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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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 do you study? How did you study for the MCATs? ***Apparently this question is asked in nearly every interview (this is what two Downstate first years told me)." Report Response

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

"How did you like your undergraduate institution?" Report Response

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

"Asked me how particular courses were in my transcript." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you know what a duvet is?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The admissions office generates a list of 3-10 questions specific to each interviewee. My interviewer was like "The admissions office wants me to ask about x,y,z." " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"look over my AMCAS, read SDN interview feedback." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students and faculty that i met were WONDERFUL. The first years seemed very happy and so laid back. Literally TWENTY hospitals to do your 3rd and 4th year rotations in (plus a few international hospitals). The location is great -- 25mins on the subway to Union Square (NYC), 15mins to Park Slope, and honestly Flatbush, BK is a pretty nice area (if you're used to urban life). " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Aesthetically the hospital and campus are not the best...but you get such great clinical exposure since the hospital is in the center of an enormous community. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"MDs at Downstate won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1998 and 40% of first years live in the dorms across the street." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Some people have interviews in the morning (9am or 10am), and others have them in the afternoon (1pm, 2pm, or 3pm). The tour starts at 11am, goes for about 45mins, then you have lunch with your tour guides and some faculty. The first year tour guides took a few students to an anatomy lecture in the afternoon. My interviewer was very friendly and the interview was conversational." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/10/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

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