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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?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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 family." Report Response

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

"When did you decide upon medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why are you here at Mt. Sinai?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Very standard questions: tell me about yourself; explain your research; why medicine; why this school" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None... all very generic" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students seem happy; day was very organized; facilities/location a positive. The interviews for everyone in my group were very laid back. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Mt. Sinai seemed to really stress how they are "different" from other NY schools, but nothing really stood out to me. Some of the Admission staff who were supposed to spend time with interviewers seemed very rushed-- did not make the time for students. I also was disappointed that no one addressed the financial issues Mt. Sinai is having. I have been at other schools with similar situations who are very up front. They state the problem, how it is being addressed, and how it will/will not affect med students. Nothing was said at Mt. Sinai, and questions about it aren't really appropriate from an interviewer. I would have appreciated some initiative and forwardness from the admins. on such an issue." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Lots of walking, ladies. There are two distinct tours (school and hospital) that take place after your interview, so I would suggest bringing a pair of comfortable shoes to walk around in." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day starts early with continental breakfast and an intro. from an Admissions Committee member. Immediately following are interviews. The whole group of prospectives interview within the same two hours (each interview is scheduled for about 30 min.). You wait in the lounge, the interviewer comes to get you, asks some generic questions, drops you back off to wait for the next one. Tour of the school/lunch with 1st years comes next. Then tour guides switch and a 4th year takes you around the hospital. All and all, this is a no stress day. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2004

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