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  • SUNY - Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Stony Brook
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?

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?

2

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)?

"Tell me about your family." 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 Medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Are you a mutant? -> 1st/only in family to attend college and the interviewer joked with me about it. :-)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"One interviewer with my file proceeded to ask me questions that were on my file (i.e. did I do research, volunteer work, what was your MCAT score, etc) and I was caught off guard. I just figured that she would have seen that stuff and I was frazzled that I got asked the questions so I was unhappy with my responses. I just tried to stay positive and upbeat, but I wasn't able to adequately outline me and my application in the context of me being a capable medical student and respectable future physician. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read an interview book and prepared an outline from it. Skimmed the WashU bioethics module. Had two mock interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was fantastically friendly. It seems like an incredible learning environment." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location. Its beautiful, but I worry that my wife would be bored out of her mind there." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my second interviewer didn't read the my application. (Note: not her fault, she was a replacement interviewer). Being surprised by a few questions got me started off in a direction I wasn't happy with." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Loved the school and the people. I just wish it was in a slightly busier area." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

$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?

Holiday Inn Express - Ronkonkoma

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/07/2008

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?

5 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?

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?

4 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"No suggestions. The admissions office is incredible, and the faculty and students are exceptionally" Report Response

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