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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Why medicine, and why now?" Report Response

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

"Just specific things about my experiences. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me a vignette from your volunteering experiences." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why should I believe that you'll be committed to medicine in the future? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Mt. Sinai website, re-read AMCAS, took interviewing workshop." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The enthusiasm for the current medical students was unmatched by students at any other interviews I have had so far. They don't just like the program, they LOVE the school/program/city. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it take almost an hour from midtown by subway to get to the school -- made for an early but long morning before I even arrived. The student hosting would have had me couch-surfing (not ideal), but the school actually has a hotel-style residence right across the street. If I had researched that, I would have stayed there and saved the commute. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was blown away by the enthusiasm of the students that stopped by to talk to us while we waited for our interviews. All seemed extremely happy with the program, with their fellow students, with the camaraderie, and of course with NYC. I felt very relaxed and both interviewers strove to make me feel comfortable. Interviews were not scary, they were just about getting to know me. As a non-traditional applicant, this may have been more stressful for me than for your basic straight-out-of-college interviewee. The tour was a bit haphazard, and it was unclear if we needed to stay until the end. Overall I was impressed and excited about the school. They seem to have a ton of opportunities to volunteer, do research, get hands-on learning early on. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$501+

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

2 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hotel Pennsylvania

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/25/2005

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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