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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"all of the ones previously mentioned on this site" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"none, the questions were all from a standard list and my interviewer did not even show the coutesy of l;etting me respond before blasting me with the next question in an accusatory tone" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"all of the questions were asked in a manner that made me think the interviewer was annoyed that he had to be there and that he did not think much of the present application pool." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"The school's literature" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"nothing" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the buildings are decripit; the staff represented were rude and very unwelcoming. A few of us were spoken to by some of the administrators there and were stunned at their poor attitude." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I should have heeded the comments on this website. Whereas, there are obviously some decent people at downstate, like everywhere else, the rotten apples far outweigh the good ones. Personally, if you have been accepted elsewhere, I would spare yourself the financial expense of visiting this school-- the broad spectrum of depts and persons I encountered were not indicative of a place that I would send a healthy person, never mind a sick one" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"very negative" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2003

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