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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?

1 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)?

"What was your motivation to go into medicine?" Report Response

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

"Do you know what the average debt is for someone out of med school?" Report Response

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

"How much training do you think you need to become a competent physician?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Have you met any celebrities? (This was in connection to my work)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There weren't any difficult questions. The interviewers just wanted to get to know me as a person, therefore all the questions were personal. No ethics questions, no trick questions. Pretty straight forward." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"School's website, my application, some ethics books (not necessary)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Syracuse is a beautiful place; it has a real friendly feel and gorgeous scenery. SU is just across the street which contributes to the livelyhood of the area. The school is wonderful - great facilities, great education and affordable, relatively speaking. Students seem to be really happy and content to be there - I kept asking anyone I met to tell me negative things about SUNY Syracuse - aside from weather, no serious answers." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was so hot in the room set up for the interviewees; so it got pretty uncomfortable. The thermostat was pointing at 80 degrees, which could be hell when you're sitting there with your suit on." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There wasn't anything that surprised me negatively, or anything confusing. Everything is located in close proximity therefore you can find your way around pretty easily." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a great day. Syracuse was not my top choice school before I went on the interview, but after this experience, I really think I would be happy there, and I guess I will know in 3 weeks (they have rolling admissions)." Report Response

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