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  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Nashville
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 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)?

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What do you do to relax?" Report Response

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

"He asked about why I did some of my experiences, like teaching." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The traditional questions were asked, "Why do you want to become a doctor" and "what do you do to relax"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Vanderbilt's website has very little information about the school itself. Good info on the programs during the summer and if you want to take a year off." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The caliber of fellow interviewees. Nothing spectacular, especially for a university that considers themselves the Harvard of the South." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I did not feel treated as well as other schools have. The tour by the students sucked...I was basically disappointed. I expected a lot more from Vanderbilt, but they are probably saving their time and energy for the accepted applicants during "second look weekend"." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The admissions basically discussed logistics for a half hour, then a brief powerpoint, and then 3 hours to do whatever we wanted. Although I like the freedom to explore, none of us knew where to go or what would be important to us as med students other than the library and lecture halls. There was construction everywhere. My interview lasted only 25 minutes and was the last one of the day, which sucks seeing I spent $350. I mean come on...at least give me 45 minutes. THe interviewer was a great guy , but I didn't feel like he got to know me that well, which will likely result in a poor and objective recommendation. I appreciated that he at least read my application before hand. I think that 75% of those who interviewed with me viewed Vanderbilt negatively after that day. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/26/2004

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