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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?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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 yourself" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to become a physician" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing majorly difficult... just your basic "tell me about yourself" and "why do you want to become a doctor?" " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Strangely, the interviewer started to tell me that if I get accepted to Downstate and a school with a big name such as NYU or Cornell, I'll probably end up there. I guess he was testing me on the dedication to this school but it was strange. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"school website, Kaplan interview questions, my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the staff was extremely nice. When we were taking a tour and walking down the hallway, the current student were wishing us good luck as they were passing by. Everyone seems very happy to go there. The directions to campus very also very precise." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The neighborhood is not the safest I've seen." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was my first interview so I was very nervous. But the staff and students really calmed me down with their jokes and positive attitude. It was nice that there is a hospital right across the street where students work in during their 3rd and 4th yrs. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/05/2004

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