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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

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)?

"What do you want to know about the school?....x4" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor, not a nurse, etc.?....this was not an offensive question at all, but actually part of the conversation" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why do you want to be a doctor, not a nurse, etc.?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Just that he kept saying what else, what else? It was hard having to keep coming up with things I didn't already know about the school, happy I did though because I learned a lot more than I thought I would." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, school website, my application, amsa survey, MSAR" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were really nice, very enthusiastic. The proximity to the hospitals is nice. The case based learning is a big plus." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities aren't the greatest. The neighborhood is bad, but not as bad as I had heard." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That driving 90 miles to Brooklyn would have taken 3 1/2 hours." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"After a horrendous drive into Brooklyn, during the tail end of rush hour traffic, we were put into a room with several other applicants. We had an informational session and then were taken on a tour. The students were really wonderful and seemed to be extremely happy where they chose to go to school. The facilities were not the best, but again should that be a huge factor in where to go to medical school? My interviewer and I met for 40 minutes. It was a pleasant experience, however I could not get a feeling about how I did, probably not a good sign :( Overall, I did like Downstate more than I thought I would, going to the school really sold me." 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/14/2005

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?

7 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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