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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?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What makes a good doctor? And why would you be a good doctor?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"See below" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"My faculty interviewer gave me a list of scenarios,...they were all difficult. 1) You deliver a baby with Down's, the father asks how it is. What do you say? 2) The parents of the baby don't want the heart surgery needed to save the baby's life. What do you do? 3) You get asked to be Sugeon General. Do you take the job? 4) Now that you're Surgeon General, you have all this money, where do you put it, and why?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This site, the school's site, books,..." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school was pretty." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The Dean assured us that we would not be given stress interviews.... in retrospect, I should have mentioned someting to that effect afterwards, but aside from sounding like I was completely sedated in getting over the initial shock of it, I answered her questions honestly,..... knowing that my interviewer didn't sit on the commitee, and that my student interview went so well, I didn't really think it was as necessary. Just be prepared for your interviewer to ask those age-old "Why do you want to be a doctor...?" questions.... oh well." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The plane is easier than the train." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Student - great. Informative, positive. A good selling point on the school. Faculty - dunno. She was informative. Though we did not connect as well as I have in other interviews. I've always found that conversational interviews get the same information from me as this one tried to,... being the first REAL stress-interview, it really threw me,... again, oh well." Report Response

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