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  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Stanford
Individual Feedback 3 3 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

Response # Responders
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 0
2012 0
2013 1
2014 1
2015 0
2016 0
2017 1
2018 0
2019 0

Are you pursuing any joint degrees (MD/PhD, MD/MPH, etc.)?

Response # Responders
No 1
BA/DO 0
BS/DO 0
DO/JD 0
DO/MA 0
DO/MBA 0
DO/MPH 0
DO/MS 0
DO/PhD 0
MD/JD 0
MD/MBA 1
MD/MPH 1
MD/MS 0
MD/PhD 0

Are you considered in-state or out-of-state for tuition purposes?

Response # Responders
in-state 0
out-of-state 1
international 1
Not applicable 1

What is your race/ethnic background?

Response # Responders
Caucasian 2
African American 0
Hispanic 0
Asian or Pacific Islander 1
Native American/ Native Alaskan 0
Other/Multiracial 0

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 3

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

What is the reputation of the school in the medical community?

Response Avg # Responders
9.33 3

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What is the reputation of the research that goes on at this school?

Response Avg # Responders
9.67 3

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
36.67 3

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.83 3

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.83 3

What was the zip code of your residence in high school?

98229

02145

19002

What do you like most about this school?

"Stanford is extremely flexible. It is a wonderful place for people who wish to pursue interests beyond clinical medicine. In addition to outstanding research opportunities (and funding opportunities), it is easy to get involved with projects in other schools (business, engineering, etc.)" -Posted 11/04/2016 | Report Response

"Research and faculty" -Posted 12/29/2014 | Report Response

"Amazing opportunities, energetic class, great facilities for research and preclinical learning, good weather, friendly people." -Posted 11/24/2010 | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"The clinical education is not as rigorous as at other similar tier institutions. We have relatively little required clinical time, and many rotations suffer from insufficient patient volume. You can get a good clinical education here, but you have to be very proactive about seeking out challenging clinical rotations." -Posted 11/04/2016 | Report Response

"clinical rotations" -Posted 12/29/2014 | Report Response

"Varying quality of professors, lack of educational diversity (50% of my class comes from one of 3 undergraduate institutions), suburban location." -Posted 11/24/2010 | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

No responses

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Response # Responders
Systems-based 2
Traditional 1

How many courses are taken at a given time?

Response # Responders
1 0
2 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0

How long are you typically in class per day?

Response # Responders
<1 hour 0
1-2 hours 1
2-3 hours 0
3-4 hours 1
4-5 hours 0
5-6 hours 0
6> hours 1

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Response # Responders
Video recording 2
Free note taking service 0
Fee-based note taking service 0
Powerpoint slides provided only 1
None 0

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

Response # Responders
1 0
2 2
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0

How many students per cadaver?

Response # Responders
Prosections only 0
1-2 0
3-4 1
5-6 1
7-8 0
>8 0

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

Response # Responders
3 months 0
6 months 2
9 months 0
12 months 0
24 months 0

Is the curriculum lecture-centric or small-group centric?

Response Avg # Responders
4.67 3

0 = 100% lecture, 10 = 100% small group

Are standardized patients used?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

How much patient interaction is there in the pre-clinical years?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 3

0 = none, 10 = extensive

Are syllabi provided for the student?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

How frequently do pre-clinical medical school activities have mandatory attendance?

"There are generally required afternoon sessions 3 days per week" -Posted 11/04/2016 | Report Response

"Labs and clinical skills. All lectures are optional." -Posted 11/24/2010 | Report Response

What books are necessary?

No responses

What books are unnecessary?

No responses

Is the curriculum designed to promote a specialty? If so, which specialty?

"Primary care is not stressed. Surgery and academic internal medicine are." -Posted 11/24/2010 | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 2

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 2

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
3.50 2

0 = Non-existent, 10 = Extensive & convenient

Is a car necessary at any point during your education here?

Response # Responders
Pre-clinical years 0
Clinical years 2
All years 0
No 0

If a car is required for education, how available and convenient is the parking provided to students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 2

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = terrible, 10 = great

What percentage of your medical school classmates would you estimate live on campus, if on-campus housing is available?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
2.50 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Please describe the on-campus housing if available (i.e., cost, type - studios, 1-br, 2-br, etc.)?

"Expensive but good. Studion to 4 bedroom apartments ranging from 700 to 1500 a month." -Posted 11/24/2010 | Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 3

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
1.67 3

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 3

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

Response # Responders
Need-based 2
Merit-based 0
Both 1

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
7.67 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

Are faculty members very available to students via email/message board?

Response Avg # Responders
7.67 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

Are there many opportunities to shadow/work with clinical faculty?

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 3

0 = none, 10 = lots

Are the faculty willing to mentor students in regards to career guidance?

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 3

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 2

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"Pre-clinical teaching is very variable - some of the instructors are excellent, but many are not." -Posted 11/04/2016 | Report Response

"Varying quality and impressive credentials. Some are much better teachers than others though all share a genuine desire for you to learn." -Posted 11/24/2010 | Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"Teaching during the clinical years is generally excellent." -Posted 11/04/2016 | Report Response

What is the grading scale used during pre-clinical years?

"Pass/fail" -Posted 11/04/2016 | Report Response

"Pass fail" -Posted 11/24/2010 | Report Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

"Pass with distinction/Pass/Fail" -Posted 11/04/2016 | Report Response

"Honors pass fail" -Posted 11/24/2010 | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 2

0 = far away, 10 = close

How are clinical rotations scheduled? What are the required rotations?

"Scheduled through an online scheduling portal. You can change your schedule at any time" -Posted 11/04/2016 | Report Response

"Lottery system." -Posted 11/24/2010 | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"Most rotations allow you to act as the primary (but well supervised) provider. You can write note, put in orders to be cosigned, call consults. Other rotations (OBGYN, outpatient Neuro, some subspecialty clinics) limit your role more." -Posted 11/04/2016 | Report Response

What is the status/condition of the affiliated hospital(s)?

"Excellent." -Posted 11/24/2010 | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"You are exposed to a wide variety of patient populations. The main hospital is a tertiary care hospital with a mix of private pay and medical patients. There is also a VA hospital and a community hospital." -Posted 11/04/2016 | Report Response

"Varies. Uninsured immigrants to uber wealthy tech executives." -Posted 11/24/2010 | Report Response

Social Environment

Do students do a lot of activities outside of school together?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 2

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 2

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for older/non-traditional students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

What do the students typically like to do in the area?

"There are tons of outdoorsy things to do - cycling, hiking, running, tahoe trips. Nearby area is very suburban, but has good food. San Francisco is about 45min-1hr away." -Posted 11/04/2016 | Report Response

Post Graduation

How do graduates from this school fare in residency and clinical practice?

"Stanford matches extremely well every year." -Posted 11/04/2016 | Report Response

"Excellent. Most match at harvard or Stanford." -Posted 11/24/2010 | Report Response

What do you believe residency directors think about graduates from this program?

"Stanford tend to have tons of "extras" (research, startups, international work, etc) on their residency applications, which makes them look very impressive." -Posted 11/04/2016 | Report Response

"Excellent students, hard workers, thinkers and innovators." -Posted 11/24/2010 | Report Response

Is this school known for producing physicians strong in a certain area? If so, which area?

"Stanford grads tend to go into subspecialties. Stanford has however tried to strengthen their primary care teaching, so students interested in primary care will find support as well." -Posted 11/04/2016 | Report Response

"Some surgical specialties, internal medicine." -Posted 11/24/2010 | Report Response

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