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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?

6 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"The interviewer pretty much told me I got in. As long as you get at least a "9" on each section (minimal score of 27), you are going to get accepted. However, he told me many students reject their offer because of the location so he bluntly told me if I would be comfortable living in the area and I told him I'm from Queens so it was ok." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"AMCAS" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very good school with great facilities. CLinical exposure is one of the best in the state. Trauma Center and ER is always busy." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The neighborhood. You can't live too far from the school. Medical students told me that getting mugged or people asking for money is rampant. You need to be in the school/hospital, or stay in your residence that is close to the school. You just don't feel safe there." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The part of Brooklyn that Downstate is located is notorious for crime/gang activity. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interview went well, they didn't ask any hard questions, just the basics. However, I hated the environment. I felt like someone was going to rob me and current medical students told me that you WILL get robbed/mugged at least once a year, if not more. You have to live close to the school so that your life revolves around classes and then straight to your apartment. Places to go out for weekends are to Queens, Manhattan, or to the better parts of Brooklyn. This is a great school, but the worst possible location." Report Response

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