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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?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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 your parents do?" Report Response

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

"What do you do to blow off steam?" 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?

"Do either of your siblings play a sport?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name an instance when you played a leadership role." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, random websites for interviewing, my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"going to the anatomy lab, where the tour guide opened up a cadaver, as well as the second interviewer who was really nice and conversational" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"maybe too much free time during the day, yet the tour was cut short" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing really, maybe that I wouldn't have a student interviewer" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day was pretty well organized, and the admissions staff was really nice and helpful. I liked the tour and all the information provided. I liked that we got to sit in on a lot of classes too (two MS1 classes and an MS2 class). All in all, I was really impressed with the school, but I felt that I was still pretty nervous which may have negatively affected my interviews." 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?

In 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?

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Renaissance Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/27/2007

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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