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  • SUNY - Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Stony Brook
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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 medicine? What lead you to choose this field?" Report Response

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

"Describe memorable experiences from your work in the hospital." Report Response

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

"Tell me about X activity." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why were your freshman year grades so bad? (interesting because he was so blunt about it)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you are accepted this year you will earn an MD in 2010 and finish residency say around 2014...what problems will doctors be facing at that time?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, browsed Stony Brook website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. The students I talked to didn't emphasize the in-state tuition as their reason for choosing Stony Brook. It definitely seemed like a place I could be happy spending the next 4 years, especially since the beach is only 10 minutes away (ok its a long island beach, but it's still a beach)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that most of the students live off-campus. Although one person I talked to has a jacuzzi in his apartment and he pays the same amount as you would for on-campus housing, so I figure it may not be such a bad thing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How low stress the interview would be." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall I had a great experience at Stony Brook. My interviewer was very friendly and didn't ask anything particularly challenging or unexpected. It was very relaxed and conversational. All the students were friendly and out going, they seemed like people I would be friends with. The tour was good in that we got to choose where we wanted to go and what we wanted to see which I think made it much more interesting." 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 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

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2005

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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