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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 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)?

"What was the most stressful experience you've had?" Report Response

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

"Some trick question about being a doctor and being told by a nurse to not go through with a life-saving procedure. The answer was that the nurse wouldn't have said it in the first place." Report Response

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

"How did you study for the MCAT? What is your learning style in general?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Interviewed the day before." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students were very friendly. Great clinical opportunities, which is what I'm interested in." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I'm not a fan of NYC in general. I had coffee at the cafeteria before the interview and the people there were so miserable it almost made me want to leave." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Going into the interview, I had pretty much no desire to go to Downstate. I went to school in NYC and was completely sick of it and only applied because it would be cheap for me and I thought I had a good chance of getting in. I ended up really loving the school and being really impressed with all the opportunities I would have there. I realized it's about deciding what's more important for me, location or clinical experience." 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?

7+ 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?

JFK

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/04/2008

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

3 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?

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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