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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"Do you feel that you have the ability to create a patient-physician trust very rapidly with people who will differ from you in race, age, religion, ethics, etc?" Report Response

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

"Some ethical terms I didn't know. It was ok because he explained them, but with all the prep I did I felt like an idiot not knowing them." Report Response

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

"Questions about stem cells, AIDs prevention, preventive care in general." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A patient has a genetic condition that when treated with stem cells from the mother's umbilical cord during a subsequent conception, the condition can be cured. What are the ethical issues behind this decision?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See question above... Also mostly bioethics questions about Jehova's Witnesses, Jehova's Witnesses's kids, changes to the health care system, how preventive care can be effectively conveyed to a generally nonresponsive population." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview, SDN feedback, Understanding Health Policy, Health Care Meltdown, UWash Bioethics Module, reading House of God right now, read over pending publications, read over AMCAS, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students and faculty were really nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"THe campus is next to the undergrads, dental, grad students, etc etc. Although the diversity of clubs and students is nice, seems kind of cramped." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would need to review more advanced bioethics case studies. The ones in the UWash module are very basic and their discussions are heavily oriented towards contemporary law and not patient-physician relations." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interview day is nice and short. Great for people who have jobs/school. My first interview went relatively smooth, the interviewer had an accent so it was hard to understand hiim sometimes, but he was really nice so it was ok. The second interviewer was also really nice and charming, but posed some extremely difficult ethics questions. Just knowing the UWash Bioethics module is not enough - you get to know the laws and ethical decisions and the precedents, but you have to form your own opinions and learn how to apply the module. Lot of healthcare discussion too, which that came much smoother than the bioethics, so that was good." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/13/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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