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  • SUNY - Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine (Brooklyn)
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Brooklyn
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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 does ___ mean on your transcript?" Report Response

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

"What do you think of your MCATs?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go to school here?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked to describe how I spend my free time hour by hour. Not a hard question, but it took me off-guard at first. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why didn't you do better on your MCATs?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, website, read over AMCAS, read healthcare news" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students are enthusiastic, amazing clinical experience at Kings County Hospital. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"poorly organized interview day - I had 2.5 hours of downtime, and wasn't given any way of exploring the hospital. My interviewer was too busy to concentrate on me, and finally gave up and took me down to the floor with him. Be prepared to get all your positive points accross bluntly - you may not have enough time/attention to do it normally. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I now know that Downstate has a very slow admissions process. Don't be surprised if they take 3 months to get back to you or if they send you a ''no decision'' letter. " 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/08/2007

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?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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