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  • Renaissance School of Medicine - Stony Brook University
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Stony Brook, NY
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 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 was the most interesting question?

"Why do you think so many female medical school applicants are dancers? Is there a connection?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you communicate in an emergency to a woman from Laos who doesn't know English? What if a 12 year old told her parents she wasn't sexually active and then told you she is pregnant and then asked for an abortion?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over SDN, my AMCAS, which helped because my interviewer knew my application quite intimately." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone I encountered at this school was exceedingly friendly. It seems to be a very supportive environment. I was also impressed by the MD with Distinction possibility for research in the humanities. Only four people to a cadaver, a mix of clinicians and basic science PhDs teach the first two years, which I think is a plus. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I wish I had seen more on the tour-- we had to ask to see the anatomy labs after the tour was over. Also, I wish it was closer to NYC, but that's just the city-girl in me talking. Otherwise quite a beautiful area." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I left Stony Brook feeling as though it could be my first choice. The day was well-structured, not much waiting around like at SUNY Syracuse and Downstate. I got there at 10:30 interviewed at 10:45-12, ate lunch, and toured until about 1:30. Students dropped in to chat and very friendly, as were all the staff I met. SUNY SB benefits from being part of a large university. " Report Response

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