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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?

50 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 the birth of your child and your difficulties with health insurance." Report Response

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

"Why do you think you were not accepted at X university?" Report Response

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

"Why did you form a corporation if you were already working at another company?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None, really. Most questions were about clarifying my application." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What thing exactly made you want to change your career to become a physician? (this is not actually a difficult question, but it was the most difficult one asked)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"review AMCAS, secondary, Downstate website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Enthusiasm of students, deeper understanding of curriculum." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing. Honestly, after all that I had heard, I was expecting much worse in terms of neighborhood and facilities. But it was actually better than I had expected." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was very casual. The majority of the interviewer's questions were about my personal experiences, not about medicine or my relationship to it. That was a little surprising. I had prepared myself to answer deeper questions about my motivations to go into medicine, or about current issues in medicine. It just never went there. I left knowing I did not blow it, but not really knowing if I had done well." 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?

0-1 hour

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?

01/01/2007

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?

6 out of 10

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