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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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 was the most interesting question?

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" -Posted 02/07/2003 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your impression of Stanford?" -Posted 02/07/2003 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"It was my tenth so I kind of had answers to most of the questions." -Posted 02/07/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Financial Aid (this is the biggest thing going for them). Students were diverse and came from all types of backgrounds. The faculty carries prestige and the match list was impressive. Oh and the weather was not too bad." -Posted 02/07/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Number of cut-throat interviewees from Stanford, the definite favoritism towards Ivies and Stanford based on the people at my interview session. The facilities are terrible and that library was a joke. I went to a Yale interview a couple of weeks earlier and all I can say is that Stanford's curriculum is an unsuccessful Yale wanna-be. By the way I also went to UCLA for an interview and I can't believe that people believe actually put Stanford before it. Los Angeles was beautiful and their new medical center looks like it will be amazing. " -Posted 02/07/2003 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Stanford is right next to East Palo alto, which has a reputation for being the second most dangerous place in the bay area (Oakland was first)" -Posted 02/07/2003 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I got the impression that Palo Alto was somewhat remote and nothing more than a wealthy suburb of San Francisco. The school and Clinical rotations are throughout the southern part of the bay which kind of leaves you without that urban setting you could get from SF, NY, or LA. People seem to be totally brainwashed about this school. " -Posted 02/07/2003 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/06/2003

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