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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"It seems like you had a lot on your plate, how did you handle it? " Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing much, My interviewer was extremely nice and laid back. He seemed overall impressed with my listed activities, work experience, and recommendation letters. His questions pertained to the file mostly." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing, every question was pretty simple and straight forward. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This website, Downstate website, AMCAS application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone (faculty, students, security personnel) seemed real welcoming and friendly. The students who gave us the tour told us we would see things here that we wouldn't see anywhere else due to the large diversity in the area. Plus, we get huge clinical exposure and research opportunities. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing at all. The school is great. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The new renovations at the hospital. There is going to be a new surgery ward that should be completed by the end of this academic year. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was a little nervous at first since it was my first interview, but the interview was real laid-back. All the other prospective students said their interviewers were really cool too. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/13/2005

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