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  • SUNY - Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine (Brooklyn)
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Brooklyn, NY
Individual Feedback 5 319 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 211
Negatively 61
No change 40

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.38 311

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.16 218

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
6.17 173

0 = low, 10 = high

Was this interview in-person or virtual?

Response # Responders
In Person 1
Virtual 3

Questions

How long was the interview?

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5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 2
20 minutes 6
25 minutes 7
30 minutes 25
35 minutes 20
40 minutes 24
45 minutes 63
50 minutes 46
55 minutes 7
60+ minutes 117

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 300
At a regional location 8
At another location 5

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 310
In a group 1

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 299
Closed file 11

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.03 311

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Describe a situation where you took on a leadership role." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How and how many hours I studied for school, the MCAT, and before an exam" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How many hours per week did I study in college" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How I studied for the MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Asked about my low GPA freshman year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Reasons why I got 2 B minuses" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Grades, grades, grades" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Conversational style. Asked me about my interests, activities from undergrad, job, etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What social support do you have for during medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you struggle in organic chemistry?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you approach academic challenges" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a stressful situation and what was the outcome and what did you learn from it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you handle living in NYC/Brooklyn? What is your support system/how will you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Specific questions about some of my activities" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how did you study for mcat" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Specific questions about red flags in my application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you see yourself as a leader?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you manage stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you study in college? How did you study for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What else do you want us to know?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think medical school is like?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Specific questions about my AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have a support system in New York City?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you know about Brooklyn and do you think you will fit in this environment?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Downstate has a book of questions that everyone gets asked. Among them are some very generic questions like: How do you study now? How did you study in college? How did you Study for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why didn't you submit your secondary to Downstate last cycle?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Some specific questions regarding my career motivations that referenced my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to come to New York? (I am from California)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research as if I know nothing about science." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why were your grades lower in second year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain the withdrawals on your transcript." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you study for your MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you raise MCAT score/Why Medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Give an example of a stressful situation and how you handled it" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do want an MD/MPH?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your volunteer experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you want me to say to the admissions board on your behalf?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? Why Downstate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you handle stress? Have you ever lost control and what were the consequences if you did?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"did your parents want you to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You got great grades-- how did you study? How did you study for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why downstate." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me why you got so so and so grade? (to be expected since my gpa was atrocious.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about a stressful situation" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you extra curriculars? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's an ethical dilemma you've faced? Did you do the right thing?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you study? How did you study for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When did you decided to do medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you choose medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the most stressful experience you've had?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"dont remember the first question... your grades are excellent, as if your MCAT score, how did you study?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Can you clarify the sequence of some of these classes on the AMCAS application?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how did you study for the mcats? did you think the test was fair? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you consider as an academic strength/weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you study? In a group or by yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your red flags?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Interview was very conversational. I don't remember any specific questions because it just sort of flowed." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a stressful situation and how you handled it? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of Brooklyn?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you study/did you for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your clinical exprience" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you think you will do as a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Any leadership experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your non-academic interests/hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about one of your research experiences in detail." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What does ___ mean on your transcript?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a time when you looked up something scientific for your own knowledge. Don't just tell me ''I looked this up one time.'' Tell me what happened that made you look it up, and tell me what you learned, using scientific terms. It does not have to be health- or biology- related. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What did you do in high school besides study?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me a little about yoursel that isn't on the application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The second I sat down, my interviewer asked: So, what do you want to know?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your sexual assault counseling experiences." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you prepare for mcat? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain this aspect of your MCAT. How did you study for the MCAT? Explain this grade on your transcript." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your inspiration to study medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do to relax/out of class?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you handle stress" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why the big MCAT score jump?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where are you from?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the most difficult thing you have gone through?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how did u prep for mcat?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about any medical related work you have done?(basically explain the AMCAS application)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why med" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why do you want to go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is religion important in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a stressful situation and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why I want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Y did u get a C?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why med school? Why downstate? Describe yourself. How did you prepare for MCAT? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about the birth of your child and your difficulties with health insurance." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your low grade?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Clarify what you did between certain dates on your AMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you know what section of the MCAT med schools consider the most important? (He said Verbal Reasoning) " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you arrive at medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your international medical experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"He had a very very long and thorough list of questions that he had to ask. He recorded my answers very thoroughly... Describe your research in as much/little detail as you like. Don't go for a lot of minute details since that's boring, but DO talk a lot about your research and show enthusiasm. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your favorite part of Peru" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you want to know about the school?....x4" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do u do in ur free time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you study for MCATs." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"My interviewer asked what school's I applied to and where I'd interviewed, I answered honestly and he told me he knew I'd get in to them and asked me why I would want to go to SUNY-Downstate instead." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you know what you want to do with your life at the age of 21?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how many hours do you study each night?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you decide that you wanted to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your lower grades in ___ semester." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You've applied to a lot of schools in the New York area. Why downstate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain all of your C grades and why you withdrew from your philosophy class. Got me nervous cuz it was at the beginning of interview." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you study for the MCAT? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you study?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why this grade? why the mcat twice?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you study? How did you study for the MCATs? ***Apparently this question is asked in nearly every interview (this is what two Downstate first years told me)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What clinical experiences have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Your MCAT score, explain" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a dr?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"It seems like you had a lot on your plate, how did you handle it? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you study in medical school." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why didn't you become a classics professor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? Why not piano? Why don’t you teach physics since you’re so good at it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I see you were involved in many things during college (work, volunteering specifics, lived at home (distractions)etc..) when did you have leisure time? What did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are your grades low? Because I work two jobs and help pay my moms rent while living on my own and going to school full time. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"basic. Why being a doctor and not research? I see you are very passionate about what you do" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"all questions were speicific to my personal file" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your path to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do your parents do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how are your study skills?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you study for the MCAT? (the interviewer said it was from a list of questions she had to ask)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Didn't really have specific questions, mostly just chatted about things that were in my file. Talked about books to read etc. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to do medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"questions specific to my amcas application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is my support system?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How are you prepared to live in this part of Brooklyn?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's the difference between education and literacy? Are you literate?...proceeds to prove me wrong with trivia!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you expect to be doing 10-15 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you study for the MCATs" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your interest in Downstate? In medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you decide to pursue medicine as a career? What do you see yourself doing in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you prepare for the MCATs?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you study for the Mcat?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Since it was pretty much a conversation, I can't really remember specific questions!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you arrive at the decision to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you chose to go to MIT? Did you consider Harvard at all? or Princeton?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What stresses you out/how do you deal with stress" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever lived in an urban environment? (What prepares you to live in this neighborhood)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why downstate " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where have you traveled? (one of my ECs in AMCAS was about my love for traveling)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What does your mother do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Just get to know you questions like how do you study, how did you prepare for your mcats, some application questions about my grades, community work, volunteer work, etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any family members who are physicians? Friends of the family?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you deal with a stressful situation" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you get a B in this class, were you too busy doing wasting time doing other things? What? is this 2nd grade" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Compare your grad and undergrad ;How many hours a week do/did you devote to studying? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? When and how did you know you wanted to go into medicine? Why Downstate? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what other schools are you applying to?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you teach following undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Downstate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name a stressful situation and how handled it " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why did you choose your undergrad school" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Downstate, Why do you want to be a doctor, grades, MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did your grades drop during your sophmore year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your most memorable/significant clinical experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All related to clarfying things on my AMCAS app. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"all of the ones previously mentioned on this site" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Downstate? What do you know about Downstate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When did you know that you wanted to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"10 standard interview questions: Research experience? MCAT preparation? Studying habits? Hobbies? Why Medicine? When did you decide Medicine? Why Downstate? What are you doing now? Where do you see yourself in 10-15 years? How did you like [undergraduate institution]?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you take time off? Describe your research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"many questions that clearly violate the civil rights act of 1964" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are your graduate school grades so much higher than your undergraduate grades?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you want to become a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with stress, tell me about a stressful experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I think the first thing on the form is they ask you to explain any poor grades - so don't be shocked if they ask you about your one C+ - it seems like just an opportunity to give an explanation if you have one." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All of the questions my interviewer asked of me were either said in a very angry tone or were very crazy. I know that sounds hard to believe but read the other horror stories about this school above and you will see what I mean." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why bother going into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you prepare for your MCATs? Why do you want to go Downstate? What type of medicine interests you? Are you really sure that you want to go into medicine? Tell me about a difficult situation and how you handled it? What do you get stressed out by? How do you relieve stress? Where have you volunteered? Why? What did you get out of it? Why did you choose to go to the undergrad you went to? How do you study (where, how much, when)? What do you do for fun? What do you like to do in your spare time? What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your opinion of drug companies in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you prepare for the MCAT? (Apparently, this is a standard question that Downstate requires all interviewers to ask.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why did you choose your high school" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a difficult situation (very common question for most Downstate interviewees, apparently)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you prepare for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was a difficult situation you were in and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your freetime?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You must be a very lonely person? I would swear on a bible that this came out of nowhere. Im not sure if this was a stress interview ?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you take time off after college?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What clinical experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"did you work while attending school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do I want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What type of books do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why this school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you take time off?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me more about (insert experience)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"when did you decide to be pre-med?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"WHy did u chose to go to the undergrad you went to" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Please explain a low course grade." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what was a difficult situation you encountered and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you prepare for your MCATs?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What made you decide you want to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you study during undergrad? Did you prefer to study alone or in groups?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talk about a challenge/struggle" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your clinical experience(s)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did I know I wanted to become a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Asked about a course I didn't do well in." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Asked about how I improved my GPA through college" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Asked me about my job." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a challenge you had to overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How long I studied for the MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you study for MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Lets say you're in a high stress situation, with tons of exams in one week, how do you deal with the stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Specific questions about weak points in your application" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"explain a low grade in a particular class" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what did you change to prepare for your second mcat?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a stressful stituation and how did you deal with it" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about connections you have to NYC." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you study in school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do outside of school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think you are prepared to live in Brooklyn?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would you live on campus or at home? (I'm a close-ish NY resident)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How you handle stress" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do when you are under stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a stressful situation in your life and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a challenge in your life, and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a difficult or stressful situation and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your academic record (took a confusing sequence of courses)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Asked for a detailed summary of the clinical research I am involved in." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you study? How did you prepare for the MCAT? How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you list these fields of medicine as your interests?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you improve from applying last year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you prepare for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to come to NYC (OOS)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you handle stress/What stresses you out" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What clinical experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you study for exams?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a time in which you were stressed?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What other NYC schools have you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you study? How did you study for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research/job?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Beside from your academic acheivements what are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your research, leadership experience, and community service." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about your research? and follow up ?'s on it" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in ten years." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine, Why Downstate" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Clinical experience" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you handle stress" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe you research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you worked in basic science research? Tell me about what you do." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When did you know you wanted to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you sure you want to become a doctor? If so, what experiences have reinforced your decision to pursue a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you a good test taker?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your greatest strength?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about ______ (lots of questions about my ECs)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Some trick question about being a doctor and being told by a nurse to not go through with a life-saving procedure. The answer was that the nurse wouldn't have said it in the first place." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a situation where you demonstrated leadership." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"has anyone tried to dissuade you from going into medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have an hesitations in going into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you know about Brooklyn?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How has your MPH enhanced your competitiveness?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why SUNY-Downstate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine and why Downstate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You were a bio major. Why is your bio MCAT your lowest (not that low, just PS and V were better)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What fields of medicine interest you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you study for the MCAT? Why didn't you apply straight out of undergrad? (I am taking a year off)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you study for the MCAT? (in group, individually)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What EC activities did you participate in during college?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What made you decide you wanted to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what types of community service activities have you done" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will your job/ activities/ past expereinces translate to your medical school expereince?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your extracurricular activities." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What extracurricular and community service activities have you participated in?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of your MCATs?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What happened with phsyics/ochem?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me a time in your life when you experienced a lot of stress. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you prepare for the MCATs? How you study usually?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor? What specialty are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was asked specifically how I became involved in the things I did. As in how did you find out about this or what did you do to get this." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"do you feel high school properly prepared you for downstate in regard to study prep skills." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What field of medicine do you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you study? Did you take a prep course for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You seem like a soft spoke person, how have you handled all of the leadership positions you've worked in the past?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you study for the MCAT? How do you study in general?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a stressful situation; how did you cope?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your clinical experiences. What motivated you to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever seen expert testimony from a physician in a courtroom?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about the classes you're taking." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what is your research about?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you study" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine after social services?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any specific memory from your summer shadowing job?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe an ethical dilemma you faced?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what specifically about downstate do you like?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your research ." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"a few required questions from a sheet with a contemptuous tone aimed at the admissions committee for making him ask them" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you been to Brooklyn?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you do to releave stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you apply to SUNY Downstate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What sparked your interest in medicine? Please describe the defining moment. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you study in general?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe clinical experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do outside of work?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 10 yrs? What happens if you theoretically don't become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you think you were not accepted at X university?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What lead you to want to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of research are you doing? Explain. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you working now? Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the best way to learn? (He told me it was by teaching) " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The researtch question I already mentioned?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your community service" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you study for exams? In groups or by yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the most difficult experience that I've dealt with?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you notice any personality differences between the neurologists and the urologists you worked for" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor, not a nurse, etc.?....this was not an offensive question at all, but actually part of the conversation" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What part of medicine do u want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain why you did not do too well on the verbal section of the MCAT." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes you think that you survive the rigorous medical curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a standard day at your college. When do you study?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do that's not related to medicine (as in, what do you do for yourself)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the normal temperature reading if it's measuring the ears? I didn't know so he had to tell me." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how did you study in undergrad? how do you study now? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you like your undergraduate institution?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose your undergraduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why was your verbal section so much lower than the other sections on your MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I talked of community outreach he said give me example of doing it, I was lucky in that I just started a new project" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you relax? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What will you do if you are having diffiuculty with class work or pressures in life." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how did you prepare for the mcat" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you been to Brooklyn before? How did you get here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you study?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What community service have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your plans for medical school, live on/off campus or at home?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how will you pay for school? I paid fully for my undergraduate educatioin" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what brings you to medicine and to downstate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If something happened in your family during medical school, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your volunteer activities and your research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why the big change? (I was an engineering major in college)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was a difficult time and how did you deal with it? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about the increasing expenses of medical care?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name 2 global public health issues. Influenza and tobacco-use are WRONG?!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you study for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you prepare for the MCAT? What are your study habits?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to become a physician" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why SUNY downstate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Specific questions about resume" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a stressful situation and how you responded." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I love this one... Interviewer: I noticed you got a lot of B's sophomore year, I assume the engineering courses you took are rigorous? Me: Yes, but in all honesty I should have worked harder. Interviewer: Well I'd imagine that your course load was very difficult at the time." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you study for exams? (How did you study for the MCAT)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how did you study for the mcat" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your teaching for PRILA coming up this winter. (I am going to Fuyang city in Hangzhou province of China from December to April to teach English to kindergarteners)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you been doing since graduating in June?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Trends in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you apply so late? What will you do if not accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your hobbies? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When did you first decide that you wanted to go into medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your hobbies? How do you study? How many hours a week do you study? Tell me about your family. What do your siblings do for a living? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about your undergraduate experience was it stressfull?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you return to study medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do I do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There are a few non-science majors here who are having a difficult time...do you think that's going to be a problem for you? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"where else have you interviewed (i dont really mind, of course)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Activities in undergrad, leadership qualities" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about your MCAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you take a prep course for the MCAT? What was the topic of the essay on your writing section?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you double major?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you study/How did you prepare for the MCATS?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to go to school in NY?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Rest of the questions were asked by me." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you prepare for your MCATS?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What stressful situation" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor, why Brooklyn?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you prepare for MCATs?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"MY strong advice--dont go to this college" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The information that you've given to me is inadequate (this was completely out of the blue and not in response to a specific question)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you work while attending school? Tell me about your research experience. What happened in that class? (I got one C+ and all A's... and he asked me about the C+!) " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your leisure time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What were your contributions to the medical team during rotations in grad school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Downstate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"explain your weak bio science mcat score (i had an 11!)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your interest in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your volunteer and research experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you study (where, how much, when)? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What types of community service & volunteer experiences have you been involved with?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about the surrounding neighborhood? (not in those exact words)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What type of medicine interests you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you handle the stress at your undergrad schooL? How did you like your undergrad school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"your grades were not stellar, what happened in semester of ....?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some of my hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain activities..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your community service experiences." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why this school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about your clinical experiences" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where have u volunteered.. why .. what did u get out of it" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you get stressed out by?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell us a little bit about your research and your role in it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your favorite/least favorite course during undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talk about your role on a team/leadership" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your parents." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do I deal with stress" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How I studied for the MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Asked me about my research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I had any additional clinical experience not mentioned in the application" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talk about a non-medical volunteer experience that you had." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was one challenging course you had and how did you deal with it, if there are any?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Specific questions about some of my activities" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me how you work in a group" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What clubs and organizations were you a part of?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a situation that was challenging and say how you dealt with it" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions about my application..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose to go to your undergraduate college?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you study in HS/how did you study for MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When did you realize you wanted to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you ready for NYC? What made you apply here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your most significant volunteer experience and what it meant to you." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your free time (if you have any)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your hobbies and outside interests?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you study? How did you study for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you study for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What type of doctor might you want to become?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Any specific reasons why you want to be in Brooklyn?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you study for the MCAT? How did you choose your undergrad institution?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you like the neighborhood?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you most proud of/What do you like to do for fun" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where does Downstate Rank for you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"One good thing about you? Explain a stressful situation. What do you do for fun? Asked stuff about extracurricular activities. Asked about what I thought about healthcare reform. The rest was just conversational." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you study before exams only or as you go?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you improved since last application(I'm a reapplicant)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what specialty" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Which of your ECs was most meaningful?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you come to decide a career in medicine. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Weak MCAT - So was asked about that" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you need a licencse to be an MA?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you do for fun" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your upward trend from beginning of undergrad through grad school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What other professions have you considered? What would you do if not medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you get here? What do you think of New York City?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun? What type of books do you enjoy reading?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Downstate? Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about the......[chooses an EC from file]" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your drop in grades freshman year and how did you pick yourself back up?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you study for the MCAT? What is your learning style in general?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you done any community service that is not clinical?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your clinical experiences." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why do you think a background in public health is important in a medical career?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What will you do if you don't get into any medical schools this year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? Why SUNY Downstate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"General questions/''stress interview'' questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your biggest concern/question about Downstate? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe one of your experiments at work; your hypothesis and how you tested it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you see education as being part of your future career?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about ______ course. (asked about many of the non-science courses on my transript)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose to study _? (I'm a Chemical Engineering major, so that might be why)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you relax?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kinds of things did you do during your summer internship?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"(see the difficult/interesting question session)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how did I end up doing specific activities listed in my record" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What gets you going?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What specialty are you considering?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"With such a good GPA why such a low MCAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions that every interviewer at Downstate has to ask: How do you study? How do you handle stress? What do you do in your free time? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to go to school here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to come to Downstate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"She spent a great deal of time clarifying my timeline of education, activites, work experience, etc...all of which can be seen on my AMCAS...rather than asking questions of substance. Enjoyed the tour and student input, but the interview was the strangest I've ever had. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you say are your academic strengths and weaknesses? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do your siblings do? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"My interviewer asked specific questions about anything he found interesting. From a random class I took in college that I practically forgot about to specific questions about my research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you get this grade during X semester?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Downstate over ____?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me how you study, how did you study for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Please expound on one of your extracuriculars describing your level of involvent, leadership etc. Others I remember: Why downstate? How do you study (big chunks or spread out)? Do you know what specialty you are interested in? Nothing regarding ethics or anything out of left field." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you get involved in this extracurricular activity?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So, if you came to downstate, where would you live?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what's up with this bad grade?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to become a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you had interviews before?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you go about studying?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have an iPod?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why downstate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"thinking about a specialty yet?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to become a doctor ?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"who do you rely on for support?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What happened in Calculus? What about MCAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the one industry that strictly uses English in their day-to-day operations? (I think this was just a fact that he wanted to see if I knew)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you leader? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do I like to do besides studying?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose to work at ____?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Made me talk extensively about my research. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you form a corporation if you were already working at another company?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What specialty are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years -more specifically what aspect of medicine are you interested in (e.g. research, clinical, policy)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What volunteer activities have you participated in? How did you prepare for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What does xxxx in your personal statement mean? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had a patient who was reluctant to speak, how would you get them to open up to you? This is after he complained that I wasn't talkative." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a stressful time in your life and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why pediatrics?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you choosing to become a doctor rather than a scientist" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What will you have to sacrifice to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When did you decide that you wanted to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Various questions about my application" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you know what field of medicine you want to go into? (She understood when I said that I was undecided)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of the future of medicine? What direction is it headed?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What sports do you play?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you go to a musuem? Do you play musical instruemnts? Tell me about your research and community service. What do your friends do? (not at once, but there was a lot of questions for a 35 min interview, and only a handful of them were answered well by me.) " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What field do you want to enter? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to become a doctor? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you want the committee to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what are your clinical experiences? don't you think you should have had more clinical experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Asked me how particular courses were in my transcript." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What type of physician do you see yourself as in the future? What patient population do you see yourself working with?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"know your application!, look for weaknesses they will ask specifics on grades" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did u prepare for the MCATS?, Why downstate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how did you decide to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"you realize that orthopedic surgery will require high grades and high board scores (said with a condescending tone as if he thought i wouldnt be able to)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you prepare for MCAT? Kaplan, etc?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe some of your leisure activities." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you take the MCAT twice? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Other questions were specific to my AMCAS file, including volunteer experiences and issues discussed in my personal statement (why medicine, who I am as a person and what my goals/life has been like)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you see yourself doing in the future" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Really detailed facts about school, like what was invented in the school, any specific doctors, and other trivial questions that most people don't give a damn about." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What led you to become a teacher?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of research did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Since you graduated in May from college, what have you been doing since then?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what else would you like the admissions committee to know?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a patient that stuck out in your mind (I do clinical research). " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you prepare for the MCATs?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your path to med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Stuff about myself. How much do you study? Why these majors? What specialty? etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What sort of experience did you have volunteering?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you study?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would be your second choice for a career?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was one difficult situation in your life and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talk about your research experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How many hours do I spend per week studying?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What book and movie has impressed you most and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where on Long Island do you live?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think that there will be a crisis in the future (grandparents dying, etc) that might affect your performance in med school? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me more about your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your exposure to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you more interested in medicine or surgery? Clinical or research? Why not MD/PhD? How can your learning/memory research be applied to clinical medicine? Do you think the gap in our understanding of L/M is narrowing? What about stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you study for the MCat? My interviewer liked the fact that i did it on my own and didn't become a Kaplan head. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Other questions pertaining specifically to my application. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your different activities. Clarify what you did during each summer. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me more about "specific experience on your resume" ?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain first MCAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what questions do you have for me" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Overall the general line of questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you envision yourself practicing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you been doing since graduating from undergrad? Exactly how many hours per day (They wanted to know everything)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What does your father do for a living? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why aren't you going for a PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about all of the activities that you did in high school and undergraduate and how they relate to the medical profession. Be able to answer about your transition to college and working experience besides medically related. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you learned about Downstate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What volunteer work " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research/employment/volunteer work/etc. What was your goal in these?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Downstate? What do you know about Downstate? - they really seem to like that they had a nobel prize winner in '98, so read about it on their site and tell them that it impressed you and talk about it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your low MCAT scores (I had a 31: 10, 10, 11)!!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What questions do you have about Downstate? What else would you like me to convey to the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How have you exhibited leadership qualities in your extracurriculars?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me the names of the 10 democratic presidential candidates and the 6 main california governor candidates." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How was growing up in Milwaukee?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What else would you like me to convey to the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What questions do you have about Downstate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When did you realize that you wanted to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why would you want to go to Downstate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you didn't gain acceptance to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your reason for some questionable grades in college?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"do you shampoo or use conditioner? (joke) have you done any research? Alex F." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell about a stressful experience and how I handled it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you interested in our school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how serious are you about going here" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to go Downstate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe a time when you experienced a lot of stress; how did you deal with it, and did anyone/anything help?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think you'd fit in at Downstate and its Brooklyn location?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do to relieve stress" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Asked about my research, why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really, just focused on grades, study habits, why medicine, talk about a struggle stuff like that." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will my research be used by doctors to help people, and how many people can it help?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What physician has influenced your decision to go medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What personal accomplishment is memorable/valuable? The writing about a picture was also interesting (doesn't affect admissions though)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had a lot of money, how would you spend it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"writing a short paragraph about a picture presented on interview day (not during actual interview)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a non academic setting in which you took a leadership role" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You are treating a patient as a successful and competent doctor and a nurse on your team says that they disagree with your treatment plan , what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"the questions were very run-of-the-mill" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you study for the MCAT differently the second time you took it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Hmm..they were all pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your most interesting research project?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you explain your research to somebody who has a limited understanding of science?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You said you read a lot of medical non fiction, have you read any medical fiction?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you define the word 'doctor'" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None, very typical questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You now have the opportunity to directly address the adcom, what would you like to say to them?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your typical day?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing too interesting, it was very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The most unusual question asked was how I studied for the MCAT. There were no interesting questions though. The interview was easy." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing interesting" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They were all standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What defining moment inspired you to pursue medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you look for when choosing medical schools?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"???" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about the school's neighborhood (Brooklyn)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What role do you think religion plays in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none really, they were standard stuff " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Question # 3" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you feel has influenced our perspectives on illness and health, from a sociological perspective" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing. They were straight off of a sheet of paper." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you learn/study?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why was calculus so difficult for you? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I thought the questions were fair." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you interested in a particular field of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me why Downstate without using info from the website." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were at a party with 30-40 guests and you did not know anyone there, how would you behave?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None, my interviewer asked about my research and when I tried to explain it, he snapped and said that he knew that already." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do on your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing surprising or unexpected. Everything was the usual type of questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There were none." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you like to see healthcare change in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think you can call the shots?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You're from a small town, how do you prepare to study in NYC?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why were you unable to complete your application in your last application cycle?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you seen much of Brooklyn?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a job/activity you enjoy and why you like it" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What I thought of Bourbon Street in New Orleans." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The interviewer was interested in knowing more about my hobbies." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the most stressful thing that's ever happened to you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a stressful situation, how you dealt with it , what you learned..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Everyone has a defining moment when they realize medicine is for them. What was your defining moment?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your friends..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were accepted at all 4 SUNY schools, which one would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were in the ER as an attending physician, and a patient came in with a life-or-death situation that you knew exactly how to deal with, but the resident nurse told you that she thought what you were about to do wasn't right, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"interview was very casual and conversationsal" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Any leadership expereince? Admisions wrote down questions for the interviewer to ask me on my file." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? My interviewer did not believe nor understand my response." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None Really" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever had second thoughts about going into medicine? Did some other subject ever attract you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was asked to describe how I spend my free time hour by hour. Not a hard question, but it took me off-guard at first. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think is the origin of good and evil? ( I am a philosophy major and had just spoke about my interest in metaethical theory)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None. The interview seemed completely uninterested from the moment I walked in. Like it was an annoying interference to have to conduct an interview. She asked simple, textbook questions. No follow-ups. Like she had a list to ask and didn't really seem too interested in my response. We were told the interviews would last 45 minutes to an hour and mine only last 20-25 minutes. And she didn't even give me the opportunity to ask any questions. And she was suppose to show me how to get back to the admissions office, but just gave me so short, not so helpful directions so that I wandered around the hospital for awhile before finding my way back. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None too interesting" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What does __________ mean (in another language...I wrote that I spoke it on my AMCAS)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was interviewed by a neuroscientist and I have done research in neurology so I was asked a lot of specific questions about my research. I think Downstate tries to match people with the interviewer so make sure you are very knowledgeable about everything you claim to be knowledgeable about!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how well do you think your high school prepared you for college? *(why were we talking about high school test preparation?!)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any siblings and what do they do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing too interesting." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me a little about your experience with Myers-Briggs, and how you've used it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why didn't you mention your parents on your application?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Your background suggests you should be a lawyer, why do you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None. Nothing from the ''sheet'' just talked." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What I like to do outside of work/school" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why not social work?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What has shaped you recently in being interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Most questions were straight off of the infamous ''Question sheet''. We got off topic and spoke about the recent Yankees demise and the overabundance of iPods in America." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why not Harvard?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you good with computers?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Recall a stressful situation and how you dealt with it. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why medicine with all the problems and annoyances involved" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you learned from living all over the world?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what else would you like the committee to know about you" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? (I was a business consultant before)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think religion is important in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None. All questions were fairly straight forward" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"She asked me how I studied (I guess she meant what study techniques I use) and how I studied for the MCAT. This wasn't overly interesting, but then again there weren't too many questions and they were all very standard." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you are not accepted what will you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe an extremely stressful/painful experience in your life and how you overcame it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I guess I can call all of the questions asked "interesting"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you deserve a spot in the class?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None, really. Most questions were about clarifying my application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"My interviewer didn't hit me with anything out of the ordinary. Where did I see myself in 10 years? What type of medical work did I want to get into . . ." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the one difference btwn. Mexico and India?(according to him Mexico is not a religious country while india has a lot of faith) Name the top 5 religions. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about the research you are involved in. What is the main question? What mechanisim are you using to obtain data? What have you learned and how is it relevant to clinical medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your family situation and family members." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So...I see that your last name is ____[a name that does not seem to correspond with my ethnicity]. He had my last name circled on my AMCAS!!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would your friends describe you as a nerd or the life of the party? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Most difficult experience that I've dealt with" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was asked all about my travels to Peru and Brazil" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor, not a nurse, etc.?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""What do you do in your free time?" ?, bec" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"AMCAS questions, nothing out of ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No real questions, mainly it was just conversational. My interviewer recited parts of my file from memory. They apparantly hand pick your interviewer based on your application and your interests. So my interviewer and I had TONS to talk about and lots in common. He was soooooo nice and made the whole interview very comfortable. He had gone to undergrad there as well as now being on faculty, so it was nice to hear about the school from here." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think a class that teaches med students compassionate care is a good idea" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing too interesting. we just talked about my application and he asked me to elaborate on the different things I wrote about" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I saw in your recommendations that your teachers describe you as a quiet person, but that's not the impression I'm getting here. How can you explain that?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Very detailed questions about my application, I was surprised. Not only had my interviewer read my application, but they were able to recite parts from memory." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you want me to tell the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you plan on doing after medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the normal body temperature? Yea I messed this one up. I said 97.8 for some reason and had to correct my mistake when the guy gave me a weird look. Blah!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Downstate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do on weekends? (this question took my by surprise since all the others were standard questions up to this point)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"when did you decide to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"absolutely nothing (ugh)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you know what a duvet is?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing in particular. Many standard questions were asked." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you say was a difficult situation in your life and how you handled it" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you relax?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing much, My interviewer was extremely nice and laid back. He seemed overall impressed with my listed activities, work experience, and recommendation letters. His questions pertained to the file mostly." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing too interesting -- no ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing! The interviewer assumed I wouldn't be seriously interested in Downstate becasue my gpa and mcat are too HIGH! " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the most interesting case you saw in your internships?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"pretty standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose to apply to Downstate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your favorite film?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"On average, about how many hours did you spend studying on any given day? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Was there any single life changing experience that made you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing very intresting, they basiclly went through my AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I see you want to go to a medical school, but you don't really show that you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing stood out. very specific questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"in research, how do you come to interpret your results?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"all the questions were standard...there were no curve balls" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you de-stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the most difficult aspect of your experience in West Africa?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"he followed a standard list of questions, and had me go more in depth. What are your strengths and weaknesses was asked, which can be tricky. Also "what else would you like the admissions staff to know" is how it ended, so be prepared to say something good about yourself :)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose a Spanish major?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a difficult time in your life and how you dealt with it? What was your support system?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think research is worthwile if nothing comes out of it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Something to the effect of what my best secret quality was, or what I thought was really important about me that the adcom should know. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why the long, convoluted route to med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is it important to know a patient's religion? If a patient doesn't want to do something due to their religion, but its in their best interest (health-wise), what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What sort of patient population do you envision having when you pratice medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really, it was mostly a conversation. My interviewer spent most of the time telling me about her field of work and about the new school curriculum. She was more informative than interrogative." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions were fairly standard." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing majorly difficult... just your basic "tell me about yourself" and "why do you want to become a doctor?" " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was one difficult situation in your life and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None. Standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing, I was asked standard questions: How do you study? How did you prepare for the MCAT? Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"About my work" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a societal problem, it does not have to be healthcare related." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What differences do you anticipate in switching from a private undergraduate facility to a public graduate facility?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So, you live in a fraternity? I didn't think MIT had fraternities, is it weird living with all men?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The pressure of keeping up with good grades. How do you handle that? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how has your anthropology background helped you in the ER (and give specific examples of how you interact differently with different cultural groups)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None, they were all standard" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about your interest in science" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Pretty basic questions that were asked" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing really caught me as interesting. they were all standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a very difficult personal situation and discuss how you handled it and what was learned from it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The interviewer pretty much told me I got in. As long as you get at least a "9" on each section (minimal score of 27), you are going to get accepted. However, he told me many students reject their offer because of the location so he bluntly told me if I would be comfortable living in the area and I told him I'm from Queens so it was ok." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"My interview went nearly 2 hours and was very closely focused on my file. So all questions pertained to my past experiences. I guess the most interesting question was how I responded living in NYC on 9/11." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Grades, Grades, Grades. all they wanted to know about was my grades and MCAT nothing else" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There were no real interesting questions asked. But just basic get - to - know you questions. It was more of a conversation rather than an interview." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Being an out-of-state applicant, you know that the odds are against you at Downstate. How do you plan to deal with this?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really. She asked me the list of standard questions but it was very conversational. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None just grilling me about unimportant unrelated things" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing in particular. The session flowed well and the interviewer aimed to get to know me as a person. He asked few structured questions, even remarking that one was "stupid". " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The questions were quite standard and most of them you can find on this site. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"it was more of a conversation we both spoke an equal amount of time and it flowed pretty well." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I liked discussing things outside of the application, such as personal interests (museums, books, movies, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All of them. This was the most thorough interview that I have had to date. We spent two hours (!) going through my file. I am a post baccalaureate student and my interviewer had studied my experiences in depth. We had much to chat through." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None. My interviewer read from a standard list of questions. This would have been fine, but his tone and attitude were unwelcoming and haughty" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The questions were pretty standard. The interviewer wanted to clarify some discrepancies in my application, so that's what we talked about." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The questions were pretty standard. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"My interviewer was very nice. Most of the questions that she asked were about my childhood." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There are a few non-science majors here who are having a difficult time...do you think that's going to be a problem for you? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing terribly interesting, very standard get to know you conversational atmosphere, i was asking for probably half the time" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The questions all came from a list he had in front of him. They could all have been answered by a quick glance at my application, which the interviewer had not read. More than a few were redundant. Some were really asinine, like 'How did you prepare for the MCAT? Self-study or prep course?' Does that really matter?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you look for in a medical school" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you think you will enjoy working in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you consider yourself economically disadvantaged yet went to that undergrad (expensive and very competitive)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No interesting questions were asked." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing interesting." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none, the questions were all from a standard list and my interviewer did not even show the coutesy of l;etting me respond before blasting me with the next question in an accusatory tone" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was asked a lot about my volunteer and work history." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the MOST stressful experience you have had in the past 5 years? How did you cope with it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a typical day like at my undergraduate institution?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was not asked any interesting questions. My interviewer was concerned about going through his list. He was bold enough to tell me just that at the start of our interview He did not wait for me to finish most of my responses. hewas also needlessly provocative, rude, and confrontational without reason." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor(I have a non traditional background)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you want to know?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All the questions were basic and applied to my application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why medicine (very original)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why change careers at (blank age), when you have had a reasonable amount of success in your present career" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None of the questions that were asked were too difficult or out of the ordinary. Just basic questions about my experiences- see below. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No interesting questions. Only the standard ones that everyone else got." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What stressful situation have you encountered" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How does someone's culture relate to their medical care?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to move from suburban southern California to Brooklyn? (expected)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to go to Downstate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really, my interviewer was very bored as evidenced by his not paying attention to a word I said." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I have to say nothing. These people are mentally ill and should not be in the business of caring for people" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Becoming a doctor involves certain lifestyle changes. How do you plan to adapt to these changes?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do I call you... you have a million names? (it was a joke... that I still really don't get because I only have one name)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Some questions relating my research with my interviewer's." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think your PharmD will help you as a physician? How?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How I was able to balance having many extracurriculars and still maintain decent grades." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What school were your relatives educated at?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing that interesting. Just the usual. My good academic record was mentioned a few times." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No particularly interesting questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you like The Matrix Reloaded? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No intersting questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had to refer a family member to a physician, what would you look for in that person?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Having come from a relatively sheltered background, why would you like to go to school in Brooklyn?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing particularly interesting. Almost all questions were specifically about my past experience that I indicated in my application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing in particular - the questions were pretty by-the-book. My interviewer was interested in my previous career and how I decided to get into medicine, wanted to hear about why I was making this huge change." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Most of the questions were typical interview questions, such as why a physician? is your family supportive? waht happened in that class? no question really sticks out right now, they were all common." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why I chose to work instead of applying last year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No interesting questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How you relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None. They had a standard list of questions. The interviewer stuck to those questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I wasn't asked anything interesting or difficult, the entire interview was the interviewer asking me detailed questions about my research and volunteer experiences." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"It was a great conversation as we had some common background history. No realy questions as such." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The interview was basically a conversation about my ECs and college. Interseting conversation, no spefic questions. we talked for quite a while" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"My interviewer had gone over my application with a fine -toothed comb. She asked me about specific grades, specific words used to describe my activities, dates, etc. Very nit-picky, very annoying. Be careful!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none, really, the questions all focused very strongly on my application" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"My interviewer really wanted to know is I felt truly prepared to handle all the challenges and stresses of life in med school. I felt that I answered all of his questions confidently. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why after obtaining a PhD do I want to become a doctor. Fair enough" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Anything in your application you think would be a concern to us (i.e. grades, extracurriculars, misdemeanors, etc.)? (Didn't have anything major, wasn't sure if an answer was expected or not)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about your performance on the MCAT? How did you prepare for the exam?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your GPA trend." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would I be able to adjust to living in Brooklyn (caught me off guard and wasn't able to phrase my response professionally)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"To discuss my score on the MCAT." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Most meaningful undergrad activity?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Not sure. They really wanted to hear about clinical experience; Downstate is superior in terms of students' clinical exposure in their program." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why was yours CARS section lower than your other sections?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""Tell me about your research experience." The doctor who interviewed me happened to be a specialist in the topic of my research so there were many follow up questions that became challenging for me to answer without fumbling. However, I think she was asking out of curiosity as opposed to testing my knowledge." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think your verbal section score accurately reflects your critical thinking analysis? More follow up questions about this (I had a low verbal section)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Has there ever been a class where you just couldn't understand the material? (Felt like a trap)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What stresses you out?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing too difficult. All pretty standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none were difficult" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really..thankfully." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me something that you are proud of besides academic achievements." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They were all pretty standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your undergraduate grades. In addition to the standard questions that everyone gets asked, each interviewer has a few questions from the committee that are specific to your file." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe the most stressful situation you've ever been in and how you overcame it" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why I didn't complete my application to Downstate the previous cycle. Grilled me regarding that." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why don't you want to go into research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why have you chosen medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"She asked me specific questions about my sexual orientation...I found it really unprofessional and offensive..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Give an example of a stressful situation and how you handled it" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"specific question 1" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you encountered any conflicts in a leadership position and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Very specific questions about much of my transcript." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Beside from your academic acheivements what are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why should we accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me why you got this grade..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? Why not pharmacy? Why not research? explain this part of your PS...basically the paragraph detailing why i wanted to enter medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Question # 1" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What proteins are involved in pulling cholesterols from the gut? (Supposedly related to my cholesterol study except it was completely unrelated to my research)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Ethical dilemma Q" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you like me to convey to the admissions committee? Why not public health?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think it's the reason that you didn't get in last time you applied (I'm a re-applicant)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do we know that you will stay in medicine? (I am a non-trad, formerly in business)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You are on-call at 2 AM and walking on a floor you were unfamiliar with when you pass an open room. You see a patient who appears to be unconscious. Upon closer inspection, you determine that the patient is in cardiac arrest. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None, but my interviewer was unfriendly and impatient." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None. Very conversational, non-stress questions. She just wanted to clarify some stuff from AMCAS application and just get to know me." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There were none." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"no real hard questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you're accepted to all the SUNY's, where would you go and why? Rank the SUNY's." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you define stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you interested in coming here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about what personal traits you have that make medicine a good profession for you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing difficult. very conversation" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How were you a different student as a post-bacc compared to you as an undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why not just teach? (in reference to my extensive TAing experience and rec letters highlighting my teaching ability)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Same one" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why not help people through other means, like counseling, social work or nursing?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were studying for an exam the next day, and one of your friends had an emotional breakdown, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was asked to account for a lack of community service activities" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What specialty do you want to do, and why ? How do you cut back and de-stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why didn't you do well on your MCAT's compared to your grades?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I specialize in minimally invasive surgery. I've worked at Downstate for two years and have interviewed students for a year...What's your story? It was the very first question, and it just seemed a bit abrupt. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why didn't you do better on your MCATs?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think is the origin of good and evil? (Obviously)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None too difficult" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None, really. It was my fourth interview. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What were you like in high school? First question I was asked, wasn't expecting it and totally threw me off. I couldn't even remember what I was like in high school and babbled through the first awkward minutes of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What happened to that verbal score?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you a conceptual learner?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Everything youve told me reinforces what Ive read on paper. Tell me something that I wont find in here." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There were no difficult questions, the interview was more of a conversation than a question and answer event." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your clinical experience (only because I have very little)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There weren't so much hard questions by themselves but given the tone in which they were asked made for a very awkward and uncomfortable interview." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a difficult situation you had to deal with as part of your clinical experience. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None. Didn't even ask me why med/why downstate." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So tell me about this bad grade you got your freshman year" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why I choose to a career in medicine as opposed to anything else" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why not social work? (my background = social services)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do to improve the situation of the uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Referring to my mom's desire to enter nursing... ''Don't you find it unusual that someone jewish would enter the field of nursing?''... What?!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why not Harvard?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any role models or mentors?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about your MCAT score ?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How can you handle brooklyn ny?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"same" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"recal a stressful situation and how you dealt with it" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""tell me about yourself". I was preparing for this in a strategic way and it was my hardest anticipated question I worked on." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No really difficult questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No difficult question" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe an extremely stressful/painful experience in your life and how you overcame it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I don't remember" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"He wanted to know details about my research, and he went through every single part of my application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What thing exactly made you want to change your career to become a physician? (this is not actually a difficult question, but it was the most difficult one asked)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? But this question is always hard since there is no right or wrong answer." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What volunteer activities have you participated in? (I hadn't.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the country with the largest English speaking population?(according to him India) What industry only uses English?(According to him the airline industry) " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"see above " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing difficult" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Usually interviews last an hour, but we're 20 minutes short. Do you know why that is? He told me that I didn't seem talkative which made my face fall bc I thought I had been doing pretty well. Whatever, I got in, so don't worry if you get an old senile man who can't hear anything you're saying. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any hobbies except sports? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"they were all pretty easy" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing too difficult, the most difficult was the age old "why do you want to become a doctor?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Just that he kept saying what else, what else? It was hard having to keep coming up with things I didn't already know about the school, happy I did though because I learned a lot more than I thought I would." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none really..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really difficult." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you know what you want to do with your life at the age of 21?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What should I tell the admissions committee about why you should be accepted and why you are better than all of the other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing too difficult." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what are 2-3 pressing ethical issues." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A woman comes to you with a 2 cm breast cancer. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you know anything about the new therapeutic cancer drugs? I had no idea, he asked after i told him I was interested in Oncology, so it looked pretty bad cuz I wasnt caught up with treatments. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you want me to tell the Admissions Committee?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any plans if worse comes to worse and you do not get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Don't you think you could have benefitted from more clinical exposure? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The admissions office generates a list of 3-10 questions specific to each interviewee. My interviewer was like "The admissions office wants me to ask about x,y,z." " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a difficult situation that you've faced. Also, discuss how you overcame it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your MCAT score" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None were difficult. Standard. All the questions everyone else has been asked." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing, every question was pretty simple and straight forward. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"very straightforward" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing... all boring run of the mill questions. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How have you handled highly stressful situations?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions about my lower grades (C's alongside A's in advanced science courses) and about my MCAT score - my interviewer simply said "let's talk about your MCAT" and then waited for my response." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You can better health through law, public service etc. Why be a physician? Explain your MCAT scores." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What else would you like the admissions committee to know about you" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"so what else did you do? (after going over all of my extracurricular activities)and then came back to that question about 3 more times" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what downsides do you see about downstate? what negative aspects do you observe?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"questions about my non-traditional status. he seemed to think that the field i left behind was better than medicine. when i told him that i didn't think so and explained why, he wasn't happy with my explanation and pressed me further. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you got accepted to Downstate and the medical school of your university (I went to an Ivy League school), you would pick the later over the former, right? So it was basically, are you concerned about the name of the school where you go to and convince the interviewer that I truly wanted to attend Downstate, which I did." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing really, all just basic questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the most stressful situation you have encountered and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really, it was more like a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really... pretty generic questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why I got a "W" in a class senior year" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about medical care expenses in this country now exceeding expenses for education?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How does philiospohy relate to medicine? (Just a really broad question to try to answer.) ...and TRIVIA: What is the one industry where only one language is officially spoken and why? Name the world's religions (he's looking for a lot!). Why do we speak english in the US? Again, he's looking for something really specific." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did studying vary from the humanities to your pre-med classes?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There wasn't one. However, this doesn't mean that things are a breeze. You should really know yourself and be able to explain your committment to medicine/ Downstate." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What stressful situations have you encountered in your life and how did you deal with them?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Strangely, the interviewer started to tell me that if I get accepted to Downstate and a school with a big name such as NYU or Cornell, I'll probably end up there. I guess he was testing me on the dedication to this school but it was strange. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What other schools did you apply to? If selected to more than one school which would you pick?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So where else are you applying? yea, it was really low-stress" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing, it was really just a conversation" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What else would you like me to convey to the comittee? (I felt we had covered everything)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none of the questions were especially difficult, the one above just caught me off guard." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the most stressful situation you have experienced?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really.......it was more of a conversation than an interview, very laidback." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you mess up in the math courses you took" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you know about SUNY Downstate? (I don't know why, but i totally blanked on this one even though i had done my research about the school...go figure.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"same as above" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why some of my grades dropped during college." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing difficult. Most questions can be found on this website." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about stem cell research and its application to treating Alzheimer's disease?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See above. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Often times very rude questions about my background. Interviewer seemed removed and disinterested." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"no really hard questions, more focused on getting to know the "non-paper" individual." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why didn't you apply as a disadvantaged applicant? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None of the questions were very hard. My interviewer just asked questions to clarify what was written in my application and about my reasons for wanting to attend medical school at Downstate. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would you still have written this portion of your AMCAS personal statement the same way." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None as he did not read my application and expected me to tell him everything on it in its minutia" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I did not have much shadowing experience, and therefore the interviewer wanted to know why I was so sure that I wouldn't turn away from the first unpleasant sight I see as a medical student or physician." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talk about how you coped with a death/loss." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"pretty standard " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing really, it was super low stress, he was just "weeding out the frickin psychos"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There were no difficult questions, but the interview was still painful because it was so tedious going over the things I'd done item by item as the interviewer wrote them down on his legal pad. What was the point? It was all right there on my application! He also cut me off if I started to explain in detail what I'd done, as he was only interested in dates and general descriptions. All in all a total waste of an hour." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions about low grades on my transcript" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about all you unergrad jobs (since freshman year, exactly how many hours per week etc) Didn't really remember everything is so much detail." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you going to do if you don't get into medical school this year? It was difficult to answer because I had already been accepted to another medical school so I wasn't quite sure how to respond." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing difficult. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"all of the questions were asked in a manner that made me think the interviewer was annoyed that he had to be there and that he did not think much of the present application pool." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No difficult questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Same as above." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The most difficult part of this interview was dealing with my interviewer who had a major personality problem. Also he was a coordinator of a major rotation. Two of the other people who interviewed with me said that they were stunned by the rudeness of their interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So, do you want to go to Downstate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What else do you want to know?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None. Everything was related to my AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why would we admit a person like you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why would you want to go into medicine if your parents are ----- . My interviewer was so incredibly offensive. If these are the people getting to do the admission's interviews, I have serious concerns about their other faculty. My interviewer was very abrasive, nasty, and mean spirited" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"(See above)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What happened junior year? (I had taken a semester off, and this was meant to be the "difficult situation" question, but because of the way he asked it I started talking about what happened to me personally, and that's not what he wanted.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none...all very typical questions outlining my application" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What type of patients does their hospital mainly deal with?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a stressful situation." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to go to Downstate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing so much. They have a form that all interviewers get and my interviewer basically stuck to the form so I had seen most of the questions posted on this site." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"My interviewer fired question after question without waiting for me to give an adequate response." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""Why would you want to be a doctor if your parents are..." My interviewer was nasty and he coordinates one of their main programs." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you got in at SUNY Brooklyn, would you go?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing because I had read them all on this site" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What other professions have you considered? Why not them over medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Give a difficult experience and how you dealt with it (not too tough, most questions were straightforward)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you pursue another degree instead of applying to medical school after your bachelor's?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Of all the people I know in the medical field, who is my role model?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did your parents get into the profession they did?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you really know what it's like to work with patients?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How many hours a day do you study? On weekends?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was a difficult situation you were in recently and how did you handle it? (but I knew about that one from this site, so I was prepared!)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why go to medical school, and not continue working as an EMT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"This place gives horrible interviews. They have the most emotionally disturbed faculty I met at any of the med school interviews I encountered. Since I work in psychiatry they paired me with a psychiatrist who was openly anti-gay, classist and just a general a.....e. For instance he asked me why since my mother worked ina bank and my father was a teacher would I want to go to medical school? This was not asked in an open honest way; the tone was derisive." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No difficult questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No difficult questions..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"In the last few months, what was a difficult situation that you faced and had to overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a stressful situation and how you handled it. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"it was hard to explain the grades, and what experiences perpetuated your desire to become a physician. I was not expecting that; in my opinion, i thought that the question that asked your reason for becoming a doctor was suffice enough." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none of the questions were really to difficult." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you really sure that you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Only one real hard interview, with the director he asked me a lot about research and asked me some reasonable questions that i was unfortunatly unprepared to asnwer." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None. Straightforward questions. No ethics." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You are a certified EMT but have never worked on an ambulence.. why" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was a difficult situation I was in and how did I overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why I want to be a doctor if i am interested in government, how I felt about the menstruation debate in New Yorker Magazine.... " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a difficult situation and how you handled it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why should we give one of the spots to YOU?---my interviewed wanted me to convince him of my worthiness" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"My interviewer first asked me what I would do if I didn't get into medical school this year, and then he asked me why I didn't apply to dental or osteopathic school, because he had applied to osteopathic school. I think he was trying to see if I would break down or get all nervous and what not. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None. My interviewer seemed to be a hard ass" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Copy and pasted SDN questions into a document, answered them on my own and reviewed the general topics I wanted to discuss. Went over the SUNY Downstate curriculum on their website. Also went over both my primary and secondary applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"Traditional Interview Prep" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application, mock interviews, browse website, looked through the informational links provided" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN (which was very helpful) and prepped from previous interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed SDN, common interview questions, mock interview with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my primary/secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Practiced answering common interview questions, went over primary and secondary application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just got a good night's sleep" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, practice questions on 3rd party sites, reviewing my application, and mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread my application and my secondary application. Practiced my basic answers: why I want to be a doctor, why medicine, 3 strengths and 3 weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepared to answer the "tell me about yourself", "strengths an weaknesses" question, "why medicine",etc. although these questions were not asked explicitly." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked on the website which was very easy to navigate." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, Read Application" More from this Member | Report Response

"spoke with current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read sdn and had my ex give me a mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading these." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, practiced normal answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread application, primary, secondary; also looked up school information" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview at school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN questions, really researched the school/location." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview prep books, SDN, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through website, primary, secondary, feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application, my secondary and SDN feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied my amcas application/secondary and learned as much as I could about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview feedback, plus a book on interviewing. I did a full length mock interview with my adviser before my first interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Used the SDN interview feedback to compile questions, then had a mock interview with a friend. This was after reviewing my application and the Downstate website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sample interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, talking with my student host" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read SDN forums and info on the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over SDN the night before" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN/read about healthcare reform/went over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read Fleenor's book, reviewed activities, mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, reread primary, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews, read over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview feedbacks mostly, and my secondary essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed current events; SDN; reviewed health care reform; AMCAS; secondaries" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, and practicing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed school website, SDN interview feedback, mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over AMCAS, PS, SDN interview feedback. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, read articles about current issues, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my amcas, looked over my grades, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practice talking to myself in a mirror, outloud" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed file" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, answering typical interview questions, SUNY downstate website, other students" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interviews, amcas printout, sdn, website, talked to current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, Secondary app, SDN, mock interviews, read over ethical issues. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, past research, Wall Street Journal, NY Times." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over the questions asked on SDN and thought over them." More from this Member | Report Response

"website, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback, rehearsals, GoogleMaps" More from this Member | Report Response

"read secondary, amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN interview feedback, reviewing my secondary and AMCAS applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewed the day before." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had an interview a week before so I was already prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reread my AMCAS, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, SDN Interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over amcas, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview feedback and quickly browsed through the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the website stuff, booklets, books on the school, and interview feedback websites." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN website, read over amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, Mock Interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Visit SDN and school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Had another interview the previous day, so didn't do any additional prep." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, went over amcas, mock interview " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed secondary, AMCAS, mock interview with physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"I went over my application and read over the SUNY Dowstate site. I also prepared for expected questions by taking notes down on my thoughts." More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, school's website, read NYTimes daily, thought about questions that are on ''commonly asked interview questions'' on various websites" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDC, Mock interviews, many lists of questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS App, School Website, Friend at SUNY Downstate Med School" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read application information, get a good nights sleep, read the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, the downstate website" More from this Member | Report Response

"researching school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sdn, Answering basic interview questions at home, reading up on SUNY Downstate" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Pricton review Interview questions, friends, family, and proffesors giving me mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS application, looked at SDN questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, read over AMCAS, read healthcare news" More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, SDN, Supplementary app, website, online interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, re-read application materials. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, school website, reading the newspaper about current medical issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, application, slept" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, my application, mock interviewing with friends, knew the website and curriculum by heart." More from this Member | Report Response

"other interivews, read amcas, downstate supp. app, downstate website, gathered questions from the student tour to ask interviewer, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, schools website, AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other interview experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"School website, SDN and questions from other interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student doctor, review my AMCAS (important, they do question you about it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"read schools website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, personal statement, essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN,school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review my app, read books" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, SDN, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"re-read amcas, this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"amcas, sdn, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN questions, school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"school's website, SDN, this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of personal reflection (write about myself, talk to myself, re-read AMCAS), talked to present and former students, mock interview with friends, read website....As you can tell, I was nervous and it was my first interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"School's website, read interviews on here" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed Downstate website, SDN, and AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over their website and my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over secondary apps., reviewed my work activities and research activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, review AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS and secondary, SDN, brushed up on ethics - none of it turned out to be relevant" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced the obvious questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"review AMCAS, secondary, Downstate website" More from this Member | Report Response

"School website and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Reviewed Supplimental Application School Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, SDN, current events, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read website for school." More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, my amcas, the school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SND, secondary, read web site info" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read AMCAS and secondary, SDN, and brochures." More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoctor.net, reread my AMCAS application, read the news" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school, this website, practiced with friends. " More from this Member | Report Response

"school website, SDN, read AMCAS and secondary, mock interview " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, look over application, essay, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"reading sdn, downstate website, reading over my amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, school website, my application, amsa survey, MSAR" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, amcas, and the school site." More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed application, visited school website, read feedback from this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was my first open file interview, so I poured over my applications and my research, which I didn't need to do because it was so laid back and conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"SD, web" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AMCAS, interview guidebook, downstate secondary application" More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoctor.net, downstate website" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, school's website, AMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response

"read about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my AMCAS and resume, brushed up on my research work. Didn't know about SDN until last week." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over AMCAS/secondary essay, SDN, current medical issues, practiced with a friend." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much, I decided to just wing it cuz the last one that I prepared for didnt go very well either." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website, SDN, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website, read medical ethics textbooks, read over AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read my AMCAS and I looked at this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"just relaxed (tried something new this time)" More from this Member | Report Response

"look over my AMCAS, read SDN interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"reading SDN interview feedback, reading the school's website, speaking with other Downstate intervieweew" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, my amcas app" More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, SDN, Reviewed prior research" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, Downstate website, AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"web site, sdn, amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"read the website, medical journals, ethical essays, new york times" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website (which is absurd), reviewed AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"previous med school interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School website, MSAR" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, other health care/ethics sites, school's site" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, prepared answers to obvious questions so i could have the main points fresh in my head" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, practiced with friend, reviewed my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"read this site, read the brochures that they gave out before interview, also went on their site" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, amcas, school website, practiced with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read school website, amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn. read my amcas." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to a student there, Downstate website, talked to friends who interviewed there" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked at school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, website, amcas, the usual" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN, read website, and websites of affiliated hospitals, read AMCAS application and secondary application, and amednews.com" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to med students" More from this Member | Report Response

"this site, read over AMCAS, looked at school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, reviewed my application, thought of possible interview questions/answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"this site, read over my AMCAS, looked over my research, played video games, and good night sleep" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, AMCAS app, 2nd app, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Browsed website. Read interview reviews (non of which prepared me for this guy!) Know your AMCAS! And play some trivial pursuit =)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Downstate materials/website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, read over AMCAS app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread my AMCAS app and Downstate secondary, SDN website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, Downstate website" More from this Member | Report Response

"school website, Kaplan interview questions, my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, mock interviews, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over application and school information. " More from this Member | Report Response

"amcas, sdn, downstate wb." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS app., Downstate website" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, read over my AMCAS and secondary, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN is a great resource. Reviewed AMCAS and Downstate website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed Downstate website, SDN & AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, watching the simpsons and family guy." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, and school brochure. " More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN, went over AMCAS, essays, and practice interviewed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read over AMCAS/Downstate apps, read newspaper" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, re-read my application. interview feedback for downstate is very good." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, this site, downstate's website, my AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School website and catalog" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, secondary app, SUNY Downstate website, tried reading newspapers and magazines about current health issues but i found out, i didn't really need to" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read their website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through SDN. Also, I made sure that I was very clear on everything I presented in my application and how it applied to me. You have to really "know yourself" in order for an interview to go well, in my opinion." More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Played video games." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, re-read AMCAS app., Downstate Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, AMCAS (primary) application, SUNY (secondary) application, the Downstate website. Got 8 hours of sleep the night before and had a bagel for breakfast. (Bring water to the interview lest you be taken by severe cotton mouth!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site (though it is completely misleading about some aspects of the school) and my amcas application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Brooklyn Website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"school website, sdn, friends who had interviewed already" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN. AMCAS. School's website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I read this site, my primary/secondary application, NY Times, and the Downstate website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"read thru thir website and documentation" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at website, looked over my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Got a good night's sleep. " More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, amcas app" More from this Member | Report Response

"read the interview feedbacks from SDN, the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website, reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"read this site and downstate website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website, current 1st year medical student, bioethics.com" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application, New York Times, visited the school a day before to know where things were." More from this Member | Report Response

"brochure, here" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just read your application and be ready to present a condensed version of it offhand, for the sake of your own sanity." More from this Member | Report Response

"this site, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School Website, School Brochures, Discussions with other applicants/doctors who had interviewed already" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read materials for the school, read their wedsite" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the interview feedback website, went over my AMCAS application, and glanced through Downstate's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, looked over AMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's literature" More from this Member | Report Response

"THIS SITE!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on school site and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website for the school. Read my AMCAS application. This website as well, provided me with all the info I needed." More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, mock interviews, and read about health care." More from this Member | Report Response

"school's web site, other literature about SUNY Downstate" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read their website, read SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, AMCAS, NYTimes, SDN, SUNY Downstate Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, web site, written info" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over this website and looked over the suny downstate website." More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, read my application, read the booklet they sent me, talked to an alum" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, New York Times" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interveiw; this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, school website, amcas app." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my amcas appplication, web site, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, MSAR, website (which is a joke), re-read primary and secondary apps" More from this Member | Report Response

"This web site is the best resource on the planet! I also did a practice interview at Career Services, read my file, read chapters on interviewing... by the way all that is overpreparedness... just read this site and your set." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over AMCAS, read Downstate website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at their website and my AMCAS, slept well." More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, Downstate website, MSAR" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read my AMCAS app, and the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my application, checked school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, AMCAS, my research notes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my AMCAS, read interview sections in 2 med school prep books I have (Barrons and Kaplan), read the school's website (which was partly down and painfully slow) and read this site, which was by far the most helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"read downstate's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the web site and reviewed my amcas application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Checked Downstate Website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, website, re-read application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, my application, downstate website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over schools website so that I could ask them some intellegent questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked over my applications and the school website like everyone else, I prayed to the lord to help me speak the king james's english, because i tend to use slang, fortunately, i did'nt happen" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over application, catalog, articles on current issues, read newspaper." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on the school online" More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewfeedback, sdn, school website, pamphlets" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the school's brochure, spoke to someone who went there" More from this Member | Report Response

"interview feedback, sdn, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"reread AMCAS, checked out school's website, read articles about healthcare issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread my application, this site, read up about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the website, my AMCAS application, read about ethics and current issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread the school materials I had. Skimmed my AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"read about the school, read over essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"went over printed materials." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read newspaper and medical articles. Studied my AMCAS and other personal information. Read over website. Practiced possible interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed my AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my AMCAS, read the SUNY Downstate website, got re-acquainted with my research and extra-curricular experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the school information on the web and the interview packet" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Interviewer was very friendly and easy-going. Felt more like a conversation with a doctor at a clinic than an interrogation." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was conversational and free-flowing. I didn't feel too much anxiety or pressure the way I have in other interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"How engaging and passionate my interviewer was. She was very kind." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school serves the underserved in Brooklyn." More from this Member | Report Response

"Those interviewing with me were relatable and were easy to talk to." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed excited and happy to be there" More from this Member | Report Response

"Large, up-to-date facilities. Big student center and new study spaces." More from this Member | Report Response

"Close student community, nicer facilities than I originally thought (new sim center and study spaces)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school didn't waste money on frivolous lunches or trying to impress people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly faculty and students. Everyone seems to want their peers to succeed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff and tour guides were extremely friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and interviewer made me feel very relaxed and therefore, I was able to be myself and answer questions with complete confidence and honesty. The student-led tour/lunch was impressive. I had a great time talking with the students. They seemed to be very happy with their decision to attend SUNY. Also the picture prompt was pretty fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly my interviewer was, how much time he took to get to know me, how well he knew my application, how much time he took to answer my questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"School seemed very collaborative and low stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"students seem happy" More from this Member | Report Response

"The amount of clinical exposure you get from the start, how much the students I met loved the school, and the friendliness of everyone I met. Plus my interviewer really knew my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff were nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"there are a lot of oppurtunities to do research." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed very happy to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of students and staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of staff, interviewer, student guides." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness of staff, students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. Mainly the newly renovated anatomy lab, and the fact that they have mock anatomy lab practicals that are essentially harder than the real thing. Great prep!" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendly students, very diverse" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students are very friendly, the staff is very friendly. They have a great student run clinic and serve a very diverse population. In state tuition is significantly cheaper and they have a 4 year MD/MPH program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab is brand new. The students are very down to earth and seem happy to be there. Pass/Fail grading system promotes a sense of camaraderie among the class." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school really has a no-frills approach to medicine-nothing fancy, but you know the clinical years will be great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were very enthusiastic about the school. The anatomy labs were renovated very recently. Each student is given a desk and computer with a locked drawer as a space to study in the main building. This is in addition to being able to use the library to study." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy labs, friendliness of students and people there, the student center being right across the street and having everything there (basketball courts, squash and racquetball courts, pool, gym, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"General happiness of students. Opportunity to be involved in clinic." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student tour guides were incredibly enthusiastic about the school, everyone highlighted the clinical training as a strength of Downstate's program." More from this Member | Report Response

"He knew my file pretty well and made connections very fast." More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinical experience opportunities, the dorms were actually really cool, Brooklyn is pretty awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"Youth and kindness of interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"Laid back conversational interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"kch offers top-notch clinical experience;" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students all seem very happy, very nice anatomy lab, great clinical exposure reputation" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's dedication to the community, and the study carrels!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Facilities, Lots of buildings, Interesting Curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"enthusiastic students, clinical opportunities" More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was helpful/pleasant, great anatomy lab, the city is great, everyone attests to good clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The diversity of the class, faculty and population! The clinical rotations for 3rd and 4th year are all over NYC!" More from this Member | Report Response

"In-state tuition after one year if living off campus, nice new anatomy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"Has a diverse patient population in the surrounding areas." More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back all the students were! They seem like normal people and seemed really invested in their classmates! Also this is one of the most diverse student bodies in the country! Faculty is really into working with students and is also really diverse" More from this Member | Report Response

"New Anatomy Labs, upcoming change to curriculum style" More from this Member | Report Response

"students were nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new anatomy lab is gorgeous! I like their systems-based curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical opportunities and student run clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"students, staff, facilities, great clinical experience, everything. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I like the location of the school since its close to family for me. The students were friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything is close by" More from this Member | Report Response

"umm.... they have a pool and you get a desk you can study at in some window-less room. new anatomy lab. my interviewer was nice. school is close to the subway." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness, punctuality" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff and tour guides were really happy to see us and seemed to really love the school. Everyone just seemed really happy and they emphasized the helpful environment. The anatomy labs are really nice and new (plasma tvs and HD cameras for displays) and the learning environment is well designed. Everyone gets their own desk with drawers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical exposure/experience, friendliness. Neighborhood is not as terrible as I'd heard." More from this Member | Report Response

"the clinical opportunties and research " More from this Member | Report Response

"Supportive environment and the extensive clinical experience. Students are well respected and the faculty is really committed to providing the best education possible. Good opportunities to get involved in clinical research! My interviewer was very friendly and really tried to make me feel comfortable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Students are friendly. Brand new anatomy lab. Cheap Tuition (IS=18800/yr)." More from this Member | Report Response

"all of the students seemed to love the school and really emphasized the great clinical training they are getting" More from this Member | Report Response

"new anatomy lab and 1960's architecture of the student recreational area. " More from this Member | Report Response

"anatomy labs, friendliness of staff and student, have student housing, clinical opportunities, focus on community service, curriculum, transcription services & podcasts" More from this Member | Report Response

"New gross anatomy labs are top-of-the-line." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were very friendly. Great clinical opportunities, which is what I'm interested in." More from this Member | Report Response

"The other interviewees were friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The woman that interviewed me was great and the interview was very relaxed and comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"students were so enthusiastic" More from this Member | Report Response

"the new anatomy lab is gorgeous! the facilities are awesome. you will see "everything" in kings county hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"How enthuiastic the tour guides and my interviewer were about downstate. My interviewer took time to sell me the good points about downstate and the interview was mostly conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"good clinical training. you'll see a lot of different things at kings county hospital the dorm is right across the school and it has a nice gym in the basement w/swimming pool" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer. I truly felt that she was the nicest and most open person to talk to of many interviews I've had from past work and school related interviews. My strong feelings towards the school was largely affected by my experience with her. She was extremely content about her career as an ER physician and was very encouraging." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"how enthusiastic the students were, the early clinical exposure (Kings County) and student-run clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much clinical experience you get, the proximity of everything to the dorms, how friendly the admissions staff was (they personally escort you to where you need to go)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was friendly and down to earth." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the admissions staff was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Unbelievable case mix and student responsibility at King's County. 100% Step 1 pass rate." More from this Member | Report Response

"The diversity of SUNY, the admissions staff was really nice, cost." More from this Member | Report Response

"how happy the students seemed to be with how the curriculum is set up, the free clinic that's opening in fall 2008 that will be entirely student run, and first year students are allowed to work it " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are laid back and seem pretty content. Everyone kept raving about how the clinical preparation there is great because they get to do so much as med students." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was very down-to-earth, very honest, and very helpful. At the end he even gave me some pointers for future interviews- criticism that he did not write down in my file. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Atmosphere, student life, the location is not as terrible as people say" More from this Member | Report Response

"Welcoming admissions staff, concise visit and laid back atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Enthusiasm of students and their happiness with their institution. The benefits of having King's County Hospital across the street." More from this Member | Report Response

"enthusiasm of the students, description of the curriculum, helpfulness and friendliness of the admissions staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the staff, the amount of clinical exposure that the students get early on. There is a free shuttle to nearby subway stops during late hours from the medical center. I was also pleased to hear they have a free transcription service for lectures, and lectures are also PodCast (though not videotaped, yet)" More from this Member | Report Response

"community service orientation of school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have this quasi-MPH course ''the essentials of clinical medicine'', Schoolhas own dorms on campus, right across the street from Kings county hospital, students do a lot of PBL courses, lectures are podcasted" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were enthusiastic and eager to answer questions. They seemed very grounded and sincere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student's seemed to really like it, it was match day so people were pretty happy all around" More from this Member | Report Response

"How happy the students were to be at Downstate." More from this Member | Report Response

"The emphasis on getting students to actively participate in clinical, patient work early on, as well as the systems-based curriculum. Exams are given after each subject block as opposed to a midterm and a final encompassing many subjects and organ systems. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Students are enthusiastic, amazing clinical experience at Kings County Hospital. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of the students. The tour guides lauded their experience, although being honest about their work loads. Also, the diversity of both the student body and the surrounding neighborhood is amazing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was actually nicer than I'd expected. I'd been to the area before and knew the buildings were older and had the impression that it wouldn't be a very comfortable place to practice medicine. The facilities were definitely old, but not horrible. The students were very enthusiastic and really seemed to love it there. I liked that there was housing facilities right next to the school, with a student center, including gym, pool, and a ton of activities. It seems like they are really focused on giving students a ton of extracurricular activity options to help relieve stress. There are also ''mini-classes'' that you can register for,held after regular classes, such as dancing, photography, yoga, etc. There also seems to be a lot of community outreach and clinical experience, and they are opening a student run clinic next year. Also great international opportunities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness and helpful nature of staff and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were really nice, staff was very friendly, anatomy labs are not huge open floors, but smaller rooms with ~6 bodies per room. 2nd years tutor first years. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The dinginess of the facilities is totally over-hyped. They aren't out of this world but they aren't too shabby either." More from this Member | Report Response

"the building maybe a little crummy in comparrision to other schools, but the experience you get from working at Kings county hospital, will prepare you more than any other med student graduate. student's loved the school, the experience, and the reputation of graduating with having some stuff under your belt" More from this Member | Report Response

"The history of the school...very impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical exposure and how well Downstate prepares its students for the real world of medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"The early clinical experience is key for me. I was truly impressed by how much background knowledge my interviewer had about me. This was the first interview I'd been to where my interviewer had such indepth knowledge about both my AMCAS and secondary applications and had meaningful questions to ask about my experiences. I was also impressed by the student center and the library. The guides were excited and had lots of positive things to say. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The student guides were really enthusiastic and chilled out. One of them kept saying ''let's do it!'' referring to the next part of the tour. The intwerview itself is designed to be low stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone seems to enjoy the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The quality of the study carrels and the student center I must say were pretty decent looking. I suppose I pictured the absolute worst but I was pleasantly surprised. Also, students are well-trained for residencies because of the great experience they get during their clinical years." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school seems to have everything you would need for a good education. Administration seems cooperative and flexible. Residency placements are excellent. Top-notch trauma center. Affiliation with Kings County Hospital and various others throughout NYC. Students raved about amazing clinical exposure, which is possible in the first year, and later on students said they basically managed their own patients. Libary was supposedly very good." More from this Member | Report Response

"Early and strong clinical exposure." More from this Member | Report Response

"location was very urban" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people and students seem very nice...the faculty seem like they want to help, the students also help each other" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of students, faculty and staff. The organ-based curriculum and schedule look great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very kind people at Downstate. The interviewer was welcoming and thoughtful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions staff was awesome. They took you to your interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing much, I wasn't IMPRESSED with anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was organized, and relaxed. They escorted you around, and gave you time so you never felt rushed." More from this Member | Report Response

"How casual the interview was. All the students looked happy to be there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"enthusiasm of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"building not as bad as i imagined from the other posts" More from this Member | Report Response

"Enthusiasm of the tour guides, they were really happy to be there. The neighborhood is really diverse." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students made it seem like there is little competition between them" More from this Member | Report Response

"Organized. Our group of interviewee's were told exactly where to go and what to expect next before and after interview. I was brought back to office by my interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students speak very highly of their classmates and the supportive environment that exists there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guides were extremly excited about the school and the depth of clinical exposure. Apparently Downstate has a very relaxed enviornment. It's all about fostering learning and working cohesively with your peers." More from this Member | Report Response

"I love that they have the county hospital pretty much as part of the school. That is incredibly convenient. I also thought that both the students we met and the other people I interviewed with seemed like very bright, accomplished people. Also the residency placement record is pretty good." More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed and easy going my interviewer was." More from this Member | Report Response

"The immense size of the facility. The school and its affiliated hospitals etc took up a few city blocks. Diversity of not only student body and patients, but of the area itself. Im taking about food. THey had a "roti" stand outside next to a hot dog vendor. You cant get more NY than that." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of the students about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school, despite its poor facilities and location, really prepares its students well for the world of medicine. The clinical experience is supposedly superb, the patient population is so diverse that you will see everything and anything, and you will actually be active in treating patients. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Enthusiasm of students, deeper understanding of curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"The quality of the clinical experience, and that the students seemed genuinely happy to be there. Everyone was very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students. They all seemed very close, enthusiastic and helpful. They had a "cooperate to graduate" attitude. So did the other interviewees that were there, now that I think about it. I liked that there was an air of cooperative learning rather than competition. I was a big fan of the amount of experience and exposure even 1st year students got to patient care. I didn't get to see the inside but the new hospital was really nice. Brand new! Finally I was a big fan of how compact the campus was. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The office staff and students were very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"the tour guides were very friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"School curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students' enthusiasm and diversity of the student body." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great clinical exposure, diverse student body. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly the staff and students were. The interview was very low stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"the enthusiasm of the med student. the availability of patient contact at the clinical rotations" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was so wonderful to talk to and spoke very highly of the students and faculty. We had a really great conversation and I felt completely at ease." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were really nice, very enthusiastic. The proximity to the hospitals is nice. The case based learning is a big plus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was a "getting to know u more thing" after the admin stuff in my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice students. Excellent clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the location, 20 minutes from lower manhatten, short walk to the train, IT IS NOT IN THAT BAD OF A NEIGHBORHOOD. Come on people, it's Brooklyn. And the neighborhood is a plus because you have such an amazing patient population and the opportunity to work in an underserved area as opposed to practicing boutique medicine in Manhatten (though this is still an option as they have associations with medical school's there). Student's were enthusiastic, facilities were nice just old because the medical school itself is old. Lots of interesting research happening at this school. It was at the top of my list when I went and the interview day really solidified that for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview. I was grilled, but it was the style of the interviewer. I left with a very possitive feeling. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I actually liked location. It will facilitate a very hands on experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"case based learning is big" More from this Member | Report Response

"The hosptial being in the same building as the school, with another one right across the street. Also there are many hospitals all around the NY area that you can do your clinical work in." More from this Member | Report Response

"the admissions staff is wonderful! they have great clinical experiences " More from this Member | Report Response

"Integrated curriculum, big trauma center across the street, small group study space." More from this Member | Report Response

"The genuninely nice faculty and students. They really wanted you to like downstate. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The place seems to be very friendly, students seem happy, and the dorms are pretty nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinical experience is really outstanding! Students there have opportunities those at other schools don't have." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students really go out of their way to help each other out, some nice clinical sites, the individual 24-hour carrels are a nice touch" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was nice and the students seemed happy to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students' honest impressions of the school; the upperclassmen serve as a really useful support system for the 1st/2nd years; the school really wants to provide its students with the best opportunities possible (including research, study abroad)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty that i met were WONDERFUL. The first years seemed very happy and so laid back. Literally TWENTY hospitals to do your 3rd and 4th year rotations in (plus a few international hospitals). The location is great -- 25mins on the subway to Union Square (NYC), 15mins to Park Slope, and honestly Flatbush, BK is a pretty nice area (if you're used to urban life). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Support systems available for students;diverse patient population; enthusiasm of current students for their school; and just about everything else" More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of the tour guides and how much they love the school. The great experience you receive in the clinical years. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The block system" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really impressed by the way the curriculum was established. Also the availability for academic support was a very positive aspect of the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone (faculty, students, security personnel) seemed real welcoming and friendly. The students who gave us the tour told us we would see things here that we wouldn't see anywhere else due to the large diversity in the area. Plus, we get huge clinical exposure and research opportunities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"students seemed really happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really stood out" More from this Member | Report Response

"the wireless internet in the dorms and library " More from this Member | Report Response

"my interviewer was a very friendly physician, i felt like i was getting to know her as she was getting to know me...she was very open about her thoughts about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Tour Guides" More from this Member | Report Response

"The diversity of the school and surroundings and the clinical exposure." More from this Member | Report Response

"The proximity of dorms, hospital to the school, the multicultural community, the students there seem very non-competitive with each other and seem to work together" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendly staff! Everyone was so nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire school. Somepeople look down on the school because its not top quaility but for me I like it, gave me a sense of nitty gritty, that the adminstration doesn't want to make it all pretty just functional." More from this Member | Report Response

"the clinical experience, their block scheduling although most schools do it now" More from this Member | Report Response

"kings' county hospital and university hospital; they'rea cross from each other" More from this Member | Report Response

"very friendly and helpful administration" More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone at the school was VERY nice, the student tour guides were very helpful and they seemed very happy to be at downstate and not too stressed" More from this Member | Report Response

"the clinical opportunities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Someone personally escorts you from the waiting area to your interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty are super down-to-earth. They were honest about things that were obviously not great about the school: ie, the bad neighborhood, the pain of parking, etc. I loved the atmosphere,the guarantee of working with underserved populations" More from this Member | Report Response

"great clinical experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed like they were really happy there, and everyone raves about Kings Hospital being an excellent experience during your 3rd and 4th years" More from this Member | Report Response

"the amount of clinical exposure that Downstate med students experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"honesty of the students giving the tour, friendliness of admissions staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people are really nice, the students seem happy and Kings County Hospital seems to be an amazing place to get your training. (The anatomy labs weren't bad as many on this site have said)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiastic students... you can tell that they really like the school. Anatomy labs aren't as bad as they are made out to be on this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer was awesome, I really clicked with the person, and I was impressed with his comment that Downstate graduates do have many options available to them for residency" More from this Member | Report Response

"The attitude at Downstate- their commitment to use medicine to serve the underpriviliged" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed laid back and liked the school. P/F grading limits competitive atmosphere and encourages people to share resources and help each other." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have an admissions person find you and take you to your interview, so there's no worrying about making it on time or finding the place." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer and the staff in general were very friendly and accomodating. Also met a med student in the hall who was so nice that she even gave me her phone number to call in case I have any questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The niceness of the staff, the satisfaction of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"People are positive, diverse, and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"the staff was extremely nice. When we were taking a tour and walking down the hallway, the current student were wishing us good luck as they were passing by. Everyone seems very happy to go there. The directions to campus very also very precise." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good facilities for studying." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people there are amazingly nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the clinical exposure phenomenal" More from this Member | Report Response

"1)The students seemed happy, they didn't look washed up and depressed. 2) University Hospital is attached to the school and King's county hospital is literally across the street." More from this Member | Report Response

"the neighborhood (not nearly as bad as I expected), the students I met, the hands-on experience you get there" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was very nice and supportive even when I responded to her question about a weakness in my candidacy. The people at Downstate are friendly, and the day was organized and short. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much... friendly staff and really nice interviewer plus the clinical exposure that's possible there." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was pleasantly surprised with the school, after reading a lot of the negative feedback, I was very nervous about my interview. The campus is not spectacular, however the students seem very nice and the faculty seems very down to earth. As for the cadaver labs, I thought they were fine, I mean seriously, ITS A CADAVER LAB PEOPLE, not the Plaza Hotel." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back. People seem very nice and helpful. The great clinical experience the school has to offer. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer-- he was incredibly nice and made me feel less nervous. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seem genuinely happy there, and the clinical experience is unparalled. The neighborhood is not nearly as bad as I was led to believe upon reading so many negative reviews from the SDN. If you've ever been to true urban areas, this is nothing new. Everyone I spoke with from both the school and community was very friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"clinical training is great, school has a lot of involvement in community, people are down to earth. its possible to change your state of residency and switch to instate tuition." More from this Member | Report Response

"Attitude of the students, staff and faculty. Contrary to some of the posts on this site, everyone was amicable and friendly. Really helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school provides the ability to get early clinical exposure and is also as far as urban based medicine goes i think one of the best places to end up. they are very involved in the community and the dorms look pretty decent i dont know why everyone was putting the neighborhood down i mean if you have spent any time in NYC you know what to expect" More from this Member | Report Response

"high percentage of first-choice residency program matches for graduating seniors, students were helpful and laid back, they really seemed to enjoy their school, the amount of clinical exposure students get starting even in their first year (our tour guide was a 2nd year who had actually delivered a baby on her first shadowing visit her 1st year)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the staff and my interviewer were EXTREMELY friendly and warm. I was walked to my interviewer's office and walked back down to Admissions, which was a first. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Downstate sees very interesting cases and services a very specific population. By practicing medicine there, you are definitely able to make a difference." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good school with great facilities. CLinical exposure is one of the best in the state. Trauma Center and ER is always busy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was SO relaxed and positive. " More from this Member | Report Response

"i wish i could say something good for the $300 i spent comming out to interview at this dump." More from this Member | Report Response

"The kindness of the admissions staff and esp. the interviewer. I was expecting the worst interview but came out feeling pretty good. The tours were pretty good as the tour guides were very friendly and answered every question thrown at them. The tours were also more extensive than other schools I have visited. The early clinical exposure given to students, and the diversity of cases seen at the hospital. Plus CHEAP TUITION compared to other med schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"(1) The tour: Facilities aren't gorgeous (hey, it's Brooklyn) but Downstate students love the school -- Kings County Hospital affiliation is a big plus (interviewer couldn't stop talking about it), residence halls are available (and look decent, though I had to leave tour early to interview), carrols (study rooms) provide individual workspace for each student and are open 24 hours. (2) My interviewer took "open file" to a whole new level: he knew *everything* there was to know about me based on my application and letters of recommendation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly everything. My interviewer was so warm and friendly and the students were really genuine. The facilities aren't top notch but they aren't horrid either. Are most of you ppl that snotty about buildings? I don't care about the facilities as long as they are functional and you get a good education and clinial experience. Downstate is nice friendly and offers good exposure to many different cases in brooklyn. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing the school and education in general are substandard. Several students told me that they were not very happy with the attitude of many of the professors nor were they happy with the location of the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The support system. Sub groups of students share a study room w/ the school providing all the books for the semester...very nice study area " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great clinical exposure, diverse patient population. orientation of school toward serving the community. Students were content there and chose Downstate over other institutions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"All the negative comments written on this site were WRONG. I had a GREAT time visiting Downstate. Everyone was very nice, welcoming, enthusiastic, and answered all the questions I had about the school (even about the negative criticism on this site). The physicians and staff at this school are incredibly dedicated to the Brooklyn community and strive to uphold their mission to serve those who otherwise would not receive good medical care. Downstate offers so many options in early clinical work, study methods, and extracurricular activities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"low stress level" More from this Member | Report Response

"students LOVE the place and they get an amazing clinical education. the staff and students are really warm and friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"King's County Hospital-plain and simple! Med students training there see such a wide range of diseases and health concerns that I believe they are more prepared for their residency responsibilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, too many students per cadaver, bad attitude of staff, lack of respect for interviewing students" More from this Member | Report Response

"I found the admissions staff and interviewer very nice and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"early clinical exposure, diversity of the school, library..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The group study room was very unique to the school. I liked how within each study room, the school provides you with all the textbook needed for the semester. I liked the organ-based learning system. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinical opportunities at this school sound AMAZING and the students seem pretty happy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewer seemed really happy to have me there and the students were excited about their school, obviously the clinical experience is amazing, students said they had delivered babies, scrubbed in for tubal ligations, and the surgeon i interviewed with said he would walk a student through an appendectomy if they were interested! awesome! plus, the facilities didn't seem that bad for me, and the area is not terrible, i felt totally safe walking around in my suit and looking like a white boy from the suburbs. eh, i'm used to cities though, so i guess it depends on your own experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions people were nice. I didn't experience any of the negative energy other applicants seem to have." More from this Member | Report Response

"clinical rotations in 3rd year, 1st and 2nd year schedule" More from this Member | Report Response

"It is a community hospital with amazing resources for being a public institution" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students there seem to like it and were happy with their decision. The amount of clinical experience they got." More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, honestly, not much. However, I found Downstate's feature of offering each medical student his own study desk cubby quite unique. The secretary in the admissions office that day was very helpful and supportive. For example, she walked me to my interviewer's office." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great clinical education in an urban environment. If you are interested in urban medicine, immigrant health, etc... this may be a good place for you. You will see a wide range of pathologies in the hospital, like malaria." More from this Member | Report Response

"students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very warm and positive atmosphere. People here seemed happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The great clinical experience that Downstate offers its students." More from this Member | Report Response

"To tell you the truth I wish I had saved my money and time by passing on this interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I expected the worst after reading this site. I'm not sure where all of you guys are coming from. I came to Downstate very stressed(my flight was delayed, I was late for my interview, etc). The administrators were very accomodating and nice to me, and my interviewer even rescheduled me in for an afternoon slot. My interviewer clearly really liked Downstate, and I got the impression that the clinical experience is better than at most other schools, because at Downstate you can really get "down and dirty". " More from this Member | Report Response

"Students leading the tour were hard workers and never missed their classes. Staffs were eager to assist. Interviewer was cordial and attentive. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed happy at the school. It seems like Downstate provides their students with excellent clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"not too much. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere was very laid back. The curriculum includes a block schedule in which you only take one course for about 6 weeks and then move to another course so you never have finals for more than one course. This is very advantageous in my opinion. The faculty and students seemed very nice and welcoming. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the international opportunities that students have and the stipend they get, the fact that my interviewer read my application thoroughly and referred to it many times" More from this Member | Report Response

"the bredth of pathologies and populations you'd get to see at during clinical years" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing--- my interviewer was over an hour late and he only stayed for 15 minutes and then said "unless you have any questions I think we are done"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Diversity of patient population, urban location, organ system-based learning blocks. (Stay in the dorms for FREE!!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great price. Facilities seemed comprehensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Warmth of staff who seem eager to let students in and get them involved in anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"nada." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. The facilities are horrendous. This school is inexpensive and this no doubt contributes to some of their faculty feeling as though they can be as hostile as they like without reprisal." More from this Member | Report Response

"The neighborhood was much better than people said it would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"I arrived two nights in advance and slept on a friends floor the first night and in guest housing (a bed) the second night (for free). I took two classes to get a feel for the class and learning style. The notes and transcript service are awesome. The people are REALLY friendly and "chill" is the appropriate word. None of them looked stressed out. All of them really like the organ systems approach. There are LOTS of student activities that go on. I didn't meet anyone that wasn't involved in less than 7 activities. Students have the opportunity to teach "mini-courses" in things such as Yoga, Karate, Swimming, Photography or whatever else they are good at... and as the instructor you can keep the tuition that you set. The web resources are really great... online quizzes and other things. There will be a completely wireless network in a few months. You can apply to be a resident assistant or director in your second year. Discounted tickets are available for broadway shows and the student center is really equipped with a nice pool, gym, and bball court, pool table etc. They have a problem based learning course called CBL, and they also offer early clinical experience. Also, there are electives offered in your first and second year which is pretty rare for medical schools. Everyone gets their own personal workstation outside of the dorms to be able to study and read textbooks. Speaking of textbooks, most people get by without them and use them as supplementary material. You get tested on the notes. The lectures that I attended were not boring (at least I didn't think so). The professors tie in clinical correlates (minimally) with the material they present. The students are really excited about their early clinical experience. The Emergency elective is a shadowing experience so most are psyched about that. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was extremely friendly, told me to relax right at the start and that we were just going to have a "little chat." Nothing about the interview was scary. The tour guides were friendly too. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Opportunities at SUNY and King's County Hospitals, lots of clinical exposure, extremely nice students/faculty/staff, good gym." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical opportunities are unbelievable! You have a lot of chances to get involved with patients as early as the first year of school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty were very amiable and approachable. The tour was not too long, but showed key points of the school. My interviewer was very laid-back." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions staff was very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strong clinical preparation and vocal enthusiasm of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice interviewer and enthusiastic students. Very friendly admissions staff. Strong neuroscience curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that my interviewer was as concerned with answering my questions about Downstate as he was about asking me questions. My tour guides were great, too. Downstate's big selling point is the excellent clinical experience, so both my interviewer and tour guides discussed that aspect of the school. It really eroded my previous snobbish attitude about attending a state school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students and faculty all seemed happy to be a part of downstate, and clinical experience at downstate is top notch. You get a real hands-on education at Brooklyn. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the students who gave the tour were very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student tour guides had very positive attitude towards the school and had good information on classes/dorming/etc. Great clinical sites for 3rd and 4th year rotations." More from this Member | Report Response

"The honesty with which everyone (faculty, staff, and students) answered my questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are better than people have made them out to be. The clinical exposure is extremely strong - this a prime example of a large system of hospitals serving an underpriveliged, urban patient population." More from this Member | Report Response

"dean reassured us that interviews are not stressful" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilites, while not sparkling, are basically comparable to that at other schools I've seen (though fewer computers). The cost - for in state, this school is a serious bargain. The honesty of the students regarding classes, lectures, books. Description of early clinical experiences. Rec facilities are pretty good." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the fact that it had a sauna and a jacuzzi i think. the recreational facilities were equipped with everything from wieghts to a punching bag. the students were down to earth, they did'nt try to hide anything. they told us that books were not needed, all the notes were given in class and on website, if needed be you can use college books for reference." More from this Member | Report Response

"I met with the minority affairs co-director and was impressed with the support they offer." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean of admissions was very, very nice. All of the students seem to think it is a good place to go to school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wasn't as bad as everyone said on here" More from this Member | Report Response

"lots of clinical experience for students, close subway stop, everything is nearby (hospitals, dorms, stores, etc)" More from this Member |