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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 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?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about these two classes you failed (a ridiculously stupid question, given the classes were Tae Kwan Do and Ballroom dance), and what implications they hold for your committment?" Report Response

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

"What is a physician's role in society?" Report Response

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

"What social competencies must a physician possess?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The entire interview was fun, more a conversation where I got to talk about my philosophy about the role of a physician in society" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The first question, mainly because it was so inane. She actually retracted once she realized how silly it sounded (I had sprained my ankle in Tae Kwan Do, and the Ballroom class I had failed was one that I had taken twice previously, and didn't care enough to show up to the final)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Website, this site, reviewed my essays and app" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The location - right next to central park, but not in a hectic area like times square Students - uber chill. May not be future leaders in medicine, but they're the kind of kids I want to go to school with. Apartments - ~$500/month for gorgeous apartments on the Upper East side. Pinch me, I must be dreaming Anatomy Lab - great view" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Curriculum - Not a huge fan of the curriculum. It's very traditional, lecture based system, with the usual divisions of organ based physiology in the first year and then pathophys in the second year. Financials - this isn't a biggie, but the school has been through some financial troubles in the past" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing really" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Lovely school with a wonderful sense of community. If you want to go to school in NYC, and want a top tier education, without more gunnerish elements (which you may or may not find at Cornell and Columbia)" 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/14/2008

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

2 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Nothing really. The intro talk that started the day was refreshingly honest and very well presented" Report Response

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