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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?

40 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)?

"If you could spend two hours in any museum, which museum would you go to?" Report Response

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

"What was your favorite non-science course in college?" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun? Also: Why do you want to go to Vanderbilt? (especially if you have applied to schools all over the country--They want to know why the Southeast attracts you)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could spend two hours in any museum, which museum would you go to?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why don't you draw a picture of my daughter while we talk? (Note: I wrote on my AMCAS application that I was an artist, so this will not happen to the unsuspecting.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read about special programs at the school, read over my secondary essays for all the schools" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How friendly people were! And my interviewer was very complimentary and supportive. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The 7:30am interview. This does not happen to most people. I was the only one with a 7:30 interview, so don't worry." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, which is good. But men, note: In the South, it is expected that you hold the door open for people (men or women) behind you until the last person has gone out. It is considered rude if you don't do this, but doing it will score you points!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Extremely nice interviewer, very conversational. Be sure to write a thank-you note. Small gestures like that are especially important at Southern medical schools. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2003

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