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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)?

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Tell me a little about yourself (which he immediately followed- up with "That's such a stupid question")" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing particularly interesting." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you want to go straight from college to med school, and not take some time off?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over the school's web page." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Because the dean of admissions had prior committments, the dean of medical education spoke to us, and he was very interesting. Also, the housing is pretty nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour was a bit abbreviated because it was the one day of the week when the guides have class in the afternoon. The lecture halls are pretty dark and dreary." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How much they might be expecting my parents' financial contribution to be!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There was some confusion with the interviews, because one interviewer cancelled at the last minute so schedules were switched around. Both the interviewers and the students were very laid-back and friendly." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/03/2002

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