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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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 did you take X course?" Report Response

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

"How have you handled yourself in group project situations?" Report Response

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

"What specialty are you considering going into?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing interesting per se. They have your information there and ask questions from it. He asked about some courses I had taken." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you could go back and do things differently in college, what would you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Vanderbilt website, talked to a friend who went there" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are VERY happy. The associate dean is a psychiatry major and is very focused on student health. His office is directly across from the first year lecture hall, he made a point to talk to all of us. The secretary and the deans know all of the students personally. The professors I listened to had a great sense of humor. They are getting a lot of new facilities in the next month including a state of the art anatomy lab." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The weather was both rainy and muggy. The tour guide seemed out of it, but that was probably because he had to give the tour alone and impromptu because someone cancelled." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Sweet tea is amazing, even at McDonald's." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was very friendly and conversational. He did a lot of talking, which is a bad thing in retrospect. The questions seemed to come up in conversation rather than out of the blue. It was a pleasant experience, but I wish it gave me more of a chance to sell myself to him." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

BNA

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/26/2007

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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