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  • SUNY - Upstate Medical University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Syracuse
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Ethical Questions about dying patients, my response to families, healthcare problems, solutions etc..." Report Response

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

"Why medicine? Why Upstate? What if you don't get in this year ( I hate that question, and even the thought )? Future plans?" Report Response

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

"Just really know yourself, your motives, and be prepared to discuss them, as this is the majority of the interaction. They are a great group, so don't be afraid to be honest!!" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"My agreement/disagreement with the actions of a University professor (Texas Tech.?) that refused to give anyone who didn't wholly believe in evoluntionary theory a letter of recommendation, and reasons for my approval/disapproval.." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Having been in leadership roles, how do you think physicians can impact or transform their communities through leadership actions?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed AMCAS, Upstate website, this site, reviewed research, and honestly contemplated why I want to be an M.D. and what my contribution to medicine would be, so I could give sincere answers to such questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"First, the faculty are warm and accepting, the students are optimistic, the integrated (clinical/didactic) curriculum is appealing and the proximity of school to hospital is a nice feature." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The almost certainty that State tuition prices will soon parallel those of private institutions, (Mark one in the negative category for Pataki, Booo!) though I hold no grudge against Upstate for this." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Just a reminder, if you are going to Syracuse, rememeber to pack gloves, a scarf, and a warm hat for the walk from parking to the school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I can tell you all that Upstate puts forth great effort to ensure a positive experience for interview day. And for the curious, they say that admissions decisions take 3-4 weeks. I give it an overall *** and a half * for good measure. Hope my input helps... Good luck" Report Response

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