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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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 are you taking a year off?" Report Response

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

"What was your favorite undergrad class?" Report Response

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

"What specialty do you want to pursue?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you like for me to highlight about your application to the admissions committee?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing was really difficult. Maybe "What are some of your concerns about entering medicine?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the latest news articles (esp. medically-related ones) from CNN.com and NYT online, googled my interviewer and printed/studied info about her and her interests, studied the school's website (esp. the research aspects, which is what I'm interested in), practiced some questions w/ a friend" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Children's Hospital was really nice, all facilities were great, the library is new and would be a great place to study, and the students all seem to have a good social life in addition to med school work. Also, my host was SO kickass!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Most of the students live off-campus (but in really nice apts), and I'm a little worried it might be kinda hard to build class camaraderie at first. Also, my interviewer was telling me how hard it is for women in medicine and I was kinda thinking wtf." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Wear comfortable shoes! Cute shoes aren't so cute when you're limping in them...there is a LOT of walking involved!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a really good time. Students, faculty, and staff were really friendly and helpful. My interviewer was pretty informative about what's good to consider in the admissions process. There is a lot of opportunity for student research, which is very impt to me. It seems like a great place to go to school!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

BNA

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/13/2006

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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