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

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

4

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/Where did you apply to and why buffalo/why did you major in Anthropology (or nonscience)/Do you know what a typical day is like for dental students" Report Response

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

"We represent you so what would like us to tell the adcom on your behalf?" Report Response

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

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you hate about dentistry in 10 years?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you have any questions for us?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, former students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Got a thank you email from the school after the interview and a personal call from Dean Brown congratulating me on the acceptance" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"How old the lab and the building was. The weather and location just plain sucks. The city of Buffalo is pretty poor." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That we wouldn't have a tour of the library and the dinning building because it would take too much time. Also for the city buses, you would have to pay EVERY time you transfer to a different one (unlike nyc)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Loved the program and how nice the admission committee was, but wish it was in nyc." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

3 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?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

JFK

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

3 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?

11/15/2012

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?

1 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Have all those interviewing sit side by side against a wall while we wait (like NYU's interview) rather than inside a classroom and facing the board. It was so awkward and quiet because of that since we were so far away from each other." Report Response

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