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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"Why bother going to med school to do health policy work, with your degrees in economics and in law?" Report Response

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

"Explain bad grade in organic chemistry sophomore year. Explain car accident senior year, from which followed very poor grades." Report Response

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

"Any questions for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing was particularly interesting - everything was cut-and-dry, catered to my application." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain this car accident that resulted in especially poor marks your senior year (I opened the door by mentioning this in my application)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, MSAR, AMCAS app, secondary app, student host and his roommates, relaxed" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"simulator lab a leader among med schools; student housing; Global Health program; Health Policy department; student happiness; student-run clinics; standardized patient program" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"curriculum maybe a little TOO free-flowing; no chance to sit in on classes; Aron Hall right next to train tunnel/tracks" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"pretty much anticipated everything by prepping on SDN and talking to students the night before" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"8:30-8:45 Welcome. 8:45-9:30 Powerpoint presentation. 9:30-11:30 Interviews (2 30-min interviews, with downtime). 11:30-12 Financial Aid. 12-2 Lunch & Tours. Very low-key, low-stress. Just know thyself, and thy file/essays." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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?

6 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/01/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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