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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

2 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Explain all of your C grades and why you withdrew from your philosophy class. Got me nervous cuz it was at the beginning of interview." Report Response

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

"What is the normal temperature reading if it's measuring the ears? I didn't know so he had to tell me." Report Response

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

"Do you go to a musuem? Do you play musical instruemnts? Tell me about your research and community service. What do your friends do? (not at once, but there was a lot of questions for a 35 min interview, and only a handful of them were answered well by me.) " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the normal body temperature? Yea I messed this one up. I said 97.8 for some reason and had to correct my mistake when the guy gave me a weird look. Blah!" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you know anything about the new therapeutic cancer drugs? I had no idea, he asked after i told him I was interested in Oncology, so it looked pretty bad cuz I wasnt caught up with treatments. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Not much, I decided to just wing it cuz the last one that I prepared for didnt go very well either." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The place seems to be very friendly, students seem happy, and the dorms are pretty nice" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The neighborhood might be on the dangerous side and anatomy lab is in a dark basement. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the school is better than what I expected. Maybe I would have prepared more if I knew about that. I decided after my tour that I wanna go there, but by then it was interview time. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Horrible to say the least. The school was nice but my interview totally stunk. The interviewer didn't seem too happy with any of my answers and I stuttered while explaining my research and clinical experience, and I didnt say a lot of stuff I wanted to. And at times, I was too honest and didn't try to sell myself enough. And me getting the normal body temperature wrong is definitely not good. I dont think i have a shot here anymore. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/28/2005

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

6 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?

9 out of 10

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