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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?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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 do you seek a career in medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why Mount Sinai?" Report Response

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

"Various questions about ECs." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Very cookie cutter questions. Nothing weird or hard at all" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, MSSM website, review AMCAs" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was incredibly friendly. They allowed random students to come to the waiting room to chat with us and everyone had positive things to say about MSSM. There was no 'meet only one or two students' perspective." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The building is a bit drab and there are literally NO KNOBs on doors. You get a door by the break in color! This only negatively impressed me to a minimal extent. It was a bit hilarious even!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There are two seperate tours. There will be a financial aid presentation. The assistant dean of admissions is young, funny and good looking. The buildings seem a bit hard to navigate. The living situation is the best of all 4 medical schools in Manhatten!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was an incredible experience. For everyone in my interview group was chatting and had interesting experiences to share. They were definitely the types of students I wanted to go to school with. The day started with an introduction by the assistant dean. She gave us folders and outlined the day for us. Then we were given a presentation of Mount Sinai by Dr. Rows (sp?). It was extremely informative and highlighted all the positive aspects of MSSM. Next were the interviews. Unfortunately they stick to a tight schedule of 30 minutes each so be sure to say what you have to say! I really really really wished that they were longer because I had so much more to say about myself and the school but they had to stop the interview because they interview back to back. In between your interviews you be in the waiting room where random medical students will come in and chat with us. All of them seemed pretty content with the school. The financial aid presentation came next after the 2 hour time period alloted for interviews. Unfortunately the dean of financial aid was away on my interview date so we got a hand out instead. The tour was conducted by two second years and we got to see everything. The anatomy lab is by far the best of all the schools I've seen. It's large and has an INCREDIBLE VIEW! Simply amazing! Really makes you want to hang around the lab more often! The lecture halls are a bit drabby and the school is horrible at controlling a stable temperature throughout the building. The apartments are extremely nice also. We got to see the duplex apartments. HOLY COW! They also have an amazing view and the balconies connect so it seems to bring students together. The hallways of that building though...not so nice. Lunch was ok, wraps again like almost every other school but I couldn't be bothered to care because everything about the school wowed me so. The second tour was the 'clinical' one. Our tour guide was a no show but luckily a really nice third year came in and volunteered herself even though all she wanted to do was just wanted to say hi to us. We saw parts of the hospital and the simulator patients that they have. We also went to see the Morchand center. They day went really well. All the staff and interviewers seemed incredibly happy and my interviewers seemed to love teaching. It's hard to find negative things about the school, probably that the neighborhood shuts down around 10pm according to the medical students. Oh well, there's always downtown!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Train or subway

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2007

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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