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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?

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)?

"Typical questions. Nothing specific stands out." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing that I recall." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What qualities do you have that would make you a good doctor? This question was difficult b/c the interviewer asked it at least 3 times during the interview." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, other interviews, read my application again, med school's website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I'm sure it will seem small to people that can't fall asleep without cars honking in the background, but this place is great. It's got everything one might reasonably expect and has very low prices for housing. Students at the school are very laid-back and friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Construction." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You need about 20 minutes to walk from the garage to the school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"First interview was with an MSII. We went outside and had a really nice conversation. I was asked mostly about myself and my volunteer experiences. I also got to ask the student many questions about the med school. Second interview was with a Ph.D. He kept coming back to the question about what qualities would make me a good doctor. After answering it twice I had trouble coming up with something new for the third time. Tour was given by the students. The admissions person was very informative about their Admissions Committee and how a decision is made. Also got to sit in on a second-year lecture. It was great, the professor was funny and the atmosphere was relaxed. Facilities at the school are also pretty nice." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 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?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2007

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?

10 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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