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  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Stanford
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why medical school and not graduate school in the computational sciences?" Report Response

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

"Why Stanford?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about a good book that you've read recently." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A question specific to my research (what do you think are the pitfalls associated with such a theoretical/computational approach to protein folding?)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN; reviewed my amcas and secondary" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The med school campus is beautiful. They have a new cross-disciplinary research center right next to the main medical school building. Incredible financial aid and research funding opportunities. They operate on a true pass/fail system, and their Scholarly Concentrations system seemed very flexible. During the lecture that I sat through, the students convinced the instructor to give them 12 days for their take-home final instead of 1 day like he had originally intended." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was fifty-five degrees on the day of the interview, and some Stanford students felt the need to wear ear-muffs." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Just what a great school this is. I had my two interviews at 9am and 10am, and I would have been much better equipped to answer "why Stanford?" at the end of the day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The admissions staff went out of its way to be friendly and hospitable. A small group of interviewees (5) made the entire event very comfortable. They paired me with a faculty interviewer from my home city (Chicago) and with a student interviewer in the MD/PhD program (I had indicated on my application my desire to be a research MD). It seemed like this was the only school where I had interviewers that really understood my research. Due to my interview schedule, I missed the main financial aid and curriculum presentations, but they arranged for me to receive one-on-one presentations from each counselor." Report Response

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