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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"How did you develop an interest in medicine?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go to SUNY Upstate?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why are you changing careers?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Both of my interviews were conversational in nature. I didn't feel like I was asked any truly difficult questions, although a few of the other students were asked how they would react in certain situations. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN Interview Feedback, mock interview. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone there is very friendly. They will do anything to help you and make you feel comfortable." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day begins at 8:30 with an introduction from the Director of Admissions, Jennifer Welch. After that there is time to look around and sit in on a class. There is an interview in the morning, then a break at 11:30 for a nice lunch (which is provided; sandwiches and salads, chips, cookies, and soft drinks or water). Jennifer Welch meets with the group at this time and talks about the various programs and options available to students at Upstate. This is followed by a tour of the college that includes the anatomy lab, lecture halls and library, and is also a chance for applicants to get to know the student tour guides. After this most applicants have an afternoon interview. The day ends around 2:30. I had a chance to talk to several students at Upstate throughout the day, and they were all very positive and upbeat about the school. My first interviewer, an M.D., was genuinely interested in learning about me, my family, and how I have chosen medicine as a second career. My second interviewer, a fourth-year student, told me about the clinical experiences that I can expect to have as a student at Upstate. She was very patient and gave thorough answers to all of my questions. This is a school where students work together to help each other, and the faculty and Dean are responsive to every student's special needs. Medicine is a collaborative effort, and this tenet is part of the culture that makes up the student body at SUNY Upstate. If accepted, I will definitely attend. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your primary mode of travel?


General Info

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How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

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