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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?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Why the Early Assurance Program? Why Upstate?" Report Response

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

"Why Medicine, what do you feel you lack in preparation for a career in medicine?" Report Response

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

"What are your weaknesses? Strengths?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing too interesting, which is good as far as I'm concerned. I was applying for the Early Assurance Program, and the MD that interviewed me wasn't familiar with it, so when he asked about it I found that interesting. Other than that is was just pretty typical questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do I love to study? How do you answer that? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this website, upstate website, and reviewed my research and application. I didn't even get asked about my research, which was pretty nice." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff and students there are awesome. New anatomy lab. I don't know what the student that posted on March 14th, 2004 was talking about, he/she said that upstates anatomy lab was run-down, and the school wasn't any good. He must have visited a different med school. I'm ashamed that I go to the same undergrad school as him. And I think Upstate is much better than Downstate, considered my visits to the campus' and the tendency of students to get excepted to downstate BUT NOT Upstate." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing at all. I loved everything, including Syracuse, though some complain of the weather. I like winter so it doesn't bother me. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview overall was awesome. I found out about 4 weeks later that I was accepted!! NO MCAT's FOR ME!!! I'll take Upstate anyday over taking the MCAT's. Even if I took the MCAT's I'd probably go there. It's a great place to spend 4 years." Report Response

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