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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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)?

"Why medicine? and other such standard questions." Report Response

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

"Knowing that this is a State school and since you are an out of state resident, why do you think the admissions committee was interested in your application? " Report Response

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

"What kind of medicine do you want to practice?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How does your dad get paid? (He is a physician in private practice)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really, very standard " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Upstate website, SDN, read app" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The option to do 3rd and 4th yr in Binghamton in a clinical setting or at Upstate in a hospital setting. Also, their rural med program sound awesome." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was literally zero degrees the day I was there, also everything looked very gray. Can I handle the cold and the snow??" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I knew it was going to be cold, but I didnt know it was going to be THAT cold...ladies, I wore a skirt suit because I didnt want to go out and spend for a pantsuit but if you are going this winter I recommend PANTS!! =)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was not what I expected...I guess because in the dead of winter everything is less that beautiful. Very much a college town, so there are quite a few eateries and shopd near by the med school buildings. The people I met were very nice and my student interviewer was candid in his responses to my questions. Overall, a good experience, definitely low stress...in fact the admissions people emphasis that point." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/27/2003

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