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  • SUNY - Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Stony Brook
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?

8 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)?

"Did you know the health sciences center is shown on the sailing charts for the area? (We're both big-boat sailors.)" Report Response

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

"What would you do if a parent's beliefs got in the way of what you thought needed to be done to treat their child? This turned into a pretty long conversation." Report Response

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

"Do you have a success story (from the period when you worked with adjudicated adolescent boys)? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Has there ever been a time when a patient's culture or beliefs led them to not want to be treated by a woman? What did you/could you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Is there/should there be a theory of medical feminism? (I had a women's studies essay published in college.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread secondaries and AMCAS, checked out curriculum and programs again, read sdn, took a cleansing breath." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I had no idea that Long Island could be that beautiful. It looked like Greenwich but without the mansions. My boyfriend spent the day photographing at nearby wildlife preserves." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour gave me less sense of the place than other tours. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There are no inexpensive hotels in the area. Holiday Inn Express was $135 with AAA discount. oh well, it was comfy and had wireless internet." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I liked the school a lot and would go there over some of the private schools I applied to, but I felt like the staff didn't work to sell it like other schools had (BU and Upstate). The students sent in to give us a tour and answer our questions were friendly but had nothing in particular to talk to us about. The unstructured nature of it meant there were holes in my knowledge when I left. Someone should give a presentation laying out the basics. The assistant director of admissions said the school "sells itself". My interviewer was a great guy who took genuine interest in me, knew my application as well as I did (he quoted from my AMCAS essay twice!), and gave me a chance to get many aspects of myself across. He was heavy into the ethical stuff, but that's ok by me. We covered a lot of ground in an hour." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/11/2004

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