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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?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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)?

"How did you prepare for the MCAT? (Apparently, this is a standard question that Downstate requires all interviewers to ask.)" Report Response

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

"Why Downstate?" Report Response

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

"How have you exhibited leadership qualities in your extracurriculars?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How I was able to balance having many extracurriculars and still maintain decent grades." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Of all the people I know in the medical field, who is my role model?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read my AMCAS app, and the school's website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students and faculty were very amiable and approachable. The tour was not too long, but showed key points of the school. My interviewer was very laid-back." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I was a little concerned with the brevity of my interview. 20 minutes is kinda short." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Leave extra time for travel- more than you think you'd need." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was worried after reading several posts about the bad neighborhood and run-down facilities. If you've ever been to NYC outside of Times Square and other touristy places, you'd realize the neighborhood is not dangerous at all. While the facilities are not spectacular, the cheap in-state tuition more than makes up for it. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2003

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