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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?

4 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)?

"Why did you take time off after college?" Report Response

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

"What type of medicine interests you?" Report Response

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

"What was your reason for some questionable grades in college?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Having come from a relatively sheltered background, why would you like to go to school in Brooklyn?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"In the last few months, what was a difficult situation that you faced and had to overcome?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, website, re-read application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are better than people have made them out to be. The clinical exposure is extremely strong - this a prime example of a large system of hospitals serving an underpriveliged, urban patient population." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The neighborhood is Brooklyn is not nice at all. You have the option of commuting from other parts of NYC, though, so you don't have to live there." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Although it's better than the other SUNYs, it's extremely difficult to get into from out of state." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview was with the Dean of Student Affairs and strangely, he didn't seem all that familiar with the school. The interview was not particularly high pressure, although I undoubtedly did most of the talking." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/04/2003

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