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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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?

4

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 us about your current research." Report Response

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

"Why SUNY Upstate? Why do you think you are a good match?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for us?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your future specialty likely to be, and why are you partial to that area of research/clinical work?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Reseach Specific Questions" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over research abstracts of interviewers." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Affordable living in a good area of the city. Facilities seem new and students seem content." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lack of student involvement with the admissions process. It was indicated to me that the school invites students to sit on management committees, but that too few students are interested." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Several key faculty members have recently moved to other universities, leaving some departments extremely understaffed." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The first day all applicants were invited to dinner with the President of the university and other officials for the MD/PhD program. The second day consisted of two interviews and two lab visits (students indicate fields of interest prior to the interview). In the morning, there was a presentation about the school, planned improvements, and the city of Syracuse. Each applicant was then escorted to interviews by a current student. There was no official tour, but most student guides gave some sort of impromptu tour during the day. At the end of the day, there was a chance to meet additional faculty members. The admissions staff was very helpful and tried to guarantee that applicants met all faculty members they were interested in. Overall very relaxed. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

0-1 hour

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?

9 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?

12/11/2007

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

4 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?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None, they did an amazing job." Report Response

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