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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?

3 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?

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)?

"How did you decide that you wanted to go into medicine?" Report Response

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

"Describe a standard day at your college. When do you study?" Report Response

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

"Do you know what field of medicine you want to go into? (She understood when I said that I was undecided)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I saw in your recommendations that your teachers describe you as a quiet person, but that's not the impression I'm getting here. How can you explain that?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This website, school's website, AMCAS." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The hosptial being in the same building as the school, with another one right across the street. Also there are many hospitals all around the NY area that you can do your clinical work in." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. The facilities could use some renovation, but all things considered, they are up to acceptable standards. Also, the anatomy labs have two groups of 4 students each working on the same cadaver." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"No matter what time you go, there will be some traffic. Leave extra time, even if you aren't going at rush hour." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was planning on parking in their parking garage, but I happend to find parking on the street. The admissions office is right inside the front entrance. I was brought by the admissions secretary to the interview waiting room. A member of the admissions staff then came in and gave a 15 minute overview of the school. We then had 2 students give a tour of the school, which included lunch in the student center. We then returned to the waiting room. My interviewer got stuck in a meeting, so I ended up waiting for a while. A member of the admissions staff then came to bring me to my interview, which was in the hospital (same building though). My interview was with one of the physicians who is a Downstate graduate. The interview was mostly conversational, with nothing too difficult asked. Most questions were about my AMCAS and my experiences. At the end they have you fill out a form evaluating your student tour guides. Overall a positive experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/11/2005

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

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