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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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 was the most interesting question?

"Becoming a doctor involves certain lifestyle changes. How do you plan to adapt to these changes?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"If you got in at SUNY Brooklyn, would you go?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, MSAR, website (which is a joke), re-read primary and secondary apps" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The neighborhood was much better than people said it would be" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school is totally dilapitated. The student tour guides knew nothing about the school. One student told me he only studies 1 hour/day, and "plays video games" on the weekends....and he gets straight A's. Must be a rigorous curriculum! The lecture hall that students spedn their 1st year in is falling apart. The anatomy lab is hidden in the basement and is completely cramped." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How bad the school is" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Facilities were aweful. Neighborhood OK. Students didn't show much cohesiveness at all. Tour was a joke. Lunch looked like it was made by the Dean's wife 5 minutes before we got there. " Report Response

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