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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?

5 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?

Open file

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

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

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

"Have you done any research?" Report Response

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

"Have you done any community service?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Can you help me set up a program like this here next year?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"All straightforward." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Interview Feedback, Vandy's website, my AMCAS (don't look at the secondary, the interviewer doesn't have it)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities seemed nice, and Nashville is a great place to live (not for culture, though). Cost of living is low and the people were the type that seemed to have fun on the weekends." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I didn't get to see everything because I had an early interview, so I got the abbreviated tour (Outside plus Light Hall). Hopefully, I'll make up for it on Second-Look weekend." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I wouldn't get a chance to go on the full tour because of my early interview; if that happens to you, walk around in the morning and try to find everything you want to see." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I showed up at 9:30am to check in and everything, and Ms. Sharp walked me to my first interview (most people only have one interview, but as a Vandy student, I guess I get two... great!) which went very well. The interviewer had looked over my file in depth and asked questions about my activities... he even wants me to start a program at VUMS like one in which I was involved during undergrad. After that interview, there was a bit of waiting; however, at noon, our guides picked us up, took us to the cafeteria (where we got a $7 voucher, but good luck spending it all - cheeseburger, side, dessert, drink all came up to $4.70 for me. We sat and chatted, and then split into groups - late interviewers (or morning interviewers) got the full tour, while those interviewing before 2pm got the rushed, abbreviated tour. After returning to the admissions office, I was escorted by a staff person to my second interviewer's office; however, I had to wait 35 minutes for him - apparently, he had picked me up as a favor for someone else and had completely forgotten to put me in his palm. In any case, I got a chance to get to know his nurse a bit, giving me a hand up, hopefully. He was very apologetic and asked the traditional questions (nothing terribly thought-provoking or interesting), probably because he hadn't reviewed my AMCAS - he began to while I was sitting there and then decided that he didn't want to read while I was waiting. After an hour and fifteen minutes, it was then back to the admissions office to drop off my plastic name badge holder (they recycle them) and then home." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?


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

< $100

Where did you stay?

At school facility

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?


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?

9 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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