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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

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

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)?

"Asked about High School, College course I took in sophomore year, why medicine, mostly questions about extra curricular stuff. Where did medicine advance over the past 10 years? He asked about specific experiences that I have had while volunteering in hospitals, specific experiences that I have had while being in leadership positions in various societies, specific experiences about work, etc... Basically, very specific questions about the experiences that I had written about in my primary application. Possibly secondary as well. Know thyself! He was semi-conversational, but leant more toward the q&a type interviewer. Very nice man, overall." Report Response

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

"The second interviewer was very friendly, she was much more conversational than the first interviewer, and asked questions that related to my primary. There was the ''why medicine?'' question as well. What do you think your role would be at Stony Brook, or what will you contribute to your class? She asked about my research and what made us think that it would be beneficial, and what made us think that it would work in the first place. She asked about presentations and talks that I have done regarding earlier research, and so on. She asked if my faith in God would affect how I practice medicine, and if it would deter me from doing certain things, like if I had to deliver a baby and the mother was in danger of dying if the baby weren't aborted what would I do, and so on. Once again, Know Thyself! " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think are the significant advances that medicine has made in the past 10 years?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"By God's Grace, nothing terribly difficult. My first interviewer took me back to high school and asked me how many students attended my school. This was fine because overcrowding was a problem at my HS and I had a good idea of how many kids attended with me. He also asked me questions about a specific history course I took in college and I had to explain how we had a nutty professor who didn't teach us the material that the course was supposed to cover. Again, nothing terribly difficult, but he did catch certain things that I said and asked me questions based on those things. Nice guy, one of those calm yet stern people. His last name is the same as the Saint who Feb. 14th is named for. He was a stickler for time. Both interviews were 30min long and he made sure that we kept to that limit. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Lots of Prayer, SDN, went over ethical issues, re-read secondary" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The enthusiasm of the Med-students about their choice of school and how well they get along with eachother" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing much. Its true that the building is funny looking from the outside, but we probably wont be outside staring at buildings should we be accepted into Med school, anyway." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I shouldn't have been as nervous as I was for my first interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I'd say that the interviews that I had at Stony Brook went on well. Both interviewers were great. Nothing to really be nervous about. The first one was a Dr: Dr. (Feb. 14th), and the second was a second year med student. They both knew my file well. Dr. V didnt look at my file while talking to me because he had written out notes about topics that he wanted to ask me about. The MS2 didn't look at my file when she was talking to me either, and knew what she wanted to ask me about. Both interviews were very conversational, and both really dealt with my primary app, and the questions were mostly about my extracurriculars. The tour guides were great, the students were warm and seemed like a closeknit, fun group. " 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/20/2007

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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