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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Conversation...no specific questions directed at me, other than the usual, ''tell me about yourself'' at the start of the interview." Report Response

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

"Talked about AIDS quite a bit, because I have the experience." Report Response

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

"Student interviewer didnt care for my research, but appreciated it." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Talking about AIDS he asked me point blank: You think the India should mass produce AID/HIV drugs bypassing copyright law?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really. Both interviwers were conversation. But I DO NOT think one interviewer was pleased with what I am currently doing (just writing a book, working part-time at kaplan, bunch of other free lance stuff). " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"went to 7 interviews in last 2 years...I was prepared. But I did look at SDN feedback, websites" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The tuition. 33k for 4 years, much cheaper than other schools, and 10K cheaper per year cheaper than my top choice school. American citizens can declare residency there easily after a year...in that case it becomes 18 K a year from them. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school doesnt appear high tech. The cadaver lab is suppose to be some amazing place, but I thought it was ordinary cadaver lab. It must have been in complete pits before they spend 3 million to renovate it. Seriously though, where did the 3 mil go?" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Syracuse is a dull city. Not much cultural life compared to other cities I went to. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My faculty interviewer was all right. But I loved my student interviewer. I suggest everyone sign up for a student interview. Even though I am waitlisted at this school ...a low priority waitlist (basically a rejection)...I still like the school. The hospitals were great, area was ok. Definitely worth the price of tuition." 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Genesee Inn Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2006

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?

5 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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