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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?

4 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?

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 your research experience." Report Response

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

"Do you see yourself continuing research in the future?" Report Response

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

"He asked a lot of questions about my family and my life story, just to get to know me." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Questions were all rather routine." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing was difficult, but he did challenge me regarding my (lack of) interest in bench research and choosing not to retake the MCAT." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN feedback, talked to several Vandy med students I know, researched my interviewer online, read Vandy's website on the Emphasis program and their computer technology." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone truly loves the school. You can tell there are great opportunities to have unique experiences. Facilities are all being updated. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Bread & Co has great lunch, but their selection of sandwiches was horrible. I had two 2-hour breaks with nothing to do while waiting for the tours. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I didn't realize there would only be 10 of us interviewing. It didn't make a big difference, I was just a little surprised." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewer was very difficult to read, but was rather friendly and had a lot of impressive life experiences, which made for an interesting conversation. The only downside was that I felt a little worthless in light of his accomplishments, and I couldn't tell if he liked me or not. But I guess that's every interview... There is a lot of construction going on around campus, and I had to walk across campus (with a guide) to get to my interview, then walk back to get back to the admissions office. I'd recommend comfortable shoes, as there's quite a bit of walking throughout the day. The tour was nice, though a bit long. I liked that some first and second year students would come talk to the interviewees while we were sitting in the admissions office. Everyone seemed to really want to let you know how happy they were at Vandy." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

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?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

BNA

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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?

10/11/2007

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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