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  • SUNY - Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine (Brooklyn)
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Brooklyn
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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?

Open file

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

"Some specific questions regarding my career motivations that referenced my personal statement." Report Response

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

"How do you study? How did you prepare for the MCAT? How do you handle stress?" Report Response

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

"What are your hobbies and outside interests?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You now have the opportunity to directly address the adcom, what would you like to say to them?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

No Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Used the SDN interview feedback to compile questions, then had a mock interview with a friend. This was after reviewing my application and the Downstate website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The student tour guides were incredibly enthusiastic about the school, everyone highlighted the clinical training as a strength of Downstate's program." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The wait period between tour and interview. Rather than leaving us in a room with just the other applicants, it might have been better to give us more time to talk to current students and/or faculty." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I would have liked to know more about the current curricular changes, these aren't apparent on the website." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewer had a form from which he read pre-determined questions. There were also some handwritten questions regarding 'gaps' in my application that had been handwritten by the adcom. These centered on things like the 'W' on my transcript and the lack of shadowing." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/07/2012

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?

8 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?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 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?

"Most post-secondary contact is via post, I'd recommend shifting to more electronic communication." Report Response

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