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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"So what first brought your attention to Stony Brook?" Report Response

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

"What would you like to know about Stony Brook?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why will you not be sanctioned for unethical practices when you are practicing medicine? (It was actually much more eloquently presented, I'm just paraphrasing)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"see above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, spoke with first years I knew attending the institution, overview of my AMCAS application, review of my initial research into Stony Brook before I applied" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Transcription services offered (I usually like to attend all the classes, so I liked the idea of taking notes for the class), lectures are recorded, online services, extremely approachable students, closely knit community, open-door policy for professors, MD with distinction program, sharing facilities with the undergrads, easy access to transport to NYC, wonderful admissions staff (they talk TO you, not AT you)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The smell of the anatomy labs was much more overwhelming than at the other schools where I've intereviewed (I wondered how safe that was), I'm used to getting by with public transportation but it looks like I'll need to get a car" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I'd have such a blast and meeting such warm people who honestly wanted to tell me about how great the school is." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I took an early LIRR train, so I wouldn't be late and I could take a tour of the environment, so I arrived at 10AM when my interview was at 1:30. The lunch/tour began around 12PM and we were able to see the lecture halls and anatomy labs. My interviewer was a bit late, but it was only because he's such a busy man. The interview itself was very enjoyable. My interviewer was a purebred Stony Brook-er. He was very thorough in his questions, but didn't try to press too hard or give me a difficult time. He had this pleasant jazzy music in the background and occasionally cracked jokes to put me at ease. I couldn't have asked for a better interview." 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/12/2006

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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