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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Describe a stressful situation and how you handled it? " Report Response

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

"Why medicine and why Downstate?" Report Response

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

"What is your biggest concern/question about Downstate? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about a job/activity you enjoy and why you like it" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about what personal traits you have that make medicine a good profession for you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, went over amcas, mock interview " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"how happy the students seemed to be with how the curriculum is set up, the free clinic that's opening in fall 2008 that will be entirely student run, and first year students are allowed to work it " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the location, i'm not a fan of the nyc area and I'm very used to and happy with suburban areas in which streets are clean, cars are undamaged and you can actually have personal space but if you like nyc its right there and its very diverse" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"pot holes in brooklyn are dangerous, that they ask you questions straight off a booklet" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviewer was very nice, as were the majority of persons there, the medical students were awesome and seemed really happy with their decisions. They also said they moved away from the area and only go to the school when necessary bc everything is podcasted. The area is creepy as anything I've ever seen but I may just be sheltered" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

3 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

LGA

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/00/2007

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?

1 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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