4 out of 10
9 out of 10
At the school
"tell me about yourself."
"why did you decide to take time off before medical school? do you feel this will put you at a disadvantage?"
"why stanford versus any other medical school?"
"what can you offer in terms of diversity as a student at stanford?"
"stanford's goal is to produce leaders in the medical field. in what way do you see yourself becoming a leader?"
"thoroughly reviewed sms website, read over http://medicologic.com/stanford/convince.htm and healthprofessions.org, and reread application/research material."
"warm and welcoming nature of admissions staff, enthusiastic and diverse students (about half take time off), opportunities for research, community outreach, and teaching, financial aid, flexibility of curriculum, ability to individualize study, p/f grading all four years, videotaped lectures, SWEAT, pre-maltriculation program, beautiful campus connected to undergrad, my interview group."
"need to distinguish oneself with research, business ventures, founding of organizations, etc, country club-like suburb, old facilities, focus on "producing leaders" rather than clinical physicians, weaker clinical training, colder weather in nor cal than so cal."
"arrive before 8am no matter what the person says when you call to confirm."
"wonderful! one interview was a bit more stressful because it seemed she was truly judging/analyzing my answers (the point of an interview, of course) and trying to determine whether or not i am stanford material, while the other was just a friendly chat. hopefully i will get the thursday night phone call from dr. garcia within 2-4 weeks! ps. stanford started interviewing much later (jan-april) this year (secondary now given to all applicants). i was complete in late october and received an invite in early march, so be patient. "
6 out of 10
Out of state
Friends or family
9 out of 10
7 out of 10
8 out of 10