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  • SUNY - Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Stony Brook
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about your research experience (not specifically about my topic, that was a question from my second interviewer.)" Report Response

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

"[Being from the city] Do you think you'd be able to adapt to the Stony Brook campus lifestyle?" Report Response

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

"You speak [language], how well? Can you write in it? I got a lot of bonus points for this one, since I could both write and speak [language]. "I'll put in a good word for you, we need students like you."" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you do in your free time? (I know this isn't a very interesting question. Most of the people here weren't very interesting.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities. The sim lab is very beautiful and modern. Patricia Berry, the woman in charge of admissions, is a sweetheart and is very helpful." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Oh God. Only one D4 student seemed genuinely happy to speak to me/attend the school, and this was only after we had begun our conversation. [Nobody seems very interested in anyone else] Also, the homogeneity of the students. The students were essentially archetypes of one among four personalities. It looks like this is the kind of school that just grabs students based on their grades and their resumes, less so on their character. Also, you're out in the middle of nowhere. The city is about two hours away and heading there seems to be out of the question for most at this school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I should have left the city with two hours available for my trip. There was nasty traffic on the LIE." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This school gets a 0/10 on the diversity scale. I wouldn't feel comfortable attending here simply because of where I'm from. I feel like I'd get depressed. Some of the faculty members have an air of elitism, but from what I've seen it wasn't really reflected in the students." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

2/24/2014

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

No Response

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Great staff, very friendly. No suggestions, keep up the great work." Report Response

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