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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?

9 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)?

"basic. Why being a doctor and not research? I see you are very passionate about what you do" Report Response

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

"how will you pay for school? I paid fully for my undergraduate educatioin" Report Response

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

"Really detailed facts about school, like what was invented in the school, any specific doctors, and other trivial questions that most people don't give a damn about." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I see you want to go to a medical school, but you don't really show that you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"so what else did you do? (after going over all of my extracurricular activities)and then came back to that question about 3 more times" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read this site, read the brochures that they gave out before interview, also went on their site" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the clinical experience, their block scheduling although most schools do it now" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the facility is even scarier then i imagined, the labs are hurrendous, but hey what do you expect for 18,000$ , plus you are there to get experience" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that there was no parking, and even if they tell you that you can vallet, don't believe it the valet guys were not even in sight" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I enjoyed it because we shared the same resource interests, but I felt like the guy was really milking me. He basically interrogated me for an hour and a half, but I think he really wanted the best for me. Something different to write for the committee" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/14/2004

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