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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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 Upstate?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in medicine?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about ______ activity you did (expand beyond what's in your application) " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you ever get fed up by the application process?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are the biggest problems in medicine? (Not too difficult, but I wasn't well prepared.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the SUNY Upstate website,, reread application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"SUNY Upstate is a great school and the location is a great college town (since Syracuse University is right across the street). The students all really, really love the school and couldn't find any real negative things to say about it, and the admissions director is super nice and helpful to the interviewees." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The research opportunities are not too abundant - they are definitely there, but SUNY Upstate isn't a huge research school (which is fine if you don't want to focus a lot on research)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing - SUNY Upstate gives a good pamplet with info for those that are visiting the campus." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, Upstate was a great place to visit and is a great medical school - they really care about the students and everyone likes it there. The two interviews were with a student and a doctor (but not everyone has a student interviewer) and both have read your application. My student interviewer has a lot of questions about my application but my faculty interviewer didn't have too many. Both were really helpful in answering my questions about Upstate. This is a great school to go to if you're from NY because the tuition is really cheap for in-state residents. Oh, and there is a great mall nearby." Report Response

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