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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"You've applied to a lot of schools in the New York area. Why downstate?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"What sports do you play?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you plan on doing after medical school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over AMCAS/secondary essay, SDN, current medical issues, practiced with a friend." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The genuninely nice faculty and students. They really wanted you to like downstate. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location in a bad area of Brooklyn. The facilities could be newer. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview was great. They try to match you up with a faculty member who works in the same field that you are interested in. That made it much easier to discuss why I wanted to go intio medicine. My interview was more like a conversation. He didn't ask any of the typical interview questions. It seemed as if he just wanted to get a feel for me but knew I'd get into the school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

3 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?

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?

10/18/2005

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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