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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

3 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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 is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What does your father/mother/sibling do? Where do they work? What education do they have? " -Posted 04/09/2007 | Report Response

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

"Why not MSTP? (came up in both interviews)" -Posted 04/09/2007 | Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun? Hobbies?" -Posted 04/09/2007 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Which medical schools do you think have unimpressive programs?" -Posted 04/09/2007 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Which medical schools do you think have unimpressive programs?" -Posted 04/09/2007 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Stanford website, review my application. I highly suggest that you learn about the program and the school as much as you can before the interview. " -Posted 04/09/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The enthusiasm of the student body, the wealth of resources for research, travel, clinical work (mentors, financial), the genuine kindness of admissions staff, concentrations and academies program. " -Posted 04/09/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Tardiness of both interviewers, my interviewer's snooty attitude and comments (not representative of the school)." -Posted 04/09/2007 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my faculty interviewer would ask me no questions about why I want to be a doctor or what qualifies me to be at Stanford." -Posted 04/09/2007 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The hospital was nice, the lectures are recorded online, the admissions staff is really helpful, and the other doctors and research faculty seem to really care about the students and about their work. I really liked Stanford going into the interview but my faculty interviewer was kind of an ignorant snob in the comments he made about doctors in society and didn't seem much interested in me (all with a smile on his face though, ha!). He was fairly new and wasn't familiar with a lot of the faculty at Stanford or even details about the program, which I was surprised at (since everyone else there was so knowledgeable). I kind of got the feeling that he was sizing me up against his own son who was also applying this year rather than seeing if I'd be a good fit. My student interviewer grilled me about every aspect of my life, which was nice in the sense that she cared but it was a bit overkill and lengthy (felt more like an interrogation than an interview conversation). The interview experience left me with a bitter taste in my mouth and I wasn't really sure I wanted to go there anymore (I also wasn't surprised to get rejected after my bad faculty interview). However, I am certain that my experience is not representative of the school or other people there but the faculty interview is a really important factor. " -Posted 04/09/2007 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/01/2007

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?

4 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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