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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"Have you read any books recently? (At which point I blanked and couldn't remember any book I'd read...) What is your favorite book? How many times have you read it?" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun? What do your parents do for a living? What do your siblings do?" Report Response

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

"Why Mount Sinai? Why do you want to be a doctor? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Are you afraid of New York City?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think is the most challenging problem in healthcare? How would you solve it?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read their website, looked at this website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the students seemed GENUINELY happy there--not like at other schools where you can tell they are faking it. The location is terrific, and the housing is awesome. It's ridiculously cheap to live there, and the apartments are pretty nice. They give you lots of free time, at least in the first year, so students have a life, and they have a lot of resources to help you have a life for cheap. You can see Central Park and downtown from their labs, which was kind of cool." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They have pass-fail grading, so your whole residency match depends on how you do your third year. I personally prefer honors-pass-fail so that the first two years aren't totally meaningless for your future. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They want you to be there at 8:15, but the interviews don't start until about 10, so you have lots of free time. Either bring something to do or go observe a class." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviews weren't too bad, but I've had better. The school itself is awesome-I loved it. New York City rocks, and they seem to give you all the benefits of the city without the drawbacks." Report Response

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