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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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?

Closed file

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about some of your clinical experiences." Report Response

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

"Do you have any connections to upstate New York?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If no one ever got sick & health care didn't exist, what would you be?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"my faculty interviewer couldn't really commit to the blind interview format & started asking me about grades & MCAT" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, amcas" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"atmosphere, clean & up to date facilities, nice hospital, friendly students, nice faculty, the cost & prices for housing in the area" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I'm not crazy about rural locales, student housing is lacking, parking is difficult" 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Genesee

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/19/2008

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"good job" Report Response

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