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  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"Tell me about experience X" Report Response

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

"How do you like NYC?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None, very straightforward interview" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None, very straightforward interview" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I went on their website. Forgot to look at SDN interview feedback so I had no idea what the day was going to be like. Oops" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Location is good, student housing is heavily subsized and right across the street, which is great. Even though its a relatively highly ranked school, it isn't only research focused. They have a lot of programs emphasizing clinical skills." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I didn't like the students I met. The few that talked to us or gave us a tour guide were strange. I'm always hesitant to say I didn't like the students though because you only meet half a dozen, which is a small sample size of the 100+ at any med school. Also the lunch was rushed, we had like 5 minutes to eat because we were falling behind schedule in our 1.5 hour tour. They should have given us more time to eat and shorten the tour." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The schedule of the day. It goes like this... You arrive at 8AM, have some pastries and drinks. Then the dean comes in and talks to you for an hour, answering any questions about the school and telling some stories. Right after you have two interviews, each 30 minutes, and they're in the admissions office so you don't have to walk far. After that is financial aid (this school admits they don't have as much money as other schools), followed by lunch and a tour. You're done by 2pm" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I thought I would like this school a lot coming in, but I guess the disorganized interview day and weird students rubbed me the wrong way. I'm sure I would still enjoy the school a lot given its location and opportunities, but sometimes the interview day can skew your perception, like it did for me. Hopefully I'll get to take a second look and then have a better idea." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Discouraging

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

La Guardia

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

The Hotel Newton

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/26/2011

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

6 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?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I didn't like the beginning talk. I would have liked something more structured rather than what are questions, what should we talk about in regards to Mt. Sinai" Report Response

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