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  • SUNY - University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Buffalo
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2 (adcom and a 4th year student), then with the dean seperate

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)?

"Why dentistry and not medicine?" Report Response

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

"What have you done to show you can handle the workload of dental school?" Report Response

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

"What do you want us to tell the other admissions members when we meet?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you do in your free time?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The writing sample before the interviews, what was a driving force that lead you to dentistry" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website, interview feedback, past UB dental graduates." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How nice everyone was, happy the students are, and quality of clinic training." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"You no longer get your own clinic chair, they are changing to an 8 chair pod system" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"During lunch (after the interviews) you sit down with other members of the interview committee. While it is relaxed, stay polite and treat this time professionally." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"When you find the perfect fit you will know it. Good luck." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

University Manor (next to campus)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/2011

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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?

"I would have loved a longer tour and being able to see the lecture halls" Report Response

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