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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 you think you did?

9 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?

1

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 do you want to specialize in?" -Posted 12/06/2007 | Report Response

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

"What scholarly concentration do you think you would do?" -Posted 12/06/2007 | Report Response

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

"Tell me more about your research. " -Posted 12/06/2007 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why did you choose the school you chose? Why Stanford? What is your take on the current health care debate?" -Posted 12/06/2007 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Some detailed questions about my secondary application essay. " -Posted 12/06/2007 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my secondary, my thesis, SDN, AMCAS and reviewed my publications" -Posted 12/06/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Stanford is incredible. They did an amazing job of pairing me with interviewers with similar interests. The school offers great financial aid (avg debt ~$60,000) and has an overwhelming focus on research, which I liked. The facilities are amazing. My visit made this school my top choice, even over Harvard (where I also interviewed). " -Posted 12/06/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school is not in an urban area nor is affiliated with a large country hospital like Ben Taub (Baylor) or Bellvue (NYU). Also, if research isn't your thing, I wouldn't come here as no one seems to care about primary care. " -Posted 12/06/2007 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Two one hour interviews. I wish I would have known that I'd be interviewing for nearly two hours straight. " -Posted 12/06/2007 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day at Stanford is very personalized (only 5-8 people) and left a very positive impression." -Posted 12/06/2007 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

SFO

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/04/2007

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?

7 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

9 out of 10

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