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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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)?

"See above "most interesting question"" Report Response

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

"What are you especially proud of, what are your regrets?" Report Response

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

"Why Mount Sinai? Various questions regarding my health/medical history and credentials... what was your goal when you chose your major? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"It is 10-15 years from now and you are on the admissions committee interviewing candidates. What question would you ask?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my AMCAS and supplemental; relaxed; chatted with fellow interviewees. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Sinai's financial aid, the location, the diversity, the friendliness of staff and students, the number of organizations, the fact that you can start whatever interest group you want and they'll give you funding for it, whatever you are interested in researching just ask and they'll find you a faculty member, the views from the school and hospital, the student recreation office and all they have to offer... what can I say-- it is an excellent school in NYC. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There is no established note-taking service, however, you can coordinate an informal one with classmates." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Just how wonderful Sinai's financial aid endowment is- wow. That you have the opportunity to explore pretty much whatever you want, all you have to do ask." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day begins with an info session followed by an informal chat with the associate director of admissions. It is all very relaxed and friendly. This is followed by two interviews, usually both with faculty members although some may have 1 faculty and 1 4th year student. My first interviewer was a rather eccentric older doc and it was a little bit of a challenge to get into a rhythm with the conversation. It was actually more like he was interviewing me as a patient than a prospective student which may just be because that is what he is comfortable with. Basically, he just asked questions about my application- pretty standard stuff. My second interview was much better and we had a great conversation on preventive care and how physicians really must become more socially and politically active in order to effect change- an inspiring conversation and I was disappointed when our time was through. We were able to talk with some current students and if you had time between interviews you had the option to sit in on a second year lecture. There was a very informative financial aid session and then lunch and a tour with 2 second years followed by another tour with an admissions staff member. The anesthesia department was interviewing that day so we weren't able to see the SIM lab/diagnostic skills area, but they give you an open invitation to come back to see anything you missed if you happen to be in the area. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/11/2003

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