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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?

5 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)?

"How did you study for the MCAT? (the interviewer said it was from a list of questions she had to ask)" Report Response

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

"If something happened in your family during medical school, what would you do?" Report Response

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

"What kind of research did you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you de-stress?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you got accepted to Downstate and the medical school of your university (I went to an Ivy League school), you would pick the later over the former, right? So it was basically, are you concerned about the name of the school where you go to and convince the interviewer that I truly wanted to attend Downstate, which I did." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, talked to a student there, Downstate website, talked to friends who interviewed there" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Someone personally escorts you from the waiting area to your interviewer." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities don't look so great but they are serviceable so I didn't really mind. Anesthetics are not the reason I'm going to this med school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. A friend had shown me around the school prior to my interview. But on the tour, they don't show people the dorms, which are nothing marvel at." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewer was really nice and it seemed like she was really trying to convince me to go to the school so it was half interview and half recruitment." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/20/2004

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