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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?

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)?

""The government wishes to introduce a health care coverage program where patrons provide a $1500 deductable on medical cost (prescriptions and care) and they will cover the next $1500. Thereafter, the patron will be responsible for additional bills. What do you think about this 'doughnut' in financing healthcare?"" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research. Tell me about your clinic. Tell me about your grades and MCAT scores." Report Response

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

"Do you realize how inclement the weather in Syracuse can be?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The most interesting question was also the most difficult. See below." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""The mayor of Boston signed a contract with a Canadian distributor to import prescription medication at 70% discount of what is available here in the US. Though it keeps the medical dollar down for Bostonians, signing this contract is illegal. What do you think about this?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Website, Brochures, Pamphlets, research, current med student Q&A." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very friendly admissions office, kind and humorous student body dean, enjoyable interviews, good lunch, good company, outstanding university." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing. Great school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I was surprised to learn that the first and second year students have separate lecture halls. This was something I didn't need to know ahead of time, of course." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"A day of intelligent and pleasant conversations. Good people, great school, one could not ask for more. A very pleasant experience. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/15/2004

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