SUNY Downstate Medical Center Interview Questions in Brooklyn, NY

Updated May 15, 2015
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY).

    Interview

    The interview process went real smooth... The HR recruiter was very polite and patient. she made the atmosphere very comfortable.... I answered all her as is. Two weeks later she called me back in for a second interview and I got the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your self? How would you handle a anger customer?   Answer Question
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    Senior Research Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY).

    Interview

    I received a call from Human Resources 6.5 months ago stating my start date would be the following Monday morning. Later that day I received an e-mail from Human Resources stating "We will not be able to use Monday as an official start date for you. I will notify you when the Research Foundation will be able to appoint you to the payroll." I have been informed that there is a problem regarding the grant for my position. Human Resources suggested that I contact the department. The department suggested I contact Human Resources.

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    Graduate Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY).

    Interview

    Volunteer work, good GRE scores

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    Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY) in April 2011.

    Interview

    Met with the department chief who interviewed me and gave me a tour of the department where I met the staff.

    Interview Questions

    • Would I be willing to attain certifications relevant to the position in the near future?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. An offer was made and I accepted.

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    Medical Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY) in November 2010.

    Interview

    One interviewer grill you for about a hour.

    Interview Questions

    • Why downstate and not another very similar school?   Answer Question
    • It looks like you are into research, if so why come to downstate?   Answer Question
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    Senior Staff Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY) in October 2010.

    Interview

    The hiring process was very long..from the time I was interviewed until actual hire took almost one year. The interview process entailed: initial interview with senior administrator of the department, chief of service, chairman of department, group interview with division during committee meeting

    Interview Questions

    • what did I know about live kidney donation and transplantation   1 Answer
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    Medical Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 10+ months. I interviewed at SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY) in February 2009.

    Interview

    One interview and they look at rest of application as a whole. Interview obviously depends on interviewer and can vary widely. I had chief of surgery as interviewer and he was rough, asked a lot of difficult questions. Interview has huge weight. The rest of the interview day was good. I heard some people had very easy interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Interviewer asked why i took a vacation when I could have worked or did volunteer service. Tough to answer since he was the type of person who was a workaholic.   Answer Question
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    Resident Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY) in February 2008.

    Interview

    1:1 interview with Program Director and Associate DIrector. Standard questions: Why our program?, What are your plans? Why are you the right candidate?

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    no

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