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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?

8 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 about your research/work experience. " Report Response

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

"How do you feel about universal healthcare?" Report Response

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

"What do you qualities do you think I should be looking for in an applicant?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you feel about implementing universal healthcare in the United States and also how do you feel about charging higher health insurance premiums to people who have risky behaviors?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Probably the above, plus some stuff about weaknesses in my application." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read AMCAS app and review my publications/resume etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of the admissions staff and students; also the supportive nature of the faculty and the flexibility of the curriculum." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Syracuse...seems small (not a lot to do like in a big city, of course) and the weather is not great." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Syracuse is so small." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Positive. The interviewers asked some intense questions but they also did their best to not make you feel uncomfortable or stressed. The environment is very supportive, friendly, and flexible. Syracuse is not a big city and as a result looks like it might be a boring place to live." 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

SYR

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Genesse Grand Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/15/2008

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?

3 out of 10

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

3 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?

4 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Have the interview day begin a little later to better accomodate people traveling from far away (the" Report Response

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