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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?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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 did you study for the MCAT?" Report Response

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

"Are you sure you want to become a doctor? If so, what experiences have reinforced your decision to pursue a career in medicine?" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun? What type of books do you enjoy reading?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I thought the questions were fair." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you like me to convey to the admissions committee? Why not public health?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, AMCAS, past research, Wall Street Journal, NY Times." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Supportive environment and the extensive clinical experience. Students are well respected and the faculty is really committed to providing the best education possible. Good opportunities to get involved in clinical research! My interviewer was very friendly and really tried to make me feel comfortable. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I knew this beforehand because I had already visited the campus. If you're driving, give yourself an additional 15-30 minutes to get to the campus--so many traffic lights! Valet parking was great." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The admissions committee was extremely friendly and accommodating. The medical students were open, honest, and very informative. They were all different in their approaches to medical school, which was much appreciated." 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2008

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 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?

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?

10 out of 10

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