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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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)?

"Why did you choose Stony Brook?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your life, starting from wherever you want. " Report Response

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

"What was the hardest course you took?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What made you choose medicine? Why not a lawyer or a businessman?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, reread AMCAS application, ethics questions and healthcare systems in general" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"facilities were very nice, and all the lecture halls are connected in one building; only thing is that the building is a maze of its own. a close-knit campus where everyone helps each other out. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"you need a car to get around the campus, there are no public buses except the one that takes you from the train station to the campus." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"For your 2 interviews, they can be a doctor and a med student OR 2 doctors. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school - known for research, great residency match. Not that it matters, but the campus is right across from the undergrad campus. Stony Brook is known for their tough questions and ethics questions, but fortunately I wasn't asked any from my 2 interviews." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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?

12/15/2008

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?

6 out of 10

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

7 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?

9 out of 10

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