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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?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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 was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

"Are you a leader or a follower?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Checked out www.mssm.edu, searched SDN for anything related to mount sinai." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"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." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the school is very very involved with the community." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/01/2002

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