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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


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)?

"My questions were mostly about my extracurricular activities - I didn't have any of the standard questions about my personality or motivations. But be prepared to defend yourself if you don't have clinical experience involving lots of hospital time during recent years. " Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What extracurricular activity did you enjoy the least, and why?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"So you have a 4.0 GPA. What's wrong with you? " Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"attempted to meditate briefly" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were so enthusiastic and happy. They really tried to "sell" the school - but in a genuine way. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"As others have noted, the tour was very, very short." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If you have an afternoon interview, be aware that it might take a while for you to finish up. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview was another "weird" experience. My interviewer chatted with me for almost two hours about a variety of topics, but he kept making comments about the strength of my application. He assured me that I would get into my state medical school. It was difficult at times to maintain an appropriate level of self-confidence - surely I wouldn't have gotten an interview if they were planning on immediately wait-listing me, as my interviewer told me right off the bat. To the interviewee who left feedback about Vandy on 12/4: Thank you. It's nice to know that there's another person out there who's in this quandary after interviewing at this otherwise beautiful place." Report Response

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