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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?

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

"What are you looking for in a medical school?" Report Response

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

"Why not be a teacher/physical therapist/occupational therapist/speech therapist/nurse?" Report Response

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

"If you could have the next week off, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could ask me any personal question you want, what would you ask?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

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

How did you prepare for the interview?

"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." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"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!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"How much waiting we had to do. Some of the facilities seem only mediocre." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"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!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/19/2002

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