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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?

4 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)?

"How did you choose a major in X? In three words, how would your best friend describe you?" Report Response

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

"Why Upstate? Why New York? How do you feel about snow? Why medicine? What area of medicine are you interested in?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your experience in X club? I noticed you said X in your AMCAS application, can you tell me more about that?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"It felt really conversational. Most of the questions I listed below were within the flow of the conversation, so it felt really natural and comfortable." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you feel about snow? (it wasn't difficult, it just seemed as though my faculty interview revolved around this topic)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read over my AMCAS application. Most of the interviewers have read these beforehand, but some don't look at them until during the interview. Even so, it was the focus of what we talked about." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school really seems to care about and take care of the students, which translates over to how they conduct interviews. The admissions director told us several times that the interviews were meant to be "no stress" and that we could talk to her if we had any concerns. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interviewer seemed to think I wouldn't like Syracuse! I had to try to convince him." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I had expectations about the school and their program, all of which were exceeded. This is a great school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"You arrive around 8:30 and are led to a room downstairs that has a conference table, coffee, tea, juice, etc. We even had a TV and several computers to check email, which was very convenient. Each student had two interviews, usually with a doctor/faculty member in the morning and a student interview after lunch. During lunch, the admissions coordinators came in to talk to us about the program and see how we were doing. I have never felt so genuinely cared about during an interview. They were so nice!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

SYR

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/19/2005

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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