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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"What do you know about Prop71 in California? What are some of the ethical concerns raised by people about human embryonic stem cell research and are they valid points in science? (I work with hES cells, so I assume that's why he asked such a direct question)" Report Response

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

"Do you see yourself as a leader in medicine? Why? Is academic medicine the field you want to lead in? (Stanford doesn't look to train family practice docs, and this is kinda a trap if you say no to ...even though people who want to go into family practice do come out...just not what they initially look for)" Report Response

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

"What do you know about some of the leading research here at Stanford? Do you know who any of the Nobel prize winners were here this year or what they did their research on? (I had tons of research experience, and I think they were just gauging my interest and how knowledgeable I was in the research field with my background)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing super-exciting...just the standard questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"We have many of the top candidates in the country apply here...what do you bring to the entering class that makes you a better choice than many of the other candidates we have this year." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mostly just knew my AMCAS backwards and forwards, as all of my interviewers notes were based on interesting little facts and things I said in my essays and activities sections. Also read up on a lot of the schools achievements and interesting facts." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The amount of money that this school has! It's a private university with tons of huge donors that make most of the school look amazing. Med student resources top-notch." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location is really the worst thing about the school. It's a beautiful area, don't get me wrong. But it's such a small little city that there's hardly anything to do. I personally would rather live in NY, SF, Boston, or LA...somewhere with lots of culture and endless possibilities. Palo Alto is just really small and somewhat isolated...which might be exactly what some people want, but not me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I did a lot of research about the school ahead of time...nothing came as a suprise." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall the school was amazing! I always knew from the reputation of the school that it's a great place to be, but actually seeing the campus and the students really made me like it even more." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


Where did you stay?

With students at the school

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?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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