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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?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"Student interview: Tell me about XXX in your file. Faculty: How to fix US healthcare system?" -Posted 11/11/2008 | Report Response

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

"Student: Was there any way you were disadvantaged as a child? (I wasn't. I never said I was. This was kind of awkward...) Faculty: Tell me about you... beginning from birth! (Funner way to answer the same question)" -Posted 11/11/2008 | Report Response

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

"Both: Are you interested in academic medicine? " -Posted 11/11/2008 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What will be your biggest challenge in coming to medical school?" -Posted 11/11/2008 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How to fix the US healthcare system? How do systems in other countries compare?" -Posted 11/11/2008 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, health policy, AMCAS file, prepared answers to standard questions." -Posted 11/11/2008 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Pass/Fail system, happy students, access to research resources, generous financial aid, beautiful location, old-school gross anatomy labs (not necessarily in priority order)" -Posted 11/11/2008 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The whole focus in both my interviews on academic medicine... As if leaders/researchers couldn't be groomed from/work in alternate practice models. Nasty old classrooms (although there will be a new med school in 2010). " -Posted 11/11/2008 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Construction around the med school office building. " -Posted 11/11/2008 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This school is great and seems to have a really well-rounded student body. I went wandering around during a break and some med student found me and brought me to class with him! Awesomeness." -Posted 11/11/2008 | 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2008

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

3 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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