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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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 X. Have you thought about what your academic concentration be? Why Stanford? Detailed research questions. " -Posted 04/09/2009 | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family and upbringing. " -Posted 04/09/2009 | Report Response

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

"Conversation about coming out to California" -Posted 04/09/2009 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If a patient was brain dead and on life support, how would you make the decision on whether or not to discontinue life support?" -Posted 04/09/2009 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Detailed research questions: What temperature are your samples stored at, what issues have you encountered in your research, what future considerations are you looking toward, I think you and your PI are wasting your time: Justify your research project." -Posted 04/09/2009 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website" -Posted 04/09/2009 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus is gorgeous, especially the undergraduate campus. Feels like you're on vacation. The low debt and lots of research funding are really appealing as well. Students giving the tour were really friendly and helpful. " -Posted 04/09/2009 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My student interviewer was harsh in the questions being asked. It was not what I expected from a student, and reflected poorly on the school in my opinion. After a seemingly good interview with a faculty, I asked for e-mail contact and was told "no, I don't need fan mail." Kind of cold and shocking. " -Posted 04/09/2009 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would be asked really detailed research questions. " -Posted 04/09/2009 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The campus is gorgeous, and some of the admissions staff is really friendly. I was blown away by the facilities and buildings. But overall I left feeling unimpressed due to the unfriendliness of my interviewers. " -Posted 04/09/2009 | 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

SFO

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?

03/15/2009

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

3 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?

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Student Interviewer (an MD/PhD) was a bit rough and unfriendly. It made me feel pretty uncomfortable" -Posted 04/09/2009 | Report Response

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