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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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)?

"How do you study? In a group or by yourself?" Report Response

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

"What do you know about Brooklyn?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine? Why SUNY Downstate?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You're from a small town, how do you prepare to study in NYC?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you're accepted to all the SUNY's, where would you go and why? Rank the SUNY's." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Visit SDN and school website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewer was friendly and down to earth." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The neighborhood." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"OOS students can gain NY residency in second year." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was a little unconventional. Unlike at other schools that I have interviewed at, everyone here was assigned an interview slot. Not everyone showed up at the same time. The interview was followed by a Q&A session, campus tour, and lunch. Each interviewee was asked to write down 3 questions on a 3x5 and the questions were asked anonymously in the Q&A session." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

JFK

Where did you stay?

Hotel

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?

11/13/2007

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?

2 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

9 out of 10

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