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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

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 grade discrepancy? (came in with a 2.5 GPA and last semester had a 4.0)" Report Response

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

"How do u imagine a day in the life of a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Where does your sister go to school and what does she study?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think there is a difference with teaching children and adults (referring to my piano teaching experience)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you handle emotional difficulties?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interview, AMCAS app" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The director of admisssions, Jennifer Welch, is very warm and welcoming. Everybody (students, staff, doctors, etc.)in the hallways were extremely friendly" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing... I found out in advance that parking is $14 on campus, so I parked across the street at Crouse Hospital Parking Garage for $5." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I interviewed with two physicians at University Hospital in their offices which was not hard to find. My first interview was more conversational but the second one was more Q&A. There is some down time between interviews and tours so they encourage you to sit in on a class and explore the campus. Lunch was decent (sandwiches or salads with choice of cookies and other snacks). 3 students led tour and you can tell this school is not cut-throat but rather cooperative and everybody wants to help each other out. The Anatomy lab is new and very nice.Upstate called me only a week and a half later to congratulate me on my acceptance--they are pretty fast about getting back to students." Report Response

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