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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"How are you prepared to live in this part of Brooklyn?" Report Response

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

"What do you think about the increasing expenses of medical care?" Report Response

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

"What was your path to med school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why the long, convoluted route to med school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think about medical care expenses in this country now exceeding expenses for education?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"this website, AMCAS app, 2nd app, mock interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The attitude at Downstate- their commitment to use medicine to serve the underpriviliged" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Could have been a nicer area." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would be asked about the economics of medicine." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was an incredibly relaxed interview. It was my first, so I was kind of nervous. But the interview was more like a conversation where my interviewer spent a lot of time yammering away about Downstate and only occasionally stopped to ask me a question or two." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/25/2004

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