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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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)?

"Tell me about research. Tell me about this, that activity. What have you done for Community service. " Report Response

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

"Why Medicine? Why now? How was your undergrad institution? " Report Response

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

"Tell me about this bad grade/semester in college." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your family. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why Medicine? Why now? (I've been out of college for two years, but have been involved in research since)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"usual, amcas, secondaries, sdn, talked to a host student" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"All, I mean ALL students were very happy with MSSM. They all seemed very enthusiastic. My host student was really nice. Central Park is accross the street. There are a lot of opportunities at the school. The cafeteria is the best so far. PASS/FAIL for first two years." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location is good for diversity of patients and eye opening, but not a lot to do in that area. There isn't much of a campus feeling, but it's NYC. School does not have a bookstore and library seems to be be unimpressive. The school offers great apartments, but the hallway was dirty and everything smelled of dirty. The apartments/bldg would be amazing if they were clean. Very few lectures are recorded and posted online." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the school was pretty much in spanish harlem and not upper east side. Doesn't matter much, but I didn't know. If you are staying with a student bring sheets and a pillow, be ready for the couch and the noise from the train. I do recommend staying with a student, but just for experience. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great interview, low stress. Got in, presentation from admissions office, presentation from Dean about school. Interview rooms are tiny little closet like spaces. You sit around and wait for interviewer to come get you. In the mean time A LOT of students came by to say hi and talk about the school. Then we were taken to lunch, could eat anything we wanted in cafeteria. Had lunch with studnets in a very nice student lounge. Went for a tour of school and hospital with second years. Went for tour of clinical facilities with fourth years. It was great to see the perspective of students from both beginning and end of med school. " 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/16/2005

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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