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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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?

2

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)?

"Tell me about [extracurricular activity]. We went through my file." Report Response

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

"How do you know medicine is right for you?" Report Response

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

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing interesting." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"My faculty interviewer kept asking "Are you SURE you want to go into medicine? I mean...how do you know?" I gave him four thousand answers and he just kept squinting at me...." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Just went over my app and read up on the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"My student interviewer was really nice (and cute...) and the admissions staff was really friendly! The building/facilities were also nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Almost everything, sadly. The tour guides kind of seemed like duds... When we asked one of them why she chose Stony Brook, she fumbled and said, "Well, it's not that I didn't get in anywhere else..." Awkward. They also started bashing other SUNYs which was unprofessional. My interviewer displayed some insecurity about his affiliation with the school, which was REALLY weird and off-putting. I also didn't like the fact that the library closes at 6 on Saturdays (or something like that) and you can't eat in the library (which I need to do while studying!)--these things are important to me but may not be as important to others. Also, the school is in a very suburban area so city-oriented folk need to keep that in mind as well." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known that the school was such a bad fit for me. I would have saved the train fare and let someone else take my interview spot. Oh well." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Definitely a good school, but little things about my interview day just made it clear it was wrong for me. I wanted to go to school in a more urban setting and I think I just got unlucky when it came to my faculty interviewer and tour guides, who just seemed more insecure/defensive about their place there as opposed to enthusiastic and welcoming. The facilities were certainly nice and it's probably cheaper than most schools." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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?

November 2012

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

3 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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