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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

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)?

"Have you ever lived in an urban environment? (What prepares you to live in this neighborhood)" Report Response

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

"How do you study for exams? (How did you study for the MCAT)" Report Response

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

"Tell me more about your research." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None, they were all standard" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What was the most stressful situation you have experienced?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, read over AMCAS/Downstate apps, read newspaper" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students seem genuinely happy there, and the clinical experience is unparalled. The neighborhood is not nearly as bad as I was led to believe upon reading so many negative reviews from the SDN. If you've ever been to true urban areas, this is nothing new. Everyone I spoke with from both the school and community was very friendly. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They didn't have an information or welcome session, the day was pretty much simply the interview, a quick tour (which I missed because my interview ran overtime), and lunch. It could have been much more thorough because I still don't feel I have a great handle on the school. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The transfer station for the R train to the #2 train is actually Pacific Street, not Nevins St, as the website indicated. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviewer spent more time than I would have preferred talking about the courses she taught, and asking specifics about my undergraduate school because her daughter was looking into going to school there. The questions were more formatted than I expected- there was literally a worksheet she had to fill out. I felt she wasn't truly listening to my answers, rather simply asking the necessary questions. It was, however, not at all stressful, and I feel students really have a good support system here- from both peers and faculty." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/13/2004

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