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Hello fellow interviewees who are still waiting to hear back - I made a summary of past decisions posted on this thread. So far 14 A's, 11 WL's, and last the last A reported was on 1/31/2020.

Format: (Post Date) - Username - Interview Date
What is the purpose of listing people by username here? I don’t love that
 
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Hello fellow interviewees who are still waiting to hear back - I made a summary of past decisions posted on this thread. So far 14 A's, 11 WL's, and last the last A reported was on 1/31/2020.

Format: (Post Date) - Username - Interview Date
So, there really is nothing wrong with this given that all the information is in this thread, and you did not dox anyone. However, I have gotten reports from people listed that they would prefer not to be included in a spreadsheet like this for various reasons.

To the people who reported this post for those reasons, I encourage you to message this user and ask to have your name removed. And to @The_Good_MD, I encourage you to be respectful of that.

Thank you.
 
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Hello fellow interviewees who are still waiting to hear back - I made an anonymized summary of past decisions posted on this thread. So far 14 A's, 11 WL's, and last the last A reported was on 1/31/2020.

Format: (Decision Date) - Interview Date

SDN Acceptances (14):
  1. (1/15/2020) - (?)
  2. (1/15/2020) - (9/25/2019)
  3. (1/15/2020) - (11/15/2019) *mstp
  4. (1/16/2020) - (10/9/2019)
  5. (1/16/2020) - (10/9/2019)
  6. (1/21/2020) - (Early January)
  7. (1/21/2020) - (1/10/2020)
  8. (1/21/2020) - (1/10/2020)
  9. (1/24/2020) - (1/10/2020)
  10. (1/24/2020) - (1/10/2020)
  11. (1/25/2020) - (1/10/2020)
  12. (1/31/2020) - (1/10/2020)
  13. (1/31/2020) - (1/15/2020)
  14. (1/31/2020) - (1/15/2020)
SDN Waitlists (11):
  1. (1/24/2020) - (9/25/2019)
  2. (1/24/2020) - (10/2/2019)
  3. (1/24/2020) - (10/2/2019)
  4. (1/27/2020) - (10/X/2019)
  5. (1/27/2020) - ls1422 - (12/X/2019)
  6. (1/27/2020) - (?)
  7. (1/27/2020) - (?)
  8. (1/27/2020) - (11/X/2019)
  9. (1/27/2020) - (11/X/2019)
  10. (1/27/2020) - (11/X/2019)
  11. (1/27/2020) - (12/X/2019)
 

NCIguy62

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did it disappear around 2 weeks after your interview?
I don't know when exactly it disappeared, but that makes sense because Dr. Gibbs said that they only accept updates until 2 weeks after the interview. I don't think it meant anything in the end.
 
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This change occurred more than 7 weeks after. Do waitlisted folks still have the update button?
I'm not sure when mine disappeared but it was shortly after my interview in October. I think it was about 2 weeks after. I was eventually waitlisted, but I really don't think the update button has anything to do with it.

BTW, I withdrew from the waitlist. Good luck to everyone else.
 

NCIguy62

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For those accepted - is Stanford showing up in your AMCAS Choose Your Medical School tool? I can't see it and after the Mayo bamboozle I am spooked
 
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For those accepted - is Stanford showing up in your AMCAS Choose Your Medical School tool? I can't see it and after the Mayo bamboozle I am spooked
Stanford probably hasn't reported their acceptances to AMCAS yet. Don't worry (I know it's easier said than done; I was caught up in the Mayo fiasco too).
 
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NCIguy62

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Stanford probably hasn't reported their acceptances to AMCAS yet. Don't worry (I know it's easier said than done; I was caught up in the Mayo fiasco too).
Thank you based Jambalaya. Got it - I was wondering if it was a manual or automatic process. And oh dear, what a fiasco indeed. Thanks for being a voice of reason over there during it all.
 
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Some insights into the Stanford admissions process (maybe as of 2004?) based on screenshots of what an admissions administrator/officer's portal may have looked like. The screenshots were from here.
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MeSA was their old app system. They’ve since switched to MedAdmit. Based on the screenshots, looks like the stages of the admissions process were:
A) screening- probably automated based on GPA and MCAT to give secondaries or auto-reject after collecting dat secondary money. I noticed some people in the cycle were getting rejected like a day or 2 after they submitted secondary, so that was probably from this stage.
B) document pass- probably checking that transcripts & LORs have been submitted
C) review- looks like 2 reviewers that are faculty and/or students give scores on various qualities, like research, leadership, etc, and an overall 1-10 rating. Or maybe each applicant gets 1 initial reviewer and if they get a high score from that reviewer they also get an additional reviewer, and if both give high scores they move on to the next stage.
D) director review- Not sure what happens here, but does the director look over all the applications that made it to this stage before interview invitations? idk
E) interview
F) committee meeting to make decisions

I suppose we knew that the overall process went something along these lines but a few of the above details are interesting.
Since 2004 the EC/uniqueness creep has probably doubled the median ECs/uniqueness for acceptance
 
May 24, 2019
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To those who interviewed and have heard back (A or WL): how did you feel your MMI went right after?
 
Aug 17, 2019
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do interviewees get rejected or just a/ wl?
Seems like just WL at this point, which isn’t super surprising given the small class size


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I felt like I rambled a lot. I was really embarrassed when I thought about it how redundant I was at some stations. It felt so unnatural to try and get everything into those few minutes, off the cuff. I also got dry mouth and choked during one of my stations - yikes.

But I also had a good time and was laughing the entire day, even during the MMI. I had some fun interviewers and the other interviewees that day were great people. I left thinking 'eh, at least I had fun'.
 
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Seems like just WL at this point, which isn’t super surprising given the small class size


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You think they are done sending out As for interviewees? (I'm not asking about getting an A from a WL)
Also, I interviewed in the 1st week of Feb.
 
Feb 17, 2020
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To those who interviewed and have heard back (A or WL): how did you feel your MMI went right after?
I find it so hard to self-judge MMI, and Stanford was my first so I had no practice. I'll say that during my open-file interview I was repeatedly asked tough, probing questions (I'm a nontrad). I was very unwavering with my responses, so I knew it either went well or it didn't.
 

NCIguy62

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To those who interviewed and have heard back (A or WL): how did you feel your MMI went right after?

I practiced a TON for my MMI with a family friend who does oral board exams for anesthesiology residents and also read a lot about ethics, current events in medicine, and related topics (shoutout to UW's bioethics page for being amazing), so I felt pretty good going into my MMI, which I think was super helpful. Confidence is key on interview day. I thought all of my stations went pretty well except my partner stations which were hard to gauge. Ended up getting accepted so my advice is practice like it's the real thing early and often.
 
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I’m sure it’s been asked/answered/in the packet somewhere but are we supposed to submit institutional applications (read: other than FAFSA) for financial aid even if we haven’t been accepted yet?
 
May 24, 2019
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Not to stir the pot and get people’s hopes up, BUT an interviewer at a different school told me that someone in his field told him (...telephone game...) that Stanford was going to no/free tuition lmao I hope so
interesting, I heard the exact opposite from a Stanford med faculty; that Stanford will not be going free tuition for the foreseeable future.
 
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interesting, I heard the exact opposite from a Stanford med faculty; that Stanford will not be going free tuition for the foreseeable future.
I’d definitely trust that more than “my” info...it was kind of random how the person brought it up, and it was a school on the opposite coast too.
 
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Woah. Not quite free tuition but this is pretty incredible! LET'S GO!
Debt-free is much better than tuition-free for those with need. I feel kind of dumb for withdrawing now, but the article says that this year's M1s were the first ones to benefit from this gift, which doesn't really make sense with what I was told during my meeting with financial aid on interview day.
 
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