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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?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"Why should we choose you over all the other students?" Report Response

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

"Coming from SUNY Binghamton, but residing in Queens NYC, why would you chooce Upstate over Downstate?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you know about my specialty?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why should we choose you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read my AMCAS application and their website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"School is cheap if you are a NYS resident." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Pretty much everything else. The school is old and run-down, anatomy lab was "ghetto" and in serious deteriorating condition(the lights were so dim and poorly maintained). Most of their facilites are just plain old. The weather is horrible and the town is boring." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Syracuse is just like Binghamton. Always cloudy and raining 3-4 times a week. Weather stinks." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Upstate sucks. If you can go to the other SUNYS, go for it. I made Downstate, which is a better school (except for the high crime rate in Brooklyn). The interviewer is pretty tough but I answered all his questions sharply. I got in, but I declined the acceptance and took up Downstate's acceptance. I also got into Penn State and I am going to visit Hershey one more time before making my final decision. I'm leaning toward Penn State. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/13/2003

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