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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?

2 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)?

"How did you develop an interest in medicine?" 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)?

"What qualities do people look for in a physician?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think that healthcare in this country is a right or a privilege? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you respond if an older doctor tried to discourage you from entering the profession due to the changes that have occurred/ are occurring in the healthcare system?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I talked to students at Upstate, read the website and literature, and read the interview feedback at SDN. I spent some time carefully considering my motivation to pursue medicine. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone there is extremely nice. All of the students I talked to were very enthusiastic about the school. The lecture halls have wireless and comfortable seating, and the library is absolutely fantastic! Upstate New York is wonderful, there is so much to do including mountain biking, hiking and skiing. Syracuse is a great college town. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"My interview day was an excellent experience, and I wish that I had not stressed out about it as much as I did ahead of time." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was positively impressed by the entire day. We (there were about thirteen of us) had plenty of free time to attend a lecture and look around the campus. At 11:30 we were given a tour by three students. We saw the anatomy lab, lecture halls, cafeteria, student lounge, the library, and the spectacular view from the 9th floor of Weiskotten Hall. Lunch was provided, choice of a salad or tasty sandwiches. The library is great! Both of my interviews were of a conversational nature and I felt very comfortable the entire time I was there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/03/2004

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