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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"Tell me about your research (one guy only asked me about research). At the end i asked him if he wanted to ask me about activities or other things, and he said he had read my app." Report Response

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

"What kind of career do you envision for yourself?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research...have you done clinical research? or just bench? etc etc. Sorry this is so long, but there are no other posts for the school that really say much." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Because it was match day and first and second years were having exams, I had two faculty interviewers as opposed to one student and one faculty. Both of my researchers mainly wanted to talk about my research. My guess is they are trying to get a feel for how you'd fit in their program. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I already know all about your outside activities by reading your application, but tell me how these will help you as a physician." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my application, went over tried to formulate my answer of "why stanford?" which was asked by both interviewers (that's a standard question at the school)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Some of the new facilities and the friendliness of the faculty (you have to go to your interviews...and both of mine were in basements of old buildings...but people knew i was interviewing by my suit and would offer to point me in the right way)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The classrooms are pretty old, but they seem to be slowly updating things. Also, in the morning, our interview coordinator made it a point for us to introduce ourselves. She ended up telling everyone in the group information from our applications. When one gentleman introduced himself, she waited until he was done and then pointed out that he was getting his PhD. Another girl started an NGO etc. etc. While that definitely says that they have stellar applicants, it's kind of awkward for someone else to be sharing it. Could have been an isolated incident..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How suburban and undiverse the area around Stanford is (while i hear East Palo Alto is mixed, the area around stanford is very yuppie/country club--not very colorful). " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"You definitely don't want to interview on a Wednesday since there is no class (and there are few students around). At least that's what the coordinator said. I was there on a Thursday, but b/c of exams it was the same thing. My first interviewer was very dry..just wanted to talk about research. My second interviewer and I talked about research, but we got off topic and talked about news etc." Report Response

Tour and Travel

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How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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