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  • SUNY - Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine (Brooklyn)
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Brooklyn
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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 do you deal with stress, tell me about a stressful experience." Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor, why Brooklyn?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research/employment/volunteer work/etc. What was your goal in these?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why do you want to move from suburban southern California to Brooklyn? (expected)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a stressful situation." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, website, New York Times" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Diversity of patient population, urban location, organ system-based learning blocks. (Stay in the dorms for FREE!!)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Urban location (not much around the campus), old facilities, slightly apathetic/frustrated vibes from some students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Urban desolation (you had to be there...)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Led from holding-tank room to office of Anaesthesiologist, sort of antisocial, reading questions from a canned list and writing answers as I gave them. Not wonderful, but not horrible, decent tour (small campus), crappy lunch. Subsequent subway ride to Manhattan greatly recommended." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/29/2003

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