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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?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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 don't you have more clinical experience / shadowing?" Report Response

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

"What have you learned from your research experience?" Report Response

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

"Explain what your current job is, and what motivates you in it (I did consulting in my gap year)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Which of your experiences prepared you best for med school, in your opinion?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why don't you have more hands-on patient interaction experience? (E.g. taking patient histories, physicals, etc). Without that experience, how are you sure you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read application; read up on curriculum on school website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Interviewers were incredibly kind and welcoming. Very, very low-stress and casual. Had a biochem / physio professor (PhD, not MD), and a 4th year student. Both read my file extensively and it was obvious they took the time to really understand me beforehand. The student even referred to an specific line in one of my essays and how it really resonated with him." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Both the professor interviewer and my student tour guides asked where else I interviewed (and where accepted). Was kind of awkward...hadn't happened to me in other interviews. It wasn't in an antagonistic kind of way but still seemed a little unprofessional. For instance, after I told my faculty interviewer of two other NYC schools I had interviewed at, he kind of called out their flaws, so that was kinda awkward. Also, in terms of the school itself, the Honors / Pass / Fail pre-clinical seems it would stress students out / make people competitive. And the students said you don't get your exams back (the multiple-choice ones written similarly to boards), so you cannot see which answers you got wrong...that bothered me a lot." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The lunch wasn't great, so I'd eat a bigger breakfast." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, very friendly people! Barbara, in the office, even called me beforehand to make sure I knew how to take the shuttle from the LIRR to the right building. Students seemed happy!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

No Response

How did the tourguide seem?

No Response

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?

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

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

No Response

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

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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