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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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 more about X (on the AMCAS)" Report Response

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

"Are you interested in continuing to do X in medical school?" Report Response

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

"Is there anything else about you I should tell the admissions committee?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"''I see you've done X... do you think you would be interested in continuing your work on that in medical school?''" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really... probably something open-ended like, ''is there anything else about you that I should tell the admissions committee?''" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Vandy website, SDN interview feedback, going over my AMCAS and Vanderbilt secondary." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"New simulation facilities, new anatomy lab, new research building... pretty much new (or soon to be new) lots of things since there was so much construction going on. Students, faculty, and administration are all very enthusiastic about everything and really sell the school well. Also, this interview was by far my lowest-stress and most fun out of all of my interviews. My interviewer and I ended up going over the allotted time and he personally walked me back to the admissions office. Vanderbilt itself is also in a very awesome area in Nashville. Lots of little restaurants and shops nearby and within walking distance of some cool bars. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Although we did get to see the children's hospital, I wish the tour had taken us through the main Vanderbilt hospital." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If you have an early morning interview, you'll have some downtime to explore the med center/undergrad campus on your own." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Now that interview season is over, I can confidently say that I would describe Vanderbilt's interview day as one of (if not the) most positive interview experiences I had out of my 10 interviews. The school sells itself really well. Vandy is definitely an ''on the rise'' med school with a ton of new things being built and a relatively recent (but positive) curriculum change. Student satisfaction seems really high and a spending a day or two around Nashville will dispel most negative preconceptions one has about ''the South.''" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

2-3 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2007

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Include anatomy lab/main Vanderbilt Hospital in tour." Report Response

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