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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?

7 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?

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 Downstate?" Report Response

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

"What made you decide you wanted to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What kinds of things did you do during your summer internship?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were accepted at all 4 SUNY schools, which one would you choose?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website, AMCAS" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"enthusiasm of the students, description of the curriculum, helpfulness and friendliness of the admissions staff" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the surrounding neighborhood, but I expected it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had prepared more questions to ask the interviewer about the school" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a good day, the student tour guides were helpful, the interview was low stress. My interviewer seemed interested in what I had to say and had obviously read through my file because he asked specific questions about my clinical experience and extracurriculars" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/04/2007

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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