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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

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 the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"Elaborate on _______ activity on your AMCAS." Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Have you ever had to work with a difficult person (classmate, patient, etc)? How did you handle it?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Discussion of the differences in the healthcare systems of the US and the country where I grew up." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a time when your integrity was challenged." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, reread my AMCAS (be super familiar with your AMCAS activities! Pretty much the entirety of my open-file interview involved the interviewer asking me to elaborate on each AMCAS activity), talked to student host, read the Paddle (Vandy's guide for incoming first years)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Close faculty-student mentoring relationships, huge focus on student wellness, really friendly interviewers." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Fellow interviewees were pretty intense. The student body overall seemed very young (I've taken time off, and only met one current student who didn't go straight through from college)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It was my first interview and I was pretty nervous, but both interviews were VERY laid-back and friendly. Everyone told me this ahead of time, but I didn't quite believe them til I experienced it for myself. Don't be nervous! :)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"2 faculty interviews. One (the "short" interview) is closed file and the other (the "long interview" is open file). Both of my interviews acutally ended up being around the same length (~30-40 mins). You find out the name of your "long" interviewer when you book the interview and your "short" interviewer on the day of." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 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?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

No Response

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?

4 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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