview, Children's hospital, CELA, friendliness of random people passing us in the hallway" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Such a short campus tour. Should be longer." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my fellow interviewees would be so impressive; interviewer doesn't see your secondary, just your primary app." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Vanderbilt had a lot to live up to, because my expectations were so high after reading other people's feedback. It was not exactly what I expected, but the tour of the Children's hospital might be enough to make me want to go there. Sit in on a first-year class if you can. " 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

BNA

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2009

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?

7 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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Suggestions for what to do in down time." Report Response

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