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  • SUNY - Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Stony Brook
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"Where else have you applied? How were the interviews there? What questions did they ask you? My interviewer told me that he is required to ask the first question, and asks the third to get ideas." Report Response

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

"If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you want me to tell the admissions comittee about you? I've heard from friends that they ask this question quite commonly." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The same -- most of the questions were pretty straightforward." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this site, read over my file, thought about answers to some commonly asked questions -- healthcare system, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were very enthusiastic and had a lot of pride in the school. The level of competition among them was incredibly low. While most schools claim that this is the case, I think it is particularly true here. The students seem to genuinely like each other, and each class elects two social chairs." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much. The student lounge could be nicer, but that's just a detail." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There are several buses from the LIRR stop to the stonybrook campus, and several tour the undergrad campus first. Make sure to ask your driver if you have the right bus." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was really impressed by Stony Brook. I went in not expecting to like the school all that much, but the attitude of the students and faculty were great -- open, friendly, supportive, very proud of the school -- and I could see myself going there. The facilities are also pretty good; the whole med school is wireless, the anatomy lab is really big, sports complex on the undergrad campus (available to med students) is good. My interviewer fired questions at me, and was a little abrupt. But he was good natured about it, and even though it would probably have read like a stress interview, it was actually pretty relaxed and fun. He was very candid about the school, and also very positive. After feeling some burnout from this process, Stony Brook got me excited about being a doctor again." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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