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  • SUNY - Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine (Brooklyn)
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Brooklyn
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

55 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 were your grades lower in second year?" Report Response

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

"How did you prepare for the MCAT?" Report Response

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

"Any specific reasons why you want to be in Brooklyn?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"nothing was too surprising...they have a form of questions that they have to ask everyone. My interviewer filled it out while talking to me." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"She asked me specific questions about my sexual orientation...I found it really unprofessional and offensive..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read SDN forums and info on the school's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I like the clinical experience available and it would be nice living in Brooklyn. Even though the surrounding neighborhood isn't my first choice, you could definitely commute from trendy nearby areas if you wanted." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I thought the students seemed pretty unhappy and unenthusiastic. The school itself was really dreary and the facilities were kind of bare-bones...My interview was also very high stress and the doctor interviewing me asked some pretty insensitive questions. Basically, I'm glad I got into other places." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The lunch wasn't so good, so don't get too excited lol." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This school seemed really behind the times and I was previously really excited about potentially going to downstate until I actually visited..." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Discouraging

How do you rank the facilities?

3 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

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/18/2010

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

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 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?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

4 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I think they should really switch to doing more things online and not by regular mail...it seems pretty slow and wasteful." Report Response

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