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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 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?

Open file

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"What are your strengths and weaknesses." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Questions, if any, were standard. Why medicine? Interviewers were also interested in whether or not you think you'll fit into the Syracuse area. This question is also takes into account the colder climate and plethora of snow during the winter." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"School website and SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everybody seemed happy and enthusiastic. They really focused on helping you find out if the school fits what you are looking for." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing. It was a great experience." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I would have like to have a greater depth of knowledge about their 3rd/4th year options in either Syracuse or Binghampton. The website is not comprehensive enough. Perhaps speaking with students who actually went through it would have prompted some more questions I could have asked while at Upstate for the interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I stayed with a first year med student the night before the interview. I highly recommend this. He was awesome. He gave me a tour the evening I arrived. We got some dinner off campus and I had a great night sleep before the interview day. He even walked me to the interview and picked me up afterwards so I could change out of my suit before I hit the road for 4 hours." 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

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?

09/14/2005

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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