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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?

8 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)?

"What distinguishes you from the rest of the applicants?" Report Response

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

"Why Vanderbilt over other southern schools such as Duke or Emory?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about the health care reforms proposed by the presidential candidates?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too out of the ordinary that I wasn't prepared for." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Website, Amcas, the usual." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Bright, friendly and happy students, hot chicks, excellent facilities especially CELA, the anatomy lab and the Children's Hospital, and the emphasis program sounds awesome." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nashville isn't my ideal locale, but its also not as backwards and boring as one might be led to believe. Also the complaints about having too much down time are fairly accurate, but I can't say that I was actually bored at any point during the day. Honestly I tried to get every person that I met to state even one thing they wished they could change about the school and not one gave me a remotely consequential answer. Dare I say that this school might be perfect?" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It was going to rain all day :(" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was skeptical of how overwhelmingly positive the other interview feedback entries were for Vandy, but once I got there I completely understood why. This school is the real deal. This was my first interview and I must say that before my visit this school was barely on my radar. I now feel that it is going to be a tough act to follow for whatever schools come next." Report Response

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No Response
General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/26/2008

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 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?

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?

10 out of 10

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