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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

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

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)?

"The second I sat down, my interviewer asked: So, what do you want to know?" Report Response

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

"How do you study? Did you take a prep course for the MCAT?" Report Response

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

"Why Downstate over ____?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing too interesting." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Everything youve told me reinforces what Ive read on paper. Tell me something that I wont find in here." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Other interview experiences. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Clinical exposure and how well Downstate prepares its students for the real world of medicine." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Facilities & Location. The second I crossed the street, dudes were tryin to sell me stuff on the street. Plus there was this really cute girl there whose name I finally got at the end but I will probably never see here again. If you're reading this, thanks for your presence." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"This interview was RIGHT after my finals so I had no time to prepare. I wish I knew that my interviewer would really be probing me to see how much I CARED about the school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very helpful admissions staff. Very laid back and informative interviewer. Overall, a quality interview & tour experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

3 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/20/2006

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?

4 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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