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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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 bit about your job (I work full-time)." Report Response

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

"What was the last "fun" thing you did?" Report Response

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

"What do you like to do when you're not working/studying?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Something to the effect of: "I've gone over your file and so I know a bit about you, but this will be an open dialogue. Tell me about yourself...go!"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are some problems that exist in our healthcare system? (Only difficult relative to all other questions)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Scoured Upstate's website, read interview feedback from others, talked to friend who interviewed at Upstate last year, and talked with med student who I stayed with." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendliness of staff, students, and faculty. New anatomy lab, modern library." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Area around Upstate seems deserted, but maybe that was because of the weather (everyone's indoors?)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"First interviewer was 4th year med student and second was a faculty member/family physician. Both really made an effort to get to know me as a person. Each interview lasted about 60 minutes, which allowed me to get to know them as well." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

ROC

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/09/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

7 out of 10

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