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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?

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 yourself." Report Response

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

"Do you think your parents' involvement in medicine has influenced you to follow that path?" Report Response

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

"Have you thought about applying to the MD/PhD program? (I have a lot of research experience - I wouldn't expect them to ask everyone this question.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing that really threw me - all pretty standard and expected." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Your MCAT score was lower than I would have expected given the strength of your application. How do you explain that? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Just read interview feedback and looked over the school website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed very happy - not just the ones that spoke with us or gave the tours, but the ones I spoke with in the halls and in the restroom!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour was pretty much nonexistant; the only part of the actual hospital we saw was the cafeteria. However, the lunch with the students was nice." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"For a first interview experience, I could not have asked for a more relaxed day." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/26/2004

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