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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?

5 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 was the most interesting question?

"My interview went nearly 2 hours and was very closely focused on my file. So all questions pertained to my past experiences. I guess the most interesting question was how I responded living in NYC on 9/11." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Why some of my grades dropped during college." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Played video games." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interview was SO relaxed and positive. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities are really run-down, the building was very poorly ventilated. It seemed like a very depressed atmosphere." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Make sure you bring your own bottles of water as they don't serve refreshments in the waiting room. Also, how long I would have to wait between the tour and the interview...2 hours!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview itself was wonderful. My interviewer really knew my file and was the nicest lady in history. It was very much a conversation and she clearly seemed to be on my side as far as getting me into school. I don't know if I can see myself at Downstate though. It is just such a depressing environment to spend four grooling years of hard work. However, I do not agree with the previous poster who said its not worth going if it was your only acceptance. I actually think they have a strong curriculum if you can handle the facilities/location. Fortunately I have other acceptances." Report Response

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