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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?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"The questions all came from a list he had in front of him. They could all have been answered by a quick glance at my application, which the interviewer had not read. More than a few were redundant. Some were really asinine, like 'How did you prepare for the MCAT? Self-study or prep course?' Does that really matter?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"There were no difficult questions, but the interview was still painful because it was so tedious going over the things I'd done item by item as the interviewer wrote them down on his legal pad. What was the point? It was all right there on my application! He also cut me off if I started to explain in detail what I'd done, as he was only interested in dates and general descriptions. All in all a total waste of an hour." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Just read your application and be ready to present a condensed version of it offhand, for the sake of your own sanity." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The admissions people were nice. I didn't experience any of the negative energy other applicants seem to have." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interviewer was a nice guy, but obviously didn't take too much interest in who I was as a person. The anatomy lab and hallway were literally freezing cold, and the facilities were generally run down (but not horrible). The school assigns 8-10 students per cadaver for anatomy, which seems like way too much. Why pay the same as the other SUNYs for less than half the resources?" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it would be a total waste of time and money." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"DON'T BOTHER!!! " Report Response

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