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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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?

Closed file

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Everything was totally standard." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing. No surprises." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread AMCAS application and read past feedback for this school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"It seemed very organized, and the students were very enthusiastic, friendly, and open to answering questions. Try to get a morning interview so you can take the tours in the afternoon without rushing or leaving early." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it was going to be so laid-back. Vanderbilt tells their interviewers to go easy on everyone, so don't stress out AT ALL. All you should really know about is (1) the emphasis program, (2) the fact that their gross anatomy lecturer is world renowned, and the class extremely intense, (3) there are new facilities, like a student-run clinic, that are in the works, and (4) that the curriculum is very traditional and lecture-based (no PBL). Residency matches are strong, and so are USMLE scores." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Basically, my interviewer hadn't read my application, so I was just asked to talk about myself ... which I did for basically the whole time, just reciting my AMCAS. I'm not sure that it added anything for them, other than the knowledge that I'm not a psychopath or something." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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