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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Tell me more about yourself. It was very conversationals in both cases and we talked for about an hour both times." Report Response

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

"Your verbal score is low; won't English be a problem for you in medical school? (student interviewer does not have your MCAT and GPA)." Report Response

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

"Tell me more about your research/volunteering/shadowing..." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing really outstanding..." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"MD interviewer asked why my verbal score on MCAT was so low. (I did much better on sciences; I'm an ESL student). Student interviewer asked about physician-assisted suicide." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, my 2-ries..." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"People were very nice and helpful. Everybody wished me good luck, my tour guide gave me her own lunch (I missed the lunch because my 1-st interviewer was late)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. People have issues with parking and snow." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Eat good breakfast; you could miss the lunch. :) Relax..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was my first interview and I really liked the school. The place is great for studying and all the problems are minor. Everybody smiled and I felt good about my interviews experience. Unfortunately, yesterday I received my letter of rejection. I am very sad. The school is still great! Good luck to you!" 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/10/2007

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?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Everything was excellent. Maybe the map of the campus could be less confusing... Thank you!" Report Response

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