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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?

No Response

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"Give an example of a time you gave someone the benefit of the doubt and were glad you did." Report Response

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

"Give an example of a time that you changed your position on a topic, why?" Report Response

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

"File specific: "I see you did x, y, and z here. What motivated you to do that? Why do you think it will make you a better physician?"" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

No Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the CV of my interviewer, read up on Vanderbilt medical, reviewed my research and AMCAS essays, and read the interview questions posted here at SDN ahead of time." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Strong focus on student wellness, personally and academically. Very friendly, down-to-earth environment. I didn't detect much, if any, pompousness among students or faculty. Very positive, constructive, collaborative environment." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview process seemed a little rushed. Specifically the faculty all seemed very flustered and almost too busy to really invest any time in us. It wasn't that they had an attitude or anything, they were just too busy (they were friendly)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the closed file interview was focused on identifying if you have the personal attributes befitting a medical doctor, while the second, open-file interview focused on the specifics of your experience and desire to be a medical doctor." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Vanderbilt is an excellent school. The students, staff, and faculty are extremely happy there. Even though the process was a little rushed, they totally sold me on their school. They are currently my 1st choice as a result of the 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?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

BNA

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

February 10, 2012

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?

8 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?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Give Sherita a raise, she was awesome! Both of my interviewers were late to their appointment, and as a result my interviews were cut a little short. On the whole my experience was very positive, but I felt like the process was very rushed (by the faculty)." Report Response

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