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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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?

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)?

"What is your motivation for going to med school? " Report Response

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

"What would you do if you don't get accepted to med school?" Report Response

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

"What do you do at work?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what is your greatest failure?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"what can you offer stonybrook?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviwed AMCAS and secondary applic, talked to med students, residents and doctors, reviewed school's website, kaplan's medical admissions adviser and tried my suit on the week before to make sure it still fit." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very friendly and helpful admissions office staff and med students. Interviewers were very laid back, not interrogating. Both interviews were more like conversations. The med school is in the hospital building and you get patient exposure at the start of your 1st year. Students are very enthusiastic about the school and say they get a lot of support from faculty, mentors, staff, etc. Only 4 students per cadaver in anatomy lab." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"2 1/2 hour drive from the city, almost impossible to commute if you go here. The building's architecture is very strange-looking-very dark, boxy and prison like. Some facilities are in need of updating. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There's no need to stress over the interviews, really. They just want to get to know you as a person instead of viewing you as another paper application. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everyone from admissions staff to med students to interviewers were very friendly and at ease. Interviewers asked a lot of qustions mostly having to do with my personal statement, work experience and extracurriculars. Conversations flowed naturally. They weren't trying to trip me up or interrogate me. Really made me feel very comfortable to share. All this made me confident I did well. However, I think they're nice to everyone they interview so I really can't say whether their friendly attitude meant I'm accepted." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/05/2006

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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