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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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 interest in Downstate? In medicine?" Report Response

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

"How do you handle stress?" Report Response

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

"How do you study?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing really. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There wasn't one. However, this doesn't mean that things are a breeze. You should really know yourself and be able to explain your committment to medicine/ Downstate." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread my AMCAS app and Downstate secondary, SDN website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The niceness of the staff, the satisfaction of the students" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The experience overall was very good. The staff in the admissions office was nice, and the interview was more conversational. My interviewer and I talked about our respective research and I believe that we clicked on a lot of things. Now to address something I've consistently seen written about Downstate: People have posted complaints about the quality of the facilities and in the same breath have praised the low tuition. If Downstate charges almost half of what other schools charge, one cannot expect state of the art facilities. That is the trade off! If fancy classrooms and anatomy labs are what you desire then, if you can, attend a more expensive school. I found the facilities to be very adequate. I think anyone who interviews at Downstate needs to maintain this perspective." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/20/2004

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