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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

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

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

"Which of your clinical experiences was the most significant" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Where do you see yourself in 20 years?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What's the most fascinating undergrad course you took?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

""Now if you had to apply it (my research) clinically, how would you activate that subset of cells?"" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read up on MSSM's website, talked to my student host, read SDN feedback" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"great NYC location, chill students, sweet housing, very committed faculty, nice anatomy lab" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"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. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/24/2003

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