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  • SUNY - Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine (Brooklyn)
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Brooklyn
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

3 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)?

"He had a very very long and thorough list of questions that he had to ask. He recorded my answers very thoroughly... Describe your research in as much/little detail as you like. Don't go for a lot of minute details since that's boring, but DO talk a lot about your research and show enthusiasm. " Report Response

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

"Tell me about your community service" Report Response

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

"If you had a patient who was reluctant to speak, how would you get them to open up to you? This is after he complained that I wasn't talkative." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"So...I see that your last name is ____[a name that does not seem to correspond with my ethnicity]. He had my last name circled on my AMCAS!!" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Usually interviews last an hour, but we're 20 minutes short. Do you know why that is? He told me that I didn't seem talkative which made my face fall bc I thought I had been doing pretty well. Whatever, I got in, so don't worry if you get an old senile man who can't hear anything you're saying. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read about the school, this website, practiced with friends. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Great clinical exposure, diverse student body. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities are decrepit, but I really do think that they would be able to offer their students a clinical experience that is hard to find anywhere else in the country. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If your interviewer looks like he's sleeping/looks like he's staring out the window/is hunched over the desk and looks like he's not paying attention to what you're saying, KEEP ON TALKING!!! Don't get discouraged, just yammer on. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I hear that the students you interview with are always a good indication of the type of student body that the school has. The students I was with were so so friendly. One of them even stopped by after her interview to wish my good luck. Overall, I had a great day except at the end of the interview when my interview told me that I hadn't talked enough. But until that point, I thought the interview had been going really well. " 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2005

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?

4 out of 10

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