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  • SUNY - Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine (Brooklyn)
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Brooklyn
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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)?

"why this grade? why the mcat twice?" Report Response

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

"how did you study in undergrad? how do you study now? " Report Response

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

"what are your clinical experiences? don't you think you should have had more clinical experience?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"absolutely nothing (ugh)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Don't you think you could have benefitted from more clinical exposure? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"just relaxed (tried something new this time)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the students' honest impressions of the school; the upperclassmen serve as a really useful support system for the 1st/2nd years; the school really wants to provide its students with the best opportunities possible (including research, study abroad)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"my interviewer, the location (very dreary and boring)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the facilities are a lot nicer than people make them out to be. i expected the anatomy labs to look like holy hell, but,surprisingly, they were nicer than the ones at a few of the schools i've visited." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"well, the reason i gave this one a yellow neutral face was because of my interviewer. i really liked everything about the school (aside from the location) and i think i could fit in really well there. however, my interviewer did not give me the time of day whatsoever. i feel almost cheated. she was rude, she interrupted me several times, she had this attitude like she had better things to do, even from the get-go. she also sat facing away from me as she wrote almost the entire time. i feel like i answered my questions the best i could, but who knows what she thought. the only thing i could gather from her was that she obviously had better things to do. i really wish people like her would not decide to be on the admissions committee. i mean, isn't it optional? i hope others have better interview experiences." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2005

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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