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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"What volunteer activity to did you get the most out of?" Report Response

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

"What are your hobbies? Which non-fiction books have you read lately?" Report Response

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

"Talk about your graduate school experience? What was your favorite class?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"how do you think you will adjust to living in syracuse? (ha ha ha... yikes)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"i guess same as the most interesting question." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"just read over my application thoroughly as i heard the interviewers would have reviewed it with a fine-toothed comb. (although, in my case, that didn't turn out to be true)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"social student body, interesting curriculum setup, really great advisory system, other interviewees were very cool/easy to get along with, admissions staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, interviewers both gave me such detailed and helpful answers to my questions" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the city of syracuse is just such a drag, facilities aren't the greatest, the fact that a lot of students choose to live in their dorms (i just can't ever do that again!)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that i would have an interview right off the bat, before anything else (a little shocking to arrive and be told 'ah, yes, your first interview will be in 20 minutes!)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The weather on my interview day was pretty bad, but, hey, that's the reality of living in syracuse. Aside from that, I really enjoyed my visit. This was definitely one of the more pleasant interview experiences I've had. As others have noted, the admissions staff really tried their best to accommodate everyone, from the tour (we could request to see specific things/places) to the food options (much better than other schools I've been to). I sat in on part of a lecture and, while the lecture itself was really bland, I noticed that, during the break, all the student seemed to be really friendly with one another. The group seemed a lot more social than those I've encountered at other schools. My two interviews were really stress-free. One of my interviewers knew my application like the back of her hand while the other had clearly decided on a more cursory read-through. In both cases, though, I felt like I was just having a conversation (and they were interesting conversations, as opposed to ones I've had at other schools). All in all, the interview day really helped boost my opinion of Upstate, and I think it'd be a great place to attend." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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