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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?

3 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)?

"do you want to do academic medicine?" -Posted 11/22/2002 | Report Response

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

"what was the last book you read?" -Posted 11/22/2002 | Report Response

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

"list the positives/negatives of medicine" -Posted 11/22/2002 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Can't remember. Know your application inside and out; I had to explain my personal statement almost line by line. Be prepared for some unexpected questions. I was not asked "Why Stanford" or "Why medicine" or "Tell me about yourself"." -Posted 11/22/2002 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Compare your two research projects." -Posted 11/22/2002 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read Stanford website, read SDN." -Posted 11/22/2002 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Campus is nice. Weather was perfect. Admissions staff were very friendly and helpful. Financial aid is unbelievable. I love the free pen!" -Posted 11/22/2002 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The Student Lounge had a weird odor. I'm sure the library is worse but we didn't get to see the inside of it." -Posted 11/22/2002 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"We took pictures for the facebook. Practice your smile before you get to the interview. =)" -Posted 11/22/2002 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school. Lots of opportunities (and incentives) for research and community involvement. Housing is mixed with other grad students. Outstanding match list. Seems like students are happy but overworked (lots of in-class time)." -Posted 11/22/2002 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/21/2002

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