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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

2 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"Why do you have 2 W's (my first and only interview where any specific grades were asked about, kind of caught me off-guard)." Report Response

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

"Describe you research?" Report Response

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

"Describe your upward trend from beginning of undergrad through grad school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Question # 3" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Question # 1" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewed file" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Student tour was very well done, the school seems to be a very hands-on-experience driven institution. The student body seems to be happy and tight-knit." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location is a double-edge sword (bad area, great clinical exposure). Might be a culture shock for someone with little experience in a urban environment." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewer, although nice towards me, seemed to be rather harried and frustrated that day. We kept getting interrupted constantly, so the interview itself was a bit choppy and rather quick. I did my best to convey my interest in the school and answer the questions (all of which were pretty standard) in the time alotted. Keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for the best." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

01/15/2009

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?

7 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?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None. The interview process was straightforward and well-run." Report Response

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