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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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)?

"When did you decide to become a doctor? What helped you make that decision?" Report Response

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

"Describe your international experiences and research conducted there" Report Response

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

"What are you looking for in a med school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why did you not keep on working as a social worker if you want to help people?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really, the interviews were very conversational" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read school's website, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed really nice and enthusiastic, a true pass/fail grading system, clinical opportunities, diversity of patient population, New York City, MPH program, international opportunities, all faculty and interviewers were extremely friendly and supportive, central park, proximity to subway stop " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that to most students live in subsidized apartments. The housing was really cheap, close to the school, and attractive...but I'm not sure I can go back to having roommates again after living on my own for several years " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The school is in Manhattan, but it isn't the trendiest area. Also the curriculum is still pretty traditional, they have class from 9-3 or so everyday." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I loved this school. I loved everything about it; the students, the atmosphere, the city...if I could just overcome the shared housing thing I'd have a perfect match " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/19/2004

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