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  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New York, NY
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

""let's discuss some stereotypes."" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

""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."" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read interview feedback, browsed the school website, reviewed cnn-health." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the housing. wow." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that sinai hospital was in so much financial trouble and that it's been the target of bad press." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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." Report Response

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