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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?

4 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)?

"tell me about yourself. " Report Response

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

"tell me something else." Report Response

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

"describe yourself. (this was the Ph.D. - it was a little painful, if you couldn't tell, but i think he appreciated my effort.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"nothing very unusual" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"why are there so many people without healthcare insurance? what is the biggest problem with healthcare today and what can we do to fix it? where will healthcare be ten years from now? give me a break. . ." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"school's website, my AMCAS application, talking to affiliated doctors (i live in the area)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the facilities were really nice. the students and faculty were open and honest. they told us why they liked syracuse and upstate and also some of its downsides. one of my interviewers (a fourth year student) offered a lot of good advice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the tour was kinda disorganized, but they took us where ever we wanted to go. there was a ton of downtime and no real formal presentation about the school, so we had two tense hours of just sitting around." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"it was a good experience and i'm glad i was able to go. the school and students seemed really great." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2004

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