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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?

60+ 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)?

"Describe the clinic where you work. " Report Response

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

"How do you feel about competition?" Report Response

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

"What area of medicine are you most interested in?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"It was basically a gimmit of questions for them to get to know you as a person, and how you might fit into the school. I was asked how I felt about competition (which really does not exist in this school), favortie non-science subject, why medicine, why Syracuse, hobbies, etc." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The question about competition was the only "new" question I was asked. Not being competitive, it was a pretty easy one to answer though." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read my application, SUNY Upstate website, SDN, wrote thoughts down in a journal about the entire trip and experience leading up to the interview itself." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The people are incredibly nice there. Students are very happy, well represented in the important committees within the school like curriculum, admissions, etc. The faculty are ready and willing to help you with anything, school and non-school related. Curriculum is blocked, with one test every 3-4 weeks, plenty of free time for studying, and/or extracurricular activities. Facilities for first and second years are mstly new, and the anatomy lab is in its first year of use. Great programs and opportunities for primary care interests (RMED, Binghamton campus) as well as specialists and reserach." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The weather will be a challenge. It was cold, but everyone was saying how it is not typically as cold as it was (high around zero, before windchill). The town is well maintained in the cold and snow, though. Some interviewers were late because of weather related traffic, but it all worked out. It is a blue collar town and a college town, so that is what activites in Syracuse are geared towards." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"A wonderful time, great interviewers who were very conversational and very honest about pros and cons about the school and town." Report Response

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