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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 do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"About my grades and college experience" Report Response

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

"what should i tell the admissions committee about you" Report Response

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

"why undergrad school" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I don't remember. The interview was very based on my file but no specific questions like why do you want to be a doctor? more of conversional information" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I don't remember either ( haha, sorry, the nerves were working) there are no difficult questions per se and if there were i probably just stammerred my way through it. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN feedback, practiced frequently asked questions, prayed effervently to God, went to Church a lot, went shopping..." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the people!!!! 'nuff said. i was hanging around the elevator waiting for it to come and everyone that passed by wanted to know if i was lost and if there was anything they could do for me (yes! admit me!!!) also, the other interviewees and i attended a second year lecture, and the professor had me at Hello. We got to see the anatomy lab and the tour guide, a student, actually like dissected the body in front of us, no more chinese food for me. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of my interviewers was quite negative about the facilities in terms of politics and research opportunities but it was just a realistic picture of what schools don't advertise" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Syracuse isn't new york city but it isn't small either. it was quite bigger than i expected. the quality of SUNY syracuse is quite understated in these feedback and on SDN, it is a really good school, the profssors are amazing, the students are very friendly, plus they actually have a flat screen tv in their student lounge, jeorpardy was on, i believe. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I work up thinking, okay i really don't have to be a doctor, i don't have to go for my interview, but i am glad i did. Syracuse moved up to a first choice. I can't remember a lot, but i remember that during my interviewing, i was thinking if there were to give me an admission, i would withdraw immediately from other schools. It is very research based but there are research opportunties as well and international electives. On our tour, the bulletin board had the names of students interviewing (it wasn't current) but thats how welcoming they were. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?

Train or subway

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


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Econo Lodge

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

9 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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