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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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)?

"What was your inspiration to study medicine?" Report Response

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

"Have you ever seen expert testimony from a physician in a courtroom?" Report Response

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

"What do you do to relax?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Your background suggests you should be a lawyer, why do you want to go into medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a difficult situation you had to deal with as part of your clinical experience. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school seems to have everything you would need for a good education. Administration seems cooperative and flexible. Residency placements are excellent. Top-notch trauma center. Affiliation with Kings County Hospital and various others throughout NYC. Students raved about amazing clinical exposure, which is possible in the first year, and later on students said they basically managed their own patients. Libary was supposedly very good." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Facilities was bare-bones, old, or decrepit. Neighborhood is not pretty, though it is accessible to Manhattan. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They don't show you the dorms or Kings County Hospital." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was fairly intensive, but non-confrontational. I was expected to have significant exposure to my field of interest, which I felt I lacked somewhat. However, my interviewer, a psychiatrist, was very interested in me and my background and I felt I was treated with respect at all times. I was asked many questions relevant to my specific interests. My interviewer did not have too much knowledge of the med school curriculum, though." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2006

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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