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  • SUNY - University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Buffalo
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

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

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

"Tell me about a time you had to give someone bad news. How did you do it?" Report Response

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

"Have you ever altered your opinion about an ethical issue? (not sure if that was exactly the question, but it's close)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your best friend." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None- everything I was asked is mentioned on this website. I was ready." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This website; re-read my AMCAS and other app materials; read up on the school; read up on ethical/medical issues; got plenty of sleep." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school has nice facilities. Everything is at least adequate if not excellent. The people are very nice, both at the school and in the city. WINDOWS in the anatomy lab! The new curriculum seems quite good. Numerous affiliated clinical sites provide a wide range of 3rd/4th year opportunities. The students all seemed very happy. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Buffalo isn't the biggest of towns. Students from big cities may have a hard time adjusting to the lack of entertainment. All the students recommended going to Toronto for the big city stuff. Although it wasn't bad when I was there, it supposedly does get quite cold. I like snow, but if you don't, if might be rough for you." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It can be easy to miss your interviewers' names. One of mine had a name tag, the other quickly introduced themselves. Thank-yous should be sent c/o the admissions office. I was prepared for the essay at lunch, but most of the rest of my group was caught off guard by it. No big deal, as long as you know about it in advance." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"One of my interviews was excellent- the interviewer was very helpful and very open about their own experiences in school and in medicine. The other was nice even if there didn't seem to be as much of a connection. Definitely prepare answers for every single question other interviewees have mentioned, they WILL be asked. Some interviewers also throw in hypothetical ethical questions, but those aren't what's on the standard question list." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/11/2002

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