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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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)?

"Tell me a little bit about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why medical school, now? (I'm a second-career student)" Report Response

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

"Why Upstate?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Pretty standard fare..." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explanation of mediocre undergrad performance." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Talked to students, attended open house, met with Admissions Director, emailed Admissions Director, read MSAR/SDN/Academic catalog." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Technological improvements on campus are moving ahead. Jennifer Welch is an angel." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Poor first interview." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Knew the school pretty well - plan for cold and snow (which I rather like) if you haven't visited northern NY before." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The first interview was with a Biology PhD who seemed to imply that only science majors were appropriate candidates for medical school. (Didn't bode well for me as a history major). Second interviewer was a student - asked the same tough questions about background, but with an open mind. I was looking for the ethics questions that seemed so prominent in Upstate interview experiences - and got ZERO ethics questions. All the standard stuff - very routine." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2004

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