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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?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Tell me about your research in words I can understand." -Posted 01/29/2004 | Report Response

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

"What is your favorite book and why?" -Posted 01/29/2004 | Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself 20 years from now?" -Posted 01/29/2004 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you apply the principles of music to medicine? Explain why you think the vocabulary of science is precise. Why do you think the patient asked you, a student who is not a medical doctor, to write down a medical term for her? *related to a shadowing experience." -Posted 01/29/2004 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why would you want to continue here (undergrad and med school)?" -Posted 01/29/2004 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my personal statement, talked to 1st years, researched labs at the med school, tried to chill out" -Posted 01/29/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"financial aid!!!, research opportunities, generally the faculty are so nice, students seem smart but not snobbish, and the admissions office is so helpful" -Posted 01/29/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"stressful student interview who second guessed all my responses" -Posted 01/29/2004 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"student interviewers give the most critical interrogations. This is my last interview, thank god, but my blood pressure still increased during my first interview here. i think that it was the sense that my answers were not well received or respected that really got to me. i took a twenty minute walk to recuperate from the interview." -Posted 01/29/2004 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"positive in terms of interview #2, bad experience in interview #1, LONG day" -Posted 01/29/2004 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/29/2004

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