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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?

2 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)?

"How do you deal with stress?" Report Response

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

"What do you do in your leisure time?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What other professions have you considered? Why not them over medicine?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over AMCAS, read Downstate website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"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. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The student-led tour was a lot more casual than I expected, to the point where I couldn't get excited about anything I was seeing. The anatomy lab itself is not a "dungeon," although it is in the basement and the stairwell that leads to it is really hot. Once inside, it was fine except that it felt a bit too crowded. Also, I didn't like the comments we were getting from students passing us by (like, "oh it's interview season" "go to law school" "don't listen to anything they're saying")" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I've seen cadavers before, but I didn't realize we were going to see all the students working on them in the anatomy lab. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Really chill, friendly environment. Wonderful place for a first interview because it wasn't intimidating at all. " Report Response

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