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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Well, you seem to have an interesting past (I do), why don't you explain it a bit. From that point the interview was very conversational..." Report Response

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

"We talked about my AMCAS and my extracurriculars. There were a few specific questions on that, nothing too bad. THEY WILL READ YOUR FILE CLOSELY, KNOW IT WELL." Report Response

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

"In a sentence, what one thing do you want me to tell the admissions committee?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"(Student asked this one) So what happens, you're a month into classes, you have you're first test and you get a 37. What do you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The questions really weren't that difficult. They emphasize low stress." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my AMCAS. (both the faculty member and the student will have a copy) Read A LOT about the school (this really helped). Studied mock interview questions and my secondaries from other schools to know myself better. SDN of course." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everybody there loves the school, the students, the faculty, everybody- and they were all incredibly nice to us. Also, the way they presented the program really made me want to go there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Really can't think of anything." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Again, can't really think of anything." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"We got there and were brought down to a conference room which was essentially ours for the day. It had computers with internet access, beverages and a TV (that no one used). We then got a rundown of what the day would be like. We had some time to explore the school before our first interview so a couple of us went and sat in on a MS I class. The MS I auditorium is nice (the MS II one is even better but no food allowed). I had my first interview, very casual. They emphasize their no-stress policy: "If you have an interview that you believe is a stress interview. Talk to us, we will discard the interview and you will be given a third interview, the stress-interview will not be counted in consideration of your file." Most (but not all) had one Faculty and one Student interviewer. After my first interview, I was taken back to the conference room and we had a presentation about the various aspects of SUNY-Upstate. (light on the financial aid, but more was promised if admitted) After the presentation we had a tour given by a MS II and 2 MS I students. They answered questions and gave a comprehensive overview of the campus. After the tour we returned to the conference room and my student picked me up for my second interview. Not only did she interview me, but she told me everything I could possibly want to know about the school (Including a fair bit about choosing between the Syracuse and Binghamton Campuses). She also shared some personal stories about how supportive the school was to her that really made me love the school." 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?

4-6 hours

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?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Genessee Grand

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/03/2005

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

10 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?

9 out of 10

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