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  • SUNY - Upstate Medical University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Syracuse
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Hypothetical ethics questions (informed consent, informed refusal being big)--this was the only interview I had which focused on ethics this much." Report Response

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

"Tell me about X activity (this was the only interview I had that asked me about the band I was in which I listed on my AMCAS)." Report Response

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

"What did you do in research...be able to explain clearly...what did you like about research...(als, if you have a PhD interview you, ask them about their research at some point, show interest in them as well--it's a nice gesture, and they'll recognize that)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing that interesting...maybe some of the ethical questions the med student who interviewed me kept aksing about--but they were pretty standard questions about informed conset, informed refusal, etc." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing that difficult...again, maybe the ethics questions. Had an actual admissions staff member or doctor asked me these questions I might have crapped my pants, but given that it was a med student, I was much more at ease. He just kept asking what I would do in hypothetical situations, mostly dealing with informed refusal and informed consent (though he didn't use those terms)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, previous interview experiences, read-up on the school a bit." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"campus was beautiful, and facilities seemed really nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Syracuse isn't all that happening of a place to be." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall it was a good interview experience. Pretty relaxed atmosphere, other students interviewing seemed pretty cool, and the doctor who interviewed me was very friendly. My only real advice is to size up your interviewers since you're told who they are in the morning. If it's a PhD, expect questions about research. If it's a med student, don't let your guard down--mine acted like he had some chip on his shoulder and grilled me with the toughest questions he had. But keep your cool, and relax. It can/should be a very calm interview experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/04/2004

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