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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"How I studied for the MCAT" Report Response

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

"Asked about a course I didn't do well in." Report Response

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

"How do I deal with stress" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Asked about my research, why medicine" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Would I be able to adjust to living in Brooklyn (caught me off guard and wasn't able to phrase my response professionally)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN (which was very helpful) and prepped from previous interview" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Those interviewing with me were relatable and were easy to talk to." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Spent 3 out of my 4.5 hours just waiting, had to write a response to a pictures prompt (just describing a photo), tour was 20 minutes long - not sure if it was because it was rushed or that was all the school had to offer, food was basic and not appealing (I couldn't even finish because about 5 mins into easting I was called to be interviewed)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Where they wanted us to meet/have our interview (it's in the big, new glass building on Clarkson ave, GPS would take you to the building next to it)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Be prepared to wait, write a paragraph about a picture, and talk about any red flags on your application." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

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

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Organize the time wasted better, offer better options than tuna for food during an interview day, the picture prompt seems unnecessary and an additive stress for an interview day, interact with the candidates more instead of keeping us in a room for hours." Report Response

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