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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?

8 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)?

"Why Medicine?" Report Response

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

"What happened with phsyics/ochem?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to come to Downstate?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think is the origin of good and evil? ( I am a philosophy major and had just spoke about my interest in metaethical theory)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think is the origin of good and evil? (Obviously)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"AMCAS, SDN, Supplementary app, website, online interview questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The enthusiasm of the students. The tour guides lauded their experience, although being honest about their work loads. Also, the diversity of both the student body and the surrounding neighborhood is amazing. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The admissions presentation" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That interviews aren't always held in the school, but at offices around the school as well. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great. My interviewer and I had a very casual conversation, both addressing what questions the committee wanted resolved, but also about my personal desires about a medical career." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

LGA

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/05/2007

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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