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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?

45 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)?

"What would you like me to tell the admissions committee about you?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What kind of a student are you, academically speaking?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think EMTs should be given more responsibility for the patients they treat (this question was asked because I worked as an EMT). " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why upstate?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read upstate's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"new anatomy lab, nice facilites (including lecture halls), friendly faculty and staff, a happy student body. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"same as everyone else: the weather. apparently the sun does come out in syracuse, but I wouldn't know it from my visit." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I should have brought an umbrella, I got rained on before my second interview" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Upstate says they only give non-stress interviews, and that was the experience that I had. Both of my interviewers were friendly and easy to talk to. Neither tried to put me into an uncomfortable position, or to catch me off guard. I had a fair chance to sell myself to the school, as well as to learn as much as I could about upstate. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2003

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