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SUNY - University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
SUNY - University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
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SUNY - University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (UB-SMBS)
Allopathic Medical School
Buffalo
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  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 165 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 3 6 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $38,250
  • Non - Resident Tuition $63,260
  • Application Fee $65
  • AVG MCAT 513
  • AVG GPA 3.8
  • LIZZYM Score 69.5

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Medical Admissions
  • 131 Biomedical Education Bldg.
  • Buffalo 14214
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

UB's goal is to prepare its graduates to enter and complete graduate medical education, to qualify for licensure, to provide competent medical care and to have the educational background necessary for continued learning. The School's curriculum is designed to provide a general medical professional education that permits students to learn the fundamental principles of medicine, to acquire skills of critical judgment based on education and experience and to develop an ability to use principles and skills wisely in solving problems of health and disease. Emphasis is placed on the student's ability to learn through self-directed, independent study throughout their professional lives. We provide a broad-based clinical education in both ambulatory and hospital settings with a strong core curriculum in primary care and an exposure to all the specialties.

Curriculum

Grounding you in the sciences fundamental to medicine, our organ-based curriculum emphasizes self-directed learning and trains you to think critically and solve problems individually or as a team—skills you’ll call on throughout your professional life to make informed decisions for your patients. During your first year at UB, you’ll learn many of the core concepts that form the scientific basis of medicine. Our basic sciences faculty teach our foundation courses in a lecture format, though occasionally you will work with your classmates in small groups. During the second semester of your first year, and throughout your second year, you’ll learn about organs and functional systems of the body in clinical context. These interdisciplinary modules integrate the basic molecular, cellular and organ system processes with mechanisms of disease. In your third year of medical school, your education and training takes place primarily in our affiliated hospitals, where you will provide care in a variety of settings to patients across the socioeconomic spectrum. Your fourth year consists largely of electives. This arrangement individualizes your training as you continue sampling possible career choices, refining your clinical skills and preparing for residency. With the guidance of a faculty adviser, you will choose from our 200-plus offerings in such diverse specialties as anesthesiology, radiation oncology and neurosurgery.

Facilities

Unlike many other medical schools, the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences does not own or operate its own hospital facility or clinical practice site. Rather, it has organized a consortium of affiliated hospitals offering a wide range of clinical experiences and training opportunities. This provides a unique opportunity to provide a broad-based learning environment. Our affiliated institutions include: Kaleida Health (Buffalo General Hospital, The Children's Hospital of Buffalo, DeGraff Memorial Hospital, Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital), Erie County Medical Center, Sister's Hospital, Buffalo VA Hospital, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute and the Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics Center for Computational Research.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 128
Negatively 10
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.37 158

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.68 113

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The only suggestion that I have for the admissions committee is to possibly have the length of the tour cut down. While I found the tour to be insightful, the tour took over two hours and we didn't even get to see the entire school. The tour guide was extremely friendly and provided a great history about the school, but it was too much information before the interview itself." More from this Member | Report Response

"A little bit more of a "multimedia" presentation would be nice. At times the tour discussed interesting history, but I would have loved to have a student tag along and give some student specific info." More from this Member | Report Response

"Shorter tour .. financial aid workshop" More from this Member | Report Response

"PLEASE! Make the tour shorter...it is way to long!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give us more food!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work!" More from this Member | Report Response

"You're amazing people, keep it up!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Breakfast and coffee maybe? It's a long day :D Otherwise, the admission office was stupendous with a" More from this Member | Report Response

"Shorter tour--it was nice to see everything but some of the discussion could have been done elsewher" More from this Member | Report Response

"The only suggestion I would make is to prepare a specific schedule for interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Super-friendly and genuine people!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The lunch was a little lacking..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Include a Map of grad school campus (North I believe) in the interview packet." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give James Rosso a raise because he is amazing. His enthusiam made me incredibly excited" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very Very Enthusiastic! Keep it up!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be friendly :=)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Coffee! Some of us are addicted :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None - it was a truly positive experience!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Ethical question about a parent refusing to vaccinate their child." More from this Member | Report Response

"what I would do if a mother refused having their child vaccinated?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions other people left here don't matter. Just be yourself, and have a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an ethical issue in medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why you and not the other students who are here interviewing you today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you felt passionately about something and you disagreed with someone else. What did you do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could invite anyone over for dinner, who would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the reason for the sharp turn around in your academic performance?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about "x" activity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know what happened to Michael Jackson (referring to his propofol overdose)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why SUNY Buffalo?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer asked a lot about ECs, stuff from my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the progression of careers you've wanted to do throughout your life. (Then he gave me his example-cowboy b/c he though was cool, etc...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a great, non-scientific book you've read in the past year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little bit about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should I choose you for an MD/PhD program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? (both times) If you were accepted, what would make you stand out? What was your college experience like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the current health care reform?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about X activity. A lot of questions were based on the AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deliver bad news to someone?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about x experience from your AMCAS file." More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you first begin interested in medicine and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All very general questions mostly asked just to get to know you. SDN questions is helpful but DO NOT memorize your response. Be natural, be yourself and you'll do great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Basically look through the questions on this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you want to be on the front lines in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first interviewer basically asked me how I would fair against Ivy League Students. He questioned my GPA (3.96overall 3.92sci) because I go to a small, private and relatively obscure OOS university." More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss x AMCAS activity, discuss x course." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just go through ALL the questions down the feedback list. All is asked (IF you get my interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you sure that you want to be a doctor, even though they put so many hours into what they do and only getting very little money for it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a good book you've read." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your current job..." More from this Member | Report Response

"General questions about resume" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you interview from the news and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What volunteer experience solidified your desire to enter medicine? What would you do if you didn't get into medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you disappointed someone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your best friend. How would your best friend describe you? If you could interview anyone in the news, who would it be and what you would you ask?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a problem of humanity in the world" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you had to deliver bad news to someone. and what did I do to prepare for it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"1. Clarify some things in your application. 2. Tell me of a time when you experienced poor communication and tell me how you overcame it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"a lot of discussion on my brain research" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do at your research job?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"my research experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools did you interview at already?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name something you are passionate about." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name characteristics of a good doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Design a study to estimate the # of physicians who quit smoking in the past year (have unlimited funding). Why Buffalo? Any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you given up to be here? " More from this Member | Report Response

"interview somebody from the news" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteer experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why buffalo?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What happened the first time (I'm a re-app)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What person from today's news would you like to have dinner with? (I hate these questions for some reason - it's everyone or no one)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteer experience? Was it ever depressing being around sick people all the time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"if you could interview anyone on the news who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could interview anyone, who would it be, why, and what would you ask that person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"when's a time you were in a group and someone did something morally wrong, what did you do" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had problems with your roommates? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a time when someone was very angry at you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a specific situation when you went out of your way to help someone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you interview and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Seriously there's a whole big list of questions if you just read through the other feedbacks. They're all on a list (including the infamous "how many gas stations" question, which I didn't get even though I prepared for it!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you delivered bad news." More from this Member | Report Response

"specific questions about my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you had to go against something you believed it, although you knew there would be negative consequences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you stood up for something you believed in, even though you knew there were negative consequences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of questions about my background, very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe negative and positive aspects of your volunteer experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your best friend describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"From the student: he asked questions related to my file (volunteer experiences etc)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you had to compromise..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many gas stations are there in the U.S.? Be prepared to give a very detailed explanation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your current job." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book I read. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a social issue." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you changed your opinion about something." More from this Member | Report Response

"what are 2 of your qualities that will make you a good physician? [the essay]" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about a time in which you witnessed someone doing something or saying something inappropriate, what did you do about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your parents?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you had to deliver bad news" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name some of your strengths and some of your weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a social problem and propose a solution." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you estimate the number of gas stations in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had to deliever bad news?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Buffalo? Why Med school and not research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time someone got very angry with you. How did you respond and how did the situation pan out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the best part about volunteering? What is the worst part about volunteering?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about a funny childhood story" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you estimate the number of: gas stations/mammograms performed/deaths due to lung cancer in the U.S." More from this Member | Report Response

"What two characteristics do you possess that will make you a good physician? (essay)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a funny story about your childhood." More from this Member | Report Response

"describe a situation in which your views were in opposition to the views of the majority" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your favorite and least favorite food (random)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Characteristics of a good/poor physician. What unethical conducts have you witnessed and what did you do about it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"POP Essay question (before lunch): what are your favorite cd, book, and tv show and why" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you think a physician should posess?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should prisoners on death row get air conditioning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the 3 most important qualities of a good doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"what 3 qualities make a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just like what others posted. Its standardized - you will get 7 -8 standard questions. Rest is about your application and small talk." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you considered any other careers besides an MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the questions had to do with my background and AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is a negative aspect of being a doctor? How do you think you will deal with that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you find out how many people die from lung cancer each year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a time when your friends were doing something wrong? What did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a best friend? Name one good quality and one bad quality." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your father. ...about mother. WHy med? Why Buffalo?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your best friend ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have I ever had to break bad news to someone and how did I deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an ethical dilemma you had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you had to break bad news." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you were in a group and someone did something unethical. What did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you measure someone's percent body fat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe a social problem in the US today and how it should be dealt with." More from this Member | Report Response

"asked me a specific question about my extra curriculars" More from this Member | Report Response

"I picked out some interesting courses from your transcript. What can you tell me about these classes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethical questions were interesting and pretty laid back (I think)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What if a student tried to give you a list of the questions on an upcoming test. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you an avid reader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who has been the biggest influence in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me a detailed explanation about "x" activity, and I will let you know when I think it's detailed enough." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me as many one word descriptions you can that describe a good doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important social issue today (not health care), and how would you begin to solve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is a positive and negative experience you've had with other physicians? Why? What'd you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine your patient is talking about you to his or her friend. What would your patient say about you, as his or her doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"List a few qualities of your ideal doctor, afterwhich I had to rank them." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was activity X like? We then trailed off into travel experiences and personal exp." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your MCAT score improve so dramatically? (I took the test twice, and he asked me about my score improvement and what exactly I did)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you went out of your way for someone." More from this Member | Report Response

"We talked about the Buffalo Bills for about 10 minutes..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about a time you had to stand up for something you believed in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about x research experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you dealt with a patient that was violent?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is a manhole cover round?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could interview someone in the news right now, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Does absolute power corrupt absolutely?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when one of your beliefs changed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the blue.. no off-the-wall questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, nothing interesting, but basically got ALL questions asked down a whole list of questions (which is basically a compilation of ALL questions collected from interview feedback questions listed from SDN) Questions I thought were not relevant in determining candidacy as a med student or fit for school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't really think there were any "interesting questions". Buffalo asks questions from a sheet of standardized questions that the committee expects the interviewer to ask during the interview. The standardized quesions are behavioral type questions. The purpose of the questions are to guage how you react to specific situations. Some quesions were: What was the most stressful event in your life and how did you handle it?, What did you like to do as a child for fun?, Have you ever had to do something that you knew was wrong, but was necessary?, Who is someone from the past or present that you would like to interview/meet?, What are your best qualities; your worst?, etc... I was not asked any ethical questions during my interview, but that is not the norm at Buffalo. Every person who was interviewed the day that I interviewed was bombarded with ethical questions (one person was asked what would you do if an old person came to the emergency room and you knew there was no hope for them, but the family insisted on prolonging the life of this person.). So, I would definitely brush up on current events and how to deal with questions where you will be given a scenario where you have to make life or death type decisions. Don't stress out to much, they are not asking for the right answer; they are looking to see how you reason through stressful situations. Know yourself, your personal statement, be up to date with current events- if you adhere to these, you should be fine. SUNY Buffalo asks you to write a short essay in 10 minutes on a selected topic. They change the topic often. Don't stress out, they don't expect you to write an award winning essay. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the longest and the shortest muscle in the human body?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if your friend, who worked alongside you as a doctor too, had written a questionable number of prescriptions for patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So what do you think about sampling by pharmaceutical companies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If helping people is the #1 thing about being a doctor, what's #2?" More from this Member | Report Response

"''Name a social problem, and how to fix it.'' " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you hit a deer on the road, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your worst roommate experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could interview someone in the news, who would it be and why." More from this Member | Report Response

"How does the medical establishment affect the doctor-patient relationship?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of questions about my overseas experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could interview someone in the news, who would it be and what would you ask?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a social problem" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was asked a lot of questions about my faith since I had that I was Catholic in my application: Can people be good without believing in God, How can you believe in evolution if you believe in God, etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"None particularly interesting, basic questions about my academic stuff and a few things in my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"what did you think about the super bowl?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you think a student could prepare for being a doctor without having been a performer (I have, and throughout my application emphasize how much it helped me)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I would do the whole process again!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you name a time you failed at doing something?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the best part of being a physician is? Also, if you were a med student and it was the first day how would you feel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you prepare a study to determine how many doctors have quit smoking in the past 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name the characteristics of a good doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many gas stations in the U.S?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing interesting. interview #1 was more conversational, interview #2 was almost nothing more than going through the ENTIRE laundry list of Buffalo's questions (see prior feedbacks)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The lady asked me about my MCAT score and she asked me what religion I am." More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked how I felt about certain issues taken directly from newspaper clips he pulled from his pocket" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you made a mistake as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think scientist came up with dates for things such as fossils before carbon 14 dating was discovered?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was mostly a discussion with few specific questions about my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a funny story from when you were a child. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were running a medical practice with John and Jane and I heard a rumor that John was giving out too many scripts for drug X and also female patients were uncomfortable with him behind closed doors, what would i do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever doubted your decision to enter medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a time when someone was angry at you and how did you react?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not like any of the questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you go about estimating the number of pizzarias in the US... it wasn't bad they didn't want an exact number" More from this Member | Report Response

"I told him I worked in developmental biology and he asked if we did experiments with fetuses and moved cells around....WHAT? I explained that we didn't do experiments with humans....." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will your greatest accomplishment be as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions I was asked were similar to the ones posted on this site. Nothing unusual or too difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could interview anyone at all, who would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how many gas stations in the country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers had several articles from the newspaper describing current events with moral/ethical implications (most were not medically related). He described the situations and then asked me to discuss my thoughts on them. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to interview anyone in the news, who would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you go about figuring out how many doctors quit smoking in the past year, or something to that effect" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you get easily distracted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What social issue is of most interest to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the thing, looking back 4 years, that you would tell yourself to do differently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I am arabic, and was asked about my background." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your best friend. Hint, they are really asking you to describe your own qualities, it's just disguised in this format. So don't say something silly like, "Well, my best friend is great but she like, is ALWAYS late and really lazy." I think they might give you a rejection if you answer like that. Think of qualities they might like YOU to have. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a funny story that your best friend would tell about you (I didn't answer the question...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"(Many interesting questions about my background)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had no interesting questions. You get interviewed by a student then another interview with a Professor. The student came off arrogant (like he had some other place to be) and had a case of the "short-man" complex. The questions the student asked came from the standardized list. I did not have any of those crazy questions like "how many Mcdonalds are there in the US". It wasn't a conversational interview at all, just question, my answer, then another question etc... My Professor interview was eh. He didnt bring my file or the list of questions (probably the reason for not having the crazy questions). He was one of those "brillant" unorganized people with no social skills. So it was a big waste of time and I knew it wouldnt be good when they came to present me to the committee. I did get in off the wait-list but with my experience decided not to attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you take your SAT's twice? This question seemed very random, and the interviewer actually really dug into my answer. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Level of appropriate treatment and luxuries provided to U.S. inmates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you have to give up to get to this point in your career path? Do NOT say "partying". My interviewer said that is a common answer that kills an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I intergate my Masters degree into a future practice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your best friend. Now, tell me about the traits in your best friend you would most like to emulate. Oh, and there was this one, too: Tell me about a time you've accidentally insulted someone. What did you do/say? How did you react when you realized you had offended the person? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to tell the admissions committee about you? Why didn't you apply last year? [tie]" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you determine the body fat percentage of an individual (without calipers)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time in which you were tempted to do something unethical." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something interesting that I may not know." More from this Member | Report Response

"You are very different from any of the other applicants i've encountered. You're sweet and gentle while they tend to be aggressive. Do you think that you will have trouble keeping up with them in med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever not given someone help when you had the opportunity to do so?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a boyfriend? (The question was soon thereafter retracted.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Has there ever been a time where your patience was tested? How did you react?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you go about estimating the actual number (not percentage) of doctors who have quit smoking over the past 20 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about my personal statement.." More from this Member | Report Response

"If for some reason you could not be a doctor, what would you be happy and satisfied doing with your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a social problem and how would you attempt to correct it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if I turned on the hot water faucet in a house & no water came out? Where would I look for the problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you have witnessed someone doing something immoral and what did you do about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How I would allocate the health care budget." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one good and one bad characteristic you have witnessed in physicians through your experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of situation questions "Can you tell me about a time when" you were under stress, you had to share bad news, reacted to someone who was nervous or anxious, compromised, dealt with an unethical situation...and on and on" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many people die of lung cancer each year? (I understand the 'though process' goal behind these questions, but seriously..." More from this Member | Report Response

"how many mamograms are given a year in the U.S?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me a funny story from your childhood" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any bad roommate experiences? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think that there are more female than male medical students today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a situation where you had to defend your morals/opinion/ethics." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you estimate the deaths from lung cancer in a year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a standard list" More from this Member | Report Response

"all sorts of ethical ?'s. look out" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you go about vaccinating a small and large population in response to a smallpox attack?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you get through a dissappointing time in your life (it was the essay)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you have to sacrifice to be where you are today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a funny incident from your childhood." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is a negative aspect of being a doctor? How do you think you will deal with that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did not like about teaching that made you choose to enter medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"recall a funny story from your past" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are sewer manhole covers round? (It sounds entirely irrelevant but I assure you, I was asked this question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions that were most interesting to me had to do with my background. For example, one interviewer asked me to clarify some of the chronological events that happened in my life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever changed your opinion on something? What is it and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So I see you were an actor growing up , please tell me about that? ( I used to act in movies and films when growing up )" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I go about finding the amount of deaths due to lung cancer per year without using the internet or a similar source." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your best friend" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could meet anyone in history, dead or alive, who wouuld it be? " More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions are pretty much posted here, they even stated in the interview they are posted on the internet." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change one system besides health care, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your best friend." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all pretty interestin and broke up some of the monotony of the interview circuit." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorate family vacation? Meeting Mickey Mouse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research; Have you ever had to give someone bad news, what did you do and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could interview any living person outside of Bin Laden and Bush, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"1) How would I vaccinate the US population in the event of a smallpox attack? 2) Do you think McDonald's is responsible for much of the country's obesity problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you discover if the post-9/11 anthrax attacks were instigated by Americans or by terrorists from other countries?" More from this Member | Report Response

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Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
5.83 6

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

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4.00 5

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
6.83 6

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

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5.80 5

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

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What do you like most about this school?

"-Most professors are very approachable and make themselves available in the pre-clinical years. -Pre-clinical lectures are recorded. -Early clinical experience and ample community volunteer opportunities. -Student body is likely one of the most friendly and "team oriented" in the country. -Rotate through a diversity of hospitals and hospital systems (VA, County, Private, Research, Catholic, etc). -There are ample research opportunities. -World Class Simulation Center -The school is expanding and building a huge new state-of-the-art facility for 2018. -Strong emphasis on patient care." | Report Response

"Nothing" | Report Response

"The administration goes out of its way to be supportive of their students although it's too early to gauge how useful it will be. They try hard though and I appreciate it." | Report Response

"I felt like the professors were very accessible in the first 2 years. They were sure to give us plenty of time to prepare for Step 1. The clinical faculty are typically very engaged in medical student education, particularly at ECMC, the VA, and BGH." | Report Response

"The Dean and everyone who work in Medical Education. Tney honestly care about the welfare of the students. Many professors host weekend help for any student who wants it." | Report Response

"The opportunities." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"-Lectures are not oriented towards "high-yield only material," so integrating proper USMLE review is really on your own time. -Current (pre-2018) facilities are a bit run down. -Residencies associated with the university are going through a change to revamp quality. However as a medical student, this won't effect you too much." | Report Response

"Very little support to the student. Blacking on things that student did not do or was right. Office of medical education was terrible" | Report Response

"There are so many typos in lecture notes and a lot of problems with lecture recording. It's also very far away from the big cities." | Report Response

"Too many hospitals in the clinical years. I was mainly at Children's and ECMC, but during the course of my MS3 year went to 5 different hospitals." | Report Response

"The weather is cold." | Report Response

"Some students are arrogant." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Avoid this school if necessary" | Report Response

"It's a decent place to go to school and it's not very competitive although people do like to do well." | Report Response

"I felt like UB was what you made of it. I did well on my boards, got research experiences that I wanted, and went to an excellent residency in my chosen field. It is not a high-pressure place, so self-motivation is important if you're at UB. Also, the school leaders are very approachable and a great resource." | Report Response

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