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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

1 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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 my major? Elaborate on your extracurriculars. (my faculty interviewer grilled me on this)" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine? What do you think you want to specialize in? Why did you apply to US schools? (I'm an international student)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read SDN interview feedback, browsed the SUNY website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"my student interviewer and the director of admissions were ridiculously nice and very accommodating. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Pretty standard. No trick/ethical questions. They emphasize low stress. The committee will review your file approximately 3 weeks after your interview, and you will get one of 4 possible replies within the month (Admit, High Priority Alternate Hold, Alternate Hold, Deny); about 20% of people on high priority hold will eventually get in." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

Train or subway

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

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Genesee Grande

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/14/2005

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?

7 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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