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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?

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)?

"I think the first thing on the form is they ask you to explain any poor grades - so don't be shocked if they ask you about your one C+ - it seems like just an opportunity to give an explanation if you have one." Report Response

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

"How did you prepare for MCATs?" Report Response

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

"Why Downstate? What do you know about Downstate? - they really seem to like that they had a nobel prize winner in '98, so read about it on their site and tell them that it impressed you and talk about it." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you deal with stress?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing so much. They have a form that all interviewers get and my interviewer basically stuck to the form so I had seen most of the questions posted on this site." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interveiw; this site." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Warmth of staff who seem eager to let students in and get them involved in anything." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Facilities could be nicer, but I didn't expect more from brooklyn." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Plan extra travel time." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/22/2003

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