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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?

9 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)?

"Why Vanderbilt?" Report Response

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

"How is (your extracurricular activity XYZ) relevant to medicine/medical field." Report Response

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

"What do you think about the US health care system?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you do if you could not go to medical school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think about the US health care system?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, mock interviews, spoke to VUSM students on campus" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The fellow interviews were awesome. Administration and interviewers create a very calming and comfortable atmosphere." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

No Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The 8:30am arrival to admissions office is not mandatory. You can arrive 15 minutes before your interview, but I dont recommend it." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very relaxed and comfortable, but be prepared because VUSM still is one of the top programs in the nation. VUSM program details: World renowned faculty (dr. Dalley Anatomy), brand new top quality facilities (CELA, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Childrens Hospital, etc), Research (#1 growth rate in NIH funding for the past 5 years), a unique focus on community and wellness (advisory colleges)." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

BNA

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Extended Stay America on West End (CLOSE to campus, very inexpensive + full kitchen!)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2010

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?

10 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

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Continue the great work." Report Response

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