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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 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)?

"Describe your leadership experiences." Report Response

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

"What is your biggest accomplishment?" Report Response

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

"What will you do if you don't get into med school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"N/A" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Biggest accomplishment (I said my biggest accomplishments were ahead of me, but he didn't buy that)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread application essays, looked at SDN feedback" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Admissions office and student tour guides were friendly and enthusiastic, and did their best to put us at ease. One of my faculty interviewers was also friendly and seemed interested in me. Some of the facilities (library, clinical skills center) seemed brand-new and very up to date." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Other facilities (anatomy lab, faculty offices) looked old and run-down. Recent articles in NY Times made me worried about quality of care at University Hospital (main teaching facility). Downtown Syracuse is ugly and lacks basic amenities such as grocery shopping, making a car necessary even if you live very close to the school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Genessee Grande hotel has OK interview rate ($99), but incredibly expensive food. Room service breakfast and dinner cost me $45. I'd stay somewhere else next time." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Closed-file interview format made the Q&A a little formulaic at times. (One interview was a bit stiff, the other more conversational.) In general, Upstate seems like a pretty good school, but Syracuse is a downer." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

Hancock

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Genessee Grande

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/05/2009

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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