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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?

7 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 medicine?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Both interviews were basically a laid back conversation" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reread my interview essays, brushed up on my answers about my experiences, checked out the school's website, briefly read SDN feedback" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"admissions staff is SO nice! they give you plenty of time to explore the school on your own and encourage you to sit in on a class, which i did. The tour was awesome, the facilities are excellent and very up-to-date, the students giving the tour were very enthusiastic. With my first interviewer (a student) we basically spent half an hour talking about the school with me asking him questions and then spent the next half hour talking about me...he was extremely nice. The second interviewer asked me a few questions and let me pitch my qualifications and then we talked about the curriculum...he seemed very proud of the school and very enthusiastic about what it has to offer. The closed file nature of the interview is great because you can steer the conversation whichever way you want with your application essays. The students are SO nice...one of them even asked me if I needed help when i looked a bit lost walking back from my interview and we chatted for like half an hour. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Having to chose between Syracuse and Binghamton for your clinical years within two weeks of your interview seemed like a daunting task at first but after spending the day there and talking to students I quickly realized which one was the better fit and handed in my form on my way out. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"taxis in syracuse are EXPENSIVE! Ask the students you meet which clinical campus they chose for 3rd and 4th year and why! This will help ALOT in making your choice." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

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 Airport

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Inn - Carrier Circle

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

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?

7 out of 10

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

6 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?

8 out of 10

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