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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why do you want to study medicine?" Report Response

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

"Politics- this was my choice- Bush vs. Kerry" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research and what you learned from it" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What percentage of the GDP is consumed by healthcare in America? Don't worry guys, I probably led to this question by discussing the health systems in other countries and how much of the GDP it was consuming." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain your research and tell me what you learned from this. This was not hard but I did some research that can be hard to explain...(don't laugh)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN of course...read through the website etc. I really went all out preparing for this one." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything from the campus to the lovely staff. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students were not as wonderful as I thought. Everyone has this proclivity for courting name-brand schools. without mounting my soap-box, let me say that the name of the school says absolutely nothing about the quality of the student. In many cases, students with poor academic performances lean heavily on and hide behind the names of their schools. Tell that to the admissions assistant dean!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Oh the wonderful grayline bus that skipped me three times and kept me waiting for two hours after my interview. PS when you use the grayline, ignore the woman at the desk. Also the grayline bus driver would "require" a tip so load your wallet with those $1's." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great! Loved Dawn Sharp! Did not like the students as much as everyone else seemed to! Loved the campus! Nashville-hmm- it was great too (I guess) Country music- didn't even have time to listen to any 1 interviewer- ingenious Interview mode- totally relaxed, just keep the conversation going" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2004

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