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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 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

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?

Closed file

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

"Why Medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why should we accept you?" Report Response

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

"Do you think it'll be hard going to medical school far from home?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why should we accept you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were too bad" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"StudentDoctor, AAMCAS, website, MSAR" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the students are supposed to be the self-rated happiest in the country" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Vandy is re-doing their curriculum next year and some of the faculty were a little unsure about how exactly things would run next year " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You should not stay with a student host if you dont have one of the first interview times...you may have to be out of their place by 7:45 am anyway so they can go to class" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very conversational, not at all stressful. But, I have to be honest. My interviewer was CLEARLY just there out of obligation, and did not seem too excited about it. She was really nice, but she invited her colleague in during the middle of our interview to discuss one of their patients. I thought that was weird." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

BNA

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

2 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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