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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 relationship with your family and your experiences growing up in a small town." Report Response

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

"Who has been a mentor for you?" Report Response

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

"What are some things you would like to improve in your life?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe your best friend." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe your best friend." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read SDN, reviewed AMCAS, medical ethics, talked to current students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the Emphasis program and the happy and upbeat student body. also, the fellow interviewees seemed like genuinely decent people." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour seemed a bit too brief. I am sure Vanderbilt has a lot of great things to show prospective students, so they really should take the time to do so." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Vanderbilt Medical Center serves one of the highest amounts of Medicaid patients of any hospital in the country." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was a very laid-back, non-competitive type atmosphere, and a great way to start the interview circuit. Everyone there, from students, to the admissions staff, to even your interviewer goes out of there way to be friendly and accomodating." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/03/2004

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