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  • SUNY - Upstate Medical University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Syracuse
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Do you see yourself in research, or clinical medicine?" Report Response

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

"What's your worst quality, what's your best? " Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"nothing really interesting" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you could be any animal, what would you be?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"my advisor, AMCAS, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school is connected to the hospital. You don't have to walk outside. The library is new." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The hospital didn't seem very busy. The precent of students place in their top two residency choices during matching doesn't seem to be great great either. It seems to be very primary care oriented." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I brought a warmer jacket. It's cold there." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It's a solid school for those of you interested in primary care. I am not sure how great they are at placing students in semi-competitive residencies though. Additionally, I wasn't impressed with my first interviewer. It seemed like I talking to a wall. She wasn't receptive to any of my responses. Not only was she almost 30 minutes late, she answered her cell phone during the interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/19/2003

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