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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

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Talk to me about yourself. " Report Response

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

"When did you start considering a career in medicine?" Report Response

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

"In what way will you be that unique addition to our institution? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you like the Admissions Committee to know about you? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The interviews were very low stress. The first thing one of my interviewers asked me to do was to talk about myself. While I could expect such a question going into the interview, I was a little surprised by it." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I extensively read the catalog of the school. I took advantage of this website as well. The MSAR gave me a general and good idea about the school. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How nice the interviewers were. They were absolutely personable. The Director of Admissions (Mrs. Jennifer Welch) is an extremely nice lady! It does not get better than that. The Gross Anatomy lab has recently been renovated, and the library is very nice. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"This may not be a big deal, but make sure to have a good idea of the location of interviews to avoid being late. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, it was a very good experience. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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?

02/14/2005

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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