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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

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)?

"tell me about your family." Report Response

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

"So what kind of research did you do? Be prepared to go into specifics." Report Response

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

"So why medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was your favorite and least favorite classes?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you see a difference between disease and illness?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"went to the website and took the virtual tour, went online and read about my interviewer, reviewed my application materials" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"how much EVERY student I came across could not stop bragging about how much they love it there. I never thought I would want to live in the South, but the school is incredible." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the tour was pretty short, but not bad at all" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the interview is not a stressful experience at all. My interviewer was extremely nice and seemed interested in what I had to say." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, the experience went much better than I expected. It was my very first interview and it couldn't have gone any better. The students, admissions staff, and even the dean are very friendly and helpful and couldn't be any happier. It was nice to come into that kind of an environment." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/09/2002

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