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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?

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 is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What do you like to do in your spare time?" Report Response

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

"When did you first decide that you wanted to go into medicine? " Report Response

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

"Other questions pertaining specifically to my application. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing in particular. The session flowed well and the interviewer aimed to get to know me as a person. He asked few structured questions, even remarking that one was "stupid". " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why didn't you apply as a disadvantaged applicant? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN. AMCAS. School's website. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Great clinical exposure, diverse patient population. orientation of school toward serving the community. Students were content there and chose Downstate over other institutions. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The long wait between lunch and the afternoon interviews. Didn't get to see dormitories or the university hospital (for good reason - the students doing the tours were volunteers and had a schedule). Also, interview was rushed b/c interviewer had an appt. scheduled after me. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it wasn't as bad as people have made the school out to be. Anatomy labs were much smaller than I thought they would be. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Besides having to hop off the train and into a cab due to technical difficulties on the subway, I had a great day. The other interviewees were nice, and we had a chance to talk to/get to know each other before we went on the tour. We received a very brief orientation session of about 15-20 minutes, and then spent some time with two med students, who took us on a tour and had lunch with us. Then, we had afternoon interviews, but only after sitting in the interviewee room for over an hour. " Report Response

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