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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

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)?

"Why do you want to do medicine?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your volunteer activities and your research?" Report Response

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

"Since you graduated in May from college, what have you been doing since then?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why did you choose a Spanish major?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"nothing really, all just basic questions" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read SDN, read website, and websites of affiliated hospitals, read AMCAS application and secondary application, and amednews.com" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed like they were really happy there, and everyone raves about Kings Hospital being an excellent experience during your 3rd and 4th years" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The area is not the best in the world and the facilities are a bit run down, but you have to realize that some of the buildings have been there for quite some time. They also really promote independent studying. A lot of schools tend to "baby" their med students, but apparently not so much at all over here. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish i read over my AMCAS application a little more so that i could repeat everything i did because they asked me in the interview to tell them all the volunteer activities that i did, and i didn't remember all of them. So i listed a few of them, but definitely forgot other ones. So knowing your AMCAS applications means being able to recite everything on it without hesitation." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Good experience in general. I was a bit confused about the schedule at first, but basically, for morning interviewers, you have your interview, then you have a small info. session with the dean of admissions, then a tour and a light lunch. For afternoon interviewers, you have your info. session, tour, lunch, and then your interview. But overall, the place was easy to find, when you're walking around the area, just look for the largest and most gothic-looking brown building, and that's King's Hospital. The Science center is right across the street from it and the admissions office is right inside. I just wish they could have given a tour of King's Hospital. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/18/2004

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