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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?

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)?

"Explain some extracurriculars that you've done." 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)?

"Why are you interested in MSSM?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How has the experience that drove you towards medicine shaped your philosophy as a physician?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, AMCAS, search forum for positive opinions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Forward thinking faculty and curriculum, clerkships emphasize under-served communities, great apartments for students, lots of hustle in NYC." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The financial aid presentation was a snooze." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The students and staff are very open to questions about the school or their experiences, and we had numerous opportunities to ask. During interviews, we only have 30 minutes, most of which will be spent for the interviewer to get to know your application a little better. The most important question was probably why I want to attend MSSM, since at this point they can only put applicants on waitlists. Our host for the day was straightforward and says most of the class is filled at this point and about 30% of the entering class comes from waitlist. We were advised to send a letter of intent should we be placed on the waitlist. 2-4 weeks expected for a response. I realize that the financial aid information is as important now as it has ever been but the bottom line is that MSSM cost roughly 50k a year and you shouldn't expect much merit-based scholarships. We bought food from the hospital cafeteria and the tour followed. Library, lecture hall, human simulator, standardize patient rooms (where students assess actor-patients), and student apartments were the sights. The day ended at 2pm." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/01/2004

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