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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?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"What research are you doing? What would you prefer and why - bench or clinical?" Report Response

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

"What do you want to be when you're grown up?" Report Response

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

"What do you think about the healthcare system here?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What can we do to increase the amount of black male applicants?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would I do to remedy the health care system. It wasn't really bad since I had a feeling I'd be asked that so I was able to prepare beforehand" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Went on their webpage, read, and read the materials they had sent me. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Wonderful facilities (airy, newly renovated, aesthetically pleasing)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The strong emphasis on primary care. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewer asked me probing questions - particularly about the state of health care in America. I believe he really wanted to know just how I felt about the situation. He threw me a lot of questions where I felt as if I had to prove myself. For example, I was talking about how I appreciate cultural diversity (I think it was in reference to where I see myself practicing in the future) so he quickly said something like, "well you must be fluent in spanish then....". I was like, er no, but I hope to be and plan to continue learning the language. That's how the whole tone of the interview I was being challenged, but after a while I got used to it and didn't feel as threatened. At the end he asked me what field I'd like to go into and I said surgery- he then stated 3 times that stony brook is known for primary care and that they maintain that focus by screening applicants very heavily. I was NOT expecting him to say that at all. " Report Response

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