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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"What do you think of universal healthcare?" Report Response

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

"Why Upstate?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think of physician assisted suicide?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you reconcile your faith with your views on physician assisted suicide?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read SDN, looked over AMCAS, reviewed guidebooks" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of the students and faculty and the early clinical opportunities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That there will be six people per cadaver during anatomy." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a very laidback atmosphere. We got to the admissions building, were told what to expect during our interview day, and then had our interviews. The faculty interviewer was very friendly and encouraging. He introduced me to 3rd year med students who were rotating in the OB-GYN department. The student interview was a little rougher at first, but we ended up having a good conversation about socialized health care." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

SYR

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?

02/05/2007

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

8 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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