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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?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

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

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

"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 3)?

"Have you had the experience of telling people bad news?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about an experience with a patient that was memorable. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What were your SAT scores? (it took me a solid 30 seconds to remember)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN , school website, current events" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Exams are structured so that after an exam students have free weekends to go home and/or just relax. Also all of the lectures are digitally recorded.. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There isn't wireless internet in the library or lecture halls. That was sort of disappointing. When I asked someone how long it would be, they said it might be years?" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Beautiful campus. Not so far from NYC (about 2:30 hours by train). You need a car if you want to go there. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall it was a positive experience. I'm a little worried about tuition being raised significantly over the next couple years. But my visit definitly put the school in contention for my top choice. Students are very happy here, and that may well be the best reason to attend a school. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/12/2003

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