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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?

1 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

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)?

"Just get to know you questions like how do you study, how did you prepare for your mcats, some application questions about my grades, community work, volunteer work, etc." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"There were no real interesting questions asked. But just basic get - to - know you questions. It was more of a conversation rather than an interview." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing difficult. Most questions can be found on this website." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, re-read AMCAS app., Downstate Website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The kindness of the admissions staff and esp. the interviewer. I was expecting the worst interview but came out feeling pretty good. The tours were pretty good as the tour guides were very friendly and answered every question thrown at them. The tours were also more extensive than other schools I have visited. The early clinical exposure given to students, and the diversity of cases seen at the hospital. Plus CHEAP TUITION compared to other med schools." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Of course some parts of the building are run down (b/c it is old) however I feel that if you can still learn the same material the same way as everyone else then the ambiance isn't really a bother." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Bring some water with you because it is a long time before lunch and there are no refreshments in the waiting area." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Initially, I went to the Downstate interview feeling really stressed because of all the negative comments that I read on SDN. However, I found those comments to be false. The staff at Downstate is very friendly, esp. the Associate Admissions Director who even took the time to answer some questions after my interview. I was very impressed by how well prepared the interviewer was regarding my file. I spoke to other students at the interview and they also said they were surprised at how nice the interviewers were compared to what they read about this school on this site. " Report Response

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