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  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New York
Individual Feedback 5 134 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 119
Negatively 7
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.94 125

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.68 82

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.21 77

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 5
25 minutes 12
30 minutes 96
35 minutes 5
40 minutes 7
45 minutes 3
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 4

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 132
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 132
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 129
Closed file 2

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.13 132

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

"Tell me about your research in sports psychology" More from this Member | Report Response

"“Tell me about your experience working as a barista”" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hypothetical questions about where I would redirect my research if I acquired a particular result (MSTP interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experience do you have with individuals from diverse background?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest challenge in healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You've done all this amazing research but why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why med/ Why mount sinai?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you consider going to school outside of NYC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Mount Sinai?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to come to mt sinai" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about experience X" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the two interviewers (who is a professor) asked me very strange personal questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your thesis research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your childhood" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you define success as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your decision to apply to medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Has there been a time when you struggled with something? How did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"would you care to address anything about your grades? (WTF kind of question is that?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about these two classes you failed (a ridiculously stupid question, given the classes were Tae Kwan Do and Ballroom dance), and what implications they hold for your committment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your childhood. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to ocome to Mount Sinai?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel you connect with autistic children? (I worked as an ABA therapist)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to Mount Sinai?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"The usual stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"what kind of research do you do (my current research position)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the defining moment that made you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your favorite research experience? Tell me about that project? Tell me more about that project? Why was it your favorite? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you seek a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you first decide to enter the medical profession? What led to your making that decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Sinai?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Activities in my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why bother going to med school to do health policy work, with your degrees in economics and in law?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specifics from my AMCAS - extracurriculars and clinical experiences really...no questions on my essay (both)" More from this Member | Report Response

"just go through file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you move from XXX to NYC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you know you wanted to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about X activity" More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty much, the interviewers have already made notes of your amcas application so they will direct questions about your activities. describe your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you find supremely interesting (in life in general)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about research. Tell me about this, that activity. What have you done for Community service. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Various questions about my background" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, and why now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you decide on med instead of research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like you really liked undergrad - tell me more about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"amcas stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you unique?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any actual experience with doctors? (I've had 3 different volunteer jobs, and I work in a clinical setting.. this is all on my AMCAS application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"just the basics about my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your thesis." More from this Member | Report Response

"what brought you to medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you solve the problems in healthcare?!?!" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you decide to become a doctor? What helped you make that decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why MSSM? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who picked out your suit?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if your team were in the final four and you had an exam the next day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain some extracurriculars that you've done." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Mt. Sinai?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to go into private practice or academic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why mount sinai" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above "most interesting question"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your research experience. clinical experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you feel when a child you knew passed away at the Ronald McDonald House?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why New York City? Do you think you'll go back to your home state to practice medicine after you graduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools have you applied to, how many interviews have you been to, how many have you been accepted to and what schools were they? (he jotted them all down right in front of me)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Issues in health care/medicine, why medicine, why your major, why time off, etcetc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you read any books recently? (At which point I blanked and couldn't remember any book I'd read...) What is your favorite book? How many times have you read it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What my parents do for a living." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about how you got involved in playing golf" More from this Member | Report Response

"“Why Sinai”" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about... (musical extracurricular activity)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you shadowed before?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your research about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your childhood like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you decide to pursue research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Elaborate on one of your activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your clinical experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of a leadership experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like NYC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your dance experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about (x publication)" More from this Member | Report Response

"People around the area consider themselves unhealthy for the most part even with a very advanced medical facility close by, why? (think of not just physical health)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Mt. Sinai?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of things do you do in your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you had to be a leader." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a physician's role in society?" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences led to your interest in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What attracted you to this program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do u do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this activity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what did you do after you graduated from school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Mount Sinai?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine and a PhD" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of doctor do you see yourself as?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a particular field in mind?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain bad grade in organic chemistry sophomore year. Explain car accident senior year, from which followed very poor grades." More from this Member | Report Response

"Three medical ethics questions (student)- female wanting abortion, 2 female partners wanting a baby, older terminally ill male wanting to end life; More specifics from AMCAS (physician)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you choose your undergraduate major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe your clinical experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? Why now? How was your undergrad institution? " More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you realize you wanted to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did moving to a different country (learning a completely new language) affect you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just specific things about my experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you want to specialize in" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to pursue teaching?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think Sinai's IRB is a bit excessive? (I work at Sinai, so this question was definitely placed in context.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Sinai?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What schools did you interview at and where have you gotten in? (Odd I thought they weren't suppossed to ask that)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your time at [college name] will help you in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite/least favorite class. " More from this Member | Report Response

"problems with healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about research, school, grades, mcat score, etc... (Note: my grades and mcat were just fine but we talked about them anyway.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your international experiences and research conducted there" More from this Member | Report Response

"what can you bring to the mssm community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself in 12 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research in layman's terms." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you choose between Mt Sinai and Yale?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MSSM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe one of your publications" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see yourself contributing to the school community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your opera training." More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you decide upon medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to go to med school in New York?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your research? Techinically? and about you patient interaction." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you especially proud of, what are your regrets?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't you think it would be cool if you could explain all biological phenomena by a set of simple rules? (huh?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to go to Sinai? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you apply all of your music knowledge to being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which of your clinical experiences was the most significant" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the path you took to beoming a doctor (including any medical experiences)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not be a teacher/physical therapist/occupational therapist/speech therapist/nurse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun? What do your parents do for a living? What do your siblings do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What my brother does for a living. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Mount Sinai?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about women in medicine and science?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me the defining moment when you knew medicine was for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing at your gap year job?" More from this Member | Report Response

"specific qs on my activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, you must be a natural leader.... (and then they waited to see how I responded to that statement)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialties are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Sinai?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"is there anything not in your application that you'd like to tell the committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your goal as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to study Japanese in college? (I'm Chinese)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can I tell you about Sinai?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to tell the ad com about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What social competencies must a physician possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would make you a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What skills do you have that will prepare you for the practice of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why sinai? why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why study medicine @ NYC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With your community service outreach how do maintain neutrality while being a christian? ( basicly not imposing my beliefs on ohters)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give two words to describe yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little about yourself (which he immediately followed- up with "That's such a stupid question")" More from this Member | Report Response

"what specialty do you want to go into and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In what sort of environment do you want to practice medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let me reprase...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Various questions about ECs." More from this Member | Report Response

"why sinai" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you want me to tell the admissions committee on your behalf." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about these other extracurriculars that we found interesting in your file. " More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you first know that you wanted to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specifics from my AMCAS - extracurriculars again (both)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe my undergraduate experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could meet anyone in the world who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this bad grade/semester in college." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your hobbies" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of music do you most enjoy singing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of questions about my app and experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"See above for other standards asked" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else I haven't asked that I should?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think the face of medicine needs to change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"basically know your profile really well. They do spend a lot of time preparing to interview you and it shows.. most of the discussion came out of my essays and application, so know it well and be ready to make your own case." More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you decided to go to the schools you have chosen for undergrad/grad studies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your EC!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are going to be the biggest challenges facing your generation of physicians? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in MSSM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where does Sinai rank in your list of schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you here at Mt. Sinai?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see medicine headed in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where have you already been accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most memorable experience working with patients" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do for fun" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Mount Sinai? Various questions regarding my health/medical history and credentials... what was your goal when you chose your major? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What excites you about Sinai?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you see yourself doing in 15 yrs...very standard questions in general." More from this Member | Report Response

"if accepted, would u really consider going to mt sinai?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty are you considering?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer asked me to explain certain bumps that were evidnet in my transcript." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have the next week off, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Mount Sinai? Why do you want to be a doctor? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where have I been accepted to thus far (nice)." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your gaming PC, what games do you typically play?" More from this Member | Report Response

"“Why didn’t you pursue sports instead of medicine”" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experience do you have with individuals from diverse background?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there information you didn't include in your application that you would like to talk about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you gain the most from your undergrad institution" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done in NYC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were striking." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your childhood like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your childhood." More from this Member | Report Response

"what specialty are you hoping to get into" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have two minutes to tell the admissions committee about yourself, what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, very straightforward interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Comment on what you think should be done about nutrition in an urban environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your childhood.....i guess... only cause it sparked an interesting conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Has there been a time when you struggled with something? How did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire interview was fun, more a conversation where I got to talk about my philosophy about the role of a physician in society" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is the most inspirational figure in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your clinical experience..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your favorite class at college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to work with autistic children?" More from this Member | Report Response

"who helped you pick out your suit? (apparently he asks everyone this)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hmmm... don't remember." More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you are writer, how do younplan to combine your love of writing with a medical practice" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, just basicly why mssm and tell me about certain things in my application. With both interviews I tried to turn engage conservation more than a questions and answer session" More from this Member | Report Response

"You mentioned a space elevator,´by what principle of physics do they work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing particularly interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a situation that your learned a valuable lession from." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing unusual" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific aspect of an EC." More from this Member | Report Response

"What reservations do you have about being a doctor, given what you anticipate about the future of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing stands out" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very cookie cutter questions. Nothing weird or hard at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"As an MD/PhD, why would a patient go to you over a regular doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I connect with the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one issue you'd like to fix in healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you caught a classmate cheating on a test, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have other interviewers asked you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was particularly interesting - everything was cut-and-dry, catered to my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"An old man is terminally ill, wants to be put out of his misery...what do you do? What if he has no family? How? How?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothin" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviews was completely conversational... not one question was even asked. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were the Surgeon General, what would I do to mend America's healthcare system." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think makes you special?" More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty standard questions.--asked some detail questions about my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you find supremely interesting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just AMCAAS stuff. No questions out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My daughter wants to be a writer. What advise would you give her? (I have written a lot throughout my life and wrote about it in my application.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were particularly interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a vignette from your volunteering experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing all that unusual....i had two interviewers. the first one asked me things like where i saw myself in ten years, what i wanted to specialize in and why, how i came to my decision of medicine and why not research (i have a lot of research background). the second one asked me about my extracurriculars and my time abroad etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you think of the "Gates"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's been your favorite research project thus far and why? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you work at Cornell why do you want to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you unique among applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Aren't you affraid of traveling in the Middle East?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't asked anything interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too interesting, just the basic questions about my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do your parents feel about you becoming a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be a question you would ask a potential candidate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What problems do you forsee your generation having to tackle? (generation of doctors not in general)" More from this Member | Report Response

"scenario- What would you do if..... e.g. you were a doctor and had a group practice and all the other physicians left town?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you not keep on working as a social worker if you want to help people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something specific about my application..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you lose the weight after your pregnancy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite type of music?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, really. They asked alot of information pertaining to your weakness." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who picked out your suit? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you pick out your suit?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has the experience that drove you towards medicine shaped your philosophy as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you considered doing any bench research instead of clinical research once in medical school. (I have been working in clinical research for 5 years.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very standard questions: tell me about yourself; explain your research; why medicine; why this school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you think medicine is headed today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"related to healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were particularly interesting or particularly difficult. Both of the interviewers had read my application very thoroughly, and they mostly asked questions about my research and extracurricular activities (nothing picky)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the greatest issues that doctors have to face when working with minorities communities (my interviewer had a MPH)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"they just asked a lot of questions pertaining to my family history and my motivation to becoming a doctor. Very generic." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is 10-15 years from now and you are on the admissions committee interviewing candidates. What question would you ask?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(some research question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You didn't take a course in complex analysis? Why not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you teach me how to dance in the next 20 minutes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you improve health care in underserved communities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I seriously choked on my interview. I didn't read over my amcas app as carefully as i should have. he asked me specific activites that i was involved in, but didn't refer to the activities my name...so i gave him confused looks, to both our embarassment." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your childhood" More from this Member | Report Response

"just get to know you type stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer just wanted to get to know me. No tricks, no rudeness. Just asked me about certain aspects of my file that she felt was interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"what's wrong with you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you're fit to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

""let's discuss some stereotypes."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting. " More from this Member | Report Response

"in the future what are going to be significant trends in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you have any regrets?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you juggle a career in medicine with having a family and children?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most fascinating undergrad course you took?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest healthcare issue facing the US? What would you suggest we should do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you sure about the financial risk of going to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do in your Christian organization/church?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing... I don't think either one of my interviewers actually asked me a question. They just made comments like... so, New York? So, Medicine? Why Medicine? They weren't even complete questions. They just kind of stared at me and waited for me to talk about anything I felt like. It was not stressful at all, but it was strange." More from this Member | Report Response

"What sort of challenges do you see for yourself as a physician 15 years down the line?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could ask me any personal question you want, what would you ask?" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you afraid of New York City?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most interesting paper you wrote in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How will you use your research in sports psychology in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"“Tell me about a time where you had to stand up for something you believed in" More from this Member | Report Response

"I saw that you have a lot of experience working with the underserved. Are you considering getting an MPH as well?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too difficult. Very relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I tell the admissions staff about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What shall I tell the admissions committee about you when we meet to discuss your application--and just to be clear, I will tell them what you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did your project end up a success? (I helped re-start an organization...but after i left it regressed again. sadly.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer's only question was : "What questions do you have for me?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if you did not get into medical school this year" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you an emotional person? (Yes.) How will this affect your job? Will you be able to handle emotional encounters with patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, very straightforward interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer asked about my public health diabetes prevention (through lifestyle changes & health education) research study, and asked me how it's supposed to be realistically disseminated because our study seems too costly. It was hard to argue back..." More from this Member | Report Response

"People around the area consider themselves unhealthy for the most part even with a very advanced medical facility close by, why? (think of not just physical health)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you did not get accepted this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Has there been a time when you struggled with something? How did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first question, mainly because it was so inane. She actually retracted once she realized how silly it sounded (I had sprained my ankle in Tae Kwan Do, and the Ballroom class I had failed was one that I had taken twice previously, and didn't care enough to show up to the final)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see the future of medicine going?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ohio State isn't a very intellectual school. Why are you there for undergrad? (the other interviewees were from big-name east coast schools)" More from this Member | Report Response

"No tough ones really. They're just trying to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Repeatedly and with extreme doubt at all of my very reasonable responses: Why on earth do you want to be a doctor? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do feel about your MCAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go straight from college to med school, and not take some time off?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if you didn't get into medical school (ever)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, except being asked if I had any questions for him early on in the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get into medical school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why is X drug being used in X disorder (i work in research in this field)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you suspect that an older, personally close colleague was beginning to misdiagnose his patients, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your worst feature?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain this car accident that resulted in especially poor marks your senior year (I opened the door by mentioning this in my application)." More from this Member | Report Response

"An old man is terminally ill, wants to be put out of his misery...what do you do? What if he has no family? How? How?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothin" More from this Member | Report Response

"Thre were no difficult questions... for my first interview, the interviewer just asked me about various things in my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as before--what impressions have you gained from your volunteer work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? Why now? (I've been out of college for two years, but have been involved in research since)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you do research? (It didn't mention research on my AMCAS.) Why not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were particulary difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should I believe that you'll be committed to medicine in the future? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you consider yourself an "activist"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why aren't you involved in any LGBT events? (Not at all ill-intentioned; I had written in my secondary that I am gay and my interviewer was just wondering more about it.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Weaknesses--not an unexpected question, but when I gave my answer (needing to be more assertive) and how I'd improved it, the interviewer misconstrued what I was saying to mean that I thought doctors should dictate orders to patients, so I had to back up and clarify. Ugh." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really, all where standard questions. (Why Medicine, Where do you see yourself in 10-20yrs, Strengths and Weakneses etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class? (silly me, I had never thought about it before)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are some problems with healthcare? (answer) and then what is another problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I only told the committee one thing about you what should it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really, the interviews were very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions..." More from this Member | Report Response

"basically to explain why I instead of everyone else should be admitted (not good bragging about myself)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the biochemical effects of a drug on patients(I was doing research on a procedure that required the use of it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, just kow about who you are and what you did" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think being a singer will help you communicate with patients? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the point of your research? (It was a study with preschool children on how they learn.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None... all very generic" More from this Member | Report Response

"? No real difficult quesitons" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain a grade (some interviewers may really sit with your application and go through it in detail with you there - just understand that that's how he/she interviews, and you just have to stay "perky")" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really...the one above, I had to think about it for a bit" More from this Member | Report Response

"(some research question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"(The first question I was asked) I read your application and it's quite complete. What would you like to add?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not public health? I never mentioned or even thought about doing PH." More from this Member | Report Response

"he prefaced the questions by saying it wasn't fair. Then he asked, is "your undergrad institution" your top choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would u compare life in new york with saudi arabia (where i mentioned i'd lived a while)? this would have been an easy question except that the interviewer kept interrupting me and didn't give me a chance to finish" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really." More from this Member | Report Response

"what's wrong with you." More from this Member | Report Response

"SAME" More from this Member | Report Response

""i hate research. can't stand it. explain your thesis research to me in layman's terms. no wait, don't use any words longer than 10 characters."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see scientific research headed in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none." More from this Member | Report Response

"i was asked to clarify weak points of my resume...nothing too surprising" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with the frustration of a patient who didn't follow your instructions (in terms of taking care of himself) and then ended up in the emergency room?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Now if you had to apply it (my research) clinically, how would you activate that subset of cells?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a leader or a follower?" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself 15 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, what are you going to say to impress me? (Said in a joking tone though)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you think of non-economic, non-political issues in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the most challenging problem in healthcare? How would you solve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of questions concerning how I would behave in specific ethical situations." More from this Member | Report Response

"What medical school do you want to go to?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked at questions on SDN and used what I knew about getting into two schools previously about what I knew worked or didn't work at an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice, SDN threads" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my previous research and applications, SDN questions, read advice online" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN feedback, practiced with someone else, read my application and Sinai website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read "An American Sickness" by Elizabeth Rosenthal" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over primary and secondary apps, school website, sdn feedback," More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback, questioned student hosts." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through my application, researched the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN questions, asking myself questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mt Sinai website, reviewed AMCAS activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"reread my AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, went over my amcas, secondary app questions, basically reviewed my entire file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application, mock interviews, looked at sample questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I went on their website. Forgot to look at SDN interview feedback so I had no idea what the day was going to be like. Oops" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched Sinai" More from this Member | Report Response

"previous interviews, SDN, rereading essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website, reviewed AMCAS and secondary application essays, spoke to friends at the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS, secondary app, current events, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, many previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"strong public health background and preparation will be helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to current student the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread secondary app" More from this Member | Report Response

"no prep" More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, this site, reviewed my essays and app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over secondaries and school information." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read Sinai's webpage and briefly reviewed AMCAS and supplementary app." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Mt. Sinai website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, secondary and primary app, sinai website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, MSSM website, thinking through my reasons for wanting to go to the school through the Humanities and Medicine program" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my AMCAS. Read up on the school. Surfed tons of websites!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"msar, website, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"MSAR, www.mssm.edu, SDN feedback, watching the news for current events, looking into current issues, reviewing AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good night sleep" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read alot about MSSM on the web and read over my application. Review to beable to describe my research brief and concisely" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced several monologs on my research experiences. very useful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site and website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over AMCAS and secondary, SDN and website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over the school's web page." More from this Member | Report Response

"read over sdn, read over my application, read mssm website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed application, SDN, student host, news." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my secondary, browsed the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read schools website, my secondary app, sdn feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, MSSM website, review AMCAs" More from this Member | Report Response

"MSSM website, reviewed my AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"review my application and school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN reviews, practice with friends, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as usual... swim and work out" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, MSAR, AMCAS app, secondary app, student host and his roommates, relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, sleep, watched movies :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"slept" More from this Member | Report Response

"not much, it was like the 6th one i've had." More from this Member | Report Response

"I drank coffee. The interview day starts at 8:30 am. AH!" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, amcas, secondary, talked to students the night before" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview rehearsal book, school's website, went over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, mt. sinai website, amcas application" More from this Member | Report Response

"read the website, SDN, reviewed appication" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed application, visited school website and read fedback on this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"usual, amcas, secondaries, sdn, talked to a host student" More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoctor.net, mt sinai website, looked over my secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Mt. Sinai website, re-read AMCAS, took interviewing workshop." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, friends notes, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, talked to friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AMCAS, secondary, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn feedback, looked at my amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read MSSM website, looked over my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Read Application and all of school website material" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ate breakfast" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Bulletin, AMCAS, Secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website, reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn, talk to students, read handbook, not really necessary though" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't have time. Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website... read over file... usual stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read school's website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"school website, sdn, amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read MSSM website, went over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"read" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my AMCAS, secondary, looked at their website, SDN, interview feedback, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my AMCAS, read their website, read this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN but I wished I had reread my secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read a lot. Did mock interviews. Read up on the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread AMCAS, SDN, School Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, search forum for positive opinions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read all SDN questions for MSSM, read school website, reread honors thesis, read most current research in the field I am currently working in. All of this was overkill!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over AMCAS app, talked to other pre-med students" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, AMCAS, website, MSAR" More from this Member | Report Response

"I re-read my MSSM secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, brochure, my app, talked to current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my AMCAS and supplemental; relaxed; chatted with fellow interviewees. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was my sixth interview so I didn't really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read Sinai's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application, looked at Sinai's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had been to many prior to this one, so I wasn't too keen on preparing. Their website is not that informative either." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, MSAR" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"research on their website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at this website, and the Mt. Sinai website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Mount Sinai webpage" More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, talked to students." More from this Member | Report Response

"read interview feedback, browsed the school website, reviewed cnn-health." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews, read my essays, read the MSSM website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read this site. reviewed nytimes science sections. read about healthcare issues. read articles about ethical issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to friends, this site, MSSM website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"read up on MSSM's website, talked to my student host, read SDN feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Checked out www.mssm.edu, searched SDN for anything related to mount sinai." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, the school's website, reread my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at website, looked over my application, looked at this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website Reviewed my application and current research Spoke with friends who are current students there" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over the school's website, read over this website, reviewed my AMCAS and secondary application, reviewed notes from my research, and tried to think of answers to commonly asked questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"read their website, looked at this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked around the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read their website, reviewed my AMCAS and other material" More from this Member | Report Response

"read interview feedback such as this." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Literally everything. The student body is very chill, the hospital is huge and impressive, the interviewers read my file in depth and asked specific questions, the housing is cheap and very nice, the area is safe but also close enough to East Harlem so you get a wide variety of patients at Mount Sinai and the affiliates." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students, faculty, amazing atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"Quality of the facilities and research. Students seem very happy here and laid-back. Pass/fail preclinical curriculum. Non-competitive, collaborative environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dorm!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed very happy. Housing is cheap and nearby." More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed and funny everyone was" More from this Member | Report Response

"The vast amount of opportunities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Candidness of Dr. Richard Muller, Dean of Medical Education. Friendliness of student body. New affiliation with Continuum Health Partners expanding clinical opportunities. Responsiveness of the administration to student feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were gushing about their school all day, seemed pretty obsessed with it; great location; great facilities; great programs; cheap dorms right across the street" More from this Member | Report Response

"super cheap rent, great students, pass/fail, 1 block from central park!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student tour guides were very bright, enthusiastic, and articulate. Everyone at Sinai was very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYONE was so enthusiastic-- students, deans, nursing staff, the guy who told us about financial aid..." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyones super friendly, relaxed atmosphere, students are chill and happy, doctors staff are friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly students, really kind (and funny) faculty members and interviewers who tried to make us feel as comfortable as possible, good sense of community." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location is good, student housing is heavily subsized and right across the street, which is great. Even though its a relatively highly ranked school, it isn't only research focused. They have a lot of programs emphasizing clinical skills." More from this Member | Report Response

"The reputation of the school, and quality of the affiliated hospitals." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! Particularly the student body, the mission of the school, the area, the amazing and cheap dorms (pretty much apartments), etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"school and hospital is BEAUTIFUL. Gorgeous facilities, absolutely enthusiastic happy students, encouragement of outside interests, pass/fail curriculum with open lengths of times to take exams. The student housing seems like the best out of any other NYC schools...amazing and cheap." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students, clinical facilities, information session, locations" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed really happy. The location is bangin! And student rent is cheap $550 cause everyone lives in the dorms. The campus is vertical and all really close together! Library was just redone. Anatomy lab has great view. Students have access to a really nice gym. Students also have access to NYU libraries." More from this Member | Report Response

"cooperative atmosphere, anatomy lab's view, location, housing..." More from this Member | Report Response

"very relaxing atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful presentation by the dean of medical education; made me want to enroll right away!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly everybody was. The students came down from their classes to chat with us, and the admissions staff were all very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were so friendly and enthusiastic. Even the financial aid guy was hilarious." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities and location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location - right next to central park, but not in a hectic area like times square Students - uber chill. May not be future leaders in medicine, but they're the kind of kids I want to go to school with. Apartments - ~$500/month for gorgeous apartments on the Upper East side. Pinch me, I must be dreaming Anatomy Lab - great view" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the students and staff. How laid back all of the students seemed and how happy they were to be there. The student housing is also exceptional, and the teaching space is being renovated to be top-notch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything - the students were very laid back yet extremely intelligent, the facilities were excellent, and everyone there felt like they all contributed to the overall personality of the school. There was no stress at all, and their curriculum seems fantastic. Use pass/fail but not the honors/high pass/pass/fail system that schools try to use to fake out the students into believing the system is not a,b,c, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, students all were enthusiastic about the school, nice dorms that are cheap with a good view, great hospitals" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people are all really friendly and down-to-earth. The interviews were very conversational. The residence halls were amazing (gorgeous suites on upper east side for $550, including internet). " More from this Member | Report Response

"The closeness of the community, the well-rounded student body." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers were excited about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly, nice, and relaxed everyone was! " More from this Member | Report Response

"mt. sinai is an amazing place! all the students, faculty, and administrators were enthusiastic about the curriculum, etc. student housing is nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed enthusiastic. They all loved their experience there, and seem to be having a good time even with all the work. Hospital is really nice, and many opportunities seem to be available for the students. Interviews were chill and they're looking for reasons to accept you rather than reject you. The student housing is really nice and cheap for NYC. Quick access to rest of the city (the 6 stops right next to the school). Really nice location. Excellent match list. P/F grading, non-PBL centered curriculum, and NYC rules! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Amazing faculty, strong research. But, most of all, people seemed genuinely happy. And, in the end, I think going to a medical school that not only offers an exceptional educational exprience, but has happy medical students is what this is all about. Nuff said." More from this Member | Report Response

"That my one of my interviewers stayed at MSSM for residency. She was a woman of color " More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful area. Relatively inexpensive housing. Research labs were better than I anticipated. Very integrated curriculum. Relaxed students." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the school really takes care of its students: decent housing at a decent price, free dental services, free passes to the really nice YMCA, active recreational office, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Because the dean of admissions had prior committments, the dean of medical education spoke to us, and he was very interesting. Also, the housing is pretty nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Enthusiasm and honesty of the students, personal attention of the admissions staff, clinical facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"students were nice, open, welcoming, happy. described mssm as chill, noncompetitive but a great place to achieve (high board scores, good match list)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab overlooks Manhattan, MD/MPH in 4 years, simulation room, amazing lecture room, camaraderie of students, student housing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Happy students, frequent tweaking of the curriculum for the better, good housing" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was incredibly friendly. They allowed random students to come to the waiting room to chat with us and everyone had positive things to say about MSSM. There was no 'meet only one or two students' perspective." More from this Member | Report Response

"the friendliness of the students and interviewers! Sinai seems to have a very chill environment. Plus, it's got a great location in NYC (you can see Central Park from their anatomy lab!! what more could you ask for?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the humility of the faculty and staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness of students and staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are so happy. Beyond all the talk, MSSM really does seem to care about the WHOLE applicant. The Dean who presented the slide show seemed really nice and funny." More from this Member | Report Response

"Human Simulator Lab, patient simulation center (Morchand), down-to-earthness and transparency of students and administration, cheap housing in Upper East Side, location straddling Spanish Harlem" More from this Member | Report Response

"The incredible enthusiasm of the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"simulator lab a leader among med schools; student housing; Global Health program; Health Policy department; student happiness; student-run clinics; standardized patient program" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students, the facilities, Aron Hall, Central Park, People jogging, People smiling in NYC...everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"the hospital was cool, student seemed somewhat happy, residences looked nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location, location, location. What a difference compared to Eintstein! It seemed like a really nice place to go to school. Dorms were nice, although I don't think that I'm interested in living in a dorm. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The Morechand Center and the human simulator were really cool! It seemed that they would complement the curriculum really well. Also, the students were very excited to be going to school at MSSM. Also, the director of admissions was very nice, comforting and knowledgable. She gave the first med school powerpoint presentation I've seen that wasn't completely useles. All in all, it was a great interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"morchand center, double beds in Aron, newly renovated 13th floor, view from anatomy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very enthusiastic and kept telling us we should attend the school (even though they had just taken an exam and should have been pretty tired)" More from this Member | Report Response

"mt. sinai hospital is a versatile facility--serving the upper east side as well as spanish harlem--so you see a very diverse patient population" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are some of the best I've seen, the location is excellent, housing is amazing and cheap for Manhattan, the students seems genuinely happy there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really friendly school. Pass/Fail grading system. Anatomy labs on 12th floor give a great view of central park." More from this Member | Report Response

"All, I mean ALL students were very happy with MSSM. They all seemed very enthusiastic. My host student was really nice. Central Park is accross the street. There are a lot of opportunities at the school. The cafeteria is the best so far. PASS/FAIL for first two years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything about the school!!! The students were so enthusiastic--they adored their school and showed us that in so many ways, the resources were phenomenal, the way they learn is just right up my alley, housing is great, hospital is gorgeous, everyone is just so nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"People are very down to earth" More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm for the current medical students was unmatched by students at any other interviews I have had so far. They don't just like the program, they LOVE the school/program/city. " More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty much everything. the three major things i didnt like were: 1) pretty much no problem-based learning 2) sinai hospital is private (im very interested in public hospitals)....they have a lot of public affiliates, but their main hosp is private 3) their md/mph program is crammed into four years. this might be good for some people, but im concerned that it will diminish the quality of both degrees (you have to cut your clinical electives to take mph courses)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed earnestly happy at this school. The environment was very laid back and the interviews seemed to be geared towards really getting to know me, rather than intimidating me or asking me to defend my life." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed very cheerful and happy. The pass/fail first two years. My interviewers were just nice and chill. The student lounge." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers were very nice. Their apartments are nice for NYC housing. Looks like a good clinical experience. P/F first two years. NY is great although not in the best part of NY." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location--I'd never been to NYC before, and I liked it a lot; the friendliness and enthusiasm of the students; the sense of community; the international opportunities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location and the sincere happiness of the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the facilities and the location. The students seemed happy and enthusiastic. " More from this Member | Report Response

"i liked the students a lot at mount sinai. a very cordial and communcal atmosphere, starting with my very friendly student host. i think the students are happier at mt sinai than at any other NYC school...mount sinai seems liek a fun place to spend 4 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, Location, Happiness of Students, The renovations going on for student facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their enthusiasm for their students. New York. Everyone is just so happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"community is great, area is very nice and residential despite being in new york, new york's culture" More from this Member | Report Response

"The true pass/fail system for the first two years, most students and the admission office staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"students.. they were open and honest and approachable. Great groups of people." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed really nice and enthusiastic, a true pass/fail grading system, clinical opportunities, diversity of patient population, New York City, MPH program, international opportunities, all faculty and interviewers were extremely friendly and supportive, central park, proximity to subway stop " More from this Member | Report Response

"the pass/fail system, the interviewers, Dean of Admissions was a very friendly individual, the location, clinical exposure, friendly student body" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING!! This school is my first choice. I thoroughly loved the housing (best housing in terms of price and quality that I've seen yet from NY schools I've interviewed at), integrated curriculum, pass/fail grading, students all are very happy and geniunely express that they are not overly worked and stressed out. The school shows excellent residency placements while giving their students room to have a life outside of schoolwork to become their own people. I stayed with a student host, who was very nice and accomodating. The admissions officers really know your application and know who you are when you get there for the interview. I had a great time speaking with both of my interviewers and both gave me room to show myself rather than suffocating me with their ideas and thoughts. I finished my interviews feeling as though I really got to show MSSM who I am. The area is great. I personally am looking for a lively, vibrant environment to spend my Medical School years and MSSM is perfect for such an atmosphere. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the students, the staff, the school. Very nice people. Also the quality of the people that were there with me interviewing... they were incredible." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice facilities, caring administration. Nice apartments compared to other NYC schools, although I hear the married student housing is less than stellar." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the students seemed to love it, the staff/admissions counselors were laid back" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The dorms, schools, hospitals and students are amazing. I love the whole atmosphere of the school. Financial aid is really good if your parents don't make alot of money.if you need to fly out later in the day you ca skip luch ad tour right after 12PM." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked my interviewers and the office administration. All were very nice and friendly and genuine. The students also seem happy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Students would stop by and visit with us just to chat about the program - from all years, not just the 1st or 2nd years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Forward thinking faculty and curriculum, clerkships emphasize under-served communities, great apartments for students, lots of hustle in NYC." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of early clinical exposure, community service and opportunities for research. Also, the students really love Sinai and seem to have found a balance between life and school. The students were also very proud of their school. While waiting in the cafeteria I was approached by a random 2nd year who asked if I was interviewing. When I told him I was he very enthusiastically told me how much he loved Sinai and was so happy that he decided to attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seem happy; day was very organized; facilities/location a positive. The interviews for everyone in my group were very laid back. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital seemed really cool, I LOVE NYC" More from this Member | Report Response

"the curriculum, the housing, the administration is very put together and really cares about the students, the location, it's a really really impressive school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Guggenheim Pavilion is beautiful, the students are very friendly and happy, the dorms are fairly inexpensive and seem livable. I was worried about the neighborhood since I know the school is on the border of East Harlem, but the students say that they feel safe and the area really didn't seem too bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back and open the students are. My interviewers were great and matched my personality almost perfectly.They really stress diversity and community service serioulsly. Its not just talk. The location is great also, directly between York St (which is very first class) and spanish harlem." More from this Member | Report Response

"location, location, location. I love NYC, and to be able to live in the Upper East Side is an awesome opportunity. The human stimulator and the intibation stimulator was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school is great. the presentations were fantastic and down to earth and really helpful. the surrounding area is great and its in NYC. OVerall, the school made you feel wanted! they do an excellent job of catering to students needs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sinai's financial aid, the location, the diversity, the friendliness of staff and students, the number of organizations, the fact that you can start whatever interest group you want and they'll give you funding for it, whatever you are interested in researching just ask and they'll find you a faculty member, the views from the school and hospital, the student recreation office and all they have to offer... what can I say-- it is an excellent school in NYC. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The location, the hospital, the research being done there in my area of interest, the student housing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful hospital because of the super rich who live to the south of the place, but still get lots of good cases because Spanish Harlem is just to the north." More from this Member | Report Response

"The housing, the students seemed really enthusiastic and the administration seems very responsive to the students. The Assistant Director for Admissions knew my application extremely well and organized a meeting with the Chief of Plastic Surgery while I was waiting in between interviews. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly admissions staff, associate director of admissions knew everyone's background pretty well, interviewees were from various backgrounds, nice dorms." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are happy, their housing is amazing, the faculty are really into their teaching, financial aid is good, and the anesthia dummy is tight." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities are really nice, the students all seemed happy to be there, they have awesome guest lecturers, the neighborhood. the presentations by the different offices were really helpful. and their dorms are awesome" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything. it's an amazing place where they REALLY take care of the students. giving you nice housing for cheap in nyc is no small thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. It is a nice part of Manhattan. The curriculum is well balanced and integrated. The professors were knowledgable and the students were engaged. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the location is awesome, in upper east side manhattan, right next to central park. the curriculum is somewhat integrated, and they have lots of opportunities for people to explore their interests early on. the interview day is not pushy-they know the school isn't for everyone, but they have a really good program. the students have a lot of free time during the week. their apt-style dorms are huge, much bigger than i expected for new york city, and they're right across the street." More from this Member | Report Response

"The surrounding area is easy to get to and very nice. Its a good mix of underpriveleged and overpriveleged people. Their facilities and buildings are all really beautiful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Location in NYC, students, professors." More from this Member | Report Response

"the housing. wow." More from this Member | Report Response

"They truly just wanted to get to know you as a person. I felt extremely comfortable and welcomed. Very laidback." More from this Member | Report Response

"low stress environment. only pass fail grades for first two years. NYC. students were open and friendly as were the interviewers. inexpensive housing in the upper east side right across from school. a PHD interviewed me. got a different perspective on the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"students are friendly and happy. faculty is very laidback, accessible, and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Willingness of students to spend a lot of time talking with us about the school, and answering all of our questions in depth. Neighborhood, number of opportunities for volunteering with community groups. They really seem like they take care of all the little details to make the students happy (great place to live, windows in anatomy labs, dedicated faculty). " More from this Member | Report Response

"great NYC location, chill students, sweet housing, very committed faculty, nice anatomy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were very happy. The atmosphere was very low stress. Everyone I met seemed very involved with the local community and was intent on making a difference. The anatomy lab was pretty cool. Tunnels were sweet too." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's locations rocks. A mix of affluent and indigent patients. The pre clinical curriculum seemed very relaxed. Great clinical opportunities at sinai and elmhurst. Students seemed very friendly. Best housing of any NYC school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are very laid back, and the new curriculum is showing very impressive results in the boards. It's a school that focuses on the care aspect of medicine. I can appreciate that" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed happy and relaxed. The dorms were really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviewers were friendly, and seemed to really just want to get to know me. The students seemed happy with their school, though it may have been because they just finished their last final before the holiday vacation. The housing was really nice, especially compared with the others schools I've seen. Since there is so much waiting time, there's not much to do besides talk to the other interviewees--everyone was really friendly...almost like there was a sense of camaraderie!" More from this Member | Report Response

"HOUSING" More from this Member | Report Response

"the students seemed GENUINELY happy there--not like at other schools where you can tell they are faking it. The location is terrific, and the housing is awesome. It's ridiculously cheap to live there, and the apartments are pretty nice. They give you lots of free time, at least in the first year, so students have a life, and they have a lot of resources to help you have a life for cheap. You can see Central Park and downtown from their labs, which was kind of cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, location, how nice the housing was compared to other NYC schools and how friendly the students and faculty were." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great housing and really friendly students PASS/FAIL in the first 2 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"The layout of the medical center." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Neither one of my interviewers seemed to have read my app ahead of time. One of them was skimming through my amcas as I talked and asked me random questions that just reflected how poorly they have prepared" More from this Member | Report Response

"High director turnover." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Great school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"MS1s seemed kind of stressed... But it may just have been a bad time for them." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school seems aware that they are losing highly competitive applicants to better-known schools in part due to lack of financial aid, but they don't have a plan to address this. No, that isn't easy, but they have lots of other plans going on." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour was a bit long and redundant" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the interviewees seemed aloof and not very approachable, especially compared to my many other interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"one interviewer was texting and inattentive, but she must have been busy with her other work. other than that everyone was warm and welcoming and the tour was thorough" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the students were studying in the middle of a weekday (they were playing pool/watching TV/etc) and many of them walked into class late as if this was the norm." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't like the students I met. The few that talked to us or gave us a tour guide were strange. I'm always hesitant to say I didn't like the students though because you only meet half a dozen, which is a small sample size of the 100+ at any med school. Also the lunch was rushed, we had like 5 minutes to eat because we were falling behind schedule in our 1.5 hour tour. They should have given us more time to eat and shorten the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"The professors who interviewed me were both unfriendly, unnecessarily aggressive, and one asked me odd personal questions. The students who we met were ditzy, unfriendly, and generally unimpressive. I had a miserable time with my student host, who refused to give me a blanket/pillow/sheets or a towel, made me sleep on a couch that was not long enough for me to fit on (though her bed was vacant because she spent the night with her boyfriend), and who seemed to care more about theater auditions than medicine. The suite mates gave me just as negative an impression of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really nothing - I guess the only possible thing is that it is apparently heavily lecture based." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really; I'm slightly concerned with my safety in NYC, but that's to be expected in any city environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dorms were fiiiiine. I mean by far the best dorms out the new york schools. But still....they're DOORMS " More from this Member | Report Response

"not much" More from this Member | Report Response

"1st student tour, lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"The neighborhood is kinda sketchy. and I got lost on the subway." More from this Member | Report Response

"students didn't seem too happy to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Curriculum - Not a huge fan of the curriculum. It's very traditional, lecture based system, with the usual divisions of organ based physiology in the first year and then pathophys in the second year. Financials - this isn't a biggie, but the school has been through some financial troubles in the past" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a huge fan of the 'vertical campus.'" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - I was very happy there and could see myself attending there in the fall." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location isn't perfect, they say you just have to have your wits about you, but i wouldn't call it safe." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was not as comprehensive as it should have been so I felt like I didn't get a good look at the hospital. I got a good look at the lecture halls, etc, but we only saw basically the entrance of one floor of the hospital. Our tour guide (he usually didn't do tours but all second years had a mandatory meeting that day or something like that) was practical but kind of discouraging. It's really nice when I don't always see med students who are always like ''This is the best school EVER'' since I think it seems kind of generic and fake...but this tour guide was a little over the top with his negative comments. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the med students who came by to talk to us said ''If you don't get in, don't worry, because medical school is totally boring and not fun.'' That was sad to hear! Also, one of my interviews was way under the 30 minute time slot and the interviewer kept cutting me off, as if he wanted to get it over with quickly." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much waiting around we had to do." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Doors in interview rooms were tricky to open, lol." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dorms for single student were either quad or six room suites" More from this Member | Report Response

"That 5/6 interviews were on the same day! That we had 1 group interview with a student guide which was evaluative. That half of my interviewers showed extreme doubt about the usefullness of MD/PhDs in general, and didn't seem to buy the school's own bottom line of ''translational research'' which was repeated incessently by the program coordinators." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their highly praised anatomy lab wasn't too impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost of housing!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was a bit abbreviated because it was the one day of the week when the guides have class in the afternoon. The lecture halls are pretty dark and dreary." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The outside of the building is pretty hideous, closet-like interview rooms." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean was nuts, the immediate surrounding neighborhood isn't all that interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"one of my interviewers was an a-hole, area is fine but not great, 3 year students seemed sort of disappointed in housing options and in some of her rotations in NJ (??? )" More from this Member | Report Response

"The building is a bit drab and there are literally NO KNOBs on doors. You get a door by the break in color! This only negatively impressed me to a minimal extent. It was a bit hilarious even!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was raining (not pouring but not sprinkling either) and instead of taking the tunnel our rude tour guide took us outside instead, getting all of us interviewees and our not cheap suits wet. That really annoyed me because we were approaching the building that would have taken us to the tunnels but then our tour guide just cavalierly decided it didn't matter and without asking any of us started walking outside. Grrr...Luckily, our other tour guides were nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"at times the interviews alternated from building one building to another, then returned to the same building" More from this Member | Report Response

"For some reason I got this blinding headache as soon as I walked into the anatomy lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"outside of the building pretty ugly" More from this Member | Report Response

"curriculum maybe a little TOO free-flowing; no chance to sit in on classes; Aron Hall right next to train tunnel/tracks" More from this Member | Report Response

"some of the students didn't seem cool, but most did" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't really feel that I connected with either of the faculty members, or that I could approach them to discuss concerns that I might have." More from this Member | Report Response

"Though the 12th floor is apparently being renovated, right now it appears a little shoddy. The anatomy lab looks like it could get crowded and the lecture room looks like it could get pretty cramped after a 2 hour lecture. " More from this Member | Report Response

"12th floor (soon to be renovated)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the student housing was nice for New York, but not as great as a lot of graduate housing I've seen at other institutions" More from this Member | Report Response

"this is really minor--felt like lunch was rushed but that was only because my tour guide wanted to give us a very complete tour of the facilities/housing so the tour ran a little over." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location is good for diversity of patients and eye opening, but not a lot to do in that area. There isn't much of a campus feeling, but it's NYC. School does not have a bookstore and library seems to be be unimpressive. The school offers great apartments, but the hallway was dirty and everything smelled of dirty. The apartments/bldg would be amazing if they were clean. Very few lectures are recorded and posted online." More from this Member | Report Response

"that mount sinai isn't a trauma center and that it's very expensive (as they were very blunt about in the financial aid session)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were a little short and I felt like they ended rather abruptly." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my tour guides was a little over the top and a bit annoying. The dorms, while nice, weren't really that impressive. Although, the price is right. Some of the facilities just seem a bit downtrodden. I don't like how Sinai's not part of a University - seems like it's missing something I just can't put my finger on. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour guides weren't very enthusiastic about school. Heard that hospital has had money problems in past." More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, as a graduate of a lowly public university, I was a little put off that everyone else in my interview group and many of the MSSM students who came by to talk to us were all from big-name schools--Cornell, Stanford, Columbia, etc. But at least one of the student tour guides was from a state U, so it doesn't seem to be a pre-req of getting in. Oh, the high cost of living in NYC is of course a negative, coming from a substantially less expensive city, but I already knew about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had blisters on my feet." More from this Member | Report Response

"my student interviewer was a little awkward...but i'm reaching for negative comments here" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hallway smell in Aron Hall (Dormitory)...eh, what can you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Aron Hall was pretty shabby. The campus seemed gray... but then it was raining, so that probably had something to do with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"dorm style housing, 4 or 6 person suites, random assignment of roommates, some of the rooms i saw were literally the size of a medium-large bathroom" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the student tour guides seemed fairly arrogant. For the most part the students were phenomenal, so I won't let that affect my opinion of the school. Also, the third and forth years are graded." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview and the tour.. Tour was disorganized. Such a waste of time. The interviewer was very aggressive and a little bit rude. Really turned me off to the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that to most students live in subsidized apartments. The housing was really cheap, close to the school, and attractive...but I'm not sure I can go back to having roommates again after living on my own for several years " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. I dont think lectures are recorded....but then again, that's a good thing for me because it keeps me going to class." More from this Member | Report Response

"the fact that interviewers did not display a whole lot of emotion (poker face kind of deal) i started to feel like I was boring them with my answers, but it turns out that's what they did to everyone. However, They were very polite, fair and direct, and never tried to trick me in any way." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. I wasn't blown away by this school, it was nice but not the best I have been to." More from this Member | Report Response

"None but this isn't negative but alot of students came from really top notch school and I came from LSU." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dorms - even though as far as dorms go they are pretty good." More from this Member | Report Response

"When the assistant admissions director told us that last year they accepted someone 3 days before school started, so the wait could be that long, but don't give up hope. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The financial aid presentation was a snooze." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mt. Sinai seemed to really stress how they are "different" from other NY schools, but nothing really stood out to me. Some of the Admission staff who were supposed to spend time with interviewers seemed very rushed-- did not make the time for students. I also was disappointed that no one addressed the financial issues Mt. Sinai is having. I have been at other schools with similar situations who are very up front. They state the problem, how it is being addressed, and how it will/will not affect med students. Nothing was said at Mt. Sinai, and questions about it aren't really appropriate from an interviewer. I would have appreciated some initiative and forwardness from the admins. on such an issue." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole day seemed a bit disorganized. I also did not like either of my interviewers. Neither of them asked any challenging questions, and both were very drab." More from this Member | Report Response

"one of the interviews was not as "fun" as i'd hoped, that's always a downer" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the dorms are all 4 or 6 people suits and its unlikely that i will be able to afford a normal 1 bedroom or studio apartment in midtown. The tour was a little toooo long, dang! My day started at 8:30 and didnt end until 3:30." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student tour guides weren't very enthusiastic. It was raining and I didn't have an umbrella. =(" More from this Member | Report Response

"nada" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is no established note-taking service, however, you can coordinate an informal one with classmates." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very little." More from this Member | Report Response

"-." More from this Member | Report Response

"How expensive Manhattan is..." More from this Member | Report Response

"One (student, I beleive) interviewer seemed to be very concerned why my research has not been published. Constant comparison to NYU by students was a bit too much." More from this Member | Report Response

"Trains are loud...couldn't fall asleep in the dorms. I heard it takes a couple of weeks to get used to it." More from this Member | Report Response

"i wish the day hadn't been so structured and we had gotten to spend more time with the students than people from the admissions staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The main dorm, Aron hall, is next to the train tracks. So it is a bit noisy. The hallways are also unkept and smelly. However, the apartment style housing is decent overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"Its kind of weird that the first years have everything on one floor in a building. It feels a lot like high school in that way." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"lot of waiting around between interviews and before the tour and lunch. i had my 2 interviews back to back at 9, was done by 10:30, and had to wait until 1pm for lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"As others have mentioned, for some reason, they schedule the financial aid session when some are still having their interviews. I missed half of the session die to mine." More from this Member | Report Response

"tour did not include hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"the administration was not too 'attentive' during the interview day...for long periods of time, we were left to sit and talk amongst ourselves in a small room." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cafeteria wasn't too great. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Students weren't as outwardly friendly as at some other schools... we didn't meet anyone besides the tour guides and two students who dropped in to mooch coffee and bagels. On the other hand, they'd just taken a physio exam." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were not as nice as I expected. The classrooms looked pretty run down. Budget contraints are a little bit disturbing... students were griping about the paperless curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's debt and the broken relationship with NYU is a red flag. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My second interviewer didn't seem too thrilled to be with me. In fact at the end of the interview he said, "Thank you. I'm sure you'll get into other schools". What does that mean?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Several thing. First of all, they made us wait FOREVER. We arrived at 8:15, had a quick talk from the dean. Then we had two 20-30 minute interviews at some time between 9 and 12... so for two hours, you had ABSOLUTELY nothing to do. Then, from 12 - 1, NO ONE had ANYTHING to do... we all just waited. At 1, we finally had our lunch and tour. We were absolutely starving by this point. The food was pretty good, though. The tour was absolutely the most poorly conducted tour I have ever had. They didn't have any idea what they were doing. They just talked to each other the whole time. The tour guide confessed that the school was called "Camp Sinai" because they never did any work. IN fact, they told me that even if they had an exam on a monday, they would go out over the weekend before... that seemed a little strange to me. They really didn't sound like they did any work at all. The school didn't seem that bad, but the interview day was horriblely boring." More from this Member | Report Response

"How isolated the interviewees all felt while waiting for our interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much waiting we had to do. Some of the facilities seem only mediocre." More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't know how to describe it: this indeterminate happiness of the students. They all say it's great and more laid back than anywhere else yet they all do well on the boards and go off to good places. Also, the location isn't the most happening part of the city, although you're right next to the park." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have pass-fail grading, so your whole residency match depends on how you do your third year. I personally prefer honors-pass-fail so that the first two years aren't totally meaningless for your future. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How long we had to sit around, for no apparant reason. We were told to get there at 8:45, but nobody had an interview scheduled until 10:00." More from this Member | Report Response

"The way they had a holding pen-style waiting area for med applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Don't get there early. I got there 30 minutes early and there were no admissions faculty in the office. Also the room that it's in starts with a 13 which means it's on the 13th floor, and there are 3 different sets of elevators to take you to different floors. Also it is in the hospital so everyone has somewhere to be, so try not to get in anyones way on the way there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wear good shoes because it's a LOT of walking back and forth." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sinai has a 4-year MD/MPH program" More from this Member | Report Response

"Map of buildings" More from this Member | Report Response

"How super duper relaxed the interviews would be. They are not out trying to get you. No ethical or healthcare reform questions whatsoever. It's basically about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour has a lot of walking!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would be asked to summarize my candidacy in a few words for the admissions committee by one interviewer; I should have prepared better for that question." More from this Member | Report Response

"That my train would be delayed. Expect delays on the train! STOP WORRYING! It's low-key and low stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"not to worry as much about specific questions and to just make sure i know everything about my file, research, clinical exp, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"They provide breakfast and coffee!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The schedule of the day. It goes like this... You arrive at 8AM, have some pastries and drinks. Then the dean comes in and talks to you for an hour, answering any questions about the school and telling some stories. Right after you have two interviews, each 30 minutes, and they're in the admissions office so you don't have to walk far. After that is financial aid (this school admits they don't have as much money as other schools), followed by lunch and a tour. You're done by 2pm" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I'd love it SO much. Also, finding it from the metro lines was pretty easy (coming from someone who is directionally challenged)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to be nervous" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nada" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a cold day and we had to go outside for part of the tour-- they should have warned us to bring our coats!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The doors to the interview rooms are a little tricky." More from this Member | Report Response

"A seinfeld episode was filmed there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hmmm, nothing out of the unexpected." More from this Member | Report Response

"The visintg docs program is GREAT. You actually get to go spend a week doing housecalls. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That a student from my school spent a yr in one of their programs and really liked it... could have mention that in the interview--- oh well" More from this Member | Report Response

"Warm PJs are a must." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they would take us outside in our tour...Had I known I have would brought a scarf and some gloves b/c it was freezing." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much they might be expecting my parents' financial contribution to be!" More from this Member | Report Response

"make sure and check in with the administrative asst's before you leave for the day. student tourguide told us we could ''take off'', so I did, and turned out that I missed a short wrap up session. co-interviewee told me later. probably not a big deal, but bad form anyway. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I should have given myself more time to see the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have a breakfast spread. Students will come and eat and drink everything so if you want something take it early" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are two seperate tours. There will be a financial aid presentation. The assistant dean of admissions is young, funny and good looking. The buildings seem a bit hard to navigate. The living situation is the best of all 4 medical schools in Manhatten!" More from this Member | Report Response

"that mssm was my first choice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuna for lunch. Sigh." More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty much anticipated everything by prepping on SDN and talking to students the night before" More from this Member | Report Response

"That my student interviewer would ask me a couple ethics questions...no other interview feedback mentioned something like that so i went in just expecting a conversation and didn't really have my ethics ''game face'' on...but it was pretty good regardless *I hope*" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the tourguides & your host have input into the admissions decision!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't really wish that I had known this ahead of time, but I'll use this spot to talk about Aron Hall. In terms of housing, I don't think that it gets much better than Aron Hall. Its pretty spacious (for Manhattan) and really cheap (again, for Manhattan). Also, its only 2 blocks from the med. school." More from this Member | Report Response

"we had to rush through our lunch and then we went outside in the really cold weather (I wish I had put my jacket on before)" More from this Member | Report Response

"getting to the school from penn station by subway can take over an hour...plan some extra time" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the school was pretty much in spanish harlem and not upper east side. Doesn't matter much, but I didn't know. If you are staying with a student bring sheets and a pillow, be ready for the couch and the noise from the train. I do recommend staying with a student, but just for experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How great Mt. Sinai is!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it take almost an hour from midtown by subway to get to the school -- made for an early but long morning before I even arrived. The student hosting would have had me couch-surfing (not ideal), but the school actually has a hotel-style residence right across the street. If I had researched that, I would have stayed there and saved the commute. " More from this Member | Report Response

"they have the best housing of any school ive been to yet. definitely the best of all the nyc schools. beautiful 4 or 6 person apts (with 2 and 3 bathrooms respectively) that are guaranteed for all four years. some are two floors and even have their own terraces. two blocks from central park. and only $550/month! (which for you non-new yorkers is super super cheap for that neighborhood)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Catching a taxi going uptown on Madison takes more than 5 minutes!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hospital had financial problems in past (not sure how this impacts medical students)." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you're traveling alone, stay with a student host. This wasn't an option for me, as I didn't think anyone would want to put up me and my partner, but hotels in NYC are spendy and it seemed like all the students were super friendly and would be good resources." More from this Member | Report Response

"How amazingly beutiful Central Park is when it is covered with Snow" More from this Member | Report Response

"That my shoes give me blisters" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would be sleeping in a room right next to the subway line. (woulda brought ear plugs)" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was absolutely no reason to be nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had been better prepared. One of my interviewers took me into this HOT room with a fan in the corner, it was facing the wall. He sat me directly across from him and bum rushed me with questions. It was a pretty intimidating environment for the interview. I felt like I was being interrogated in a Caribbean prison. I have to add that the other interview was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"leave before the tour. Even if your group is small.. find a way to get out. It's not worth your time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is in Manhattan, but it isn't the trendiest area. Also the curriculum is still pretty traditional, they have class from 9-3 or so everyday." More from this Member | Report Response

"how well i was gonna get along with the med students.. i would have taken more time off to hang out. Also how you leave without any idea of how you did. it could have gone either way, but i'm happy that I went regardless since the experience was very pleasant and the people were incredible." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have a wonderful lunch at the cafeteria where you get to pick what you want. I am really sick of sandwiches at interviews!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dorm rooms were very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"It is cold in October. I came from the deep South!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it costs $50,000 a year to go there! " More from this Member | Report Response

"That its 6 people per suite in their guarenteed 4 year housing, and that the train runs above ground right outside their windows. Although the suites are very nice and really affordable for the space you get, being in NYC, and being so close to campus - literally across the street." More from this Member | Report Response

"How unstressful the day was going to be!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of walking, ladies. There are two distinct tours (school and hospital) that take place after your interview, so I would suggest bringing a pair of comfortable shoes to walk around in." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the day was going to be so long!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really. come prepared with questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nada really" More from this Member | Report Response

"How sucky my hotel would be. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Just how wonderful Sinai's financial aid endowment is- wow. That you have the opportunity to explore pretty much whatever you want, all you have to do ask." More from this Member | Report Response

"-." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"that mssm would rise to the top of my list" More from this Member | Report Response

"not much, SDN prepared me pretty well. i didn't realize that they have a four year MD-MPH program" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dont listen to what the others say about 'down time' or waiting around. There was hardly any waiting around, and if you got hungry they had food. Yes by the end we were all exhausted, but thats because they had a lot to show us!" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you take the subway there, walk to Madison before walking to 100th street. There is a train track that prevents you from crossing from Lex to Mad above 97th street. " More from this Member | Report Response

"-" More from this Member | Report Response

"that sinai hospital was in so much financial trouble and that it's been the target of bad press." More from this Member | Report Response

"1)Mount Sinai actually gives decent $$ aid packages. And that at 'only' ~49,000/yr total it's one of the most reasonably priced NYC private medical educations you can get. 2)MSSM is the only school in NYC to have a patient simulation lab. All the other NYC schools send their students to MSSM to use it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the school is very very involved with the community." More from this Member | Report Response

"I totally did not think I would like sinai as much as I did. If you're thinking about it, APPLY TO SINAI!!! Its a great school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The housing is by far the best in NYC. You actually get real apartments in the Upper East Side for something like $400/month. Very very nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was going to spend the entire day doing absolutley nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"How tiny the interview rooms are - it's not for the claustrophobic" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the day was going to be poorly organized--there was LOTS of waiting around. Make sure you eat a big breakfast--all of the interviewees were starving before lunch was even close! Also, the interviews are strictly held to 30 minutes--the interviewers kept watching the clock, and my second interview, which started 10 minutes late, was cut off after 20 minutes by a phone call telling the interviewer that time was up!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Eat a good breakfast, you won't eat until 12:30 and we had to get there at 8:15" More from this Member | Report Response

"They want you to be there at 8:15, but the interviews don't start until about 10, so you have lots of free time. Either bring something to do or go observe a class." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Amazing school, hope I get in since it's my top choice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Incredible place" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great interview experience! Even if I don't get in, it was a great visit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Generally relaxed day" More from this Member | Report Response

"Amazing school with wonderful people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Brilliant school... I'd love to attend. It's trying to get more support for primary care ventures in the coming years." More from this Member | Report Response

"All in all, Mount Sinai seemed like a friendly, student-oriented place with a dizzying array of things to do and focus on, and a good place to train in New York." More from this Member | Report Response

"Day was low stress but exhausting Interview day started early (8:00) with a talk by some guy (I forget who) who answered questions, there were interviews from 9-11 (I had two 30 min interviews with physicians), students came to the room to chat in between interviews, financial aide presentation by Dale and then tour+lunch after until about 2:30 or so I was really impressed by the school, but it was a long day. Was tiring to hear students go on and on about how great the school was after 6 hours of hearing it already! Staying with student host was very convenient" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student dorms are incredibly nice and incredibly cheap for the area!" More from this Member | Report Response

"great school, great impression, everyones positive and friendly, facilities are great, interview went generally well, really just looking to get more detail about your application file" More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought I would like this school a lot coming in, but I guess the disorganized interview day and weird students rubbed me the wrong way. I'm sure I would still enjoy the school a lot given its location and opportunities, but sometimes the interview day can skew your perception, like it did for me. Hopefully I'll get to take a second look and then have a better idea." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm surprised that a school with such a strong reputation gave such a negative impression. Perhaps it was just an unfortunate coincidence that all of the unengaged and unkind students at Mount Sinai were involved with admissions on the day of my visit." More from this Member | Report Response

"AMAZING! Interviewed at several top/prestigious schools, and there's really only one school I would choose over Sinai. Loved the student body - extremely down to Earth, dorms are $530 a month on the Upper East Side - insannnnnnnne!!! Loved the community feel, in that they are really the keystone of East Harlem, unlike other med schools, which sometimes seem to feel separated from the community they serve. Also great for research - it pretty much has it all, and I loved it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school. Introductory meeting with the dean gave great insight into the school; the Dean was very approachable and friendly. Interviews were conversational and relaxed. No difficult questions. Met many students throughout the day in the interview lounge who answered questions about clinical training and student life. Overall, great interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was really nice! Not my favorite place but I'd be excited to go here! Students seemed really nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"This is one of my top choices. I hope i get in!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lovely school with a wonderful sense of community. If you want to go to school in NYC, and want a top tier education, without more gunnerish elements (which you may or may not find at Cornell and Columbia)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Definitely the gem of the NY schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent - the interviewers were laid back, and at no point made me feel uncomfortable. They were just trying to get a sense of who I am, and we talked about somer random stuff having nothing to do with medicine (bowling, cornell, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Presentation by Admissions senior administration, a welcome, interviews and between interviews med students come in and talk with us candidly, fin aid presentation, lunch and tours. great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first interview and it has been my best interview experience so far. The people and my hosts were so friendly and genuine. The hosting arrangement was great and the day didn't drag on unnecessarily. We started with the usual introduction of school, fin aid talk, interview, and tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very welcoming and comfortable! They really just wanted to show off the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really excited about this program, but the interview experience was a little disappointing. I was offended to be put down because I couldn't afford to attend an expensive Ivy League. Most of the other students who applied were from wealthy families and attended schools full of like-minded students. I tried to spin my state university experience as intellectual diversity, but it may not have worked!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first interview and I came away with a really positive feeling-not that I think I'll get in-just that everyone, interviewers included, made things really comfortable, and pleasant." More from this Member | Report Response

"short breakfast and info session in the morning. then 2, 30 minute interviews (open file). then a lunch and tour of the school and hospitals. loved everything about it. hope they let me in!" More from this Member | Report Response

"For the actual interviews, we were brought into room by interviewer, clarified parts of AMCAS app (mostly activities), asked why you're interested in Mount Sinai. Low stress. Rest of the day was typical of an interview experience. We had a powerpoint presentation, met a bunch of current students, we chatted with the deans, toured the school with students, had lunch, yadda yadda." More from this Member | Report Response

"MOUNT SINAI ROCKS!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great the school is really student friendly. After each lecture students rate professor --- great, and school is really community service oriented like myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"I just liked the students and the school. I read a lot of complaints about how the day drags and how inefficiently they organized the day but mine was fine. Intro session was at 8:10, my first interview at 9:30, second at 10:30, financial aid at 11:30, and lunch and tour at 12. I was home by 2 and perfectly happy with the schedule. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience, it completely turned my opinion of the school around. Both interviers were easy to talk to. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There was some confusion with the interviews, because one interviewer cancelled at the last minute so schedules were switched around. Both the interviewers and the students were very laid-back and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"really laid back, everyone was very nice. big emphasis on students coming by and talking to us. everyone seemed to like the school. interviewers were faculty, and they did not interrogate at all, just friendly conversation with no curve ball questions. great facilities, great location, cheap and great housing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not know what to expect from Sinai and came away simply amazed. Everyone, the students, interviewers, admissions staff, is incredibly warm and helpful. The students who came in during the day had a lot of interesting things to say and did not give off a sense of pretense as I noticed at other interviews. The 2 3rd-year students who had lunch with us and gave us the tour of the hospital/clinic/simulation room were really engaging and honest. The anatomy lab is incredible and the simulation and standard patient rooms were equally impressive. There's a strong sense of community and cooperation at Sinai, which helps when in a huge city." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a good time. During the gap between my two 30-minute interviews a flood of first year students came in to ask questions. They all seemed to get along well, as if Mt. Sinai fosters a community among its students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I went into this interview pretty excited and was a little dissapointed. I had two interviews, one with a man who had to be over 90 and talked so slowly i almost couldnt tell if he was done with his question or just pausing to catch his breath. The older man was at least nice. My second interviewer was condescending and rude. He would ask a question, I would answer it. He would give me a puzzled look and in an annoyned tone say ''let me rephrase'' and then ask the exact same thing. He grilled me about why a particular drug was used on a certain disorder on a study i worked on, he wanted drug mechanism, which thank god i had studied randomly before the interview and knew. He seemed impressed after that and ended the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was an incredible experience. For everyone in my interview group was chatting and had interesting experiences to share. They were definitely the types of students I wanted to go to school with. The day started with an introduction by the assistant dean. She gave us folders and outlined the day for us. Then we were given a presentation of Mount Sinai by Dr. Rows (sp?). It was extremely informative and highlighted all the positive aspects of MSSM. Next were the interviews. Unfortunately they stick to a tight schedule of 30 minutes each so be sure to say what you have to say! I really really really wished that they were longer because I had so much more to say about myself and the school but they had to stop the interview because they interview back to back. In between your interviews you be in the waiting room where random medical students will come in and chat with us. All of them seemed pretty content with the school. The financial aid presentation came next after the 2 hour time period alloted for interviews. Unfortunately the dean of financial aid was away on my interview date so we got a hand out instead. The tour was conducted by two second years and we got to see everything. The anatomy lab is by far the best of all the schools I've seen. It's large and has an INCREDIBLE VIEW! Simply amazing! Really makes you want to hang around the lab more often! The lecture halls are a bit drabby and the school is horrible at controlling a stable temperature throughout the building. The apartments are extremely nice also. We got to see the duplex apartments. HOLY COW! They also have an amazing view and the balconies connect so it seems to bring students together. The hallways of that building though...not so nice. Lunch was ok, wraps again like almost every other school but I couldn't be bothered to care because everything about the school wowed me so. The second tour was the 'clinical' one. Our tour guide was a no show but luckily a really nice third year came in and volunteered herself even though all she wanted to do was just wanted to say hi to us. We saw parts of the hospital and the simulator patients that they have. We also went to see the Morchand center. They day went really well. All the staff and interviewers seemed incredibly happy and my interviewers seemed to love teaching. It's hard to find negative things about the school, probably that the neighborhood shuts down around 10pm according to the medical students. Oh well, there's always downtown!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a brief intro then a thirty minute orientation. Then the two interviews are scheduled from 9:30-11:30am with any downtime you experience spent in talking to the med students who come by the admissions office periodically throughout the morning. The interviews were open-file and very relaxed, focusing more on me than on my app. My interviewers could not have been nicer :) Then there's a financial aid session, lunch and two tours. Overall, it was a pretty pleasant experience and the fact that we got done early was just the cherry on the top! " More from this Member | Report Response

"well planned out, informative for both the interviewers and myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good school. Staff and faculty seem very approachable. Impressive simulator lab and wonderful cultural environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two 30-minute interviews with faculty. The faculty present you to the admissions committee and are there to advocate on your behalf. Anything you tell them that you want the committee to know will get across. Keep that in mind, they are there to help you in the process. Be ready to describe lots of previous experience. You should have a solid reason for wanting to attend Sinai." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty awesome. They do keep you from 8:30-2, with two interviews and two tours... kind of a long day, but more fun than most." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed with the school, the hospital, and all the people. I did not expect much going there, but I came away with a new enthusiasm for Mount Sinai." More from this Member | Report Response

"8:30-8:45 Welcome. 8:45-9:30 Powerpoint presentation. 9:30-11:30 Interviews (2 30-min interviews, with downtime). 11:30-12 Financial Aid. 12-2 Lunch & Tours. Very low-key, low-stress. Just know thyself, and thy file/essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a pretty great day...not too long..the fin. aid presentation was really boring..although the guy expected it and he was pretty nice about us kind of fading out a little there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"its two 30 minute ones, they just go through your file and as you so they can present it well to the comittee" More from this Member | Report Response

"In the morning the dean comes in and asks you to introduce yourself. They put a lot of emphasis on extracurriculars (in some ways it felt like attending a private preparatory high school). Then you have two open file interviews with faculty (sometimes students interview) half an hour each. Then you've got tours and such from 11 until 2 or 3pm." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day begins a little early at 8:30 am. But don't worry, after the interviews there is a financial aid presentation... I usually take that time to hit the snooze. The tour was well organazed" More from this Member | Report Response

"At the start of the program, Kelli Bailey introduces herself and welcomes each applicant one by one. She is well acquainted with everyone's file and asks you to say more about something in particular when introducing yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was really warm from the start and made us all feel comfortable. The interview group size was about 10, which was a nice number to get to know the other interviewees and still have a lot of people to talk to." More from this Member | Report Response

"great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my two interviews and most of the other applicants interviews that day were really laid back and straight forward. One of mine was sort of strange and he liked to ask a lot of philosophical questions and argue with you, but in the end it was still a ncie conversation...he just likes to be different." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendly, nice ,no stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great interview, low stress. Got in, presentation from admissions office, presentation from Dean about school. Interview rooms are tiny little closet like spaces. You sit around and wait for interviewer to come get you. In the mean time A LOT of students came by to say hi and talk about the school. Then we were taken to lunch, could eat anything we wanted in cafeteria. Had lunch with studnets in a very nice student lounge. Went for a tour of school and hospital with second years. Went for tour of clinical facilities with fourth years. It was great to see the perspective of students from both beginning and end of med school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"First they talked to us a bit about the school and the curriculum, and then ina span of two hours we all had our two interviews of 1/2 hour each. The interviews were very relaxed and absolutely nothing to worry about. While we waited in between interviews students came in and went on and on about how great Mt sinai is. Then we had lunch (we could get anythign we wanted from teh cafeteria!), and a tour of the school and dorms. Finally we had a tour of highlights in the hospital. Let's just say that even though coming in I was not expecting much after what I saw today I am goign to Mt Sinai if they let me in, despite the expense!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very stress-free environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was blown away by the enthusiasm of the students that stopped by to talk to us while we waited for our interviews. All seemed extremely happy with the program, with their fellow students, with the camaraderie, and of course with NYC. I felt very relaxed and both interviewers strove to make me feel comfortable. Interviews were not scary, they were just about getting to know me. As a non-traditional applicant, this may have been more stressful for me than for your basic straight-out-of-college interviewee. The tour was a bit haphazard, and it was unclear if we needed to stay until the end. Overall I was impressed and excited about the school. They seem to have a ton of opportunities to volunteer, do research, get hands-on learning early on. " More from this Member | Report Response

"great. definitely a very very impressive school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, a very positive experience. It really solidified all the feelings I had about Mount Sinai to begin with. I really liked the fact that people seemed happy here and were willing to volunteer their time to talk about their experiences. I felt more like a person than an applicant, for a change." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two short interviews, followed by two tours - both very informative. Lunch was served in between the tours. Overall, very low stress day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back, get-to-know-you interviews. The facilities or location of school weren't fantastic. NY is great though and housing is a plus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great time at Mt Sinai and in NYC in general, and could seriously see myself at this school after the interview. They favor humanities majors and seem like a really progressive school which also has a great foundation in a well-established hospital, so it's a strong combination. The faculty seem to really know and care about students personally, which is very different from my undergrad institution. A lot of students stopped by while we were waiting between interviews just to say hello and answer questions, and all were enthusiastic about Mt Sinai and had few if any complaints. The interview day was pretty well organized, although the afternoon had a few hitches. The interviews were laid back and conversational, just trying to get to know you. Overall, a pretty low stress experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the interview was amazing. It satrted off rather interestingly when the director of Admissions came in and pointed out interesting facts from each of the interviewees files. After that we went for a 30min powerpoint presentation of the school (virtual tour). Then an amazingly helpful 4th year came in and answered all of our questions, while each of us where waiting to be interviewed. After the interviews there was a financial aid presentation followed by lunch in the cafeteria and tour of living quarters and hospital. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole day was great, but I felt like I didnt click with my interviewers. It was much more "scheduled" than other interviews I went to that ran over. We stuck to the time limit. I liked both interviewers, it's just that something seemed lacking in our chemistry. Maybe I just feel that in retrospect because I didnt get in. I got waitlisted, but they waitlist everyone." More from this Member | Report Response

"two pleasant interviewers. the student seemed a little nervous, and i felt like i almost had to run the interview. but she was nice. the faculty member was also chill." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was great. The student housing was great, except for the stupid subway. All the students were enthusiastic about the school and 3rd and 4th years stopped in and answered questions while we were waiting for our interviewers. I really loved the school and the location. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Really one of my best. The day is not too long, and they keep the boring presentations to a minimum. Everyone is very laid back, and they make you feel so comfortabe and wanted. The interviews were pretty much just chatting, mostly about the details of your application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the process went very well, my interviewers were two faculty members and I had a great time conversing with them, no really tough questions, they are just trying to get to know you better" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a little chaotic and disorganized, but overall it wasn't a bad experience. The student who were interviewing with me were top-notch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really, everything after the opening talk with the dean was a bit of a mess. Many offices and classrooms were closed to us." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved this school. I loved everything about it; the students, the atmosphere, the city...if I could just overcome the shared housing thing I'd have a perfect match " More from this Member | Report Response

"great, mount sinai is now my frist choice... hopefully I get in.." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was great. See postively impressed section..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I believe that 30 minute interviews are too short, and you basically end up answering the same questions twice without really going into any detail. Spend the night with a med student, they were of great help to me and helped me out throughout the whole process" More from this Member | Report Response

"I visited MSSM after interviewing at the other NYC schools that week. I liked it better than some, less than others. It seems like it would be a nice school to go to." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great, they could make anyone want to go there" More from this Member | Report Response

"I love the whole process. The admissions staff was really nice and they provided you with breakfast if you come in early enough. I enjoyed the whole MSSM lovefest from Dean Barnett. I LOVE MSSM before I even got there!!!!!After that, you have two interviews. Luch followed which is exceptional and tour of the facilities which you can skip." More from this Member | Report Response

"They make an effort to make you feel relaxed and comfortable so that you can be yourself. They take pride in their school and it shows. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was the least stressful interview I've been on the faculty and the students made a real effort to get to know you and put you at ease." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and staff are very open to questions about the school or their experiences, and we had numerous opportunities to ask. During interviews, we only have 30 minutes, most of which will be spent for the interviewer to get to know your application a little better. The most important question was probably why I want to attend MSSM, since at this point they can only put applicants on waitlists. Our host for the day was straightforward and says most of the class is filled at this point and about 30% of the entering class comes from waitlist. We were advised to send a letter of intent should we be placed on the waitlist. 2-4 weeks expected for a response. I realize that the financial aid information is as important now as it has ever been but the bottom line is that MSSM cost roughly 50k a year and you shouldn't expect much merit-based scholarships. We bought food from the hospital cafeteria and the tour followed. Library, lecture hall, human simulator, standardize patient rooms (where students assess actor-patients), and student apartments were the sights. The day ended at 2pm." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall this was a very stress free and positive interview experience. I walked away feeling that I could be very happy at Sinai." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day starts early with continental breakfast and an intro. from an Admissions Committee member. Immediately following are interviews. The whole group of prospectives interview within the same two hours (each interview is scheduled for about 30 min.). You wait in the lounge, the interviewer comes to get you, asks some generic questions, drops you back off to wait for the next one. Tour of the school/lunch with 1st years comes next. Then tour guides switch and a 4th year takes you around the hospital. All and all, this is a no stress day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I have heard very good things about Mt. Sinai overall. The students seemed fairly happy, and did not seem over-worked AT ALL. They have plenty of time to chill. Both of my interviewers were boring and not very friendly. One of the doctors kept flipping through my file as I was talking and was obviously not paying attention to what I was saying. He only asked me three questions. I felt like after hearing all these great things about the school, I got a so-so impression overall. However the students seem happy and for the most part the facilities are nice (The lazy-boy chairs in the library are the best!!) There is also a neat exam simulation center where actors fake illnesses. Aside from the student facilities, the hospital is pretty cool. The location is ideal for diverse patients, and right next to Central Park. pass/fail is the best! " More from this Member | Report Response

"a really impressive school." More from this Member | Report Response

"When I applied to MSSM (and when I showed up for my interview), I knew virtually nothing about the school. I applied because it is a decent school and I would like to live in New York. I was very impressed by what I saw during my interview day, and Mount Sinai is now one of my top choices. The interviews were very relaxed and non-stressful, more like conversations than interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, a very positive day. I left feeling good about the school and about my interviews. They stress that the interviews should be laid back so that your true personality can come out." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean who gave us the slide show was funny and really seemed honestly proud of Mount Sinai. But then again we're talking about New Yawkers. The student interviewer was so accomodating and nice. She told me that my application is beautiful and that my letters of recs were glowing. Phew. Always nice to hear even if it may be untrue. I really was impressed with the school and could picture myself there." More from this Member | Report Response

"interwiews were both laid back. one was with a professor and the other was with a student. they both basically asked me to elaborate on certain extracurriculars and amcas information. no difficult or confrontational questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day begins with an info session followed by an informal chat with the associate director of admissions. It is all very relaxed and friendly. This is followed by two interviews, usually both with faculty members although some may have 1 faculty and 1 4th year student. My first interviewer was a rather eccentric older doc and it was a little bit of a challenge to get into a rhythm with the conversation. It was actually more like he was interviewing me as a patient than a prospective student which may just be because that is what he is comfortable with. Basically, he just asked questions about my application- pretty standard stuff. My second interview was much better and we had a great conversation on preventive care and how physicians really must become more socially and politically active in order to effect change- an inspiring conversation and I was disappointed when our time was through. We were able to talk with some current students and if you had time between interviews you had the option to sit in on a second year lecture. There was a very informative financial aid session and then lunch and a tour with 2 second years followed by another tour with an admissions staff member. The anesthesia department was interviewing that day so we weren't able to see the SIM lab/diagnostic skills area, but they give you an open invitation to come back to see anything you missed if you happen to be in the area. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very easy day of interviews - 4 all told. For me, two were with MDs and the other two were with PhDs. It seemed like one of the MDs was interviewing me more for just medical school than MD/PhD, but the other three were all typical MD/PhD interviews. There is a nice welcoming breakfast and goodbye happy hour. The lunch wasn't anything special but it was a good chance to meet with current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"A nice place to go to school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interview was with a student (which counts as much as a faculty interview) and it was very low-key. My second interview was less relaxed, but still relatively low-key. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Cafeteria food was very good." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was really fun. Great area, two tours, two interviews, tasty lunch from the cafeteria." More from this Member | Report Response

"both interviews were really really relaxed. i wish they'd been longer. i learned as much about my interviewers as they did about me, it was really conversational. both made a real effort to tell me about the school as much as they could, they really sold it to me. they'd also read my file and knew it inside out" More from this Member | Report Response

"just great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mt. Sinai is an impressive school. They make the effort, it seems, to accomodate the students. There are numerous opportunities to get excellent clinical exposure, and the faculty are warm and intelligent. They also have a good financial aid package. Mt. Sinai is definitely one of my top considerations now." More from this Member | Report Response

"my first interview with the student went pretty well, very laid back. my second interviewer started by asking me, so what do you think the purpose of this interview is? i told him, to select people who would be happy at mt. sinai. he said actually, all interterviewees are acceptable, but the purpose of the interview is find out what's wrong with people, their flaws, signs of "emotional instability." so he asked me what was wrong with me, and i gave him an answer to the "what are your weaknesses" question which he wasn't satisfied with. he proceeded to keep asking me because he said, "oh, you're not being very helpful." although that part was kind of stressful, i really appreciated his honesty throughout the interview. it was very clear that he knew the interview game, had heard all the standard answers. before we shook hands as we were leaving, he commented, lemme see your hands, yeah they're cold (to see how nervous i was);). overall though, liked his personality and i love the school, i hope after that somewhat stressful interview he got a good impression of me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The morning started off with a talk from the Dean of Admissions and it was very good because he was very honest with us and gave us a pretty informative powerpoint presentation. Then we sat in the waiting area and people got called in for interviews (the rooms are tiny). Both interviews were very laid back and the interviewers asked pretty typical questions. After that, lunch, tour of facilities which are pretty much on 2 floors of the building, and the dorm. The tour guide and others seemed to compare themselves to NYU a lot. I don't know if there is some competition between them... " More from this Member | Report Response

"I got a good feeling from the school. The Admissions staff was extremely accomodating." More from this Member | Report Response

"i was definitely one of those ppl who walked out of the interview thinking, "wow, what a waste of time that completely sucked. i think my ears are still burning." as it turns out, i must have completely misread the experience, because i was accepted 9 days later. i interviewed with 2 surgeons. the first completely scorched me. i was still reeling from the shock of it when i went in for my 2nd interview. the second surgeon, however, seem to really like me. at the end of the interview he actually asked me, "do you really want to come here?" when i nodded, he said, "good. great. i'll see what i can do." the thing is, as bad as i felt my first interview went, i am still fairly certain that i was accepted 'because' of the interview and not 'despite' it. the reason i think this is because i turned my 2nd app in july or early august, and didn't interview until march. even with the late interview (i was told the class had filled by 3/15, 2 days before my interview), i got accepted before some of my friends did who interviewed back in october. so, i guess what i'm trying to say is that interviews DO count, and hard interviews possibly better illuminate your character as an applicant than an easy, generic interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"It seems like a great school and the students seem very very happy. Non-competitive atmosphere among the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"very stress free. laid back and just be yourself and everything will be fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"both of the interviewers were very laidback and friendly, but one was more confrontational. he asked me to clarify certain 'troubling' areas of my resume. overall, both were very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers were really friendly, open, and thoughtful. My application was very well examined, and I was asked about trends in my record. (one of my interviewers did so more than I have experienced at any other school). This interviewer also followed up most questions that I answered with more detailed inquiries about my answer (which I thought was a good thing, but be prepared!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was an informal day. There were only 6 of us interviewed by 5-6 faculty in what was supposed to be 30 minute shifts. However, many of us ended up talking much longer than that. While you're not being interviewed you just hang out in a room and periodically different people drop in to talk informally about topics like financial aid. What I liked best about Mount Sinai is that it's really a high-powered institution with an amazing breadth of talent and faculty committment, and yet it's still a remarkably laid back place. The administration truly values student input and there are so many support systems that make it a very nuturing 4 year experience. Definitely my top choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"All in all it wasnt bad. I was most impressed with how the school tries to make an effort to improve the quality of healthcare delivery to the local population. The clinical exposure seems very strong too - the school has a number of affiliated hospitals and I believe in on of them all the patients come through the ER. One of my interviewers was disturbingly candid with me about the state of medicine so much so that it made me wonder what I was getting in to. His advice though was very sound and is something I will definately use regardless of whether or not I go to MSSM. He said no matter what, during your first year, find a mentor, someone who you can trust and relate to and who will call it exactly how it is. Cardiology might sound like fun, but see how cardiologists live and ask yourself if you can live with that lifestyle." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed myself. My student host was cool, and the school's emphasis on community medicine I really enjoyed. This seemed to be the most student friendly school i interviewed at :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location is the best of all the schools in NYC. It's situated such that it's on the border of the low and high SES populations, which will guarantee that you will be exposed to a diversity of patients AND medical cases. Furthermore it helps that you're literally right across teh street from Central Park and a few blocks down from some of the most famous museums in teh world. Great school! I hope I get in!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it went OK. The school was still on winter break so there weren't very many students around and we couldn't sit in on classes, but our tour guide was helpful at answering our questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall very relaxed and conversational interviews, decent lunch, and nice tour. We were asked to arrive at 8:45am. The dean spoke to the group for a few minutes, but he was done by 9am, and no one had an interview until 10am. Everyone had two 30 minute interviews scheduled some time between 10am and 12:30pm. Each of the interviewers interviewed several of the applicants. There was a financial aid session around 11:30am, when some people had their interviews, but papers where given out that had all the info on them. Our lunch and tour were scheduled for 1pm, and we were supposed to be done with our whole day by 2pm, but we got off to a late start, so we didn't finish till around 2:30. Since we were all so starved, we started by getting lunch at the school (hospital?) cafeteria and eating it in the student lounge. The tour was one of the better ones I've been on, and basically showed us everything except the hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"2 interviewers, first seemed with an ob/gyn seemed to go better than the second with a urologist. Expect to hear the *exact* same questions both times so try to act spontaneous when you hear yourself echoing your same comments just a few minutes earlier." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews weren't too bad, but I've had better. The school itself is awesome-I loved it. New York City rocks, and they seem to give you all the benefits of the city without the drawbacks." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not bad at all, there were some tough questions but they gave you a chance to impress. The facilities and housing are really nice for NYC." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really great interview experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was weird. Probably one of the weirdest ones I had. The first interviewer gave me an old-fashioned hazing, which are not supposed to exist anymore. For example...he said he was not in his best spirits that day (great, thanks!); when I said maybe it was the weather (it was snowing) he said "why don't you wait until you're a doctor before you tell me what's wrong with me". Great, thanks. Interestingly, we broke the ice later on and joked a lot and he said he liked me. The second interviewer was like talking to a piece of cement. Just stared at you. Strange." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 124
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 5
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 68
Neutral 4
Discouraging 3

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.18 74

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 24
Out of state 44

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 30
2-3 hours 18
4-6 hours 14
7+ hours 10

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 22
Automobile 16
Train or subway 34
Other 2

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

Response # Responders
< $100 26
$101-$200 12
$201-$300 4
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 2
$501+ 5

What airport did you use?

La Guardia

Laguardia

ewr

JFK

LGA

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 3
With students at the school 24
Friends or family 9
Hotel 10
Home 4
Other 0

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.19 77

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
9.05 78

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.24 78

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.32 34

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.77 35

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.41 34

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Maybe give more detailed directions to get to the admissions office, such as go to the thirteenth floor and turn right at the T intersection once you exit the elevator" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ask the interviewers to read applications ahead of time" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are doing a great job!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were very responsive! Love the amount of Sinai swag we get on interview day. ;)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Improve the interview day packet." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't like the beginning talk. I would have liked something more structured rather than what are questions, what should we talk about in regards to Mt. Sinai" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give out MSSM pens instead of pencils :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great interview experience here. Students were awesome, beautiful facilities, really cool de" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. The intro talk that started the day was refreshingly honest and very well presented" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions staff are down to earth and are serious about their school. They are great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Use an online interview scheduler." More from this Member | Report Response

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