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

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

3 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"Why SUNY-Downstate?" Report Response

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

"General questions/''stress interview'' questions" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"N/A" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"N/A" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, School's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The diversity of SUNY, the admissions staff was really nice, cost." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities were a bit old, the area was pretty bad" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"traffic in NYC is horrible, even if you are traveling mid-day. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Honestly I have never written one of these things and this will probably be the only review I will write for SDN, and it is solely for the purpose of giving people hope. I waited so long to write this because I wanted to see what the judgement was on my file before voicing my concerns about my interviewer. The man who interviewed me was rude, short, and would intentionally phrase questions to criticize my application. He asked questions like, ''why didn't you retake the MCAT?'' and ''Why did you major in Biology if you did so poorly in it?'' -both of which I felt like were unfair and/or untrue. At the closing of the interview the man stood up and said ''well if you don't get in here, don't feel bad, we're really looking for some diversity, and you really don't fit the bill''. YET, I did get in, apparently this must have been a ''stress'' interview or else the admissions committee doesn'tt really take into account what the interviewer says. My adivce: be prepared for some rude questions, have some well-thought out answers ready (and witty responses), and you will be fine. Don't let the interviewer's attitude taint your visit as I did. " 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

LGA

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/17/2007

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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