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SUNY - Stony Brook University School of Medicine
SUNY - Stony Brook University School of Medicine
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  • Year founded: 1971
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SUNY - Stony Brook University School of Medicine (SUNY-SB)
Allopathic Medical School
Stony Brook
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 169 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 2 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $21,470
  • Non - Resident Tuition $40,640
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG MCAT 518
  • AVG GPA 3.7
  • LIZZYM Score 72.0

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Admissions Information

  • Health Sciences Center, Level 4, Room 147A
  • Stony Brook 11794
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The School of Medicine at Stony Brook, which consists of eight basic science and 18 clinical departments, is responsible for the pre-clinical and clinical education of students in the five schools of the Health Sciences Center and for the instruction of students in other schools on the campus. The School of Medicine also provides graduate, post-graduate and continuing education. The University's Health Sciences Center was established in 1972 to address the shortage of health care professionals and improve access to the most sophisticated types of medical care for residents of Nassau and Suffolk counties. Today, it is Long Island's only comprehensive academic health center, with a fourfold mission in education, research, patient care and community service. The center consists of five professional schools (Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare), a Public Health Graduate Program and the University Hospital, which is the major teaching facility for the educational programs of the center. The center also operates the Long Island State Veterans Home, a 350-bed facility offering residential and day care for veterans, and maintains affiliations with more than 150 hospitals, clinics, and social and public agencies.

Curriculum

The first year curriculum consists of basic science courses and introductory courses related to patient care. After a course in Microbiology, the second year emphasizes the study of pathophysiology in organ systems. The third year curriculum is patient focused and consists of a twelve week inpatient/outpatient clerkship in medicine, eight week clerkships in surgery and pediatrics; six week clerkships in obstetrics-gynecology and primary care; a four week clerkship in psychiatry and two-week rotations in emergency medicine and radiology or elective month. Medicine in Contemporary Society is part of each of the major clerkships. During the fourth year, the medical student assumes greater patient care responsibilities and continues to acquire clinical and laboratory skills. The curriculum includes: a one-month subinternship (medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, or general surgery), a one-month didactic course (emergency medicine, laboratory medicine, clinical therapeutics, or surgical anatomy), a one-month neurology clerkship, a one-month experience in the surgical subspecialties, a two week block in primary care psychiatry, and additional elective time to complete a total of 8 1/2 months. There is also a requirement that each student complete either coursework or a project in Medicine in Contemporary Society.

Facilities

The Center for Molecular Medicine is designed to meet the specific needs of the School of Medicine's thematic research programs. The center offers facilities for transgenic animal experiments, high resolution NMR, x-ray diffraction, and molecular modeling studies, as well as isolation rooms for experiments using pathogenic organisms. A highly advanced informatics system links researchers to scientists throughout the world. The University campus provides a wide spectrum of activities. Medical students have ready access to all student facilities, including a new student union, an extensive sports complex with indoor and outdoor tracks, pool, squash and racquetball courts, weight room, athletic fields, and 20 tennis courts. In 1999, Stony Brook elevated its entire intercollegiate athletic program to NCAA Division I, competing regularly in football, basketball and lacrosse. The Staller Center for Fine Arts provides an extensive selection of cultural events throughout the year. Professional music, dance, theater, fine art and film are featured, with performances by internationally renowned musicians, dancers, and actors. Students may take advantage of special discounts on many events.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 139
Negatively 16
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.94 162

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.53 118

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"There was a long delay between my submission of all application materials and getting the application complete email, probably because the admissions office does everything manually. It caused a little bit anxiety. I hope the admissions can consider switching to an automatic portal service like what other schools do in the future." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't have students to talk bad about the "few students who attend lecture" and how they are try hards. Everyone learns differently and this was unattractive to me as someone who expects to attend lectures in medical school. Financial Aid counselor was really out of touch to the burden of affording medical school for some low-income students including myself. Claiming that the money wont be an issue and I should not even consider that aspect when choosing a school.... Again, unattractive to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"just keep doing what they're doing, they are super friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they were fantastic!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good job! Thank you!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the great work!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have better accomodations for applicants without a car, such as a student host or the ability to pick an interview time that does not interfere with the travel plans: there is only 1 train every 2 hours from New York...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Nancy Acevedo is amazing! She is on top of her stuff and very efficient." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so kind and considerate. I loved getting to know every staff member and we talked on fi" More from this Member | Report Response

"No suggestions. The admissions office is incredible, and the faculty and students are exceptionally" More from this Member | Report Response

"none :)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why don't you have more clinical experience / shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the role of technology in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions regarding my ECs. I see that you did ___, could you elaborate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very typical questions. Seemed like they more wanted to see how I held up a conversation than wanting to grill me, which was nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"First interviewer had obviously read my file, questions about my disadvantaged status." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? Do you know where and what the Grand Canyon is? Do you know red wood trees? What animal carries the ebola virus?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about [extracurricular activity]. We went through my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked to elaborate on research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student interviewer had questions prepared about my community service work and involvement in global health." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about research experience and community service experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do when not studying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in five years" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose Stony Brook University School of Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you do more clinical work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what motivates you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is healthcare a right or a privilege?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to SB as opposed to some of the other schools you've interviewed at?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What led you to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What music do you listen to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of leadership experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose Stony Brook?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you will react to a patient's death?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the dirty tactics being used in the political race for president?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your clinical volunteer experience, it sounds really interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"all pretty much specific questions about my file, and discussion about what i have done" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Stonybrook?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what brings you to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you're from out-of-state. Why Stony Brook? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"So what's a weakness of yours? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to do an MPH?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do during your research project?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is it you most want to learn about Stonybrook while you are here today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"LOTS of ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions about classes I took (what did you read, why did you take this), etc. Why I took such a wide variety of classes (my undergraduate school had an extremely diverse core curriculum)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about High School, College course I took in sophomore year, why medicine, mostly questions about extra curricular stuff. Where did medicine advance over the past 10 years? He asked about specific experiences that I have had while volunteering in hospitals, specific experiences that I have had while being in leadership positions in various societies, specific experiences about work, etc... Basically, very specific questions about the experiences that I had written about in my primary application. Possibly secondary as well. Know thyself! He was semi-conversational, but leant more toward the q&a type interviewer. Very nice man, overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 25 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you pick your undergraduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I took a roman lit class (also 5 yr ago, my soph yr) and he asked me to speak about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your motivation for going to med school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you seen Borat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself in 15 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"The one about being Catholic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel that you have the ability to create a patient-physician trust very rapidly with people who will differ from you in race, age, religion, ethics, etc?" More from this Member | Report Response

"At what point did you choose to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you decide to take time off between college and medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a medical school? (i didnt really get a chance to answer before we went to something else)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you done any research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an experience that you had with a patient. (So if you don't have any clinical experience, think about what you might say to this.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did you apply? How many schools did you apply to? How many interviews? etc... " More from this Member | Report Response

"What's an issue in medicine that worries you right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your lineage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a driver's license? (I don't). Do you have a learner's permit? Do you plan on getting one?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Choose a medical ethics topic and discuss. (This question was really kind of open ended so I wasn't quite sure what she wanted me to say)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else do you have interviews?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family - occupations, ages, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain you current research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"talk about some ethical issues: any you can think of is fair game" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some things about Stony Brook that you like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your positive features and negative ones? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? What lead you to choose this field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe 1 strength and 1 weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, you loved your job at Baskin Robbins?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with a student who had sex with a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are two attributes of a great doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If the family of your terminally ill patient wanted you to lie about the patient's diagnosis what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your parents? What do they do? Do you have a room at their house? Where do you live? Can you afford an apartment there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of your friends is cheating on test, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for your MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So.. tell me about yourself. Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Alot of it was expanding of stuff found in my amcas...such as tell me more about x extracurricular activity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? (3 minutes later) But Why do YOU want to be a doctor? (1 minute later) What makes you think you can be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A series of questions pertaining to city of residence." More from this Member | Report Response

"basically all questions asking me to elaborate on my activities and academics listed on amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences in high school and college (health related and non-health related)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do for a living?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has the difference between living in NY and coming from KY affected your views of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your most rewarding extracurricular activity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you know the health sciences center is shown on the sailing charts for the area? (We're both big-boat sailors.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics, ethics, ethics!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to go to your undergraduate college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most meaningful experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Stony Brook?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethics question above" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you select your undergraduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the most difficult experience you faced while volunteering." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about yourself. What if not accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what other schools did you apply to? where have you gotten in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked my grades from the previous semester." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? What kind of medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class and why? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Essentially they were mostly in the format "I see you wrote that you did _______ for _______ time, tell me a little more about it."" More from this Member | Report Response

"what about pas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did your father persuade or disuade you from entering any field of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think there are any "bad" drugs out on the market? Please explain. (Note: I have a pharmacy background and was asked a loat of medication management questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where have you interviewed so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else have you applied? Where else have you interviewed/are schedualed to interview? Have you been accepted anywhere (strange because almost nobody hears until the 15th of october). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you pick your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to tell admissions committee about you? Where else have you applied? WHere did you get interviewed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are my role models?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you're not accepted to medical school, what will you do next year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"MD: Tell me a little about your background. Why medicine? Why MSTP? Do you have a particular field you want to go into? Why? What do you do for fun? What if you did not get accepted to MSTP, would you consider MD w/Recognition in research? Why SB? What do you do for fun? What characteristics do you offer to our school? Where do you you see yourself in the furture? I will be defending you infront of the committee, is there anything you want me to tell them about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What career choice would you pursue if medicine doesnt work out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What research are you doing? What would you prefer and why - bench or clinical?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Which of your experiences prepared you best for med school, in your opinion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else did you apply? (The interviewer picked me up from the conference room to the interview location, and this question came up on our way there)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interesting ethical situational questions regarding in vitro fertilization, the high cost, and the inability for doctors to dispense medicine in the state of NY (only pharmacists are allowed to do this)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm a teacher. Would I recommend my students get abortions." More from this Member | Report Response

"He told me about the difficult parts of being a doctor and why despite all that I would want to become one instead of becoming a professor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergraduate institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some interesting ethics questions questions. They were fun. The interviewer played devils advocate." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think a doctor does daily?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in charge of handing out punishments, what would you do to Penn St. regarding the Sandusky/Paterno situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question relating to how my religion may affect my time in school and beyond." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the dumbest thing you did in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If all of the medical schools in the world suddenly stopped accepting any more applicants, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Rank all your schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"what top three books would you recommend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. The whole conversation was interesting with the student interviewer. We went to the same undergrad so we just rambled on and on." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was very crafty with wording his questions. The whole interview turned out to be one of the most interesting ones I've had so far." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Stony Brook?" More from this Member | Report Response

"#2" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where have you traveled?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there was one thing that happened to you last five years, what would it be? And why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were forming a medical school, describe how it would be. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you choose medicine? Why not a lawyer or a businessman?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe some of your past failures." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular. The first interview was conversational and relaxed. The second interviewer was abrasive and blunt." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a mutant? -> 1st/only in family to attend college and the interviewer joked with me about it. :-)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the first step in achieving universal healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an ethical problem you may face as a doctor. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your concerns about healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the wildest thing you've ever done? No REALLY...what is it? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of politics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the key to being a great physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you had 90 seconds to obtain parental consent for a blood transfusion for a child who would die without it, and the parents refused based on their religion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stony Brook has very open exams - they are given online and you have three days to take them. If you catch another student cheating, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did working with the hemiplegic-cerebral palsy child change your view of yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is astrobiology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the significant advances that medicine has made in the past 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could design your own medical school name two integral features." More from this Member | Report Response

"None in particular; both of my interviews were more or less conversations, with a leading question thrown in now and then (Why pick your undergraduate school? How difficult was it to get a summer job at X?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I am a soccer coach, and he asked how I have dealt with problem parents." More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your greatest failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethics question relating to insurance fraud." More from this Member | Report Response

"health care reform" More from this Member | Report Response

"If being Catholic would affect my ability to perform abortions or to engage in certain types of stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A patient has a genetic condition that when treated with stem cells from the mother's umbilical cord during a subsequent conception, the condition can be cured. What are the ethical issues behind this decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any difficulties that you can perceive about being a doctor which give you pause (in your decision to be a doctor)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I would respond to a patient who wants to accept a kidney from an internet ad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you write about X in your essay?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I'm a sick patient and you're a student, why should you be allowed in my room? What do you have to offer me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really...pretty straightforward" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are your best friends going to college, and what are they studying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk to me about an experience you had with a patient. (Very open-ended.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What problems do you think you will face when you begin practicing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a parent refused a life-saving surgery for their child based on their religious beliefs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor. No really, why do YOU want to be a doctor. Okay, so why do you want to do surgery. Why not endocrinology? Why not this? Why not that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I asked you to write a paper on why George W. Bush is a bad president would you be comfortable?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you consider a difficult patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why will you not be sanctioned for unethical practices when you are practicing medicine? (It was actually much more eloquently presented, I'm just paraphrasing)" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really - the interview was kind of bland" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the new surgeon general what would you like to accomplish?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you do not suceed at getting into medical school. Answer as if Applying again was not an option" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me your opinion on a few ethical questions - abortion, physician assisted suicide and managed care." More from this Member | Report Response

"My perception of other cities I have lived in compared to NYC (where I was born and raised)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the US healthcare system" More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire interview was conversational. It was actually pretty damn amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"If it was discovered that a med student is having sexual relations with a psych patient, what would you do if you are on the disciplinary committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the problems with the healthcare system today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to tell the committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why were your freshman year grades so bad? (interesting because he was so blunt about it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What health policy problem is most serious in the country and what should be done to alleviate it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should the consequences be of a medical student who has sex with a psychiatric patienet? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Sooo, you were a biology major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Various ethical dilemmas and how you would handle them." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were horrible and very inappropriate." More from this Member | Report Response

"A question regarding a hypothetical patient and a long history of breast cancer in her family. You want her to undergo testing but insurance won't conver it unless you feel a lump. You don't feel a lump. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are two attributes a great doctor must possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which Broadway musical would you recommend for me to see?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing the interviewer focused on completely inappropriate questions that had nothing to do with my being a physcian." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What good movies do you recommend (stemming from when I mentioned its one of the things I do for fun)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of a new website in which individuals apeal for organ donation by describing their own circumstance (ie telling their sob story)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"no "interesting" questions came up. They were all standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does you last name mean?...I had no clue" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing-- actually, I was the one asking most of the questions. it was very laid-back, more of a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient was 30 minutes late to an appointment, how would you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With your understanding of the health care industry, why do you still want to be a doctor? (we were talking about the managed care aspect of medicine)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sooo, you took chemistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a question regarding a controversial incident in Montreal (where I live)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some things that may pose as means of stress for a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Despite all the challenges facing doctors today, why do you still want to do medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think medicine is for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In terms of your decision to practice medicine, how has the diversity of opinions on tobacco in the state of Kentucky affected you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about the Jazz program at () Music School? (don't worry, this wasn't completely random we were talking about music at the time)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Has there ever been a time when a patient's culture or beliefs led them to not want to be treated by a woman? What did you/could you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Bush is proposing a cap on the amount of money any one person can be recompensed for a malpractice suit. How do you feel about this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer presented a series of real life expamples leading upto questions on medical ethics - embryo research, teen abortion, gene screening, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Much more of a conversation than bullet points, but 1 question I remember/liked: "Talk about an emergency room experience that was truly memorable"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that allowing stem cell research would create a market for women to sell their eggs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There has been a recent movement for doctors to learn "laymans" language to enhance patient interactions and make sure the patients understand their conditions. What do you think about this? " More from this Member | Report Response

"All run of the mill." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. All were standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, my interviewer talked most of the time" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you choose Stony Brook over a medical school in NYC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When do you find time to sleep!?!?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel is a big problem facing children today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you will remain interested in practicing medicine alone after 10 years, or will you need the additional intellectual experience of research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"have you always been committed to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"not sure, it was really mostly conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the doctor of a young child whose family was Jahova's Witness (who don't believe in blood transfusions), and the child was brought in with a severe accident requiring a blood transfusion, what would you do? My Answer: I would talk to the family and explain the situation. Since my patient is the child, I would have to take it upon myself to fight for the child's well-being. While I would try to respect the wishes of the family, I would not be adverse to getting a court order for the blood transfusion." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I child needed a blood transfusion to save his life, but this conflicted with the parents religious beliefs, would you lie to the parents that there is a blood substitute in order to save the childs life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about a patient's religious beliefs if it gets in the way of their care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary was asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary...skimmed my essays at the interview, was pleasant and had a sense of humor. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked a number of thought provoking ethics questions: They were on varied topics such as student cheating, having sex with patients, domestic violence" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of activities would you participate in during your medical school education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"some ethical ?'s/" More from this Member | Report Response

"Almost all the questions were exclusively derived from my AMCAS application or supplemental application essays. It was very laid back and conversational (Although one student in my group did have a bunch of ethics questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think so many female medical school applicants are dancers? Is there a connection?" More from this Member | Report Response

"did you ever play basketball? (natural question since i'm 6'7")" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you like to see in the World Series?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a stance about healthcare for the uninsured? How do you think the issue could be addressed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"First thing my interviewer said: "I got goose bumps reading your application!" Specific questions about my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an experience with a patient that was memorable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like me to tell the admissions committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If euthanasia were practiced in the United States, and a doctor's religious beliefs conflicted with the practice of euthanasia, how should he handle a terminally ill patient who's family wants euthansia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult question you've gotten in your other interviews?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to tell the admissions comittee about you? I've heard from friends that they ask this question quite commonly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are any of my classmates from high school and college in professional areas." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as the most difficult question I was asked (see below)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked many standard interview questions. I felt prepared for all of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you caught your fellow student cheating, would you report her? ( Stony Brook has a honor code system. So my answer was suppose to be yes. But I said I am not sure. He seemed to be satisfied with the answer and said he appreciated my honesty)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think Dr. Kavorkian's legacy will be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I dont remember. It was very informal. My interviewer had read my entire file and was well prepared. It was more conversational than stressful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does being immigrant child affect your desire to become a physician? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a negative aspect in working in a hospital? (i'm working in a hospital right now for the year). " More from this Member | Report Response

"What can we do to increase the amount of black male applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

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Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

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8.00 2

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

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5.50 2

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

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5.50 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

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7.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

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"It's an amazing collaborative community. The administration is EXTREMELY responsive to student concerns. They have ample student representation throughout the administration." | Report Response

"Great camaraderie, amazing clinical experiences" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"The admissions process could have been run better (including the food which is not representative of the good food at the school)." | Report Response

"Malignant internal medicine, far from NYC" | Report Response

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