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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?

No change

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 the school

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What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe a very difficult personal situation and discuss how you handled it and what was learned from it." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"same as above" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read through SDN. Also, I made sure that I was very clear on everything I presented in my application and how it applied to me. You have to really "know yourself" in order for an interview to go well, in my opinion." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Downstate sees very interesting cases and services a very specific population. By practicing medicine there, you are definitely able to make a difference." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Though you are able to work with an under-served population, the surrounding area seemed a bit scary to actually live in." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Apparently, Downstate is very strong when it comes to producing physicians that end up on the faculties of other schools. I believe they said they were #7 in the country." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I was pleased with the experience. The people in the admissions office were very nice. My interviewer was a really nice person, and he even offered me his home phone number in case I had anymore questions. We did have much in common, though, so I wouldn't say for sure that he does this for everyone. Still, it made me feel comfortable. He said positive things about the school but was honest with its shortcomings. Had I not wanted to attend a different school for personal reasons, I would have seriously considered going to this school." Report Response

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