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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?

3 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?

"The questions were pretty standard. The interviewer wanted to clarify some discrepancies in my application, so that's what we talked about." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"I did not have much shadowing experience, and therefore the interviewer wanted to know why I was so sure that I wouldn't turn away from the first unpleasant sight I see as a medical student or physician." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read the interview feedbacks from SDN, the school's website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I found the admissions staff and interviewer very nice and helpful." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The shabby condition of the buildings." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"This was my first interview, and so I wish that I had looked more carefully at my AMCAS application." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, the experience was not as stressful as I thought it would be. The staff in the admissions office was very warm and welcoming, and their attitude made my first interview a much easier experience. Both my interviewer and the other interviewers I had seen were easy to talk to, and seemed very happy to be at Downstate." Report Response

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