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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?

30 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 was the most interesting question?

"Nothing in particular - the questions were pretty by-the-book. My interviewer was interested in my previous career and how I decided to get into medicine, wanted to hear about why I was making this huge change." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe a stressful situation and how you handled it. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over schools website so that I could ask them some intellegent questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilites, while not sparkling, are basically comparable to that at other schools I've seen (though fewer computers). The cost - for in state, this school is a serious bargain. The honesty of the students regarding classes, lectures, books. Description of early clinical experiences. Rec facilities are pretty good." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not a very cohesive student body type school. You can tell, in some ways it is an underfunded state school. It just doesn't look pretty." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How nervous some of these out-of-towners get when confronted by an urban, lower-class neighborhood." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, positive. If I get in here, I'm going here - the cost is great. Those of you not liking the neighborhood - I am a 10 year NYC resident, and have lived in a neighborhood right near the school for over two years (it was a 15 minute walk for me to get to my interview). While it isn't pretty, it really isn't dangerous, and you can find a decent apartment near the campus for the same or slightly less than the school housing. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/22/2002

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