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  • SUNY - Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Stony Brook
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Specific questions about classes I took (what did you read, why did you take this), etc. Why I took such a wide variety of classes (my undergraduate school had an extremely diverse core curriculum)." Report Response

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

"What's your sales pitch?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Stony Brook has very open exams - they are given online and you have three days to take them. If you catch another student cheating, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You state in one of your essays that part of the problem with rising medical costs is that doctors and hospitals perform extraneous tests to avoid lawsuits. You state in your personal statement that your patient (as an EMT) had a condition that couldn't be determined without extensive testing. How do you reconcile those two things?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDNet, read the school's website and literature, nearly missed my train, got lost. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The admissions office was very nice. I can't really say, because I didn't really get to see much of the school, since there are no tours." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No tours. The health sciences building is, er, interesting." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"You are there for interviews and a short presentation about the school. That is it. There is no tour or anything. My faculty interviewer was very nice and conducted a highly structured interview(the February 14th gentleman), but my student interviewer was really tough. He asked a number of stressful questions." Report Response

Tour and Travel

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?

2-3 hours

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?

03/13/2007

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

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