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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?

7 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)?

"Why did your grades drop during your sophmore year?" Report Response

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

"What do you think about your MCAT score?" Report Response

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

"What have you been doing since graduating from undergrad? Exactly how many hours per day (They wanted to know everything)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why do you consider yourself economically disadvantaged yet went to that undergrad (expensive and very competitive)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about all you unergrad jobs (since freshman year, exactly how many hours per week etc) Didn't really remember everything is so much detail." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read materials for the school, read their wedsite" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students there seem to like it and were happy with their decision. The amount of clinical experience they got." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview was too long and draining. I got really tired of talking. my mouth was dry. Bring a bottle of water with you for this one." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"how tough this school really is. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewer was late and the interview was too long. I left there feeling inadequate, like what I was doing now was not impressive whereas some higher ranked schools did find what I was doing very interesting and admirable. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/17/2003

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