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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 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)?

"Interview was very conversational. I don't remember any specific questions because it just sort of flowed." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Have you seen much of Brooklyn?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why are you interested in coming here?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Had another interview the previous day, so didn't do any additional prep." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Unbelievable case mix and student responsibility at King's County. 100% Step 1 pass rate." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It felt like a medical school stuck in the 80's. Students seemed to think that the natural state of a med student was overwhelmed and unhappy. That's not been my experience at any of the other three schools I've interviewed at so far. A large part of that unhappiness seemed to stem from the traditional curriculum (it's organ-based, which is an innovation of the last decade, but it's also taught mostly by a different PhD every lecture and therefore filled with minutiae that the administration seemed to have no interest in filtering out." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the MD/MPH wasn't granted by a nationally-accredited school of public health." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"For the $60k difference over four years vs. Cornell or Sinai, it's just not worth it to go here." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

2 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2007

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

1 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?

6 out of 10

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