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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Why should I recommend you over the other applicants?" Report Response

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

"What do you think are the "right" reasons to want to go into medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You scored a 9 on the Verbal section of the MCAT, and your English grades are your lowest grades. Why do you think that is?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"this website, read over my AMCAS application as well as secondary essays" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students and faculty were SO friendly. They all seemed to be really happy there. It seems like they make an effort to have fun and have a life outside of studying." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour was not very informative. We didn't get to see that much of the school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview itself was amazingly relaxed. It was very conversational and it really seemed like my interviewer just wanted to get to know me better. He did have some weird habits that were hard to ignore. He kept resting his right arm over his head and scratching his left eye. It kind of made me feel uncomfortable." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Red Roof Inn (near airport)

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

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