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  • SUNY - Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Stony Brook
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

5

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)?

"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?" Report Response

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

"MSTP(1): Conversation in Spanish. Very nice individual! Talked about translational research at SB? What were your MCAT scores? Why MSTP? Why SB? MSTP(2): AD researcher. We spoke about her research and a possible project." Report Response

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

"MSTP(3): I haven't read your whole application, tell me about yourself? What are your research interests? Why MSTP? Where do you see yourself in the future? Tell me about lipid rafts. The we had an awesome discussion about the biochemistry of lipid rafts and protein signaling. MSTP(4):Discussed programatical concerns. Why MSTP? Why SB? Where do you see yourself after all your training is completed? What field do you hope to enter? Why neuro? What excites you about neurology and neuroscience? Describe a typical question and how you would go about it experimentally. MSTP (5): Very nice student interviewer. I had the oppotunity to ask him many questions. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked many standard interview questions. I felt prepared for all of them." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See the above statement." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read this site, read various journal articles related to my research, my own research articles, topics of interest (in my case neurology/neuroscience), health disparities, my application and all three essays." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was very encouraged by the collegial atmosphere of the medical school. Especicially the friendly staff, students and the faculty interviewers. I was also encouraged by the diversity of the students and the myriad research and clinical opportunities within the medical school, Cold Spring Harbor Labs and Brookhaven Nationals Labs." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was a privilege to interview there." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I had researched the school and there were not too many surprises. However, the friendliness of the students and faculty was very nice to witness!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I arrived 15min. late to my interview (traffic on the LIE, I came from Westchester (upstate NY). My first interview was with the Dir. of Admis. He was a really cool guy and very understanding. Many of the his questions were from my file and pertained to my research and clinical interests. For the other interviews I traveled to different buildings, meeting various members of the MST program, including the MST Dir. My final interview was with a third year student (in MST). I reall enjoyed chatting with him and learning as much as I could about the program. Overall, I would be very happy pursuing my studies at SB." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2003

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