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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

6

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)?

"The usual stuff." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You mentioned a space elevator,´by what principle of physics do they work?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Repeatedly and with extreme doubt at all of my very reasonable responses: Why on earth do you want to be a doctor? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practiced several monologs on my research experiences. very useful!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Beautiful area. Relatively inexpensive housing. Research labs were better than I anticipated. Very integrated curriculum. Relaxed students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That 5/6 interviews were on the same day! That we had 1 group interview with a student guide which was evaluative. That half of my interviewers showed extreme doubt about the usefullness of MD/PhDs in general, and didn't seem to buy the school's own bottom line of ''translational research'' which was repeated incessently by the program coordinators." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Warm PJs are a must." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of 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?

Hotel

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?

01/15/2007

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

7 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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