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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

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"tell me about yourself." -Posted 03/28/2005 | Report Response

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

"why did you decide to take time off before medical school? do you feel this will put you at a disadvantage?" -Posted 03/28/2005 | Report Response

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

"why stanford versus any other medical school?" -Posted 03/28/2005 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what can you offer in terms of diversity as a student at stanford?" -Posted 03/28/2005 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"stanford's goal is to produce leaders in the medical field. in what way do you see yourself becoming a leader?" -Posted 03/28/2005 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"thoroughly reviewed sms website, read over http://medicologic.com/stanford/convince.htm and healthprofessions.org, and reread application/research material." -Posted 03/28/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"warm and welcoming nature of admissions staff, enthusiastic and diverse students (about half take time off), opportunities for research, community outreach, and teaching, financial aid, flexibility of curriculum, ability to individualize study, p/f grading all four years, videotaped lectures, SWEAT, pre-maltriculation program, beautiful campus connected to undergrad, my interview group." -Posted 03/28/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"need to distinguish oneself with research, business ventures, founding of organizations, etc, country club-like suburb, old facilities, focus on "producing leaders" rather than clinical physicians, weaker clinical training, colder weather in nor cal than so cal." -Posted 03/28/2005 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"arrive before 8am no matter what the person says when you call to confirm." -Posted 03/28/2005 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"wonderful! one interview was a bit more stressful because it seemed she was truly judging/analyzing my answers (the point of an interview, of course) and trying to determine whether or not i am stanford material, while the other was just a friendly chat. hopefully i will get the thursday night phone call from dr. garcia within 2-4 weeks! ps. stanford started interviewing much later (jan-april) this year (secondary now given to all applicants). i was complete in late october and received an invite in early march, so be patient. " -Posted 03/28/2005 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$101-$200

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/24/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

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