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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?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"How did you prepare for the MCATs? Did you take any courses?" Report Response

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

"What do you do to relieve stress? Why do you want to be a Dr.?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing out of the ordinary was asked." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing, every question asked was a common question which you should know how to answer for any med school interview. There were no ethics questions, just questions about why you want to be a dr., what you know about downstate, what you do in your spare time, etc." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN comments, was just myself like I had been in every other inteview (experience has helped me with the nerves)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewer. Although she just saw my record that morning, she was really interested in my research and when I got into the room she told me she had questions she was required to ask but that she first wanted to ask about my research and questions and interests she had on it and then ask the required questions and come back to my research. Plus she was really keen on selling the MPH program to me and telling me how I could continue my research for this program since it was worthy of more than a bachelor's thesis." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The admissions office was very disorganized. First, my interview was at 3, everyone in the group had a morning interview, so after the tour and lunch were done at 1:30, I had to sit for an hour and a half by myself in a freezing cold room and just wait for the admissions woman to get me for my interview. Second, the tour was disorganized. Don't get me wrong, the tour guides were great and really enthusiastic, but we were locked out of the first lecture hall we were supposed to go into, then we were locked out of the anatomy lab for 15 min and it was freezing in the basement as we waited, and lunch looked like it was made five min before we got in there (and it all had cranberry sauce on it -- thankfully I got a kosher meal)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing really, I read the neg comments, so I was pretty well informed of what could go wrong." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall it was ok, not the greatest, but by far it was not the worst interview I went on. The people were great and really friendly, even though the school is really run down and needs to get with the times." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/08/2003

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