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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"How did you study for the MCAT? Why didn't you apply straight out of undergrad? (I am taking a year off)" Report Response

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

"Tell me about ______ course. (asked about many of the non-science courses on my transript)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the most stressful thing that's ever happened to you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why not just teach? (in reference to my extensive TAing experience and rec letters highlighting my teaching ability)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"this website, school's website, read NYTimes daily, thought about questions that are on ''commonly asked interview questions'' on various websites" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"My interviewer was very down-to-earth, very honest, and very helpful. At the end he even gave me some pointers for future interviews- criticism that he did not write down in my file. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the tour was rushed, we didn't get to see the anatomy labs, it didn't feel like the school was trying to impress me at all or make me want to go there" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall this was a pretty low-stress interview experience. The people in the admissions office are amazingly helpful and friendly. The area is not nearly as bad as everyone makes it out to be- and my interviewer was impressed when I told him I had taked the subway to get there. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/18/2007

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?

7 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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