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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"Why Vanderbilt?" Report Response

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

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"Describe your two research experiences." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why did you fly in on American Airlines and not Southwest?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, website, one or two mock interviews with friends, AMCAS application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Pretty much the entire day impressed me. My interviewer was very helpful and willing to share various aspects about the school, students and culture. The buildings are all gorgeous. Parts of the medical center look like a 5 star hotel. They are definitely technologically advanced. All of the students are incredibly friendly, even during midterm week. The anatomy class I observed was very lively and an enjoyable experience." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The humidity, but I've been to Taiwan so this was not a very big deal." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Stay with a med student, they can tell you soooooooo much and are definitely there to help you. Plus, near the weekend, you might get to go out and have fun!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was my first interview so I really had no idea what to expect. I had a morning interview so I arrived the night before and walked around the med center to get an idea of where I was to go the next day. I think I knew the day was going to be good when I entered the admissions office and met Dawn Sharp, who is definitely one of the nicest people ever. The interview itself was a little choppy at first because he asked me if I had any questions at the very beginning, which caught me off guard, but soon we were able to start a conversation. Before I knew it, it had already been about 70 minutes when our talk came to an end. For the next 3-4 hours, we learned about the curriculum, financial aid, toured the school, had lunch and then toured the children's hospital. From this experience, I gathered that Vanderbilt definitely has a very friendly, homely atmosphere which people can adjust to very quickly. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

BNA

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Select- Vanderbilt

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/29/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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