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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why Downstate?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were at a party with 30-40 guests and you did not know anyone there, how would you behave?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You are on-call at 2 AM and walking on a floor you were unfamiliar with when you pass an open room. You see a patient who appears to be unconscious. Upon closer inspection, you determine that the patient is in cardiac arrest. What do you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reading SDN interview feedback, reviewing my secondary and AMCAS applications." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"New gross anatomy labs are top-of-the-line." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Neighborhood is pretty devoid of cultural life, buildings are old." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The morning and afternoon interviews go on the same tour, so you may end up being there for 6-7 hours as opposed to 2-3 hours." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"More relaxed than I thought it would be; my interviewer did not ask any difficult ethical questions or grill me about my application." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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?

10/30/2008

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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