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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"How did you study for the MCAT? (in group, individually)" Report Response

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

"How do you relax?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Everyone has a defining moment when they realize medicine is for them. What was your defining moment?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why not help people through other means, like counseling, social work or nursing?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, AMCAS App, School Website, Friend at SUNY Downstate Med School" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Welcoming admissions staff, concise visit and laid back atmosphere." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Facilities, neighborhood, interviewer apathy. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I lived with a friend/MS1, who was the main reason why I applied to the school. I came expecting the things that would not impress me so it wasn't too bad. I took the subway from JFK (2-3 hours) and traveled light/inconspicuously to move quickly through the neighborhood. The staff was hardworking, the interview process was brief but organized. My interviewer was a busy clinician, soft spoken and apathetic (as I would expect to be after 10 years of interviewing applicants). He ended up asking me questions that I had already answered earlier in the interview - but I think he meant well in the end. Be sure to pay a visit to Park Slope where many med students live (a more upscale neighborhood)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

JFK

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

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?

10/01/2007

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?

6 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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