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  • Sackler School of Medicine (Israel)
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New York
Individual Feedback 1 19 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 15
Negatively 2
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.63 19

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.95 19

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.72 18

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 1
30 minutes 2
35 minutes 5
40 minutes 4
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 2
55 minutes 1
60+ minutes 3

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 0
At a regional location 15
At another location 4

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 19
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 16
Closed file 3

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.00 19

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences in Israel." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me something about yourself that is not on your CV/application" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you are strong in the humanities: which humanities classes have you found most interesting and useful?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why israel? " More from this Member | Report Response

"are you planning on re-taking the mcats?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If not for medicine or science, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you hear about Sackler" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Do I want to be a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you be able to handle the lack of diversity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What lead you to this point" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you think you'll manage in Israel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of doctor do u want to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Israel? What do your parents think?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What to you think about moving to Israel?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why doctor instead of NP, PA etc?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research that you did." More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you deal with stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was your favorite class in college." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you scared about making friends in Israel or losing friends in USA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"medical experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do for fun in your spear time? how did you like studying in montreal?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Give a chronology of your background and why you want to be a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was my favorite class; my least favorite?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you going to be homesick?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name strengths/weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"why sackler?" More from this Member | Report Response

"have you been to Israel/ do you know what you are getting into? " More from this Member | Report Response

"why were ur mcats low" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you handle the work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Israel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you like going to school at Rochester?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how much thought have you given to the idea of moving to Israel for four years" More from this Member | Report Response

"what medical experience do you have." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in Women's Health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why sackler?" More from this Member | Report Response

"will you miss your family? tell me what you think of living in israel? what did you think of the birthright program you went on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were accepted at Sackler and at a US school, which would you pick?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you pay for your education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools did I apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can u make the adjustment in a foreign country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in the summers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if you couldn't go into medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any particular direction in medicine..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why did you choose to major in math?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your hobbies etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing unusual" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax when stressed from studies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if not medicine or science?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not interesting so much as shocking. They asked "If I had a boyfriend," and "If i would miss my family." The questions surprised me because they seemed personal and out of the scope of possible questions they were allowed to ask." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing very interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you could not work in medicine, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you ready to move?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"No interesting questions asked. He hardly let me speak!" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I was an observant Jew (They don't discriminate based on religion, it is just that Tel-Aviv is a very cosmopolitan and secular city, so some observant Jews do not feel comfortable there, I guess)" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No difficult questions, it was very laid back" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you deal with stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were not a doctor, what other profession would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you prepared to go to Tel Aviv for 4 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult to answer. However, the classic questions can be the hardest to answer well! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Give a chronology of your background and why you want to be a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if I couldn't go to medical school. Not just reapply next year but a completely different field I would go into." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"It wasn't too difficult the "hardest" thing was the classic name your strength and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, pretty straightforward questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to discuss a research project I was involved in 5 years ago in detail. He wanted to make sure I didn't overstuff my CV. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None, the interview was very low stress." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read possible questions and practice answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Reviewed my application, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my CV" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn/sackler website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed Sackler's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"go over application, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"School website, went over application, " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, re-read my application and essays, read the school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"School's website, SDN interview feedbacks, thought up answers to universal 'interview' type questions, outlined some current health topics." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the school website, reviewed my application, practiced questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the Sackler Webpage and the student doctor forums." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school, some general interview questions, re-read application questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"school's website, re-read AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"I spoke to a fourth year student. The office was happy to put me in touch with one. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my application, checked out their site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, practice interviews, reading up on current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went onto the school's website. Re-read my application and reviewed the main points I wanted to cover." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the interviewer, the video, the office, the pride they take in Match Day" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was extremely nice and seemed genuinely interested in my application. They remade the promotional video, and it is really informative and made me excited about the school. The office was also beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewer was really nice, seemed really knowledgeable about the school (sackler Alum), and left me with an even more positive impression about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"how happy the alumni who interviewed me was" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer was an alumnus (recently graduted, doing residency at Cornell) so I enjoyed hearing about her personal experiences at the school and in Israel. The interview made me realize that I could fit in very well at Sackler, even though I had some doubts before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewer is an alumni and spoke first hand about his experience going to sackler and getting a residency in the US" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very frank discussion about pros and cons of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"the people who work there are really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The conversational tone of the interview, the resourcefulness of the interviewer and his friendliness." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer had a lot of information to share" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was at a regional location. So a neutral impression at the most." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was very nice and she seemed interested in what I was saying." More from this Member | Report Response

"There seems to be a huge emphasis on clinical rotations, which puts TAU graduates ahead of their American contemporaries. In the US, the wards are geared mostly toward residents, but Israel is different in this regard. There is much more attention given to the third and fourth year students, and this leads to more self-assurance in residency. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They seemed pretty organized and very nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How seriously they take their academics and reputation, this is definitely NOT a diploma mill. Also they are chartered by the state of New York so if you apply for residencies in that state, you are not considered a foreign grad." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"can't seem to think of anything negative" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"honestly, nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The video about life at Sackler/Israel could use some improvement. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had to wait almost 40 min for my interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Video-tour could use a little updating" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewer was an administrative person, who never went to sackler." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much with the interview per se. I wish Sackler had informative packets to send to its applicants and a much more comprehensive website." More from this Member | Report Response

" I wasn't asked very many questions. The interviewer seemed unfamilar with my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer. She obviously did not want to be there and said so "the only reason I'm here is because they begged me to come today and do interviews." She did not try to make me feel at ease." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothin at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer didn't ask any questions. I was given the opportuntity to ask all the questions i had about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer had not even read my sketch, and proceeded to skim it with me sitting beside him. I got the sense he had very little interviewing experience. Gave a fairly negative impression of the school. "Everyone at Sackler has something wrong with them," referring to the fact they couldn't get in to a N. American program." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I could have done my interview in Israel." More from this Member | Report Response

"that the offices are on the first floor of a brownstone (rather than a doorman type building with a lobby), so-if you wanted a minute to make a phone call, best to do it before you walk in!" More from this Member | Report Response

"how laid back the whole process was" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the absence of choice is the worst kind of choice." More from this Member | Report Response

" The interviewer has little influence as to whether or not you will be accepted. If you are invited for an interview then you have a good chance of being accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not realize that their clinical years were so strong. During your rotations they dont make you do the usual 'busy work'. Instead, you work with the chief of the department (not an attending) and you are allowed to actually participate in surgical procedures, not just observe!" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Not stiff or high stress at all - I only wish acceptances (or decision letters in general) weren't sent out so late" More from this Member | Report Response

"Much more organized than I expected, really laid back and personal, very conversational interview, they just want to get to know who you are." More from this Member | Report Response

"really loved the school - it was/is my first choice (over US programs!), and the interview only reinforced my positive feelings." More from this Member | Report Response

"laid back, more of a conversation then an interview. I probably asked the alumni more questions then he asked me." More from this Member | Report Response

"very relaxed " More from this Member | Report Response

"i came half an hr early and the lady took me 15min earlier then my intended interview. she asked me to ask her questions. i asked questions for about 40 min or so and then she asked me about 4 questions, gave me a contact sheet of current students and we were done. then i watched a short video about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was held locally, in Los Angeles. My interviewer was a pleasant. conversational family practioner. He was informative about the school in particular and the field in general and did not hesitate to be encouraging and supportive. Thankfully, no classic questions like: name your qualities/faults etc.... " More from this Member | Report Response

"More of an informational session than an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very lax. The interview was not an interview, but more of a conversation. I was pleased to hear the TRUE facts about the school and it being in the state of Israel. Fellas dont buy into that CNN crap.." More from this Member | Report Response

"very relaxed, straightforward. The interviewer was very nice and genuinely interested in what I had to say. He was mostly interested in making sure I could make the transition to living in Israel" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was very friendly and clearly enthusiastic about the school (he is a graduate, and seems to have made a good career for himself). He seemed very interested in my experiences, and was very open to my questions about the school and what I can expect upon graduation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was strange because I wasn't asked many questions. The interviewer just wanted me to get a feel for the school so i carried the convo." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very prepared, knew I was a good candidate, but was quite unimpressed with both the interviewer and the admissions staff (rude on the phone and quite cold in person.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was great. The night before the interview, there was a 2 hour info session led by recent grads and it was obvious that their enthusiasm for the program was genuine. The interview itself was like an informal conversation, the interviewer really puts you at ease and tries to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 0
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 2

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 1
Neutral 0
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.31 13

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 0
Out of state 16

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 12
2-3 hours 2
4-6 hours 2
7+ hours 0

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 3
Automobile 5
Train or subway 9
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 10
$101-$200 1
$201-$300 1
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 0
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

LGA

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 4
Hotel 1
Home 0
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Would you recommend the hotel?

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 18

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.69 16

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.44 16

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 5

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.40 5

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 4

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No responses

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