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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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 did you study for the MCAT? " Report Response

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

"Explain your research." Report Response

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

"Why do you want to become a doctor? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you do on weekends? (this question took my by surprise since all the others were standard questions up to this point)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school's website, read medical ethics textbooks, read over AMCAS" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the students really go out of their way to help each other out, some nice clinical sites, the individual 24-hour carrels are a nice touch" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing to do in area, the labs don't look that great" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"how deep in Brooklyn this school really is" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a great interviewer (he knew everything about me without even opening up my file), the interview felt like a casual conversation, the students were friendly" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

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?

12/02/2004

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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