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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"How did you prepare for your MCATs?" Report Response

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

"What do you get stressed out by?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go Downstate?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"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. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read my AMCAS, read the SUNY Downstate website, got re-acquainted with my research and extra-curricular experiences." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The atmosphere was friendly, everyone seemed like they genuinely wanted me to choose that school. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Although everyone was friendly, there was not a sense of excitement to be there. The students who gave the tour were very lackadaisical and didn't excite us at all." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My overall impression was that the interview was tough, given that it was my first one. The interviewer seemed to be trying to break me down with every question, and what made it tough was that he seemed uninterested in a lot of things I had to say. At the end of the interview, however, he gave me positive feedback about how I did, although I have not heard back from them yet. Go figure, that's med school admissions for you." Report Response

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