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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about a time when you looked up something scientific for your own knowledge. Don't just tell me ''I looked this up one time.'' Tell me what happened that made you look it up, and tell me what you learned, using scientific terms. It does not have to be health- or biology- related. " Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor? What specialty are you interested in?" Report Response

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

"What do your siblings do? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What does __________ mean (in another language...I wrote that I spoke it on my AMCAS)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None, really. It was my fourth interview. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, website, application, slept" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students were really nice, staff was very friendly, anatomy labs are not huge open floors, but smaller rooms with ~6 bodies per room. 2nd years tutor first years. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Well, location is a given... but its Brooklyn.. what do you expect? " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Short interviews are not a bad thing...I got in" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewer couldn't make it, but they didn't find out till 10:00AM rolled around and he was a no-show. They got another doctor, who had not looked at my file at all, to interview me. It was stressful at first, but I kept calm. On top of that, my interview was only ~30 min, adding to the post-interview anxiety. Since then, I got in, and am 99.9999991% sure I'm going there in the fall. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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

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?

10 out of 10

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