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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?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"What kind of medicine? Clincial, research, or surgery? (Say clinical. SUNY's are generally clinically oriented.)" Report Response

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

"Why medicine? Why service? What do you get from serving people? " Report Response

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

"Asked about a couple of my experiences in detail." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could tell one thing to the kids that you worked with in inner-city Philadelphia, what would that be? (my interviewer said this was a relevant question because doctors have to consider this when working with their patients.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about yourself. (so vague...)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Compiled a list of questions from previous interviewees, thought of possible answers, mock interview, " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The people there were very nice and accommodating. My first interviewer was really sweet." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My first interviewer gave me the impression that he wasnt very impressed by the school. He told me that the only good things about it were that they cover a wide range of patients (Central New York, sometimes ppl even come from philly) and that there is low competition. He said the students tend to be passive. My second interviewer was a little uptight. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"In order to get to our interview locations, most of us had to walk through the hospital connected to the admissions building. The hospital is a maze! I also had to walk across a lot of streets to get to one of my interview locations. It's not really that bad, but I didn't expect it." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall it was low-stress- they take good care of you. I didn't get much from the tour. " Report Response

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