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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

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

2

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)?

"Student interview: Tell me about XXX in your file. Faculty: How to fix US healthcare system?" Report Response

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

"Student: Was there any way you were disadvantaged as a child? (I wasn't. I never said I was. This was kind of awkward...) Faculty: Tell me about you... beginning from birth! (Funner way to answer the same question)" Report Response

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

"Both: Are you interested in academic medicine? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What will be your biggest challenge in coming to medical school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How to fix the US healthcare system? How do systems in other countries compare?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, health policy, AMCAS file, prepared answers to standard questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Pass/Fail system, happy students, access to research resources, generous financial aid, beautiful location, old-school gross anatomy labs (not necessarily in priority order)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The whole focus in both my interviews on academic medicine... As if leaders/researchers couldn't be groomed from/work in alternate practice models. Nasty old classrooms (although there will be a new med school in 2010). " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Construction around the med school office building. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This school is great and seems to have a really well-rounded student body. I went wandering around during a break and some med student found me and brought me to class with him! Awesomeness." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2008

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

3 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

3 out of 10

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