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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 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)?

"How would you solve the problems in healthcare?!?!" Report Response

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

"Questions about research, school, grades, mcat score, etc... (Note: my grades and mcat were just fine but we talked about them anyway.)" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What problems do you forsee your generation having to tackle? (generation of doctors not in general)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If I only told the committee one thing about you what should it be?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Didn't have time. Nothing." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The true pass/fail system for the first two years, most students and the admission office staff." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of the student tour guides seemed fairly arrogant. For the most part the students were phenomenal, so I won't let that affect my opinion of the school. Also, the third and forth years are graded." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had been better prepared. One of my interviewers took me into this HOT room with a fan in the corner, it was facing the wall. He sat me directly across from him and bum rushed me with questions. It was a pretty intimidating environment for the interview. I felt like I was being interrogated in a Caribbean prison. I have to add that the other interview was very nice." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a little chaotic and disorganized, but overall it wasn't a bad experience. The student who were interviewing with me were top-notch." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2004

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