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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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 will you handle living in NYC/Brooklyn? What is your support system/how will you deal with stress?" Report Response

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

"How did you study for the MCAT?" Report Response

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

"What was one challenging course you had and how did you deal with it, if there are any?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What personal accomplishment is memorable/valuable? The writing about a picture was also interesting (doesn't affect admissions though)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think your verbal section score accurately reflects your critical thinking analysis? More follow up questions about this (I had a low verbal section)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I looked on the website which was very easy to navigate." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How friendly my interviewer was, how much time he took to get to know me, how well he knew my application, how much time he took to answer my questions" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities are old and look worn, but I can't really say it's unexpected, given how old the school is and its location" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I knew how much longer it would take to get to the school from my hotel which was only 1.5 miles away during morning traffic. I come from a highly populated area. I was pretty frantic when I realized that I was going to be late, even when I thought I had accounted for traffic. Don't trust Google Maps for time estimates." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The students were evidently very happy with their school and made some great selling points about the clinical education provided here, many of which I didn't think about prior to interviewing here." 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

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

JFK

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

The Brooklyn A Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

Yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

Late October/Early November

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

8 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The admissions office can be a little warm, even if it is a chilly day. More variety of snacks and drinks like tea or coffee would be a huge plus for morning interviewers." Report Response

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