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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?

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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Specific questions about resume" Report Response

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

"How many hours do I spend per week studying?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing, I was asked standard questions: How do you study? How did you prepare for the MCAT? Why medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, AMCAS app., Downstate website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"1)The students seemed happy, they didn't look washed up and depressed. 2) University Hospital is attached to the school and King's county hospital is literally across the street." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There was a lot of construction going on while I was there, so a lot of the buildings looked shabby, i.e. they were missing ceilings." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wished that I had known that the people who posted negative comments about the neighborhood are obviously suburbanites or country bumpkins, since Downstate is in a typical new york city neighborhood." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great day, everything went well. There was a lot of down time but I had brought a book, so no big deal. The interview was cool and I didn't have the crazy interviewer that some people mentioned on this website. My interview started out boring, since my interviewer asked me questions off a sheet and wrote all my answers down without even looking at me. But when we digressed and talked about topics not on the sheet the interview got a lot better." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/09/2004

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