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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)?

"Why medicine? When and how did you know you wanted to go into medicine? Why Downstate? " Report Response

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

"What are your hobbies? How do you study? How many hours a week do you study? Tell me about your family. What do your siblings do for a living? " Report Response

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

"Tell me about your different activities. Clarify what you did during each summer. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The questions were quite standard and most of them you can find on this site. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None of the questions were very hard. My interviewer just asked questions to clarify what was written in my application and about my reasons for wanting to attend medical school at Downstate. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read this site, my primary/secondary application, NY Times, and the Downstate website. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"All the negative comments written on this site were WRONG. I had a GREAT time visiting Downstate. Everyone was very nice, welcoming, enthusiastic, and answered all the questions I had about the school (even about the negative criticism on this site). The physicians and staff at this school are incredibly dedicated to the Brooklyn community and strive to uphold their mission to serve those who otherwise would not receive good medical care. Downstate offers so many options in early clinical work, study methods, and extracurricular activities. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My experience was extremely positive. I had a great time talking with my interviewer. She was fantastic and made me feel so comfortable during the interview. The student tour guides were very positive and made sure all questions were answered. You can tell they really enjoy medical school." Report Response

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