AMCAS: Applications must be submitted to AMCAS by October 15.
Upstate: Applications to the College of Medicine must be complete by December 1.
Invitations for a personal interview are given to applicants whose academic records and other qualifications appear sufficiently competitive to merit further consideration. Each year approximately 700 students are invited to interview.
Upstate Medical University uses the Multi Mini-Interview process for interviews. The MMI interview process divides the traditional medical school interview into a series of brief, carefully timed interview stations designed to assess specific skills and qualities by presenting the applicant with a question, scenario, or task. This format provides applicants the opportunity to meet with several interviewers and gives them a chance to interact with students, faculty, administrators and physicians. In addition to the interview sessions, applicants will have an opportunity to sit in on classes, have lunch and a tour of campus with current medical students.
"The attitude here is one of helping each other. It's tough getting in, but once you're in, everyone helps each other out. The professors and TAs are always available and willing to take the time to let us figure it out for ourselves and appreciate the subject matter."
Ryan LaFollette, Class of 2012,
Manlius, New York
Interviews are conducted on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning in September and continuing until the end of January. Interview attendees will be informed of the exact arrival time prior to the interview. It is safe to make travel plans on the assumption that 8:30 am would be the earliest you would need to arrive on campus and that your day should conclude around 3:30 pm.
Parking is available on campus for a fee ($14). The weather in Syracuse can sometimes be a bit unpredictable (yes, it snows in Syracuse) so be sure to check the forecast and dress appropriately.
An acceptance decision is made after careful consideration of an applicants qualifications subsequent to the interview. Students are notified as soon as a decision is made, typically 3-4 weeks following the interview.