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  • SUNY - Upstate Medical University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Syracuse
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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 do you want to study in the US?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What is your strength? What is your weakness?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you do about the very costy health care system in the US?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why did you decide to come to the US for med school? (I am Canadian)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I used SDN and practiced with a MS friend." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The student who interviewed me was really really nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Low cultural life..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview experience was not bad but the first person who interviewed me talked to me a lot about my Iranian descent and the Iranian government (just because I was born in Iran, it does not mean that I am an expert in Iranian politics!) and also made a lot of negative comments about how Toronto has become too muticultural!!! I have been living in Canada for only 8 years now myself, so I was pretty offended by his views and what pressured me the most was the fact that I had no choice but to keep smiling at him and bear his horrible attitude. The interesting thing was that he was a second generation immigrant himself!! It seemed like he was not even happy about the high tolerance that Canadians have for diversity. His comments not only distracted me from my purpose for being there in the first place but I had to try hard to keep my confidence high. It made the whole interview difficult and discomforting for me and I was not able to answer the questions as well as I wanted to. When I left the room I was thinking to myself: Do I really want to study in the US? " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Genesee Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/13/2005

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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