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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 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?

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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why did you decide to pursue medicine?" Report Response

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

"What made you apply to SUNY Upstate?" Report Response

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

"I see that you've written about _____ in your essays, can you tell me more about it?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think of your parents' lives as immigrants?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"This was more of a statement, but my interviewer said that the rural community may not accept me for various reasons." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"MSAR, Read over the school's website, and Talked to other students." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school seems to have a really good support system for their students. Apparently their match statistics are good too." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The way that the admissions staff acted the whole day." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had heard of good things about SUNY Upstate, but had an unspectacular experience at the very best there. From the admissions staff to the facilities, nothing was that impressive. However, my student host was very kind. From what I've heard and experienced, their student body is awesome." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ 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?

Syracuse

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/21/2008

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?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

2 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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