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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Have you encountered much managed care in your home town?" Report Response

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

"Please inform me of what you know regarding the insurance doughnut." Report Response

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

"Qustions regarding my AMCAS activities." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the difference between having hope and being realistic? (regarding medical outcomes)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the difference between having hope and being realistic?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Researched the school/website; been on 3 other interviews before this one so I was comfortable with how interviews went" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"practically everything! I am not even in-state and will pick this school over my own state school. The students were awesome and seemed to love it there. This process has been difficult enough and I really do not want the added stress and competition of students once I get into medical school and I feel here the students support each other. The faculty seems like they truly care about their students (along with the admissions staff esp. Jennifer, she is fabulous)and are easily accessible. I prefer a traditional curriculum over PBL so everything seems perfect to me. Oh and you can apply for in-state status as well. There are three hospitals: University, a verterans hospital and Crouse Hospital with all COMPLETELY different patient populations. Syracuse is a nice place, not too big not too small, and is a college town as well. Nice restaurants, shops, athletics ..just about anything if you have any free time. They have just spent $5 million in new and additional faculty for the medical school. This university puts money right back into their facilities/faculty/students. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"i guess the only bad thing is that it gets a little cold there??? but weather is not a priority of mine when choosing a medical school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, it was great. I know a few students who attend there and have chosen this institution over higher ranked schools. I have been accepted to 3 other schools of which two are higher ranked and I can completely understand why those other people chose Upstate. For me it was the atmosphere of the students and faculty here that won me over because I want all of the support I can get through medical school, not more of the over-bearing annoying pre-meds that I have encountered thus far. I 100% love the vibe at Upstate and can not wait to attend!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

$201-$300

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?

Genesse

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/16/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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