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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?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"What was your most valuable research experience?" Report Response

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

"What was your most valuable volunteer experience?" Report Response

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

"Any leadership role(s)?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"No really interesting/difficult questions. The interviewer was incredibly nice, and she basically let me discuss whatever experiences (research, volunteer, etc) that I wanted to." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I way overprepared for the interview by reading up on health policy, bioethics, etc. I wasn't asked anything regarding these issues. It was only about what was in my AMCAS. The interviewers don't even see your secondary responses." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school seemed really concerned with letting students explore their interests through electives. Their also implementing a new "Emphasis" program so students can spend two years studying an area of their choice (ethics, health policy, mol biology, etc)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the school is really laid back. It would have made the days prior to the interview a lot less stressful." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I spent about thirty minutes discussing random stuff with an M2 whom I met while sitting near the med school bldg. She was really nice and excited about Vandy. It was good to speak with someone who wasn't there to specifically sell the school by giving a tour or info-session." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/25/2003

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