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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

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)?

"Why Stanford? " Report Response

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

"What was the most recent book you have read?" Report Response

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

"Very specific questions about my background and philosophy" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Most of the questions related specifically to my file." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What makes you special?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This was my last interview so I just re-read my application to refresh." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They knew who I was as soon as I walked in. I always think that is really nice, especially when you have come from far away. It seems like the students were very well treated and EVERYONE I talked to loved Stanford. While I was there I thought it was fishy, but after doing a ton of research on their programs, I understood why. Also the weather and campus was beautiful. After visiting all of the dank and urban places in the US where most medical centers are, I came to appreciate the sunshine. Hey, If I have to spend half a decade somewhere, why not go to a top school that is also in a nice place?" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"At first I was not sold on the 5 year curriculum. But then I did some investigating. If you do the 5 year plan, you will probably only pay for 3 years since they pay for the research year and the 5th year is "free" (incredibly low tuition) It is totally possible to do it in 4 years, but why not have the option if they are willing to give it you. Also it is very possible to pick up a masters during that extra year, so it is not "wasted" at all." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I would have been more nervous if I knew that Stanford was my first choice. My ignorance was bliss!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Really neat place, but you really need to investigate why Stanford does some of the seemingly strange things they do like the 5-year plan and the scholarly concentrations. They are really looking out for their students, bit while you are interviewing, that is not always obvious." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/15/2003

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