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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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?

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)?

"Did you have any shadowing/volunteering experiences to make sure that this (becoming a doctor) is something that you want to do?" Report Response

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

"I am interested to know when there was a time when you tried really hard but things just didn't work out the way you wanted to" Report Response

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

"Can you tell me what experience you are most proud of?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Is there anything that you wish that you could redo or do more?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"When talking about my volunteer experience at the hospital, the doctor asked me whether I have looked at the patient's medical chart and why I have decided not to." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, The Paddle, mock interview with friends" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Faculty and students were really friendly and nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some interviewees can be really competitive and obnoxious." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it would rain the night before and that it's soooo COLD! And that my short interview would be at 8 a.m.!!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"So Vandy changed their interviewing process. You get a long open file one and a short closed file one. For me, both interviews were in the style of conversations but I heard from other interviewees that this is the not the case for the short closed file one. They get a list of 'hard questions" to challenge you in the short closed file. My interviewee asked the questions in a nice conversation way but she often picked some things that i said and asked me why I did it this way or why I didn't do it another way. So be prepared to not fall into traps and to hold your grounds confidently but not obnoxiously! Long open file was meant to give you a chance to talk about the things u want to focus on and just to get a sense of who you are. I find that mock interviews with your friends and significant other are a great way to get you more comfortable to talk about yourself! ASK yourself challenging questions! Good luck!" 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

BNA

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn - West End

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2011

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?

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?

2 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Use EMAIL!! :)" Report Response

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