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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What do you do in your free time?" Report Response

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

"Describe an ethical dilemma you faced?" Report Response

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

"Why downstate?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why not Harvard?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why not Harvard?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, SDN, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nothing much, I wasn't IMPRESSED with anything." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The neighborhood really does suck. I've been in NYC 16 years, worked in Harlem and be in other so called ''bad'' neighborhoods and never felt so awkward before. It might have been because I was in a suit." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I would not have time to sit in on classes yet still have 4 hours of downtime!!!! And all the freaking have to do in the waiting room is read up on downstate or read medical journals. The TV isn't connected to cable and there were no Tapes for the VCR! " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Get there, meet the other interviewees, get a brief intro. Go on tour and lunch. go back to waiting room. what was a group of 11 before lunch is now a group of three. wait. wait. wait. wait. wait some more. Wait a little bit. Now it is down to two. Wait. Wait. Wait. Share some of the reading material we found interesting. wait. wait. wait. wait. wait. then wait again. And then the other interviewee leaves. I'm in the room all by myself. I wait, wait, wait and then my interviewer comes. I wasn't sure if it was closed or open file but my interviewer definately didn't read the information about me before hand so I wait, wait, wait for him to read up on me and then we have a speedy interview. No very hard questions. I'm not trying to sound angry at the downtime because I wasn't. I was mainly bored and wish I didn't have to go last but the day was pretty enjoyable." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

Other

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2006

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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