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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?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

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)?

"Where did you grow up?" Report Response

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

"Fast forward to high school... what did you do in your free time?" Report Response

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

"Why the south?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about yourself--let's start from the beginning. (Didn't read any of my essays because she wanted an unbiased interview.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How did you survive your family ordeal?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read the interview feedback and read over the really long secondary essays I wrote." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The hospitals and facilities were very nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Uh... there wasn't as much friendliness as I had hoped there would be..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known my feet were going to kill me. There was also a significant amount of down time where we had to find something to do until we had to go to more stuff. I wish I brought a book or had a map to go exploring. Or better shoes to go walking in. Expect lots of walking." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I didn't get a very warm feeling going there. I thought I had bombed my interview because it was so short and the lady escorting me there had no idea where she was going (10 min late). But I got accepted a month and a half later." 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

3 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Dad's Roach Motel Apartment

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/16/2007

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?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

4 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

6 out of 10

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