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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"How do you study in general?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"She asked me how I studied (I guess she meant what study techniques I use) and how I studied for the MCAT. This wasn't overly interesting, but then again there weren't too many questions and they were all very standard." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No really difficult questions." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read over their website and my application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I love that they have the county hospital pretty much as part of the school. That is incredibly convenient. I also thought that both the students we met and the other people I interviewed with seemed like very bright, accomplished people. Also the residency placement record is pretty good." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Everyone says this school is located in the ghetto, and I thought that some of them were overreacting or maybe hadn't actually really seen what bad parts of LA look like for example, but in fact they were all accurate. It is located in the hood. The school is exactly 2 blocks from the metro stop but at night there are vans to take students to the subway TWO BLOCKS because it is so shady. The facilities are also pretty old and run down. The students who gave the tour did not really have much to say and weren't overly enthusiastic. My interviewer definitely gave the impression that this was the first interview she had ever conducted, and it was a little awkward although she was very nice. Overall I didn't get the sense that there is really too much pride or cohesiveness as a school, and lots of people seems to be 22 years old right out of undergrad. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had worn more comfortable shoes. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I thought the interview experience itself was unimpressive. My interviewer didn't seem organized, the student tour seemed sort of apathetic and pointless, and the neighborhood is horrifying. It is a good school though, and if you live in Park Slope and commute back and forth then you don't actually have to live in the ghetto. Overall, it didn't feel that anybody was really trying to sell me on this school. Plus they told us that will hear back in TEN WEEKS. They insist there are still spots open, but ten weeks is insanely long. This is not my first choice school, but the quality of the education means it is not my last choice either. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/27/2006

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?

1 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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