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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?

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?

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)?

"tell me a little about yoursel that isn't on the application." Report Response

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

"do you feel high school properly prepared you for downstate in regard to study prep skills." Report Response

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

"why downstate?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"how well do you think your high school prepared you for college? *(why were we talking about high school test preparation?!)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What happened to that verbal score?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"other interivews, read amcas, downstate supp. app, downstate website, gathered questions from the student tour to ask interviewer, sdn" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the building maybe a little crummy in comparrision to other schools, but the experience you get from working at Kings county hospital, will prepare you more than any other med student graduate. student's loved the school, the experience, and the reputation of graduating with having some stuff under your belt" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"lectures are not video taped, the building is old and not beautiful and warm being as how im always cold. no place to get food outside of downstate building." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"don't do valet!!! park at a lot down the street for less $$" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"really good. changed my mind about being on the fence for med school, the clincal experience gained at downstate is incomparable to any other med school and that is the most important tool to have when you graduate. this school is now my number one. the glitz and glamour of other rural or suburban schools doesn't match the exposure you get at downstate." 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?

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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/30/2007

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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