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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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 did you do in high school besides study?" Report Response

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

"I was asked specifically how I became involved in the things I did. As in how did you find out about this or what did you do to get this." Report Response

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

"My interviewer asked specific questions about anything he found interesting. From a random class I took in college that I practically forgot about to specific questions about my research." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was interviewed by a neuroscientist and I have done research in neurology so I was asked a lot of specific questions about my research. I think Downstate tries to match people with the interviewer so make sure you are very knowledgeable about everything you claim to be knowledgeable about!" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What were you like in high school? First question I was asked, wasn't expecting it and totally threw me off. I couldn't even remember what I was like in high school and babbled through the first awkward minutes of the interview." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, my application, mock interviewing with friends, knew the website and curriculum by heart." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The dinginess of the facilities is totally over-hyped. They aren't out of this world but they aren't too shabby either." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The neighborhood is what it is, and that is Brooklyn. But it is so close to Manhattan and the subway ride to midtown is like 30 minutes tops." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I was definitely over prepared. The interview could not have been more easy going and relaxed." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Relaxed, enjoyable, stress free, and efficient. I had a morning interview and was one my way home by 1." 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/19/2007

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?

10 out of 10

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