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  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Stanford
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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 Stanford? " -Posted 06/15/2003 | Report Response

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

"What was the most recent book you have read?" -Posted 06/15/2003 | Report Response

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

"Very specific questions about my background and philosophy" -Posted 06/15/2003 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Most of the questions related specifically to my file." -Posted 06/15/2003 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What makes you special?" -Posted 06/15/2003 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This was my last interview so I just re-read my application to refresh." -Posted 06/15/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They knew who I was as soon as I walked in. I always think that is really nice, especially when you have come from far away. It seems like the students were very well treated and EVERYONE I talked to loved Stanford. While I was there I thought it was fishy, but after doing a ton of research on their programs, I understood why. Also the weather and campus was beautiful. After visiting all of the dank and urban places in the US where most medical centers are, I came to appreciate the sunshine. Hey, If I have to spend half a decade somewhere, why not go to a top school that is also in a nice place?" -Posted 06/15/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"At first I was not sold on the 5 year curriculum. But then I did some investigating. If you do the 5 year plan, you will probably only pay for 3 years since they pay for the research year and the 5th year is "free" (incredibly low tuition) It is totally possible to do it in 4 years, but why not have the option if they are willing to give it you. Also it is very possible to pick up a masters during that extra year, so it is not "wasted" at all." -Posted 06/15/2003 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I would have been more nervous if I knew that Stanford was my first choice. My ignorance was bliss!" -Posted 06/15/2003 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Really neat place, but you really need to investigate why Stanford does some of the seemingly strange things they do like the 5-year plan and the scholarly concentrations. They are really looking out for their students, bit while you are interviewing, that is not always obvious." -Posted 06/15/2003 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/15/2003

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