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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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?

Closed file

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

"Do you plan to practice in the USA after your training?" Report Response

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

"You seem to have done so well throughout your education. How does yourf oreign education compare with your education in the USA" Report Response

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

"What extra-carricular activities do you participate in?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked about my foreign educational background. The interview was very positive and I found this to be very encouraging because a lot of people have negative attitudes towards degrees from outside the USA, though from my experience, there is a lot of spoon-feeding in the USA educational system." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Really none. We had a very healthy discussion with my interviewer." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read all the tips I could find about interviewing." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The reception by the diversity office and most students that I spoke to." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Vanderbilt had encouraged interviewees spending the night in Nashville to stay at a particular inn, which was supposed to shuttle interviewees to the interview venue. The shuttle proved unreliable and I was late for a few minutes, though not for the actual interview. The admissions office secretary was not warm in the way she received me, and I found some of her actions very unfriendly. For instance, after the interview I was supposed to go back to the diversity office but she tried to stop me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the accommodation and shuttle promotions were not as honest and reliable as they looked. I also discovered that the whole process is very subjective and though the actual interviewer might be great there might be other people in the periphery who might influence the process negatively." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I was excited about the whole expereince, but there was a lingering discomfort about the treatment I received from the secretary in the admissions office." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

4 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?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

The Guest House Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/11/2005

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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