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SUNY Downstate Medical Center Interview Questions

Updated Dec 9, 2014
Updated Dec 9, 2014
11 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Senior Research Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
  2.  

    Former Employee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

    Interview Details

    It was very simple and straightforward. I did not actually apply for the position; management knew me outside of work already and the interview was more of a formality. I was a very young person and they asked me basic questions about school and I was informed about my day-to-day responsibilities.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Graduate Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

    Interview Details

    Volunteer work, good GRE scores

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    All involved were friendly, forthcoming and follow through was prompt. Communication was seamless and all my questions were answered within 24 hours no matter what the question was regarding. All managers involved were professional and courteous and all HR representative were friendly and well informed. Good experience over all for me.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions. All questions asked were just based on them learning about your experience and what you would bring to the table.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    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?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. An offer was made and I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Medical Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Senior Staff Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    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   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Physician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    around 2010 - disorganized; willing to pay above market rate but are not looking for leaders; not a center of progress or innovation; they are looking for bodies to bill medicaid.

    Reasons for Declining

    Not willing to provide the resources to build a modern program.
    No leadership nor vision @ CEO level or anywhere below.

    Declined Offer
  10.  

    Medical Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 10+ monthsinterviewed at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Resident Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    no
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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