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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about your undergraduate experience -- why did you choose ABC university?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"Tell me about where you see yourself in 10 years." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"He asked me to talk about my clinical experiences, my research, my major, my family... really just trying to get to know me." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too tricky." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"The interviewer only had access to my AMCAS application (not the secondary or my letters of rec), so I read over the AMCAS really well. I also looked at and copy/pasted a bunch of questions that had been asked at previous Vandy interviews to practice answers. DEFINITELY PRACTICE if it is your first interview, as it was mine. The practice was invaluable." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Children's Hospital is the premier children's hospital in the nation in my estimation... just incredible; the students are collegial and friendly; the campus has some very pretty spots; first year is pass/fail (2nd year is honors/pass/fail); the Emphasis program is really cool (they'll explain at the info session); my interviewer was just a really nice guy, as were all the faculty/staff I met." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nashville isn't the most amazing city on earth; the curriculum is pretty traditional, with lots of hours spent in lecture halls; not a whole lot of clinical exposure integrated into the first 2 years of the school (though you can get it if you seek it out)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How awesome the children's hospital is." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a great interviewer and we had a very laid-back interview. He was friendly and in no way tried to stress me out. I really liked him and I would be delighted to study under a faculty member with his sunny outlook. The info session was at 1115am, followed by a couple of quick presentations, a tour, and a 1230pm lunch. My interview was as 215pm and was done by 315pm. There weren't any long stretches of, "Hmm... what do I do now?" as there seem to have been in past years, so that was good." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

General Info

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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