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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?

2 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?

Open file

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

"Tell me about yourself. This led to a 60-minute conversation." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Vanderbilt's website, my own application and research" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students and my interviewer took a lot of time out of their day to ensure all my questions were answered and show me to locations they thought I would find interesting. My interviewer saved time to escort me to an office she knew I'd be interested in, and told me all about opportunities to study abroad, do service, etc. The students seemed to seriously LOVE Vanderbilt; I definitely saw why this school supposedly has the highest self-reported student satisfaction in the country. Between scheduled activities, an MSI student invited me to come sit on a lecture they were in, which is right across the hall from the admissions office." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Although it's great in one way that the medical campus buildings are all so close to one another, it seemed claustrophobic to me, like I couldn't really get out into the city. I was also not impressed by Nashville; everyone was incredibly nice but I just don't like the culture of country music and chicken wings. Also, I am interested in an MPH and while Vanderbilt has great opportunities for sending you overseas, no one could answer questions about the MPH program or even tell me where its office is." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There will be down-time so think of a place you'd like to go, or something you'd like to learn, and spend your free time doing that. I spent my time sitting in on an MSI lecture and trying to find the MPH office." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Good overall. This was my first interview, but there was absolutely nothing to be nervious about. It seems that most med school interviews are conversational and laid back. Vanderbilt was no exception. The people are the best thing about Vanderbilt; the students and faculty are so nice and are in love with their school (for many good reasons)!" 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

BNR

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?

Holiday Inn Select

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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