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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?

10 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 University School of Medicine?" Report Response

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

"How do you see yourself in the medical field in twenty years? (very similar to what they asked in my secondary)" Report Response

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

"What was the most favorite/least favorite thing about working for this hospital/volunteer experience?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If all of the medical schools in the world suddenly stopped accepting any more applicants, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Suppose you are a physician and you were taking care of this patient that has cancer for a long time. One day the patient tells you: I don't want any more treatment, I am tired, I want to spend time with my family. How will you handle this situation?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my AMCAS, my Secondary Application, read the materials on the school's website. Reviewed my interview-prep notes from my other interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Medical students and faculty are genuinely happy to be at SBU SOM." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I need to get a drivers license. They have a horrible public transportation and nobody lives on campus, and the students do not recommend it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it is soooooo far from New York City (2-3 hours by public transportation)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I've been to other interviews in New York State, and so far this has been my favorite. The students gave an amazing tour of the school and my interviewers were very friendly and engaging." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/20/2011

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 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?

4 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Have better accomodations for applicants without a car, such as a student host or the ability to pick an interview time that does not interfere with the travel plans: there is only 1 train every 2 hours from New York...." Report Response

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