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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What questions to you have about Vanderbilt? (asked over and over) " Report Response

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

"Do you think being a pediatrician/doing any sort of peds work would be too depressing/angering? (this was related to my personal statement, involved watching the death of a child)" Report Response

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

"Where else are you applying and why?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What were the best and worst experiences of your life?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were really bad, but after being asked about 8 times if I wanted to ask him anything else about Vandy I about ran out of there. There's only so much to ask!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my secondary, looked up some info on Vandy, talked to the students before the interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are literally giggling with excitement about the place. Their curriculum and electives are awesome, and even though they do not have an entirely pass/fail system, they seem to be on target with how they grade for specific classes." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nashville sucked. It rained literally the entire two days I was there. I had to call 5 cab companies to finally get one to pick me up within a decent amount of time. I loved the school, but got a rather bad impression of the city. And I'm not into country music, at all." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Students are on the admissions committee and seem pretty involved in it. I wish I had structured some of my secondary essays a little differently knowing that." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This place is worth the cost of applying, traveling, and interviewing. It's really an awesome school where I felt I would be happy and incredibly successful. It's my second choice right now." Report Response

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